Sonic Offering

Earlier this month, I made it a point to discover music I somehow missed during the past two years, in hopes of discovering

something I could play while I write.

Here are four albums from last year that caught my attention this time around:

Anglagard – “Viljans Oga” (2012)
This is orchestrated progressive rock at a level not very many bands could begin to touch, let alone attempt. I’m not sure I have a place for this album during my writing sessions, but I can see me playing it during those times when I’m relaxing and letting my mind take me to my next idea.
Listen to the entire album!

Enslaved – “RIITIIR” (2012)
Doom metal? Black metal? Progressive metal? Or some combination thereof? Who cares? I enjoyed it. I would play this when writing something with mood and/or attitude.
Listen to the entire album!

Billy Talent – “Dead Silence” (2012)
Fairly straightforward music with a few interesting hooks. A lot of political and social commentary, presented in the traditional punk-esque complaints and protests. Not my usual fare, but I could see myself spinning this disc when looking to achieve an angst-esque vibe to my session.
Listen to the entire album!

Diablo Swing Orchestra – “Pandora’s Piñata” (2012)
I don’t think I would ever be able to listen to this album—or any album recorded by this band—while I’m writing. And, I mean that in the highest complimentary way possible. The use of the word ‘swing’ in their band name is merely a hint as to what you will experience. On second thought, however…I might spin this when writing in a stream-of-consciousness mode. That might be fun…!
Listen to the entire album!

Don’t forget to check out my original sonic offering post!


About Steve 46th

I like creating things. I draw energy and passion from music. I enjoy solving puzzles and mysteries. I would be quite happy spending the rest of my life playing games with words for the enjoyment of others.
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