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10 Songs From My Music Library

Following Matt’s lead, I thought it would be fun to post the 10 first songs that Banshee plays on random. Without further ado:

  1. Forever – Kindervater & Nadja
  2. I’d Rather Be A Man – Alan Parsons Project
  3. Crashing Around You – Machine Head
  4. 50,000 Watts of Power – 12 Inch Thumpers
  5. One Summer – Alex K & Dee
  6. Regression (Act I – Scene One) – Dream Theather
  7. Bass Beats and Melody – Brooklyn Bounce
  8. Another Brick in The Wall (Part III) – Pink Floyd
  9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) – Apocalyptica
  10. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Peace and chow,

Ranok

Expanding My Horizons

While I have many interests from computers to canoing, to philosophy and reading, one thing that I love across the board is music. I’ve been keeping track of my musical tastes for a while using Last.fm, and I’m very fascinated by how my tastes have matured and shifted, and how music I couldn’t stand before I now embrace. In high school, I was very into pretty mainstream hard rock and metal, bands like Godsmack, Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God. While I still enjoy them from time to time, I have found myself growing tired of the genre as while each song is a very multidimensional sonic journey, the variations between individual songs and albums are slight and rather lacking. I was then shown Porcupine Tree by my friend Jon Rossi. I immediately feel in love with the difference between each song, and between the different albums, I could listen to album after album without growing weary of it. Using Last.fm to branch out from Porcupine Tree, I found Blackfield, Sigur Ros, rediscovered Alan Parsons Project, Marillion and Pink Floyd. Still, I was looking for something more off the wall and varying, looking into The Prize Fighter Inferno and moving my way into electronic music. Today however, I think I have hit the nail on the head, finding a whole genre of off-beat, strange yet oddly musical delights: avant-progressive rock, with bands like Kayo Dot and The Mars Volta. From there, Max pointed me at Sound Tribe Sector 9 and I found Tstewart, an electronic post-jazz musician. So I have many new artists to listen to (thanks Amazon MP3 download) and more places to search.

It should be said that even as my tastes have evolved, I still really enjoy hardcore trance ala Clubland X-Treme and other hardcore eurotrance.

Peace and chow,

Ranok