Here Come The Stringz

Corpsey

call me big papa
I've set a bad example there

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Two and a half minutes of aching beauty. So many reports of d. May being sleazy to criminal levels can't help but impact my enjoyment of his best work. If he made bangers it would be one thing but these tunes were clearly what he used to project how he wanted to be seen by others.
 

version

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Something haunting about this one. Always felt there's a sadness to it I've never gotten from any other grime thing. Love that it's a John Lurie sample too.





The instrumental's so good I've never actually heard an MC over it who improved it, not even D Double. Good as he is.

 

IdleRich

IdleRich
No nothing about "classical" music in any kind of systematic way, but that said, it's always very easy to hoover loads of it up from charity shops if you wanna check stuff out. From doing that my favourite piece was this one I think.


Edit - also no nothing about spelling apparently.
 
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version

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@linebaugh mentioned Cale in the other thread. His score for American Psycho's brilliant. It's also near-impossible to get hold of for some reason. Same with Thomas Newman's for Less than Zero. Something about Bret Easton Ellis adaptations apparently means they get great scores which never see official release.

0:36 - 3:17.

 

martin

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Perfect boozy blues / setting out the beartraps music. Normally find violins boring, unless you call them 'fiddles', and then you've got a good ceili/cajun/zydeco party going on.


If that's all a bit too upbeat, try "Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima"
 

boxedjoy

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samples from Howard Skempton's Lento, which even I as a classical dilletante can tell is a powerful piece of melancholy, but I think Pantha Du Prince makes the right decisions with this at every turn - the glistening bells, the soft percussion, the restraint that characterises the whole thing
 

boxedjoy

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the aim of millenial cross-over trance wasn't to find interesting things to rhythmically, nor to create tripped-out zones of repetitive escape - it was simply to create the most dramatic, OTT display of musical euphoria - the rush when everything gets dropped out and comes back in. I don't like a lot of this stuff for dancing to - it can get monotonous, all those hands-in-the-air breakdowns - but I love this as texture, the opulent strings of Barber turned into digital hits, the way that it just grows and grows.
 

boxedjoy

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I think strings can be such a lazy shorthand for "drama" but when they're used just right they can really amp up the intensity.
 

john eden

male pale and stale

Marc off his nut on drugs and the downsides of celebrity, makes a couple of absolutely essential albums as the Mambas with Matt Johnson, Foetus etc and The Venomettes (Gini Ball, Anne Stephenson) on strings.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Why not just bang out an EP with some of your back catalogue accompanied by an orchestra? Sounds terrible? Mais non!

 
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