album essentials

Miles Davis - Sorcerer [1967] 

Miles Davis - trumpet 

Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone 

Herbie Hancock - piano 

Ron Carter - double bass 

Tony Williams - drums

[The third of five albums that this quintet recorded]

The album’s cover is a photo of actress Cicely Tyson, who at the time was Davis’s girlfriend [and many years later his wife]

Last Dance Analysis

can’t believe it’s been over a year since I wrote one of these. usual disclaimer that this is just my interpretation/i’m not claiming this is the DEFINITE ACTUAL MEANING behind last dance. apologies that i’m posting this without screencaps for visual reference, i’m a lil too tired for that rn but i’ll hopefully add them later ✌

also i make reference to some ideas i’ve previously discussed in my other bigbang analysis writing so if you’re not familiar with that you might wanna check out my posts on loser, sober and zutter (though they could do with an update at this point). 

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I think most of you have noticed by now, but a lot of the work i’ve been doing has been classwork. Mostly, this is because it’s senior year for me and so I’m essentially swamped! (Next semester I’m hoping to post more personal stuff, also I have a ton of sketches that I haven’t had the change to put up here either)

And so here’s…..another class assignment. But also a tribute to one of my favorite bands, the Dear Hunter, in faux-poster form. This was really fun, and i’ve been listening to their latest album essentially non-stop this semester.

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1987. Killing Technology

is the third album by band Voivod. It was the first to add the progressive sound in their thrash metal reportire. According to interviews from the time, Voivod were more influenced by hardcore punk and crossover bands during the time they created Killing Technology, Kreator and Motörhead being the only metal bands everyone in Voivod were all still into by 1986.

‘Killing Technology’ is an essential album in the band’s development, really taking both them and the thrash metal sound to new heights that had not been yet heard before. Things still sound a bit raw and light on memorable songwriting to call 'Killing Technology’ one of the best Voivod albums, but it remains a great album for the band and genre.

   Michel Langevin   Denis Bélanger   Jean-Yves Thériault   Denis D'Amour

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Cassius Au Reve scans - 3 of 3

Cassius’ 2002 album Au Reve is essential for Daft Punk fans. Not only is the music excellent, but the gatefold contains dozens of candid photos from the early 2000′s, several featuring Thomas and Guy-Man. Now you can see what they looked like under their helmets during the Discovery era. Sorry for the graininess, the original pictures are quite small.

A few more pics of Thomas jamming, Thomas hanging out with someone that I thought was Guy-Man for a long time but now I don’t think so because the hair is short, and a Virgin Records party. Lol, Guy-Man get off the phone, we’re taking a pic here XD

Municipal Waste

Hazardous Mutation (2005)

Hazardous Mutation by Municipal Waste is the spirit of what defines crossover brilliance. The album is an essential for fans of thrash. Put you headphones on and give this shit a listen.

Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation [Full Album]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBqVspvYCmk

Tracklist:

1.Intro/Deathripper
2.Unleash the Bastards
3.The Thing
4.Blood Drive
5.Accelerated Vision
6.Guilty of Being Tight
7.Set to Destruct
8.Hazardous Mutation
9.Nailed Casket
10.Abusement Park
11. Black Ice
12.Mind Eraser
13.Terror Shark
14.The Thrashin’ of the Christ
15.Bangover

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Cassius Au Reve scans - 2 of 3

Cassius’ 2002 album Au Reve is essential for Daft Punk fans. Not only is the music excellent, but the gatefold contains dozens of candid photos from the early 2000′s, several featuring Thomas and Guy-Man. Now you can see what they looked like under their helmets during the Discovery era. Sorry for the graininess, the original pictures are quite small.

Here we have Thomas shoveling food in his face and chillin’ in the pool. You might recognize this pool from the photoshoot for The Face article “The Discovery Channel.” I think this is a house in LA that Thomas and Guy-Man rented, perhaps while they were doing the fittings for the helmets with Alterian.

Inside Pics, Mochizuki-sensei’s Messages, and Translations of Volumes 23 & 24

Putting all of them under a Read More. It’s getting quite late here, so the omake on the under covers of Volumes 23 + 24 will have to wait until tomorrow. For now, please enjoy! ^-^

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