View Full Version : This weeks recommendation from Exeunt: Solea
10-02-2002, 04:25 PM
In an effort to introduce people to more music, I have set out to post in here about a band most of you might not have heard about. Either this will be a new find for me, or an old favorite, that is less known.
I also will tell you how I found them, since finding new cool bands is always a fun experience.
My first pick: Solea.
URLs: http://www.solea.org, http://www.mp3.com/solea/
Recommended songs: Any you can get your hand on from the above two URL's, I highly recommend "Working Title: Shuffle" (found on mp3.com link)
Recommended Album: They don't have one, yet. They do have a 4 song EP, which I don't own, yet.
How I found them: In high school I was introduced to a band called Samiam (http://www.gosamgo.com), and have followed their career ever since. From their web page I found the link to one of their band members (Sergie) side projects called Solea. This is how I find quite a few bands that I like, I search their family tree, or side projects that turn into something more. Another side project of members of Samiam was Knapsack (http://www.pacificnet.net/~kevhayn/knapsack/).
A side note, Solea is also a side project of a few members of Texas is the Reason (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/x.dll?p=amg&sql=B206817)
Also, feel free to comment on this, or to add your own recommendations in new threads in here... I am always on the look out for new music.
Edit: solea.org links to their label, which has the mp3 Leaving Today (http://www.defiancerecords.de/downloads/mp3/solea%20-%20leaving%20today.mp3)
10-03-2002, 12:05 PM
I think we should all list the bands we listen to that no one has ever heard of. Personally I think it's great that the music industry has become so segmented that you can listen to entire genres that appeal to YOU directly. Sure you could listen to MTV but what's the point?
Ever heard of progressive metal? Didn't think so.
Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Queensryche, Symphony X, Chroma Key, Engine...all great bands that no one has heard of :)
10-03-2002, 04:33 PM
dream theatre is borderline as far as being known, queensryche has notoriety. most people don't know what sort of music they play, or any songs...but i think they have some degree of name recognition.
i've actually been thinking of a thread "like" this for a hwile. was gonna ask for latest CD purchaes, but this is better.
my suggestion? Superdrag...superdrag...superdrag. Awesome rock. not hard rock, not metal, not raprock...just god damn rock. latest album "Last Call for Vitriol" is awesome, but they've been cranking out tunes for a while now. THe tracks "the staggering genius" (most people just call it "miserable" =), "I can't wait" and "Feeling like I do" are just...damn cool. you mighta seen then on Conan O'Brien a couple weeks ago, they performed the staggering genius. It was the weekend i went with my family to great america...on the trip up, i was trying to convince my brother how awesome they were. we get to the hotel, turn on the tv...and it's like "oh! sweet! THey're on Conan!"
--Idle, going to check out exe's suggestion in a couple minutes
10-03-2002, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Idle Idol
dream theatre is borderline as far as being known
The only reason I know of them is because of Rush.
- ex, modern-day warrior.
I saw Queensryche in concert...they opened for Def Leppard in the 80's when their Operation: Mindcrime album came out. Eyes of a Stranger rocked :rockon:
10-03-2002, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Idle Idol
my suggestion? Superdrag...
So far, good stuff!
I will have to remember their name when I am buying CD's next... it's dangerous living and working down the street from a Wherehouse...
- ex, :rockon: (just for infide)
10-03-2002, 05:21 PM
Operation: Mindcrime was a good album.
I pretty much listen to all Metallica all the time. Anyone ever heard of them? :D
10-03-2002, 05:37 PM
Dream Theater is pretty huge actually ( and awesome! ), and Queensryche was a decade ago. I know Fates Warning, though I don't know how big they are. Prog metal does rock.
I listen to a lot of music that probably no one here has heard of, but in most cases you more then likely would hate it anyway. ;)
Meshuggah is a great extreme metal band from Sweden, they suprisingly toured with Tool recently, then were on Ozzfest, and they're going back on tour with Tool again now. If I miss that show, I'm going to flip out. They're getting more well known now though, I read that Jack Osbourne blasted Meshuggah's Future Breed Machine ( where my nick comes from ) to piss off neighbors on The Osbournes ( he's also how they got on Ozzfest ). Meshuggah are known for their bizarre rhythms, bizarre lyrics, and insane heavyness.
Soilwork is a GREAT metal band from Sweden, they have very dynamic and melodic music, and the vocals are a nice mix of pissed off, and melodic.
Eric Serra is a great musician that has done the scores for all of Luc Besson's films, as well as writing music and playing guitar in his rock band.
Alas is the unlikely combination of a female opera singer ( Martina Astner, who was in Therion, a neo-classical metal band, though not quite like Alas... ) and death metal guitarist Erik Rutan ( from Ripping Corpse, Morbid Angel, and Hate Eternal, very heavy bands to say the least ). The end result is an interesting listen for sure, with somewhat operatic vocals, and music that goes from neo-classical, to death metal.
Ok, that's enough for now, here are some links.
Meshuggah's official website:
A short sample mp3:
Soilworks official website:
A sample mp3:
Eric Serra's official website:
He has samples there from his film scores, but you'll have to navigate his unusual website to get to them.
Alas's official website:
10-04-2002, 02:24 AM
this looks like all rock so i'm gonna throw an extra bonus in....hoping exeunt doesn't have anything like this for the coming days he was planning on using ^_^
Del the funky homosapien...
hiphop...not rap, nor hip-pop.
--Idle, I'm gonna devise a virus...to bring dire straits to your environments
10-04-2002, 03:06 AM
You started naming those swedish bands and I was SURE you were gonna name In Flames *because it's the only swedish band I can name* and you didn't, you bastard.
I'll check out some of these "artists" because frankly I have nothing better to do.
10-04-2002, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by MadMikey
Operation: Mindcrime was a good album.
I pretty much listen to all Metallica all the time. Anyone ever heard of them? :D Haven't bought an album from them since the Napster debacle. Lars turned into the lame ass puppet that I knew he was.
Older stuff rules, but, really, anything newer than Justice... Well... It just isn't worth owning.
10-04-2002, 02:31 PM
--Idle, oh what a difference the letters "e" and "d" can make
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