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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Tue Apr 24, 2018 0:19

Now this is an interesting story. A couple of days ago someone left a leaflet in a place where I work. It was an advertisement of a free gig by Morrison Orpheus Choir, in a nearby church. Since I love free gigs and I love music performed in churches as churches are ideal places for live music performances AND I knew nothing of male Welsh choirs except that one of them performed on Radio KAOS album by Roger Waters, I went.

A bunch of devoted old-timers, on an apparent tourist tour to Vienna and Cracow, gave a nice performance, mix of Christian, classical and pop songs. One song drew my attention, because it had a very catchy melody, so when I returned from concert I immediately googled it, thinking it's some renowned pop piece that I have never heard of. It proved the contrary - it's an UNKNOWN song, a favourite for various choirs around the world, by unknown for the masses. It's a song with a Christian feel and a bit kitschy words, but the melody is worthy of Elton John.

I googled a bit deeper and the song is so - relatively - unknown that it's hard to tell at first who's the author of it. According to my research it's certain Harry Middlebrooks, but if he's the author of the song or of the words - remains a mystery to me.

Anyway, I am happy that I have discovered something new in this world full of repetition. ^^ It's like discovery of an unknown retro game.

Here's the performance by another Welsh male voice choir I am listening to - looped - right now.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szngfin_s2U[/youtube]
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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Tue Apr 24, 2018 0:23

Now this is an interesting story. A couple of days ago someone left a leaflet in a place where I work. It was an advertisement of a free gig by Morrison Orpheus Choir, in a nearby church. Since I love free gigs and I love music performed in churches as churches are ideal places for live music performances AND I knew nothing of male Welsh choirs except that one of them performed on Radio KAOS album by Roger Waters, I went.

A bunch of devoted old-timers, on an apparent tourist tour to Vienna and Cracow, gave a nice performance, mix of Christian, classical and pop songs. One song drew my attention, because it had a very catchy melody, so when I returned from concert I immediately googled it, thinking it's some renowned pop piece that I have never heard of. It proved the contrary - it's an UNKNOWN song, a favourite for various choirs around the world, by unknown for the masses. It's a song with a Christian feel and a bit kitschy words, but the melody is worthy of Elton John.

I googled a bit deeper and the song is so - relatively - unknown that it's hard to tell at first who's the author of it. According to my research it's certain Harry Middlebrooks, but if he's the author of the song or of the words - remains a mystery to me.

Anyway, I am happy that I have discovered something new in this world full of repetition. ^^ It's like discovery of an unknown retro game.

Here's the performance by another Welsh male voice choir I am listening to - looped - right now.

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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Sun Jun 17, 2018 0:43



Malmen!
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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by jayenkai » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:14

Reminds me of the best in Aminet Chiptunes!

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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:53

We're all OG, CWF, Lemon Amiga and C64 gals and guys, from North Pole to South Pole, from betrayals and dark sides to bottom discoveries, we are the best!

Chiptune is the new marley, the uniting thingy thing. Grownups, kids, healthy and ill, depressed and those who keep going, it's The Tune you should follow, no matter what.
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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by jayenkai » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:05

Meanwhile, I continue to do “more and more layers” in a desperate bid to disguise my lack of talent.
Wish I had the skills to do things four-channels at a time!

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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Tue Jun 19, 2018 0:21

This gem discovery is getting better and better with every listening. The guy is Pink Floyd of mod music. It's not only the outstanding output itself, but how he's progressing. Listen to his first stuff from around 2010 (?) and recent pieces, in comparison.



Come to think, while I was contemplating another hng try during last decade (this time successful of course 8)) this music came around and I've started an unofficial campaign to bring Kristoffer to Pixel Heaven 2019. So, another goal to achieve.

It's absolutely surprising how these sunny rays come [are shot at you? - conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory warning], completely unexpectedly.
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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Sat Sep 08, 2018 23:43

YAPKIBN



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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Sun Sep 23, 2018 15:02

I'm on a The Two Who Stole the Moon binge. I couldnt predict that finding the entire movie on YT will trigger such a strong nostalgic vibe.

I have this strong suspicion that Lady Pank (the band responsible for the soundtrack), always accused of The Police influences, decided to create the ultimate The Police-influenced music, TTWStM being the kids cartoon and all. "It's just the kids movie, so who would care we're just the iron curtain The Police" they thought. Which resulted in one of their best music and one of the best The Police-influenced (and synthpop influenced) music of all time. Well, sometimes you have to chill out to reach the heights.









These songs are so extraordinarily melodic they should be sent into the outer space, instead of Pioneer plaques.
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Re: What Are You Listening To?

Post by eMTe » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:49

Now this is fun. George Harrison's estate announced a competition for creating the video clip for the song. The winner has received a moderate sum of money and his clip has become the official video for the song. There are so many "fanmade" videos for pretty all the songs one can imagine, so why not utilize the new medium (new in comparison with 1971 when the song was released) and make something worthwile out of this mess.



It's of course no match for the best fanmade clip of all time - for Boards of Canada's "Roygbiv", but I love the idea. More big firms should decide for involvement of fans' creativity.
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