Sunday, March 17, 2013

Another Playlist... Not Exactly

I decided instead of giving you guys another playlist, I'd give you a few full albums from some of my favourite bands I did not get a chance to talk about. I want you to enjoy them, download them and hopefully purchase them. Enjoy.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# (infinity) (1996)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Night List III

As we get close to 8pm this Friday here I have another list for you. Another night time one.

Enjoy it friends

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Note: Again, the last song is quite interesting

Day List I - So Much Music, So Little Time

Considering the amount of music I want to show and the amount I am rediscovering plus the responses to my previous play lists, I decided to make another one.

This time a DAYTIME one.

I will be posting two more playlists this weekend so you have a nice collection.

Click on the image for the playlist.

Note: The last song is nothing like the others, and is absolutely great.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Kerretta has always been one of those bands that if I had to define a specific genre for them, I would have certain difficulty. They take elements of post-rock, post-metal and small elements of sludge-metal with a dark tone. This is one of those bands where genres are irrelevant, you just need to listen. To be honest, genres can be an unfair way to judge any band but that is topic that can be debated until the end of time.

I have always used Kerretta as my warm-up to study band because the music would actively get my brain thinking and active. In some cases I would play Kerretta after a nap or waking up in the morning. With catchy hooks, the brain has something to latch onto with a particular flow; this is probably the catchiest artist I will post about. I would usually use Kerretta in connection to Emancipator while groups such as Massive Attack and God is an Astronaut have replaced Emancipator at times depending on the assignment. Kerretta is one of the band my father told me about, and man am I happy about that; made 4th year easier to get through.

Some of my favourites below

Sadly, no iTunes download link

Kerretta - - bandcamp - myspace - Facebook

Monday, March 4, 2013

Late Night Listening II

Well school starts back up tomorrow so to celebrate(?), here is another YouTube playlist of late night listening

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Artists: From Monument to Masses, Order of the British Empire, Portico Quartet, Max Richter, Tim Hecker, Saltillo, Nosaj Thing, 65daysofstatic, John Talabot, Bathyscape, Little People and Giles Corey.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

God is an Astronaut

If you were to look at my (listed above), only P.O.S. (Hip-Hop) and Dance Gavin Dance (Post-Hardcore) would trump God is an Astronaut in terms of plays. God is an Astronaut has so many plays because the band can give you do many different sounds. Most of them are built on a foundation of soundscapes that sound out of this world and visual to go with that. I have never seen them live but those who have rave about their ability to but as stunning visually as they are musically

My favourite release of there is All is violent, all is bright which is also their most critically acclaimed album. It include Remembrance Day an awesome that just sounds like it was made to explain visuals in space.  The slow start and strong build-up leads to an epic conclusion thst must be checked out.

This is night drive music. Night drive music is wind-down to the point of relaxation but still awareness. I feel like God I an Astronaut can make any student need. Their recent stuff is a little less relaxing than their earlier stuff but I could see if someone views their stuff opposite I do. Either way check out the band and please enjoy.

Below are full streams of THREE albums. Please enjoy. I know I have.

Age of the Fifth Sun - Download
All is Violent, All is Bright - Download
Far From Refuge - Download

God is an Astronaut - MySpace - - Facebook

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dark Ambient

I will be the first to admit Dark Ambient is not for everyone.  Dark Ambient is a self-explanatory genre as it is a type of Ambient music that is meant to have an ominous and ark tone about it’s sound. In some cases this can mean a slightly less creepy form of Halloween music; and I don’t mean the Monster Mash.

The band I specifically love from this genre is Bohren & der Club of Gore. And especially their album Black Earth, the mixing of some brass instruments along piano and drums is as relaxing as many of the bands already posted. You can also check the playlist I made that included their song Maximum Black.

What adds to the instruments is the creepy ambience that sounds the beautiful instrumental arrangements. The album actual feels like it is a soundtrack to a movie about a Thriller. As a student I think you can best use this as a homework album to move you along as you work through whatever the problems you have are. I would probably lean towards math as specific subject it’d be best for but I have used it to work on surveys as well as essays.

Below is just a sample of what is on the album

Black Earth – Download

Bohren & der Club of Gore -  Website - MySpace - -