• Вне авансцены, часть V: меч в камне

    Mag 31 2011, 17:40 di Ares-IG

    Как правило, если речь заходит о синтезе рок-музыки с наследием кельтов или эпохи Ренессанса, то на ум приходит стилистика Blackmore’s Night. Проект у Ричи, к слову, весьма достойный, хоть и грешащий местами самоповторами. Так или иначе, редкий слушатель в изучении этого музыкального поджанра «долетает» дальше его творчества. Быть может, знакомится с еще парой клонов и на этом успокаивается.

    И напрасно. Ведь там можно найти много интересного.

    В сентябре 2011 года выйдет заключительная часть Excalibur-трилогии – Excalibur III: The Origins. Я же воспользуюсь этим, чтобы немного рассказать о ее авторе – французском композиторе по имени Alan Simon.

    Впрочем, сегодня я отойду от той схемы повествования, которую использовал раньше, и не буду перегружать текст биографическими абзацами из Википедии, равно как и давать краткие аннотации всем его альбомам.
    Я остановлюсь только на одном из них – Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring. Этот альбом подарил мне те самые долгожданные ощущения «кельтского рока не как у Блэкмура». …
  • Music you might want to listen to

    Giu 22 2008, 9:28 di TeleTeddy

    Hey... this journal pretends to be a guide for open minded rock and/or metal fans, who are looking for music outside their regular music taste. I, myself, used to be "mostly metal", but over time I would stumble over various non-metal music, which definitly was too good to be ignored. A warning in advance: Except for the first one, you probably need to like jazz or jazz influences to like my recommendations. Anyway, here is my list, adding how I took notice of the band.

    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Luckily, a friend of mine showed these to me, and like no other non-metal act, they are a good recommendation to every metal fan. Both ex-members of a metal-band, they have a way of playing that seem to appeal to friends of hard music. They're one of the few bands that don't lack a singer without having one, their music is just... tight. They do own compositions, mostly, but they have some really cool covers, including Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven, Metallica's Orion and Dave Brubeck's Take Five.
  • Top 100 by Country

    Mar 22 2007, 17:39 di TheRealEvilOne

  • My mainstream percentage - 22 Feb 2007

    Feb 22 2007, 13:57 di TheRealEvilOne

    List your top 20 artists and their listeners.

    1. High And Mighty Color, 14,754 listeners
    2. Rhapsody, 63,739 listeners
    3. Animetal, 2,369 listeners
    4. KOTOKO, 14,274 listeners
    5. 奥井雅美, 6,880 listeners
    6. Saurom Lamderth, 549 listeners
    7. 土屋アンナ, 753 listeners
    8. Luca Turilli, 10,852 listeners
    9. 玉置成実, 8,183 listeners
    10. Tri Yann, 1,284 listeners
    11. JAM Project, 2,159 listeners
    12. Ensiferum, 46,341 listeners
    13. 浜崎あゆみ, 62,193 listeners
    14. Didier Squiban, 338 listeners
    15. Saltatio Mortis, 4,027 listeners
    16. 久石譲, 21,336 listeners
    17. Stille Volk, 2,655 listeners
    18. Sonerien Du, 105 listeners
    19. Ark Storm, 323 listeners
    20. Suara, 1,737 listeners

    (I had Anna Tsuchiya twice so I conserved the most listened (kanji) and ignored the romaji... I hope they'll merge pages...)

    Total = 264851
    Average = 13242

    Divide the average by the amount of last.fm's current top band's listeners (Red Hot Chili Peppers/62,475 listeners)
  • My Top Ten

    Lug 26 2006, 16:13 di moshika

    1. Ani DiFranco
    First track heard: What If No One's Watching
    Track that made me get into the band: Every State Line
    Favourite track: Gratitude

    2. Les Cowboys Fringants
    First track heard: Heavy Metal
    Track that made me get into the band: La sainte paix
    Favourite track: Ruelle Laurier

    3. Heather Nova
    First track heard: London Rain
    Track that made me get into the band: Widescreen
    Favourite track: Virus of the mind

    4. Malicorne
    First track heard: Le prince d'Orange
    Track that made me get into the band: Nous sommes chanteurs de sornettes
    Favourite track: Vive la lune

    5. Sttellla
    First track heard: Torremolinos
    Track that made me get into the band: Parmesan autour de toi
    Favourite track: Les filles POM POM

    6. Cake
    First track heard: Comanche
    Track that made me get into the band: Comfort Eagle
    Favourite track: Love you madly

    7. Svinkels
    First track heard: Tapis Rouge
    Track that made me get into the band: Réveille le punk
    Favourite track: Hard amat

    8. Didier Squiban