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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Friday, October 26, 2012

With Chess Full Of Air, They Flaunt Like Cocks


A Critique Of Critics

           Critic, the definition: A person who judges the merits of literary or artistic works, especially one who does so professionally. (Oxford dictionary) etc. Music Critic. Reading the definition you can notice how non specific it is. Anyone who judges the value and beauty of an artistic work, especially if he gets paid is considered a critic. Many problems are noticeable with this definition: The work of an artists does bear a certain beauty and value, but can not be judged or compered. Only appreciated. And why should the opinion of one who gets paid to expresses it be more credible then the ones who do not get any profit for it; In the capitalist age that we live in it seems quite the contrary. Despite how wrong this definition actually seem to me it is true that this is what most people do consider critics to be. But like we all now the public opinion is not always right.

Best Critique In My Home Town
   

Thursday, October 25, 2012

DIE ANTWOORD

Ninja and the Butterfly

           Die Antwoord a rap-rave trio from South Africa, consisting of the married couple Ninja & Yo-Landi Vi$$er & DJ Hi-Tek. Die Antwoord is the backbone of the counter-culture movement Zef. Zef means having style but not being a capitalist. In parallel with this Die Antwoord often mocks the rap and pop icons for being sale outs and having such a fake, plastic image.
           Their music is appealing to the real men of the streets, without glorifying them. After years of individual projects Ninja & Yo Landi's have recently became quite popular and a big part of it is thanks to theirs grotesque music videos (etc. "I FINK U FREEKY" ), which are from a cinematography standpoint with out a doubt unique and beautiful. Not in the classical sense though. Here is a compilation of some of the craziest music videos to date.

     

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Doors & Jim Morrison


Lizard King In All His Greatness

                    On December 8. 1943 was born one of the most influential persons in psychedelic rock, Jim Morrison. It's a day to enjoy the psychedelic, mind boggling music of The Doors. Founded 1965, by Ray Manzarek & Jim Morrison. The Door's debut album in 1967 and the famous live appearance. the same year on The Ed Sullivan show made them instantly into made them instantly into the talk of the town.
                    It was followed up by "Strange Days" (1967) & "Waiting for the Sun" (1968) which were both best sellers. "Waiting for the Sun" marked the first appearance of Jim Morrison alter ego Lizard King. Morrison was considered as sage, who achieved the ultimate level of self exploration. His stage exhibitionism earned him a certain notoriety and a couple of arrests. Even though "The Soft Parade" was far more elaborately produced, it met a split reaction by the fans.
                    Meanwhile Morrison started indulging more and more into personal projects and in 1989 Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison was published. Critcs mocked the album fullheartedly and leached onto him, mocking his actions more often, than not. Thus came "Morrison Hotel" which silenced all the rumors of The Doors selling. The general response was something of "without any doubt their ballsiest (and best) album to date".
                    To finish up the story came "L.A Woman" Jim Morrison's last scream to the audience.Staying with his wife Pamela Concourse in Paris he died of heart failure in his bathtub in 1971 at the age of 27. His time on the Earth was short but significant and thus today is the day to celebrate the life of Jim Morrison and his legacy.

"The American Poet"
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