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Spoon - Girls Can Tell (2001)

 

A nearly perfect record! So good...

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Audeze rocks!
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Early morning, easy going.

 

Ludovico Einaudi:

 

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It's a beautiful hot afternoon in SoCal. Currently inside the listening room gettin' tidy! To help speed things along I threw on some CARS - "Candy-O." And I'll be John Brown if the chores themselves didn't begin to step in time to the music. :tongue_smile:

 

There really is magic in music!

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It's a beautiful hot afternoon in SoCal. Currently inside the listening room gettin' tidy! To help speed things along I threw on some CARS - "Candy-O." And I'll be John Brown if the chores themselves didn't begin to step in time to the music. :tongue_smile:

 

There really is magic in music!

Amen to that!

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Bassnectar- Noise VS. Beauty

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Oh, thank you for providing examples - I'm going to listen to each video using k812 reference headphones to see if more detail can be heard and I'll have your comments in mind also and I'll post my thoughts if you have any interest, though I don't want to bore or burden you.

 

Interesting brief background of Pärt, he seems quite introverted, but clearly is a character with your mention of his mystical experiences through chant music, but clearly a spiritual guy too :D

 

This relates to the first video you posted of this guy where he is talking to music students - he clearly connects or makes effort to emotionally connect himself to each note, rather than just being mechanically proficient but lacking soul, though he did say that sometimes nothing happens (I interpret this as not emotionally feeling connected to the music and other times he does connect as though this process in involuntary?)

I'm very interested in Pärt's music and like discussing it with others, so no the subject isn't boring at all. Your thoughts are welcome.

 

The way I understood the video with him talking to the students was that first he played both of the two voices separately and noted that alone they both sounded quite "neutral". I take it he means that they don't evoke much of a reaction in the listener. Then he played the two voices together and seemed to think that there was now more to the music – together the two voices had created something much more than just their sum. But he also thought that there was still something missing. Just playing the notes wasn't enough. Then he plays the beginning of the song again this time concentrating on each note. He seems satisfied with the result. Indeed it does sound very different to me. Same notes but totally different impact.

 

What he says at the very end is a bit hard to interpret, and he himself says that it's rather difficult sometimes to explain. I think what he is saying when he talks about the conductor having an upbeat and so forth, is that every time he plays the song it feels like he's starting from scratch and that in that first note he plays is somehow contained how all the rest of the notes are going to be played. Or maybe I'm totally off; like I said what he says at the end is rather difficult to follow.

 

I'd say that the parts between the notes are just as important to the music as the notes themselves. The dynamics and timing of the notes you play affect how the lingering vibrations from all prior notes you've played interact, and those reverberations dictate how every consecutive note should be played. I think playing the piece is a very personal experience for each person, and it is a meditative moment for one to look within oneself and explore themselves.

 

I don't normally care much for choral music, but Pärt's own choral works are quite divine. Below is an example of one if you are interested in hearing what some of it sounds like. I recommend listening to at least the first four minutes of it because the music isn't as monotone as at first might seem and it has many different sections and a surprising amount of depth to it.

 

 


 

Right now I'm listening to:

 

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MH20 & MzR - The Deep Beauty

 

 

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The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan 

Sounds surprisingly nice through LCD-2s

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Quick listen before bed:

 

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As much jazz and, classic rock and indie as I've been listening to and posting, I'm getting my metal fix on today.

 

Starting with the new old school:

 

2014 Led Zeppelin I remaster-CD with bonus concert disc-Paris 1969-not HD. Lots of discussion about this. All I will say, coming from my 1990 remaster complilation, I think this is an improvement. And the concert catches a hungry '69 Zep in their hey day. Whatever your opinions-clearly one of the greatest rock records of all time.

 

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This is a great 2014 modern sludge doom metal album. Really impressed.

 

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One listen-thumbs up from me.

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Go to a great live show, at one of the best sounding auditoriums in the country, and download a pristine lossless audio of that show a few days later, Thank you!  

 

The Ryman Auditorium at the above date. We were 8 rows below the soundboard so I know how sonically impressive this sounded live.

 

Daniel and the Lion and Toad The Wet Sprocket very nice warmup acts.

 

One of many bands posting live shows now, this show sounds as good as the studio mastered live "August and Everything After"

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