When I see the evening sun
gracefully fall into the forest

and the last rays sweep across the sky
I hear the slow progression of cello and violin

as the music makes room in me for these rare
moments and feelings of peace.

I have been down that road
many times in this life

hoping that what is unknown and unseen
would change, a different result would be waiting

but after years of chasing shadows
and fleeing from truths steeped in stars

I found you waiting beneath the setting sun.

It’s been some time since I wrote about music, and anything new I have picked up. Music is one thing I look forward to and helps me get through work, writing, and life. On a typical day, I am plugged in for about 10-hours of non-stop music. I go through trends and try and be open minded, but at my core I have a weakness for Icelandic, neo-classical (violin, cello, piano, mixed with electronic), and electronic/dub-step/dance.

In no particular order, this what I have picked up the past couple of months.

  1. Alva Noto – Xerrox, Vol 2 (2008)
  2. Alexander Popov – Personal Way (2013)
  3. Dog Blood – Middle Finger, Pt. 2 (ft. Skrillex) (2013)
  4. Boys Noize – Out of the Black (2012)
  5. Agent Fresco – A Long Time Listening (2012)
  6. Johann Johannsson – Virthulegu Forsetar (2003)
  7. Zoe Keating – Into the Trees (2010)
  8. Zoe Keating – One Cello x 16: Natoma (2005)
  9. Halou – Halou (2008)
  10. Zero 7 – When it Falls (2004)
  11. Datsik – Vitamin D (2012)
  12. Datsik – Let it Burn (2013)
  13. Datsik – Cold Blooded (2013)
  14. Bassnectar – Vava Voom (2012)

Trying to keep up with all of the great music out there is a full-time job.  Staying within the electronic, dub-step, classical, hard-to-define genres, I picked up these new/newer/should-have-had a long time ago albums the past week.

Unbelievable violin set to dub-step, drums, synths, electronic background that on the surface sounds like an odd combination, but she pulls this off. I have been listening 4 or 5 times a day since downloading this. Play it loud.

  • deadmau5, album title goes here (2012), and 4×4=12 (2010)

Where has deadmau5 been all of my life? Music that takes your head and scrambles it. This is electronic.

Wow, what blend of sounds is my mind hearing? This is intense, surreal, and from somewhere not of this earth.

Brings back memories of the 90s as their sound has not changed much, and that is a good thing. Classic Soundgarden and Chris Cornell’s vocals are as great as ever.