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Anyone heard any other music that sounds like the Ears Only: Confidential stuff? I wish Breen Lounge Lizard was longer :P

-- Stonce Anomi (neobe@kscable.com), April 26, 2000


Ambient techno acts like Black Dog, Vapourspace, Future Sound Of London, Loop Guru, Autechre... at least, that's what I have it filed next to in my CD collection.

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), April 26, 2000.

An interesting site to visit to hear some new, interesting music is www.C8.com - be warned, it is not for everybody. Check out the Praxis link where I recomend the 4 songs from Praxis 25: Somatic Responses & C. Fringeli; I can't describe it - you might have never heard anything like this before! It's really NEW

-- Stonce Anomi (neobe@kscable.com), April 26, 2000.

Also, be sure to check out Sunkings: Soul Sleeping, if only for the badass opening monologue. "You are Erydeus, ill in mind an old canker peculiar to your kind has laid waste... ect. Sounds like something Trevor would say, and the music's not bad either.

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), April 28, 2000.

Wow! Just got back from c8.com, Stonce, how did you ever find this site? It is fascinating, and totally weird, I had a hard time navigating through the site, and will have to go back, but interesting, and new isn't the word, not for everybody? Understatement. But very creative, and will be picked up for background music somewhere.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), April 29, 2000.

Barb e. - i stumbled onto c8 from some other site which i don't remember now. What do you mean: new isn't the word - has this style been around for a few years? i don't know, i just know i've never heard anything like it before. Did you find the 4 songs i recomended?

-- Stonce Anomi (neobe@kscable.com), April 29, 2000.

No, no, no, I mean NEW isn't the WORD! , like, it is beyond new, and no, everytime I tried to bring up the songs, it wouldn't access that part of the site. I don't know, maybe I'm not doing it right. I would press the wheel, get the numbers up for Praxis, press the green button and it would never go any farther. What am I doing wrong? I'm not too great with computers, I guess.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), April 29, 2000.

first you should enter either music or sales using the left color wheel, then punch in either 3334 or 2224 (depending on which window you're in) using the right color wheel, then hit the green button, correct? Then a seperate window should open with the word Praxis in the middle which you click to enter their site. Then click on the 4th from the left circle underneath the Praxis logo to access a bunch of music files. I like going through the sales window cuz of the background 'music' there (hehe), which by the way you should shut off in the main window before trying to listen to anything else on another site if you want to keep c8 open while doing so.

-- Stonce Anomi (neobe@kscable.com), April 30, 2000.

Hey, thank you, it worked. Yeah, that selection of Praxis was pretty good, I bet there were subliminal messages on that music and site, though. ( Probably telling you return to this site, buy all music, and bomb some embassy later in day,)what music do you think Fon would pick? I kind of imagine that Trevor would pick classical and Fon Techno.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), May 01, 2000.

What would Aeon listen to? Probably some sort of bootleg/MP3 of the future, can't imagine her paying for music. Trevor probably listens to jazz, 80's rock, old Bowie records... you know, yuppie music.

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), May 01, 2000.

That's our girl! No way she's gonna pay. Can't you just see their song, Wild is the wind. yuppie music, with a twist of grenade.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), May 01, 2000.

Wild Is The Wind? Never heard of it. Is it a new song, or perhaps something I'm too young to remember?

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), May 01, 2000.

It came out in 1976. D. Bowie, on "Station to Station,"and it is pure Romance with a captial R, and it is gorgeous. It is Bowie's best, too. Listen, think of the ep where he is holding her in his arms, "Like the leaf clings to the tree, oh my darling cling to me, for we're like creatures of the wind, and wild is the wind, wild is the wind," and nothing will prepare you for how it sounds. Oooooh Bowie. I really don't know how anyone can live without romance, it makes life full of flavor. But it sure is hard to find, or keep.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), May 01, 2000.

So that's why Fon is prone to violence - it's gotta be the music she listens to! Well, i gotta go now, gotta go burn stuff, fire is cool meh heh heh heh mmh mmh... ok i'm back. I think besides jazz or classical, Trevor might also listen to some sort of evolved opera- type music: like the sampled male singing voice heard throughout the soundtrack. I can't imagine him listening to pop, rock, tecno or anything of that kind.

-- Stonce Anomi (neobe@kscable.com), May 02, 2000.

Yeah, evolved male opera voices. Hey, (It's kinda late for Beavis to be up isn't it?)

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), May 02, 2000.

Funny, I always thought that song Fon did in the beginning of Thanatophobia (Ready for the action now, dangerboy?) was some pop song she had stuck in her head. Maybe she listens to "Shattered Fixtures"...

-- Kiru B. (kirub@earthlink.net), May 02, 2000.

Yeah, that was a cool song, wasn't it. I like the way her voice is kind of whispery in it.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), May 03, 2000.

The kind of music that the Praxis label is putting out has been around for quite a while; ther's a guy called Alex Empire who releases under name: Atari Teenage Riot who has made it pretty popular. There are several artists who have released on Tone Casualties creating similar work, and a large number of Japanese artists (many releasing on the Tzadik label) also.

Also, for those who are interested, I emailed Drew Neumann about his new album, and received:

I'm trying to figure out that now. It will be a while (Busy TV scoring schedule) but I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the kind words!


I hope this is good news for his other fans, provided they are patient...

-- Angus Fotheringham (fothers@zip.com.au), May 08, 2000.

Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Eye Spy: Ears Only Confidential. I've tried ordering form Tone Casualties by way of Border's and I was told that it was unavailible.

-- Collin Frazier (DrakonBlake@hotmail.com), May 09, 2000.

try the Tone Casualties web site, i got mine in under 2 weeks.

-- Yann LePentrec (b9951873@hud.ac.uk), May 11, 2000.

You know, I've been into electronic music for a long time. Ambient, experimental, electro, techno, breaks, d&b/jungle, and trance (especially psychedelic/goa trance), I love it all. And of course, Drew Neumann's CD, which defies categorization. I've learned a lot about this music from watching my DJ friend (I dissed him earlier in this forum, but he's a nice guy, just eccentric), have a LUSENET board about it (which nobody comes to), and will probably start making my own tracks in the near future. So yeah, I am a pretty big fan. That said, does anyone else want to yak about their favorite music?

-- Paul (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), July 16, 2000.

Hey Paul, cool, your own board, and where the hell is Stonce these days, he's been gone like forever, all musicians are 'eccentric', and none get up before noon. Here is some of my list: Lennon, Dylan, Traffic, Blue Oyster Cult, (some of) Astrud Gilberto, Sting, Art Pepper, Passport, tons more, pretty odd list for this group, however, but I do like some of the techno stuff, too, and definitely jazz.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), July 18, 2000.

Lately, my favorite band is Stereolab. I'm also a fan of Massive Attack, Bjork, Portishead, Underworld, Everything but the Girl, Julee Cruise, and Depeche Mode.

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), July 18, 2000.

Oh, and of course, I love Drew Neumann's work. I crave his next album. Sometimes when channel flipping, I'll linger on one of the cartoons he does music for and listen a bit. I agree, Stonce, Breen Lounge Lizard is one of my favorite tracks, and I want ten minutes of it. Oh well. Another of my favorites is the theme from "War", it's so exotic. One thing I'd really like to find is the piece that accompanied "Loaded", that MTV spot Chung did about 4 years ago. Oh, and did you ever notice while watching "Talk Soup" on E! that he did the little music bits in the background? I remember seeing it on his resume, so it's confirmed, but it's obvious from the sound of it anyway, trying catching it sometime.

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), July 18, 2000.

Yes, the War theme does it for me (the drums are cool) also I can't remember which full length epsiode it was I was watching the other day (think it was drift theory) and the War theme was used in that as well

-- William (stateofflux@yahoo.com), July 19, 2000.

It was "Chronophasia", actually. They re-used the theme, made it a bit more high-pitched and minimalistic, for the underground city.

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), July 19, 2000.

I'd really like to get ahold of the score to "Tide", one of my favorites, as well as the elevator music from the first season.

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), July 19, 2000.

Maybe someone with the CD can tell everyone what exactly is on it? which episode tracks have been included and which excluded?

-- William (stateofflux@yahoo.com), July 19, 2000.

I'm afraid the album is kind of patchy in its coverage of the episodes' music. Quite a few of the tracks are previously unheard, from the would-be Aeon Flux game, and sound less like they were composed for the constantly-changing action of tv. They're still not bad. Included from the episodes are: (if I'm a little inaccurate, let me know) The opening intro music (3rd season), Aeon's theme from "Thanatophobia", the score to the (I think) third episode of season one (the Breen and spy fighting, exploding fish, etc.), The Breen piano music from first season, the theme from "War" (minus Varsh Lockney's and Donna Matrix's themes), The entire scores to "Night", "Gravity", and "Leisure", the scores to "Thanatophobia", "The Demiurge", "Reraizure", "The Purge", "A Last Time for Everything", "Utopia or Deuteronopia?", "Chronophasia", "Ether Drift Theory", and "Isthmus Crypticus", and finally, the closing credits music. Whew, I think that's it. some of the episode scores are cut up a bit (IE, Aeon's monican theme was extracted from the "Thanatophobia" score and given its own track). Some of the better bits of music from the series were strangely left out, and some of those that I considered more boring were left in, but it's still a nice compilation. On some tracks you can hear the little bits that were cut off in the final episode, such as the final trailings-off of the "Leisure" score, and the little touches like that make it nice to listen to. Hearing the music in CD quality, as opposed to TV speaker and covered up with sound effects and voices, is really nice, and the music has more depth than hearing it on TV implies, which makes it more interesting to listen to than it might seem.

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), July 20, 2000.

Thank you for the info. It is exacty what I was looking for

-- William (stateofflux@yahoo.com), July 20, 2000.

Paul, why don't you let us know what the name of your site is.

-- Barbei (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), July 22, 2000.

Okay, but don't think it'll be too exciting. It's very genre-specific, and while it did spark a conversation on a related forum, the actual page hasn't received many posts (yet). Still, if anyone wants to see it, it's in the inactive forums, under "Psychedelic Trance", and my current nom de plume is Snow Dog (after the Rush tune).

-- Paul (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), July 23, 2000.

Hey snow doggie dog, don't mean to sound out of it but what is psychedelic trance music anyway? Went and checked it out, but honestly I don't know one thing you were talking about, of course I'm sure it's all very well known, but I listen to different stuff entirely. So, is this related to the old 'psychedelic' or is it just a similiar name? BTW, I think your decision about lysergic acid diethylamide is a good one.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), July 24, 2000.

Oops, that was Erez Aizen's opinion, but don't you get a little suspicious when a group is called 'Infected Mushroom' ask him next time if he's ever tried shrooms, anyway, probably this should've been posted to that site.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), July 24, 2000.

Someone bought me a cd because I mentioned I was interested in what psytrance was. It's called 'Massive Trance', probably it fits into what you would call mediocre trance. I'd like to get more familiar with the finer artists of this music. Actually it's pretty cool music, I've heard it before but never knew how to follow up on it. Thanks for the info.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), July 25, 2000.

For some good psytrance, check www.blueroom.co.uk, under "Catalogue", where you'll find samples of most of their artists. I especially recommend Koxbox (full-on psytrance), X-Dream (deep German sounds), and the Made on Earth/Trip Through Sound comps (Rotorblade... aaahhh...).

-- Paul (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), July 25, 2000.

Rotorblade is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. My hearts racing from it yet.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), July 25, 2000.

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