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Music: From Athens! The Sound Explosion

Tuesday 6 November (2007)

It’s time I started sharing some of this music I’ve been listening to, because it’s fucking excellent. Tonight, a band from Greece: The Sound Explosion.

the sound explosion

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The Sunday Review: Sun Dial – Other Way Out

Sunday 25 February (2007)

sun dial - other way out

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The Sunday Review: Desert Cruising In A Dub State Of Mind

Sunday 24 September (2006)

desert cruising in a dub state of mind

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The Sunday Review: The Doors In Concert

Sunday 23 July (2006)

this is the best live album I've ever heard

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The Sunday Review: The Lightning Seeds

Sunday 18 June (2006)

ian broudie wails

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Surprisingly good music

Saturday 27 May (2006)

As my last.fm profile proves, Tor Linløkken is 25th on my 'Top Artists – Overall' list, coming in higher than the Rolling Stones, Nirvana and REM. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that I only actually have 4 tracks by him. But who is he?

The quick answer is; I'm not sure. I downloaded The Longest Journey Soundtrack (here) ages ago because I enjoyed the game so much, but after listening to it a few times I forgot about it. Then one day a while back, it found its way onto a playlist I was listening to and I was treated to twenty minutes of amazing music at the end – from the four tracks that the eponymous Mr. Linløkken contributed to the score (the rest being by Bjørn Arve Lagim.)

You can download the four tracks I'm talking about here:

Dragon
Dolphin
Eagle
Shark

I recommend that you listen to them in that order, too. So what kind of music is this?

Very, very mellow. It's almost like meditation music; I find myself listening to this when I have an assignment to do more than classical music, which is the traditional ambience students choose. It's such calm and relaxing music, I fail to see how anyone could dislike it. Sure, you might not select it on the jukebox in the pub, but I don't understand how it could actually offend anyone. I love it, and you should download it now.

If you're interested in Tor Linkløkken's music, he has a website. There are two CDs on there, Exploring The Water Element and Touch – I've not heard either of them, but one day when I have some money I'll probably buy them.

What my music says about me

Sunday 30 April (2006)

I just did a game I saw on last.fm where you put all the music on your computer on shuffle, then ask yourself a question from a list and press skip – the song that comes up apparantly answers the question. Pretty stupid, yet it yielded some rather interesting and amusing results…

1. How can I make myself happy?
UFO – I’m A Loser
Hmmm. This says that I’m a loser, so I’ll never be happy? 😦

2. What should I do with my life?
Manic Street Preachers – The Girl Who Wanted To Be God
Well, this ‘God’ part is all well and good, but ‘the girl’?! My presidency will be complimented by a sex change, it seems.

3. How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
The Outsiders – Time Won’t Let Me
Time won’t let me maximise my pleasure during sex? I’m not that quick 😦

5. What is happiness?
Gorillaz – White Light
White light to me represents one of two things: a good trip, or death. Hmmm.

6. How will I be remembered?
Terrorvision – Discotheque Wreck
Some of my friends would probably agree with this one, but surely I’ve grown up a bit, haven’t I? I don’t want to end up like Ozzy 😦

Give it a go yourself if you want – the full list can be found here. I hope you have better answers than me…

The Sunday Review: The Story Of Skip Bifferty

Sunday 19 March (2006)

skip bifferty also recorded as heavy jelly

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