Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

King Crimson

I will keep oing with some Progressive rock. If you don't know those guys start chronologically.
One of the biggest progressive rock band of the seventies. Not much to say about those albums regarding all that has been said already. King Crimson were a pioneering prog-rock band formed in England in 1969 by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles. In their many incarnations, their sound incorporated a range of influences including psychedelic, heavy metal, classical, and new wave.

Album's highlight: Starless.

" Although it's all good, I think "Starless" puts it over the top with 12 of the greatest minutes in all of prog-rock. The first five minutes: the lyric "Ice blue silver sky, fades into gray" perfectly describes the emotion of this balladic section, with Fripp's melancholic, minor mellotron chords and weeping, violin-like guitar lines, a steady rhythm section, some very moody saxophone lines, and some great emotional vocals from Wetton. The next section evokes "starless and bible black" as it drops off into an abstract space that builds tension using harsh repetitive guitar and bass. This leads into the last section with an intense and jazzy part, and a finale that returns to the mellotron melody of the first section, only as a loud, intense variation that adds saxophone to the melody. This is probably the most climactic ending to any song that I've heard." review by Heather Mackenzie


Monday, May 3, 2010


Here's a photograph of Albert Einstein's Princeton desk taken only a few hours after he died in 1955. I just thought it was sort of crazy to look at this picture.

The Beatles - Long, Long, Long

One Pic / One Song

How to Disappear Completely

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Philip Glass

A beautiful album: pure, melodic, atmospheric and charming.

This all piano recording is some of the most minimal of all Glass compositions - so in order to find this appealing the listener should be a decided fan of minimalism. That being said, it is fine music indeed, Glass uses his bittersweet motifs throughout the recording, lots of repetition on a few basic chords. Mad Rush is I believe one of his best, most signature works of all time, because it totally captures his
use of counterpoint to an effect of an ethereal auditory ambience. - By Roland

Why is life worth living?

One Pic / One Song

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Gold And Silver