Happy listening... :)
10 Jun 2010, 09:06 by GezzaiaTurkish industrial rock band Makine's eponymous album (Makine) is finally available on last.fm. Besides being fully streamable, six tracks can be listened on demand as featured tracks on the artist page. The label Mancinik is willing to cycle through the album to feature other tracks according to demand.
Happy listening... :)
14 Jan 2010, 16:03 by RegdotIt is after the wake of the Battle of Endor. The rebellion's bid for victory against the Death Star II has failed. Ackbar's fleet has been crushed. Luke Skywalker's fate is unknown. The Rebellion has, for all practical purposes, been broken. Palpantine's Empire is stronger than ever. Endor has been turned into a fortress, with the fully operational DS II floating above it, escorted by not only the Executor, but a full fleet of ISDs and support craft.
You are a Pokemon trainer and a rebel sympathizer. At your disposal is a high number (but not infinite - let's say... upper tens of thousands) of pokeballs of every pokemon in the pokedex.
Your task is to destroy the Death Star II, the fleet surrounding it, and definitively kill Palpantine once and for all.
For the purposes of your mission, we will invoke the WYSIWYG rule. As in, since Blastoise was seen to have leveled an entire hill in one of the episodes, we can assume that his blast is in the high-hundred-megajoules range in terms of power output. Scale the rest of the Pokemon's accordingly. As long as there is text/numbers in the Pokedex to back up your quantification of a particular pokemon's power (Magcargo really DOES radiate heat constantly in the range of 18,000F) What is your plan?
23 Feb 2010, 16:29 by Regdot10.
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Metallica - Kill 'em All
Coroner - No More Color
Overkill- Taking Over
Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare
Testament - The Legacy
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Forbidden - Twisted into Form
Toxik - World Circus
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Coroner - Mental Vortex
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
Overkill - The Years of Decay
Kreator - Extreme Aggression
Kreator - Coma of Souls
Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
Sodom - Agent Orange
Sodom - Persecution Mania
Destruction - Eternal Devastation
Destruction - Release from Agony
Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
Sepultura - Arise
Artillery - Terror Squad
Artillery - By Inheritance
Heathen - Victims of Deception
Voivod - War and Pain
Annihilator - Alice in Hell
Nuclear Assault - Survive
Nuclear Assault - Game Over
Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
Exodus - Tempo of the Damned
Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis
9 Dec 2009, 09:55 by Gezzaia
28 Dec 2008, 23:36 by SeedSnatcherNow, my knowledge of coding is very basic, so bear with me if this is difficult.
For many artists with the same name, Last.fm could maintain multiple pages. One for each.
Now, how to differentiate?
This will take effort from the community, but I was thinking that songs could be categorized under a disambiguation page until a bunch of people confirm which artist they're by.
For example, I listen to a song tagged Rain. Let's say this song hasn't been categorized yet. Then I could click it in my profile to go to a page labeled Rain (disambiguation). Then I would vote for which Rain said song is by. Let's say I pick 비. Well if a bunch of people agree, then in the future it will scrobble it under 비. For everyone.
It's probably not perfect, so please comment with your thoughts. And some way to suggest this to Last.fm staff. =P
And comment with other artists of this nature if you'd like. I'll add them to the list below.
Other multiple identity artists:
Ring of Fire
Pretty Boy Floyd
7 Sep 2007, 09:00 by GezzaiaThis review is not by me and it's even more than one year old, but it is excellently written and if it makes just one or two more people listen to this great soundtrack the better...
So I present you Paul Schultz' review on Battlestar Galactica: Season 2:
http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=4496 (the original link)
Bear McCreary, "Battlestar Galactica: Season 2" Soundtrack
Music Review by Paul Schultz
Published: July 9, 2006
Collecting the very best musical moments from the second season of the Sci Fi Channel's daring re-imagining of the late 1970's series Battlestar Galactica, this soundtrack delivers a rich score that covers vast emotional territory. The young Bear McCreary builds upon his accomplishments from the previous season to scale new heights with this impressive mix that works well on its own, apart from the visuals it was geared toward.
The packaging includes an eight-page color booklet featuring scenes from the year's offerings, plus liner notes from Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and composer McCreary. Both are quite informative as far as revealing the difficulties and struggles inherent in producing a weekly series. McCreary relates an encounter with Stu Phillips, who composed the original theme music over twenty-five years ago, along with memories more bittersweet: "(The fourth track) was performed by the Supernova String Quartet, led by a talented young violinist, Ludwig Girland. Tragically, within a month of this recording, his car was struck by a drunk driver, leaving him in a coma, from which he has yet to awaken... The original title for this piece was 'Saying Goodbye,' which no musician who ever worked with Ludwig is ready to do. Watching 'The Farm' again, I realized that Kara is not saying goodbye to Anders, but actually giving her word that she'll come back, against all odds. So, 'A Promise to Return' seemed a more fitting title for this piece, which I have dedicated to Ludwig's recovery."
"The first season soundtrack introduced an arsenal of Japanese taikos, Middle Eastern woodwinds, Celtic world percussion and symphonic orchestra," McCreary explains in the liner notes. Expanding upon that base, "season two's score introduced even more instruments and styles" including Indian tablas, sitars, and twangy ethnic guitars. McCreary was fortunate to mentor under renowned movie composer Elmer Bernstein to learn how to fashion music into a storytelling tool. The military snare drum cues so prevalent in the music for Season One are still present, but now are joined company by somber synthesizer textures with touches of electric guitar and bass.
As a huge fan of the original series (a touchy subject when comparing it to this new incarnation, which I expound upon in my review of Season One), I was more than pleasantly surprised to hear the disc open with the familiar "Battlestar Galactica Main Theme" penned by Phillips and Glen A. Larson (with a little piece of "Exploration" toward the end, also from the original series' soundtrack). McCreary conducts a sixty-piece orchestra to showcase the only brass-heavy track in this new take on an old favorite. From there, the musical diversity runs the gamut from thundering percussions ("Scar"), to emotive march ("Reuniting the Fleet"), to warmhearted waltz ("Roslin and Adama"), to creepy reed instrumentation ("Escape from the Farm"), to ethereal ("Baltar's Dream"), to something you might expect to hear from an Alan Parsons instrumental ("Pegasus").
The two lengthy inclusions, "Something Dark is Coming" and "Prelude to War", really highlight McCreary's ability to take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion. Esoteric vocalizing is employed on "The Cylon Prisoner" (featuring McCreary's brother Bt4) and "Lords of Kobol" (featuring Raya Yarbrough). The latter track also utilizes some up-front drum sampling which was the only segment that felt out of place of any of the music presented. The final track begins innocently enough before transforming into a sprawling, gritty wall of sound featuring the guitar work of former Oingo Boingo member Steve Bartek.
Improving on his achievements for Season One's soundtrack, Bear McCreary expands his musical palette to complement the story complexity presented in Battlestar Galactica's second season. As McCreary notes, he can't wait until he can begin scoring again for the third season. He joins the show's many fans in anticipation of the continuing adventures with a hearty "so say we all".
Original Music from the Sci Fi Channel Television Series "Battlestar Galactica" - Season 2
01. Colonial Anthem (Theme from Battlestar Galactica) from 'Final Cut' (4:02)
02. Baltar's Dream from 'Valley of Darkness' (2:45)
03. Escape from the Farm from 'The Farm' (3:09)
04. A Promise to Return from 'The Farm' (3:03)
05. Allegro from 'Home' Part One (4:59)
06. Martial Law from 'Fragged' (1:51)
07. Standing in the Mud from 'Black Market' (1:45)
08. Pegasus from 'Pegasus' (2:46)
09. Lords of Kobol from 'Pegasus' (2:50)
10. Something Dark is Coming from 'Lay Down Your Burdens' Part One (8:51)
11. Scar from 'Scar' (2:26)
12. Epiphanies from 'Epiphanies' (2:43)
13. Roslin and Adama from 'Resurrection Ship' Parts One and Two (2:49)
14. Gina Escapes from 'Resurrection Ship' Part Two (2:00)
15. Dark Unions from 'Lay Down Your Burdens' Part One (2:53)
16. The Cylon Prisoner from 'Pegasus' (3:51)
17. Prelude to War from 'Pegasus' and 'Resurrection Ship' Parts One and Two (8:22)
18. Reuniting the Fleet from 'Home' Parts One and Two (2:45)
19. Roslin Confesses from 'Lay Down Your Burdens' Part Two (2:09)
20. One Year Later from 'Lay Down Your Burdens' Part Two (1:43)
21. Worthy of Survival from 'Lay Down Your Burdens' Part Two (3:35)
22. Battlestar Galactica Main Title (0:45)
23. Black Market from 'Black Market' (5:48)
26 Jun 2007, 20:21 by GezzaiaTwo years ago yesterday Kazım Koyuncu died of cancer.
Since then I haven't talked much about him. I even almost entirely stopped listening to his music.
It's still damn difficult to overcome this weird blockage and to look back and say something meaningful. Yet I feel compelled to do so! Maybe in the search for closure..?
Maybe I just tell about a little moment we shared...
In 1997 I was out of prison for a few months, just waiting to go back soon after the next trial session, when I suddenly met Kazım in Beyoğlu. We hadn't seen each other for some years and he was obviously in a hurry. He hugged me strongly with his big smile, told his friends to keep on walking, saying he would catch up in a minute. Then he suddenly draw a ticket out of his pocket, gave it to me and said fervently that they aren't standing still. He was talking about the "conscientious concert" as they named it in support of conscientious objection and my case. He and his band Zuğaşi Berepe (children of the sea) were not just joining the solidarity concerts (this was the second one), but organizing them. They were convincing other bands to join too...
I asked him about his plans concerning military service. I had no intention to imply that he should declare his objection too, but really just wanted to know about his plans. He immediately tried to explain his situation, saying that he has big plans with his music, which he can’t possibly follow if he goes to prison. I assured him that this is perfectly legitimate and understandable and that everybody obviously has to act according to his/her possibilities, situation and of course his/her inclination.
After Zuğaşi Berepe dissolved and Kazım made it big in his personal career I often thought about that moment and his glowing friendly eyes.
And one day we heard of “his” cancer. Everything happened so fast. Only about half a year passed after the diagnosis... Kazım was one of ten thousands from the Turkish Black Sea region who suffered from the long term effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. But long before anybody could have known that he would be outrun by it, he was part of the resistance against a nuclear plant in Turkey – as he was part of so many movements. At the very same time he managed to reach the masses and even made music for a soap opera – without compromising himself one bit. Kazım was unpretentious, modest, incredibly humane, energetic and straightforward. He seemingly left unscratched. What a paralyzing thought...
Here’s a big hug for you, son of the sea...
9 Apr 2007, 13:37 by GezzaiaAs Kevin Moore himself told MTV News Türkiye on 3rd of April (which I missed and heard just now), he has officially teamed up with Turkish industrial rock band Makine for pre and master production of their debut album. The contract was signed last week. The group members picked him and his gear up from Istanbul yesterday and reached Izmir by night. They are right now enjoying a tea at the sea-side before the work can start. :)
Kevin Moore is well-known as the first keyboardist of Dream Theater. He later concentrated on his solo-project Chroma Key, while taking part in various groups as OSI and Fates Warning.
For more info on Makine check out their official website, the last.fm artist page or the last.fm group Makine
30 Mar 2007, 12:26 by GezzaiaAfter having recommended them in five or seven groups, I thought I have to write a journal about them! Yes, Gazpacho is that kind of band, which absorbs you, triggering your impulse to do something about it. :)
I haven't been impressed by anything that much since a long time, besides maybe Chroma Key a few months back, but this recent experience turned out more intense for me.
You will be surprised when you read their bio, seeing that they are around since 1996. Luckily a tour with Marillion threw some light on them, but there are still only around 700 listeners on last.fm.
Their arrangements are so well-rounded, peppered with little surprises and professional... And then they have a wonderful vocalist, he's virtually melting with the music. :) His vocal is sometimes reminiscent of Morten Harket of a-ha. There is a very nice female vocalist from time to time - and her presence is certainly not cosmetic! :)
I simply can't grasp how they are still so "obscure". Ok, they aren't signed to any label (another miracle, given the quality of their work), but stil...
I especially enjoyed their debut album Bravo (1996) and their newest release Night (2007).
A lot of their tracks are fully streamable on last.fm, so don't let this one pass, go and check them out. You might also want to have a look at the last.fm fan group Gazpacho.
19 Oct 2006, 19:51 by GezzaiaThe Music Chain III has doubled the normally possible artists connections (which is 200) and reached over 400 artists now. Of course we are still bound with the hardcoded limit in our connections page. But we just continued including artists in our list of current connections.
Not only that; all connections were tagged with music chain, so if you listen to our globag tag music chain, you will get the pure music chain, as opposed to the group radio, which will include everything our members listen.
Take a look at our list and see if you are eligible (see group info on group page) to join. Let's just extend this music chain even wider. This group is a guaranteed way to generate a unique, extremely ecclectic and also in the long run rather obscure radio, with our global tag, the music chain. Come join us! :)
UPDATED list of current connections, 19/10/2006:
This is the current list of the chains' connections, in alphabetical order. So, you can easily check if one of your top 10'ers is among them and join. Take a look:
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
A Silver Mt. Zion
Add N To (X)
Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse
Auf Der Maur
Badly Drawn Boy
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Belle and Sebastian
Ben Folds Five
Bo Kaspers Orkester
Built to Spill
Bullet for My Valentine
Capcom Sound Team
Children of Bodom
Dave Matthews Band
Dead Artist Syndrome
Death Cab for Cutie
Deep Blue Something
Demons & Wizards
DIR EN GREY
Electric Light Orchestra
Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra
Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Explosions in the Sky
Faith and the Muse
final fantasy vii: advent children
final fantasy x
Five for Fighting
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
Ghost of the Robot
grim fandango ost
Guided by Voices
Jack Off Jill
Jimmy Eat World
Johann Sebastian Bach
John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Kings of Convenience
Kory & The Fireflies
La Kinky Beat
Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
Less Than Jake
Lords of Acid
Ludwig van Beethoven
My Bloody Valentine
Niels W. Gade
Nurse With Wound
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio
Over the Rhine
Panic! at the Disco
Poets of the Fall
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Sixpence None The Richer
Steve Miller Band
The Alan Parsons Project
The Beach Boys
The Beautiful South
The Black Heart Procession
The Black Mages
The Folger Consort
The For Carnation
The Future Sound of London
The Get Up Kids
The Ink Spots
The Legendary Pink Dots
The Sisters of Mercy
Theatre of Tragedy
Tyskarna Från Lund
Ulrik Cold & Kristian Buhl-Mortensen
Van der Graaf Generator
Yoko Kanno ft. The Seatbelts
松枝賀子 & 江口貴勅
(407 connections total)