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[01 Oct 2005|11:16am]

[ mood | okay ]

Limited time offer here, folks!

Alright, so here's how it's goin' down, ask for a reccomendation or anything based on artists or genres, or you could even just ask for something by a band you've heard was good, and I'll upload an album on here so you can download it.


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Attention [18 Aug 2005|10:07pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Everyone. Please promote this community more, I want this to grow! I made some banners for now, so pass them around:

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Invite your friends!

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Find a picture to go with these lyrics and comment with it or the link... [02 Jul 2005|11:45pm]

[ mood | I just found a hole in my pant ]

Death in June - Accidental Protege

When you prey in silence
And see our Jesus stagger
Awake! Take a perfumed
And use life like a dagger

I'm your accidental protege
The gift, the blood
The thrownaway

The silver chain has broken?
Goals and dreams fulfill
With emptiness with instinct
With impurity and will

I'm your accidental protege
The grave, the love
The yesterday

In this, my year of three winters
Where orchards fade, fade
And fall
Like loaf of love's
New bake
Fallen, beautiful, adored?

I'm your accidental protege
The gift, the blood
The thrownaway

I though I found a paradise
But, paradise came and wept
Like the wind through the
Winter's woods
It cowed and took a breath

I'm your accidental protege
The grave, the love
The yesterday

Happy picture hunting!

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application [02 Jul 2005|08:40am]

Name your 10 favorite bands.

I can't pick 10 for all time, so this is for the moment.

1. Von Thronstahl - german nationalist neo-classical.
2. SOUL'D OUT - japanese smooth-as-all-hell hiphop.
3. Steve Reich - late 20th century minimalist composer.
4. Finntroll - folk metal. :D
5. Biosphere - cold arctic ambient music.
6. Christ - IDM from an ex boards of canada member.
7. Augustus Pablo - Dub, mang. Dub.
8. Mors Syphliltica - Ethereal projekt stuff.
9. Nick Drake - One of the most soothing folk artists ever.
10.Modest Moussorgsky - Russian classical music from the romantic era.

Name your 5 favorite albums.

Again, this is for the moment...

1. Robert Rich & Brian Lustmord - Stalker (excellent dark ambient)
2. Laurie Anderson - Big Science (her lyrics are amazing)
3. Death in June - But What Ends, When The Symbols Shatter? (12-strings are better than you.)
4. Ott - Blumenkraft (Jamaican pirates would write music like this.)
5. Monolake - Gravity (techno for space travellers)

What genre(s) do you 'specialize' in?

Minimalism, classical, minimal/ambient techno, visual kei, chillout, dub, actual ambient music (no drums), metal, psytrance, neo-folk, slowly getting into older folk music, noise, post-punk, industrial music. Getting into ska.

Impress us and name 10 bands from that/those genre(s).

1. William Basinsky (ambient)
2. :Zoviet*France: (wierd shit :p )
3. Bathory (metal)
4. Hildegard von Bingen (medival plainchant)
5. Erik Satie (strange classicaly stuff)
6. Shpongle (psy-chillout)
7. Burning Spear (reggae)
8. Madeth Gray'll (visual-kei)
9. Sutekh (techno)
10. SPK (industrial)

Favorite books?

Savitri Devi - The Lightning and the Sun
Phillip K. Dick - Divine Invasion
HP Lovecraft - Everything he did..
Francis Parker Yockey - Imperium
Ragnar Redbeard - Might is Right
Victor Hugo - Les Miserables

Favorite movies?

Akira, Stalker, Session 9, um, other stuff.

Why do you want to join this community?

I like music communities, and I know some of you anyway.

What do you think you could bring to this community?

An even bigger testosterone deficiency.

Be nice and post some pictures of yourself.

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application [29 Jun 2005|09:44pm]

Name your 10 favorite bands.

This is in no real order, I don't think any respectiable music fan could be asked to do this and actually come up with an easy top 10 list. It's like asking what "are you 5 favorite songs of all time?"

1. The Pogues
2. Hank Williams
3. Pixies
4. The Clash
5. Nick Drake
6. Sublime
7. Mighty Mighy Bosstones
8. Fugazi
9. Black Sabbath
10. Pavement

Name your 5 favorite albums.

1. Pixies--Surfer Rosa
2. Beatles--White Album
3. Mephiskaphles--God Bless Satan
4. Elvis Costello--My Aim is true
5. Bad Brains--Black Dots

What genre(s) do you 'specialize' in? Ska(all three waves) and reggae

Impress us and name 10 bands from that/those genre(s). I decided to give some quick descriptions of some of the bands but it started to take a while and I know that you want my application in as soon as possible, so I abandoned it.

First Wave/Reggae
The Skatalites---Orginal just a local band that would play in a hotel for local tourists went on to be one of the most dominate and long lasting voices in the genre. Also for a short while they were a studio group and backed many of Leslie Kong's and Coxone Dodd's groups.

Desmond Dekker--The self proclaimed "King of Ska". Desmond Dekker is simply an inspiration.

Prince Buster--An artist whose hits like "Madness" "Too Hot" "Rough Rider" "Al Capone" which later was re worked by The Specials and became "Gangsters", was covered to an insane degree by pretty much all of the Two Tone bands. He was one of the first artists to have a cult following in England and was one of the first artists to play there. Due to his music he was alot of peoples first look into reggae

(King) Yellowman---The legendary Yellowman one of the first artists to embrace what would become Dance Hall Reggae. Born an Albanio he was often harassed by his fellow Jamaicans but proved he through his words and his voice that he stood miles above anyone else in the virgining genre.

Delroy Wilson--Delroy simply had soul. Delroy mostly sang the kind of songs that Jimmy Cliff or Sam Cooke would sing but he did it with his own particular style and grace. Truly one of the amazing talents. Early in his career he was known to have been fueding with reggae star Prince Buster.

The (Wailing) Wailers(the Wailing Wailers was their first name when they wore suits and tired to go for a more group sound like the kind that had inspired alot of the early reggae acts. Everything that needs to be said on the Wailers has been said millions of times by more well versed people then me.

Toots and The Maytals---Very much like The Stones and The Beatles was the battle between Toots and Bob Marley for top billing in the reggae world. Although both extremly talented but as you all know Bob Marley triumphed and become an international superstar while Toots and the boys although well respected are religated to cult status. But despite this short coming they are credited with the inventing the term "reggae" due to their single "Do the Reggay"

Jimmy Cliff---The man with the voice that could bring the heavens down. I don't care in what respect you categorize him in, he simply has one of the most beautiful voices you are likely to hear.

Laurel Aitken---Often called "The Grandfaher of Ska". He was cutting his teeth in recording before there even was such a thing as "Ska". Laurel was the first to record for the important Blue Beat label. In his ska days he was often backed by The Skatalities. By the time Bob Marley came around Laurel's take on the sound seemed very old hat until the two tone explosion. During that time Laurel's song "Pussy Price" was recorded by The(English Beat) under the new name "Ranking Full Stop" which they had a huge hit with. Also he is credited with the start of the "Skinhead Reggae" movement.

The Melodians

Dennis Brown

Two Tone
The Specials---The founders and arguebably the best band of the Two tone Ska movement. Blending their love for the classics covering such hits as "Monkey Man" orginally by Toots and The Maytals and "Gangsters" called Al Capone by Prince Buster and many other songs refueled the british intrest in Ska and reggae records and artists. They founded the label that released records by The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and many other groups that would go on to be classics. Sadly the Specials couldn't get along for much longer but in their brief history not only did they make some fantastic record but thanks to their label generations to come would hear Two Tone Ska and the first wave of ska.

The (English) Beat

Bad Manners
The Selecter


The Bodysnatchers
The Untouchables
The Buster Allstars

3rd Wave
Spring Heeled Jack USA
Edna's Goldfish
Reel Big Fish
Skankin Pickle
Streetlight Manifesto
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Blue Meanines

Favorite books? "High Fidelty" by Nick Hornby, "A conspiracy of paper" by David Liss, "Women" by Charles Bukowski, among many others

Favorite movies? High Fidelty, Clerks, Casablanca, Sin City, Pulp Fiction. Evil Dead triology, Goodfellas, The Graduate,Keeping the Faith, Ed Wood, Plan nine from outer space, and many many more

Why do you want to join this community? Well I am always intrested in finding about more music and expanding what I listen to. I feel when you share a bit of music with someone it is the best gift you can give because it really sticks with you. Long after a person is long gone either emotionally or physically you can remember them from the songs that they liked and the songs that you played them. In the terms of this community, I think if you share a piece of music that gets played loudly at one of their parties or music to just bum out over when you are feeling low, you have given them something special that they can use for years to come.

What do you think you could bring to this community? I think I can bring my intense love of all kinds of music(Ska, Reggae, Punk(77 Punk, Hardcore, etc), Folk, "emo"(in the tradtional rites of spring and fugazi sense) country, hip hop, psychobilly and much more) and always have something to say on every topic. I also would be happy to share any piece of music I have with anyone that would like to hear it. Overall i am just a nice guy who really likes music and I am pretty much sure that goes for everyone in the community.

Be nice and post some pictures of yourself.: To be honest I don't really feel the need to. This is susposed to be a music community and I would be happy to talk music with anyone and that is what this should all be about.
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[28 Jun 2005|05:42pm]

[ mood | calm ]

People who have joined and not posted apps, please do so now.

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[27 Jun 2005|10:59pm]

[ mood | Dancing ]

Is it bad that I like easy listening?

Elton John, The Carpenters, Rod Stewart, Simon and Garfunkle (kinda), etc.

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Ian Curtis [26 Jun 2005|12:54am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

I dunno, I was thinking about Joy Division.
I <3 Ian K. Curtis

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[25 Jun 2005|09:52am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Well, here it is.










You know what that means? The accepted people get to post and vote. So accepted people: VOTE!!!!!

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[22 Jun 2005|04:59pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Name your 10 favorite bands.
(favorite bands change constantly)

1. Texas Early Music Project
2. Gackt
3. Malice Mizer
4. The Faint
5. Siouxsie and the Banshees
6. The Dresden Dolls
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Coal Chamber
9. Terri Hendrix
10. Cinema Strange

Name your 5 favorite albums.

1. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
2. Gackt - Moon
3. Terri Hendrix - Places in Between
4. Texas Early Music Project - Gloria
5. Buddha Bar V

What genre(s) do you 'specialize' in?
Er... I suppose alternative rock if anything, but I don't really listen to any one kind of music consistantly.

Impress us and name 10 bands from that/those genre(s).
1. Blink182
2. Guster
3. Dishwalla
4. Fastball
5. The Shins
6. The Dead Kennedys
7. Puddle of Mudd
8. The White Stripes
9. The Hives
10. Coheed and Cambria

Favorite books?
Any of the Lord of the Rings, The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, any of the Black Jewels trilogy, Guardian of the Balance, Homeless Bird, The Life of Pi, Kafka on the Shore, Neverwhere, Choke, Sunshine, Zipped, Rising Sun, and about a million more.

Favorite movies?
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Thelma and Louise, Rocky Horror, Spaceballs, Babe, Zoolander, Dodgeball, and others.

Why do you want to join this community?
Because I love music, and discussing music with other people when given the opportunity.

What do you think you could bring to this community?
Maybe a bit more classical music.

Be nice and post some pictures of yourself.
Yeah. Maybe if I didn't look like such an idiot in them

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[22 Jun 2005|08:15am]

Okay, well time for another album post, this one I've been obsessed with for a few days =X

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Venetian Snares -  Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett

Upon hearing this album for the first time, I immediatly thought of chamber music with drum programing. It's like that. Here's more amazon reveiwing =X

I've come to expect a lot of things from Aaron Funk and his Venetian Snares. But not this. In the past Funk was the master of splattery, maniacal drum and bass, all chopped up and poundingly complex, relentless and completely brain frying. Which I obviously love, but on this here new record, everything has changed. There's still plenty of maddeningly complex drum programming, but now it's merely a framework for actual songs, gorgeous, achingly mournful and surpsrisingly melodic songs. Piano, soaring strings, delicate pizzicato melodies, horns, moaning cellos, even occasional smokey torch song vocals. Remember the Aphex Twin song "Boy/Girl", quite possibly my favorite Aphex track ever, and rightfully so, a totally catchy, immediately memorable string section, wrapped in spikey swaths of drill and bass. Well, this is basically a whole record like that, but with a decidedly more Eastern European vibe, minor key and melancholy, with entire tracks of just strings and piano, NO rhythms. It sounds a bit like Arvo Part jamming with Aphex Twin if you can imagine that. One of the highlights is track three, a cover of Rezso Seress' notorious "Hungarian Suicide Song" which ends up sounding like some lost track from Portishead or Lamb. Slinky and sexy and so so good. The whole record is just amazing, every track offers up something new, whether it's dark doleful gypsy strings, mournful minimal piano, ridiculously intricate drum programming or all three somehow perfectly melded together. Haunting, deeply emotional and totally intense."

XDDD You know I can't write worth crap.

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[21 Jun 2005|07:07pm]

[ mood | sleepy ]

Name your 10 favorite bands.

1. Sisters of Mercy
2. A.F.I (My favorite)
3. Bauhaus
4. Skinny Puppy
5. Joy Division
6. The Killers
7. Siouxie and the Banshees
8. The Cramps (hehe)
9. Soft Cell/Simple Minds/The Cure
10. Depeche Mode

Name your 5 favorite albums.

1. A.F.I-Black Sails In the Sunset/The Art of Drowning/etc.(ALL)
2. David Bowie/Best of Bowie
3. Remission/Skinny Puppy
4. Unknown Pleasures/Joy Division
5. Speak & Spell/A Broken Flame/Depeche Mode

* That's what's on my mind lately. It'll probably change next week, lol.

What genre(s) do you 'specialize' in?
* Specialize? (hehe) I'd rather say what genre my favorite bands happen to "fall" in...
Ewww...i suck when it comes to Genres!
1. Punk-Pop (Oh,god, is there a better name?)
2. Goth-Rock
3. Synth-Pop

Impress us and name 10 bands from that/those genre(s).

Uhmm...I believe my first 10 answers answered that question just fine, unless, I (ofcourse) don't understand.

Favorite books?
1. Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex and Virgin Suicides
2. Nick Cave: And the ass saw the angel
3. Sister Soulja: The Coldest Winter Ever
4. Dave Pelzer: A child Called It

Favorite movies?
Edward Scissorhands
The Grudge
The Ring
The breakfast club
Basic Instinct
The Nightmare Before Christmas
8 Crazy Nights
Anger Management
The Eye
Etc, etc, etc

Why do you want to join this community?

First of all, Justin asked. So why not? I like music.
Second, I like people that enjoy the same music taste as me.
Third, I suck when it comes to naming genres (obviously) and I was hoping I'd get some help!

What do you think you could bring to this community?
I could bring "friendlyness". ^_^ (I'm such a dork)

Be nice and post some pictures of yourself.

Hehehe, I think not.
*If I could convince my "pretending to be broke-ass parents" to buy me one, then maybe I could take 250 pictures and find atleast ONE that i actually like. Then "maybe" I'd consider posting it.

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[22 Jun 2005|08:18pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Name your 10 favorite bands.

1.Insane Clown Posse
3.Dark Lotus
4.Psychopathic Rydas
5.Stephen Lynch
6.Flogging Molly
7.Disfunktional Phamily
8.Mindless Self Indulgence
9.The Murder Dolls
10.Wednesday 13

Name your 5 favorite albums.

1.Black Rain (Dark Lotus)
2.Riddle Box (ICP)
3.Green Book (Twiztid)
4.Alienating Our Audience (MSI)
5.Beyond The Valley Of The Murder Dolls (Murder Dolls)

What genre(s) do you 'specialize' in?
Wicked Shit

Impress us and name 10 bands from that/those genre(s).
ICP, Twiztid, Esham, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Anybody Killa, Dark Lotus,Psychopathic Rydas, Project Deadman, Tech N9ne, and King Gordy.

Favorite books?
The Resident Evil series by S.D. Perry, Harry Potter series, anything by Stephen King.

Favorite movies?
The Batman movies, Big Money Hustlas, Harold and Kumar, Super Troopers, The Punisher, and many more.

Why do you want to join this community?
I think making new friends would be cool, and joining a fresh community can always help!

What do you think you could bring to this community?
A good homie to talk to and be friends with.

Be nice and post some pictures of yourself.

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The Dirge Carolers [21 Jun 2005|07:51pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

As some may know I am a DJ (Deathrock/Post-Punk/Goth/New Wave/Minimal/Batcave), and an amature music reviewer. Whenever a band sends me a CD or vinyl that I feel is truely a peice of good work, I try and promote them, and give them as much attention that they deserve. Up today I would like to shortly take the time to review this up and comming deathrock/darkwave band, the Dirge Carolers.

I recently got ahold of their EP "Today I Tied my Own Tie..." and at first I was cautious, they seemed a little cheesy. What with the cover having an illistration of a noose being tied. But I gave it my best listen, boy am I glad I did. They are a very very well made out band. Crisp vocals, emotional lyrics, and great insturments. This is a lot from a band who claims to be on no budget, and recording in a basement. The band says "Our music has its roots in standard hard rock with a dark feel to it. Melodic vocals are hilighted in front of simple arrangements and melodies. We sometimes get compared to Peter Murphy, Joy Division and sometimes even Depeche Mode" Its very true. The vocals somewhat remind me of when I used to spin electronic music in my synthpop/ebm/futurepop days. Being very crisp, powerful, and melodic. But its set to a darkwave, sometimes even deathrock arragement. The song that sticks out the most to me is "Unexamined Life". It features a piano driven lining, and nice emotional crooning lyrics of a man feeling alienated, and alone,(possibly post-relationship drama). The intro song "Quit Dragging The Corpse" is a very deathrock-ish song, lots of guitar outbreaks, and bittersweet sing-song vocals. I enjoyed it. "Tar Baby" is a more poppy-esque darkwave sounding song, the vocals are quivering and very powerful, creating a nice little corus line. Other album highlights are the tongue and cheek "Zombie Llama" which is a wonderful listen, and "In A Song" which features duets. A wonderful start for this indie band. Check them out! I have their music on slsk. Feel free to download some mp3s "justyn1337".

Links: http://www.myspace.com/thedirgecarolers

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The first real post. [21 Jun 2005|06:42pm]

[ mood | Smooooooooooooooth. ]

I have to share with everyone in this community one of my favorite albums.

 Xu Feng by John Zorn

If anyone doesn't know, John Zorn is one of the most famous Free Jazz composers, and also wrote the famous "Haitian Fight Song."

Let me give you a reveiw from Amazon.com:

"This exciting release initiates a new series of CDs documenting the best of John Zorn's infamous game pieces, harnessing improvisers in complex compositional formats, combining the unpredictable edge of improvisation with the structural integrity of written composition. "Xu Feng" (shoo-fung) was composed immediately after "Cobra" and is the most dynamic and fast-paced of them all. Intense and violent, and featuring an extraordinary all-star band [Fred Frith, John Schott, Chris Brown, David Slusser, Dave Lombardo & William Winant], "Xu Feng" captures the exciting Kung-fu action of the martial arts for which the piece is named."

You all must check it out at least once, it's a trip. If you have soulseek, my user name is "crucifytheinsincere". I have it there. Peace.

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[21 Jun 2006|04:27pm]
[ mood | complacent ]

Name your 10 favorite bands:

(in no particular order)

1. Dir en Grey
2. Gackt
3. Pierrot
4. L'Arc-en-Ciel
5. Hyde
6. Malice Mizer
7. Psycho le Cemu
8. Jeff Buckley
9. Luna Sea
10. Ayumi Hamasaki

Name your 5 favorite albums.

1. Grace by Jeff Buckley
2. Macabre by Dir en Grey
3. Dictator's Circus by Pierrot
4. Heart by L'Arc-en-Ciel
5. Rebirth by Gackt

What genre(s) do you 'specialize' in?
Japanese rock/metal/pop.

Impress us and name 10 bands from that/those genre(s).
Other than those I named?

Guitar Wolf
the back horn
the Brilliant Green
Utada Hikaru
Luna Sea
Moi dix Mois

Favorite books?
Oh, Lord. You don't want them all. No, really. I'll list ten, okay?
American Gods- Neil Gaiman
The Bitterbynde Trilogy- Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles- Haruki Murakami
His Dark Materials Series- Philip Pullman
Kushiel's Legacy Trilogy- Jacqueline Carey
The Liveship Traders- Robin Hobb
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
the realm of possibilites- David Levithan
The Dark is Rising series- Susan Cooper

Favorite movies?
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Mononoke Hime
Nightmare Before Christmas
Murder By Numbers
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Why do you want to join this community?

Because Mike asked me to. And it's about music. Music is important.

What do you think you could bring to this community?

Expertise on non-underground Japanese bands, lots of Japanese music, and a good sense of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, yo. The latter is very important.

Be nice and post some pictures of yourself.

Now why would I want to do that? Lucky for you, I actually think I have one....http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/rei_asakura/photos/P1010085a.jpg

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Die Anfrage von Mexiko [21 Jun 2005|02:02pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Die AnfrageCollapse )

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[21 Jun 2005|01:09pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Welcome all. The application is up. Justyn, if you wanna add anything or change it up, you're a maintainer now as well.

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