Sometimes - rarely - when I am nearly asleep, I get into a state where I can imagine music as vividly as hearing it in reality. Not just playing back memories, but inventing new music with full orchestration. As soon as I become too aware and awake, the skill fades away, and I can barely remember details of the music. Have you had similar experiences? Any suggestions on how to cultivate this skill and make it more reliable and accessible to memory?
I am the kind of person who taps their foot impatiently for 28 of the 30 seconds that the microwave is running. Help me find music to slow down/calm down by. [more inside]
I'm looking for good albums of any genre with a well-considered mixture of vocal songs and instrumentals. [more inside]
Alternative/rock song, a guy with a deep voice singing, kind of slower than a typical indie song, it sounded a bit depressing. The singing was kind of muffled but the only lyrics I heard clearly in the chorus were "for tonight I say goodbye" and the very last line of the song was "For tonight I say my last goodbye" and he kind of slowed down for the very last line. [more inside]
Help me identify this indie rock song (with a Belle and Sebastian sound) with song lyrics that go, "I'm wasting my time." [more inside]
This (very) recent question had a lot of good suggestions of things to do in Portland, but I'm in Portland and Seattle for several days each this weekend, and I'm looking for advice about what to do in both cities. Difficulty: like outdoorsy things, but don't have a car. [more inside]
Tell me about some songs that are sensual in the way that "Take Me to Church" is, but aren't overtly, explicitly sexual the way that "Do Me!" or "Let's Get It On" are. [more inside]
Here's an interview with Steven Universe creator Rebecca wherein she briefly plays an electronic instrument (at about 1:20) that I've never seen before. What is it?
I'm getting married in Tokyo soon and we need some ideas for Japanese wedding background songs. My fiancee is Japanese but hasn't really listened to Japanese music in a long time and neither have I. [more inside]
Most of the music in this documentary about Sviatoslav Richter is labeled, but the music starting at 1:10:49 for Stalin's death isn't. What's the composer and title? Thanks!
Wanted: music to remind me to live deliberately, live consciously, and not coast through life on autopilot. [more inside]
I'm learning the ukelele! Mainly because a fellow mefite browbeat me into it. But I'm having fun! Help me find some inspiration, and some info. on how to learn more. [more inside]
I want to find a Creative Commons (or other free-to-use) background music for a short video.
The video is the (top post on my website from my profile ). I need to re-cut it so that it is only 2 minutes long, and would like to use an awesome track as background music. The video is a slide show of about 100 art images.
Please recommend some unusual scores that will create a strong emotional reaction during editing.
I'd like to start exploring the world of opera. Can you please recommend the names of some of the most popular pieces that I could compile into a mix (specifically to listen to while driving across country). [more inside]
My previous thread was a huge success, so I thought I'd give another go. We're talking vinyls, we're talking shops, only this time, we're talking Amsterdam! I'll be visiting Amsterdam for four days, and I will be on the hunt. Do you know any good places for vinyls in the city? Thanks!
WhatIsThisSongFilter: What song is this?(link goes to my blog where I'm humming it) Recent-ish male singer, R&B/rock, angsty, heard in the US. SoundHound and Midomi fail me.
I love finding albums that digital music stores fail to price correctly. Some examples: Hildur Gudnadottir's Leyfdu ljosinu, James Blackshaw's Lost Prayers, a concert of In C, and the continuous mixes of Hernan Cattaneo's Balance 26). Do you know any great, bargain-basement priced esoteric albums for sale? Do you have a great system for finding them? Please reveal your secrets!
What's the best, easiest method of mastering tracks that were mixed in Garageband? [more inside]
Explain the current state of music and podcast buying/storing/playing to me as though I am 5 years old and have never owned an iPod. [more inside]
I really like the music in Apple's "Aluminum" video for the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, AppleMusic.info has no information about this video. Any idea who the artist might be?
Do you know what this music is? https://vid.me/PdCQ I filmed this standing on a conrner and the music was playing from an LCD/LED billboard behind me. Maybe someone who lives in Shanghai knows if it's music from an ad? Or some music buff can tell me if it's a known tune, that I can get a proper version of somewhere? [more inside]
I urgently need long, well-curated Spotify playlists that I can download for listening to on a long impending Transatlantic flight. Preferred genres: shoegaze/nugaze, neo-psych rock, and/or melodic IDM. Basically anything that matches up with (or preferably blows the socks off) this listening profile. Relatively contemporary preferred. Thanks!
I'm looking for music streams that are free, continuous, and non-distracting. [more inside]
What resources can I use to help me parse movement as artistic expression? [more inside]
After years of avoiding iTunes 11, a new laptop (Windows 8) has recently forced my hand. Needless, to say I'm unimpressed. More to the point, as a semi-pro-DJ who works from rather large playlists and loves working with shuffled playlists, I have some rather particular needs ... [more inside]
So I've been obsessed with Legend of Korra (shock, I know), and part of the reason I love it so much is the Art Deco/Jazz Age style in an East Asian setting. I want to get more into the actual historical sources and music for that era. I've found a collection of pre-war Japanese albums, but can anyone recommend to me more musicians or collections I should be looking into? [more inside]
About five (or more) years ago, I saw a hip hop video where both lyrics and video were medieval/renaissance faire themed. Featured some buxom ladies and possibly a horse mask. More humour than hip hop. Does this ring a bell for anyone?
I'm 43 years old and have no music training. Is it realistic for someone with my age and musical inexperience to enjoy learning to play piano or is it just an exercise in frustration trying to force a non-plastic brain to do something entirely new? [more inside]
Can you think of any expressions of artist/fan ambivalence or outright antagonism? [more inside]
I recently discovered Spotify and love it. For the past years I still mostly listened to music from cd's I bought over 10 years ago, and I have a lot of fun discovering different music. The only problem with Spotify for me is that it works on my phone, and I would prefer to use a standard mp3 player (not iPod). Almost all my music listening is when I'm exercising and when I'm offline. [more inside]
I urgently need a good quality version of the cheesy song Zabava by Turbo Angels. It was in Slovenia's finals for Eurovision 2008. A poorish quality video is out there but I'd like a decent audio file. Can you help me find it?
I listened to a song sometime in the last year that was titled "The (something), the (something) and the (something) (or something very close to this). One of those somethings was "Law" and pretty sure the other somethings were somehow related. It was a rock song, but I don't know when it was released, but seemed < 15 years old. Ring any bells?
I would like to use some software (preferably Logic Pro, but would be open to a different software if necessary) to map a midi controller using specific frequencies, as opposed to pitches or other sounds. Basically, I'd like to be able to compose music with a midi keyboard where each key gives me a sine wave (or perhaps other wave of my choosing) of some frequency(ies) I select. [more inside]
What is the song that played at the end of tonight's season finale of HBO's "Togetherness"? [more inside]
I finally got around to watching The Good Wife, and really liked the soundtrack. In particular, I'm sort of in love with Mr Hurricane and Satan by Beast. What other music is like this? Please keep in mind that my children have conspired to stop me listening to anything new in many years, so I might need a little handholding to understand what I'm listening to here.
I use an Android phone as my main audio player (both music and podcasts). I'd like to use it to play audio wirelessly over my home theater system. The Bluetooth receiver I got for this isn't cutting it. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
Hi Mary Mary performed on Good Morning America today and sang a medley. The second song that was sung had these lyrics in them..........so I'm singing alleluiah, I'm not what I used to be........ I looked online and cannot find the name of this gospel song. Thank you. Lynn
Lately I've been enjoying Grenadine's eponymous album. But my French is non-existent, and I can't find lyrics anywhere. What are these songs about, anyway? [more inside]
Deutsche Grammophon classical recording. Acquired it circa 1983. Title: Serenades and Romances, The World's Loveliest Music for Strings. I think the catalog or serial number is 413 655-4 but I can't find the track list online. [more inside]
I'm in a musical rut and I'd like to listen to more female-fronted "angry" music. Like Sleater-Kinney, but angrier. Like Hole, but still around. Is there a lesbian version of Trent Reznor? Bonus points for LGBTQ bands and bands that are still performing together. [more inside]
I'm helping find music for a Viking-themed party that would be both fitting and fun to dance to. I've got some viking metal, but that is more head-banging than the booty-shaking I am hoping for. What is the Gogol Bordello of viking bands, or the electroswing of viking music?
I'm looking for an IOS app that will let me play a song from my music library at a different (chosen) pitch, on the fly, without impacting song length. I know IOS audio editors can do this but I was hoping for something that didn't require loading, editing and saving each song before listening. Any ideas? (Case you were wondering, I'm trying to re-hear my music collection, and shifting pitch is one way to do it.)
I have been reading creepy things, and listening to creepy stuff while I read those creepy things, and have arrived unprepared at the horrifying realization that I do not have as much weird, unsettling, mysterious music as I should. Help me fix that--before it's too late. [more inside]
Why is such a big deal made when an artist has to "give up their master recordings to the record label"? Can't the artist just record his/her song again? as many times as they want?
I watched the film Calvary recently (highly recommended, by the way) and I've fallen head over heels in love with the Gaelic vocal from the track from the (Patrick Cassidy) score "Say Your Prayers". Where can I find more stuff like this? [more inside]
I love love and I hate most love songs. I feel that real love is incredibly beautiful in it's complexity yet knowledge of it's frailty. I want songs that express this sentiment without being cynical.
I recently heard the Kronos Quartet play this piece ("The Beatitudes", Vladimir Martynov) live as their encore to a concert, and I was absolutely floored by it. Shaken and opened and all of the things that wonderful music does. If I liked this, what else will I like? [more inside]
I've noticed that in some contemporary pop, especially songs drawing inspiration from hip-hop, have a chanted syllable on the off-beats that sounds like "ayy" or "eh". For example - 0:31 in "Fancy", 0:40 in "Turn Down For What", 0:48 in "Imma Be". Is there a term for this?
Hi Folks, I am trying to obtain information about this song and hopefully locate an audio file of it. It's apparently a Tarkovsky song but which one and how do i locate a recording? Can you help? Thanks! Here is a link to it via youtube.
What songs sound like That's Not My Name by the Ting Tings and I Don't Care (I Love It) by Iconopop? [more inside]