Posts Tagged ‘Revolution’

Wounds and Resolutions: Curious Quail – ‘Twelve Months’

Posted by

Curious Quail’s ‘Twelve Months’ opens with a simple, quiet guitar chord, E major. A single pulse plays, E, the tonic, a perfect resolution in isolation.

The gameboy falters, falling down until it reaches a B. Perfect fifth. The next best thing.

For the first minute, each phrase ends in one of these two notes.

This song is titled ‘Resolutions’.


“a collection of twelve songs about life, love, loss, beauty, and so much more told through a canvas of hasty melodic decisions and instrumentation that you don’t often get together”
(photo and quote by Curious Quail)
(more…)

Glenntai Got: ‘Magenta’ by Seajeff

Posted by

There comes a time in everyone’s adventure in music where one asks, “Is there such thing as ‘too much of a good thing’?” It’s easy to summarize your viewpoint on life in this question. This question, however, gets immediately muddled by the existence of Magenta by Seajeff (fka C-Jeff); founder of the gateway to a ton of excellent progressive jams known as Ubiktune. There’s literally so much content and so much quality that the answer is either “no, there’s no such thing as ‘too much of a good thing,’” or I’m now a self-declared hedonistic opportunist. Maybe the answer’s both at this point, but let’s save that quandary for another time. This album is a badass journey through time and demands a listen, and after the jump I’ll give some examples (and a music video) for you to understand why.

Album art by Taylor Crisdale (alt. cover by Diana Jakobsson).

(more…)

Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4 [Track 6 – 10]

Posted by

As I sat down to continue my portion of tracks from Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4, I found myself rather overwhelmed by the breadth of the task laid before me.  In my small chunk of tracks alone there is to be found: a floating sanctuary, a carnival of children, inner strength, the hippest basement you’ve ever not wanted to go to, and the spirit of the universe.  To quantify the talent of those involved in this compilation as a whole, or even just my small slice of it, would be an impossible task.  Instead of attempting to analyze something that is ultimately beyond my n00b-level knowledge, I’d like to invite you on a journey with me.  Over five tracks, we travel through the many realities created by the artists gracious enough to lend their imaginations to us.

(more…)