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The dj's are COMING!
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25 by The Musikians is out now!

It's finally here! After a long wait, our 25th album is now available through Bandcamp and Mediafire. Other services and stores will follow soon!

Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/file/d772p4oi8rkjpd4/The%20Musikians%20-%202018-02-14%20-%2025.zip
Bandcamp: https://themusikians.bandcamp.com/album/25

New thread in about a week… let this only be the beginning of greatness!
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The Musikians' 25th album: revamped edition!

Hello everyone! We've made some changes to how The Musikians work. The old thread has been deleted, since no one submitted music before the deadline.

The wiki, along with our rules and about, have been modified. I highly suggest you to revisit the wiki.

Info & rules for The Musikians (MUST READ BEFORE SUBMITTING):

Submit your track in .flac or .wav format here:

Good luck everyone!
>picture unrelated
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What's the worst pop song/trend you can think of? Firefly comes to mind for me.
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What events will you attend?
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last.fm thread

Post profiles, charts, whatever
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Arranger Keyboards

Why dont you own an arranger keyboard?
You could literally be writing a song an hour in any style you want.

Dont tell me that its because "muh originality and artistic integrity." Every genre is made out of idioms and all this does is play those idioms in along with your melodies and harmonies.

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Obscure classical(Post Renaissance- Nineteenth century) composer thread.
My favorite part starts at 19:59
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What music gear would you buy if your budget was unlimited?
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Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died on Monday in London. She was 46.

Her death was announced by her publicist, who did not specify the cause.

“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” Lindsey Holmes, the publicist, said in an emailed statement, adding that Ms. O’Riordan had been in London for a recording session.

The statement said that family members are “devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said on Monday that the police were called to a Park Lane hotel in Westminster at about 9:05 a.m., and that Ms. O’Riordan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her death is being treated as “unexplained,” the spokeswoman said.

Ms. O’Riordan wrote lyrics and often music for the Cranberries’ 1990s hits, including “Linger” (which remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 24 weeks) and “Dreams,” which proclaimed both vulnerability and steadfastness. She was the sole writer of the noisier, angrier “Zombie,” a response to an Irish Republican Army terrorist bombing in 1993.


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Eminem - Revival

Did anyone check this out?

Spoiler: I support Trump and used to listen to Eminem back when he was good

Out of respect for his earlier works, I decided to give this album a listen, the same way I have listened to every album that has sucked since he began sucking. As of writing this, I have only listened to half of it. While Eminem is clearly skilled, it is doubtful that he has any idea of what people actually want to listen to anymore.

In the first track, Walk on Water (featuring Beyonce) gave me a little hope for this album as it sounded like Eminem was getting personal, talking about his hopes, fears, victories, and disappointments. The second track however, begins with a negation of all of that and he claims that since he has a mic, he is a god.

The fourth track, Untouchable, is an NWA style beat criticizing whites and white police officers. In this track he talks at length about the struggle of the black community and of white privilege. Speaking honestly, this is enough to turn me off right here, but since I am trying to listen objectively, I did not let it. What did turn me off however, was that he continuously calls himself black through by referring to blacks and the black community as "we," when in the second track he talks about the privileged lifestyle that he leads, living in a gated community where the neighbors say "hi." It came off as inauthentic and forced.
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Do, di, re….
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What are you working on now?
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Radiohead, RATM, Depeche Mode Shut Out From Rock Hall of Fame 2018

>The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 has been announced and the eligible alternative rock acts were almost entirely shut out. In their first year of eligibility, Radiohead and Rage Against the Machine, both of whom were considered to be among the favorites for induction, did not get in. Neither did Kate Bush. Eurythmics or Depeche Mode.

>In terms of alternative-minded artists, only the Cars, who mixed new wave with rock and pop to great effect in the late '70s and early '80s made the cut.

>Instead, the Hall also chose Bon Jovi – who won the fan vote – the Moody Blues, Dire Straits and Nina Simone.

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A B-Side With Your Bacon? Waffle House Has Its Own Music Label

If you drive down any interstate in the South, you can't miss the giant black-and-yellow signs beckoning: Waffle House.

These ubiquitous, yellow-roofed chain restaurants have been serving up not just waffles but all manner of Southern comfort foods 'round the clock for more than 60 years.

And for the past 30 years or so, Waffle House has also been working on a side project: making music.

"There Are Raisins in My Toast" is one of about 40 songs that Waffle House has released since the mid-1980s on its own record label — called Waffle Records, of course.

"So, it's not 'Waffle House, Waffle House, Waffle House' over and over again," she says. "It's about our food. It's about our people. It's about the things that happen if you just sit in a Waffle House and listen to the conversations around you. We try to represent all that to some degree in the songs."

And the Waffle House oeuvre encompasses a broad range of styles.


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EDM general

beep boop
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No black metal album compares.
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Kompressor thread

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What do you guys think about computer music transcription? I've tried using it before to generate sheet music and while the accuracy was impressive, the mistakes were noticeable enough to be bothersome. I'm not skilled enough to fix these mistakes or just transcribe the music myself. Having perfect pitch must be great…
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Christmas Music

Post ITT after you hear your first Christmas song of the year.

When did you hear it?
Where did you hear it?
What song was it?
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Can musikchan answer this question?
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For those of you who know theory:

Does theory work well in evaluating non-classical genres? Are there some genres it works a lot better for than others? How about classical music, does theory readily apply to ancient music or atonal music? What about some stuff that's really out there, can theory be applied to field recordings or noise music?
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What do you guys think of plagarism/sampling/quotations/obvious inspiration and so on and so forth (however you want to phrase it)?
Do you think the idea of intellectual property has any relevance to art?
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Anyone into private press albums? I figure I should start collecting some obscure records and tapes I find at goodwills and wherever, I've been really digging a ton of stuff on this list. What have you heard on the list? What would or wouldn't you recommend?
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Top 5 classical composers


Favorite era
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>he thinks his favorite musicians are better than Dolly Parton

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What's the best release of 2017 so far?
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Guitar General

>How long have you played?
>What do you like to play?
>What is your practice routine like?
>Post pictures of your guitars

Pic related. My guitar
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Post 'em if you got 'em
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1. The King of Carrot Flowers, Parts Two & Three
2. Holland, 1945
3. Ghost
4. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
5. Two-Headed Boy, Pt. Two
6. The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One
7. Communist Daughter
8. Two-Headed Boy
9. Untitled
10. Oh Comely
11. The Fool
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Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

Thoughts on the new Taylor Swift?

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Can you guys think of any artists that are respected both in classical and pop circles?
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Slack Key Guitar

Stop what you are doing and go learn some Hawaiian Slack Key guitar. It is easy to get started with, sounds good, and fun to play. On top of that, it has a cool history and is genuinely a "music of the people" meaning that it has not been tainted by commercial interest.


Ledward and Fran jamming:

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Lyrics thread
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Post em
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What is the balance of hardware/software like in your music?

Do you prefer one method over the other?

How well do the two worlds integrate for you?
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Battle stations

Post & rate em
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Does musikchan like the blues? What are some good albums to check out?
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What's the most similar post-punk album to this?
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What do you listen to when you want to get your groove on?

Funk, soul, bleeps, latin, whatever…
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Academic, classical and experimental only, early edition.

Favourite artists?
Favouite works?

Genius or just a pretty face?
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Favorite Jazz Dummer(s)?

Huge fan of this guy ever since I heard The Black Saint
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Wedding Music

I'm looking for music to be played during my wedding ceremony while the forms are being signed. Music for walking down the aisle and back up again is sorted, and in both instances is orchestral. We've been recommended to have a short piece of music (around 5 minutes) while the paperwork is signed. I figured that full blown orchestral music was a bit much for this, and rock/pop music with vocals would sound too cheesy and out of place, so I'm looking for either solo piano or chamber music that would fit the bill.
I've been listening to some pieces that I thought might be suitable, but I realise now that most of the pieces that have stood out to me over the years sound way too melancholic for a wedding.

Some pieces that I like:

Debussy - Claire de Lune (Google says this is popular at weddings, but it seems too melancholic to me)
Debussy - Reflets Dans l'eau (Possibly my favourite at the moment)
Satie - Gymnopedies (Definitely too melancholic)
Chopin - Nocturne No. 2
Grieg - Peace of the Woods
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R. Kelly Is Reportedly Keeping Women Captive In An Abusive Sex Cult

>According to a report from Buzzfeed News, Kelly has been imprisoning women in a sex cult and supposedly abusing them physically to make them stay in it. Music journalist Jim DeRogatis has reportedly verified these rumors with three former members of Kelly's entourage. In fact, the parents of one 19-year-old singer from Atlanta claim that, after meeting Kelly because she thought it would help her career, they've received two texts from her in the span of year and fear for her safety, especially at the hands of the “Bump 'N Grind” singer.

>This is the nor the first time Kelly has been tagged with allegations of sexually deviant behavior. In 2008, he was acquitted of all charges in a child pornography case, after he had been accused of making a sex tape with an under-age girl. The jury could not confirm the identity of the girl in the video, therefore making the evidence in that case inconclusive.

>No official word has come out from Kelly or his representatives on these new “sex cult” allegations.

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experimenting with musikchan edition
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South of the border

DUDE WEED and Bieber have not given it a great rec but anyone else here like music from Central America, Caribbean and South America?

Local styles, not just pop/rock.
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what you think of koto music ?
sorry bad english I am learn
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/chamber/ music

What are your favourite pieces?
Who are you favourite performers?

Were chamber music ensembles just 17th century bands?
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Production general

>tfw no more production board
Let's get some production talk going.

What are y'all working on?
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Turntable music
Free Improvisation

You like?
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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide

>Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide … TMZ has learned.

>Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.

>Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.

>The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.

>Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Today would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday. Chester wrote an open letter to Chris on the day of Chris' suicide.

>The band has had a string of hits over the years, including "Faint," "In the End" and "Crawling." Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z.

>The band's album, "Meteroa," was one of the biggest alternative albums in music history.

>Bennington was 41.


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Kesha - Praying

After a legal dispute with Dr. Luke, who wrote all or nearly all of Kesha's well known hits. She dropped out of the scene for a while. Today she has released a new song written by Ryan Lewis of Ryan Lewis and Macklemore.

In "The Song Machine" it talks about how Kesha had wanted to get away from the party girl image and head towards a more rock oriented style. While this song achieves that goal, albeit in ballad form, it is a pretty weak showing as it is fairly stereotypical in its subject matter, especially considering her history with Dr. Luke.

The video opens up with Kesha questioning the existence of God while splayed out on the ground. Soon some sparse piano chords come in and Kesha begins singing to a person that hurt her. A version of the millenial whoop accompanies in the background as the song builds. Kesha talks about how she can make it on her own and how "when she is done they wont even know your [his] name," which is ironic, because someone else wrote this song for her and Dr. Luke still has many many more hits than Kesha and Ryan Lewis combined. The song reaches a weak climax and ends without ever becoming bombastic.

This song will surely grace the radio waves throughout the US, and will mark a new direction in the career of Kesha, but whereas her previous work had a definite signature sound, Praying sounds much more generic and one could easily mistake this song for having been performed by any number of artists. Lets hope that her new album will provide some more inspired material.

Link to vid:
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Kid Rock Confirms Run for U.S. Senate

>After teasing his candidacy by selling yard signs, Kid Rock has confirmed that he will be running for U.S. Senate. In a new note posted on his website, he said that he still has 15 days to file paperwork with the FEC and make his run official. “It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101,” he writes. He also called out Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow—the incumbent who he’s challenging in next year’s election. “Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind,” he writes. “I concede she is better at playing politics than I am so I'll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullshit!”

>Kid Rock also says that he’s planning to release new music during his campaign. “Like politicians write books during their campaigns, I'm planning on putting out music during mine and IT ALL STARTS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT,” he writes. He later shared a 12-minute single called “Greatest Show on Earth.” Kid Rock recently shared a new website that sells merchandise with the slogan “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate.” He previously backed Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and performed at last year’s Republican National Convention. He currently sells offensive Trump-themed shirts.

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Anyone here listen to Billy Couvson?
It's some strange stuff in its own rights, but the point is I think I may have found his equally incomprehensible and somehow enjoyable youtube channel. Here's a sample
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Post old(er) videos of performances
The Electric Flag Michael Bloomfield "Over Lovin' You" Live at Monterey
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Albums that will never get a follow up.

This was a match made in heaven and babygrande ruined it ;_;
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New Alestorm Album

I have never loved these guys, but they have a few good tunes.

New single here:
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Due to some conversations in our discord (which you should join if you haven't already) I have decided to listen to the entire Linkin Park Discography.

Join me as I go through this journey
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Harvard will no longer require music theory for music majors

What does [music] think about this?

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Great retro page

Make sure you visit the page https://saphirjd.me - my preferred - sadly unsorted - best of music collection from the Demoscene - That guy collects since many years ruling retro stuff.

Worth a visit!
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>reversed vocals
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Any Laibach fans here? Some of there music is among the best in the genre, but some of it is rubbish. Some of their writing for chorus is classical level good.

Aside from JCS, what else is recommended?

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Did you know Varese once conducted a group of jazz musicians (including Mingus) and was into jazz? This website has the recordings. It was done in 1957 and is in the free jazz style- which this article notes was 4 years before Ornette Coleman's album "Free Jazz"

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Feedback thread

Give feedback whenever you ask for feedback. Failing at giving feedback when asking for it will have your post removed. A strict policy, but it is out of concern for the quality of this thread.

Good site for uploading audio: https://clyp.it/
>pic related
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Been away from music for awhile
Do bands exist in 2017?
All I hear is this weird pop/rap fusion thing we have now
Seems the medium is more producer focused
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/mu/ recently made this chart. What do you think of it? What albums would or wouldn't you recommend? What albums would you take off the list or put on?

Some of the choices kind of baffle me, like that Rudimentary Peni album is just a regular punk album- it's not even as raw as the other RP albums I've heard, even if it is pretty repetitive and has a loop of the phrase "papas adrianus" playing in the background throughout the album (probably why it's on there). The Naked City album is normal by their standards as well.

It's too bad they didn't put a recording of Morton Feldman's second string quartet on here. It's a 6 hour long piece that doesn't even just happen to be 6 hours, but was written as an exploration of what a string quartet's structure would become if it was extended to a crazy length, or some shit like that.

Satie's Vexations should also be on the list, well, unless (most likely) there isn't a complete recording of it. It's unclear, but the piece's instructions may suggest it was intended to be played 840 times over. This would make it a very repetitive, ~18 hour long piece. It's been played too
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Describe music with pictures

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Frank Zappa

My music listening new years resolution this year was to listen to all of the Frank Zappa albums that were released during his lifetime.

As I write this post, I am currently listening to Joe's Garage. It has been amazing to see the transformation of his music from the first releases until now while maintaining a coherency over the whole body of work.

What are your favorite Zappa albums and songs?

Are any of the posthumous albums worth checking out?

What is with Frank's obsession with sexual deviants?
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Currently listening thread

Post what you're listening to
Recommend new music to others
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How do you guys discover new music nowadays? Since LastFM went away it has been tedious for me…
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Hip hop thread

Get them beats blowing and the rhymes flowing
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>when the last chorus plays
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Post songs with new jack swing beats

Vid related: Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
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Tapmusic thread? I noticed there's not really one in the catalog.
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Essential Dad Rock

What dad rock should I be listening to? I am pretty familiar with The Beatles, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd.
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What's the instrument in this song that makes that rattly, resonant sound? It sounds like an electric piano or a harpsichord, but I'm not sure, it's probably something else entirely
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Got a cheap android tablet. What music apps do i need?
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>he listens to albums on shuffle
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Post whatever uses airhorns

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6 more albums till we get a new Best Of The Musikians bois

What are your favorite tracks and albums?
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>barre chords
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What are you currrently working on?
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Music with great sound design

Post music with sound design that blew you away when you first heard it
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What are some production "must haves" that every producer must have?
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Gorillaz confirm album completion, begin rehearsing for a new live show


Can't wait for this
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I found a great eleven year old music review website a few weeks ago and they have published reviews (a "menu") every full moon since 1996.

And ofcourse the when i go on it today (a full moon) they have annonounced a "permanent vacation". Just my luck

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I've had the flu for the last half week, and while you'd think being bedridden would be a prime music listening opportunity, I haven't felt like listening to anything, and the one time I did think about listening to music I was just feeling like maybe a little radio.

Is this relatable? Does being sick drain the desire to focus on music (or maybe anything) out of you?
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What's my name?

...It's baby, ain't it?

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Happy 2017 from The Musikians!

To celebrate the new year, here we present to you: uploaded two tracks! Wrap yourself up in a blanket, get some hot coco and enjoy the 74 minutes and 2 seconds of wonderful music spread over 21 tracks! It will be like the cherry on top of the pie for your holidays.

Download the album:
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Painting With - Animal Collective

What do you guys think about Painting With? My Animal Collective exposure has been only MPP and i'm really getting into this album.

On a specific album I love the technique in which one vocalist sings the lyrics and another 'echoes' it; it's really great in "Summing the Wretch" where the echo is placed just a bit later than expected creating an awesome offbeat funky-ness.
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Albums that made you cry

Just post sad and/or pretty albums and shit that were able to make your cold hearts crack.
One in particular that did that to me was A Boy by Doji Morita. I'm surprised it's so unpopular.
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Vaporwave / Future Funk / Synthwave

hey there, let's have a vapor music related thread and enjoy the vibes!
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I post this every year around Christmas. So in keeping with that tradition, here is Christmas Shoes.

Post some more Christmas songs
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Oh my god has anyone posted on here for a week?
Well anyways, anyone who wants to join in, let's have a discussion about extreme music.

>What made you seek it out?
>How much of it can you listen to before being overwhelmed?
>Have you tried incorporating elements of it into your own music?
>Why is it that so many of the extreme style, despite working together very very well, see so little crossover?

As for myself, the answers would go
>Curiosity w/ a bit of angst
>I can't listen to more than just an album on it's intended volume per day
>I've tried playing some, but when I wanted to do extreme stuff I tried to make up my own ways.
>I seriously don't understand.

Extreme music I would classify as the stuff that has generally loud and abrasive sounds making up it's majority.