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Postby Awesome Walrus » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:26 pm

Right. So after some casual YouTube'ing I find some related tracks to one of my favourite classic pieces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKn9qW0IABw by someone called Dave Thomas - http://www.davethomasmusic.co.uk/blog/blog.html Which do all include this accordian instrument or whatever it is. (Wouldn't be surprised if that's not even what it's called). And in fact, I like the instrument and his music very much, however, in todays society with the likes of rappers and disco music, i'm pretty sure I would be frowned upon for listening to this genre. Into more detail...

Basically, i'm asking if anyone else has a simular problem like this; liking music which is of a different type and prehaps feels the urge to keep it from other peers. And secondarly, if anyone else likes this. I'm a very rounded, 16 year old that has ranged from rock, metal, rap, trance and now classic. And I do still love other music including rock and disco, classic just sticks out though...

Does no one else just find this - and any other classical pieces - elegantly amazing compared to the other shit that millions of people call music these days?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFY1m3OD0jY&NR=1

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Postby Spaced Ape » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:41 pm

I wouldn't exactly call the Accordion "classic" as it was invented in the early 19th century.

As for ye olde instruments, I'm a big fan of the bagpipe. The first time I heard KoRn's "Shoots and Ladders" I almost nutted myself.

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Postby Azgarth » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:21 am

accordion is brilliant, i love the stuff of didier laloy, but can't find a good youtube.
also a close relative, the bandoneon is good, check the works of astor piazolla, tangoish but great.

this stuff tho mate, is in NO way classical.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAMLCDnCLzs[/youtube]
that comes closer (also awesome, LISTEN guys).

also, esch, bagpipes hell yeah.
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Postby Astica » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:43 am

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Postby Imperfekt_x » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:59 am

i've always found accordians to be wonderfully entertaining instruments! i actually own one myself... tho i did find it near a dumpster, and have no clue in regards as to how it is played well, the fact remains that i own one. And i don't know whether thts a good thing or a bad thing either. ha.

And yes classical music is always great. Tho i honestly just use it as background music for writing, it has proven useful for helping me focus. And i've alsop been known to rock out to beethoven every now and then. ...especially his 9th symphony ("a clockwork orange", anyone?).
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Postby Azgarth » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:00 am

got a friend who's now playing the bandoneon, they're fairly related.
check out astor piazolla's work, it's awesome.

and ames, thanks again for that group, been listening to them on and off since ya introduced me to it.

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Postby Astica » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:05 pm

Imperfekt_x wrote: And yes classical music is always great. Tho i honestly just use it as background music for writing, it has proven useful for helping me focus. And i've alsop been known to rock out to beethoven every now and then. ...especially his 9th symphony ("a clockwork orange", anyone?).

I believe the term you're looking for is chamber music.

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Postby Bernie » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:44 pm

Gogol Bordello uses a ton of accordion (ska) and theyre real cool, just like the Dropkick Murphys use bagpipes. and listen to whatever you want.
edit: i didnt pay attention, but this thread is considerably old. oops. 4 days doesnt mean death, does it?

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Postby Azgarth » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:01 pm

you GOT to be joking, i found out about gogol bordello yesterday, am still listening since then, and now there's talk about it on MD? talk about coincidence.
they're awesome.
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Postby dickwad » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:14 am

firewater > balkan beat box > gogol bordello

but that's getting off topic.

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Postby Azgarth » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:01 pm

depends on what you're looking for.
if you're looking for eastern european music, sure.
if you're looking for gypsy/rock drinking songs, gogol bordello.
i'm usually looking for the latter, it just feels good.
still listening to their 2007 album btw, best they have imo.
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