random thread that i am sure are atleast 300 already but what are you listening to lately (music i mean )... i've been listening a lot of Queen of the stone ages, i tried listening to it a long while ago because foo fighers is my favorite band and dave grohl my favorite musician and they tend to work togheter, but i didnt really liked it before, but now i really love their robot rock, and also Eagles of fucking death metal, i really love those guys, i started listening to them for the same reason that with QotSA but i liked the all along.. here ara a couple of tracks :D... oh and also thanks again to our lord and savior Dave Grohl i've been listeing to the soundtrack of Sound City a lot

Cherry Cola - Eagles of death metal
Sick, Sick, Sick - Queens of the Stone age
Sound City OST - The Man That Never Was (Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel, Smear, Springfield)

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I love rock n roll - Wackids
It’s so damn cute:D

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2019 album of psychedelia from Thailand. This is essentially "freakbeat" i.e. music that invokes some of the Beatles' more druggy moments (Sgt Pepper...) while keeping the straightforward song structures, no proggy bits or fifteen-minute jams here.

Khana Bierbood - Strangers from the Far East

This sound has an interesting Asian quality to it. Ad hoc historical link - in the sixties there seems to have been an active freakbeat scene in the neighbouring country of Cambodia. The new album above reminds me of that sound although connaisseurs will probably shudder at this statement as there are differences, in particular Cambodian female singers have a very particular intonation to them that Khana Bierbood do not in any way emulate. 1960s Cambodian rock is documented in particular through the compilation

Various Artists - Cambodian Rocks

and makes for a very interesting listen indeed. Unfortunately the Khmer Rouge deemed rock musicians (among many other population subsets) unworthy of existence in the socialist paradise they were building and pretty much all of the artists on the compilation above, along with much of their music, vanished during the seventies.

More recently, the tradition has been revived by at least two bands fronted by female Cambodian vocalists, Dengue Fever and Cambodian Space Project. For samples of these, see e.g.

Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands

Cambodia Space Project - Whiskey Cambodia

Unfortunately, the CSP singer recently died in a car accident and so that band no longer exists.

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I can hear the Beatles in the first one (although I probably wouldn’t recognize it if you weren’t mentioned it) it’s not that obvious in other bands. Whiskey Cambodia is magical, and that guitar solo is so smooth.

Please post bands from other cultures as well:D

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I promise I will as I come across them although I don't know about all that many, just the ones I have picked up along the way. In this respect having a physical music collection was better: now that it is just a large number of files or links to websites you no longer keep track of what you have got, and only "remember" some bands when you stumble over a certain folder on a specific hard drive.

In any case, here is another psychedelic album from Thailand:

Khun Narin -II

This sounds "more Asian" to my untrained Euro-ear than the Khana Bierbood does.

Also I have posted a song by them before but the first two albums by Macha do a good job of integrating, in particular, Javanese gamelan sounds into indie rock.

Macha - Macha
Macha - See It Another Way

They have a third album also on Youtube but I can't say I like it very much.

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Ham by Mr. Oizo aka that guy who had a hit because of a jeans commercial 20 years ago.

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Here's one interesting concert I have just remembered through the link-stumbling process described above: a different culture not necessarily in space, but certainly in time. This is some "Germanic tribal ritualistic" music where the (excellent quality) video really contributes to the experience. One adjective I dread in the context of music is "shamanic" but I have to admit it is definitely applicable here. I guess Dead Can Dance were perhaps going for a similar effect (see e.g. "Krigsgaldr") although, to my taste, they always ended up drowning it in New Age kitsch at some point between the idea and the record shop.

What is most remarkable to me is that the songs actually work and have recognisable set pieces (female vocal melody, warrior chorus...) rather than just adding up to a curiosity you briefly look at once. I imagine seeing this live after a few magic mushrooms must be strong stuff although it might be scary as well! In fact my only complaint is that there are passages in English - to me this seems like actors breaking character in the middle of a movie and it rather hurts immersion.

Heilung - Lifa

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I posted an Erkin Koray track before. Here are a few more great 70s and 80s Turkish rock songs. This ("Anatolian rock") style generally uses interesting tonalities and instruments to deliver an effect not comparable to anything else played elsewhere during that period.

The 3 Hürel were a family band made up of three brothers from the family Hürel. The guitarist Feridun´s gimmick was a two-neck guitar/saz combination instrument. It is shown off in the following "nostalji klip" (hey! I can understand Turkish), which also offers huge quaintness value. And the sequential solos on saz then guitar are great. Regrettably no effort is made to make the playback look believable but that is how most TV performances looked - I believe the TV stations often forced the artists to playback and many may have felt annoyed about it, and reacted accordingly.

3 Hürel - Sevenler Ağlarmış

Here is another great single of theirs from the early seventies.

3 Hürel - Ağlarsa Anam Ağlar

Another nostalji klip shows the mighty Erkin Koray playbacking to a very laid-back and psychedelic number. Look at those flares! And the bassist's platform boots! Wow.

Erkin Koray - Cemalim

And a suitably druggy video for this one.

Erkin Koray - Mesafeler

The group Bunalim played in a more conventional fuzzy hard rock style but they, too, would often break out the local instrumentation:

Grup Bunalım - Başak Saçlım

Moğollar were on balance slightly more in the direction of what would later be called world music, and are yet another band that is delightful to listen to.

Moğollar - 7/8 9/8

Finally, here is a track by Hardal, which I have included because it shows the style alive and well in 1980, by which time Western European and American progressive and psychedelic bands had either died a horrible death at the infected syringe of punk, or were recording the most cringeworthy sell-out music imaginable in order to "keep up with the times" (Gentle Giant in particular, how could ya do it?)

Hardal - Bir Yağmur Masalı

In fact, the channel from which the latter three videos are taken offers lots more artists to discover, with a usually lovely piece of art to go with each song.

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Haha you even managed to find unknown bands from my own country :D
Here are some more popular ones:
Kramp- Lan noldu
Whisky- Yak Bizi
And one of my favorite songs:
Baris Manco- Trip Fairground

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I see ;-) I guess there was a 1.8% chance of you being from Turkey (19546/1080697). If I regularly got poker draws like this one I would be doing well!

Kramp and Whisky are a lot like "classic" heavy metal. I take it that is a popular genre then? (Interestingly I googled Kramp and Hürriyet described them as "Erkin Koray's Kramp band" - whatever that may mean.)
And I like the Barış Manço a lot - I was going to link one of his songs as well but I felt there were enough links for one post already. There seem to be photos of him posing like a boss in lots of different locations all over the world although I cannot make up my mind if he looks more like Lemmy or like Jon Lord.

I have three more current bands from Turkey in front of my nose right now:

Destroy Earth and Uluru are stoner groups. The Destroy Earth EP starts perhaps a bit too close to Kyuss for my taste but is very good after the introductory track (which is fittingly called "Warm Up"). Uluru I find really excellent. They've got another EP and an album out on top of this.
Destroy Earth - The Nature of Love
Uluru - Imaginary Sun

Nemrud are a genuine prog-rock band, by which I mean that their pieces are not just fifteen minutes long but very meticulously constructed as well. They sound at least somewhat Turkish, or perhaps Arabic, and all arrangements are in the best possible taste. I can easily overlook repeated mentions of shamen in these circumstances. ;-)
Nemrud - Journey of the Shaman

And that's my Turkish music gunpowder all shot until I am perhaps reminded of someone I have forgotten for now.

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If you want some advice, i would recommend this songs:

In my opinion Cem Karaca the most important musician for Anatolian Rock genre. He has more Turkish approach to Rock genre than other peoples.

Cem Karaca - Deniz Üstü Köpürür
Cem Karaca - Namus Belası
Cem Karaca - Kerkük Zindanı
Cem Karaca - Tamirci Çırağı

"Hardal" one of my favorite band. They have an unique style when we compare them to other band in Turkey.

Hardal - Nasıl Ne Zaman
Hardal - Gece Vakti

L.S.D Orkestrası is underrated prog-rock band from 60's. Even though they aren't as trippy as their name but i can't deny they are making good songs.

L.S.D. Orkestrası - Neye Geldim Dünyaya
L.S.D. Orkestrası - Dönmeyen Sevgili

There is no explanation for Erkin Koray. But check this too:

Erkin Koray - Bir Eylül Akşamı
Erkin Koray - Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki

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Thanks very much!

I have seen the name of Cem Karaca a lot but I did not know he was with Moğollar among others. I agree with what you say about a Turkish approach as the rock band seems to be mainly there to back the vocal. Also, to me his singing style seems to be that of a folk rather than rock singer. I find that the effect when listening is comparable to other artists playing the specific music of a country, like French chansonniers or Greek rembetiko singers. Very nice. I like the Hardal as well, the song I posted was my favourite of the three on that "Anatolian Rock Revival" youtube channel but these two I like as well, I should probably listen to the whole album! Not with L.S.D Orkestrası, however, as I understand only these two songs (one single) exist, or am I wrong?

Finally, Erkin Koray (I believe you say "Erkin Baba" ;-)) is very impressive, not only in each song individually, but also in how he changed his style over the decades. In particular, the second song is back to a very Turkish sound again, when he could easily have moved to playing very generic rock n'roll instead once psychedelia was no longer popular. Also, nice lazy cat at 0:42!

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Moving to Japan, here is a great album in the heavy psych jam style. This is in the tradition of Mainliner / High Rise / Fushitsusha... but more, dare I say it, listenable than any of those. It flows effortlessly and the three long pieces do not seem boring to me.

Dhidalah - No Water

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Happy cake day!

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Thanks very much, doesn't time fly. ;-)

Cakeday GA, ends 20 02 Space Hulk Ascension

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I copied and pasted my comment from another thread.

Mahmood, this guy here won a music contest here in Italy.
Usually, in Sanremo, they vote for love song and more "old fashioned" music, so this is a really unexpected twist.

Also, unfortunately, there were lots of controversies.
There's lot of racism here, and it doesn't help at all having a far right party in the government. Salvini tweeted against him, Idiots where pissed off because he's half egyptian, despite being born in and raised in Milan by an italian mother.
I found an article in english, if you want to read more

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Currently i have 5 albums on my playlist :)
Heltah Skeltah - Nocturnal
Kendrick Lamar - GKMD (in my top ten albums ever btw)
Jay Rock - Redemption
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2
Big Daddy Kane - Veteranz' Day

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vini vici and astrix.... adhanna
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aooy7iw-7cY

psy-trance rulezzzzzzzzz :D

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Gorgeous :p alongside prog and goa, psy is too one of my favs!

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:D astrix made a massive old monsters remix also...but i believe the old ones are still better... from trancestial Elysium - Trancelestial Psychobabas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPr0D6p3Jj0 the new one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUYZevhPE2A the original( love the angry roland juno106(synth)) old is gold :D

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Hmmm, been listening to a lot of EDM sub-genres, but at this exact moment this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fE7c5mlioY

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I've been watching Vinesauce Joel and discovered Lonely Rolling Star (I've never played Katamari before) from one of his videos/stream
Have played it a bunch of times to cheer me up, especially this version.

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Toracha - The Void https://open.spotify.com/track/4WLPfy6ultahyENLv2DDiK

Currently on repeat <3

(Hmm, we have two song threads and I dunno which I like better ... ah well I like you both, I'll post in both ;))

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If you like rock that has some pop vibes in it (or vice versa) and pretty girls I'd suggest this group. They released a new song today and I'm in love with it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq_mbTSR-a0&t=0s

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Final Fantasy OST - Castle Cornelia
https://youtu.be/kT5eDP-r8vo

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Visions Of Shiva - How Much Can You Take (1993)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nECDqv91Wg

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I've been listening at this for days:

Let's go!

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Cool song! Very catchy

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Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Judy Blue Eyes (from the album So Far)
Marakesh Express (from the album Replay)

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