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  • Favourite Singer
    Kari Bremnes
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Kari Bremnes - "Skrik"
  • Best Concert Attended
    any concert by Kari Bremnes
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Atrox - "Terrestrials"
  • Favourite Composer?
    Ketil Bjørnstad
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Atrox (with Monika Edvardsen), Madder Mortem, Stolen Babies


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    Terry Pratchett (R.I.P.)
  • Favourite Book(s)
    The Discworld Novels
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    Fables, Kollektivet, Nemi


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  1. Burkhard

    Album of the year 2018

    As already posted in the German subforum: 1. Midnattsol - The Aftermath2. Gåte - Svevn3. Madder Mortem - Marrow4. Qntal - Nachtblume5. Lovebites - Clockwork Immortality6. The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard - BooCheeMish7. Voivod - The Wake The first three albums are nearly on par with each other.
  2. Burkhard

    Der musikalische Jahresrückblick 2018

    Top Alben 2018 1. Midnattsol - The Aftermath 2. Gåte - Svevn 3. Madder Mortem - Marrow 4. Qntal - Nachtblume 5. Lovebites - Clockwork Immortality 6. The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard - BooCheeMish 7. Voivod - The Wake Die Abstände zwischen den ersten drei Alben sind so minimal, daß ich sie eigentlich auch alle auf den 1. Platz hätte setzen können. Lieblingssongs des Jahres Midnattsol - Syns sang Gåte - Svevn The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard - Mani Yanni Schlimmste(r) Song(s) des Jahres Kann ich nicht beurteilen. Ich höre mir nur Platten an, die mir gefallen, und im Radio höre ich keine Musik. Neuentdeckungen Lovebites (etwas ärgerlich, daß ich auf die erst wenige Tage nach ihrem Konzert in der Zeche Carl in Essen aufmerksam geworden bin) Bestes Konzert The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard in Bochum sowie alle Konzerte von Kari Bremnes, die ich besucht habe Darauf freue ich mich 2019 - (hoffentlich endlich ein) neues Album der Stolen Babies - Deutschlandtour von Kari Bremnes
  3. Burkhard

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    I hardly ever listen to her nowadays, but I liked her live performances always better than the studio albums. A fine example of what you just said is this live version of "Father Lucifer" with excerpts of "Tubular Bells" and "Smalltown Boy" from 1996: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHYOWLy9IFw She must have played this version more than once on that tour, because it's also to be found on the "Saint and Sinner"-CD (an unofficial release) which was (mostly) recorded at her concert in Berlin in March 1996 (and which became my most-played Tori Amos-CD). An recommendable official release with the same "line-up" - she was just accompanied by Steve Caton on guitar on that tour - is the live videocassette "Live From NY" from 1997, which I like much better than the live-DVD "Welcome to Sunny Florida" which was released 7 years later.
  4. Burkhard

    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    Coroner - No More Color Lovebites - Clockwork Immortality
  5. Burkhard

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    The title track og Gåte's new album: Here are another two interesting versions, the first one sung in Sami by Mari Boine and the second one with some parts being sung in Arabian by the late Palestinian singer Rim Banna:
  6. Burkhard

    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    Gåte - Svevn (great comeback album after 14 years)
  7. Burkhard

    Decades World Tour 2018

    The concert in Oberhausen was great and I also enjoyed it more than the one three years ago, due to the selection of the songs, because this time I got to hear "10th Man Down", a few songs from "Oceanborn" (my overall favourite and by far most-played Nightwish-album) - my only complaint is that "The Pharaoh Sails to Orion" was not included - and my favourite song from the debut album: "Elvenpath". Thinking about it, I would have liked to see the last two songs being replaced by the rest of the songs from "Oceanborn". I mean, after all it's the 20th anniversary this year. Well, maybe there's some hope for the 25th anniversary in 2023. Even if the name of my camera suggests otherwise, it also allows to take some "hot" pix:
  8. Burkhard


    Who might consider replacing it by either of the following two reggae songs:
  9. Burkhard

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    I'm not a fan of Rihanna's music and the original version of this song does nothing for me, but this Country-Surf-Metal version of "Diamonds" is absolutely brilliant: I like it even a bit better with the speed turned up to 1.25. If there was an entire album in this vein, I'd buy it immediately.
  10. Burkhard

    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard - BooCheeMish
  11. Burkhard


    Still under the impression of yesterday's fantastic concert by The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard, I replace The Waterboys' "The Return of Jimi Hendrix" at no. 5 with "Mani Yanni" by The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard:
  12. Burkhard

    Eure neuesten CDs/DVDs

    Coroner - Mental Vortex (Wiederveröffentlichung) Madder Mortem - Marrow Voivod - The Wake
  13. Burkhard

    Was hört ihr gerade?

    Voivod - Spherical Perspective
  14. Burkhard

    Madder Mortem

    I received their new album "Marrow" about a week ago and enjoy it very much. For me, they are one of the most consistent bands and one of very few which haven't released at least album which I found disappointing. I'm pleased I only had to wait two years for this new album and not (another) seven as for its predecessor. Maybe it's still a bit early to say this, since the year isn't over yet, but I think this album will end up in my top 3 albums of 2018.
  15. Burkhard

    Dreams of Sanity

    Their debut "Komödia" is still my favourite album - especially the concept part and the last song - and usually the one I go back to when I listen to them every once in a while. As regards their second album, I like the last three songs the most, thus the non-concept part.