Thursday, 17 March 2016

Misty Mountain Yodelling

It's been another week where I've not done particularly well with the point of this blog (doing things). I have at least left the house, because walking is fun and good for me, but the only thing I've done worth blogging about is the listening for this goal!
029. Listen to 2 new musical acts every week for 1 year
This is week 11, and this time around I bring to the table two vastly different acts in terms of energy.

Sleeping At Last
I think this act might have been a recommendation, but I don't remember who from!
This is an emo/alternative act from the USA, which started as a band but is now a solo act. I struggled to listen at first, probably because the first song I heard was their version of 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' (and I'm sorry, but it's Proclaimers or nothing when it comes to that song).
The original songs I listened to had a gentle, easy sound to them, and some really nice lyrics. The 'Micro Music Videos' on the act's YouTube channel are simple yet calming to watch: clouds in the sky, mist over mountains, etc.
As this music isn't to my taste, I won't be in a rush to listen again but I can recognise the talent and think their music is actually pretty accessible! It's something I can easily imagine popping up on ads, in films etc.
Sleeping At Last Official Website

I promised you a different energy level, didn't I? This progressive rock band formed in The Netherlands, and were originally active in the late 60s to late 70s, but (judging from my old friend Wikipedia) have popped up quite a few times since, and are still active now.
I heard this group on the radio this week and to put it bluntly, they sound insane.
Or as the presenter in the video introduces them, " of the most together and exciting groups going..."
Now, usually when I hear music on the radio, I don't pay much attention to it. It goes in one proverbial ear and out the other. This particular song, however...well. If you want to get my attention, clearly the key is to start yodelling.
Give them a listen. I guarantee you'll have a grin on your face by the end of it (even if it's a slightly confused one!)
Focus Official Website

This week's listening was a bit of a change from last week's. I wonder what next week will bring?

1 comment:

  1. The first act/song sound like the music you hear on adverts. Specifically, those bank or building society adverts that really have nothing to do with what they're advertising, but rather are trying to sell a brand for your family's future and security (or something). That's all I can think of when I hear that kind of music TBH...>.>;

    The second one is fairly random, but then again it's 60's/70's prog rock, so I suppose that's to be expected (yeah, I realise what I just wrote is contradictory). Their singer looks a little...up in the sky, shall we say? Haha. I like his yodelling and it really reminds me of something, but I can't think what (another song, that is). It's cool until he starts whistling; can't stand whistling, haha.