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Friday, October 28, 2011

Henry Purcell - The Fairy Queen

Britain's version of Bach and probably their most well known and highly thought of composers. The Fairy Queen is a masque, or semi-opera with words from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's such a great piece of music, with complex contrapuntal ideas and, as with practically everything Baroque, features the goddamned fugue.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

AFX - Chosen Lords

Richard D. James. Yes, that crazy guy.

This is a compilation of some highlights from the Analord series put out under the AFX moniker. Needless to say, it's awesome.

Chosen Lords

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Emika - Emika

Emika's world is one that owes not only a huge debt to the London underworld of Dubstep, but the Bristol world of trip hop. You could also lump her in with the recent strain of darkwave inspired artists, such as Salem and Holy Other. Her music is rife with stifling atmosphere and a violent paranoia, all set to a soundtrack of twitchy and stuttering percussion and ruthless bass thumps.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque

1985 compilation album from everyone's favourite unintelligible dreamy scottish poppish (kinda) band.

and it rules