Kanye West – Reanimator

  The waiting was gruesome, but Kanye never faltered. Every now and then he applied his ear to the chest of the specimen, and bore the negative results in typical Kanye fashion: by throwing a non-sequitur rant. He’d wax hyperbolic about breadth and width of his art, claiming that it couldn’t be contained by mereContinue reading “Kanye West – Reanimator”

Classical Explorations

While classical music has been a rather large part of my cultural education, it hasn’t played an important role in my adult life. I do like to listen to it playing in the background while I study, read a book, or do one of my other very wild favorite occupations. But after all this time,Continue reading “Classical Explorations”

Review: 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields

Ah, love songs. They’re hard to love, but harder to hate. The two are never far apart. Except for today, that is. Around Valentine’s Day people usually start to ponder more about love. What’s it all about? Worth the trouble, or just a pile of rubble? It’s different for everyone. Yet the songs on theContinue reading “Review: 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields”

Seven songs of Christmas: a holiday soundtrack

  The holidays are around the corner and with that comes Christmas. There is a lot to say about this festivity. On the one hand Christmas can be materialistic, commercialized, boring and a disappointment (last year I heard someone say that they did not like Christmas because they did not like their family). Not toContinue reading “Seven songs of Christmas: a holiday soundtrack”

Take Me to Hozier

  When a music freak (lover) like me finds out that one of her favourite musicians is coming to her town and that there are still some tickets available, even though they apparently had already been available on the internet for a while, it is time for a party, and of course a new articleContinue reading “Take Me to Hozier”

The Revolution Mixtape

I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more. Well, I wake up in the morning. Fold my hands and pray for the rain. I got a head full of ideas that are driving me insane. It’s a shame she makes me scrub the floor. These lines mark the first sentences of a song byContinue reading “The Revolution Mixtape”

Hozier – Hozier: A Review

I was rather late to join the Hozier bandwagon. So late, in fact, that when I recently sang Take Me To Church at the top of my lungs, my 11-year-old sister was baffled I even knew the song. (Is my pop culture knowledge now, at the tender age of 19, inferior to that of anContinue reading “Hozier – Hozier: A Review”

Chance Amazement

Oftentimes I go to concerts to be surprised. I primarily go for the headliner, but the supporting act is always a surprise. When I attended a great show by Opeth in the Heineken Music Hall at the beginning of November, that surprise turned out to be astonishing. That evening, the show was opened by theContinue reading “Chance Amazement”