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    What was that? Oh, yeah, my speakers. basically every day I am going to post the album I am listening to and a paragraph about it and what ti means to me. It'll range from stuff I have known and loved to things I had just picked-up that day. I hope all of you enjoy it, and feel free to recommend me stuff (in fact, please do), and if anybody would like an up for any album, give me a PM.

    My first post will be up right after this gets a response, so I'm not double-posting.... or at least by tomorrow if this doesn't get any responses.

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    Alright, well it looks like the community is going to force me to double-post here, sorry ahead of time to all of the moderators, but the show must go on!

    Today where I am living it is a pretty chilly day. No snow of course, but a nice overview from my window of full white clouds and a bracing air that just screams winter. So what albums do I end up listening to? Some pretty calm stuff. I'll just give the run down on the three albums I've been playing this morning with a nice paragraph and that's pretty much it for today. Edit: If anybody wants an up PM me.

    1) AIR - The Virgin Suicides


    AIR - Playground Love

    This actually is a soundtrack to The Virgin Suicide's (the movie) which I have heard is great. AIR is one of the first bands I encountered on my musical journey, and thought of them somewhat like elevator music on my first listen, which is embarrassing looking back on it. This band has turned out tons of great albums, most of them being lush and layered with great instrumental underneath their electronic sounds. Some of the most calming and organic electronic music that there is out there, and although TVS's is not my favorite by them, it is a great album I would recommend to anyone.

    2) The Cure - Faith


    The Cure - All Cats Are Grey

    Another calming wintry album by the likes of The Cure. Funnily enough, AIR actually covered All Cats Are Grey on their album Late Night Tales, so needless to say this album would definitely keep the mood going after spinning some AIR. Being one of the only Cure albums I've been enticed to listen to over and over, I can't really tell you if the rest of their stuff resembles this gem or if all over I like this band... but I can say this is some really nice music to relax to.

    3) The Album Leaf - In A Safe Place


    The Album Leaf - Over The Pond

    In A Safe Place is the second studio album by the likes of The Album Leaf, which is a side project of The Locust's Jimmy LaVelle. The Locusts were a band of distorted riffs and rough edges, but Jimmy's side project here is literally the complete opposite. This is an album of meditation and tranquility, and intensely so... it's something to listen to after you've had a rough week or while driving in the rain. Great bit of music for an electronic/instrumental album, and probably the best album of TAL's discography. Suggest this for anyone who likes soft stuff.
    Last edited by Schizotypic; 12-23-2009 at 01:52 AM.

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    Double posting is absolutely fine in a journal. Which by the way, don't always receive a lot of comments sometimes. People read journals, but pass on leaving words for some reason. Not me, if I read ya I almost always leave some words so you know you got read. lol

    If you crave more of a response then I'd recommend reading others journals (or other forum posts for that matter) and leave comments/feedback.

    Okay. Now about your journal. I love the concept, and the content. All relaxing and mellow music, I like all of them too. I wasn't familiar with The Album Leaf, so I got something new from my visit to your journal which is always a big plus. You have an awesome journal start.

    Welcome.

    Loudest of Love

    I'm tied within
    I'm luck's last match struck
    In the pouring down wind

    ~Chris Cornell~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey View Post
    Double posting is absolutely fine in a journal. Which by the way, don't always receive a lot of comments sometimes. People read journals, but pass on leaving words for some reason. Not me, if I read ya I almost always leave some words so you know you got read. lol

    If you crave more of a response then I'd recommend reading others journals (or other forum posts for that matter) and leave comments/feedback.

    Okay. Now about your journal. I love the concept, and the content. All relaxing and mellow music, I like all of them too. I wasn't familiar with The Album Leaf, so I got something new from my visit to your journal which is always a big plus. You have an awesome journal start.

    Welcome.
    Thank you for the kind words, and it's good to know I can double-post in here. I did look over a couple journals, but only responded to one, as I'm like the majority (so far). As far as everything being calm, wait until a day I don't feel like calm music and I'll surprise you.

    Thanks everyone who's read for reading and don't be so shy! I would post an entry tonight of some pretty good bands, but then where is the suspense? I'll have something up in here tomorrow morning. =)

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    Okay everybody tonight is the start of some serious exploration. For 100 day that are closely consecutive, on top of me going over albums for that day, I will be writing yet ANOTHER paragraph about one band from a list of bands I told myself I would be getting into... and trust me there is a lot. So brace yourself as I brace myself for a lot of fucking music... starting in my next post which will be sometime tonight.

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    Okay here we go. I'll start with what I have been listening to tonight and then get on with the other stuff.

    1) Brendan Perry - Eye Of The Hunter


    Brendan Perry - Medusa

    Tonight I have come across and album that has gone unnoticed for some time in my Media Player. I put it on as background music while I was chilling with my girlfriend, I was going to change it, but after hearing the first song decided it was very nice. It is a the solo album of Brendan Perry of the band Dead Can Dance. It has a nice deep voice to it which sounds of the likes of a Nick Cave balled or slow Scott Walker song, pretty deep. Some interesting and very melodic instrumentation and lyrics here- a pretty damn good album all around.

    Now for the first album of that 100 I promised.

    #100) 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere


    13th Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House

    This is a pretty good album right here, I really liked it. I've mingled with the 13th Floor Elevators before but never gave them my full attention. Honestly so far they don't strike me as a band that you really need to, at best it's just pretty good blues on the guitar with some psychedelic pop thrown in there. If you like the song I'd get the album, it's all about the same. Of course I'll provide the up if ya need it.

    And there you guys go, hope everyone is enjoying so far because there will be plenty, plenty more. Up next is some jazzy hip-hop and god who knows what! Sincerely, Schizotypic.

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    Hey there everybody, I'm really diggin' some straight-up dope music today. Really recommends if you d/l this stuff or grab an up from me that you spin it on something with a fat bass speaker, cause I just set up my new stereo system to my good ol' compy and this shit is hot!

    Alright let's start with my countdown from 100 and don't be shy to share some words.

    #99) A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory


    A Tribe Called Quest - Versus From The Abstract

    Usually I'm not one for hip-hop but this shit is just fly. Lyrics are good enough to not ruin the album, unlike most hip-hop- but their not the reason I love this album. What is it? It's the fat beats. Starts out a little jazzy, which is pretty sick, but there is some really funky beats near the middle of the album... which it pretty much builds to. By the middle of this thing all the way to the very end your just stuck. It's just dope, so get it.

    #98) Bongzilla - Amerijuanican


    Bongzilla - 666bl Bongsession

    Another little number from stuff I've been checking out today. This is just great Stoner Metal, and yes it is all mostly like that song I posted... which kicks ass and you know it. Usually I'm not one for metal, but this has something that bands like Six Feet Under don't have enough of... that thing that makes you want to headbang. Well, Schizo, doesn't all brutawl metal have that? No, it's not the brewtulness of the album, it's the beat motherfuckers. Not only that, but there is some sick guitar work that you can actually appreciate, I'd say this is even on par with the likes of The Melvins. Great album though, sadly the song I posted isn't on that album, but it is their work and I fucking love it.

    Now onto just the Journal for the day.

    Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O - Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under The Stars (2007)


    Sorry, couldn't find anything from the album that isn't live... here's a different song, I think it's a good example of their style. Acid Mothers Temple - Electric Love Machine

    I had this album sent to me by a friend about a week ago, before which I had no idea they even existed. Shit is pretty tight, basically it's a half-hour electric jam session with tons of distortion. If you're one to d/l discographies only then I would hold off on this album because The Acid Mothers Temple have a seemingly endless one... but I've heard from many that they produce quality albums every time. I'd say that alone is worth a check out. So if you dig Hendrix, The VU's second album, some Sonic Youth, or any type of distortion... I'd check this out and turn your speakers on treble. Have fun.

    Alrighty, I hope everyone enjoyed reading and again don't be shy with posting, I'd love to hear some responses. I think next post will be either tonight or tomorrow morning, some sort of metal I doubt I'll enjoy that much. Well, we shall see... PM me for any up's. Sincerely, Schizotypic.
    Last edited by Schizotypic; 12-23-2009 at 04:58 PM.

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    Okay guys I barely have any time today so I'll do this real quick with an album from a while ago that I'm re-checking out and a new band I just found today that sounds pretty cool. I hope that someone out there is at least looking at this crap cause I'm totally late!

    #97) The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (2003)


    The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost

    This was an album that I got from a friend a long, long time ago. On my first listen, I liked it, but not that much. I have to say this album has really grown on me, even if it isn't the best album I own I still give it plenty of spins and the attention and love every decent album needs. Seriously, their like children. Anyway, back to seriousness, this is basically artsy pop music with particularly "indie" styled vocals. Very colorful album cover for a pretty colorful album.

    Girls - Album (2009)


    Girls - Lust For Life

    My latest discovory is some more indie pop-rock from the latest decade, and it's pretty good actually. Kind of has a DIY vibe to it like those Britpunk late 70's bands used to have. As far as how it sounds, pretty much like 90's dream-pop mixed with a punk edge. If you dig both The Jesus And Mary Chain and Siouxsie and the banshees, then this is the band for you. Enjoy.

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    Well, it's Christmas but there's some hold-up so I guess I can make time to throw out a couple albums of what I've been listening to today. Let's start with that list.

    #96) Blonde Redhead - Blonde Redhead


    Blonde Redhead - I don't want you

    Blonde redhead is a band I found through my sister, she put it on during a drive up to some mountains we were going to camp at- but it wasn't the view that made this album great, it's the originality. For instance in the song I posted, listen to the bass, it's pretty groovy. Then they throw some odd guitar work and high pitched singing- brilliant. The album varies from song to song in what they put together but the quality is always good; it's a real solid album.

    Now for what I've been spinning today just for some fun.

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy



    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Mambo Swing

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is one my of my favorite swing revival bands. Out of all genre's of music Swing, imo, is the best- it's better then sex. Although in that song sounds like something with a big blast, they range from a little jazzy at times to straight-up toe tapping Swing. I mean their sound is hard to explain, but I would highly recommend giving this enough spins to grow on you... trust me it's completely worth it. Great album... just... great.

    Okay hope everyone is enjoying the track and of course Merry Christmas! I'm off to eat breakfast. =)

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