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I don't know if anyone has heard of shpongle, but I have been enjoying it for the last couple days.

"...But Nothing is Lost:" "Nothing lasts... nothing lasts. Everything is changing into something else. Nothing's wrong. Nothing is wrong. Everything is on track. William Blake said nothing is lost and I believe that we all move on." - Terrence McKenna - Shpongle - But Nothing Is Lost

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Shpongle is one of my favorite musical acts of all time.

I honestly treat "Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost" as the "Dark Side of the Moon" of the 21st century.  I haven't heard anything else quite like it.

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BTW (this is mostly for those who hadn't heard of Shpongle and watch that Youtube link), the song being performed there, "Divine Moments of Truth" is on Shpongle's first album, "Are You Shpongled?", which is considerably more electronic sounding than their subsequent albums (which integrated more world-music elements, and IMO are much better as a result).  So if that first Youtube vid turned you off by chance, please give this link a listen and see if you still feel the same way:


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I love all kinds of musick. Ive been playing drums for 16 years now. Latin musick and funk is my favorite to play, but hell I love playing it all. I once had an out of body experience listening to the Coil song 5-MEO DMT from their album Time Machines. That was quit interesting.  Ive cried listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jaco Pastorius, Beethoven, and Howard Shore.

Check out this beautiful tune by  Pat Metheny

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i've been meaning to post on this thread for a while... music has been a huge motivational force for most of my life... listening to, composing, talking about. it's only been in the past few years that i've taken a complete break from composing as i hopped the pond and got married. looking to get back into it again when the feeling is right.

anyways... i've always viewed it as a signpost to life... you know... when you hear a song and it transports you back to when you first heard it and the people, sights and smells. mostly good times but there's also something so incredibly uplifting by 'disintegration' by the cure. so here's a few of many bands/artists/albums/songs that i'd recommend:

The KLF - Chill Out
this is a 40-odd minute audio road trip around america. full of ambient washes of synths and samples of sheep, throat singers, trains, cars and preachers alonside snippets of fleetwood mac, elvis and acker bilk. they went on to have hits with 'what time is love?' and '3am eternal' before making a movie of themselves burning a million pounds on a remote scottish island. they borrowed some symbolism from robert anton wilson and got threatened by abba. the album is one track so there's no mp3 for this one.

Ultramarine - Every Man And Woman Is A Star
another fairly chilled affair but so warm... early analog drum machines and synths merge perfectly with bass and guitar grooves and some great vocal snippets and nature samples... as organic as electronics get. another album set in america (by an english band). Hard to get hold of new but amazon market have some copies on sale.

Talk Talk - It's Getting Late In The Evening
The B-side to their big hit 'Life's What You Make It'. Frail and naked voice with piano and barebone instrumentation, singing about hope. halfway through a hammond organ explodes into a shimmering chord and everything in the room lights up.

Global Communication - 76:14
Another lush ambient album from the 90's. This track is called 8:07

System 7 - Manick Shamanick
Uplifting as F***! System 7 feature legendary Gong guitarist Steve Hillage. Deep trance with spirit.

The Young Gods - Longue Route (remix)
Swiss guys who started by sampling orchestral and heavy metal music riffs. Sung in French, noisely romantic. This is from the late 80's, the band are still going.

Started as a punk band in the 70's, released 3 seminal albums before they split with EMI and went their own ways. one went pop, two made odd noises and one became an organic farmer. Made more albums from 86-92. The drummer left, they became wir, remixed erasure and stopped again. Reformed as Wire again in 1999 and made simple noisy guitar albums again. I've seen them live countless times.

The Go-Betweens - You Won't Find It Again
An Australian band who should have been a lot bigger than they were. They had just split up when I first heard them and fell in love. A real signpost for me of freedom, artistry and possibilities. They reformed, made even better records. Grant McLennan, one of the two main songwriters died suddenly last year. One of life's gentlemen and still a shock that he's gone.

Of course there's many, many more but these will do for now.

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From Beethovans Pastoral symphony just simply awesome

One of favourites from Mozart.

Its not like we are fractions of the whole but rather versions of the whole.

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Some deeply moving and very spiritual beautiful music from Vaughan Williams just let it wash over you.

Its not like we are fractions of the whole but rather versions of the whole.

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Barefoot Doc wrote:

Some deeply moving and very spiritual beautiful music from Vaughan Williams just let it wash over you.

enjoying this... thankees! smile

294 (edited by Soaring Light 2007-09-18 16:34:05)

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Groove off it.


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This was great. I almost shed a tear but the cat was watching...

Hyperdimensional Blogging

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New Radiohead is out.  Listening to it now, quite highly listenable it is... not so much 'kid a' and 'theif' but more 'ok computer'.  You can download it from the site and just pay what you want... stickin it to the record labels!

"The unknown does not incite fear, but dependence on the known does." - J. Krishnamurti

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Feritciva, ape-x, poffo, dante, and anyone else into metal:

I added a flash music player to the "About" section of my site. It has 11 songs from my favorite metal bands:

Mostly gothic / occult / symphonic / epic / doom metal. You guys might enjoy some of these.

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298 (edited by ape-x 2007-10-19 09:46:01)

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Good tracks there Tom. I especially liked "Silent Tomorrow".

Here's another pile I came up with on youtube, in no particular order....

Rock/ Metal:

Chromium- Control

Ministry- Lay Lady Lay (cover)

Testament- The Ballad

Forced Entry- Never a Know, But the No

Lacuna Coil- Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode cover)

Lacuna Coil- Stars

Arch Enemy- We will Rise

Amorphis- Black Winter Day

Killswitch Engage- The End of Heartache

Crematory- Greed

In Flames- Come Clarity

In Flames- Cloud Connected


Pendulum- Girl in the Fire

Pendulum- Tarantula

Delirium feat. Mediæval Bæbes- Aria

Dom & Roland- Can't Punish Me

Prodigy- Voodoo People

Prodigy- Narayan

Orbital- Dr. Who Theme


Happy to have been a part

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I really like David Byrne of Talking Heads fame just for his mix of profound, poetic, fun, quirky and often very weired and strange melodies and ditties. I believe he has Aspergers/Autistm.

Its not like we are fractions of the whole but rather versions of the whole.

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Thanks for finding those, ape-x. Didn't know Lacuna Coil did a Depeche Mode cover, and through the Archenemy link I found another good song of theirs called "Nemesis."  Barefoot Doc, hah it's funny seeing the videos are even more quirky than the music, awesome.

Recently found some lectures by Steiner on the esoteric meaning of music. Check this out:

The archetype of music is in the spiritual, whereas the archetypes for the other arts lie in the physical world itself. When the human being hears music, he has a sense of well-being, because these tones harmonize with what he has experienced in the world of his spiritual home.

Profound! And it also matches what Robert Monroe wrote about visiting his spiritual home reverberating with beautiful music... that looped and looped and looped...

Often pondered what the correspondence exactly is between the kind of music you like, and who you are. What is it within a person that creates the resonance. Sure, for some it could just be social or sentimental conditioning, but what about real soul resonance?

When I was a toddler, my parents played all kinds of music in the apartment, but I only took an instant liking to the stuff that approached symphonic rock and epic sounding metal. Back then it was "Flash Gordon" by Queen, "The Final Countdown" by Europe, the He-Man "I have the Power" intro, and "You're the Voice" by Johnny Farnham. It resonated with what was already in me. So what Steiner said about music harmonizing with one's experiences in the spiritual home, that makes sense.

Steiner wrote:

So, when someone lives in the experience of music, he is living in the image of his spiritual home. It naturally elevates the soul to feel this intimate relationship to its primal ground, and that is why the simplest souls are so receptive to music. A man then feels himself truly at home, and whenever he is lifted up through music he says to himself: “Yes, you come from other worlds, and in music you can experience your native place.

That's exactly it! The main reason I listen to music is to evoke a feeling of familiarity, a feeling of remembrance of my true origins and purpose in life, and this epic / occultic / nordic / melodic / timeless / heavy / doomy stuff does the job!

Steiner's lecture on music: … 03p01.html

Another translation that includes further lectures on music: … index.html

He also goes into why musical intervals sound the way they do. He said "perfect fourth" represents the etheric boundary, and from his description it sounds like he had in mind fourth density. And I realized that "perfect third" and "minor third" correspond to the plus and minus sides of third density, and likewise for the other intervals: they correspond to the densities. Will do a research note on my site about this and some other things. But if you're into esoteric music theory, see these Steiner links... material on this subject is very difficult to come by.

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