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    In goth circles there is this degenerate crud called EBM (stands for Electronic Body Music) that has invaded clubs and driven most of the real music out. Last night at our local club The Coven I was surprised to hear chess lyrics in one of these songs: "The game of chess begins/The pieces moved in place". The culprit appears to be VNV Nation: Retaliate. (2013) Oddly, VNV stands for "Victory Not Vengeance", which the song's revenge-based lyrics seem to completely contradict.
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    "The Future Of History" by Tropical F**k Storm (which is Gareth Liddiard of the Drones and co, some kind of supergroup thing I haven't heard of before)

    https://genius.com/14506262 [language warning]

    The song is about Kasparov losing to Deep Blue. Kasparov is aware of the song. Plenty of media coverage of this lately.

    Song can be played through here: https://bit.ly/2IU1szb [language warning]
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    There is also a chess CD "Deeper Blues" by King Bishop and the Squares.
    See https://www.amazon.com/King-Bishop-t...s/e/B001LHEEGM which is full of chess songs.
    In the late 90's early 2000's I worked in the US for a few years and this CD was made by one of the members of my chess club over there.

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    It seems that Carlsen has appeared (as in he is actually a performer) in a Norwegian rap song.
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    Replying to @chess24com @MagnusCarlsen @TarjeiJS
    The song is about a stolen moisturizer. At 6:10, Pimp Lotion introduces Magnus:

    I don't think this works, we need to change strategy.
    This is just nonsense and conspiracy theory.
    We need a genius, a real MC.
    A mastermind who doesn't offer draw.

    (Magnus):
    Pimp L, pour something expensive in my glass
    When Carlsen enters the building, the pieces fall into place.
    I'm chess' arrogant bad boy.
    The board game's most relevant bad boy.
    And none of the suspects are bluffing
    The one who stole the moisturizer was a real duffer

    (Pimp L): Was it Kasparov? Or Fabiano?
    (Magnus): A-ah, wrong again, Lotiano.
    (Pimp L): Okay, was it Agdestein, mane?
    (Magnus): Nope, njet, nei, the culprit is the son of a former coach.
    (Pimp L): Oh holy shit, I know who you mean.
    (Magnus): Check mate, Ola-Jo Semb.

    song on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/3JjaNsJ26OuKZdf14iXJct
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    Haha, nice lyrics. I have some rap lyrics of my own on chess, which however remain unpublished.
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    A band from the Faeroe Islands which have at least three ELO-rated members, namely the lead singer Steintor Rasmussen (2048) and brothers Rani (2061) and Eydun (2173) Nolse.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS92...8xAEmMSBaH5Qtw

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    A band from the Faeroe Islands which have at least three ELO-rated members, namely the lead singer Steintor Rasmussen (2048) and brothers Rani (2061) and Eydun (2173) Nolse.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS92...8xAEmMSBaH5Qtw
    Nice ballad, thanks Henrik, btw can you provide some of the lyrics if not the whole song in English? thanks!
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    I don't understand that language at all ... I can read a text and understand little. It's as difficult as the Icelandic language.

    If I can find the text, I'll put it on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    I don't understand that language at all ... I can read a text and understand little. It's as difficult as the Icelandic language.

    If I can find the text, I'll put it on here.
    thanks for the interesting information anyway!
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    The text in Faeroe language ...

    T hevur hugt t yvir fjrin, hevur longst at sloppi vekk
    Langt, langt vekk fr hesum myrka tunga stai
    T hevur uppbrkt alla orku, og teir kjansir i t fekk
    So mangar mtar er ta j lagi
    Kanst t siga farvl
    Til hesar kendu gtur
    Leggja heimin fyri tnar smu ftur

    Hgt ta er til himmals
    Millum fjllini er trongt
    barmi tnum brennur sannur longsul

    T hurar lata aftur

    I'm sorry, but I can't find an English translation, but the title must be "Can you say goodbye"

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    Easy, leave it to me ...
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    There you go ...

    You have thought about the shores, you have longed to escape
    Far, far away from hesum dark tongue places
    You've used up all your energy, and you've got a chance
    So in many ways it's okay
    Can you say goodbye
    There are holes in the h...(*)
    Lay the world at your feet

    The sky is high
    Between the mountains is hot

    I have omitted some Nordic expressions, I will include when I find the right translation...
    I left "hesum" as a paraphrase of "hesam" - geographical term which fits ok in the verse.
    (*) translates very rude (for a song or poem) in English
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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    A band from the Faeroe Islands which have at least three ELO-rated members, namely the lead singer Steintor Rasmussen (2048) and brothers Rani (2061) and Eydun (2173) Nolse.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS92...8xAEmMSBaH5Qtw
    I've heard chess players sing before at some of the ''Drinking during Ballarat Begonia Open'' parties...I must say, the Auzzie chess players do not sing that well .
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