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Asymmetry / Karnivool

The 2013 Karnivool album Asymmetry is amazing.

Here are some snapshots I took of Karnivool, when I saw them live (for the second time) in 2012.

[Photos taken on an iPhone 3GS.]

Karnivool - Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne - 6 July 2012

Karnivool – Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne – 6 July 2012

Karnivool - Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne - 6 July 2012

Karnivool – Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne – 6 July 2012

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music musings

Yes, I buy CDs, rather than downloading music. I am adamant that nothing beats the real thing, in terms of sound quality and in just the sheer joy of holding a complete package of art and music and creativity,

I’ve been admiring the cover art of some of the CDs currently on high rotation in my DVD player that’s plugged into a stereo that used to play CDs but is now broken so the DVD player has to suffice as a CD player, too, and… long story, really.

Here’s a sampling of my fairly eclectic (I think) musical listening habits of late. I’ll post some more in the near future, too.

21 September 2011 – Nikon D40 – CD covers

Top, left to right:

Floating Me – Floating Me (2011)

Gotye – Like Drawing Blood (2005)

Flyleaf – Memento Mori (2009)

Underoath – Ø (Disambiguation) (2010)

Bottom, left to right:

Flyleaf – Remember to Live (2010)

Thousand Foot Krutch – The Flame in All of Us (2007) on The Thousand Foot Krutch Anthology (2009)

Red – Innocence and Instinct (Deluxe Edition) (2009)

Alestorm – Back Through Time (2011)

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Underoath – Paper Lung

I love this song. I keep thinking, ‘It’s actually quite beautiful,’ the way Richmond from the IT Crowd would say it…

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Thousand Foot Krutch – Falls Apart

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Red and Brian Head Welch – Fight Inside, Death of Me

Head is AMAZING. Korn have a special place in my heart – and I love Head’s new music, too. Oh, and Red are also great!

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Gotye – Hearts A Mess

Proof that incredible music comes out of Melbourne… Just in case that weren’t obvious! I love the video too. Australian music is so good! (Yes, I am very biased.)

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Floating Me – Breaking to Breathe

I know I’ve mentioned this band on this blog before. But they are a brilliant Australian band and I can’t get enough of their music.

To prove the point, here’s another video…

Floating Me – Narke

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Flyleaf – Again

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Alestorm – The Sunk’n Norwegian

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Thousand Needles and Floating Me, The Hi-Fi, Melbourne

Thousand Needles in Red

Jon Stockman - Floating Me

16 July 2011

I took the above two photos on my Nokia 6300 mobile phone (with subsequent cropping and colour adjustments in iPhoto).

I love Floating Me‘s music, and their live show was fantastic.

Their bassist Jon Stockman is from the amazing band Karnivool, who I saw a month ago.  And Floating Me’s drummer Lucius Borich comes from the band Cog – yet another example of awesome Australian music.

Thousand Needles in Red put on a great show.  Their vocalist Clint Boge is also in the incredible Aussie band The Butterfly Effect.

Photo taken on an iPhone.

I was very happy I managed to say “Hi” to Floating Me’s singer Andrew Gillespie after their set. This is photographic proof! He was a member of the 1990s band Scary Mother… a little before my time (I was a little kid in the 90s) but I’ve looked up some of their clips on youtube.com and from the sounds of it they were pretty amazing.

Floating Me – Sugar

Thousand Needles in Red – Brand New Day

And, for extended listening educational purposes…

Scary Mother – Lord of the Flies

The Butterfly Effect – 7 Days

Karnivool – Simple Boy

Cog – Bird of Feather

[photographs copyright F. Lokot 2011]

[links given here in good faith and believed to be correct at time of publishing]

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