Baths

Tonight I discovered the wonders of Bandcamp and the work of Will Wiesenfeld. Maybe you’ve heard of his work as Baths. His albums “Circulean” and “Obsidian” are incredible. You can click the links to listen to them on Spotify. The song “No Eyes” from the album Obsidian has been on repeat on my speakers for the last month.

What I didn’t know was that he’s produce music under other names like “Geodic” and “[Post-Foetus]”. While Baths has a more upbeat, pop-y atmosphere, his work as Geodic is more environmental. The album “Morning Shore (Eon Isle)” is relaxing and worth putting on during a lazy Sunday. It’s easy to listen to and I’m excited to find more music created by Will Wiesenfeld. Read more about him here.

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Day of Happy

Today’s post is inspired by Joel Robison‘s 100 days of happy project on Instagram! He just completed it last Wednesday! For this project, you take a photo of what you’re happy about in life for 100 days. While I’d love to participate in the project, I’m juggling this 365 project with work. Instead I’ve decided to blog today about things I’m happy about in my life!

A few months ago I bought Brooke Shaden‘s book “Inspiration in Photography” but I’m just starting to read it now! It’s so exciting to see an artist that I’ve watched grow on Flickr publish a book. It’s beautiful and I definitely recommend it!

After a couple weeks of procrastinating, I finally pinned maps onto the wall! It’s starting to feel homey in here!

With a gift card I received from my aunt for my birthday, I purchased Amanda Palmer’s upcoming book “The Art of Asking”. She’s a wonderful human-being and her music is fantastic. It’s incredible that she’s finally releasing a book!

Finally, Bath’s entire album “Obsidian” is incredible. I think I listened through this album 3 times today because I love it so much! Seriously Baths is an incredible artist!
Those are today’s moments of “happy” or “appreciation”. Maybe in the future, after this 365 project, I’ll do a #100daysofhappy or something! It’s a wonderful project and I encourage you to check out the tag on Instagram!

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Music Obsessions July 2014

This past month has been unusual; normally I explore new artists. Instead, I’ve been listening deeper into the ones I already know. The music I’m sharing with you here is contemplative, deep-toned, and reflects how I’ve felt for the past month.

“Immolate Yourself” album by Telefon Tel Aviv

My favorite track on this album is easily “Helen of Troy“, and it fights for the title of “my most played song”. In 2013, Telefon Tel Aviv was on tour/on stage with Nine Inch Nails. Their sound is light and mostly instrumental. Unfortunately it’s difficult to explain these different albums because the feelings are mostly described by listening to the songs.

“We Were Exploding Anyway” album by 65daysofstatic

I’ve written about post-rock before and how much I love it. 65daysofstatic came up one day while I was listening to “world’s end girlfriend“, and I fell in love with their work. They’ve remixed a ridiculous amount of music and it’s easy to find their work in the post rock genre. I think they’ve even remixed some of “Matryoshka“‘s work.

“Obsidian” album by Baths

Baths is incredibly easy to fall in love with, especially if you’ve heard his album “Cerulean” before. Rather than being upbeat like previous albums, “Obsidian” is much darker and deeper. It’s heavy to listen to and I spend a lot of time editing pictures while listen to this.

“Making up a Changing Mind” album by Pretty Lights

The Hot-Shit” is a series of podcasts where Pretty Lights producer Derek Vincent Smith plays music off his label. Each one is an hour-long and incredibly well made. Now I think he’s on episode 108 or something crazy like that. In the first one I fell in love with the song “Understand Me Now”, from this album. After listening to it a couple thousand times I finally moved to the entire CD. After a few thousand plays I think it’s a great album. Check it out!

 

I hope that you found some new artists to listen to. These four albums have been on repeat and I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve listen through them. They’ve define this month and I hope that you’ll add a few new songs into your current playlist! 🙂

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Feeling through Instruments

The reason that I love instrumental music is because there are emotions we feel that cannot be described with language. They need no labels and words cannot fit with them. There are joys that are higher than words and sorrows that have more depth than the human voice. The emotions instrumental music can make, transcend our ability to define them.

Kashiwa Daisuke uses sound clips to create these feelings while other groups progressively change your mood. The song “Storytelling” by world’s end girlfriend uses Shione Yukawa’s voice as the instrument to bring meaning to the melody.

If you cannot find instrumental music that does this for you, then you haven’t looked far enough. Instrumental music is as broad a genre as “rock” has become. Below I’ve compiled some of my favorite instrumental songs. I hope that you find something that brings out an emotion you’ve never felt before. If you have Spotify, you can just use the players, otherwise use the good ol’ YouTube.

 

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