When Emeli Sandé sang this hymn at the opening ceremony of the Olympics it felt as if the world stood still, as if all the hate and anger that surrounds us just dissipated and, for a moment, became an entity of peace. Take a moment to listen to this. Just sit back and savour every second. I promise you won't regret it.
Emeli Sandé - Abide With Me [youtube]MmtRlEIIZnQ[youtube]
I'd have no problem living in a world soundtracked by Emeli Sandé
Emeli Sandé - Read All About It Part III - at the London 2012 Closing Ceremony
@ _____ (Underscore Dude?): Those tracks were brilliant, man. Absolutely perfect. Cheers for sharing them.
I haven't really discovered anything of interest lately (aside from the tracks above) but I'd like to share a couple of tracks I think are the finest examples of really great music.
First off, a lovely chap by the name of Neil Young. I've always liked his stuff but only recently have I began to fully appreciate it. This particular song stood out from the rest instantly. The opening riff is so enchanting and relaxing. The verses continue the aural massage until the chorus, which has to be one the nicest I've heard in a very long time. This live version is incredibly touching. I adore the fact that at after the final chorus you can see him become completely engrossed in the song. Genuinely beautiful. (Pointless side note: I'm also reminded of Agent Smith, from The Matrix, whenever I see his face).
And then there's this man, Mr Matt Corby. I honestly believe that no words could ever bring true justice to how incredible his music is. Therefore, I'll just leave you with a song.
After listening to a few of those tracks posted by Underscore Dude, I stumbled across this wonderful piece. Again, I don't really have much to say about it, this time due to the fact that I'm too tired to do anymore thinking. Also, if anyone knows of any artists like this or perhaps even what genre it might be classified as, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.
My dawgs couldn't tell if I I look Tom Cruise on Vanilla Sky, it was televised All they heard was that I was in an accident like GEICO They thought I was burnt up like Pepsi did Michael I must gotta angel Cause look how death missed his ass Unbreakable, would you thought they called me Mr. Glass Look back on my life like the ghost of Christmas past Toys R Us where I used to spend that Christmas cash And I still wont grow up, I'm a grown ass kid Swear I should be locked up for stupid sh*t that I did But I'm a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph Make music that's fire, spit my soul through the wire
By far my favourite Kanye song. Sick beat, sick flow. What more could you ask for?
This post has been edited by Warlord. on Friday, Aug 31 2012, 08:38
@TheGreatGig23 Quite emotional on the first two tracks, really nice. The third track is really cool, thanks for sharing!
@Warlord. I'm not a fan of Kanye as I don't like his personality, but the beat on that song is great. The second track you've posted is also interesting, I saved it in my "Likes" playlist.
@ghost of delete key I've listened to Mord Fustang before, good stuff but I like Com Truise more because he's more retro and he reminds me a bit of Boards of Canada. The other tracks were good but I'm not particularly interested in commercial electronic music at the moment.
Here's some more recently discovered tracks from me:
I have discovered this band months ago via a TV channel and I began to like their song "Wonderful Life" a lot lately while it was being broadcasted. I've looked up more songs from them, they have an album which I have listened to and I found my favorite song from them:
This next track is also an emotional one for me. Funny thing, as I was thinking of posting the track I remembered that I had a dream about me listening to it. The EP is free to download, just look up Sabrepulse's Bandcamp.
Throwing in a song from my all-time favorite band as well, old school house:
This post has been edited by _____ on Sunday, Sep 2 2012, 11:05
What do you guys think of this cover? I mean Comfortably Numb is one of my all time favourite songs, and this cover is probably one of my two all time favourite covers of the song (the other being the Van Morrison version). They did a really good job on the solo too.
I love a bit of Gregorian now and again. They've done some really great covers. I quite like their version of "Comfortably Numb". It has a completely different feel from the original and, as you said, they did a hell of a good job with the solo.
This is one of my favourites from them. Again, they bring a whole different feeling to it.
This post has been edited by TheGreatGig23 on Friday, Sep 14 2012, 12:31
Not a new song but an old classic, if you will. This track is so charming. It's mellow, rhythmic, sung with passion. I was at an early house (pub that opens at 7AM-1PM and the DJS play House music and some techno but like tradition, the last track is usually a closing track to the party and the DJ played this. It was beautiful. The sun was out, everyone was awake from the night before; sweaty, strangers, sun, White Russians, conversations, good music....
I don't think I have ever heard of Gregorian before but something makes me think that I did. Nonetheless, the two songs that were posted in this thread were quite interesting. I rarely hear music like that, I'll have to properly check them out some time.
It's been some time since I last hear that New Order song. It's a classic, I love it to bits. New Order is yet another band that I have to check out properly as well as Flying Lotus. I have considered myself a fan of these two bands but never listened to a full album or something. I really need to get me some new music.
Here are two tracks I have discovered recently:
Just discovered this one. The first half of the song really appealed to me (great sub bass) but I guess the rest isn't bad either.
This track was made on a handheld console, Nintendo DSi. This guy (the uploader of the video) makes some wicked tracks with that. This tune reminds me of 808 State and old school techno\house in general. I instantly fell in love with it when the bassline kicked in at about 1:15.
Haven't been here in a while. Not posting as much these days and I was away on tour. But here's some nice listening for you cats.
Grimes is Canadian artist, musician, director etc. She played at a festival I was at this year but sadly I didn't make it to see her. I hadn't heard of her then but someone told me I should go see her. This music is beautiful, new and atmospheric...
This is magic from Goldfrapp. I first hear this in the BBC animated dark show Monkey Dust. So glad I found out who it was when I Shazamed it in a pub in Galway...
Something more upbeat...heard this on an Irish language radio sation that plays really obscure and wonderful alternative music. This is a really catchy, post punk/Electronic track sung in French from a Belgian group. Have a listen, it's amazing....
QUOTE (ThePinkFloydSound @ Monday, Oct 15 2012, 14:22)
the BBC animated dark show Monkey Dust.
After seeing this post I went on a Goldfrapp binge, as you know, I then went on to watch Monkey Dust. Completely forgot about that masterpiece of insanity.
Recently I've been listening to a lot of new music. Some great, others not so much. One artist I've fallen deeply in love with is Delilah. She sang on the Chase & Status track "Time". Seeing as I love that song I thought I'd check her solo stuff out and it turned out to be the best thing I've done in a long time. Absolutely love her debut album "From The Roots Up". Here's one that comes around roughly half way through the album. As soon as I heard it I became infatuated and just had to find a live version. Luckily, she's done a few RAK sessions so they're perfectly quality.
I heard these ladies quite some time ago. Again, they performed vocals on a track for someone else. In this case, Passion Pit's "It's Not My Fault I'm Happy". Their version just blew my mind because of how simple yet beautifully layered it is. Compared to the original, I feel it's much darker and I love that contrast between the darkness and their bright, gentle voices. Absolutely magical.
As I mentioned above, I went on a huge Goldfrapp binge the other night. I'm ashamed to say that I'd kind of forgotten about them but, in doing so, it made listening to them just as incredible as it used to be. I ended up watching a lot of their live stuff and I really don't think I've seen such professionalism and perfection like that from a band since Pink Floyd took the stage. I mean, I know there are many bands who are exceptional when playing live, but there's something mystifying about Goldfrapp's performances that really digs deep and captures you from the inside.