The Perfect Soundtrack

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By Chevalier on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 11:28 am: Edit

Happy trails, Waylon.

A wonderful accompaniment to absinthe:

Claude Debussy: "Préludes, livres I et II, Images, Estampes".
Claudio Arrau at the piano. - 2CD Philips, réf. 4323042

By Joalco on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 11:16 am: Edit

Done and done... We drank whiskey and listened to a bunch of old Waylon LP's until 6:30am Thursday...

By Auntieminda on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 10:57 am: Edit

Hating to add any sadness to this thread, but Waylon Jennings passed away Wednesday. Hit the bottle in his honor, eh?

--M

By Blue on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 11:04 pm: Edit

I like the idea, Rimbaud, but if you had to pick something more recent, what would it be?

By Barsnake on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 10:26 am: Edit

I know it may not be to everyone's taste - but Waylon Jennings Assumed Room Temperature.
Maybe not a poet - but maybe a kindred spirit?

Hitting the Bottle Again

Well i don't know who or where i am
I don't know who do give a damn
It's a hell of a mess that i've got me in
Hittin' the bottle again

I can't walk so i can't go home
No need to talk cause i'm alone
If i stay here they're gonna lock me in
Hittin' the bottle again

Chorus:

Hittin' the bottle again
Ever than i've drunker been
Or is it drunker than i've ever been
Hittin' the bottle again

Well i tried to quit for a wife of mine
I tried to quit but i changed my mind
Every once in awhile and a now and a then
Hittin' the bottle again

Maybe livin in Bakersfield has affected me!

By Rimbaud on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 08:08 pm: Edit

Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Scott Joplin...music from absinthe's grand old heyday. Best played on an old Victrola. Drink up!

By Krinkov on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:18 am: Edit

Vera,
Could you post the complete song list for the "Absinthe, La Folie Verte" cd?

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 09:47 am: Edit

O Green Fairy,
I love you in your tragic beauty ...

By Sarcosis on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 09:35 am: Edit

And Never underestimate the power of
Legendary Pink Dots

They are my all time favorite in the whole world for just about any enjoyable kick back and go "uh oh whats going on" nights.

By Joalco on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 05:44 am: Edit

I would love to see those guys live, but, unfortunately, I don't think they *ever* make it this deep into the United States. They are absolutely amazing.

By Mr_Carfax on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 12:06 am: Edit

Hmmm, I wonder.. I believe Jeff is possibly moving to Australia (his new wife/girlfriend is an aussie).

If we could get the whole band to move I'm sure we wouldn't complain...they have a very large and devoted following down here, and they intend to tour here again in October.

By Joalco on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 10:11 pm: Edit

Martin has also been quoted as saying that the Interzone Mantras could be the band's last album... Time will tell, I guess. If you haven't already, you should check out their album Splendor Solis, or the DVD collection Illuminations.

By Mr_Carfax on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 10:05 pm: Edit

(Added it here cuz nowhere else to put it...)

I saw Canadian band The Tea Party in Sydney last night- an absolute trip.....

Read an interview with lead man Jeff Martin that most of the lyrics to the new album (Interzone Mantras) were written in Prague under the influence of La Fee Vert..shame it was probably Hills or Sebor....

Perhaps the next album should be written in Bangkok under the influence of Jade....

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 07:10 am: Edit

I would add...

Arcana
Disjecta Membra
Sol Invictus
...


But about Neubauten, it can go against the smootness of absinthe drinking... I sometime like to listen to "pelikanol" while being intoxicated doo.

By Aion on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 06:16 am: Edit

Just ordered the Blood Axis and Les Joyaux de la Princesse CD! Nice cover artwork!
Thanks for the tip!
(would have missed it, what a shame)

Witt was not bad 15 years back in the
"Neue Deutsche Welle" phase, but his
actual Bayreuth-Wagner-Goth-Bombast
is not my cup of coffee.
I also dislike Rammstein, btw.

A.

By Verawench on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 06:15 am: Edit

OK, here we go... several tracks by Blood Axis and Les Joyaux de la Princesse:

http://www.beautyandruin.com/raven

By Verawench on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 05:13 am: Edit

"But Witt?!?!?! Really???"

I know, I know, recent weakness. It's that one damn song...

And Wolfsheim of course, I forgot.

By Aion on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 12:56 am: Edit

Vera,

Superb selection!
But Witt?!?!?! Really???

And didn´t you forget Wolfsheim
in your "Germans" list?

A.

By Mr_Carfax on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 10:06 pm: Edit

Rachels are also worth a listen over a glass or two.

And another band I was introduced to this week, Tarentel. MP3's (for both) available from
http://www.epitonic.com/artists/tarentel.html
http://www.epitonic.com/artists/rachels.html

Sweet melancholy

By Verawench on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 08:54 pm: Edit

Oh, and Einsturzende Neubauten

By Verawench on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 08:53 pm: Edit

Dig up the old "Music and Absinthe" (or was it "Absinthe and Music"?) thread from the archives. Lots of good recommendations there.

I've got my own soundtrack for the absinthe-smitten wench in us all (in relative order of import), so take your pick:

Swans, Swans, and more fucking Swans
In Slaughter Natives
Ice Ages
Dead Can Dance
Elijah's Mantle
Death in June
Faith and the Muse
Kirlian Camera
Diamanda Galas

And at a different level, those sexy Germans:
Deine Lakaien
Qntal / Helium Vola
Witt ("Batallion d'Amour")

And if you're on your 8th glass, remember to add a little bit of Tom Waits.

By Krinkov on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 08:40 pm: Edit

"It's music akin to stumbling through a dark Parisian backalley, drunk, delirious, circa 1898."

What else could be described as that? Bands or whatever... and where could it be found.

By Mr_Carfax on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 06:35 pm: Edit

Ah, that whacky funster Mr Michael Moynihan.....sounds like a nice change to his usual misanthropic musical interpretations... let us know of you get the ftp site up Vera.....

By Verawench on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 05:27 pm: Edit

*kicks ftp.beautyandruin.com*

well, scratch that "in a bit" part. My ftp site is down.

By Verawench on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 05:08 pm: Edit

Blood Axis and Les Joyaux de la Princesse, two VERY obscure darkwave bands, made the perfect absinthe soundtrack "Absinthe, La Folie Verte".

It's music akin to stumbling through a dark Parisian backalley, drunk, delirious, circa 1898.

The tracks on the CD include both beautiful and biased text relating to absinthe, recited amidst drifting musical langscapes and samples of original 19th century recordings.

I'm uploading a few of the better tracks to my website and will post the link in a bit.

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