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Thecoasterrus

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I guess so, but I think some of the music sounds like post hardcore and a little nu-metalish. I love those genres, but I am so used to them being American bands that a cockney voice is kind of jarring for me.

It's just a weird mindset I have.

*turns out they're not cockney.

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Will

Strata Poster
No - I don't get Enter Shikari either - oddly I have a Facebook memory from this day ten years or so ago where I'm complaining about them.

You mentioned Bayside recently - I played a bit more today and decided they sounded like Alkaline Trio would if Alkaline Trio weren't **** - also reminded me a bit of Silverstein's Discovering The Waterfront album, which I'd have loved if I'd discovered it 5-10 years earlier!


I liked the Deaf Havana song you posted the other day as well, so may investigate more when I'm in one of *those* moods. 'Work' currently basically involves sitting with headphones in for 6 hours a day, so I'm open to experiments.
 

nadroJ

CF Legend
*turns out they're not cockney.

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They're what I would call 'Cockney-adjacent' - they're from St.Albans which is essentially made up of 2nd/3rd Gen Cockneys who moved out of London to the 'countryside'. It's essentially where I grew up and how all my family sound (especially if we're shouting or angry) so I guess it's not as jarring for me!

@Will I find Silverstein a bit whiny for my taste but I'm always willing top investigate further. My friend Ashley loved Bayside when we were at Uni and I never really gave them a second glance until very recently!

Deaf Havana are excellent, I've very much enjoyed rediscovering them recently!
 

FarleyFlavors

Mega Poster
Remember Bananarama?

Yeah, they were pretty terrible, if inexplicably popular. You'll hear better singing from a pissed up hen night at a karaoke bar.

Anyhoo, I was watching The Queen's Gambit recently and up popped what I thought was a cover version of their hit song Venus.

Turns out the Bananarama version is the cover. And the original is really rather decent.

(It helps somewhat that the singer is a drop-dead gorgeous kohl-eyed Dutch hippie chick).

 

Will

Strata Poster
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You learn something new every day... Alas, the track's that old that I gather the singer's been dead 15 years.

Back in... 2007, I would say (so he won't even remember) - @SaiyanHajime recommended these guys to me - and I randomly remembered them today, thinking they fit the current mood. I gather they've changed singer, so no idea what anything post-Dressed Up As Life sounds like...
 

Sandman

Giga Poster
I quite enjoy ambient electronic music, and one of my favourite artists/bands of this genre is Boards of Canada.
Always enjoy sticking the headphones on and zoning out to many of their albums.

This track is a good'un.
I enjoy this accompanying video montage too (ripped from the experimental film Koyaaniqatsi). Works well together in an unusual, reflective way.

 

Sandman

Giga Poster
I dunno where the footage is actually from, but it's definitely not Koyaanisqatsi.

Let me rephrase, inspired by Koyaanisqatsi.
I recall a particular sequence of aerial footage from Manhattan, which coupled with the Philip Glass soundtrack, had the same weirdly nostalgic vibe.
 

FarleyFlavors

Mega Poster
Let me rephrase, inspired by Koyaanisqatsi.
I recall a particular sequence of aerial footage from Manhattan, which coupled with the Philip Glass soundtrack, had the same weirdly nostalgic vibe.
Ah, sorry, I misunderstood.

Great film. I once saw it with live accompaniment by the Philip Glass orchestra and choir.
 

Will

Strata Poster
I've rekindled my fondness for Sonata Arctica over the last couple of months - I usually end up digging both them and Nightwish out as soon as the weather runs cold. Tony Kakko's lyrics range from silly to preposterous, but for some reason they've always spoken to me. The only downside is that I think I can count their 'happy' songs on one hand...

...turns out shouting 'Eleven little littermates... ANIHILATE' is still as much fun as I remember it being :D

Reckoning Night and Ecliptica remain the best albums, if anyone's interested.

(There's an old CFer I used to discuss ridiculous lyrics with - and I've just read the lyrics to My Dream's But A Drop Of Fuel For A Nightmare, and seriously... wtf...?)
 

Will

Strata Poster
Me again :D

I've been rather self-indulgent today and listened to songs that mean something to me (ever seen the film High Fidelity?) Firstly, sticking with Sonata Arctica, I remember someone I shall refer to only as a Twat in a Hat commenting on Don't Say A Word - 'if you were a Disney villain, Will - this would be your villain song'. Personally, I identify more with Caleb but that was still a rare moment of perceptiveness on his part...

We all know that I'm a big fan of Gabrielle Aplin (pre-Dear Happy) when I'm not trying to deafen myself, but I played this track today for the first time in AGES and realised how fond I am of it. There's a lyric in there that reminds me of one of the better nights of my life - and another that reminds me of one of the worst...

This track reminds me of someone I thought had broken my heart when I was 14/15... I'd forgotten there was a version that features samples from The Shining, for some reason... (Hey Katy - how's being a therapist for people I imagine are a bit like my teenage self working out for you?)

I don't remember anything about the film, except it's very long and it rains frogs, but this track from the Magnolia soundtrack really speaks to me - to the point that her accent sounds like she sings 'I'm a Garner' at one point:

...then I had to do some work, switched back to metal as I had a PB of 8,000 keystrokes per hour to beat and remembered Amorphis exist. They're relatively unknown outside of Finland (though I've seen a few t-shirts at DT gigs) - anyway, I like these two tracks.
 
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Will

Strata Poster
Bloody charity red-tape means very few people ever actually heard this, but...

(I will now proceed to get off my arse and do some 'real world' things...)
 

Will

Strata Poster
...so, as if I wasn't emotional enough this week, Amy Lee has decided to cover one of my favourite songs from my childhood


(Not that I knew what the hell 'Jaguar Days' meant then. Or now...)

Years ago, my friend had a very silly musical number in an equally silly play and it has an annoying tendency to play in my head when I'm trying to sleep. Especially poignant just at the moment.
 

solarfall

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I've been OBSESSED with this band ever since I caught their set at Levitation 2021 in Austin. Just really incredible post-punk/goth rock from Dallas area.


They dropped a new album on the 3rd too, if anyone is interested.
 
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