Mellifluent Mondays: Sufjan Stevens

September 15, 2008 at 6:45 pm (music, music video)

For those of my readers who appear to be incapable of appreciating instrumental music in and of itself, I thought I’d give old Sufjan a try. Here’s The Seer’s Tower from Illinoise:

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Mellifluent Mondays: Mogwai

September 8, 2008 at 6:55 pm (music, music video)

Finally, huh?

I first heard the not quite gentle progressions of Mogwai when I took a shot at buying their album Come On Die Young merely on the say so of maybe one or two music magazines. I can’t remember if they had compared these boys from Scotland to gy!be or not. They’re quite different bands in any case, and I haven’t regretted my decision at all. CODY opened with Punk Rock::

Ha! This clip revealed to me that this confrontation was on the CBC. Hilarious.

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Mellifluent Mondays: Clint Mansell

March 24, 2008 at 4:57 pm (music, music video)

This week I think I’ll let the music speak for itself. Mostly.

I know of Clint Mansell solely through his work on the scores of films such as π (high recommended by the way, as are all of Aronofsky‘s films, each of which are featured in this post):

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Mellifluent Mondays: Moondog

March 17, 2008 at 9:06 pm (jazz, music, poetry)

In a world that allows American Idol to exist, let alone thrive, most people would consider it prudent to ignore the musical offerings of a blind man dressed up as a viking while he paraded his wares on the streets of New York City. In the case of Louis Thomas Hardin a.k.a. Moondog, they’d be mistaken in doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mellifluent Mondays: Midlake

March 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm (friends, music, music video, nostalgia)

Seeing as how imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I thought I’d go ahead and make a a series of posts about music after the Sunday Night Serenades of Greg, my internet acquaintance over at A Chronicle of Fables. This series of mine won’t just focus on music I particularly enjoy, though that may often be the case, but also on the strange and unique.

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