What are you listening to? [CONTENTLESS][MUSIC] (439)

1 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-7133 00:06

Share what you're listening to and help others find good music based on genres.

Appaloosa - Travelling

Genre: Jungle/Oldschool DnB

101 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9060 20:04

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102 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9090 17:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMfNnyMBa84 This song makes me so happy! Let me tell you a funny story involving this song. Back when I lived with my parents I would often pick up the girl I was seeing and we'd drive to the woods and have sex. One night we parked up and started making out, when a car parked further up the hill a bit. Then people got out and shone lights in our direction. We were like, wtf... After a while we decided to drive away, and I said "Ah well, hey do you want to hear an incredible thrilling euphoric song?" I put this on really loud and drove up the hill, giggling at her stony expression. It turned out the lights were cyclists going for a night-time bike ride along the woodland cycle-paths, they also looked a bit bewildered by the pumping beats

103 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 13:10

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105 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 14:16

one of my all-time favorite songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDHidMlViMc

106 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 18:45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxmZZBJQAKM Had this on repeat this week

107 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9092 21:10

108 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 09:43

>Denpa songs consist of music with lyrics and tunes that are extremely awkward and strange but people are still drawn to listen to it anyway, with the rationale that the music has "hypnotized" the listener, and that they are now under control by the strangeness of the song.

I love denpa but that's dumb...

>Denpa songs are often mis-characterized as cute and happy, since a large number of denpa music involve over-the-top moe themes which are extremely happy, cute and sometimes fast-paced, however this is not always the case, as they may also include much darker themes. One misconception of denpa music is that it is a type of "cute J-Pop", a label which is inaccurate since it is a largely underground trend, is not popular mainstream music, and has a completely different scene to that of J-Pop.

I feel like the writer has a misconception about the misconception. They're still Japanese songs composed using pop structures, even if the instrumentation is chiptune or gabber or what-have-you. The creepy themes sung with hyper-happy kawaii vocals in major keys is part of what makes it denpa!

109 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 10:59

>>108 Remember that they're trying to write from a NPOV for your grandma, explanations of niche shit are pretty simplified. Also denpa doesn't have to be "cute" I think is the point, it's more of a theme or an aesthetic than a genre.

110 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 11:21

>>109
No, wikipedia editors are just a cult.

111 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 11:35

>>109 For sure, but to say it's not a kind of Japanese pop music isn't simplifying it, it's just... false? And, what would be some examples of denpa which isn't cute? I can't think of any... maybe some which are musically not cute, like ones using hardcore terror-style and speedcore beatz etc., but they still feature sickly sweet cute vocals. If it doesn't give you diabetes in your ears, is it really denpa?

112 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 12:07

>>111 Depends what you mean.
For example, is anything with a female vocalist "cute", or does the content of the lyrics matter also?

Does a song even need lyrics to be denpa, or is having an instrumental track that feels dissociated and frenetic and alien-like enough? If so then there's eg most of Pigmhall.

Can non-Japanese music be denpa, at least "in spirit"? Some of the best denpa songs weren't made with the intention of being denpa, they just kind of turned out that way. If so then Oingo Boingo comes to mind with their frequent combination of upbeat instrumentals and disturbing and/or darkly humorous lyrics (Only a Lad, Dead Man's Party, Little Girls, etc)

>to say it's not a kind of Japanese pop music isn't simplifying it, it's just... false?

It's not pop music because it isn't "popular", you'll never see it on the billboard top 40 or hear it playing in an elevator or whatever. If we agree that it's an aesthetic and not a genre then some songs being similar in form to pop songs doesn't change that.

113 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 12:18

"Pop" also isn't a genre of itself, it's "normie bait", for lack of a better word, music, made to be as palatable to a mass audience as possible and to sell tons of records. Denpa is fundamentally excluded from being that by being sort of outsider art that's made for smaller audiences with the intention to be what most people would consider creepy or disturbing.

114 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 14:16

"Pop" can mean two things, what's popular in the charts at the time is called pop music, whether it's disco in the 70s to synthpop in the 80s to R&B boybands/girlgroups for generation Y and so on... most of this year's Eurovision entries were some form of cosy EDM or with hip hop flavours... But, you can have pop sensibilities and write a pop song. What does pop rock mean in comparison to rock, what are they talking about when some country music fans complain that modern country is "just pop but with fiddles", what do you get if you take the power out of powerpop? Pop punk can often be more complex than punk. You're right, pop music sells because it's palatable to lots of people, but it takes skill to make music with mass appeal! For me personally in the best denpa tunes, it's the frankly sublime pop cadences and rubese musical tricks, and charming melodies, and also the unhinged glee that sets my heart a-racin' ヾ(*´∇`)ノ

115 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 14:31

>>112 Hey yeah totally, Oingo Boingo are great and do have the same wonderful musicality I'm talking about. Cardiacs are another non-Japanese band that come to mind, musically and lyrically as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gggq0Siqf2E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4xw5RTUFX0

I love pigmhall as well but I'd never considered the denpa aspect, the videos always just make me think of my clubbing days and music and visuals they had some nights. I see where you're coming from though

116 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 14:33

I will never get tired of this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVjSycDJatc

117 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9104 15:24

Anyone notice that all J-pop songs contain the same single motif that other music doesn't? My music ears aren't what they used to be, but it's basically a single (sung) note in a different key to the rest of the song, and it's usually in the last quarter of the verse or bridge. I'll try to link it next time I hear it.

118 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9106 20:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MizGfg8YcA4

>>117 Interesting, let's some examples~

119 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9132 12:46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gFbbO5WzLU
10 PRINT "CIRCUIT BABIES"
20 GOTO 10

120 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9132 15:57

>>119
goto considered harmful

121 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9132 22:13

>>117
Also a lot of J-music all seems to start with the catch, then has a few bars' "rest" that introduces you to the general feel of the song, and that's always when the music video displays the title card.

>>120
Obligatory: "goto considered harmful" considered cargo-culting + "considered harmful" considered harmful

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126 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9149 20:02

>>120
By idiots who never actually read the C spec, of all the things that are actually harmful: uninitialized arrays, old string functions relying on null term, preprocessed shit for platform specificity; goto is not even close, it’s how the compiler code is going to work anyway. Hell the branch fond instructions that come from an if, for, or while are more harmful given specexec bugs. Goto is harmful if you don’t understand the scope of your code, but so is ever actually using code you don’t get the scope of.

127 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9150 20:35

>>126
I don't consider Dijkstra an idiot! Bit vociferous tho. Of course, one is not a genius for parroting an opinionated fellow.

But considering what passed for programming in 1968, it was hardly unjustified to very often say "hang on, WTF are you actually trying to do here?" every time you manually GOTO'd (dmr: 'Bob Morris asked, almost conversationally, "what are the arguments to ld?" Someone told him.'), not unlike I ask myself every time I copy-paste code from SO like the nubcake I am.

The second edition of "The Elements of Programming Style" (1978) makes no less than nine mentions of avoiding GOTO and labels. We can surmise it was still a thing breaking code in the 70s.

Not so today, we have much nicer programming languages (C is one of them, this is how old 1968 is) and are still perfectly capable of producing absolute shit in very different ways, but at least in ways that don't wreck up the place like manually placed GOTOs were doing rather often, even unto newbies retyping typo'd BASIC code from a magazine. Today, a C programmer using "goto" probably knows why they've resorted to it (and there's a strong chance the reason is a nested for that can't be renegotiated).

128 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 15:54

Black Light Ultra - Iglooghost

129 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 16:23

>>127
Most modern C gotos I've typed are to handle LLVM/clang’s constant fucking terrible forwarding decisions about noops. Usually this goto’s label is on the next line but this forces it to put the variables in the register before a print or math operation rather than dumping uninitialized garbage out of variables I had already been using in a for loop or some such. Somehow the longer I have been writing code the worse the bleeding edge gets.

130 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 17:05

>>126,127,129 Please stay on-topic by stating what you are or were listening to. My soundtrack for posting this was One More Day by Nate Dogg!

131 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 17:08

More One Night
from the SSR OST.

132 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 18:41

>>131 I listened to that song yesterday :3

133 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 18:43

>>130
manual sage is p much for off-topics but okay (´・ω・`)

heads up, "HEAVEN★UP" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FsyVf4hWvw

134 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 18:47

Only a Sith deals in absolutes. IIRC, Dijkstra's rant was about FORTRAN, in which goto can be used intra-procedurally (in C, more like setjmp/longjmp than goto). "Goto" is not a bad word and an arbitrary language keyword should not be stigmatized just because it is those four characters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS6UI3ukWfA

135 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 19:56

>>134 but he was talking about "everything except, perhaps, machine code". on re-read, it's not a particularly long piece or even a particularly strong opinion. it's more like some bits of evidence against it, such was the world so permeated in its use that use cases in favor were hard to discern.

he did express regret later that an title that turned out to be an incendiary meme was slapped on for publication, even i forgot about that detail, and shouldn't have even associated the title of his piece with him; that's publishing for ya, you provide the text, they provide the war

Katamari Forever - A Crimson Rose and a Gin Tonic (YMCK 8bit mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBzbhp34u-Y

136 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 20:58

>>135 iTunes says I've listened to this 28 times since the 21st of November 2010, but the last time was 26/06/2015... now making it it 29, today!

137 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9157 18:07

>>135
Right? It's cargo culting to the extreme.

138 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9176 16:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdBt9SbNV2k

Almost every scene in this has a logical connection to a later scene or a sight gag connection to the next. Usually music videos that try this hard take themselves kinda serious, so this has a level of visual comedy you just don't see often enough.

The music, now... I love ALI PROJECT style musically, but I shy away from their lyrics and PVs, that gothy stuff can get kinda disgusting. The title is "kneel and lick my feet" and it's thematically appropriate here, and some guys are into that shit, but DansGame

139 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9193 19:57

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbyqnpcmPXI

I've listened to this like 30 times over the past few days, that synth is sick. I discovered Telex via spotify recommendations; instrumentally they remind me a lot of Kraftwerk, but lyrically it's like they replaced that irony-tinged Teutonic optimism with something more like dadaist Francophone cynicism.

140 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9205 16:06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtfjzmYZvTw

mfw this mfer has a super genius robot gf and it makes him unhappy

141 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9206 18:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_T1StgldnM

godlike, it's too bad the guy who made it apparently wants to be completely forgotten, but music is relatively indelible in the akashic record

142 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9207 00:03

Nothing. I've got severe hearing damage. Unless, tinnitus counts?

143 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9248 18:49

DJ Paypal is so good even among the brainfeeder people, holy shit i swear to god

144 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9253 16:45

[ポヤッチオ]早速ですがSHAKING PINKはインベーダーだったようです
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2PcXwiOV4A

145 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9255 19:37

146 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9263 18:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HofkzRkLXwY
REOL - Asymmetry

Reol's rendition injects a lot of energy into this one, i wanna do a cover but it'd be a real stretch of my translation ability to make a singable that doesn't suck

147 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9264 05:40

I promise it's good. Maybe it's not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY

148 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9277 17:42

149 This post sucked.

150 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9290 17:41

I've listened to Loli Ripe - Be My Pet! 38 times, but this is the first time since 2014

151 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9291 17:55

my current obsession is heavy metal covers of 80s pop/disco songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYQmzhHYARk

152 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9291 17:59

154 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9291 18:28

>>151 Stayin' Alive came out in 1977 - I enjoyed the cover though

155 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9300 10:59

All that talk about dildos made me want to put this on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd_kPq8cGvk
we are THE PHYSICS - Dildonics
FFO Polysics, Devo, Melt-Banana, the Yummy Fur

156 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9306 00:06

157 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9306 17:14

>>155
Thank you! Just what I need: some good applied dildonics.

158 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9308 12:55

159 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9321 12:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmjhLH8aZzo I love this song so much... the bits where everything stops on a dime, the bits where it builds back up to the verse, but builds up a little longer than you might expect it to, the way the chorus seems to have multiple cadences, the way her voice has a sort of weary tone later in the song when going back into the chorus again, like she's working really hard to sing it

161 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9321 15:18

162 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9324 16:09

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtMciVcDme0
( ˃ ヮ˂) SC-55 tribute album!

163 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9329 08:43

My captcha was raining so I put this on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xJpgBHT-Wc I love it, especially the sax solo, even if it reminds me of Kirk van Houten's "Can I Borrow A Feeling"

164 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9336 21:35

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168 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9357 19:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiqeRzwRSFo

the second half with death grips instrumentals and new order lyrics is sick as fuck

169 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9385 15:36

Laugh&Peace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=285m8cJ2Qu8

170 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9387 22:05

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173 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9518 15:34

174 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9518 16:59

basically exclusively vaporwave and neurofunk

sageing myself

175 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9518 17:47

176 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9518 19:03

>>175
badly encoded "keygen music" please
http://www.antialias.se/chiptunes/

177 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9522 19:48

178 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9522 20:53

179 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9523 06:27

180 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9523 10:25

>>170 amazing, but I'm not sure it beats "Unidentified chinese music for the car"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nql09
https://soundcloud.com/yirba/bbc-radio-3-doesnt-know-hatsune-miku

181 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9525 12:14

richard devine mistreating a 303
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipUQKfGygp8

>>178
RIP

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183 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9535 12:52

184 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9535 16:18

>>183
Great OST. I hope Nakano gets a shot at maining an RPG again.

185 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9535 21:39

186 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9537 13:45

https://youtu.be/yXrBrB232dY

I swear I've heard this track before. I think it was the BGM of an [adult swim] bumper. Has anyone else heard this before?

187 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9538 12:07

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191 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9544 22:29

Captain Obvious - Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

heh

192 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9575 20:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2tP47skRCs
throwback

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193 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9582 17:10

194 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9593 22:29

Tekken 2 character select theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLy7VVtBsUo

195 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9611 11:39

The hum of my computer as I lay in bed at 12:38 in the afternoon the day before Christmas.

196 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9738 21:08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ_JzplRp3Y had to rewind selecta a couple of times for miko's dumb last verses X) <3 I love these girls <3
<3 yay yay <3 want u <3

197 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9748 19:38

198 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9751 03:24

199 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9751 18:16

>>198 Wow, I love it, thanks for sharing!

200 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9752 09:05

Goldfinger - Superman

(crying at proof of boomer-ness)

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