Hors d’oeuvres du blog musique

I’ve been swamped with work and my internet service has been down for weeks. But enough chit-chat: let’s get down to business, like good human peons playing grown-up in the “real world”. I’m not here to hold your hand, I’m here to toss you headfirst into the musical labyrinth.

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The singer from Anthem, Eizo Sakamoto, has some solo projects (where he actually sings some of the music from Fist of the North Star, among other things). But check these tracks out from his 2000 album Metal Icchousen; mad crazy fast Marty Friedman arena metal!

Taishuu Sakaba


Or how about a classic Manowar cover? (I sure hope Eizo doesn’t live with his parents)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V8A2XxJsY8

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Renaissance choral music was pretty tight. If that bores you, I should mention it’s the stuff that the cathedral music in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is referencing/copying. Of course, SotN is able to do a lot more stuff with it because Konami’s musicians weren’t limited by weird church music theory laws and Satanic bishops, and had organs and percussion to throw into the mix.

Check out these tight period composers:

Arcadeldt — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-crvm7AmOU

Palestrina — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3dvvuCMVbk

Tomas Tallis — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq5rXwWp8UM

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If, for some reason, you want to have an OOBE (out of body experience) that is beyond your control, put on your headphones and listen to these samples from one of Coil’s last project, The Coilans .

It was done on some archaic experimental Soviet synthesizer with 100 oscillators or something, and they made the music by inserting metal sheets with magical glyphs or sigils engraved upon them. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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~ by chaosrexmachinae on May 22, 2009.

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