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red_blood_inside
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:21 am 
 

Have been spinning Pink Moon and Time of no Reply a lot lately, I find his music very relaxing and warm. Is like the soundtrack for sleeping. Are here other fans of his work? I don´t have much info about him, except he was quite shy and introvert. I guess he was a great influence for metal acts such as Opeth and Anathema, aand I dare to say Katatonia as well.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:55 am 
 

Every now and then someone just "discovers" him and is totally blown away, as most first time listeners are, so isolated threads about him pop up on a lot of forums. I don't think he's the best but he has a style that he does well and I like to listen to his music. Pink Moon is a good listen but can be a bit dry since it's just him and his guitar for a half hour, the other two albums are a little more involved but just as good.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:27 am 
 

Like all artists who passed away before their time, Nick Drake is an interesting musician. Coupled with his introvert character, zero footage, beautiful song writing, original and strong playing style - he is a fascinating character. I love all his work, but Pink Moon is particularly resonating for me. He's definitely an icon for hipsters, but in this case all praise he receives is worthy.

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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:42 am 
 

CF_Mono wrote:
Every now and then someone just "discovers" him and is totally blown away


Come to think of it, this is actually true in most cases. Good call :lol:

I especially like Five Leaves Left and Pink Moon, FLL in particular because that was the first album I bought by him. Bryter Layter doesn't quite reach me in the same way but still has a few memorable moments.
His simplistic-yet-intricate songwriting coupled with his frugal temper is what appeals to me with his music.

Those vinyl boxsets that were released of all his albums are really cool if you've got the dough
If you're looking for similar artists I'd recommend checking out Jackson C. Frank and Townes Van Zandt.
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TripeOverload
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:26 am 
 

Thumbs up, mate! I really dig Van Zandt's music too.
And to OP, if you like listening to Nick Drake, you might also want to give Pearls Before Swine or Bill Fay a listen.
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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:08 am 
 

TripeOverload wrote:
Thumbs up, mate! I really dig Van Zandt's music too.
And to OP, if you like listening to Nick Drake, you might also want to give Pearls Before Swine or Bill Fay a listen.


I concur with Pearls Before Swine
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:07 am 
 

I'll just leave this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrmR_F5XgwQ

"A skin too few - the days of Nick Drake"
2000 documentary about his life. Yeah, I'm a big fan.
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red_blood_inside
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 7:42 pm 
 

Well, a lot to answer, first, I "discover" him many many years ago, but happens that lately I´ve been "rediscovering" him, I didnt know about other threads about him here, and was curious about what the metal comunity think about him. The recs are most welcome, I´ll listen to them and then ive some feedback, and for the doc, I´ll check it out as well, since he seems quite a character.
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CF_Mono
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 2:37 am 
 

red_blood_inside wrote:
Well, a lot to answer, first, I "discover" him many many years ago, but happens that lately I´ve been "rediscovering" him, I didnt know about other threads about him here, and was curious about what the metal comunity think about him. The recs are most welcome, I´ll listen to them and then ive some feedback, and for the doc, I´ll check it out as well, since he seems quite a character.

Ahh, I understand! I was instantly a fan when I first heard him. I know the feeling though, you want to smack yourself when you just ignore great music that's been in your collection (even a physical CD) forever. I just did this with Bohren Und Der Club of Gore. I've had Black Earth for probably five or six years. I just popped it in a few days ago and I already think it's one of the best albums I've ever heard. I wish I knew of more bands acquainted with the doom jazz style.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:39 pm 
 

CF_Mono wrote:
I wish I knew of more bands acquainted with the doom jazz style.


Not knowing the band of which you speak, have you heard Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation and Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble?
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:45 pm 
 

CF_Mono wrote:
I've had Black Earth for probably five or six years. I just popped it in a few days ago and I already think it's one of the best albums I've ever heard. I wish I knew of more bands acquainted with the doom jazz style.


I may sound a bit extreme with this statement, but as long as you got Bohren, you do not really need other doom jazz in your collection... the others pale in comparison to Bohren works, especially Midnight Radio, one fucking behemoth of an album (which is slower, more subtle, drowsier, more soundtrackish and sometimes more distorted than Black Earth).
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Abominatrix
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:08 pm 
 

CF_Mono wrote:
Every now and then someone just "discovers" him and is totally blown away, as most first time listeners are, so isolated threads about him pop up on a lot of forums. I don't think he's the best but he has a style that he does well and I like to listen to his music. Pink Moon is a good listen but can be a bit dry since it's just him and his guitar for a half hour, the other two albums are a little more involved but just as good.



As I understand it though, the "dry" sound of NIck and his guitar is exactly the way he wanted his music to sound. String arrangements and such were added later by his producer, often against his wishes.

but yeah, I'll join the club and say that Drake is really great and satisfying in the right mood.
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From_Wisdom_To_Mabt
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 5:49 pm 
 

If you like Nick Drake and his story, I'd also recommend Jackson C. Frank. Another unappreciated (in his time), tragic folk musician.

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CF_Mono
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:33 am 
 

Zerberus wrote:
CF_Mono wrote:
I wish I knew of more bands acquainted with the doom jazz style.


Not knowing the band of which you speak, have you heard Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation and Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble?

0___o I thought Bohren invented the genre. You should immediately check them out.

From_Wisdom_To_Mabt wrote:
If you like Nick Drake and his story, I'd also recommend Jackson C. Frank. Another unappreciated (in his time), tragic folk musician.

+1 for this guy
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CF_Mono
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:33 am 
 

Zerberus wrote:
CF_Mono wrote:
I wish I knew of more bands acquainted with the doom jazz style.


Not knowing the band of which you speak, have you heard Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation and Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble?

0___o I thought Bohren invented the genre. You should immediately check them out.

From_Wisdom_To_Mabt wrote:
If you like Nick Drake and his story, I'd also recommend Jackson C. Frank. Another unappreciated (in his time), tragic folk musician.

+1 for this guy
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