17 10 2010

Have been enjoying a lot of music this week, nice to finally go back through some of the collection and enjoy them again.

What has been keeping my attention this week? Well, I have had Marillions Brave album on quite a lot this week. It is a genius piece of work with some seriously moving tracks. Having been a Marillion fan since I was a kid I can safely say this album is bands best, post Fish.

I personally would like the band to adopt this ‘concept album’ approach in more of their modern work, especially as they are now free of a record contract.

Also featuring this week have been Bjork and Ocean Colour Scene.

Lastly I made a great discovery this weekend. Archive.org the internet archive hosts lots of public domain files, this includes a huge catalogue of live audio performances. So, I have been crawling through the 755 live Smashing Pumpkins albums hosted at the archive.

You should get there too!


Make it Poignant

14 12 2009

I had been contempleting writing this blog for some time, I work hard and wanted something which gave me some warmth and relaxation and a chance to discuss one of my true passions.

I listen to most music but the bands that really set me going are the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Muse and Editors and some old bands that you would think don’t fit. Marillion are a band I have followed from before my teenage years, a band I discovered like many through my Dad.

Every day I can find myself listening to something completely different, I love to delve back through my collection and unearth an old gem, something that has not been listened to for ages.

Just this weekend I rediscovered the first Fiona Apple album, pure brilliance.

I will be making a daily record on this blog of what I am listening to, buying, downloading or going to watch. You can get involved as well by commenting on the blog posts.

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