Category Archives: Music

10 Songs From My Music Library

Following Matt’s lead, I thought it would be fun to post the 10 first songs that Banshee plays on random. Without further ado:

  1. Forever – Kindervater & Nadja
  2. I’d Rather Be A Man – Alan Parsons Project
  3. Crashing Around You – Machine Head
  4. 50,000 Watts of Power – 12 Inch Thumpers
  5. One Summer – Alex K & Dee
  6. Regression (Act I – Scene One) – Dream Theather
  7. Bass Beats and Melody – Brooklyn Bounce
  8. Another Brick in The Wall (Part III) – Pink Floyd
  9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) – Apocalyptica
  10. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Peace and chow,

Ranok

Review: Blackfield – Blackfield II

This is my first music review, but I thought I’d give it a shot — any comments would be much appreciated.

After searching for more music like Porcupine Tree, I found another one of Steven Wilson’s project bands, Blackfield. Blackfield is a joint effort between british Steven Wilson and israeli Aviv Geffen. Blackfield II is their second album and overall is a very pleasant listen, with calming melodies and solem lyrics. From what I can tell, both Aviv and Steven take turns with the singing and the difference in accent is quite apparent. Listeners not used to a foreign English accent might find Aviv’s to be a little odd and take a little getting used to. Of the 10 songs on this album, the ones that stand out are “End of the World”, “1,000 People”, “Miss U” and “Epidemic”, each of which have sad, yet powerful lyrics, and a beautiful musical score to accompany them.

While very partial to Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree, I think that Blackfield expresses their emotions and thoughts in a very gestalt manner and comes highly recommended.

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I know it was short, but please give feedback, as I’d like to review more music and critiques would be quite helpful. Ranok