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Ever get goosebumps?

post #1 of 29
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While at home bored today, I listened, and I mean really listened, to my music. Closed my eyes, laid down, and just immersed myself in my music.

Very pleasing experience and I'm sad to say I don't do that enough; though I'm sure that will change eventually

Anyway, while listening to the Sherlock Holmes score by Hans Zimmer, I got to the album only title: Psychological Recovery, 6 Months. Being my favorite song on the CD, I sat back and was ready to be blown away.

18 minutes of eargasm The instrument separation is amazing, the details superb, the bass hitting hard and the instruments sounding as clear as ever. I clearly remember not 1, not 2, but 5 different shivers running down my body caused by the music alone.

Amazing.

Care to share any stories or songs?
post #2 of 29
Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff - Scorched Earth

When it turns from the previous song into this with the keyboard entry, my hair stands on end and I get chilled. It's really quite amazing I think. It doesn't generally persist throughout the whole song, but I love the feeling.

Yes - Relayer - At the Gates of Delirium

At ~14 minutes, the main melody just makes me feel so great, it's very climactic. I don't know if I get so excited in music as that.

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Originally Posted by Young Spade
While at home bored today, I listened, and I mean really listened, to my music. Closed my eyes, laid down, and just immersed myself in my music.
I always listen like that (bold, meaning that it's on my rig). I don't listen as often or as much as a lot of guys here, but when I do, I try to make it count. I'm not a endowed with the ability to multi-task, so I can't even listen to music and do homework or anything at the same time. I find that I focus on one or the other, and I regret missing the musical component if I don't focus on the music. I listen for details, so that's probably one of the issues I have.
post #3 of 29
I reckon not many people have played Crysis Warhead and noticed how catchy the tunes are.

YouTube - Crysis Warhead - Hovercraft Pursuit
YouTube - Crysis Warhead O.S.T - Airfield Hero Theme
post #4 of 29
I always get goosebumps when listening to The Big Money by Rush. Something about the bridge and guitar solo that gets me every time.
post #5 of 29
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@logwed: Yea I find myself multitasking and not paying attention to the music a lot, although I do sometimes when I really want to. I have a lot of time to listen to music but I love coming on here and posting in threads and reading about equipment so I'm listening 80 percent of the time I'm doing that.

After today I am sure that I'm gonna listen more intently on my music

It's amazing what 400 bucks along with some time and motivation can get you
post #6 of 29
This song gets me every time...

YouTube - Pelican - Australasia - Australasia

Best band in the world IMO
post #7 of 29
Yep, regularly. Especially when I have time to listen, which has been infrequent lately.

The most recent example was with Black Foliage, by the Olivia Tremor Control. I got the album and spent a few weeks listening to it in the car during the commute. Loved it. Then I got some free time, finally. So I cued it up on the Zana Deux and HD-800.

I heard all sorts of detail I had been missing and it left me in bliss from beginning to end.
post #8 of 29
I do that often, close my eyes and just get lost in the music... Forget about the problems of daily life, and soon realize how abysmal it all really is once escaping in the album. Hymnvs by Hoedh does this, just leaves me thinking of life in general, about the bigger picture and sometimes it can be kind of a downer... Either way I love the feeling, and enjoy listening to my system with this album, and keep thinking to myself how lucky I am to have found this hobby! Cheers,
post #9 of 29
Looks a lot of us like to close our eyes while listening. I am a part of that group also, it really helps me concentrate on what i'm hearing.

I have a big thing for guitar solo's, they always send goosebumps down my back.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by logwed View Post
Van der Graaf Generator - Still Life - Scorched Earth

When it turns from the previous song into this with the keyboard entry, my hair stands on end and I get chilled. It's really quite amazing I think. It doesn't generally persist throughout the whole song, but I love the feeling.
Funny... I was going to post two Peter Hammill moments: "Arrow" from Godbluff and "Disengage" from Robert Fripp's Exposure. I just finally plopped down for all the VdGG remasters, so I'll give Still Life a spin for comparison.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
The most recent example was with Black Foliage, by the Olivia Tremor Control. I got the album and .... it left me in bliss from beginning to end.
OMG that's some crazy sh*t! I am so gonna get this.
post #12 of 29
It has been mentioned many times before, Pink Floyd. I don't really like 'Dark Side Of The Moon' but one time in the right mood I skipped the first three tracks and just listened and I was stunned by the music.

Try 'Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' for its sheer madness, otherwise 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' by Coldplay really gets me. I don't play Coldplay that often, but when I play their album, I'm somewhere else.
post #13 of 29
I too close my eyes alot listening to my favorites. I find my smooth jazz makes me go off into dreamland the easiest. Fourplay, Spyro Gyra, Rippingtons, Special EFX, Gregg Karukas, are amongst my most played CD's. I just got a CD yesterday by Special EFX called Butterflies and track 9 called "If Only" is absolutely wonderful.
post #14 of 29
Cloud Cult's album Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes). I can't listen to it without getting that chill, tearing up, and grinning from ear to ear like a dumbass.
post #15 of 29
Simple Things by Zero 7 has some momments, especially the femal lyrics on Destiny. Awssome. Goosebump city.
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