Thursday, October 30, 2014

One Fine Selection No. 22

Another one from Nine Inch Nails, "Gave Up".  Yeah, you're gonna want to listen to that. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Last of Us. Gustavo Santaolalla

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

Every Thorn Has Its Rose. Ambient Gems from Not So Ambient Rockers.

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!

Ambient Rock List by evan jones on Grooveshark

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dyed In The Wool Ghost. British Theatre.

Although Oceansize is no more, that hasn't stopped Oceansize's front-man Mike Vennart and guitarist Richard Ingram from making great music.  Their post-Oceansize effort, British Theatre, is sure to fill the rift Oceansize left in the music time continuum, preventing the universe from almost certain collapse.  Good thing too, because the only thing bad about this EP is that it's not a full-length.  Dyed In the Wool Ghost is haunting and delicate, and also very intense.  It holds on to that intensity only to go out quietly (I mean that in the best way) with the completely understated track, Helicopters, that reminds me of taking a stroll around a sparsely populated metropolis at 2 or 3am where all is not what it seems. Do yourself a favor and take a listen. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

One Fine Selection No. 21

Know that I love you
Know I don't care
Know that I see you
Know I'm not there.

"Know" by Nick Drake.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

One Fine Selection No. 19

I don't know what Rapider Than Horsepower's deal is, but this song 100% rocks.  Enjoy.