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mumboking
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« Reply #2130 on: September 23, 2019, 04:26:25 PM »

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« Reply #2131 on: September 23, 2019, 04:28:22 PM »

Didn't realize we had one of these sorts of threads.

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« Reply #2132 on: October 10, 2019, 06:21:54 PM »

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« Reply #2133 on: October 11, 2019, 05:22:45 PM »

I just discovered a series of popular tunes & themes that are played in an opposite key. After listening to several of them, I was absolutely fascinated by how extensively a key change can completely change the tone and feel of a piece of music.


For example, check out the theme to Chariots of Fire played in a minor key. Thanks to the change, it changes from a hopeful and inspirational tune into one of desperation and slight despair:





Then there's John William's Superman theme in a minor key, which now sounds like a super-villain's theme:





On the other end of the spectrum, Darth Vader's Theme played in a major key is chock-full of auditory sunshine and rainbows:




And finally, George Michael's / Wham!'s Careless Whisper is more like Carefree Whisper when performed in a major key:



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« Reply #2134 on: January 18, 2020, 09:23:57 PM »

Even though it's been a week since I learned of his death, I recently celebrated the life of Rush drummer & lyricist Neal Peart by doing a marathon of my fave Rush tunes from Moving Pictures to  Test for Echo:











This one's for all you Tempest fanboys out there.









By far the most viscerally powerful tune in the Rush discography,
combined with scenes from the concentration camp liberation episode of Band of Brothers,
makes for by far the greatest fan-made music video ever posted on YouTube.


































What really sells me on this one is the lyrics,"I'd rather be a tortoise from Galapagos,
or a span of geological time." How & why da eff did he come up with that?!



Although the world is now a little poorer from Peart's passing, he helped make the world a better place with his lyrical genius. Godspeed, good sir!


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« Reply #2135 on: January 20, 2020, 10:14:18 AM »

Good to see some love for "Stick It Out" (underrated song!), and "Test For Echo" which is an underrated song AND album. And yes, Peart's loss is unfortunate, but he gave us so much, that we can always go back to these works for inspiration.

I've been going down the YT rabbit hole after discovering the early 80's movement of Japanese "City Pop" about a month (or so) ago. Currently (as in, while writing this post), I'm listening to this:



But I keep going back to this album, over and over:



Subsequently, I preordered the forthcoming vinyl re-issue by Ship to Shore Records, as well as the CD box set that includes this, and their 2 subsequent albums. So addictive!

However, I'll probably be shifting gears soon, because my favorite band, Onmyo-za (also from Japan, strangely enough) released a new box set that includes remastered versions of all 16 of their albums, and a bonus disc with some older songs re-recorded:



If the name sounds oddly familiar, you might know their most recognized song, "Kouga Ninpocho" as the intro to the Japanese anime, "Basilisk" from the mid-aughts:



Here's the full song, if that tickles your fancy:



I love that both videos include Romaji, so you can follow along with what Kuroneko is singing. She's amazing, and based on the live videos I've seen, and both of the DVD's of the band I have, she's on-point in a live setting, as well. Amazing band, and one that I've really enjoyed over the last decade plus. Glad to finally have their 1st 3 albums to listen to. The band has also done the theme song for the sequel series to the original "Basilisk" anime, the track "Ouka Ninpocho"



I'm reading that the new anime isn't great, but the song is.
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« Reply #2136 on: February 04, 2020, 12:59:41 AM »

Been gettin' my funk on with several (mostly) '80s R&B/Soul jams, with a focus on synthesizer-heavy hits, with the occasional smattering of that good ol' robot-voice vocalizer thingy that was so novel at the time. We're talking The Gap Band, Midnight Star, and oh so many more:












This"rock" is anything but robotic.










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