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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,421 Volunteer Moderator
    Austin Weber singing an Abba song while standing in a Japanese river.
    Warning: includes scenes of singing not in a river.




  • WildtWildt Posts: 2,266 Valuable Player

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,319 Valuable Player
    One of my favorite bands of all time is back with a new cd Armén. I started listening to them in 1990 in college. Now they've aged a bit - they're from Sweden, originally two medical students (according to an article, not sure they ever finished their education):



    Got this delivered from Belgium today - and no, not gonna sew that stuff onto my jacket nor will I ever wear that metal pin:



    I think they kick harder than ever - maybe age and experience help seeing things more clearly, lol:


    Get the limited edition here - they ship worldwide, and these small bands will greatly appreciate any support:

    https://alfa-matrix-store.com/Pouppee-Fabrikk-Armen-Limited-2CD
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,155 Valuable Player
    Lamb of God released a song this month that touches on the Pandemic. The breakdown towards the end is sick af,



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  • WildtWildt Posts: 2,266 Valuable Player
    edited April 29
    Zenbane said:
    Lamb of God released a song this month that touches on the Pandemic. The breakdown towards the end is sick af,

    I actually never listened to those guys before, even though they aren't exactly a new band lol. (I'm totally out of the loop regarding new metal acts).
    That song is simply oldshool, well made, classic metal in my book, and really hard not to like! Good stuf! :smile:

    ..but on a completely differen't note, GoGo Penguin just released a couple of songs from their upcoming album, and recorded a little live session. Can't wait!


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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,155 Valuable Player
    Lamb of God's early albums are amazing. This song is great, but their last few albums feel a bit regurgitated.

    I have seen them live about 3 times. They are just amazing musicians and performers.

    That GoGo Penguin band is interesting. The second song there is pretty badass.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,421 Volunteer Moderator
    Yay, a new Little Big video!


  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,674 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    Lamb of God's early albums are amazing. This song is great, but their last few albums feel a bit regurgitated.

    I have seen them live about 3 times. They are just amazing musicians and performers.

    That GoGo Penguin band is interesting. The second song there is pretty badass.

    I'm a huge fan of As the palaces burn and Ashes of the Wake and also in agreement that they've fallen off quite a bit since then. I think I liked two songs off the last album lol. I do like two of the 3 singles so far so we'll see how the rest of the album goes. I've seen them twice myself and they do put on a good show.


  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,155 Valuable Player
    pyroth309 said:
    I'm a huge fan of As the palaces burn and Ashes of the Wake and also in agreement that they've fallen off quite a bit since then. I think I liked two songs off the last album lol. I do like two of the 3 singles so far so we'll see how the rest of the album goes. I've seen them twice myself and they do put on a good show.

    Yep! Palaces and Ashes are phenomenal albums. They created such unique and powerful sounds in nearly every song.
    In the end though, even the greatest of the greats can run out of new ideas. It happens to everyone. We can pretty much see exactly when other great artists stopped creating new sounds and started re-using their own formula. Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer. There's only so much "newness" that can come from one mind.
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    I only just realised the competing hypno dancer is actually Yuri Muzychenko from The Hatters.
    The Hatters is another russian band that is signed to the Little Big Family record label.
    (The fact that his outfit is covered with "The Hatters" should have clued me in earlier)



  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,319 Valuable Player
    edited May 16
    I'm not a great fan of music with no lyrics, but couldn't help thinking that Chainreactor could have improved the music in Alyx - that is, Alyx has several great industrial tunes, but everything could have been slightly more adrenaline pumping here'n there...







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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,155 Valuable Player
    Nice choices on the dance tunes. Maybe someone can add those to Alyx in a new Mod.

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 15,155 Valuable Player
    kojack said:
    I only just realised the competing hypno dancer is actually Yuri Muzychenko from The Hatters.

    I'm really loving these videos you're digging up. Satirical music is a favorite of mine. Like the older Wierd Al and Richard Cheese stuff.



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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,421 Volunteer Moderator
    Zenbane said:

    I'm really loving these videos you're digging up. Satirical music is a favorite of mine. Like the older Wierd Al and Richard Cheese stuff.
    Weird Al is a legend. Awesome stuff.

    One of the things that I really like is when an artist doesn't take themselves too seriously and has a sense of humor.
    Having a great (especially funny, clever or unique) video has often gotten me hooked on artists that I otherwise would have ignored if I just heard the song on spotify. For example I got into Little Big because I saw their video for Big Dick and it was hilarious. Then I saw Hateful Love, which I wouldn't have liked as much as a song but the video just had such a unique artistic look to it that I was hooked and wanted to see more from them.

    Here's a few videos that I can pinpoint as getting me into bands. All of these got me hooked on a band's music regardless of other videos they made, and that I might have ignored otherwise if the video didn't get my attention. (I've probably posted some of these before)
    Fear & Delight by The Correspondents (lots of clever videos)

    Honey Bee by Steam Powered Giraffe (I didn't like the song on first listen. But the video intrigued me, so I watched it again and the song got in my head. Now I love it)


    We Come Together by Goldfish (many of their videos are great animations by Mike Scott)


    Money by Mystery Skulls (Mystery Skulls Animated is even better, and has a 4th episode due in october)

    Eros and Apollo by Studio Killers (they have kickstarted a pilot for an animated tv series about a Matrix style war in the internet between cats and porn!)

    Rock It For Me by Caravan Palace (although most people probably know the Lone Digger video better)


    Stop, Drop, Roll by Can't Stop Won't Stop (Devin Graham does a lot of cool action videos and often uses CSWS music. CSWS became one of my most common playlists while on the train to/from work)


    Genghis Khan by Miike Snow


    Nameless World by Skip The Use (I love the art style)


    Starlight by The Supermen Lovers (lots of unique videos and so much groovy music)


    One More Time by Daft Punk (I knew some of their music and videos before this, but Interstella 5555 turned me into a fan)


    On'N'On by Justice (slightly NSFW)



  • WildtWildt Posts: 2,266 Valuable Player
    edited May 20
    @RuneSR2 - didn't know Chainreactor. Good, solid, no nonsense stuff. It's *SO* demoscene though, which is why I like it quite a bit! :lol:

    Totally unrelated, I was just sitting here relaxing to a Mammal Hands YT playlist after a run, and noticed the comments in the "Boreal Forrest" vid about the sax player never breathing. I was always just so mesmerized by the music that i never gave it a thought that he couldn't actually play like that without pausing to inhale.. but then I learned about "Circular breathing" - I didn't know that was a thing! :lol:   I'm such a noob :blush:

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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,319 Valuable Player
    edited May 20
    Wildt said:
    @RuneSR2 - didn't know Chainreactor. Good, solid, no nonsense stuff. It's *SO* demoscene though, which is why I like it quite a bit! :lol:
    Btw, Brian has the goods and like any great pusher, you can pick up the stuff at his apartment and save the shipping  B)

    http://www.braincorp.dk/index.php?n=catalogue&s=show&t=556ae36d85785172

    Of course that might only work if you're living in Copenhagen or close - he lives quite close to where I work :-)

    I haven't supported him for some time, maybe I should, but due to VR I rarely sit down and listen to music anymore  :(  
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 5,319 Valuable Player
    edited May 20
    Concerning electronic music with no lyrics, one of my old friends (he introduced me to Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly when I was 16) just mentioned he's become fond of Boris Brejcha. It's a bit too soft for my taste (=not something I'd buy), but it does have potential:




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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,503 Valuable Player
    I've just discovered this guy's YouTube channel. He does reactions to 'old school' songs (so basically anything from the 60s, 70s and 80s mainly).

    Just seeing the joy in his face when he listens to some fantastic bands for the first time really is a joy to watch. So good, and he seems like SUCH a nice guy too. Watching him discover Steely Dan gradually was beyond awesome!



    Here's his first taste, Aja from the album of the same name.
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