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A Terribly Tardy Music Tuesday

Yup, I’ve been bad this week.  Not sure what’s up, but I am so so tired and have been a delinquent blogger (and stained glass-er!)  Not to mention that I crunched through all my tax paperwork last night… that’s enough to make anyone pass out!

But enough with the excuses.  To cheer us all up — it’s Friday, after all! — here is my Tuesday Music post just a few days late.  And this has been an anticipated one for me, because this week marks the release of Bonobo’s new album, The North Borders.

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It is all sorts of exciting, especially because it features one of my favourite artists ever, Erykah Badu, on the song Heaven for the Sinner.  I see a long future of listening to the album on repeat.  It’s chill, interesting and intelligent (you can read a review that pretty much sums up how I feel about Bonobo here).  The rhythms and layered sounds just suck me in and mellow me out.  How about you?

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Music Tuesday

This week I’ve really been on a Bonobo kick.  I love the soft electronic style.  The interesting sounds and beats combine into something that is great to work to – uplifting and moving but without really being in your face.  According to the internets, his style could be classified as lounge, ambient or cinematic, but regardless there is something that really hooks me in it.  I think it’s the layered sounds and solid bassline. I’m a sucker for a baseline.

The album I’ve been playing on repeat (over and over) this week is Black Sands.  I think my favourite song on it is The Keeper:

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Bonobo has a new album due out at the beginning of April and I’m excited.  You can check out the details, and the (amazing!) music video for the single, Cirrus, at the website here: http://www.bonobomusic.com/

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Music in the Studio

Music is a big part of my studio experience – I play certain songs when I’m in certain moods, because it reminds me of a particular piece I’m working on at the moment, or to get me (or keep me) motivated.

Our system at home for music is 2-part.  To play music, we use a speaker that’s part of the Sonos range of products.  It’s a simple set-up (a central part that creates its own wireless network and one speaker) that has really good sound.  I can access the controls from my computer and my phone, which makes it very easy to use.  I love it.  To find music to play, we use the rdio online service (not a spelling error…).  We have a subscription with access to pretty much anything we can think of to listen to.  I’ve found a ton of music I really enjoy by just browsing through the menus of what other people are listening to.

This week in music, I’m sharing a favourite artist.  I like the catchy beats, interesting rhythms and sounds, and I love the vocalists.  The artist is SBTRKT, and you can read more about this music at the SBTRKT website.  

 

 

 

I think that my favourite song from this album is Pharaohs ft. Roses Gabor.  I like the sharp staccato melody against the soft breathy vocals.  The beat keeps my energy up and keeps me moving.  You can listen to the song and watch the video here.  Enjoy!

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