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Question: How Does Amarok Make You Feel? :: Total Votes:47
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Happy 19  [40.43%]
Exhilarated 11  [23.40%]
Awed 7  [14.89%]
Bored 3  [6.38%]
Confused 3  [6.38%]
Sad 1  [2.13%]
Frightened 1  [2.13%]
Angry 0  [0.00%]
Annoyed 2  [4.26%]
Aroused 0  [0.00%]
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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 01:07

During a recent listening, I was reminded of some previous comments regarding happiness, sadness, and anger in MO's music. Since I find Amarok to be 'happy' music, I was curious how others feel. So, what do you get from Amarok?

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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 04:40

Happy.Exhilerated.Awed..I`d say it`s a combination of all three.But if pushed I would say exhilerated,as it kind of covers the other two bases a little bit as well.
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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 04:55

Quote (Sweetpea @ Nov. 23 2008, 01:07)
Since I find Amarok to be 'happy' music, I was curious how others feel. So, what do you get from Amarok?

Sweetpea, I think there's a considerable variety in the emotional quality of Amarok's music. Most of it, to me, has the typical MO yearning quality; and I think I would describe as "happy" only the section just before the tubular bells melody (and the bit with the jew's harp, although the happiness in that seems to border on the intoxicated!;). Some of the melodies seem to me to be "neutral" in their emotional impact: for example, all the "so so far" (and variations thereon) sections. They're there for contrast, I think, so that the emotional impact is in greater relief when the appropriate sections arrive.
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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 06:27

I could only think of "Baffled"
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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 07:33

Calm delight.

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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 08:37

I went with 'awed', as I am constantly amazed that a piece of music like Amarok can actually exist. For me what makes the album so special is the range of emotions it covers.

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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 17:52

Er, all of the above?
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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 18:47

All of the above exept for "sad". i don't think there's anything in Amarok which has the "power" of making me feel sad. :)

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Posted: Nov. 23 2008, 19:43

Amarok does nothing for me sorry to say,I prefer the more classical and celtic music of Mike's.

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Posted: Nov. 24 2008, 00:53

Quote (ex member 419 @ Nov. 23 2008, 19:43)
Amarok does nothing for me sorry to say,I prefer the more classical and celtic music of Mike's.

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Posted: Nov. 24 2008, 08:13

I went for "Exhilarated" as the main feeling. Listing what I feel when listening to amarok - in order of "feelingedness" for want of a better word - I get:

1) Exhilarated
2) Happy
3) Awed
4) Confused
5) Frightened
6) Angry
7) Sad

I don't get annoyed, bored and most certainly not aroused! Who on earth would get aroused by Amarok? Maybe Boris Johnston during the last 5 minutes :p


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Posted: Nov. 24 2008, 10:36

Its Interesting... But not Compulsive...  Love bits of it a Lot but overall its just a bit to experimental..   Glad Ive got it but truth be told I dont play it much.. :/

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Posted: Nov. 24 2008, 13:26

It makes me want to get the vacuum cleaner out and do some housework,finish building my model eurofighter kit that I bought months ago,and buy a book on morse code........for some strange reason.



James  :)
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Posted: Nov. 24 2008, 15:06

Ored.

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Posted: Nov. 25 2008, 02:46

I went for awed.Amarok is up there with the first 4 albums for me.Bought when i was 15 and still i can listen to it and find something new (only found the "not to be listened to by cloth-eared nincompoops" bit a week ir 2 ago).There's so many layers of music going on giving it so much depth i can't help but feel awed by it's complexity.At the same time it's a very approachable and melodic peice.By this i mean some peices of music are very complex and intricate with lots going on but with no dicernable melodic structure...in short you can't hum/whistle/sing any tunes from it.
60 minutes long,loads of good melodies and always more to discover?Can't go wrong really.

Happy?Ending's are just beginnings. :laugh:


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Posted: Nov. 27 2008, 17:57

Quote (3Wheeler @ Nov. 24 2008, 14:36)
Its Interesting... But not Compulsive...  Love bits of it a Lot but overall its just a bit to experimental..   Glad Ive got it but truth be told I dont play it much.. :/

Buggered if I know, but there isn't that category so confused.  :/  .

I have to agree with 3Wheeler here, yes is just that bit too experimental.  I haven't played it in a long time, as I can't seem to get into it, I find it peaceful, but then that peace is shattered by a violent guitar or synth stab.

It was when I tried listening to Amarok in my car for the first time (as my then husband would moan about me playing it in the house) that I nearly crashed my car, and that was scary    :O . I was anticipating Ommadawn 2, but to my ears it sounded nnnothing like Ommadawn.


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Posted: Nov. 27 2008, 19:53

About five months ago, I'd probably have responded it makes me feel LIKE THE WHOLE UNIVERSE COMES TOGETHER AND EXPLAINS ITSELF IN ITS SMALLEST DETAILS OH MY GOODNESS AMAROK IS THE SOUND OF LIFE ITSELF, but now it makes me just simply truly happy. All pumped up, charged and happy. Oh, hey, music really is all that good after all. Happy. The world is a beautiful place. It's only music, but it makes me happy. It's not love, but then again what is?

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Posted: Nov. 27 2008, 20:18

It really makes me feel like I could dance. Ah HA ha ha ha.

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Posted: Nov. 27 2008, 20:20

Amarok is the definitive emotional music rollercoaster!

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Posted: Dec. 14 2008, 04:24

Quote (Matt @ Nov. 24 2008, 08:13)
...most certainly not aroused! Who on earth would get aroused by Amarok?

Well, now, let's not be so hasty. A couple of responses were "all of the above", after all. I don't think it's so fa fetched for a piece of music, with as many climaxes as Amarok has, to be considered somewhat exciting.


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