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Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo Yoshihide - Good Morning Good Night
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Well this is gonna be an interesting listen. Oh, and thank you for 200 followers.

Good Morning - A loud track that slightly hurt my ears, but not in a way to make it bad entirely; only more intriguing. I hoped to go into this album with an open-mind and that I wasn't going to rate it badly automatically. This first track is so eerie and creepily interesting that it kept me interested with the loud and annoying sound. Good Morning feels like you're in multiple places at once and really sets the ... read more

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Bladee - ICEDANCER
41
This sounds like it was made on Garageband by a 12 year old who thinks they're clever. Other than that I would have to say this isn't really the WORST thing I've ever heard, just very annoying and sounds like it was made by a teenager. This is honestly really boring and not at all lyrically interesting and one of the most annoying things I've listened to since MGK's record.

Is this a hot take? Yes. Do I care. No not really. I'm not gonna act like people shouldn't enjoy this record, but ... read more

Pedestrian Deposit - Dyers' Hands
81
Thank you to @Hexo for the recommendation.

I had a slight headache before starting this, which was probably not the best time to listen, but whatever! I downed like three cups of water before fully listening so.... anyway, what's to be said about this album? Well it sounds like a whole load of instrumental sound bytes from a clipping album that's for sure, I was for sure expecting to her Daveed Diggs rapping when the first track started. Other than that, this album is chilling to say the ... read more

Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
80
Thank you to @UltimateLifeFrm for the recommendation! This is another birthday album for me!

Yeah, so this record goes kind of hard but is weird as hell to be honest. As the genre list says; this is wonky. It's not as chilling or creepy as some other records UltimateLifeFrm has recommended to me, but instead kind of fun and weird instead which is not something I expected from a record with that album cover. Honestly while this isn't my favorite IDM record nor do I think it's anything ... read more

Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
80
This is honestly kind of calming.

So I had no idea what I was getting into with this album, but it's honestly kind of interesting. It's calming yet really chilling. Right off the bat, it's evident this is another album like The Disintegration Loops or Good Morning Good Night that are more an artistic representation than a musical one. At least that's what I get from this. A lot of the sounds on here are just really fucking weird, but draw me into Automatic Writing as I have no idea what I'm ... read more

Sam Smith - Gloria
45
Didn't expect this to start as well as it did. Honestly not the worst thing I've ever, but definitely basic and derivative of most mainstream pop. While actually kind of fun, part of it feels empty and soulless.. yet still kind of soulful? Despite that weird paradox, it's honestly catchy in some parts. This begins really well, but as it progresses slowly and shows barely any growth musically. The production is okay, the lyrics are meh and catchy, the singing is nice, but everything about this ... read more

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Oooh boy... you're lucky you don't know their abominable cover of Nirvana's About a Girl

https://youtu.be/yTh9qiXEy4Q
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It’s cool cause I post a lot of the process, so It’s like u get a sneak peak before new shit is out lol
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🖤
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Ofc no worries! Feel free to leave me another suggestion when you get the chance too!
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Live versions can work well most times, unless it's Puddle of Mudd, that's a different story.

Good morning to you, too!
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Yep, I have.
I do enjoy it a lot as well, but nothing ever beats the original.
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I saw! You did a great job on it.

My next recommendation from here will be an EP from one of my favourite UK garage producers, One by Direct

It's a mainly instrumental depcition of lonliness with small vocal chops sprinkled throughout to really help sell each track. It's equal parts beautiful and desolate, and is by and away his most consistent project for me!
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If you aren't feeling any of these composers or want an easier place to start, I'd suggest Chopin. He has a lot of fairly short works that are very recognizable and easily accessible. You can view my favorite interpretations in my Chopin list.
I'd recommend: Nocturnes, Études, Scherzos.
Debussy & Satie are also somewhat good places to start.
I'd specifically suggest this release:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/132207-reinbert-de-leeuw-gnossiennes-gymnopdies-ogives-trois-sarabandes-petite-ouverture-danser.php

Classical can be a bit difficult to get into at first, but the rewards are never-ending.
If you have any questions or need any help don't hesitate to ask.
I apologize for this wall of text & any possible spelling errors, but I tried to condense it down as much as I could. :-)
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For Mozart I recommend:
"Requiem" - one of his most recognizable pieces - performed by La Chapelle Royale / Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe.
Piano Sonatas (again by Ronald Brautigam). And again, these are quite long. I'd recommend 11 & 16 especially, as you should recognize some of both. I highly recommend listening to all of his Piano Sonatas, but that can be a daunting task.

For Bach I recommend:
Goldberg Variations (Goldberg Variationen), The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), and The Well-Tempered Clavier (Das Wohltemperierte Klavier). In my list you can see my favorite interpretations of these pieces, all of which are easily accessible online.

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