I really enjoyed watching the first season of Westworld last year: it was original, well acted, full of suspense, photography was great, … And the soundtrack was great. There were some great original piano pieces; the main theme gives me goosebumps. The composer Ramin Djawadi also chose to cover popular songs from Radiohead, Soundgarden, or The Rolling Stones, and those were great.
It looks like this will continue in Season 2: the trailer used a beautiful cover of Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box that gives me goosebumps too!
I just learned that Dolores O’Riordan, singer of The Cranberries, just passed away. It’s such a big part of my childhood: I discovered music with them, it was the first CD I got when I bought my first hi-fi. I think I’ll be listening to them quite a bit in the next few days.
It’s been a while since I shared the music I listen to on a loop while working. Let’s get back on that horse! Today, Yonderboi, especially his “Splendid Isolation” album and the “All We Go to Hell” track.
Yonderboi, aka Fogarasi László, happens to be Hungarian so I got to listen to him live a couple of times. I couldn’t really describe the kind of music he produces, so I’ll just let you enjoy it!
Yes, while you’re at it, listen to the whole album. :)
The Celtic Social Club releases a new album today, A New Kind OF Freedom! If you like Celtic music or just want to discover a mix of traditional Breton, Irish, Scottish, Cornish, and Welsh songs, often with a twist of Rock, Blues, or even Reggae, you’ll want to listen to their new album! It’s available on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music.
Here is a live concert to give you a little intro. Enjoy!
I don’t know much about anime, but I’ve always really enjoyed Hayao Miyazaki’s films. Nausicaä, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, are all films I want to show my daughter when she grows up. I like Miyazaki’s takes on the interactions between humans and nature, and his style in general.
So of course, when I discovered this mixtape with samples from all those movies, I jumped on it!
I discovered Luna Lee today; she plays a traditional Korean instrument named “Gayageum”, and her covers are simply amazing! Here is her take on Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World (although I must confess I only knew Nirvana’s Unplugged version until today).
Enjoy, and make sure to visit her channel if you like the style!