Savatologist (engelnul) wrote in savagetheater,

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Some new listening reccomendations

Every once and a while I can drop some good reccomendations that I am sure a few of you haven't heard.
These are the latest...

1 - Riverside's "Second Life Syndrome" Riverside has really taken a hold of me. They're labeled as Prog Metal, and seeing how everything falls there now its no doubt. In truth they are much less flashy than proggers tend to be and focus more on how their subtle instrumentation and vocal tones can paint a total picture that lyrics alone fails to capture. Second Life Syndrome is the second of their albums and the more mature of the two. Their writing reminds me of post Waters Pink Floyd and ,id 90's Fates Warning.

2 - Deep Purple's "In Concert With London Symphony Orchestra" Deep Purple are probably the undisputed champions of live progressive rock. They more or less helped to invent the genre, and of all the early prog bands, the most active and recorded live group. Among their amazing recorded concerts, of which there a bajillion, one really stands out, the 1969 live with LSO. This show comes from a time before many of their hit songs were written, so very few of the Purple standards are performed, but the real draw here is the Concerto for group and Orchestra. John Lord, keyboardist and primary writer for Purple, wrote a 45 or so minute concerto piece that is very reminiscent of Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff. Very powerful. The two other pieces of note in the concert are "Take it Off the Top" and "Wring that Neck". Also of note...this as the first concert Ian Gillian (the legendary Deep Purple vocalist) sang in for Deep Purple.

3 - "Classical Jazz Quartet Plays Rachmanininow" - Impressive jazz quartet arrangement of some of Rachmaninoff's pieces, including melodies snatched from the 2nd and 3rd Piano Concertos. A must hear for any Rachmaninoff fans.

4 - Mozart's Missa [solemnis] in C min (KV139-47a) - Deep, moving and dark Mass proper by one of the god's of music. His Requiem Mass gets all the glory, but this Proper is something not to be missed.

So, there you go. Covered quite a few points of interest there, hope you take the time to check any of them out.
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