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EarCandy -
More fantastical than the formulaic rigors of serialism, and less refined than the mathematical exactitude of stochastic music, Spectralism, one of the many musical isms to have been birthed out of the revival for modern music during the latter half of the 20th century hovers eerily above all of its musical relatives. No less characterized by precise methods of composition than the aforementioned styles of modern music, I first believed the meaning of the form Spectralism, to relate to ... read more
EarCandy -
To some the contents of this exhaustive compilation are simply an addendum derived from Coltrane's main Impulse studio releases, but to the devout follower of Coltrane's work these are sacred messages orchestrated by the spiritual jazz prophet delivered on occasion at the very temple of jazz consecration: The Village Vanguard. The framework of the songs presented on Coltrane's studio albums is something in which everyone is familiar with, however on this compilation they appear as mere ... read more
EarCandy -
If it wasn't for those darned sine waves!

The bane for most newbies to Onkyo is the sine wave, whether it reminds you of trigonometry in high-school or simply because they can potentially give you a case of tinnitus when heard audibly. I tend to be increasingly fascinated with the sine wave for one because I enjoy studying them due to my love for physics, but also because I simply enjoy hearing variations of them. The reason sine waves are so unbearably high-pitched and sharp is a result of ... read more
EarCandy -
Without any preconceptions, two titans from two different corners of the jazz world came together for a plate-shifting meeting in 1979. Cecil Taylor the most harrowing of the Avant-Garde pianists, and Max Roach the towering rhythmic clairvoyant of the Hard-Bop/Post-bop idiom. Not only had the two before this meeting ever played with the other, but the provocative event was a completely improvised performance. These two would face each other head-on in a continual attack to assert their sonic ... read more
EarCandy -
I am sitting in a room (sound familiar?)

Two color blocks separated by a bar of ivory black. Alongside music that seems to remove the very essence of its identity.
What is left then, two colors with no relation? Music with no meaning? Can raw colors exist without attaching meaning to them and can music thrive with no instrumentation or vocalization? When does music become noise and color, well, colorless? These thoughts pervade the listener and observer when investigating the curious work of ... read more
Jan 19, 2021
At least you were being generous to Red.... honestly wasn't expecting you to be kind to Tay-Tay. Do you have a guilty pleasure album- like a very, vey accessible with like more than 500 ratings that you think of positively? Not for a list, just wondering...
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

Jan 17, 2021
Hey man! That is me again. I checked out your recommendations. They were superb, especially Visions of the Country. Can I heard before but still a fantastic listen. Could you give me your vision on musique concert genre. What is the biggest selling point of the genre for you? Why it does consistently appear in you 90s-100s ratings? How should I approch it? I kind of understand some pieces here and there, especially i love and feel Éliane Radigue, especially Trilogie de Mort but I absolutely do not understand it. It just resonated with me. Maybe you can give some listening advices and some pieces to hear?
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 16, 2021
Thank you
I will check it out
Jan 16, 2021
congrats on 1000 followers bud!
Jan 15, 2021
Too bad you deleted your FTBC review, but honestly if I read that today, not knowing your past score, I would be wickedly confused😅
Jan 15, 2021
Can you advise me something to listen to that would be more or less accessible out of your top tier catalog? 2-3 picks would be more than enough. Or maybe there are playlists you doing for someone?
Jan 13, 2021
Coolio! I'm focussing on exams this week, but I think I'll be able to hop on this weekend. I'll see you there! (though I am a bit of a Discord boomer, but I'm sure you'll notice that for yourself)
Jacques, partaker of the musics
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Reference to Rating System:

100 - Transcendent
90-99 - Remarkable
80-99 - Marvelous
70-79 - Considerable
60-69 - Admirable
50 -59 - Advantageous
40-49 - Bearable
30-39 - Mediocre
20-29 - Distasteful
10-19 - Abhorrent
0-9 - Upsetting
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January 2021 Playlist