When watching someone improvise a piece of music, I love moments where the audience and the artist share a terrifying, exhilarating realization that the musician has pushed themselves too far- there isn’t any further they can go with a musical idea and no way to transition to something new without it sounding ugly.
Track of the Week: Death- Lack of Comprehension
Death is a band I’ve only recently gotten into, but ‘Human‘ has been high on the rotation this week. This track was one of those that almost ruined the experience of the album- as it ended I wanted more and started over. The killer guitar bits, the tight drumming, death metal vocals done well.
Mahmud’s Top 10 List of Films (November 2011)
Made up a quick top 10 list of films, there is a lot of great cinema I have not seen so it will change as time goes on. Continue reading “Mahmud’s Top 10 List of Films (November 2011)”
Review: Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia
WARNING! SPOILERS! Continue reading “Review: Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia”
Track of the Week: Electric Wizard- Return Trip
At the end of each week I’m going to throw up a quick write up on the track I listened to most of this week, based on iTunes’s ‘most played’. I’m stealing the idea from my friend Timothy Cullen.
ELECTRIC WIZARD- RETURN TRIP
Electric Wizard are one of the best bands ever and this is them as their cochlea crushing best.
Waves of sound, Sabbath style vocals and absolutely massive riffs. Massive is an understatement, you need to bust out the thesaurus to appropriately describe the magnificence of this track. That solo is just vile, any metalhead who doesn’t have the urge to air guitar along for the entire 10 minute track needs to go back to listening to Wu Lyf or something equally terrible. There is only one way to listen to this song: very, very loudly. Go ahead, if you can handle it.
back to it
large amounts of coffee and an upcoming exam/assignment/internship applications have conspired to make me stay up late and start blogging again. I even bought a domain name which I haven’t figured out. There goes $11.00. Now I’ll never be able to get one of those nifty LED belt buckles. Apparently I deleted all my old blog posts, so humanity has been deprived of my musings. Tragedy.
I’ll probably throw thoughts up here, or on twitter, whichever requires less effort. Until then, I’ll leave you with some Jaime Lidell (love the filthy guitar bit)