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grin and bear it

Posted in music by hydeph on May 18, 2009
Matelandia @ deviantart

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Years at college broadened my listening habits mostly thanks to the fine gents here at UA. If you seek a more palpable connection with music find some good friends to share it with. The natural social activity around music objects like tracks, albums, artists, live shows, and so forth has a home on the social web now. It’s a great way to invite the influence of others.
Anyway…despite horizontal explorations, I’ve always felt that fast & aggressive represents my core genre. It makes up a smaller percentage of what I listen to now but that slice has been trending to more extreme forms & subgenres ever since 6th grade. I’ve thrown up a few tracks to scratch the itch and get back to my roots.

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snap crackle pop

Posted in music by hydeph on April 21, 2009

Some artists have unique abilities to channel the ether. Parts & Labor rallies around a melody and melds their instruments in a bed of noise. They create anthems. Noise, discord, and abrasive vocals (not talking about Parts & Labor here…well noise maybe :P) generally all seem to have jarring and stress-inducing properties in music. That could be why I hear a lot of, “it would be fine if it weren’t for the screaming” from people. Snookered and Grunt are not this way in the slightest…whatever the effect you experience (for me: beauty, relief, nostalgia), in part, originates from the noise in their ink.

Parts & Labor – New Buildings from “Stay Afraid” Amazon.comLast.fmMyspace
Parts & Labor – The Gold We’re Digging from “Mapmaker” Amazon.comLast.fmMyspace

Dan Deacon – Snookered from “Bromst” Amazon.comLast.fmMyspace
B.Fleischmann – Grunt from “Welcome Tourist” Amazon.comLast.fmMyspace

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