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Discworld Fan's Music Appreciation Society

Postby Ogg » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:39 pm

Apart from the DW related song titles I feel there is a serious lack of musical discussion here at a forum for fantasy/fiction readers :) I believe we are an enlightened bunch so it shouldn't be too difficult to find others of the same mind...in theory.

All you have to do is paste a youtube link. I'll start the ball rolling...

A short trailer from my favourite album of 2008, mere words cannot convey my appreciation of this.
The debut solo album from the singer/songwriter of the best band in the UK right now 'Porcupine Tree'
here . A minute and a half long for those bereft of an attention span :)

...and here's the band Porcupine Tree : here 8)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcupine_tree
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:07 pm

Great idea Ogg! :D

I have to say that although I was a great fan of Rock music in the past, these days I listen almost 100% to Classical and have quite a large collection.

Here's several bit's of Polish composer Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No.3 (The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) sung by soprano Dawn Upshaw and put to the excellent movie Leon.

Warning - the music is really quite moving. :wink:
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Postby Ogg » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:26 pm

Yep, I was moved by that TB. I listen to simply everything I can get my hands on. I have a huge collection of film scores/soundtracks as I've discovered so much simply by being moved by a few seconds of music within a movie. The 'Sull'Aria' duet from Shawshank Redemption being a classic example.
I was watching an English film 'This Is England' and loved the piano led incidental music. I soon discovered the source, Ludovic Einaudi an Italian composer and another genius.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:27 pm

My favourite composer at the moment and the composer whose work I'm collecting the most is Ralph Vaughan Williams, an Englishman who spent much of his life travelling Britain collecting folk songs which he 'saved' from disappearing all together. He also used many of them as the basis of his own work. This piece is one such piece. It's called Five Variants of Dives & Lazarus and it's quite beautiful. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:28 pm

I have to agree about Ludovico Einaudi. I really like his music a lot. :D
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:05 pm

im into 80s female vocalists , alison moyet, annie lennox , pat benatar , suzanne vega and tracy chapman
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:28 pm

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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:34 pm

I forgot to mention my favourite non Classical female singer Bjork. 8)
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Postby Ogg » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:03 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I forgot to mention my favourite non Classical female singer Bjork. 8)
Good call that man! Huge fan, second only to the unique Kate Bush :)

chris.ph wrote:im into 80s female vocalists , alison moyet, annie lennox , pat benatar , suzanne vega and tracy chapman
I saw Suzanne Vega in the late 80's and recently sent someone an mp3 of the beautiful 'small blue thing'...first time I listened to her for ages and now she's mentioned here.

Tiffany wrote:My favourite singer of all time is.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzj6KTZq ... re=related
Oh dear... :(

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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:11 am

IMHO this is the greatest music video ever made, ever, by anyone, in the history of the world.

I've seen the band twice and am going to see them again next week on Feb 12th at Saitama Arena.

It's a touch political, but I'm a raving anti-war, tree-hugging, latte-drinking liberal, so there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WqQL5WFN20
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:28 am

poohbcarrot wrote:IMHO this is the greatest music video ever made, ever, by anyone, in the history of the world.

I've seen the band twice and am going to see them again next week on Feb 12th at Saitama Arena.

It's a touch political, but I'm a raving anti-war, tree-hugging, latte-drinking liberal, so there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WqQL5WFN20
Yep, I love that song. :D

I discovered this song on YouTube some time ago and just loved it and the video straight away - Die Hard by Guyz Nite. Warning - some swearing. :wink:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:37 am

This is not a music video but it's from youtube so this is as good a place to put it as any. It is a short clay animation. It may be clay, but it is extremely violent, so sensitive people please don't watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-tNXxTRBA
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:10 am

:shock: :lol: Shades of Peter Jackson's 'Braindead' there.

Let me just reiterate what Pooh said: Don't watch it if you are sensitive.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:34 pm

Sort of reminds me of what the dog had for breakfast this morning... :twisted:

I'm fascinated with the way they did the blood fountaining out of various arteries :roll:
Perhaps it was Pete Jackson directing Nick Parks? :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:36 pm

Now there's an interesting thought. :twisted:
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