Weekly Music

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MOVITS! - "Fel Del Av Gården"

This is the toe-tapping Swedish story of growing up on the wrong side of town from trio MOVITZ! (composed of the two brothers Johan and Anders with saxophone player Joakim), wherein the group scats from their childhood memories to systems of oppression with an ever-present smirk. Their modern hiphop style both pushes forth the use of traditional instruments in the largely electronic-heavy field and calls back to this band's Swedish roots. Hope you enjoy!
Rating: 7/10
men nån gång måste fördomen hinnas ikapp
(But at some point, you have to catch up to the prejudice)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Twenty One Pilots - "Fairly Local"

Rating: 6/10
Tomorrow I'll switch the beat
to avoid yesterday's dance
Twenty One Pilots just came out with their second studio album, Blurryface a few days ago. The first single that they released was "Fairly Local", about which I was skeptical the first time I heard it. Then of course, I couldn't get it out of my head. It took a couple listens, but I am definitely on board for this shit. They've got some dope beats and a good use of electronics with lyrics just marginally short of being pleasantly morbid.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Vist - Es Tut Mir Leid

Rating: 6/10
Posting something a bit different this time: German rap. Something to do with the shock of finding out I'm not alone anymore.

I can't find much of anything on this song, so to prevent this from becoming an awkward post, click the play button in the embedded YTube player and enjoy the music. ^_^

Friday, May 22, 2015

Breaking Benjamin - "Angels Fall"

After a four year hiatus, legal battle between band members, and near complete lineup change, Breaking Benjamin is coming back with their fifth studio album, Dark Before Dawn, set to drop June 23rd, with mixed responses following the release of the first three singles. There was something raw and gripping about their harder debut and sophomore studio albums that admittedly got a little lost in the later years, but Benjamin Burnley's stunning vocals are still there as good as ever and there is no lack of talent behind the music with the four skilled new members. And of course, it's nice to still hear bands using guitars in their music. This second single is a great song, and I'm overjoyed to hear no drop in quality over the break. Stoked to hear more. You can also check out the songs, "Failure" and "Defeated" before the album comes out.
The turning of the tide
don't leave it all behind
And I will never say goodbye
Rating: 7/10

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Iron and Wine - Upward Over the Mountain

Rating: 7/10
Mother don't worry... I killed the last snake the lived in the creek bed...
Iron and Wine, a name for singer/songwriter Samuel Beam taken from a vitamin supplement label, is well established in folk- indie circles for soulful guitar and rather whimsical lyrics. He sets off this track with lullaby grace, soothing and strumming. Perfect for long walks between the roots of trees.

Monday, May 11, 2015

REM- Setsumi's Theme

Rating: 6/10
Track is 12th in Narcissu: Side 2nd Sound Mode. Narcissu 1st & 2nd, the visual novel(s) that this was written for, is free on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/264380/

Tomo Kataoka wrote the lyrics, Ebi produced the music.

It's almost finals time again!

Monday, May 4, 2015

John Williams- Imperial March

Rating: 9/10
Also called "Darth Vader's Theme". This is probably one of the most iconic Star Wars sounds, right up there with Vader's respirator (link) and lightsabers clashing (link).

Originally released on record by Sony Classical Records as track 1 on side 2. When ported to CD, it became the first track.

Star Wars Day. May the Force be with you.