The Name Of The Wind

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About The Name Of The Wind

  • Birthday 01/16/1994

Other Info

  • Your real name
    Mona

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://thenewathensethos.tumblr.com/

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Denmark
  • Interests
    Books, music, languages, cultures, a lot of stuff :P Just not maths :P

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Pancakes.. I love them :)
  • Favourite Animal
    Dogs and cats
  • Favourite Beverage
    Lemon lemonade and all sorts of tea
  • Favourite Colour
    A deep, dark wine red
  • Favourite Place
    By the sea or in the mountains
  • Countries Visited
    Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Great Britain, Czech Republic, and now Sweden :)
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    No
  • Do You Smoke
    No
  • Do You Collect Anything
    CDs... I already own quite a few.
  • Do You Have Pets
    No, but if I would be allowed to, I would have a cat.
  • Phobias
    Spiders, heights

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    I have a friend and once she came to me to download various songs from youtube. One of them was Amaranth. I had another friend who listened to Nightwish, so I decided to listen to it because our tastes in music back then were very similar. Loved it :) A while later I ordered Dark Passion Play and I have been a fan ever since :)
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Twice. First on May 6th, 2012 in Stuttgart. It was great :) The second time in Copenhagen, November 3rd, 2018.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Seeing them live for the first and so far only time.
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    My old, ragged copy of Dark Passion Play as it is the first Nightwish CD I bought
  • Best Live Song
    In Stuttgart it was Planet Hell, Marcos introduction was just so funny and Anette really nailed that one :) Though The Islander was magical too.
  • Favourite Album
    Either Imaginaerum or Oceanborn, can't decide.
  • Favourite Song
    Too many...
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Angels Fall First, it's simple and beautiful.
  • Least Favourite Album
    EFMB
  • Least Favourite Song
    Forever Yours

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Tommy Karevik and Anette Olzon, they are my two absolute favourite singers but I enjoy a lot of other singers, like Roy Khan, Michael Eriksen, Ross Jennings, Ailyn (only from Perils of The Deep Blue on though), Lori Lewis, Tarja or Sharon den Adel.
  • Favourite Bassist
    Andreas Blomqvist of Seventh Wonder: I like how he draws attention to the bass.
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Oliver Palotai is just outstanding.
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    I could list a lot of songs, it depends on my mood.
  • Best Concert Attended
    Seventh Wonder Alingsås (Sweden) September 6th, 2014
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Also too many. I have one for almost every band I listen to but a few highlights include: Kamelot "Haven", Seventh Wonder "The Great Escape", Circus Maximus "Isolate" and Haken "The Mountain"
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish (of course), Kamelot and Seventh Wonder
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Most Mainstream/Radio Pop. It lacks depth and it all sounds the same to me.

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Friendship! (German film), Inception, Into the Wild
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Sherlock! I love Series 1 and 2.
  • Favourite Author
    Patrick Rothfuss
  • Favourite Book(s)
    The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. That's where name on this forum comes from. I've read that book at least five times and it's still not boring :)

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  1. The Name Of The Wind

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    @Sophia Sounds really good. I hope it's better than The Shadow Self. That album isn't bad, but except a few songs it's boring. Up until now, I'm getting a What Lies Beneath kind of vibe from the songs. I like What Lies Beneath, so I'm not complaining. On a side note, In the Raw is released on the same as Lana Del Rey's new album, so I have two new albums to look forward to.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Around 6 feet (183 cm).
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    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    Bought these two last week: Epica - The Quantum Enigma (replacing a broken copy of that album) Steven Wilson - Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'm biased since Tommy is my favourite singer, but I hope it's the song with him. Hopefully, she releases it before the album.
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    Epica

    Yeah, the original is a bit much. Especially with the orchestra in the climax. Simone's vocals are heartfelt here. Powerful yet fragile. Fits the song perfectly. It's definitely my favourite vocal performance from Epica's early days. I also think that Simone does really well in ballads. Memory, Safeguard to Paradise, Tides of Time and Canvas of Life are good examples for this. Coen plays so well in Memory too.
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    Epica

    @YosheeI think TPA sounds better in the remaster, but CTO sounds good either way. I have a copy of a original edition of the CTO and it already sounds quite good in the original version. I'm not going to invest in a new copy of CTO, but I might in the case of TPA. Since we are already talking about the first two albums, I thought I'd share a few unkown songs from these albums. The first one is Falsches Spiel. It's the German version of Run for a Fall. It's quite different from the original though. There are no grunts, no choirs and the lyrics are quite different too. It also shows that Simone had a cute Dutch accent before she moved to Germany. Epica also covered Memory from the musical Cats for their We Will Take You With US DVD that contains studio performances of the entire TPA. It's a beautiful version of this song and shows that Simone was already a good vocalist in the early days. Finally, there is the piano version of Solitary Ground. It's part of The Score, another release that is hard to get. This version of Solitary Ground is my favourite. I think the guitars clash with the orchestra and Simone's vocals and the songs sounds better without them. To me, it almost seems like the guitars were an afterthought and that this the original version. I always skip the album and listen to this one instead.
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    Epica

    My favourite Epica album is still DYU. It's the album that introduced me to Epica, but even after 8 years of knowing it, it holds up really well. My least favourite is RFTI. It lacks the memorable melodies that the other albums have and that makes tiring to listen to. My complete ranking looks like this: Design Your Universe The Divine Conspiracy The Quantum Enigma The Holographic Principle Consign to Oblivion The Phantom Agony Requiem for the Indifferent
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    Within Temptation II

    I think Within Temptation are good at striking a balance between old and new songs for setlists. At Graspop, they played 5 songs from Resist, so basically half the album. That's really good. Enough to satisfy those who love Resist, but at the same time leaves room for enough old songs.
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    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Marketing as the others have said. Their names are more recognizable than just the band name, so it makes sense to put them on the cover.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Edema Ruh is fine. At least there's a guitar solo. I like that song quite a bit actually. Edema Ruh being about my favourite book certainly helps me appreciate it, to be honest. I feel indifferent to My Walden, same as I do about I Want My Tears Back (another song without orchestra). For some reason, these songs don't do it for me. I can't exactly pinpoint what it is though.They're fine, but not much more than that.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I'm fine with the orchestra taking the back seat. It could lead to interesting things, but only as long as that means that the band arrangements are more interesting. I feel like since the orchestra got more important (basically since Once), the band arrangements have gotten more bland. Especially compared to the early days. If less orchestra means going back to more interesting band arrangements a la the early days, I'm all for it. I should note though that I'm not talking about the style, because let's face it: Nightwish are never going to return to style of the early days. I'm talking about the nature of the arrangements. There's less interesting things going on with the band itself in the later albums. There's a potential hole here though. Less orchestra could create a void, if there's nothing going on. That could happen if the band arrangements stay the same (bland). I will have to wait and see/hear I guess.
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    Bands you've seen live. Musicians you've met

    I have seen: Coldplay Sacrety (German band) Subway to Sally (2x) Nightwish (2x) Tarja Kamelot Within Temptation Seventh Wonder Duné (Danish rock band) Die Herren (U2 cover band) Carpark North (Danish rock band) Epica I have met: None
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    Favourite lead single?

    Agreed. Storytime is a great representation of Imaginaerum, and definitely my favourite among the singles Nightwish have released.
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    Epica

    I wouldn't pinpoint the more negative reception of THP and RFTI to one member being in more charge than at other times. What I think made the reception more negative is that Epica had in both cases just released a very well received album and were faced with the difficult task to release something equally good. The fan expectations were really high and sometimes you just can't meet them. Besides, the reception of the THP wasn't all that worse than of TQE from what I remember. RFTI for sure had a worse reception than DYU. On a side note, DYU is still my favourite Epica album. I love how heavy it is and I love the choir section as well as Simone's vocals. It also features my favourite Epica ballad, Tides of Times.
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    Epica

    That setlist is great. It makes me wish I could see them on one of the DYU gigs in October. DYU is still my favourite Epica album and hearing them perform it would be amazing. But the closest they to me is Hamburg, and that would mean I'd have to stay in a hostel/hotel, making the concert very expensive. I can't afford that. On the other hand, I'm finally warming up to The Holographic Principle. I don't know what took me so long, but the album is growing on me now, almost three years after its release.