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Waaaaa! Epic post once again!

 

But I'm too le tired to read... just got off a 12 hour flight...

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That was great. That was amazing. That might be the best entry I've read. That isn't to say that I abhor all of your other entries with a fiery passion. I'm just another one of those rabid Boris LP collectors.

 

Honestly, there's so many things that struck home there. The Boris, the shoegaze, the complaint about the fanbase. The shoegaze. Boris. God. Of all the places, Boris comes up on a niche audio forum.

 

Actually I feel a bit guilty. I feel as if I'm belittling the effort made into what I've read above by simply gushing over it. Perhaps this deserves more than just praise, it deserve quiet appreciation. I realize this probably wasn't written with the intent to invoke something this explicit, or to elicit this sort of response. Or perhaps it was, who knows - well you would. Nevertheless, thank you. As a devout fan. This was one of few write-ups I've read anywhere that really got Boris. That really got the way that I get Boris. Thank you.

 

I still have yet to read the rest of the post beyond the shoegaze part but I just wanted to record these thoughts down less I lose my ability to articulate them later on. I get emotional when I read well-written things.

 

Who knows what goes on inside a fan's mind, really. When I settle down, I'd like to respond to the Praparat thing.

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Hey Muppet that post was kinda short...compared to a Proust novel. Love the Moss packaging...and I share your love for things intricately packaged...it is almost sexual. Like sexy clothes are often sexier than thr naked body.

Liked the Nightwatch reference.

Anyone here is a Mads Mikkelsen fan?
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Thanks MF for adding more bands for me to check out and listen! Another epic post, loved every detail of it (even if I had to look at some words in the dictionary... ;-)) Lovely pictures of your Abyss set-up... Holy...

 

But I have one question, how do you gauge listenability on these tracks, especially when using gear so revealing like the ones you use? I mean, I have listened to a couple of tracks (of your early Diary posts) and I found some of them to be harsh on most of the headphones I have so I haven't lost myself in some of them yet.

 

Anyway, just curious.

Just added:

 

Boris
Nadja
The Goslings
Jesu
Godflesh
Pluto
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

 

to my list in order to test some tracks. (I'm at work, no youtube or any streaming services here ;)).

 

 

Thanks.

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MF, it sounds like you would enjoy the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games and the Metro games. Though they are more FPS than adventure. And, I think you'd dig the Thief series, too....

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Did we all run away from intimidation out of a post of that magnitude?

I certainly did. 

"The Muppet Syndrome - when one experiences the inability to post subsequent to an intellectually-exhausting post from MuppetFace."

I was going to talk about how I got my VC02 loans in today - I can't even do that now.

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lol. Information overload :P.
 

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Without actually reading, one could mistake MF's post for the Baghavad Gita based on the length.

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If you guys ever really want to understand some of the more  grey areas of the metal subculture you should all take the time to read Romy's past couple of music posts. They're very informative concerning some of the wild characters who have shaped the genre and fashioned some of the sociological constructs within the culture. Metal wasn't born out of it's own bubble it was cultivated from other forms of extremism in other music genres. I wish some of the younger metal crowd would read her posts.

 

Hey Romy, here's a request for you. How about a nice post involving some of the early pioneers from the late 60's through the 70's into the early 80's involving doom and how it's branched into it's various sub genres and why. I'd love to read your thoughts involving bands such as Witchfinder General, Trouble, Pagan Alter Cirith Ungol and early Candlemass. St Vitus would also be a nice band worth covering. Just a request madam, no pressure.

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I'm looking forward to her coverage on hip-hop/soul that she teased about towards the end. There actually is a resident rap thread on this forum and while most of the "serious" discussion is primarily rap, there's a good vein of older hip-hop/jazzy recs there that works as a great intro for newcomers.

 

If you can shift through the random discussions it's a good place to learn more, really. My only qualm is that there's no defining guide nor structure to it all - one would actually have to read the whole darned thread. Also it's amazingly off-topic (half of the posts are just banter/spam), though not so much as of recent. 

 

But my semi-mainstay is shoegaze/noise so I'm definitely happy that she's covered the former. You know, she went over to the Anime thread back when I had recently joined there, somehow it devolved into noise/avant-garde talk. Stuff she pulled out made me firmly realize that, "wow, this is one cool-arsed human being".

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Originally Posted by 333jeffery View Post

MF, it sounds like you would enjoy the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games 

Shadow of Chernobyl is my favorite game of all times. Of all times. Sonic 2 is a close second.

 

I think though, you need to let yourself be "inside" the game. I think it's one of those games where ou really need to let yourself go - you need to be curious and adventurous to really enjoy it, otherwise you'll just end up playing it very linearily and while it's still enjoyable, you don't get the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. experience you're supposed to get. There's literally a whole world explore freely. A raw, scary and vile world. Paranoia deluxe imo.

 

I've been playing Shadow of Chernobyl for years, and I can still find myself enjoying it just as much as when it was newly released. No other game really has done that for me. Haven't played the other stalker games, but I reckon they're good. Real good. I just need to upgrade my computer. I can barely play Shadow of Chernobyl with full resolution.

 

I also need to buy my wife a new Nexus 7, a new sofa table, another iPad for the family, clothes to myself, the wife and the kids, food, rent, and so on and so forth. I don't see myself playing the other stalker games for yet another month, and as I will be probably have a cut in income for some time, I don't really see myself playing them for quite a while. Unless of course... I mean, I could just buy a new graphics card instead of clothes. 

 

It's okay though, I can use weapons mods for shadow of chernobyl. Graphics mods? Not so much. I also have way too many 360 games to play before buying new ones.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 8/21/13 at 12:34am
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Without actually reading, one could mistake MF's post for the Baghavad Gita based on the length.
It s funny because I wanted to make thst joke and could not remember the name of the Bhagavad Gita so I used Proust instead.
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I'm really finding the dynamic database to be quite helpful. Really opened my eyes up. The dynamic range tools they have for the PC as well as for foobar are indispensable :). In foobar I can highlight a particular album and it will scan it and give the dynamic range of the album and make a file for it in the folder. Neat. :)

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I'm still waiting for Musicbrainz to get dynamic range calculation to picard so they can add them to their tags. As you can see I can't foresee much progress. http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/PICARD-263

 

As I mentioned VC02 came in. Damn they are clean. A bit warmer than I expected. Good air. Definitely my sig. But still feel there's something missing...might be just proficiency throughout. And a bit of a tizz. But the fact that that's the only complaint I have for this is pretty amazing. Cable microphonic? I guess not a lot of people wear their stuff from behind their back and secure the cable cinch to the back of their heads. Or use a clip.

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

I'm still waiting for Musicbrainz to get dynamic range calculation to picard so they can add them to their tags. As you can see I can't foresee much progress. http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/PICARD-263

 

As I mentioned VC02 came in. Damn they are clean. A bit warmer than I expected. Good air. Definitely my sig. But still feel there's something missing...might be just proficiency throughout. And a bit of a tizz. But the fact that that's the only complaint I have for this is pretty amazing. Cable microphonic? I guess not a lot of people wear their stuff from behind their back and secure the cable cinch to the back of their heads. Or use a clip.

 

Generally people don't like wearing IEMs over ear (most that is). Even I wasn't thrilled with the idea initially. Thought it was weird. But got use to it and definitely prefer it now :).

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