Monday, August 24, 2009

002; Hunters

If you check my account you'll see that Florence and the Machine has been played over a hundred times in the last seven days. That is no fluke. The band itself is comprised of Florence Welch (Florence) - who, apparently, was discovered drunk in a bathroom at a night club singing motown covers - and a multitude of collaborators who do the background music (The Machine). Like so many, I am completely in love with the HBO Original Series True Blood. It is so fun and entertaining in the simplest ways, and there is one Florence and the Machine song that always reminds me of the show. The literal deciphered version of the song would actually be talking about werewolves, which are, historically, vampires ~arch enemies, but the general feeling of the song itself is perfect. It's called Howl, and I think you need to listen.

Howl - Florence and the Machine

The first thing that pulled me in when listening to Florence and the Machine was her raw, almost carnal voice. There are these rhythms and chords within her first album, Lungs, that have such a driving force. I feel like I should be dancing around a giant fire praising some higher power. Too much? Well that's what they do to me. Particularly the tracks Blinding and Drumming Song (surprising? Not so much). The album, lyrically, is pretty dark, but that doesn't really bother me. Not when the music is so richly dynamic.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

001; The beginning

In my life I have been somewhat fickle in regards to what interest me, the one and only thing that has never wavered is music. There are times when I'm listening to music where it fills me up completely and I get a wonderfully creepy feeling in my bones that assures me in every way that this life we live cannot be it. Music is too great, too holistic, too encompassing and wonderfully complicated for life to end at death. In entries following this I intend to post artists or songs that have taken hold of me, that make me want to lay in a field, or jump up and down, or bask in the memory that they have caused me to recall.

However, there are a couple of things I think are necessary to address for readers (ha ha, what readers) who may have stumbled upon this blog and are under the wrong impression.
I am in no way implying the artists or songs I will be mentioning are new music or that my sentiments in regards to each have not already been expressed. This is merely a place I plan to use to share the words and feelings that explode in my brain when I hear music. There is no specific genre that I will be focusing on, in fact, I can guarantee the only type of music that won't make an appearance in this blog is metal.
Other than that, I'm excited to get started. Hope you are too.