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    The Eclectic Underground Dumpster

    Simon Finn: Jerusalem, from the album Pass the Distance, 1970
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    The Eclectic Underground Dumpster

    Yep, not a bad comparison. Hala Strana is one of many recording names that Steven R. Smith uses--he's basically got one name for every style that he dabbles in, and with Hala Strana he was going for a bit of a Slavic music influence. All his music is pretty top notch hazy psych folk/post-rock...
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    The Eclectic Underground Dumpster

    Not too shabby, reminds me quite a lot of Burial. Here's the opening track from a favorite album of mine, School of the Flower, by Six Organs of Admittance. Starts out sounding like it's going to be a tripped-out mash-up of free-improv and weirdo-drone-folk (not unlike some of Alice Coltrane's...
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    Lets Talk Metal

    I posted my top 50 albums of the year regardless of genre elsewhere on Head-Fi, but here is a much smaller list stripped down to metal only:   15. The Dillinger Escape Plan: Dissociation 14. Be'lakor: Vessels 13. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas: Mariner 12. Destroyer 666: Wildfire 11...
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    Your top 5 albums of 2016

    There's always the possibility that my list will change (still waiting on a couple of reviewers whose opinions I hold in high regard to release their year-end best lists), but for the first time that I can remember no year-end best lists have otherwise swayed or forced me to re-evaluate my...
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    Rate the video games you're currently playing

      Working on my first run-through still--just started the Blood and Wine expansion a couple weeks ago. The Hearts of Stone expansion is, I think, the best-written piece of game fiction I've ever encountered, and makes a strong case for games as literature. Blood and Wine has a lot to live up...
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    Tabletop Gaming?

    Alrighty, lots of pictures and play reports forthcoming:   Played quite a few games that are new to our group recently. We did not go forward with our previously planned 8 player Arkham Horror play through because its owners did come to the conclusion that it would take literally 8 hours and...
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    Lets Talk Metal

      New Testament?!?! Agggghhhh I thought I was on top of things but I'm not...
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    Rate The Last Movie You Watched

    The Babadook (2014): 9/10   As a horror film, The Babadook is a bit ****. It's just not very scary, and the silly monster design (or its poor implementation in the film proper--as it appears in the pop-up book featured early in the film it's actually quite creepy) makes what ought to be...
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    Lets Talk Metal

      Oh ****, Asphyx has a new album out?!?! I need to get on that. van Drunen is one of my favorite vocalists in death metal--perhaps my favorite, full stop.     I don't concur, but Setentia is still pretty damn good stuff, so thanks for pointing me in their direction!     Looks like...
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    Tabletop Gaming?

      Indeed, you've been quite busy.Think you may have seen more movies in the last few weeks than I've seen all year, lol.
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    Rate The Last Movie You Watched

    Shin Godzilla [Godzilla Resurgence] (2016): 7/10   I'm hardly a Godzilla expert (excluding the Hollywood films and the original, I've probably only seen a half dozen Godzilla films in their entirety, and it's probably been over a decade since I've seen the original), but to my mind this is...
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    Rate the video games you're currently playing

      This is why I love video games--for the vast differences in opinions they can generate. I think The Witcher III is a great game and Skyrim a terrible one--I can't fathom putting even 50 hours into the later, nevermind 500, whereas I've put 70 into the Witcher thus far and can easily imagine...
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    Tabletop Gaming?

    Played D&D (well, actually Lamentations of the Flame Princess with bits and pieces hacked onto it from Basic Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, and Burning Wheel) with three people over the weekend who had never played a tabletop roleplaying game before and they had a blast. They're still...
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