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Sun, 15 Feb 2009 21:33:12
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I've been meaning to do this for a little while.  This is kind of off-topic but everybody likes music of some shape or form so I guess it's relevant to most people.

I'm thinkng it'll br nice to get a diverse mix of recommendations and to see where everyone is coming from musically.  I will aim to link up at least a sample of whatever it is i recommend, just so people can listen and see if it may be for them before spending hard earned cash.

anyway... first recommendation to hopefully get this thing a-rolling ...

Bvdub (actual name Brock Van Way) from San Fransisco USA is an artist most commonly labeled as dub techno.  so this is electronic music, very deep, very atmospheric and rather emotional.  he is a bit of a personal hero as he manages to make tons of beautiful music whilst working full time (he translates from chinese) and he is also an ardent gamer and also trains in thai boxing,

the piece i uploaded for you friends is the b-side off a 12" ep called "a moment's piece".  i chose it mainly because of the title but it is typical of his work.  it is called xiayu.  hope you enjoy.

bvdub - xiayu

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Sun, 15 Feb 2009 22:33:37
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I've been blogging songs from around the world (and yes, it will continue despite the absense).

Primarily I am all about the Japanese music; the most recommendable of which I would give to m.o.v.e, whose music is upbeat and semi-techno.  My selection from them is this:

move - Fly Me So High

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A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams. I like the Sir Andrew Davis recording. Yes, it's classical music, but it's very atmospheric with some choral singing and lyrics. Great stuff!

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Mon, 16 Feb 2009 06:18:04
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A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams. I like the Sir Andrew Davis recording. Yes, it's classical music, but it's very atmospheric with some choral singing and lyrics. Great stuff!

Can't go wrong with classical music

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Burount: Paradise proved you can! How the managed to find recordings of Handel without any of his energy I'll never know. They also managed to get terrible recordings of Mozart. It boggles the mind!

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Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:18:28
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yep there is a lot of awesome classical music.  i'm mostly into 20th century minimalism.  here's a piece by arvo pärt (it's actually a tiny extract but you'll get the idea).

by the way this is on youtube, as my previous recommendation tells me nobody wants to be bothered to download anything.

arvo part - tabula rasa

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Fedor's and Aleks Emelianenko's former entrance music piqued my curiosity about Era. 

Recently I have been listening to these two:

ERA: enae Volare Mezzo

ERA: Ameno

Fedor's new entrance music is pretty badass as well

oy, to ne veche

It's a Cossack folk song. Cossacks are awesome

I also like Serbia's Eurovision songs

The first being

Zeljko Joksimovic - Lane moje

Marija Serifovic - Molitva 

That's all, for now

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Right, Foolz said how much he loved the porno music in house of the dead so i hereby proudly offer you ...



PORNOSONIC!!!

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Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:55:52
If you guys can track down the live version of Donny Hathaway's The Ghetto, you will be inspired.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 01:57:23

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Right, Foolz said how much he loved the porno music in house of the dead so i hereby proudly offer you ...



PORNOSONIC!!!

It's like all my Christmases have come at once!

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Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:12:01

A better way to do this thread would be if you guys were on

http://www.finetune.com

It's a free site where you can pick tracks from albums to make playlists. It's really good and you can just share your username and we can listen to your selections.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 02:46:27
gamingeek said:

A better way to do this thread would be if you guys were on

http://www.finetune.com

It's a free site where you can pick tracks from albums to make playlists. It's really good and you can just share your username and we can listen to your selections.



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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:39:43
Yeah really niche or foreign artists are hard to find. Most major artists though it lists like all their albums and tracks for you to pick.

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Sun, 26 Apr 2009 16:41:04
Please do yourselves a great favour and download and listen to the soundtrack to the masterpiece that is World of Goo.  The music is written by Kyle Gabler who is one half of 2D boy and was responsible for designing various aspects of the game itself.  It's mostly done by just himself using midi.  It's a work of rare beauty at times reminds me of big movie soundtracks (moricone) at other times some of my all time favourites like blade runner.  also reminds me of music in the films of tim burton like the nightmare before christmas and james and the giant peach (also the art style of the game reminds me of those films as well)

He made the music available as a free download because people kept asking for the soundtrack.  Please LISTEN
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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:15:24

I think I DL that ages ago but cant seem to find it on my drive.

Now we are coming up to Summer let me reccomend Lalo Schifrins Bossa Nova Groove album. It's the coolest cats.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:24:36

gamingeek said:

I think I DL that ages ago but cant seem to find it on my drive.

Now we are coming up to Summer let me reccomend Lalo Schifrins Bossa Nova Groove album. It's the coolest cats.

i love bossa nova.  i will look that up

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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:48:06

World of Goo music is really GOOd Nyaa

Okay back to showing my awesome taste.

This Majora's Mask music video has an awesome song

Full Moon by Sonata Arctica. 

Heroic Age Anime had an awesome opening song. I found the music video on youtube. Check it out.

Gravitation by Angela

Man that girl has an awesome voice. That guy looks like a girl though, ughh!

Heroic Age Opening subbed, just in case you want to know what the song is about or if you can't stand girly men.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:22:23

bugsonglass said:

gamingeek said:

I think I DL that ages ago but cant seem to find it on my drive.

Now we are coming up to Summer let me reccomend Lalo Schifrins Bossa Nova Groove album. It's the coolest cats.

i love bossa nova.  i will look that up

Wow I just searched, the price has shot up, it must be rare now. £18 in the UK with some US guys selling it for $76?

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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 22:52:23

gamingeek said:

bugsonglass said:

gamingeek said:

I think I DL that ages ago but cant seem to find it on my drive.

Now we are coming up to Summer let me reccomend Lalo Schifrins Bossa Nova Groove album. It's the coolest cats.

i love bossa nova.  i will look that up

Wow I just searched, the price has shot up, it must be rare now. £18 in the UK with some US guys selling it for $76?

i'm listening to it now.  i like it but it's a little too much on the virtuoso/jazzy side of bossa for me.  think i prefer it a little funkier or more laid back.  groovy cat though i agree

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