I'd like to hear big scary Church Organ music

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yes, and Messiaen.

Frogman Henry, Saturday, 3 May 2008 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

which is the Klaus Schulz lp--i think it's Irrlicht--big scary droning organ...

nerve_pylon, Saturday, 3 May 2008 17:41 (twelve years ago) link

I dont really have any/much classical music,, so forgive me for not really knowing the obvious ones

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 3 May 2008 19:11 (twelve years ago) link

No worries . . you get to discover all of this for the first time. Enjoy!

Soukesian, Saturday, 3 May 2008 19:14 (twelve years ago) link

I can mirror Robert's admission above about not knowing. I mean, where does one start?

I had a go with Stravinsky a few years ago because of emo boys Rites of Spring. There was another band on SST, Blind Idiot God that referenced the classics, and that's been about it. I'm not confident where to dip my toe in.

By default , given some of the 'rock' that I dig, I must like some of those old boys.

I would seriously like to discover classic 'classical' but ain't got a clue where top start.

Fer Ark, Saturday, 3 May 2008 20:16 (twelve years ago) link

Would like to get that Sun Ra on CD.

libcrypt, Saturday, 3 May 2008 20:18 (twelve years ago) link

My (limited) knowledge of classical music is pretty much entirely down to BBC Radio Three, and just following up on anything I heard and liked. As with any form of music, you aren't going to like all of it, but if you're already interested, you're sure to hear sounds that will just blow you away.

Soukesian, Saturday, 3 May 2008 20:40 (twelve years ago) link

Bach- Great Organ Works sounds ideal for me,, there are so many versions of Complete Organ Works, so I'll start on the small 2-disc Great Organ Works which has lots of enthusiastic fans.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 3 May 2008 20:47 (twelve years ago) link

There's a great story about Carl Sagan discussing with NASA what sound recordings should be placed on the Voyager space probe to represent the human race to any alien civilization that might someday find it: NASA suggested some Bach, but Sagan opposed this because "it would seem like bragging."

Soukesian, Saturday, 3 May 2008 20:56 (twelve years ago) link

Tim Hecker?

Fer Ark, Saturday, 3 May 2008 21:29 (twelve years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MV7P3JGEL._SS500_.jpg

Hurting 2, Saturday, 3 May 2008 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

Hurtin- did you see him in '71 though?

Fuckinrocker

Fer Ark, Saturday, 3 May 2008 21:57 (twelve years ago) link

I didn't see anything in '71

Hurting 2, Saturday, 3 May 2008 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

The kaleidoscopic pictures of Virgil's ass are a classy touch.

Soukesian, Saturday, 3 May 2008 22:45 (twelve years ago) link

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lock thread

poortheatre, Sunday, 4 May 2008 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

scariest music i ever heard was this Lutheran church organ in Stockholm

blueski, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:08 (twelve years ago) link

Wow, fantastic album cover!

Oilyrags, Monday, 5 May 2008 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

Watch Carnival of Souls. Great use of extremely creepy organ music, plus a genuinely scary movie. Herk Harvey shows up in my nightmares from time to time.

deusner, Monday, 5 May 2008 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

can't lock the thread yet, nobody mentioned Hermann Nitsch's organ works.

search mutantsounds for "orgelkonzert", also his CD Komposition Fuer Orgel.

sleeve, Monday, 5 May 2008 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

hurting, i am so happy you put virgil fox heavy organ up there! love it. and some of the best bits are his between-tune rants.

BACH HAS THE RED BLOOD! HE HAS THE COMMUNION WITH THE PEOPLE! THEY TRY TO PUT THE GREATEST MAN OF ALL TIME UP ON A DUSTY SHELF AND SAY HE CAN'T BE INTERPRETED WELL THEY'RE FULL OF YOU KNOW WHAT AND SO UNTALENTED THAT THEY COULDN'T GET IN THE HOUSE OF MUSIC ANY OTHER WAY!

andrew m., Monday, 5 May 2008 15:38 (twelve years ago) link

Great movie about "big, scary church organ music" that cannot be missed:

http://www.apparitionfilm.com/

Saw it at St. Bart's w/ live accompaniment, pried my head open....

Hadrian VIII, Monday, 5 May 2008 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/ed/10/9183793509a0b4f27ba70110.L.jpg

Big! Scary! played by this man:

http://www.frankferko.com/leaves2.jpg

Some of it's quiet, but some is really huge. All good.

dr. phil, Monday, 5 May 2008 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

There are these moments where it sounds like he's just SLASHING across the keys on the loudest registration available, out of tempo. It's brutal. Beautiful.

dr. phil, Monday, 5 May 2008 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

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

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Mark Rich@rdson, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:07 (twelve years ago) link

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Mark Rich@rdson, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 01:08 (twelve years ago) link

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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

https://www.gothic-catalog.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=LRCD-1090-91

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'

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ywliJAD2L._SS500_.jpg

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

two years pass...

you should also try Max Reger.

^^^ 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LwGa2tXmeA

albino python on cocaine (corey), Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:29 (nine years ago) link

Yes-Parallels

Sabbath to Ulver: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Thursday, 19 August 2010 17:53 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

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

one year passes...

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.

seven years pass...

+ recent conversation sparked by whiney's interview with eYe:

Jon Gibson's 'Cycles'

Hitting the spot for me right now.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:26 (three months ago) link


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