Lulu III - Hommage au Rudi (Rudi Haag, vln./Lulu Weiss, gtr.) Sony
Some great European gypsy music to warm my soul!
A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater (currently on VI. The Inevitable Summer)
"I like to think that oysters transcend national barriers" - Roger Waters
The posturing in the 2nd link is pretty hilarious too - no offense intended to anyone taking it seriously.
Moving in a completely different direction, I recently acquired one of my favorite albums from the 80's I had been missing.
It features one of my favorite upbeat atmospheric songs:
It is rumored the singer, Elizabeth Frazier, is not exactly singing in any language, but it is "sort of" English, using syllables as notes. On other pieces she uses very unusual experimental vocal techniques. Later she went on to record some vocal music for the Lord of the Rings movies I believe.
I really loved the 4AD label. In its heyday it was a musical oasis in a vast desert of poor taste.
I recently learned that the composer Karl Jenkins wrote a lot of Soft Machine's stuff during this period. It also features the other worldly Allan Holdsworth letting rip on a proper guitar. Quite different to the Robert Wyatt era output but still interesting.
Right now I am listening to Korn. I have all of their first 5 albums shuffled up. I am excited for their new album, because they are getting their original producer to work on what he calls "Korn III"
I've been listening to Non-Classical for the past few days since I've had time only for a few songs on and off. It sort-of goes along the lines of these albums -
The Zombies - odessey & oracle (makes me jump up and down like a kid regardless of what the lyrics mean )
Love - Forever changes
John Lee Hooker - It Serve You Right to Suffer
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl
Sort of random, but hey, my music player was set to random after all .
Last edited by The Cosmos; Dec-29-2009 at 05:06.