Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Beach House - Bloom

Sound made of mythical chocolate

          We all had one of those albums we've listened through so many times that we've worn off the records. Bloom is one of those for me. Somehow they've managed to find the perfect tension between ear melting synthesizers  and hearth wrenching poetry sung masterfully in the middle of it.
          Now i know i'm late to write about this album , the dream pop band Beach House dropped this way back in 2012 and exploded with it, but i'm doing it for the sake of any future readers that haven't listened to Bloom.
          The album is unique in feeling as a single composition. It manages to sway your will to take a journey with the opening song Myth - and leaves you off on a distant shore with Irene, a slightly better being.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Crystal Castles - Frail

Track Feature and the drama that comes with it 

    Crystal Castles has finally uploaded something new since it's lead vocal Alice Glass left the band and it's a wonderful listen.
This techno sonata with Alice's vocals has been on my repeat for an hour now and i'm still loving it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Milo - Things that happen at day / Things that happen at night

Obscure lyrics and mellow tunes

           Rapper, Rory Ferreira a.k.a. Milo has managed to make something new and fresh, again with the double ep album "Things that happen at day / Things that happen at night". This time he's bringing his regular philosophy in to the game with smoother beats and even more atmospheric backround. The amount of references, still large in quantity has been toned down compered to the last albums.
            Saying that his lyrics are originating from obscure thoughts is not really fair while his thought are so common that it is a bit too easy to identify with them. What is so obscure about them is that they are expressed. Most people are even to ashamed to express them and others can not compose them well enough to make it purely understandable to other people.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania

This Time With A Punch

'Oceania' - Sydney, Sydney Entertainment Centre

             Formed in 1988 by frontman Billy Corgan and the rythm guitar James Iha, The Smashing Pumpkins is often reffered to as one of the bands which made the 90's. We often forget that they are still here and here to remind us, with a big slap is Oceania. They have not ever stopped putting music and since the turn of the century they have realesed five albums. Lacking in energy, they did not satisfy the people and thus must of the previous has been bought without being listen to, as Corgan said.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Black Swans - Change

Psychedelic Folk Unlike Ever Before

          Change back from 2007 is the second studio album of the indie rock band The Black Swans, of the five released. It was my introduction to theirs music and a violent one indeed. This album is something along the lines of Leonard Cohen on acid. The album ranges from alternative rock to experimental folk.
          It is the last album released before the death of Noel Sayre (violin, viola), one of the two core members, along with Jerry DeCicca (vocals, acoustic guitar).

"Here is my new face, wear it for you...."

Only On The Surface Is It Simple

          DeCiccia does not sing, he instead whispers and screams to convey the emotions of fear, grief and hope. He does not feel as the only vocal since the violin sounds as cracking voice which together with DeCiccia's vocals dance along the album.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth

Triumphant Sounds On Negative Subjects 

           The Mountain Goats have released their 14th album this year, Transcendental Youth. The sole core member John Darnielle has focused on the introverts & unstable ones in this album. The lyrics of the songs are gloomy and would be depressive if they weren't combined with such upbeat and catchy tunes.
           The lyrics on first glance are simple but the tenacity with which John Darnielle delivers them is what makes them resonate and bounce in your head.

"The loneliest people in the whole white world are the people you aren't going to meet again."

           Transcendental Youth promotes living in reality no matter how unsatisfied we are with it and not scanning from it. With strong and triumphant sound it tells us to be us and be happy with it . The way to do so is by facing it and that is what this album forces you too do.

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