# Blog

• ## Prog Acts by Popularity: Position Changes (year)

13 May 2012, 6:54 de Mark_H

• ## Why pop music sucks (theoretical proof).

30 Dic 2010, 0:13 de blackless

It's not a secret that every musical composition in the most general form can be described by an acoustic formula. For instance, let's consider the following:
Y = X1 + X2 + X3 + , , , + Xn where Xi is a variable that in a given proportion and succession shows the quantitative form that represents all the acoustic qualities of any composition and let us describe it in musical notes. To go further , two probabilistic concepts should be taken into consideration. Firstly, the more statistical data you have, the easier it is to find out whether there is trend or not. Secondly, if there is a trend you can predict its future data with a certain degree of exactness.
People often say that pop music is the same. And from the mathematical point of view it's the truth simply because in a given point of time we can find an almost linear relation between the popularity of a given song in general or in a given genre etc and it's acoustic qualities. …
• ## Methods of music research can be implemented in methods of studying (may be helpful).

22 May 2010, 22:49 de blackless

I have always been obsessed by music; my ever-growing collection consists of 4000+ artists. Some people would say that it’s not constructive to spend so much time on music as long as time is extremely valuable and usually you can’t create any added value when you listen to music. What’s more, not so long ago I wasn’t good at studying, especially at mathematics. There were two main reasons: firstly, I wasn’t the most talented person ever, secondly, my passion for music often didn’t let me be productive. I even started thinking that something was wrong with me! Lately I’ve been trying to combat the problem and not without success! I think that there are quite a few people with the same problem, that’s why I want to tell you about my simple(?) but effective (at least in my case) method.
INTRODUCTION
Everything started when I intentionally decided to extend my consciousness in terms of intellectual abilities and later to improve my physical abilities, physique and health in general. …
• ## Dark,Grim, and Creepy Post-Rock as Opposed to Sad or Uplifting

22 Feb 2010, 0:25 de Ozzloaf

Hi,

Can you please recommend some for me that is dark, creepy, and grim, perhaps even evil or sinister? It's something that I've been looking for for a very long time now. Nearly all is either sad or uplifting (or some combination of the two.) I love post-rock but I wish it could more often encompass a darker atmosphere.

There is, of course, Godspeed You! Black Emperor's F#A#oo ( F♯A♯∞ ) and I recently discovered Her Name Is Calla who are very dark as well. If you consider Ulver's Shadows of the Sun post-rock, it doesn't get much darker. Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Sun by Red Sparowes has some rather dark moments as well.

I'm basically searching for the post-rock equivalent of Neurosis. Allow me to clarify that I do not want to find . There are some rather dark artists within that genre, and I am a fan, but for now I am searching only for post-rock.

Some bands that fit the bill for the kind of atmosphere I'm searching for are Scott Walker's The Drift and Tilt
• ## My Top 20 Favorite Albums of Each Decade '00 - '60

10 Ene 2010, 21:05 de Ozzloaf

So after I did the '00 list I thought I would make this one just to see how they'd compare. I think that, in my opinion, it's fairly obvious that the 70's win... :P

00s:

1. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
2. Sigur Rós - ( )
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Ulver - Shadows of the Sun
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
6. Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye
7. Agalloch - The Mantle
8. Negură Bunget - Om
9. maudlin of the Well - Leaving your Bodymap
10. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!
11. Deathspell Omega - Kenose EP
12. maudlin of the Well - Bath
13. Deathspell Omega - Veritas Diaboli in Manet Aeternum: Chaining the Katechon EP
14. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
15. Ulver - A Quick Fix of Melancholy EP
17. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
18. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde
19. Sigur Rós - Takk...
• ## Albums that need to be checked out, Vol. III

16 Nov 2009, 18:07 de N3croyeti

Recommendations
Wishlist
Gaps in discographies
New releases
Upcoming releases
Random shit that's been sitting on the hard drive for months/years

And Also The Trees - Virus Meadow (1986)
Anouar Brahem - Le pas du chat noir (2002)
Anthony Braxton - 23 Standards (Quartet) (2003)
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago - The Meeting (2003)
Black Ice - Myopia (2007)
Branford Marsalis - Metamorphosen (2009)
Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca (1981)
The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge (1983)
Charles Lloyd - Sangram (2006)
Cindytalk - Camoflague Heart (1984)
Cinema Strange - Cinema Strange (2000)
CLAIR OBSCUR - Antigone (1996)
Clan of Xymox - Medusa (1986)
Cocteau Twins - Garlands (1982)
The Comsat Angels - Sleep No More (1981)
Comus - First Utterance (1971)
Cranes - Forever (1993)
The Danse Society - Seduction (1982)
Dark Angel - Darkness Descends (1986)
Dead Can Dance - Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (1987)
Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 (2000)
• ## Sounds of the Apocalypse #17 - All Your Base Are Belong To Us

22 May 2007, 4:10 de nylarotep