What music do you listen to (with tea)?


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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby tortoise » Sep 26th, '10, 10:49

tortoise wrote:
YES! Ditto. I just bought the album "yes" on 120 lb vinyl.



I wish they made 120 lb vinyl!
Must not have had my tea yet.
I meant 180 gram vinyl.
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby rabbit » Oct 14th, '10, 11:42

When I heard this song I immediately went out to buy the album- Nicola Hitchcock is a genius.

Nicola Hitchcock - Surrender [Passive Aggressive]
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby nickE » Oct 19th, '10, 14:17

Just saw Passion Pit live last night. Awesome!
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby Herb_Master » Oct 19th, '10, 17:26

To help get in the mood for my evening Oolong

some chinese Guzheng music from Liu Fang

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"Emerging Lotus" album

http://www.liufangmusic.net/cds/solo_albums.html
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby Alex » Oct 19th, '10, 17:38

rabbit wrote:When I heard this song I immediately went out to buy the album- Nicola Hitchcock is a genius.

Nicola Hitchcock - Surrender [Passive Aggressive]



That really reminds me of portishead.
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby skilfautdire » Oct 24th, '10, 08:26

Recently I discovered some music new to me and so, got a bunch of CDs and DVDs. Here are some youtube links to these discoveries.

(China) Sa Dingding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MvrbcuLVjY

Live at The Albert Hall (BBC Proms). Kate Bush perhaps, Chinese style. Synths and bass loops meets pipa and gusheng. Looks like a natural to have repetitive bass lines with this type of music. Sings sometimes in her own imaginary language, otherwise in Tibetan/Chinese. If everything continues to go as they are, many people in Occident could know her name 2-3 years from now. First 'pop' Chinese singer at the BBC Proms in more than an hundred years. BBC broadcasted this for the first time internationally (outside of their normal Proms distribution).

(USA/Jewish) Masada String Trio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMQBoVPaJQY

Jewish/Klezmer-based jazz from the prolific John Zorn. This is from the Book of Angels, vol 2. Zorn composed about 300 pieces for his second book of angels (the first one had approx. 200 pieces). Not all are yet recorded on CD. This is the Masada String Trio in a live, excellent setting, giving an excellent performance. Zorn is the guy sitting on the stage, directing the trio. Warning: Zorn has also made some wacky stuff, so beware if you are exploring this thread, or if you have heard the name before, you might find some off that strange material ! This is not. More Masada String Trio is available on Youtube from the same concert. There are also variations on the formation, such as Electric Masada and the Bar Kokhba sextet.

(Japan) Satoko Fujii

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO5j9lMXK4I

Jazz/avant pianist Satoko Fujii here in a duet with her husband (Natsuki Tamura, on trumpet). Let's smash the Steinway keys and mix in an innocent melody !

(Japan) Korekyojinn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH0rc01shhs

Prolific drummer Tatsuya Yoshida here composing/playing with the Korekyojinn trio (dr, bs, g). This is no Rush. Fast-paced, syncopatic, dense lines interweaving over (matcha ?) propelled drums.

And (not recent discoveries), further in the 'let's sing in our own imaginary language' dept.:

(France) Ekova - Siip Siie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnyQNwzia3c

Ekova was (... unfortunately the band does not exist anymore) Deirdre Dubois' voice and imaginary words over oud and percussions and bass/beat loops. Very nice.

(Japan) Koenjihyakkei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnycmYCtyts

Here's a second mention of Japanese band Koenjihyakkei in a pro-shot multiple cameras (or would that be multiple Gameras ??) 2009 rendition of 'Rattims Frizz'. From a recently-released DVD.
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby puerhking » Oct 25th, '10, 13:33

Here's a few good ones

Dag for Dag - Hands and Knees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkqlzoSZMvE

Deerhunter - Backspace Century

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT82w-wMqjk&feature=related

Kurt Vile - Blackberry Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-mgUlSHBUg&feature=related

Tame Impala - Alter Ego

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBSropdYqtY

Beach House - Norway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHbtR8uO81M

Brian Jonestown Massacre - Golden Frost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHdQP42sI_E

The White Birch - Beauty King - takes about 1min to get to the song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HVKu73PSMc

Ty Segall - Lovely One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zSHgpjyIH4

The National - Brainy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hty5HjRTb7U
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby nickE » Oct 25th, '10, 16:31

puerhking wrote:Here's a few good ones

Nice, I'm a big fan of Beach House & Deerhunter. I'll be sure to check out the other links, too.
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby nickE » Oct 28th, '10, 13:51

I recently fell in love with these two mashup albums. Both are free downloads btw! :)

1. Movie soundtrack + Lil Wayne = (500) Days Of Weezy
http://www.500daysofweezy.com/

2. wait what - the notorious xx
the xx + Notorious B.I.G.
http://soundcloud.com/wait-what/sets/the-notorious-xx

The thing is, I don't ever listen to these rappers by themselves, but this is awesome.
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby brandon » Oct 28th, '10, 14:56

A "Yes" album I really want on 180lb Vinyl.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yessongs
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby fdrx » Oct 28th, '10, 18:36

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYEAflCO4Eo

Animal Collective - In the flowers
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby skilfautdire » Oct 29th, '10, 18:05

Check this one out. Part of my (now very, very new) discoveries.

(Mongolia) Hanggai

The videos you can find of Hanggai on youtube does not describe the closeness, the sound quality, the 'occidentalization' of sorts that makes the songs lush while carrying over a warm feeling. Mastered in the U.K., garnished with some programming and sequences. The voices stand out, as well as the nature of the Mongolian string instruments. It's great in its simplicity.

Is this 'occidentalization' necessary ? I wonder. Could they have delivered such a product out of China only ? Will Chinese artists be able to do so in 10 years from now ?

The video link below has sequences from several places. Most of this was shot by a robotized camera arm at a Mongolian folk festival concert in Beijing (probably for TV), you can find another personalized, side view of most of that concert song on youtube.

A perhaps interesting note here is that it seems that Mongolian music is considered as part of the Chinese culture by the Han majority in China (after all many dynasties were founded by Mongolians) in a similar manner as Celtic music is part of England: it comes nevertheless carrying some uncertainty.

Ilchi, the perhaps leader of the group, was into the Beijing punk scene. There's a to-the-point quality to their songs, even if it could turn out that their lyrics are more or less mundane. I kind of doubt it.

I don't really want to make any advert here, but would like to point out that this is not a really hard to find CD (as opposed to some of the other musical choices I have made here), for anyone interested : it's available on Amazon (nicely priced too).

Again, the CD is great, and the videos you could find does not render this. The CD took me by surprise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_RR_D3uses
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby skilfautdire » Nov 14th, '10, 14:20

skilfautdire wrote:Check this one out. Part of my (now very, very new) discoveries.

(Mongolia) Hanggai


Well, goes without saying, enjoyed with Mongolian Fu Cha:

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Current experiment consists of:

- rinsing approx. 3 hefty tablespoons of fu cha, quickly 2 times
- boil in 1 1/2 cups water for 3 minutes
- using a churn/waterbottle add tea
- add 1/3 cup milk
- add a nut of unsalted butter (*)
- pinch of salt (not more)
- put water bottle (I meant churn) lid
- shake horizontally (minimizing contact with plastic lid) for 3 minutes.

(*) literally, une 'noix de beurre'. Follows the concept that even though French do not use olive oil as much perhaps as Italians and Meditarranean/Middle-Eastern countries, it is still considered awkward to block the flow from the bottle of olive oil to the target by means of spoons or measuring cups. Following this, the common measure of a 'nut of butter' (or two) can be an appalling large quantity for some, not enough for others. In this case, for 1 1/2 of brewed tea, it was a chunk from knuckle of thumb to end of thumb.

I'm starting to like this tea preapred in such a way. Relaxing and fulfilling. Not a kickstart-booster tea by any means. Next time I'll try with goat milk.

I'd also like to add that Hanggai does not use any loops, contrary to what I've written above. This is not a Western electro takeover of a Mongolian band. At least not yet ! It is simple, well-felt music. I find it is actually the Western music (as in cowboys, ranchers and far west) involving horses that I dreamt about.
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby chrl42 » Nov 15th, '10, 03:49

I like to listen to lieder of Schubert and Wolf, and piano works of Faure, Scriabin and Satie, to accompany with tea. Hyperion offers fine collection of Schubert and Schwarzkopf for Wolf, de Leeuw for Satie who plays a bit slower tempo than most. Rubinstein's Chopin Mazurka (RCA), all-time classic tracing the latest Polish Rubato.

I fell in love with Joanna Wang lately, who's quoted as Chinese Norah Jones :mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AGCYmTTyH8 "rose, I love you"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI9-9ZzY ... re=channel "vincent"
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Re: What music do you listen to?

Postby chrl42 » Nov 15th, '10, 10:34

skilfautdire wrote:Check this one out. Part of my (now very, very new) discoveries.

(Mongolia) Hanggai

The videos you can find of Hanggai on youtube does not describe the closeness, the sound quality, the 'occidentalization' of sorts that makes the songs lush while carrying over a warm feeling. Mastered in the U.K., garnished with some programming and sequences. The voices stand out, as well as the nature of the Mongolian string instruments. It's great in its simplicity.

Is this 'occidentalization' necessary ? I wonder. Could they have delivered such a product out of China only ? Will Chinese artists be able to do so in 10 years from now ?

The video link below has sequences from several places. Most of this was shot by a robotized camera arm at a Mongolian folk festival concert in Beijing (probably for TV), you can find another personalized, side view of most of that concert song on youtube.

A perhaps interesting note here is that it seems that Mongolian music is considered as part of the Chinese culture by the Han majority in China (after all many dynasties were founded by Mongolians) in a similar manner as Celtic music is part of England: it comes nevertheless carrying some uncertainty.

Ilchi, the perhaps leader of the group, was into the Beijing punk scene. There's a to-the-point quality to their songs, even if it could turn out that their lyrics are more or less mundane. I kind of doubt it.

I don't really want to make any advert here, but would like to point out that this is not a really hard to find CD (as opposed to some of the other musical choices I have made here), for anyone interested : it's available on Amazon (nicely priced too).

Again, the CD is great, and the videos you could find does not render this. The CD took me by surprise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_RR_D3uses


looks like they are comin to Beijing this 24th, I might have to check em out even though my knowledge about folk is limited to Bob Dylan and Nick Drake :lol:

China too has many amazing folk singers, but too many dwell on the street and in subways..
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