Albums that heal. I'm going through some tough shit right now and I need those albums that give a healing vibe. It's hard to explain with words... But if you know, you know.
listening to grouper is like going to sleep w/ your head in her lap while she tells you stuff is going to be ok
You're not alone OP.
I'm currently going through an incredibly rough patch too and things seem to be closing in on me.
However if you like The Microphones and that album as much as me you should check out these:
The second one is a stretch but it's sad stuff. Maybe that's what you're looking for?
If you're going for a religious angle? Or not, these are just some sweet songs.
I wouldn't call this Catharsis-core but the music on this EP has a healing vibe to it, I would say.
This EP is sort of like a journey, which is why I like it so much. The opening track, Get Up, is (to me at least) about "getting up" and starting your journey. New beginnings, you know? The songs in the middle make you feel in different mindsets, basically thinking. New Theory has me in a state of bliss, Feel It All Around has me pondering everything that is troubling me and in a way, giving me a sense of 'release'. The closing track, You'll See It, is the end of your journey because - that's just it. You'll see it. You've had your session of critical thinking and you'll most likely reach an epiphany of some sort.
I hope all goes well, OP. I'm rootin' for you.
This beauty did a lot for me about this time last year. I still get extreme chills when I listen to What's Wrong, Half Gate, Speak in Rounds, Will Calls...
Big time. I really miss this band, I hope they come back soon.
The Glow Pt. 2 just makes me want to sulk even more.
Mount Eerie is what makes me feel like I'm transcending time and space. The ultimate healer.
I feel the same about Glow pt. 2. I love the hell out of Mount Eerie but I think I need to give Glow pt. 2 another listen. Maybe while reading along to the lyrics this time.
This, and Giles Corey
Plus pretty much AnCo's entire discography
this might be a troll post, but this album seriously helped me a lot when I first found it my senior year of high school. i have very fond memories of riding my bike in the afternoon listening to this album, it was a very formative time in my life.
OP here, thanks for all the recs. especially grouper, that's some really chill stuff.
Well, it might sound really stupid to you guys, but after I left high school I started feeling really weird. Like, I'm stuck in this boring, uneventful, desert of a city when I could be traveling the world instead of being stuck here. There's some much going on I'll never get to see.
Also, in my free time, I started reading a lot about metaphysical topics and philosophy stuff. Like how do we know that things exist outside of our own thoughts? The conscious mind is the only thing that surely exists, and that kind of gives me the spooks.
On top of all of this, I'm finding beauty in the world. All I want is someone who feels love as much as I do. I can't relate to my friends and they say I think too deep. I just want someone like that, that thinks about things. Forgive me for any grammatical and spelling errors, English is not my first language.
Anybody else feel the same way?
I know what you mean. It's hard pretending my friends that I don't feel desperately alone all the time. Like you feel you shouldn't feel alone because there are people who care about you but in the core there's still nobody there.
Out of their three albums, I would say that this is the one that's done the most for me. I mean everything The RAA does really resonates with me but Departing came out during a pretty bleak period in my life when my dad passed away. He's the one that got me into music.
Departure Songs is the most healing album I've ever heard. It calms me down almost instantly. Ambient post-rock with tons of atmosphere and strings is a brilliant combination.
Listen to these albums if you're into metaphysics and philosophy:
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
Aphrodite's Child - 666
Coil - The Ape of Naples
Current 93 - Thunder Perfect Mind
Dead Can Dance - Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
Enigma - MCMXC a.D.
John Coltrane - Ascension
John Fahey - Fare Forward Voyages (Soldier's Choice)
John Zorn - IAO: Music in Sacred Light
Om - Conference of the Birds
Pharaoh Sanders - Karma
Sun City Girls - 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda
Swans - Children of God
Therion - Theli
Tool - Lateralus
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans
Not the style of feels of every other album here but all the lyrics are really really uplifting. Albeit a bit cheesy. Some fucking great feels on this
Do you idiots know how to count?
This album is a real life-saver.
>Cripple Creek Ferry ends and suddenly life doesn't seem so awful anymore
sok, the post-highschool experience is polarizing for everyone i think. im torn between loving the shit out of my lifelong friends and being terrified that theyre slipping too far into drugs. 4 years of consistent psychedelic use can fuck you up, and those are the more harmless drugs that permeated around that environment.
anyway, here you go OP. this album is pretty /mu/core but it helped me through a fucking nasty breakup last year.
Honestly, OP, you should dip your toes into poetry. I don't know what your first language is, but the deep well of philosophy, truth, and serene emotion that is poetry might do you some good.
Perhaps try to find a translation of Fernando Pessoa's "Book of Disquiet". I went through a thing similar to you and that book altered me in great ways.
just one song, but it always manages to cheer me up when I'm down. It might be too silly tho.
>oh, I've been in love so may times before
>it's hard to count
>and when I fall in love again
>i won't know if it's really love
>cause I can't remember what it was
>the first time that I fell in love
this band and built to spill have some wierd effect on me where i feel like i'm somewhere else when listening to them. they're both really engrossing musically/lyrically and it's easy for me to get lost when i hear them.
lenses alien is my favorite album but they're all amazing. kinda progressive with not many hooks/choruses and really wierd lyrics
The Rural Alberta Advantage for sure. They are definitely a band you should be listening to when you are down, all that drumming will give you the strength to do anything in the world
Mended With Gold was my AOTY 2014. Good choice indeed
Well, i feel Catharsis-core is, essentially, more of a very personal feeling. For me, it boils down to Post-rock and Drone/Doom.
OM deals with a lot of metaphysical themes. Reccomend you check this album out.