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    1. What are some good recommendations for ambient background music?

      This thread can be used for general recommendations for everyone, so feel free to recommend anything that fits. For me specifically, I'm looking for soundscape-style music that has the following...

      This thread can be used for general recommendations for everyone, so feel free to recommend anything that fits.

      For me specifically, I'm looking for soundscape-style music that has the following properties:

      1. no lyrics
      2. very "low motion" (the music feels smooth, slow, and uneventful -- no fast or abrupt sounds, rhythms, or melodies)
      3. euphonic (the music has an overall pleasant sound and feel to it)

      A lot of the ambient and drone music out there hits 1 and 2, but doesn't often hit 3. Much of what I've found tends to have a darker or more neutral tone than what I'm looking for, and some of it comes across as a bit grating. I instead want something that's sort of persistently, mildly pleasant, if that makes sense.

      EDIT: Forgot to mention that I'm specifically looking for music that I can fall asleep to and read books to, which is why the fact that it should be almost completely unobtrusive is so important!

      20 votes
    2. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      4 votes
    3. I have a preliminary plan that will change with feedback from others here

      I'd like to preface my self by saying that I am in no way trying to spam ~music. My intention is to get this space rolling as much as I can based on the recent survey that Tildes is perceived to...

      I'd like to preface my self by saying that I am in no way trying to spam ~music. My intention is to get this space rolling as much as I can based on the recent survey that Tildes is perceived to be STEM heavy/leaning.

      Thus, I will be posting a lot of links to music that I believe is interesting to the general listener.

      The possibilities of this space are endless IMO and I hope to positively contribute to it.

      15 votes
    4. WARGASM (UK) - Backyard Bastards (New Single)

      Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/backyard-bastards/1532748158?i=1532748159 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/5pdpC268ZugcBl48WGVe4j YouTube -...

      Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/backyard-bastards/1532748158?i=1532748159
      Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/5pdpC268ZugcBl48WGVe4j
      YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Rnppk23jI

      At the risk of just posting every new Wargasm single as they drop, UK duo Wargasm is back with a new single that continues their genre mash-up goodness. Backyard Bastards evokes feelings of Treats era Sleigh Bells. Like Sleigh Bells, the programmed drum beats sound like the fall out of the sky as the punctuate some super distorted guitar riffs. But noise rock is just one layer of this track, which includes Sam Matlock's growls and shouts along side Milkie Way's super smooth cleans.

      Lyrically, the band seems to take a step into politics just a bit rather than just the general rage of their past efforts with selections like

      When you're tired of living for these bastards
      I'll teach you how to kill your gods
      and hunt your masters
      I'm sick of feeling but this feeling's too strong
      I wanna kill somebody but I know it's wrong

      A section that may speak a lot to fellow young people like them, who feel they've been dealt a raw hand by a generation that swam in comfort in excess in pervious decades.

      For fans of Sleigh Bells, My Ticket Home and Papa Roach.

      2 votes