I can’t remember whether I finished off the Circular theme with any aplomb, but now seems as good as any time for a new theme. Thanks to a friend for their suggestion of “Tides”… I’m sure that will prove a little bit of a challenge. But in any case, here’s the first. How To Destroy Angels is an experimental electronic/rock band consisting of Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig, and a couple other notable ragtag characters. This is off their 2010 self titled EP. It contains the lyric ‘tide’ and subject matter relating to tides.
How To Destroy Angels – A Drowning
Well you can colour me braindead. So here is a song that doesn’t require much explanation. Apparently this guy makes music which is classified as Dark Folk, though based on this I’d err on the side of Dark Psychedelic Electronic. Rather hypnotic. From his 2010 album, The Dark.
The Third Eye Foundation – Standard Deviation
Here we are, circular time. I can see why MC Hammer’s song ‘Circular Time’ didn’t really take off, doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Anywayyyyyys, this song is off the self titled album by the band Broken Bells, which is a side project of the guy from The Shins with the guy from Danger Mouse.
Broken Bells – The High Road
I hinted at something dark for tonight’s post. Well this song is a little dark, certainly a bit grim sounding, and ridiculously epic. It deserves your attention. I recommend really getting down to the nitty gritty with this and having a good ear bash. This is a song by Agalloch off their 2010 album Marrow Of The Spirit. I’ve been a fan of these guys for as long as I can remember, though sadly I don’t listen to them so much these days. They pull off a pretty damn unique sound so keep an open mind and approach with gusto!
Agalloch – Black Lake Nidstång
Pure Reason Revolution were a group from the UK who pumped out some pretty entertaining electronic/hard rock music. I say were, as they unfortunately disbanded in 2011. This song is off their last effort Hammer And Anvil, which, with the exception of 1 or 2 songs, was an altogether satisfying album. Listening to it takes me back to my corporate days, in particular the escape at the end of the day, walking home listening to this. I still enjoy singing the wrong lyrics to this song, “Ra’s Al Ghul, it’s like you tear the heart from my eyes”, I know that’s not it, but I like it all the same.
Pure Reason Revolution – Black Mourning
To celebrate nothing in particular, today I’ll be recommending a song by a band that was in turn recommended to me. I was going to put something quite different on, but then when I sat down and put this on to listen to, well I figured it was definitely worth sharing. So here we are. Darkjazz. Yus! Get into those smooth jazz/feel good times!
Blackfilm – Interference
I really struggled to pin down a description of this song. Something about the style of this band often reminds me of Pink Floyd, and this song is no exception. If you really want a prime example, and have the time, check out this song.
This song has got a real nice classic old rock style, and the tempo is seriously good for getting in the mood to partay (don’t be fooled by the lulls). AND it has a satisfying change in tempo, something I always appreciate.
Crippled Black Phoenix – Troublemaker