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What have you been listening to lately?
What do you want to explore?
What's your favourite traditional folk music?
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Daily /trad/ general.
Here's the tiny library I have on this computer, feel free to request anything from it and I will upload it.
I wish I had my portably HDD with me that has a bunch more music.
I've been listening to Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares (just then in fact), and loving it
last thread (full of mega links including what I've been listening to)
I went through all the bulgarian instruments and learned a bit about them. there's something so mournful about their vocal music and microtonal melodic lines
If you want, I can pastebin the OxMu entry for Bulgaria.
Just noticed that the bibliography, article and recording lists now have links to borrow the items through the university library. That might come in handy, I could borrow some CDs and rip them.
These threads will never take off, will they? /mu/'s interest in traditional music is just non-existent.
This is all I have on this computer, but I can upload it if you want?
pretty sure its just natural background noise. if you look through that YT channel theres a bunch of other african traditional music from different parts of africa. pretty cool stuff
what do you have in the Central Asia folder?
have you heard Jiddische Lieder by Zupfgeigenhansel? it's an excellent album.
I try and keep it real, I'm developing my knowledge of the corpus of English folk music currently. It's sad that it suffers from such an uncool image but idgaf one day morris dancing will be cool.
if you're looking for something instrumental, check out Meyn Shtetel Yas from Odessa Klezmer Orkesta. if you're okay with klezmer/jazz hybrids, listen to Golem On The Moon by Yomguih & Denis Cuniot.
(i can upload these 2 if necessary)
What are ya'lls opinion on the Nonesuch Explorer series? There's a collage on what.cd and I'm considering just grabbing everything because it looks amazing. I might have a few of them downloaded at home already, but I'm not sure.
Yeah, being a normie sucks balls. Also it's difficult being a normie with nofrendz. I'm not really "back", I think. At least right now, it's only temporary.
>I even made a birthday thread for you on Aug 15th but noone cared sorry for that.
Such is life.
I thought you had a gf and job and all that sounds like an ok normie life
Do you guys like traditional Japanese music?
I'm a huge fan of Misaki Iwasa...
Here's one of her tracks from last year:
I find it extremely refreshing to hear younger people carrying on the traditions from their elders.
or how about when people from one culture fall in love with another, enough to embrace their traditional art forms.
A great example of this is Jero.
Jero is a black man from Pittsburg who studied Japanese throughout highschool and college.
When he got his big break in Japan, he fully embraced their culture and has become one of the most revered Enka singers in Japan.
Morris Dancing has always been cool
Also, if anyone's interested, here's an instrumental album by a Scottish band. It's not all Scottish though, there's a miscellany. Not all traditional either.
pls listen, it's really good
Yeah, I'll probably do that. I'll at the very least download everything, and if my programs work as I think they do I'll convert everything to V0 and upload to mega cons (I think you can upload entire folders at once)? I'm on a 100/100 connection right now, so it shouldn't be too much effort really.
Yeah, but how many of those 30 year old people are actually hanging out with you on parties and shit? I wanna make friends, not just study. Either way, I'm hoping to get into a medical program, where the average age is a bit higher. Probably won't, tho
I mainly know bands from festivals, but I guess they aren't that well known in the US. I love bands like Kan, Lau, Mabon, Session A9 (the mega link), Flook, things like that. Whenever I try to bring them up, there's no interest. Not even for Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham :l
I would really love you for that. I think you can do that with folders, I've never tried it though
what bands are you talking about? maybe I know some of them.
I'm In a medical uni, nobody cares about your age here at parties
They're on their way down now, I hope my connection stays somewhat stable. I should manage to upload it all by tomorrow.
>I'm In a medical uni, nobody cares about your age here at parties
Yeah, that's what I've been thinking. The people in medical programs seem a bit more mature than people from the other programs I've been hanging out with.
I love Lau
I also like Mabon and I think I've heard about Kan, but I'm not sure
either they're mature or it's because a lot of people don't pass their exams, so they're older. At my uni it hapens so often it's actually considered normal to be 30 and still studying
I'm in the same position bro, I feel you
Hope I'll still make it to university (dat rose colored campus life, not really, just desperately want to be an intellectual Q_Q)
>either they're mature or it's because a lot of people don't pass their exams, so they're older. At my uni it hapens so often it's actually considered normal to be 30 and still studying
Sounds like heaven to me.
>tfw will never be an intellectual
doomed to be pseudo-intellectual forever
just bought a nice copy of Zarathustra, feels good man
>Yeah, but how many of those 30 year old people are actually hanging out with you on parties and shit?
Seriously though noone cares about that and I'm on pretty good terms with some of the older ones. Plus you're 25 I guess? Most people in uni are around that age aren't they? I think you'll be fine.
>tfw buying "high brow" literature and listening to avant-garde music and watching experimental films only because you want to be an intellectual
Most people in uni here in Sweden are between 19 and 23 or so. Most only do a bachelors degree (3 years), and start as soon as they graduate high school or a year after. Starting uni at 25 is actually fairly uncommon.
I don't want to be in school when I'm 30, but the only option for me at this point is not to go to school at all then.
Not really, I do genuinely enjoy these things, but I often feel like I've just got way too much left to learn
Yeah same here, I just feel like I need more of everything to better understand the stuff, if you know what I mean.
Yea sure, give me a moment.
I might have to rush off in a minute or two, but in that case I'll be back later with the upload.
Intellectualism is overrated as shit.
But we need at least some actual intellectuals, just so they can tell intellectual-wannabees to stop trying so goddamn hard, that it's not worth it and that it makes them sound dumb as shit. Cause who else is gonna tell them? Stereotypical jocks? Those barely exist anymore and will never be taken seriously.
Let's all be jocks, it's the best for all of us.
Honestly, the idea of "trying too hard" is dumb as shit. Try as hard as you can, the only thing that can happen is that you learn and better yourself.
I'm willing to blame at least a third of all my problems on anti-intellectualism, making me try to fit in with the "cool kids" instead of learning things in school.
Will post upload a bit later, gotta go for dinner now.
Yeah, just one, and they split recently. They all went back to their original bands, and this is the flautist's band (many lovely tunes in their repertoire)
He also released a 'solo' album which is really nice.
>Try as hard as you can, the only thing that can happen is that you learn and better yourself
If by "bettering yourself" you mean "spiraling in a self-destructive and vacuous lifestyle made of shallow ego boosts and cluttering of your mind with useless information" then I guess you're right.
Intellectualism is unhealthy. It saps the will and the sense of self, and essentially turns the intellect into a parasite of the body, when the intellect and the body shouldn't be separate in the first place. It's very trendy nowadays but that doesn't make it a valid life choice.
Thanks, I have to check it out.
There's an album I discovered and liked recently
Just recently listened through the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music. Going to listen to extra fourth volume some time soon.
Anyone else love the Secret Museum of Mankind series by Pat Conte? Anyone know any similarly weird and magical world music compilations?