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Black Conundrum

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From: USA
  27.12.2009 at 00:22
One of the things I received for Christmas recently was the album Merzbear by Merzbow. The track listing goes like this:

1. Part.1 8:20
2. Part.2 9:54
3. Part.3 15:17
4. Part.4 16:04

Therefore, would that count as one song, or would it be four songs that make up parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this album? There are quite a few albums like this that have similarily titled songs, such as A Pleasant Shade of Gray by Fates Warning (wikipedia says that that is one song), PsykoStareVoid by Hjarnidaudi, Nattestid Ser Porten Vid, Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik, and Hordalands Doedskvad all by Taake. So, would Merzbear and some of the others mentioned be one song or multiples songs with orderly song titles? Thanks.

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Age: 50
From: USA

  27.12.2009 at 01:12
I don't mind as long as the "parts" are individual tracks that can be listened to separately, and not just one 37 minute song.
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Heaven Knight

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Age: 27
From: Czech Republic

  27.12.2009 at 01:16
But why would you mind if it would be one 37 minute song?
Na naa na naa na na naa na na naa
The nightmare shall be over now
There's nothing more to fear
Na naa na naa naa na naa na na naa
Come join in our singing
And dance with us now


Posts: 695

Age: 50
From: USA

  27.12.2009 at 01:48
Don't mind as long as there isn't an 8 minute part in there that sucks.
If it is 37 minutes of a stunning musical masterpiece, fine, but if is better off as separate entities, allow a break.
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Erotic Stains

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Age: 26
From: Sweden

  27.12.2009 at 02:24
I don't know if it would count as one song? Does it sound like one song?
Devil Doll's "Dies Irae" is made like that and is one whole song divided in parts.

Posts: 695

Age: 50
From: USA

  27.12.2009 at 04:39
Like on 2112 by Rush, the song 2112 is 20:34 and has 7 parts, but it is only one track, and the 7 parts have a different sound to them, and if one were to want to listen to only one part, you can't single out that part, just as an example.
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a day has many parts, but they are individual tracks. I like that, can hit the replay and hear it again!
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Autumn Twilight

Posts: 29
From: UK
  27.12.2009 at 11:07
With a band like Merzbow I don't really think it matters if it's the same song or not really because even if it had 12 tracks all named you still wouldn't be able to tell when one ended and another one started.

Personally in my book though - seperate track = seperate song
"The people who are dark fear the people who are fair
And hippies live in terror of the guys who have no hair
The saddest thing of all - what I really find grim
Is we haven't yet noticed what a mess we're all in."

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Age: 25
From: Iran

  29.12.2009 at 13:20
I've got no idea about "part 1" "part 2".. But there is Fatomas by Fatmoas titled like that:

01. Book 1. Page 1
02. Book 1. Page 2
03. Book 1. Page 3
04. Book 1. Page 4
05. Book 1. Page 5
06. Book 1. Page 6
07. Book 1. Page 7
08. Book 1. Page 8
09. Book 1. Page 9
10. Book 1. Page 10
11. Book 1. Page 11
12. Book 1. Page 12
13. Book 1. Page 13
14. Book 1. Page 14
15. Book 1. Page 15
16. Book 1. Page 16
17. Book 1. Page 17
18. Book 1. Page 18
19. Book 1. Page 19
20. Book 1. Page 20
21. Book 1. Page 21
22. Book 1. Page 22
23. Book 1. Page 23
24. Book 1. Page 24
25. Book 1. Page 25
26. Book 1. Page 26
27. Book 1. Page 27
28. Book 1. Page 28
29. Book 1. Page 29
30. Book 1. Page 30

Their another album, Suspended Animation is something like this one.. Also Ghost I-IV by Nine Inch Nail is the same..
Shadow King

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Age: 22
From: USA

  07.12.2012 at 01:08
Ulver does it for quite a few of their albums actually.

Nattens Madrigal
Lyckantropen Themes
Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (even though there is a bit more variation with the titles)
...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..

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