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« on: June 13, 2018, 12:46:33 am »
post music you've been listening to lately.

an album I bought (mm maybe almost 10 years ago now :scared: ) Portishead's "third" album. Really amazing imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBOaLjtR4mw
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 01:45:49 pm »
Hello ! Is this forum still active?

Anyway. I usually listen to hip hop bus in these days Bob Marley is in my ears

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 10:06:16 pm »
Welcome to forums Supersalmas2! :thumbsup:

On my commute to and from work, I often listen to various video game music from my childhood, as well as Disney music, and some Christian worship songs.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 05:09:16 pm »
I've almost reached the 1000 songs mark on my phone. There's a lot of different stuff on there. Pieces from movie soundtracks, entire video game soundtracks, some pop music, Disney songs, and some random stuff... No worship, though. Strangely, I've never come across something that I considered suitable.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 08:48:28 pm »
Every synapse in my brain is telling me to share here all the music I've enjoyed in my lifetime

but that wouldn't be too helpful to anyone

So I guess one track will do for now

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 01:58:57 am »
Every synapse in my brain is telling me to share here all the music I've enjoyed in my lifetime

but that wouldn't be too helpful to anyone

So I guess one track will do for now

nice to see someone into obscure stuff!

Maybe you'd like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gStSR_p4hJo
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 09:40:01 am »
nice to see someone into obscure stuff!

Well, not exactly. Though I do enjoy various genres.
The one I linked was more of a coincidental listen as it was featured in one cartoon once.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 12:23:25 am »
I've been wanting to know about this instrument for years and I finally found out what it is;
(duduk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1PIylFjrpo
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 09:42:13 pm »
Oh, I guess I could have told you; I acquired a software instrument of a Duduk earlier this year to use on an Armenian song I covered for my YouTube channel ;) .

https://youtu.be/OMMFbmWBQaQ

Although I wasn't aware back then that it's seeing such frequent use in film music, too ;) . I guess that's why people made the effort to sample this instrument in the first place.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2018, 11:02:20 am »
Listening to Steel Panther atm. They're a comedy band. Their isntrumentals are out of this world, though, lyrics are definitely not for everyone.

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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2018, 03:22:58 pm »
Hehe, my pack Lemmings World Tour actually includes a Steel Panther song ;) . So I guess you know what this refers to?

I couldn't explain in detail on Arty's LP of the pack, because the comment section is supposed to remain family-friendly... :evil:


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(PS: Yes, I am aware that I used the last two posts by other members in this thread for shameless self-promotion purposes :devil: . But aren't we always glad to find out when we have things in common? ;) )
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 12:01:40 am »
You know what, while I'm at it, I'm going to do the opposite now: Use my pack to promote songs by some rather unknown musicians who I consider somewhat underrated (at least if you think on an international level)! :D Yeah, I know, my outreach is truly large here in this small community ;P , so it probably won't be of much use to the artists, but whatever...

Those who follow Arty's LP may have noticed that I always post links to the songs featured by the levels in a given video in the comments beneath said videos, but I don't think a lot of people actually click on them, because it's usually a narrowly-spaced list, and the less known songs are often placed between songs so famous that most people already know them anyway.

I'm going to combine these with the level images so that you know what they refer to.

Since a lot of people have created levels based on songs, I encourage others to do so as well! I'm always a little dissatisfied when I don't get what a level title is referring to (if it's obvious to me that a reference is being made by the title in the first place, that is ;) ).

So please, if you based your levels on songs, share them here, I think this could make the thread a lot more lively with more regular posts! :thumbsup:


Japan - by Zlata Ognevich
If that accent sounds a little weird to you: The singer is from Ukraine, and the song was made shortly after the meltdown of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan (which I tried to rebuild in this level). The song was created in reference to the similar event in Chernobyl (which is situated in what would later become the nation of Ukraine) in 1986. That's why both the Ukrainian and the Japanese flag are in here.
Discovered this singer through Eurovision due to her pretty impressive vocal abilities (case and point), but the main reason the song was included in my pack was because Japan was still missing from my "World Tour" - and given it has such a huge music market that it's frequently graced with exclusive bonus tracks, that was not an option! ;)
This one really has to be experienced together with the images - quite rare to make a video that powerful without using any moving images, only photographs!




Rome - by Ten
Do any of the English forum members actually know this band? They are from Manchester and were at their peak in the mid-to-late 90s, predominantly in Japan (transition! :D ), though. Their musical style is often called AOR (adult-oriented rock), although they have evolved to sing a lot about historic topics, similarly to bands like Sabaton. The above song is one such example - it's about Rome in its founding period.
I like to joke that the band is called "Ten" because they came ten years too late - they made 80s-style rock music during the 90s. Maybe they would have been a lot more successful if they had appeared on stage a little earlier. At the same time, you can see they picked their name just before the internet became a widespread thing: A name as generic as "Ten" pretty much makes your band the hardest thing to find with any search engine. A shame, because their music is everything but generic!



Dziesma par laimi - by Fomins & Kleins
Well, this one is the exact opposite - just a harmless, nice and cheerful little "song about happiness" (that's what the title means, it's Latvian). In the level pack, this obviously became "Dziesma par Lemmi" :D . I'm always a sucker for power-metal style vocals, and found it interesting to hear what this sounds like in a less well-known European language.




Bay of Pigs - by Civil War
This is another history metal band in the style of Ten and Sabaton. (They are actually even from the same small town in Sweden as Sabaton! :D ) This song is about the US-organised invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles on 17th April 1961, attempting to overthrow Fidel Castro. Since the invasion failed, but a level has to be successful in order for the player to advance, the Lemmings are on the Cuban side in this level, and the Zombies are the invaders.




Dragostea din tei - by O-Zone
Okay, this song is by far the most successful of those listed here. However, I repeatedly get the feeling that its fame seems to be largely restricted to Germany? And I'm part of that bubble, as you know. Looking at the comments at least, most of which are in German, this seems to hold up :D . Despite the large number of people who probably remember this song, I doubt most of them could actually recognise it by its title. Unless you drop the lines "nu ma, nu ma iei" or "maya-hee, maya-hoo" as additional hints ;) . It's probably the only Romanian-language song to ever achieve widespread international success. (The band itself is from Moldova, a smaller ex-soviet nation right next to Romania, but both countries speak the same language.)
The title means "love under the limetree", which is why there's a giant tree in the middle under which the two lemmings on this level have to meet :D .
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Re: music
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 12:17:38 am »
Since a lot of people have created levels based on songs, I encourage others to do so as well! I'm always a little dissatisfied when I don't get what a level title is referring to (if it's obvious to me that a reference is being made by the title in the first place, that is ;) ).

So please, if you based your levels on songs, share them here, I think this could make the thread a lot more lively with more regular posts!

Why not? This sounds fun :thumbsup:

I'll keep this updated as I release more ranks, but here are the song references in GemLems' Amethyst rank:

Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
Leonard Cohen - Take This Waltz ("In the Gallery of Frost")
Madonna - Material Girl ("Lemmings in a Material World")
Beauty School Dropout from Grease
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 06:29:54 pm »
It's that time of the year again for me to listen to stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTvyp_4qWHQ

Seriously. Christmas Metal. Only Fins could come up with that! :D

If you recognise the song, you will know what the title means.
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 07:15:44 pm »
And here I was thinking no one else had even heard of Raskasta Joulua. All of their songs are on my christmas-playlist, and I listen to them every year. :laugh:

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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 09:33:31 pm »
And I, in contrast, am hardly surprised to hear that from you... :D

I'm curious though, is it common in your country to sing famous English Christmas songs, like the above mentioned White Christmas, in Finnish? Meaning did you know the lyrics to all the songs already prior to your first listen of the CD? Or did they actively translate some of these songs from English to Finnish and were the first to do so?

Also, looks like Floor and Elize (from the Netherlands and Sweden, respectively) have now started singing in Finnish as well for that purpose (Elize only live, though; Floor actually did a studio recording of one of the Finnish songs). Before, it was only Fins singing in Swedish (Tony Kakko on "Julen är här"), which is a lot more common in general. I mean, Finntroll essentially based their entire career on that! :)
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2018, 08:52:02 am »
There are old translations for every classic christmas song, but I don't know who makes the "official" translations for the more recent ones. I think each language has their own versions of the classics.

Floor Jansen is currently the lead singer in Nightwish, so I'm familiar with her work (There she sings in english though). I don't really listen to music where people sing in finnish/swedish, raskasta joulua is actually one of the rare exceptions. :laugh:

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2018, 04:07:14 pm »
Of course, the traditional classics exist in every language, but people in Gemany for example wouldn't sing a translation of a "pop Christmas song" like White Christmas, or Happy X-Mas, War is Over, heck, not even of Jingle Bells ^^.

I know, both Floor and Anette learned Finnish for the purposes of being part of Nightwish, though a lot of the interaction between Anette and the rest of the band still took place in English, and now with Irish Troy Donnockley as an additional official member, that's probably even more feasible.

I doubt Anette still finds a lot of use for her Finnish skills nowadays ^^, but Kudos to Floor for actually capturing hers on a studio album!

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I don't really listen to music where people sing in finnish/swedish, raskasta joulua is actually one of the rare exceptions. :laugh:

Well, bands singing in Swedish are rare anyway; most successful Swedish musicians, and there are a lot of them, just sing in English all the time. The only one I know who sing in Swedish all the time are Finntroll (who, guess what, are actually from Finland), and Sabaton did a single album, "Carolus Rex", in Swedish (but there was an English version as well).

By "more common", I only meant that more Fins can speak Swedish than vice versa.

In music, however, the Finnish language actually seems a lot more common among metal bands, some I'm familiar with include Korpiklaani and Teräsbetoni (their lead singer Jarkko Ahola is also part of the Raskasta Joulua ensemble).

In fact, Raskasta Joulua is basically the Northern Kings (Marco Hietala, Jarkko Ahola, Tony Kakko and the guy from Charon) plus friends ^^. And since Northern Kings are all about metal covers of famous pop songs, a Christmas equivalent suddenly doesn't seem too far fetched anymore ;) .

Finally, even major bands like Nightwish did some single songs in Finnish. One of them, the instrumental version of "Erämaan viimeinen", was the background music for the first NeoLemmix level I ever made ;) .
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2019, 07:37:17 pm »
I listen to different music. I love Michael Jackson's hits and Metallica, as my nick suggests... I also like 80s and 90s dance hits.

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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2019, 11:33:07 pm »
Dragostea din tei - by O-Zone
Okay, this song is by far the most successful of those listed here. However, I repeatedly get the feeling that its fame seems to be largely restricted to Germany?

I think you're greatly underestimating this song's fame. It's known almost everywhere. Just check out the covers / derivatives list on that song's Wikipedia article. ;)
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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2019, 09:04:56 am »
I think Strato might be talking about its reach before that other youtube video went viral?

Does make me wonder whether songs/music in non-English language usually takes a viral video (sometimes that can be the official music video of course) to achieve worldwide fame?

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2019, 01:10:39 pm »
By "that other video" you mean "Numa Numa" with the guy flailing his arms around to this song? ;)

That completely passed me by originally. I only found out about that due to it appearing in a "meme song", pieced together out of several internet-famous songs. Of course, Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Trololo" were also among them :) .
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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2019, 10:02:29 pm »
By "that other video" you mean "Numa Numa" with the guy flailing his arms around to this song? ;)

That completely passed me by originally.

Yup, that one. :D And it's completely opposite for me, until your post the only reference I ever had to that song was the numa numa video.  And it even took namida making a reply for me to actually pay attention and went to the youtube link in your post, to see what the fuss was.  And then I still had to wait past like the first 30 or so seconds of filler in the video before the recognizable "maya-hee" part finally shows up and I'm like, "oh, that". ;P

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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2019, 11:18:48 am »
Do you guys know about StreamingSoundtracks.com?
It's an online radio station where you can request tracks yourself. :) The track will play after 60-100 minutes, generally. There are currently 7267 albums on there. :o
For $6 monthly you can be VIP and request tracks more often. ;) There's also a very nice community that's formed mostly in the chatbox. :D
The website is quite outdated though, and not everything works as you would expect on the internet in this age, unfortunately. But the content and people make that a very small issue! :thumbsup:

... No, I'm not sponsored by SST, I just wanted to let people know, as I feel like some here might enjoy it. ;)

Edit: This website features soundtracks from movies, games and tv series: there are sister websites for 80's pop music, death metal, EDM and classical music as well, although those aren't as big.
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