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#307887 - 05/23/10 07:56 PM Re: Music suggestions [Re: CV]
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Kind of related to this thread and the film scores thread, but I saw this Super Mario Galaxy 2 OST channel linked to on Joystiq, and it made me wonder what video game soundtracks any of you have been impressed enough with to buy. I've thought about buying some before, but I never have. I've always liked the music in the Nintendo first-party games. Can't go wrong with Mario and Zelda. I liked music in the Halo series, too, among others. Those are the easiest to think of. For any of you who've actually bought video game soundtracks, which ones have the nicest sound quality?

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#307970 - 05/24/10 08:00 PM Re: Music suggestions [Re: CV]
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SomaFM...excellent recommendation. I had one of my clients in the midwest bring this to my attention in early May. What took me soooo long???

http://somafm.com/
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#308032 - 05/25/10 09:42 AM Re: Music suggestions [Re: FireGuy]
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I found SomaFM through program that downloads internet radio feeds. I had told it to find ambient music and noticed a lot of the best stuff it was finding was coming from SomaFM so started recording it regularly.

I noticed you also seem to like Armin Vanburrens show what other stuff have you found out there Rich?

Cheers,
Dean
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#308115 - 05/25/10 08:52 PM Re: Music suggestions [Re: grunt]
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Dean - I like all the "This is Trance" CD's that have come out over years; I got into this genre circa 1995 when a work-related presentation trip to Chicago brought (us) to a place called the Baja Beach Club. An old converted warehouse. Women serving beer in bikinis, great music and a fabulous audio system. I was hooked.

I've since discovered Symphonic, prog metal and mostly with female leads, (the M3ti's love female vocals),they're the best. Greatest of these IMO is Nightwish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarja_Turunen

with Tarja Turunen, a classically trained mezzo soprano who simply dazzles. Putting a "Operatic" singer with a metal band is just pure heaven. Who would of thought. Others include Within Temptation with Sharon Den Adel, Epica with Simon Simmons and a new one I just found called Delain.
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#308147 - 05/26/10 04:46 AM Re: Music suggestions [Re: FireGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: R DeVries

Putting a "Operatic" singer with a metal band is just pure heaven. Who would of thought.


Thankfully they did.

Yep I love Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation and Delain.

If you aren’t already try out these bands:


Amberian Dawn - He Sleeps In A Grove

After Forever - Emphasis

Nemesea No More Clip

SIRENIA - The Path To Decay

stream of passion OUT IN THE REAL WORLD

Elis - Black Angel

Edenbridge - Arcana

Eyes of Eden - Winter Night

Lunatica - The Edge Of Infinity - Sons Of The

IMO owning M80s and not listening to symphonic/gothic metal is like owning a Ferrari just to drive to and from the grocery store. So much unused potential. I listened to a lot of speakers before coming up with a short list of which so called “bright” ones I liked. Overall they all sounded great but none of them could touch the M80s playing stuff like this. Probably not a ringing endorsement since Metal or Trance for that matter probably aren’t considered relevant buy most internet audiophiles. ;\)


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#308161 - 05/26/10 11:24 AM Re: Music suggestions [Re: grunt]
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Nice new list, thanks…some of these I’ve heard some I have not. Love new music. I think After Forever is disbanded unfortunately. Europe is full of some really great bands that just don’t get much, if any attention over here. That’s too bad. This genre of metal is sophisticated, layered, well written and very well produced.

Do you have Within Temptation’s “Black Symphony” and Nightwish’s “End of an Era DVD’s? These are probably the best concerts I’ve experienced. And that’s saying a lot. These have displaced (which I didn’t think was possible) Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” SACD and their “Pulse” DVD. But they are not far behind.

Also should be mentioned is Sade. Went to my brother’s place in PA a few weeks and watched her and her band until 4:00 AM. He too has M3ti’s (which I told him to buy) and he just upgraded his surround with a pair of Axiom QS4’s and Aperion Bravus 8D sub. Just outstanding sonic integration; seamless and transparent.
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#308245 - 05/27/10 04:01 AM Re: Music suggestions [Re: FireGuy]
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I only have the audio tracks of “Black Symphony” and “End of an Era” not the video . . . yet. Based on what Blu-ray.com says about it I’m going for the Blu-ray version of Black Symphony.
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#308246 - 05/27/10 04:12 AM Re: Music suggestions [Re: grunt]
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If you end up buying it, let me know what you think of it. It's just too bad it has to be imported, inflating the price. I would probably do a blind buy at a cheaper price.

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#308251 - 05/27/10 06:55 AM Re: Music suggestions [Re: CV]
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Hopefully by tomorrow I will have a demo which will go a long way toward deciding if I buy it or not.
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#308365 - 05/27/10 08:40 PM Re: Music suggestions [Re: grunt]
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Listening to "Tag's Trip" on SomaFM. Great stuff. The Senn's love it. I didn't get Black Symphony in Blue Ray so my price was very reasonable. Less than $20 as I recall. This disc has occupied the number one slot in my Yamaha's carousel for over a year. This one-off concert really showcases the bands accomplishments over the decade and is so much more than your typical lead singer, lead guitar, bass and drums presentation. The integration of the orchestra and choir is top notch. Sharon is quite fab...btw.
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