Thursday, 26 November 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
I am still undecided whether or not this is my favourite Darkthrone album, maybe its because it sounds like Left Hand Path that I took it into my heart, I love Darkthrone then and I love Darkthrone now. Pure Scandinavian death.
Darkthrone - Soulside Journey
Darkthrone - Soulside Journey
Friday, 23 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
I have a habit of going backwards when it comes to music, I am not the only one but it feels weird listening to bands that have tonnes of influences and only knowing of them, the only logical next step is to check them out. So we have one of the most influential metal albums of all time and its so easy to see why, from the ashes of Hellhammer came Celtic Frost with Morbid Tales, it's a classic, do load it down.
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
Monday, 12 October 2009
It's not a film and score, it's an experience. There are people out there who will not have heard or seen this, the music is something else on it's own merit but watch the film is somewhat of a life changing 87 minutes.
All I am waiting for is an HD print to come out.
Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
Friday, 9 October 2009
When people talk about progressive rock these days they only talk about the big hitters, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, ELP etc etc.
Once a week I am going to post criminally underrated albums that should be heard, I suppose not underrated by die hard progressive rock fans but just your average Joe who likes prog.
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR is perhaps the most underrated and unrecognized band of all the 70s prog groups. They lied on the fringe of fame, and are perhaps the best band never to break the American market. Their brand of dark symphonic rock and existentialist and whimsical sections are simply wonderful, they were successful in Italy as many English progressive rock bands were, but due to inner band problems and record label funding failed to make it into the big time.
Give this a go, you won't regret it.
Van der Graaf Generator - H To He, Who Am the Only One
Thursday, 8 October 2009
I remember when the name was first introduced to me, I greeted it with a "what the fuck" expression, I thought I was going to be subjected to a German Death Metal band with a penchant for all things nasty. BUT FUCK NO, what I listened to was the most mind blowingly, unsettling, horrified jazz. It was the perfect music for the post 2am session.
I instantly fell in love, the Badalamenti and Lynch esque progression was just what I had been after for beards. They are the perfect candidates for anything Twin Peaks based in the future (if and when, probably not which is a good thing)
I am off round the woods with my Dictaphone, Diane...............
Owen Hargreaves has returned to training following a long layout after operations to both his knees.
He is set to return to first team action in November and is already counting down the days.
"I can’t wait to get back involved in it all," said Hargreaves. "I can’t wait to play again for United, to be able to pull on the shirt and have an effect on games. Running out at Old Trafford will be a big thing for me. It’ll be amazing."
Hargreaves returned to Manchester late last month, along with the physio he worked with throughout his rehabilitation in America.
"The reception I’ve had has been great," he added. “That was one of the things that I really missed, being with the guys in the dressing room. There's such a great energy around this club. It’s fantastic being back in with all the different characters and personalities."
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Meddle is probably my most listened to Pink Floyd album, Dark Side is my favourite no doubt but Meddle holds a progression that made them what they are today, Echoes is one of the most spine tingling pieces of music I have ever heard.
Anyway, here is it live at the BBC, its magical.
Pink Floyd - Meddled
(Thanks to easyg over at DFFD)