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What is the most beautiful, spine-tingling music you have ever heard?

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Kosmokrator, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. metal_wrath

    metal_wrath I dip my forefinger...

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    Opeth - entire first four albums, "Hours of Wealth"
    Aria - "Home", "Ave Maria", "Ebben", "Horizon", "Addio"
    Eric Johnson - "When the Sun Meets the Sky" the long interlude, "Song for Lynette" and many others
    3rd and the Mortal - "Sorrow", "Why so Lonely", "Neurosis" and others
    Avrigus - "Dark Angels Descent", "Flesh", "Qliphoth"
    Empyrium - "Waldpoesie" that riff that reminds me of the BRI riff, "Mourners", and others
    Rapture - "Gallows", "Raintracks", "Silent Chrysalis Stage", "For the Ghosts of our Time" and many others
    Katatonia - "Brave Murder Day" album, "Sounds of Decay" album, "Tonights Music" etc...

    I would also include many Classical songs.

    I especially enjoy certain Choir/Sacred Music pieces of the few that i have heard. I usually get the most spine tingling from these pieces. I would include several songs from an album called Gaudeamus - Early Music Sampler, including "Ave Regina Caelorum", "Ave Cuius Conceptio", "Angeli Archangeli".
     
  2. beast from the east

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    There's a piece of modern classical music by Einojuhani Rautavaara entitled Cantus Arctica that is some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard. It paints a scene of a desolate winter landscape, and has bird calls throughout the 3-part arrangement. Just exquisite.
     
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    dwoakee Suboptimization Expert

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    john cage - 4:33.

    no kidding.
     
  4. Lightbulb Sun

    Lightbulb Sun Losing the Skyline....

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    I totally forgot to mention almost anything off of Eluvium's An Accidental Memory in Case of Death. A great album. But if I had to choose one song off that album, it would be The Well-Meaning Professor.
     
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    dwoakee Suboptimization Expert

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    I could list so many great songs ... some more examples are "Nessun Dorma" by Puccini, "No Quarter" by Led Zep, "Human" by Goldfrapp, "Paff, der Zauberdrachen" sung by Lisa Wahlandt, but I want to address one song especially in this post:

    "No one's Slave" written by Theo Simon.

    I know that song in the version of UK/Australien folk hippies Kangaroo Moon and this is definitely one of my alltime favourite songs. Since the Kangaroo Moon version of this song is very hard to find, here's two links to other versions:

    [ame]http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=nrHB8uAEv5c[/ame]

    http://www.seizetheday.org/media/songs/itsYourLife/noOnesSlave.swf

    The song is a kind of chant-like recital with some definitely philosophical/religious topic, so in a way it connects to the OP.
     
  6. Metalstrm

    Metalstrm On the Serpentine Path

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    My obvious choice would be Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, especially the second solo.

    Then, several soundtracks, like Godfather's Theme, Cavatina, and 28 Weeks Later's theme song.

    Dream Theater's Finally Free. It is a frightening, shocking, chilling song.
     
  7. worldwide_suicide

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    a few songs:

    tori amos- gold dust, winter, virginia, time (tom waits cover), cloud on my tongue, 1000 oceans, etc...
    eluvium- prelude for time feelers
    sigur rós- saeglopur, glosoli, ara batur, vidrar vel til loftarasa, etc...
    opeth- face of melinda
    joni mitchell- little green
    the beatles- golden slumbers, something
    alice in chains- nutshell, frogs
    pearl jam- black, oceans, given to fly, indifference, etc...
    mother love bone- crown of thorns
    nine inch nails- a warm place
    pj harvey- grow grow grow
    porcupine tree- lazarus
    portishead- all
    many more...
     
  8. d_cat

    d_cat Re'member

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    ^ A big +1 :)

    One band that has gone so unoticed are, "Turin Brakes."

    Checkout the 1st 2 albums, "The Optomist" and "Ether Song."

    The lyrics are really clever and cryptic! :lol:

    A selection of youtube vids as an introduction...

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Turin+Brakes&search_type=&aq=-1&oq=

    I hope you have speakers capable of re-producing good
    deep bass cos it really plumbs the depths and articulates
    on some of their songs, REALLY. :kickass:

    Start with 'Underdog, save me' 'Average Man' and 'Clear
    blue sky.'

    Enjoy.
     
  9. My Arms, Your Purse

    My Arms, Your Purse I Steal Things

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    epic song, even more epic video. ( Watch the entire thing.)
     
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    Carta's Carta's > Sex

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    ^ Do you even like anything besides Isis? :lol:
     
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    basically anything by a band called Hammock.
     
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    My Arms, Your Purse I Steal Things

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    if the following bands can be considered "anything" then yes;
    Sigur Rós
    Army of the Pharaohs
    The Roots
    Jedi Mind Tricks
    Kaki King
    Feist
    Enslaved
    The Knife
    Esoteric
    Regina Spektor
    Magyar Posse
    Opeth
    Imogen Heap
    Leviathan
    Primordial
    Ahab
    7L & Esoteric
    The Angelic Process
    Neurosis
    Promise & The Monster
    Iron & Wine
    Meshuggah
    Ulver
    Russian Circles
    Explosions in the Sky
    Entombed
    Empyrium
    1349
    Matisyahu
    Emperor
    Eluvium
    Darkthrone
    dredg
     
  13. in_my_time_of_disease

    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

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    What's good by regina spektor? I watched the commercial videos she had on youtube and all of the songs were bland piano singer-songwriter crap of the lowest order. I assume those were her singles and thus more "commercial," but at the same time there was just nothing innovative or interesting about them at all so I'm wondering what I should check out.

    Imogen Heap is awesome though 10/10
     
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    Peter Gabriel - It Is Accomplished from the soundtrack Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ.

    I was with a friend of mine who owned the CD. He put it in but did not tell me what it was. I heard the song and it was so great ... uplifting, enlightening. And I told him: "This sounds like something great is coming. Like something's finished." He looked at me, surprised, and said: "You know what this song is about?" I said, "No idea." Then he told me. So, now you know what great music is. An instrumental piece which delivers the message straight to your heart, brain and consciousness.
     
  16. My Arms, Your Purse

    My Arms, Your Purse I Steal Things

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    You've probably heard mostly songs from her newest album, Begin to Hope. Her earlier albums = where it's at.
     
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    At the moment, I'm thinking Pictures of You by The Cure. The way Robert Smith sings the low 'looking so long at these pictures of you..' and then picks up the high again with 'there was nothing in the world, that I ever wanted more..' wow.

    And the live version is even better.

    As for Jeff Buckley mentions, I always find Mojo Pin's build up mindblowing, and his father Tim's 'Once I Was' may even surpass all of Jeff's work.

    Special mention: Zamfir - The Lonely Shepherd
     
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    i was listening to a sevendust song the other day called skeleton song it gave me the shivers
     
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    Non Opethian stuff:

    Cooling, Datura, Black Dove, lots of others by Tori Amos
    The Tourist and Videotape by Radiohead
    Rachmaninov's Prelude Op. 23
    Horowitz's version of Danse Macabre
    Horowitz's version of Rakóczy March, No. 15 (un-fucking believable)
    Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
    Under a Glass Moon by Dream Theater
    The Old Ways by Loreena McKennitt
    Fumbling Towards Ecstacy / Good Enough by Sarah McLachlan
    Emperium by Machine Head
    This Love by Pantera (those last four chords before the outro....sick)

    As I get older, the list constantly changes... much of what I loved 10 years ago does almost nothing for me now... one of the many things that make music amazing.
     
  20. tchocky

    tchocky the evil pirate bloodnose

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    Rubycon by Tangerine Dream. This really does make those hairs stand on end.

    EDIT: Mordet i Grottan.
     

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