Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I can honestly say I've never listened to a video game soundtrack. And if Gustavo Santaolalla's score for The Last of Us is any indication, I've been making a big mistake. By absolutely any standard, this is a beautiful album. The atmosphere is completely haunting and desolate. Sparse instrumentation is occasionally contrasted by what sounds like the beginning of a country song, or an orchestra piece. But just as quickly as they appear, they're gone. And you're left with an ambient mood, and some percussion. This is completely brilliant if you know anything about The Last of Us, or have any idea of what the apocalypse is. So do yourself a favor, and listen to it. You won't be disappointed. Seriously...listen to it. Like right now.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I've noticed the uncanny ability of some of my favorite rock groups to write highly subdued, completely captivating, and profoundly beautiful ambient/experimental/electronic/whatever you wanna call them songs. In my opinion are among their best material. So I tried to think of as many of them as I could and compile them in one very much not traditional rock but still completely awesome playlist for you to enjoy. So, enjoy!