Calinn

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About Calinn

  • Birthday 11/20/1986

Other Info

  • Your real name
    Alessia

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.owletstudio.it

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Montepulciano, Siena, Italy
  • Interests
    drawing, music, comics, writing, anthropology, cooking, journalism, physics, astronomy, stuff.

About You

  • Favourite Food
    pizza, pumpkin, dairy
  • Favourite Animal
    all of them
  • Favourite Beverage
    tea
  • Favourite Colour
    red, teal
  • Favourite Place
    gardens
  • Countries Visited
    swiss, france, UK, ireland, spain, germany, belgium, liechtenstein, croatia, canada, bosnia i herzegovina
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    I live in a town where it's all about wine
  • Do You Smoke
    no
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Misanthropy is the way
  • Do You Collect Anything
    horse chestnuts
  • Do You Have Pets
    two genetically impaired cats
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    I rape the piano, and I'm asked to shut up when I sing.

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    a friend lent me CC back in 2003
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    two, Milan 2004 and Milan 2007
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    had my first kiss during the 2004 show :P
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    dunno
  • Best Live Song
    can't choose, can't remember :P
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child
  • Favourite Song
    Sleeping Sun, Beauty of the Beast
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    CC/Shudder Before the Beautiful
  • Favourite Music Video
    Over the Hills, Sleeping Sun
  • Favourite DVD
    From Wishes to Eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    Dark Passion Play or EFMB?
  • Least Favourite Song
    Sleeping Sun 2005

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Tori Amos - Spark
  • Favourite Drummer
    I liked Jukka a lot
  • Favourite Singer
    Tori Amos, Jorn Lande, Roy Kahn, Tommy Karevik, Katharine Blake, Kai Hansen, Loreena McKennitt, Lana del Rey, Susanne Sundfør
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Ritchie Blackmore, Olli Tukiainen, Arjen Lucassen, Thomas Youngblood
  • Favourite Bassist
    I love bass, but I'm still a noob at understanding it
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Tori Amos, Jack Gibbons, Miro
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Spark, my dearest love
  • Best Concert Attended
    Tori Amos, Royal Albert Hall 2012
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel (I'm boring I know)
  • Favourite Composer?
    Alkan, Orff
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Tori Amos, Poets of the Fall, Kamelot, Loreena McKennitt, Miranda Sex Garden, Susanne Sundfør, Trepaneringsritualen
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    well I don't like a lot of stuff

Entertainment

  • Favourite Director(s)
    Lynch, Raimi, Whedon, Cameron, Tarantino
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Aliens, Inland Empire, the Secret of Nimh, Army of Darkness
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Breaking Bad, The Wire, Firefly, Black Sails, Community, Parks and Rec...I watch too many
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    not a fan of OSTs, but I'd say Black Sails
  • Favourite Author
    H. P. Lovecraft
  • Favourite Book(s)
    Redwall, Emily of New Moon, everything Lovecraft, Die Welt aus den Angeln (Il primo inverno) by Philipp Blom
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    20th Century Boys, Monster, The Slayers

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  1. Calinn

    Album of the year 2018

    The album of the year for me was definitely My Dark Symphony by Conception. Not just the return of Roy Khan, but the return of an awesome band! Gimme moar! Also Auri - Auri was such a refreshing surprise. I'm going to check out some of the records you're naming, guys, I had no idea some bands had new stuff out!
  2. So, this happened. We were listening to the Top Metal radio station through Alexa and suddenly this cheap sounding tune came in. I had the impression I had heard it before, but couldn't put my finger on it. I thought "It sounds like something from some wannabe Nightwish band in their early days, maybe an underproduced demo... wow, this REALLY sounds like some cheap Nightwish copycat!" at that point my husband asked Alexa what song it was, and the can replied: "This song is called Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Nightwish" I burst into laughter. "OKAY, now I remember why I never managed to sit through this song until the end", but we let it play... after a couple minutes my husband told Alexa to skip to the next song because he couldn't stand it either. Damn that song is BAD. In comparison For the Heart I Once Had actually sounds great. I just can't believe the same guy wrote this song and shortly after gave birth to Auri, which I like so much.
  3. Calinn

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Amaranth was supposed to be a b-side (I think you can get a hint of what it was supposed to be if you listen to the Reach demo), but when they gave it to Anette she turned it in something more dynamic, and they came to like it so much that they put it on the record. The decision of making it one of the main singles came from the major, I suppose. This said, Escapist is 1000 miles better.
  4. Calinn

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    I 100% agree with her about Escapist.
  5. Calinn

    Myrath - Metal music from the desert

    I don't hear any Kamelot but they're cool indeed, they're waaay too much cheesy power metal for my taste but it's really nice to hear different cultural influences in metal.
  6. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I think it really depends on the materials and shape. Custom made corsets are usually built in a way that they don't impair breathing. I remember of a flute player in some folk band that had her corset made with cross-lacing on both sides under the arms, so that the corset could widen up but still fit her tight. Of course steel ribs will feel more rigid than plastic ribs.
  7. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I like both fancy long dresses and leather pants/jeans+tank top, but I generally dislike rock/metal singers wearing over the knee or knee-length dresses, especially when they're tight fitting and these girls put faux leather leggings underneath, maybe with ankle boots (I'm basically describing Simone's outfit when I saw Epica live in Vinci. She was still gorgeous, tho.)... ew. I call that 'aunt look', because it's how my aunt (generic) would dress to look young in her '80s nostalgia. I think that's how I'd dress if I was invited to a prom party and it was 1988. In general, I think there's nothing less rock than a knee-length dress. But Tarja has usually great outfits. My favourite look of hers is probably the one she had in 2007, shorter undyed (or at least lighter) hair with side forelock. Like this:
  8. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Lovely performance (despite I never really liked her new style) but, most importantly, amazing dress.
  9. Calinn

    Turilli / Lione Rhapsody

    It's a matrioska of Rhapsodys. Some disbanding/rebanding surely happened for legal reasons, now I'm thinking they're just trying all the possible formations for the sake of demostrating some mathematical problem.
  10. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I've always found intentional mispronounciations sold as 'artistic trademark' rather cheap. I remember a girl from the italian NW forum who had a NW cover band and when people told her that her english was bad she replied that it was intentional, and that the way she said 'time' was her trademark. It wasn't, like, saying the word with a different accent (irish rather than british etc, even I enjoy pronouncing some words the irish way), it was just plain wrong and impossible to connect to its meaning. Mispronouncing words can be tricky, because it cripples communication and I believe it would be wise to do that only if you're speaking your mother tongue (and in some cases even this can be a minefield) or you have great control of the language you're speaking, sound-wise. Otherwise it's just laziness.
  11. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Side note, but singing teachers who can't speak english always leave me baffled. My teacher was also really bad at english, my piano teacher too... how the hell can you sing and interpret a song you don't understand? How can you help your students with the interpretation of an english repertoire if you don't know the language? Half of the singing teachers of the school I went to couldn't speak english. That's just crazy to me. But I'm sure Tarja knows the importance of correctly pronouncing a foreign (and non) language, classical training is very strict on that, afaik. So I tend to believe she's just not trying at all.
  12. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'm sure that if she decided to not have a coach is because she's happier without. She has the right to do whatever she thinks it's best for her, but she can't also expect people to enjoy her self indulgence.
  13. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    To me it's almost as she's trying to mimic pop/rock singers who belt and do runs, forgetting that that's not what she's good at. It's a shame, because she was such a beautiful singer. She had elegance, drama, depth, passion, sensuality... I can't hear any of it now. She says she wants to enjoy singing and have fun, but isn't the point of singing to convey emotions? How can she convey anything with such a sloppy style?
  14. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Oh gawd.
  15. Calinn

    Conception

    The album is the EP, it came out on November 23rd https://conception.lnk.to/MDSWE There's no full album planned so far. EDIT: after a few listens the tracks I like the most are Into the Wild, Quite Alright and Grand Again. My Dark Symphony will need some more time because I still haven't got it and it's a big track, while The Moment has a weird vibe that I'm not sure I like, but I love the beginning and the ending. Anyway, what amazing musicians. I'm so happy to hear Roy's voice backed by such great drumming. I was always unhappy with Grillo's drums in Kamelot since The Black Halo, I found it uninteresting at best (not a technical opinion, just my taste). EDIT2: finally got my EP <3 So happy to see Miro in the credits for keyboards and orchestrations, I've always loved what he did with Kamelot.