There are a ton of French organ composers who have written massive, imposing works: Messian, Massenet, and Langlais come to mind initially.
-- HI DERE, Monday, 5 May 2008 15:52 (5 hours ago) Link
whoa, i had no idea massenet wrote organ music. some others are Tournemire, Widor, DuprE, Vierne, Jehan Alain and DuruflE-- but no one is biggers or scarier than Messiaen.
― poortheatre, Monday, 5 May 2008 21:51 (twelve years ago) link
Also, if you live near any actual churches that have big fuck-off organs, I would suggest attending a service or, if possible, a concert - because no stereo can really recreate the pew-shaking bass and presence of a real, big-ass pipe organ.
― o. nate, Monday, 5 May 2008 21:52 (twelve years ago) link
the motherfuckin' BAND
CHEST motherfuckin' FEVER
― Lawrence the Looter, Monday, 5 May 2008 23:37 (twelve years ago) link
― Mark Rich@rdson, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:07 (twelve years ago) link
― Mark Rich@rdson, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:08 (twelve years ago) link
Keith Jarrett - Hymns/Spheres (1976)
improvisations recorded on a 18th century pipe organ of the Ottobeuren Abbey, a Benedictine abbey in Germany. microtonal effects acheived through careful movement of the stops.
the CD contains only the calmer sections, you want the 2 LP vinyl. pretty demonic.
the first piece of Messiaen's for organ that I got completely into was La Nativité du Seigneur, it's got the riffs
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:19 (twelve years ago) link
re: Hymns / Spheres: http://www.subcin.com/sorcerer.html
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:25 (twelve years ago) link
& I have also been enjoying this album recently
Buxtehude organ works, v.1: Buxtehude and the Mean-Tone Organ / Davidsson
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:35 (twelve years ago) link
+ recent conversation sparked by whiney's interview with eYe:
Jon Gibson's 'Cycles'
BOREDOMS FANBOY CLUBHOUSE
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:38 (twelve years ago) link
you should also try Max Reger.
― sparkletuna, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 12:08 (twelve years ago) link
"Vuh" by Popol Vuh. Obviously.
― Tom D., Tuesday, 6 May 2008 12:10 (twelve years ago) link
^^^ the truth
less scary than deeply spiritual imo but what amazing music
― gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:00 (nine years ago) link
― albino python on cocaine (corey), Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:29 (nine years ago) link
Not solo organ, but:
― Blau, Thursday, 19 August 2010 17:25 (nine years ago) link
― Ground Zero Mostel (Hurting 2), Thursday, 19 August 2010 17:49 (nine years ago) link
― Sabbath to Ulver: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Thursday, 19 August 2010 17:53 (nine years ago) link
I got into Jacula recently and they are a dream come true for me, they turned into Antonius Rex and i have yet to listen to those. They are still bringing out new albums.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 11 December 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link
Expanding my horizons here...I grew up with an organ in the house but until recently my taste has been limited to jazz, rhythm and blues and movie soundtracks.
How is that Popul Vuh album? It's not my "thing" but looks enticing.
― โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Bulgarian Tourist Chamber (Mount Cleaners), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:34 (eight years ago) link
Hitting the spot for me right now.
― Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:26 (three months ago) link