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Re: Wordless songs

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby tday93 » Fri May 23, 2008 2:04 am UTC

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby existential_elevator » Fri May 23, 2008 8:11 am UTC

Also just remembered that Bela Fleck are largely instrumental, and awesome.

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Ross » Fri May 23, 2008 10:12 am UTC

65Daysofstatic - "Drove Through Ghosts to get here" is pretty good
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Goatboy » Fri May 23, 2008 8:52 pm UTC

Sorry, guys, I totally failed all of you forever by not mentioning "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic earlier. I got a hankering to listen to it and I've done so >10 times today. It's some of the most visceral, emotional guitar playing I've ever heard. It isn't a Funkadelic track like you think of "Tear the Roof Off" or "Flashlight" at all, it's a ten minute long guitar solo (only minor accompaniment), George Clinton having told Eddie Hazel to "play like [his] mother just died." I get so into it that I'm almost offended when the next song comes on (this stereo doesn't have a repeat button, and the next song is "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith). This song needs to be inside your ears.
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Zombor » Sat May 24, 2008 2:05 am UTC

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Re: Wordless songs

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Sam Knight » Fri May 30, 2008 6:13 am UTC

Not sure if you count the samples used by Boards of Canada as words, but if not, then their stuff definitely gets my vote.
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby phlip » Fri May 30, 2008 6:21 am UTC

Tommy Emmanuel. Also:
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Also also: The opening music and much of the background music in the Monkey Island games.

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby tylerwylie » Fri May 30, 2008 3:59 pm UTC

What about NIN, Ghosts, most of the songs :D
Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why?
Some are born; some men die
Beneath one infinite sky.
There'll be war, there'll be peace.
But everything one day will cease.
All the iron turned to rust;
All the proud men turned to dust.

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby SecondTalon » Fri May 30, 2008 6:19 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Clutch - Apache (at about the five minute mark, someone in the background yells INCOMING, and that's about it.)

Twice. And "wake up" is a bit before the first incoming.

A lyric sheet would look like this.

Wakeup
Incoming! x2
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Kaiyas » Fri May 30, 2008 9:05 pm UTC

Through the Kaleidescope - Steven Cravis

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Ramses IV » Sat May 31, 2008 4:00 pm UTC

Twilight on Prince George's Avenue. That's usually the type of song I'd hate, but for some reason I really like it.
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Balkash » Sat May 31, 2008 9:36 pm UTC

"Intro" from The Poison by Bullet for my Valentine ft. Apocalyptica

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby TallMax » Sat May 31, 2008 11:45 pm UTC

Moonchild is the most unsettling, disorienting, scary album I've ever heard. No lyrics, but the singer goes from nails on chalkboard to monk chants. Seriously blows my mind on how much control the singer has.


Listen to Hellfire. It is DEFINITELY something you've never heard before.

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby TallMax » Sat May 31, 2008 11:47 pm UTC

also, bands like Earth and Sunn O))) make my mind feel like it's being blown out on barbituates.
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby TheAmazingRando » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:12 am UTC

TallMax wrote:Moonchild is the most unsettling, disorienting, scary album I've ever heard. No lyrics, but the singer goes from nails on chalkboard to monk chants. Seriously blows my mind on how much control the singer has.


Listen to Hellfire. It is DEFINITELY something you've never heard before.

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If the genius of Patton was confined to Moonchild, the world would be a sad place. The man has the most versatile voice I've ever heard. Have you listened to Fantomas? Mr Bungle? The music is a bit similar, though not composed by John Zorn, and it's got Patton on vocals.

Yamantaka Eye is another crazy vocalist, whose work is similar to Patton's stuff here, who's also collaborated with John Zorn. You might want to check out Naked City, which included both Eye and Patton on vocals, at different times.

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby TallMax » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:30 pm UTC

I have Torture Garden on LP :D . While I really like Patton, I've found that the music he makes when given the ability to lead a group always seems to seem off, to me.

Have you heard the other two recent Patton/Zorn albums? Astronome is a followup to Moonchild, and Six Litanies for Heliogabalus sounds like a more mature Naked City - the core of Moonchild with Zorn on sax, a three piece female choir, and that girl he did that Strange Little Boy album with doing ambient noise.
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Aleril » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:35 am UTC

If you want a nice ambient band with no words, The Field is a great band to listen to while studying.
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby TheAmazingRando » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:15 am UTC

TallMax wrote:Have you heard the other two recent Patton/Zorn albums? Astronome is a followup to Moonchild, and Six Litanies for Heliogabalus sounds like a more mature Naked City - the core of Moonchild with Zorn on sax, a three piece female choir, and that girl he did that Strange Little Boy album with doing ambient noise.
Can't say I have, but I'll definitely look into it.

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby benbw » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:15 pm UTC

NIN is definitely my favorite kind of instrumental music. Hyperpower! gives me chills, and Ghosts is a nice background thing to have going on.

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Re: Wordless songs

Postby nsmjohn » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:36 pm UTC

Pretty Little Ditty - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Iori_Yagami » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:09 am UTC

It is remarkable how instrumental might be so moving... Or am I having flashbacks from me and my mood at 15 y.o. again? E.g. this (You in My September).
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby DubioserKerl » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:48 am UTC

Aleril wrote:
And on the same note, Stream Of Consciousness.


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Re: Wordless songs

Postby i.t.homp » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:16 pm UTC

LazyGuy216 wrote:I like to listen to a Scottish band called Mogwai, you've probably heard of them, but they do nice wordless (or heavily distorted lyrics) songs. Some of them really build up alot to a big finale and it's just amazing sometimes. An obvious example of this is their song 'Stop Comming to my House'.
I do get too distracted by them whilst doing homework and and stuff however, but that's just me, I'm easily distracted.


Yeah Mogwai has got some pretty bitchin tunes. i took a cd into class once and made the class listen. teacher fell asleep :D
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Re: Wordless songs

Postby Turambar » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:47 am UTC

Aleril wrote:
Robin S wrote:Also, I quite liked Dance of Eternity by Dream Theater.


And on the same note, Stream Of Consciousness.

YES. That was the first DT song I ever heard, and I fell in love then.

Lots of good Pink Floyd instrumentals
Call of Ktulu- Metallica
Orion- Metallica
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