Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Please visit

Although I will not be taking this blog down, I will no longer be making entries. Instead I invite you to visit and follow my new blog - Vancouver Vagabond.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Wyrd Sisters

Sometimes it is necessary to listen to music that makes me feel like I am connected with things, that I belong. For some reason I get that feeling from folk music like that which is being played on the Myspace page of The Wyrd Sisters.

Hearing the harmony of the vocals in the cut ‘Warrior’ created a lump in my throat and the words have an abiding passion. These artists feel the need to sing about events that are wrong in our society; their music has a deep meaning. But it is also written so that it can just be enjoyed too, it doesn’t preach at the listener.

Visit their page and learn more about this Manitoba group for yourself. Take a listen to the tunes and maybe buy a limited edition CD. It is good to know that this sort of music still exists.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Updating

Just to let everyone know that I will not be updating this blog regularly (not that I do now. LOL) since I have a new blog that I am working on creating. Once it is finished I will announce it.

Thanks.

Karen

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wet Gremlins

I like the idea of gremlins but Wet Gremlins? hmm. If they are the Canadian rock, alternative, experimental musical group then I like them.

This unsigned act has two tunes on their page, ‘Mr. Bitch’ and ‘Ain’t My Time’. The former is a rock tune with tongue in cheek lyrics that contain profanity but is amusing. The latter is a ballad, soul touching and heart felt. Ken Ermter’s vocals bring the lyrics alive while fellow musicians Richard Knott, Chris Zamba, and Mike Kemp bring forth music that wraps itself around the listener. A good start and it will be interesting to see how the Wet Gremlins progress.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Your Enemy Closer

Let’s listen to a little progressive hardcore metal. At the entire end of the musical genres we find the Toronto group Your Enemy Closer.

Hardcore is an apt description of the sounds I hear. The raspy voice, the resounding lyrics, and the pounding music – all are indicative of the metal classification. But if you take the time to listen for just a moment you will hear that these unsigned artists aren’t the typical musicians that only want to make noise. They appear to possess talent and aren’t afraid to commit themselves and their art to something that isn’t run of the mill. There are nuances of something different, something waiting to break through. It’ll be interesting to see where Your Enemy Closer goes in the music industry.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sylvain St-Amour

Let me take you away. Take you to a place where the music throbs gently and lulls you into a sensation of peace. Where Latin, Jazz and Roots music combine to create a sound that enthrals the listener, where lyrics aren’t needed – the notes alone are more than enough.

I am speaking of the Myspace page for Sylvain St-Amour, a musical artist from Montreal who has released his first CD. If it is like the samplings I heard on this page, it should do quite well. This is music that reminds the listener of romantic days gone by and renews hope of love in the future. It was a relief to hear, a pleasant change from the noisy, chaotic life I live in.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Todd Spielmacher

If you got to Hanover Ontario you might have the pleasure of meeting up with Todd Spielmacher, a musical artist who classifies himself as rock/alternative/Indie. Music is music in my opinion and as long as it evokes some sort of reaction then it is doing what it should. And what sort of reaction does Spielmacher’s tunes evoke? With me, extremely positive.

On his Myspace page, Todd has four cuts for visitors to listen to. From the rocking tunes such as ‘Best by Far’ to the ballad ‘Found’ that features a guitar solo by non other than Rik Emmett to the Dance Remix of ‘Best by Far’, Spielmacher shows that he has a range in style as well as vocals. He may be unsigned right now but that shouldn’t be for long.

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