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Ryan B.’s 25 Most Influential Albums (in haiku)

Posted in The Learned Man's Take with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, March 30, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Ryan's Most Influential Albums

Finally, we are at the end of March, and the time has come for me to put the closing bell on the Mind Inversion tribute to the recently popular Facebook meme on your most influential albums. I’ll have you know that, like most lists I make, the albums for this list were brainstormed rather quickly, and I think that’s a good thing. If an album were actually as influential as I thought, their importance should be fairly easy for me to recall. Truthfully, I’ve never really become too embarrassed about any album that I own; sure, I may have made some questionable choices in my youngest years, but somehow I’ve always seemed to have a remarkably good bullshit detector when it comes to music. What follows is a journey through the albums that had the biggest impact on forming my tastes and such over the years. If you really love the music I post about, read on for a brief reverse-chronological (moreorless) recounting of my most influential albums. For better or worse, I’ve written them out as haikus for your enjoyment!

25. Nachtmystium, Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I

Sick, twisted, subtle
Black metal psychedelia
With soul of Pink Floyd

24. Deerhunter, Cryptograms

Melodies so sweet
And a massive wall of noise!
A new Sonic Youth?

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Mastodon steals Kylesa and Intronaut for a North American tour

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Several months ago, Mind Inversion made the announcement that The Haunted would be coming to St. Paul for what promised to be an amazing show with Nachtmystium, Kylesa, and Intronaut in mid-April – which is why I was pretty caught off guard when I read the announcement yesterday for a April 12th Mastodon headlined gig at the Fine Line with Intronaut and Kylesa in tow. I’m really not complaining; if these bands were going to unexpectedly drop off an awesome tour, it might as well have been to go on an equally awesome tour.

Mastodon recently crafted the most psychedelic and unrestrained album of their career, Crack the Skye, and they decided to present it live to Minneapolis at one of the most intimate and unrestrained venues in the city. This is a very lucky occurence! Despite their growing success, it’s great that I’m still able to see Mastodon headlining club venues (like they did last time at First Avenue with Converge) rather than opening for some lesser bands. And while it’s only been 4 years, it seems like it’s been an extremely LONG time since their blistering, under-attended performance at the Triple Rock with Burning Brings. To me, it’s commendable that they’re still keeping it as small as they can. Additionally, they’ll be playing Crack the Skye in its entirety, and you don’t even have to go to Maplewood or sit through any shitty bands! Clearly, these guys still know how to book tours that their fans will love; this is a show no one should feel okay missing.

However, I really hope that this doesn’t mean that the Haunted/Nachtmystium performance is going to be canceled. Nachtmystium put out my favorite album of last year, and I was pretty bummed when they dropped off the Opeth tour that came through Maplewood in the middle of last year. I could really care less which show I see Intronaut and Kylesa play at – as long as I get to see them play – but if dropping off the Haunted tour causes this show’s cancellation, I’ll very fucking disappointed.

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The Haunted plan 2009 tour with Nachtmystium, Kylesa, and Intronaut

Posted in Concert Dates with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 by Ryan Buege

Hot on the heels of early December’s announcement of the “Best Metal tour of 2009“, Gothenburg’s Peter Dolving-fronted The Haunted have organized a show that is sure to be a contender for the best show in the early part of the year. For the month of April they’ll embark on their first U.S. tour in support of the blistering new album Versus, and they have revealed they will be joined by none other than some of the best metal bands America could possibly offer – Nachtmystium, Kylesa, and Intronuat. .. Holy shit. Be there early; there’s no excuses for missing any of this party! Dates are below:

April 02nd Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
April 03rd Hollywood, CA – The Key Club
April 04th San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
April 05th Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
April 06th Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
April 07th Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
April 08th Edmonton, AB – Starlite Ballroom
April 09th Calgary, AB – The Warehouse
April 11th Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert
April 12th St. Paul, MN – Station 4
April 13th Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room
April 14th Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
April 15th Toronto, ON – Opera House
April 16th Montreal, QC – Club Soda
April 17th Worcester, MA – The Palladium
April 19th New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
April 21st Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s
April 22nd Springfield, VA – Jaxx
April 23rd Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
April 24th Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

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