December 02, 2018

Hey Wonderduck, What're You Listening To?

Everybody has their musical obsessions of the moment, right?  The stuff that you've simply got to hear when you're listening to music, on heavy rotation on your mp3 player, constantly streaming online, whatever, you've got 'em, your friends and co-workers have 'em, and I have 'em.

The difference is, I've got a blog.

Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing (Swingwhale Enhiezima Remix)
Because I simply will not let electroswing go down without a fight.  And yes, I do think the original is better, but I like the addition of the modern bass elements.  Plus, hell, it's fun stuff and I'm no expert on music theory or anything like that.

Kid Kasino & Dutty Moonshine - Everybody
Sometimes you stumble across clever music in the strangest of places.  One place that has a surprisingly high ratio of "entertaining tunes" to "content" is gameplay videos.  I was watching a guy named Arlios and his World of Warships highlight vids, when a couple of minutes into it I realized I was diggin' the tune more than the gameplay.  That's happened before, but it's always a fun time when it occurs.  The videos are good, too!

Zooly - Siri Says
Lets get this out of the way right now: I'm not sure if I like the song, or I like the AMV and the song just tags along.  What I didn't realize is that the AMV is by Haunter103, the creator of The Greatest AMV Ever.  While it's not as good as that one... how could it be, when it's up against The Greatest AMV Ever?... it's still awfully darn good.  Song's catchy too.

Adhesive Wombat - Anthem
Speaking of music in gameplay videos... you know the game SuperHot?  FPS, time only moves when you move, opponents are all red?  This song was used in SuperHot's greenlight trailer.  Is it original?  No.  Is it repetitive?  Yes.  Do I care?  No.  Do I enjoy listening to it?  Yes.

Gevolt - Khokhotshet
Klezmer is a type of music originally played by Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, but got mixed with American jazz in the 1920s.  That's the version most people are familiar with; the original style is apparently having a quiet resurgence.  Heavy Metal is a type of music that stems from the late '60s that includes the use of driving guitars, a heavy bass and drum back beat, and often dramatic (or overdramatic) singing.  Klezmer Metal is an unholy mutant that is simply wrong in so many ways.  Which is what makes it so stinkin' good.  Seriously, if that isn't some of the best metal music you've heard recently, you've got to tell me what you're listening to that's better.

Korpiklaani - Ievan Polkka
Hatsune Miku is over in the corner crying, because in Finland even the polkas are metal. And yes, that viking is wielding a feather duster. And this might be the best use of Valve's software ever.

Right, that's all.  Everybody back on your heads.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 02:54 AM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 In the grim darkness playlists of the far future, there is only war metal.

But seriously, metal appears to be the Borg. It happily assimilates EVERYTHING. (That Gevolt track really does kick ass.)

Posted by: GreyDuck at December 02, 2018 10:36 AM (rKFiU)

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