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I'm just who we agree I am

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Formerly_Me  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The neon city and it's ilk - tobin

Thank you so much! I try really hard to add a lot of dynamism to my music, so I'm glad that kind of freneticism comes through without being too much. I was also learning fm synthesis (honestly I'm still learning fm synthesis) while making this, so all of the sounds have this very metallic and almost experimental nature to them (which I like a lot, but I also like a lot of stuff that lost people just call "noise", so my opinions are a little skewed lol).

Again, thanks for the feedback, and I'm happy you thought it was fun!

Formerly_Me  ·  906 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 295th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I've been listening to a lot of Ornette Coleman, Luciano Berio's Sequenza III (which is some pretty insane choral stuff), and a bunch of different things by Anton Webern.

Formerly_Me  ·  1299 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 240th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Been listening to the new Milo album. It's pretty fantastic if you like art rap.

Also been listening to Desire by Everything Everything. I'm really pumped for their new album cause they're one of my all time favorite bands.

Other than that I've been listening to a surprising amount of 2 Chainz (which I never thought I'd EVER say).

Formerly_Me  ·  1300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is a sandwich?

I'll check it out. Thanks!

Formerly_Me  ·  1300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is a sandwich?

But what about open faced sandwiches? And cutting a burrito in half lengthwise (admittedly a dumb thing to do, but hey it's a thought experiment) would make it fit that definition of a sandwich as well. I do like where you're headed though, and I think we can definitely work with the idea that the way the bread is applied is important to what we consider a sandwich. I certainly think that it has to be a flat piece (or pieces) of bread on which the set of ingredients are applied.

Your definition brings to light something I was playing around with as well: the idea that sandwiches are more defined on how they look than how they're actually made. Thus a sandwich could be anything that is surrounded by flat (or relatively flat) objects of the same general materials. However, this begs the question of what multidimensional sandwiches would look like (which is a super weird thing to thinks about).

Formerly_Me  ·  1300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 239th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

As soon as I saw "accordions" I was wondering if someone would mention this song! I found out about it through Madvillainy, but it's super cool seeing how Madlib changed it and how both songs kinda have their own unique ideas that they revolve around!

Formerly_Me  ·  1300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Let's talk e-readers. Do you have one? Do you like it?

I don't think this is exactly what you're asking about, but I use my iPad mini for a large majority of the reading that I do. I don't use any fancy reading apps; however, I find that the small size of the tablet is perfect for reading because it fits nicely in my hand and its incredibly portable without being intrusive. The big plus to e-readers, at least as far as I've found, is the incredibly expansive library of (illegally downloadable) reading options ranging all the way from scientific papers to high fantasy novels (although I mostly stick to philosophy essays and math proofs cause I lack imagination). All in all I'd say that my iPad certainly fills a niche that regular books or my computer can't, and it's become a pretty integral tool in my technology arsenal!

Formerly_Me  ·  1417 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 223rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

"Lil Boy" - Death Grips (Alt Hip-Hop/Experimental Hip-Hop/Experimental Electronic)

Album cover is NSFW

"Ex Lion Tamer" - Wire (Punk)

"blkswn" - Smino (Hip-Hop/Jazz Rap)

"Mad Nice" - DANGERDOOM (Hip-Hop)

Trying something where I only post genre titles instead. I felt like I wasn't characterizing the songs well enough and I was forcing opinions that may not necessarily be universal.

Formerly_Me  ·  1422 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what is your cathartic song?

Thanks for sharing this. The lyrics are quite applicative to so many situations, and I think that is a testament to the genius behind the sound design as a whole. Having been through a harsh breakup (and still recuperating from that experience), this song really speaks volumes about how someone (or something I guess) can stay on one's mind

Formerly_Me  ·  1422 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what is your cathartic song?

Statistics are nobody's friend, but life has a weird way of trying to buddy up with math.

I've found a lot of solace in the threads you post and the music you share and I've never properly thanked you for that.

Formerly_Me  ·  1422 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what is your cathartic song?

I feel you, man. I grew up listening to The Who thanks to my dad, and this song has always struck a chord (no pun intended) with me.

Formerly_Me  ·  1423 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 222nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

"Full of Fire" - The Knife

A nine minute thought provoking banger (with a pretty crazy music video too)

"Pork Soda" - Glass Animals

I didn't care much for Glass Animals last album even though I loved Zaba, but this track really stuck out to me (I think it's the pineapples)

"Redbone" - Childish Gambino

Ever since I saw Get Out this song has been in the back of my mind

That's it for this week. I haven't been able to listen to a lot of music because finals are coming up.

Formerly_Me  ·  1431 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 221st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

"HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar

I love this song and I love this video.

"Ain't It Funny" - Danny Brown

Danny talks about some pretty dark things in this song and Jonah Hill's music video is surprisingly perfect for this song.

"Takyon" - Death Grips

I've been re-listening to a lot of Death Grips recently, and this is just such a visceral and perfectly aggressive song.

"Emily" - Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom has opened my eyes to contemporary American folk music in the best way possible.

"Chanel" - Frank Ocean

This song has really captivated me since it came out. It's so smooth and Frank talks about some really big topics in this song. Plus I just love the way the vocals slide over each other.

"Restless" - Jana Hunter

Thanks to cgod for introducing me to this artist!