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Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Bluegreen, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Bluegreen

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    Hi everybody.
    I was wondering, does anyone of you know any good piano-based music? Or music that has a lot of piano in it? It recently dawned on me how beautiful this instrument is, I mean, I can easily fall in love with a song with nothing but piano in it! In my opinion, piano can give a song so much deapth and make it sound so much more organic...
    Current favourite piano song: Granmon by Detektivbyrån!
     
  2. Achtland

    Achtland ^^goddess^^

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    Black Metal band Scholomance. They are split up now but worth a listen if you love piano. First instrument I learned to play. :D
     
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    Early Tori Amos albums?
    Yeah, well that is if you like piano based music with female vocals and cryptic lyrics.

    Or you can check the video of a friend of mine, who is an awesome pianist really!


    In any case, piano is a fabulous instrument and also one that I seriously can't play at all. I don't know that many bands where the piano constantly takes the leading spot though.
     
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    Some records from the top of my head:

    Jan Johansson - Jazz På Svenska
    Coen Bais - Sweet Dreams
    Simeon ten Holt - Canto Ostinato

    Eluvium - Copia, more than just piano (ambient classical droney stuff) but awesome anyway.
    Brian Eno - Music For Airports, if you're into ambient stuff, it's pretty minimalistic.
    The American Dollar - A Memory Stream, if you like post-rock, good record with quite some piano stuff.
    Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope, if you're into this stuff (it's a bit poppy sometimes). I think her earlier albums are supposed to be better but I haven't heard them.
     
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    +1 at jan johansson
    plus, get chick corea's "expression".
     
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    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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    I second Eluvium - Copia, and don't forget the classics: Debussy, Satie, Franz Liszt
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Wow, that's some talent your friend has! Can't play it myself either, I can copy simple songs (like the intro of A fair judgement, for instance! :) ), but that's it basically...
     
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    +1 for both Jan Johansson and Eluvium, but also get An Accidental Memory in Case of Death by Eluvium, and Jazz På Ryska by Jan Johansson.
     
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    In addition to some of the previous excellent suggestions:

    Ellis Marsalis - "Duke in Blue" (or anything else from the Duke!)
    Thelonious Monk - "Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall" (anything by T.S.M. is guaranteed gold!)
    Any of the timeless classical piano works of Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mozart, Debussy & Haydn.
    Gyorgy Ligeti - "Gyorgy Ligeti Edition 3: Works for Piano"
    (Ligeti is one of the true masters of the 20th century... truly in the "mad genius" category!)
    Chris Opperman - "Klavierstucke"
    Robert Scott Thompson - "Forgotten Places"
    Philip Glass - "Glassworks"
     
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    check out Andy Winters "shades of light through black and white". The main composer for proggresive band "Winds" side project which is an all out piano instrumental album.
     
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    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

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    Eric Satie- Pianoworks. One of my favorite pianists.
     
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    this thread needs more chopin
     
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    Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
    George Winston - Forest
     
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    Yann Tiersen's Good Bye Lenin! has some great piano tracks.
     
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    Jon Brion has some great piano stuff.
     
  18. Mantraschism

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    What you need is Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, and Rachmaninov's Preludes, Op. 3, No. 2. Shame on you all for not mentioning Rachmaninov! You could also do with some Franz Liszt and a little Edvard Grieg.
     
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    Shame indeed! We should all be flogged. Btw, is it "Rachmaninov" or "Rachmaninoff"? I've seen it spelled both ways.

    Moonlight Sonata is my all time favorite piece of piano music, btw... especially the third movement, which is like a giant musical orgasm! :kickass::headbang::Smokin:o_O

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    Dude, that third movement is crazy. It's an emotional frenzy, especially after the calm of the first two movements and the moodiness of the first in particular.

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 73 (1st movement)

    Edit: 'Rachmaninov' and 'Rachmaninoff' are both correct.
     

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