There's so much beautiful music in the world. And new music is created and released everyday of the year. For over five years I've been trying to keep up with it. Disovering new music and sharing the finest of the finest with you on this blog. Ignoring the hypes. Music is my first love and for a long time it was my only love. Doing my best writing short stories of love for the beautiful music I encountered through this blog I stumbled upon new love. My pen and me became close friends at first, lovers eventually.
Now it's time to close this book of being a small time music blogger and start a brand new. Literatelly. I have enjoyed hearing and sharing 1000s of great songs with whoever you are reading this. And I might return someday to continue. But for now, I will devote all my time to writing, writing, writing and writing some more. Music will never stop to inspire and entertain me, and I will not stop listening to new releases (check out the new James Hoffman, released yesterday). But for now, this is it.
The Bear And The Barn Owl is Benjamin's debut record, released this Summer on my favorite record label Other Songs Music Co. It's a beautiful folk record Benjamin has been working on for five years. A clear proof that good things come to those how take the time and perfect their craft. Five years are worth the mantime when the result is so intense and fine as The Bear And The Barn Owl. And it still sounds so fresh and relaxing, as if Benjamin went into the studio last night and recorded it in one great session. Sending it out to the world for us to enjoy today, tomorrow and the next five years to come. While he's recording his next masterpiece. I can't wait to hear it!
Tender folk music by songwriter Daniel Knishkowy aka Adeline Hotel. I love the description of this record on his own website: A short song cycle built from lonesome ruminations on needing to pick up and leave but not knowing where to go or how to get there, How Strange It Is To See takes all-too-familiar feelings of restlessness and filters them through the lens of classic folk-rock and americana.
I don't think I could have said it better, but I might try. Later. Right now I'm just listening and singing along to these four beautiful songs.
143 minutes of epic rock music. Dave Kerzner's New World is a rock opera like you've barely ever experienced before. Dark and melodic, heavy and synthetic. This is not your everyday prog rock, this is Prog Plus Rock. Considering that is a thing, and if not, Dave has invented it.
Above all this is a beautiful story and an amazing trip. 143 minutes of pure amazement, visiting all parts of the musical landscape without losing focus of what's really important: the music. I just love this record and should've shared it so much earlier with you, but late always trumps never, doesn't it?! Enjoy this rock beauty, every minute is worth it!