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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Just found the latest Grave Digger album.

DAMN it's GOOD! I'd forgotten about them until recently too.

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Been listening a lot to Killer7's soundtrack during the day, and some Stardew Valley music during my time getting ready for bed. This album is especially good for that.

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This is an excellent, very Krallicean black metal album. Personally I prefer it to any Krallice I have heard. That is perhaps because it feels halfway to Weakling most of the time. These guys build crazy cathedrals out of dissonance. All tracks are meticulously planned and remain compact. In my mind they avoid my main problem with Krallice which is that songs can end up bending under their own weight and manifesting as somewhat aimless grimjams of ten minutes plus.

Song titles are excellent as well. My favourite song out of the bunch is the third - anthemic chord progressions amidst the noise before a warbled choir resolves matters on a sacral note - and it is called "Shrillness in the Heated Grass". Yeah, I hate it when that happens as well.

Yellow Eyes - Immersion Trench Reverie

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Whew. I haven’t heard them before, but if someone mentions Weakling, I listen. I also kind of collect black metal with bird calls because I love both black metal and birdwatching, and that album you write about kickstarts with jackdaws cawing. Amazing. Thanks for your post!

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I like the black metal - birds combo. I don't usually notice ambient sounds particularly, but I'll be more careful and see if I can detect any bird noises in what I listen to.
I love Weakling as well, shame there was only one album. This is not as dark but I think there are definite similarities, plus the songcraft is outstanding. I hope you enjoy it.

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Some of my favorites include:

Wędrujący Wiatr - ...A nurów krzyk wiatr na skrzydłach nocy niesie (from "Tam, gdzie miesiąc opłakuje świt" album)

Loons call; they have one of the most strange and bewitching bird calls ever.

Agalloch - They Escaped the Weight of Darkness (from "Marrow of the Spirit" album)

Birds are chirping near the running water.

The Flight of Sleipnir - January (from "Eventide" album)

Birds start chirping in the outro.

Wolves in the Throne Room - Underworld Aurora (from "Primordial Arcana" album)

Crows cawing. The track itself is underwhelming but stands in a great spot between two main hits - "Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)" and "Masters of Rain and Storm".

There are more, but I don't have a list, and my memory is not that good long-term.

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Thanks for these, I like all of them as well although I always find the first two WITTR demos are what I prefer out of anything they have done. Interestingly I felt Drudkh were a prime candidate for birdsong intros and I promptly got a "positive" on the first song of the first album I randomly tried:

Drudkh - Forgotten Legends

I guess their discography is a fertile hunting ground for avian aficionados.

Mostly, though, the fauna sample that, due to its general psychedelic quality, I tend to notice is of the "satanic frog / cicada" type which I first heard on

Morbid Angel - Gateways to Annihilation

The Yellow Eyes album I linked has a comparable sample possibly throughout and surfacing in places, such as 0:50 and 34:40, although I guess it is based on a bird recording in that case?

Anyway, happy birdwatching...

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Sorry about your personal situation. I hope the situation gets resolved in a somewhat acceptable manner, in the interest of anyone near and dear to you, the Ukrainian people as a whole, all the people in Europe and ultimately anyone in the whole world, as a situation where politicians act as irrationally as Putin has through this "special operation" (never even mind its ethical aspects) is incredibly dangerous. Even if the hot war stops, the ramifications in terms of scorched earth are massive, and will no doubt affect generations of people to come. What can we do but hope.

Meanwhile, I have noticed another instance of birdsong. This is a pagan black album, nothing life-changing but perfectly competent and listenable. What is out of the usual is the bass, which can be heard very clearly in the mix and often runs some rather funky lines.

Rimthurs - Thursamál

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You have read my deleted message then? I deleted it because I am well aware that there are certain prejudices (and not without reason) regarding black-metal bands coming from Ukraine and certain problems that surround black-metal scene in general, and I can talk more on it if someone's interested, but not in the light of Russia's aggression against Ukraine. Thanks for your support!

As for Rimthurs, thank you. I haven't heard it. The ending of the first track starting at 6:14 sounds terrific.

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You mean the usual associations concerning bands like Khors, Astrofaes, Dub Buk, Hate Forest, Nokturnal Mortum etc.? Is it that there are only few people involved and they move from band to band?

I tend to not care about this if it does not affect the music, either with this type of extremism or that from the other side. (If someone screams about Jewish conspiracies or Socialist revolutions, I do not want to hear it anyway.) My reasoning is that all I do is enjoy these albums for free, over the Internet, and so listening to them does not constitute any kind of meaningful support. I realise that this is a cop-out on some level and I would not touch this stuff if, for instance, I would have to buy the albums to hear it.

It's the classic question on whether the art can be separated from the artist, most often asked about Wagner (Richard, not Wagner Group!)

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Well. In regards to Ukrainian black metal, that is a multilayered problem that has no easy answers. First and foremost, all music in Ukraine gained patriotic momentum in recent years. Secondly, black metal is a genre of extreme music with extreme forms of self-expression that draws young radicalized and marginalized people, and also people with mental instabilities, that start from extremes and then "grow up" from it, as seen by bands like Ulver, Darkthrone, Satyricon, and many, many more. In the case of Drudkh and Khors, they embraced Ukrainian identity and converted their interests into a majestic historical introspective. In the times of Hate Forest, they were all very young and tried to copy Darkthrone along with all that "true raw black metal" pathos resulting in a very stupid radical stuff. And, finally, about Nokturnal Mortum. That band is the one to avoid in a political sense. Knjaz Varggoth made a lot of good for the black-metal scene, but, unfortunately, he never grew up from his radical youthful beliefs himself. Anyway, I would like to not discuss it any further as it is a sensitive topic nowadays that can only harm.

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I would also think that an adolescent need to be as edgy as possible probably underlies a lot of this and skews perceptions as to how problematic the scene really is. If there were some societal taboo around, I don't know, hole punchers, black metal bands would release entire concept albums based on punching holes instead. It's often about the easiest way to shock as many people as possible.

But you are right, the topic easily leads to misunderstandings, especially in writing and in these charged times. Thanks for the conversation and I will keep my ears sharpened for further instances of black metal birds.

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What is out of the usual is the bass, which can be heard very clearly in the mix and often runs some rather funky lines.

Yep. Some funky lines upfront in the mix. Sounds definitely unusual. While I enjoy the album and I love when the bass is distinct, the mix is not the best in my opinion because guitars are void of their usual sharpness, which is not how I like my black metal.

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Play the Hero < now stuck in my head....

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I mainly listen to music in the acid gospel genre.

;)

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Hey, a fellow Magma fan!

Magma - Spiritual

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My Nonfiction · Miyuki Shirogane(CV:Makoto Furukawa) · Chika Fujiwara(CV:Konomi Kohara)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuEl3LL3CD0

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Doomscroller - Metric
An odyssey from EDM over pop ballad to rock song.

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Happy cakeday! :)

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Bad Habit by Steve Lacy
I Believe by KAMARAD
Borderline by Tame Impala

You're gonna have to look them up yourself, I'm too lazy to add the correct formating for it to redirect on mobile.

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80s style psych pop in the Robyn Hitchcock / Soft Boys mould from this (mostly 90s) bedroom troubadour 4-tracking out of York, England.

Reefus Moons - Roar

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https://youtu.be/ut3gVnO9YnY - Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton

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I've been obsessed with UGK lately, 700 scrobbles in just a month has got to be my new record for a single artist. Usually by this point I'm getting sick of listening to the same shit over and over, but not with these guys, they are (well, were) awesome. 😎 Super Tight and Ridin' Dirty stand out in the discography that is otherwise pretty mediocre imo, but both of these albums are great, and Bun B's verse on the Murder is otherworldly, and I think it's now firmly in my top-3 favorite verses ever. Funny, I did give them a listen two different times years ago and didn't feel much, I don't even remember listening to them at all, until rediscovering them again last month. But that's how it often goes with hip-hop for me, it's rarely love at first listen.
Anyway, I got my proper hip-hop fix, and now my brain is craving some minimalism, as it sometimes does when it needs to chill and take it easy for a bit, so as per usual I'm going with Lubomyr Melnyk or something similarly accessible to start and gonna dive into RYM lists for more "hardcore" stuff later heh.

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Happy Cake Day!

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Thanks. 🙂

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The Living Tombstone - Bottom of the Pit
I recently played In Sound Mind and while the game had some decent and diverse tracks, somehow this one really stuck in my head.

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