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  • Phlegm what's your favorite Zelienople album? for a long time mine was His/Hers but as i continue to dig through their discog, I think Old Ways To Nowhere has taken it's place
    January 17 02:28 AM
  • OmairSh I've always imagined lyrics to be the most difficult part. Especially fitting them within the music and making the vocal melodies sound interesting and actually make sense.......Well... good luck haha. What topics are you thinking of?
    November 22 01:23 AM
  • OmairSh Nicee, you've been productive. That's what happens when you take a break from this site :-P. That sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck with all the projects man. Nothing special at my end, preparing for the winter.
    November 19 01:33 AM
  • OmairSh Look who's back. What's up?
    November 13 12:23 PM
  • TwigTW Bowie's mugshot--best avatar ever.
    November 4 05:55 PM
  • Graveyard My email is
    October 29 04:47 PM
  • Lakes. sorry, i got your message, i don't check my email as often as i should.
    September 1 08:49 PM
  • ethos lmaoo i read that as just "beyond" without the sputnik and i was like whoa this is some real af spiritual **** going on. and lol, my life's going better than yours!! haha xDDD jk jk (srsly jk) but yeah uhh do you have facebook or something!?!? also how are you doing actually haven't seen you around in a good while
    August 29 05:02 PM
  • Lakes. there's one song in particular where i'm a little dissatisfied with the production and i'd like to see what you could do with it. i'm away from my computer right now so i'll send it your way later
    August 29 02:17 PM
  • Lakes. sure thing man.
    August 29 02:15 PM
  • Lakes. hey there, this account is unbanned now so I've stopped using the DarthMann one.
    August 29 01:05 PM
  • ethos stable! how are you doing, man??
    November 8 09:17 AM
  • Lakes. thanks, i'll look into it. i'm finding that it's getting really hard for me to avoid when i'm mixing several guitar tracks at once.
    October 8 02:24 PM
  • Lakes. hey dude, can you share some opinions on this new song of mine?
    October 8 01:58 PM
  • Lakes. i've already improved my production techniques with what i have a lot, i do need better equipment though
    June 1 05:36 PM
  • Lakes. cool, thanks man. i think the work i'm doing now tops it but i'm still proud of it. i've been thinking about going back and remixing some of the tracks for better clarity of sound too
    May 26 01:30 AM
  • Lakes. cool, i'll check it. i finished a full length album under a new name recently myself, check it out:
    May 23 07:14 PM
  • Ethics haha, yeah. found scott at the perfect time
    December 5 06:00 PM
  • Ethics love it to death. can't wait to start drift
    December 5 05:52 PM
  • OmairSh Haha yeah having a decent conversation on sputnik/the internet without any expletives, noice. Yeah I know, it's the genre tag that bothers you more than the elements.
    November 17 08:09 AM
  • OmairSh And I think the tag "experimental" could be a turn off for a lot of music listeners. Its also an umbrella term and has many variants but it does give the impression that the music isn't following any song structure, and might not have many "catchy" melodies, etc. Maybe they wanted to avoid turning off many potential listeners, if they had even thought of the term back then.
    November 17 05:59 AM
  • OmairSh And your main gripe is with the word "progressive" being used to describe a genre that might not be doing much that is fresh or unheard of. Yeah in essence the word might be being misused, for example in Dream Theaters case. But it has become a genre tag now and like all genres, it has certain core elements which its bands adhere to. I guess you need to find the elitist who slapped the "progressive" label on this music style and give him (most definitely a 'him') a piece of your mind :P.
    November 17 05:52 AM
  • OmairSh So while every progressive album isn't transcending boundaries, it is adhering to the genre template that has been set. So you can just see the word being used to define what charactersitics the music will pertain, just like any other genre tag. They named it in the 70s and I guess it stuck :P. But moderate innovations have been brought throughout the years, and thats probably why 2 bands can sound extremely different but still be labelled progressive.
    November 17 05:47 AM
  • OmairSh Yeah I see your point since the word "progressive" means constant progress. But I guess it was a little more fitting back in the 70's when bands were writing innovative music for the time. But yeah in that sense the word might not be suitable, but now the words being used to describe a genre with certain characteristics, like all the genre tags.
    November 17 05:43 AM
  • OmairSh I think the discussion should be continued here :P. Okay I think the prog genre might not have "invented" a lot of the traits which are omnipresent in it currently, but it did incorporate them quite a bit. The Dream Theater point you made about DT copying previous bands, what are you saying? That since Dream Theater are copying old bands they shouldn't be called progressive?
    November 16 06:33 PM
  • CrimsonFloyd I just listened to Deceit... Thanks a lot dude.
    November 12 04:51 PM
  • Graveyard It's really interesting stuff, don't know why I waited so long to check out his stuff.
    November 10 07:59 PM
  • skeletorissatan haha this Snide? if so youd love my comments on the None So Vile thread...
    November 6 08:00 PM
  • Graveyard sup dude
    October 25 02:33 PM
  • OmairSh Unfortunately, metalheads are easy to troll I guess.
    October 16 07:17 PM
  • OmairSh Disappointing indeed. Needless harassment.
    October 16 06:49 PM
  • KILL no i havent i'll check em thanks
    October 7 12:00 PM
  • silentpotato ive kind of learned to kind of expect that kind of ignorance from the masses tho ;] i mean look at how much of a following Elysian Fields has gotten and how few people know the awesomeness of La Mar Enfortuna and the like. their loss, at least you know it !
    October 5 04:10 AM
  • Graveyard No need for apology dear sir, I'm glad you enjoyed the track and if you want more out of the trip-hop genre just check out my list:
    August 12 03:37 PM
  • Graveyard Wow, that sounds pretty swell based upon your description. I'm definitely putting them on my queue of artists atm and I'll let you know what I think.
    August 12 03:15 PM
  • Graveyard Nope
    August 12 12:02 PM
  • Graveyard You should definitely check out DJ Krush, he has a wide array of influences that go outside the "trip-hop" label and most of his discography is pretty consistent. Also check out an artist that goes by the marker "Aim" and he as well puts out quality material:
    August 10 01:18 AM
  • Graveyard sup dude. i see you like trip-hop, what have you heard from that genre?
    August 10 12:56 AM
  • Graveyard nice labradford reference
    August 3 01:23 PM

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