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Sanagi
04-30-2013, 01:31 AM
You know. The raw sound that's so beautiful it makes your eyes roll back in your head. Highly subjective, but also highly awesome! This thread is for examples. Get out your nice headphones.

Geinoh Yamashirogumi when they build up from silence to religious ecstasy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HVmZjEJ03Rc#t=596s)
The 70s cosmic disco orchestra of Galaxy Express 999. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kx3k2_5HxM)
That one chord from Eric Whitacre's Sleep. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bxjWNJU8rNE#t=240s) (Also, the whole thing.)
And of course, David Gilmour. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iJZYG5qwHHI#t=294s)

Kishi
04-30-2013, 02:15 AM
This part (http://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=LZiUuXdk8LU&start=1m34s&end=1m47s).

BŁge
04-30-2013, 09:21 AM
The last minute of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. (http://youtu.be/P-Q9D4dcYng?t=4m)

It has to be both sounds. The orchestral crescendo would just hang there without that final piano chord to provide catharsis, and the chord needs the crescendo to give it context.

Teaspoon
04-30-2013, 12:16 PM
For incredible Beatles endings, I prefer the final few minutes of "Abbey Road", but that kinda requires the whole medley that comes before it for full effect, and at that point you might as well just listen to the whole album. Or at least the whole b-side.

I was pretty wowed the first time I heard this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGRijV8U3s).

ajr82
04-30-2013, 03:01 PM
The main guitar line at the beginning of Six Days At The Bottom of the Ocean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wLXJASUOmI) by Explosions In The Sky.

Two from the same album: the guitar on Under Stars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_LIrCaWSo4) and the whole thing of An Ending (Ascent) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It4WxQ6dnn0) off Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks.

The keyboard on Talking Heads' This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVrVY540xdc).

Matchstick
04-30-2013, 06:31 PM
The ending build in Under Pressure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a01QQZyl-_I&t=2m59s).
The bass line from The Pretenders' Mystery Achievement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKbmnnYeq8).
The guitar solo from Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ul-cZyuYq4&t=1m58s).
Neko Case from The New Pornographer's The Laws Have Changed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn-LDCRL8Js).
The whole middle section of Machine Head's Aesthetics of Hate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWks-8C9RMs&t=1m22s), especially the solo starting around 2:30.
All of Richard Thompson's When the Spell is Broken (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmzvX62bzts).

Matchstick
04-30-2013, 06:31 PM
For incredible Beatles endings, I prefer the final few minutes of "Abbey Road", but that kinda requires the whole medley that comes before it for full effect, and at that point you might as well just listen to the whole album. Or at least the whole b-side.

Agreed. I could also say "George Harrison in Here Comes the Sun".

cool onion
05-01-2013, 10:39 PM
The first two minutes or so of this live performance of Misfit Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYw0KhwXdAY) by Queens of the Stone Age. I wish the album version sounded half as cool.

nagabenang
06-14-2013, 02:31 AM
(is this thread still alive?)

Ladies and Gents, I presents you with the awesomeness of Susumu Hirasawa's (Berserk, Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress) arrangements:

- Dream Island Obessional Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeTpBHHN-bo)

- The Girl in Byakkoya (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK0bLirUcuU)

- Moon Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm9ixly00Q8)

- Lotus (remix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9muQIB-q_A)

Loki
06-14-2013, 02:44 AM
05:02 in Shine a Light (http://youtu.be/kuezWqK97Ps) when the piano switches to organ in the middle of the scale. There's no finer point in all of music.

dhawks
06-14-2013, 07:28 AM
Improvised, and the first take. Amazing.

http://youtu.be/v_lqJLb0H_o?t=1m5s

Falselogic
06-20-2013, 10:50 AM
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Pheeel
06-21-2013, 07:02 AM
Brian Wilson in his prime:

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It's such an incredible sound that Sean O'Hagan of The High Llamas has basically spent his whole career trying to recreate it, not that that's a bad thing.

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wumpwoast
06-22-2013, 07:11 PM
This feeling is why I write music, full-stop.