Monday, June 30, 2008

The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg

The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg are one of my favorite bands, who sadly stopped making music after two releases; the EP 'Secret Bark Language' and the only full-length, 'Everyone's in Love and Flowers Pick Themselves'. The full-length is an energetic math-violence dancespasm freak-out coupled with two lighter and electronic/instrumental songs that would harken-back to their sound on the EP.

2/3 songs on the EP featured vocals, in a completely refreshed fashion for the EP's more subdued and atmospheric sound, which on '
A B for A Bee' sounds like a dark corner in the world of Devendra Banhart's 'Niño Rojo':

I can't recommend this band enough. The full-length remains among my favorite albums -- the energy and grooves are impossible to resist. The EP showed they could branch out and still excel at whatever they created.

RIP Rosa.

Everyone's In Love & Flowers Pick Themselves

Secret Bark Language

mind the graves

Ulver - Perdition City

Norway's Ulver proved they're not a two-trick pony, or a pony at all really, yet again with the release of their electronic masterpiece 'Perdition City' in 2000.

Subtitled as 'Music to an interior film'.
Which may or may not involve a straight jacket.

mind the graves

An Introduction

I created this blog out of my love for music, and boredom from my spare time -- so you make out with awesome tunes, and I keep the boredom. Sounds like a fair deal, right?

I love all genres of music, or simply the almighty genre: good music.
That's not to say I have say-all/know-all knowledge on music, because nobody does--not the confused Myspace tweeners or the coffee drinking, pinky in the air pitchfork diseases.

What's important is sharing artists relevant to you and your tastes, and I'm hoping to pass out a music popsicle with more flavors than colors, ya' dig?

I've been musically inclined ever since my older brother drummed through Tom & Jerry, because I figured if I can't beat him -- join 'em.
Thus Radiohead was the first band I had a real affinity for early in my youth, followed by the "awakening" brought by The Mars Volta -- who elevated my love into a full-blown conversation with sound and soul, ya' dig?

I'm not great at introductions, but if willing I'd love to hear the thoughts of anyone who reads this blog, be it random internet strangers who find me through shareminer, government officials, or Zooey Deschanel.

AND REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS, THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE WAY ($$$). But for real, delete these albums 24 hours after you download them, wear gloves so you don't leave any fingerprints, and dump the car in the nearby lake when you're finished.