Friday, June 28, 2013

The Pixies

It's been a long time Black Francis, or Frank Black thrusted himself into pop culture and yet here he is with the beloved Pixies in full regatta!   The Pixies bring out all the tricks from yesteryear for this track, with the flip flopping vocals and the odd on the verge of psychosis song structure.   Joey Santiago as usual, pitches in with his wailing guitar leads that always hit that perfect path of poignancy.   It's a pity Kim Deal has left this outfit but nice to hear her contribution just one last time as our cult heroes have returned!  Their album should be coming soon.  Excitement!!!

Artist: The Pixies
Origin: Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ramin Djawdi

Tonight as the world and I await the season finale of the third season of Game of Thrones, I must marvel at the subtle power and majestic emotional impulse of this wonderful composition that was written for the series.  It is rare nowadays for a tune to generate such strength with such a slow plodding tempo.  This song is so great in fact, I think I would join the Lannister army if my home world were to be Westeros! The singer selected for the vocal performance of this composition is none other then Matt Berniger, the lead singer of the band, The National.

Artist: Ramin Djawadi
Origin: Duisburg, Germany
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