Instrumental Bands and Albums

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Instrumental Bands and Albums

Post by mayhem-for-all » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:58 pm

Recommend some instrumental music to me.
Preferably Prog rock/metal (or classical music and soundtracks)

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Post by NeonVomit » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:01 pm

...so pretty much anything that doesn't have singing in it, right?

You're asking for something pretty broad, so I'll recommend a few original film soundtracks to get the ball rolling (not Kubrick-esque usages of existing classical music, which is an artform of its own)

My favourite ever has to be American composer John Corigliano's score to The Red Violin, which he won an Academy Award for. Joshua Bell (one of the finest violin soloists alive) was really involved in the composition of the score, in which the music that the violin plays is actually a plot device, commenting on what's happening in the film, and acts as a unifying voice between the characters across hundreds of years. That's what makes the film so utterly compelling and re-watchable - the music doesn't just add colour to the film, it's an incredibly vital part of the film itself and the story it's trying to tell; not just adding atmosphere, but adding an entire other dimension to the story itself. I personally think it's one of the greatest pinnacles of achievement in the field of film music.

Of a different type, the score that Trevor Jones (mostly) composed for The Last of the Mohicans is also amazing, especially as the film progresses and all the previous themes slowly blend into the climactic final scene. Really epic film, with a really epic score.

Others well worth owning are the score to The Lord of the Rings and the score from Gladiator.

And you've probably heard this as well:

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When it comes to classical music, seriously, spend the money and buy the CDs. To my ears, mp3s just don't do it justice. Most older classical works are public domain now so CDs are pretty cheap to buy... there really isn't an excuse not to when you can get something like all of Liszt's Symphonic Poems for 5 euros on Naxos.
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Post by Carcass » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:43 pm

1. Conan the Barbarian by Basil Poledouris
2. Blade Runner by Vangelis

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Post by adrian9 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:06 pm

niceeee topic!
i gotta list some of them I love, some of them I hate it, but all of them had been praised by both critics and artist so here we go.

my loved ones

- Surfing with the alien by joe satriani
- Passion and warfare by steve vai
- michael lee firkins (beautiful album)
- Minds eye by vinnie moore
- Perpetual burn by Jason Becker

you might also look up to Virtuoso by Joe Pass although is a hard stuff to digest if you are not into Jazz so much.

some that I dont really like but still some had good reviews by others.

-walk dont run by the ventures-
- Wired by jeff beck ( being a guitar player myself I feel stupid because I find this record boring)
- hot rats by frank zappa - I like zappa just not this one.

and thats all I got bro`
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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:11 am

adrian9 wrote: - Surfing with the alien by joe satriani
I listened to this today (per your suggestion). Good tip, its an excellent album.

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Post by warrencurrymetal » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcChWqyFtIA <--MIchael Harris rocks,
I prefer the Distorted Views album, but can't find anything on Youtube now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcChWqyFtIA Vitalij Kuprij is a keyboard monster

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Post by adrian9 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:51 am

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
adrian9 wrote: - Surfing with the alien by joe satriani
I listened to this today (per your suggestion). Good tip, its an excellent album.
yeah that album is almost a must in guitar shred and instrumentals, there are another good stuff from mo`joe but there is also some bad ones.
I would go on with flying in a blue dream and the extremist by pass everythin` through the super colossal..in my very personal opinion.
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Post by AGAG » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:41 am

warrencurrymetal wrote:Vitalij Kuprij is a keyboard monster
I would say he is a very angry Cyclop.
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Post by Arnold Layne » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:10 am

AGAG wrote:
warrencurrymetal wrote:Vitalij Kuprij is a keyboard monster
I would say he is a very angry Cyclop.
Cyclops. It is plural, even if there is one.

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Post by TwilightEagle » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:37 pm

Silenzium came to my mind.

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Post by AGAG » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:25 am

Arnold Layne wrote:
AGAG wrote:
warrencurrymetal wrote:Vitalij Kuprij is a keyboard monster
I would say he is a very angry Cyclop.
Cyclops. It is plural, even if there is one.

Arnold Layne
So! :x If there's two would it be singular?? :x
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