Thursday, 7 May 2015
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Here is a list of a number of posts that you may have missed:
Bursting Out - Jethro Tull
Cabin Fever - Rasputina
Call off the Search - Katie Melua
Call on the Dark - Various Artists
Camel - Camel
Camembert Electrique - Gong
Camera Camera - Renaissance
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
I think it’s probably best that I warn you in advance. When I get to “G” there will be a whole load of compilation albums similar to this resulting from my search into gothic music. If you read regularly you’ll already know of that search.
Call on the Dark is a compilation album. No idea where I got it from but it’s more than likely I downloaded it because it has a track by Fields of the Nephilim. Anyway, the compilation consists of the following:
- Annwyn, Beneath the Waves – Faith and the Muse
- Flash in My Veins – Silke Bischoff
- Dawnland – Love Like Blood
- Demon – London After Midnight
- Kick It – Nitzer Ebb
- Bin Ich Es Denn – Das Ich
- Dawnrazor – Fields of the Nephilim
- Dreamland – Girls Under Glass
- Chains – Dreadful Shadows
- If Only – Born for Bliss
- Disorder – Shock Therapy
- Godsent – Dreamside
- Kleine Schwester – Umbra et Imago
- Precious Limetree – Darc Entries
- To a Loyal Friend – Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows
Nephilim aside, there’s nothing much to like about this compilation. I suppose I keep these kind of things just incase I find something I like but 8 years on, I still haven’t.
Filed under: Faith and the Muse, Fields of the Nephilim, Various Artists Tagged: Call on the Dark, Compilation, compilation albums, faith and the muse, fields of the nephilim, Goth, various artists
Monday, 12 January 2015
Very occasionally I’ll look at who’s playing what on a soundtrack for a film I like. Then I might look up information about that artist, download a couple of their tracks or albums and then see if I like them.
This is what happens when you do that.
You end up with an entire back catalogue of albums, EPs, remixes and guff that litters your music collection.
Broken is an example of what happened after I heard Nine Inch Nails on a number of soundtracks in the nineties and noughties. I immediately sought out all their music based on the Lost Highway and Tomb Raider soundtracks. Disappointed? Yeah I guess I was because I was not able to convert any of their albums into favourites. Of course that didn’t happen with Rammstein.
Filed under: Nine Inch Nails Tagged: broken, nine inch nails
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Boxed is a compilation of Oldfield’s early works in their entirety. Featured in this “Box set” compilation are:
And a number of single projects such as Portsmouth and In Dulci Jubilo.
As all the original albums will feature in this project eventually, I’ll not dwell too long or go into too much detail on this album for fear of repeating myself.
Filed under: Mike Oldfield Tagged: Boxed, compilations, Hergest Ridge, Mike Oldfield, Ommadawn, Tubular Bells
Friday, 12 December 2014
Book of Kells – Iona
New age floaty vaginary with added Christian connotations. Presumably to stop people descending into debauched pagan wizardry. Or taking up tofu wrestling. Or goji berry worship.
This album is not too bad. If you were to replace the awful Christianised lyrics with some sort of Lisa Gerrard-esque wailing, it would be nice as background music. Unfortunately, the frequent bible based lyrics make it embarrassingly unacceptable as social or seduction music. Unless you’re one of those weird religious types for whom “letting the spirit of God enter you” is a euphemism for nookie.
Filed under: Music Project