Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gorillaz - The Fall

Oh my. Gorillaz has a new album this soon after plastic beach? And it is wonderful and totally different from plastic beach? Yes, yes. I just listened to the album for the first time, and it's incredible. This album makes me relaxed and happily melancholy. Tomorrow I'm going to try to listen to some Deadmau5. The very little I've heard is amazing.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Requiem For A Dream

Kronos Quartet plays the music in this movie. It is haunting and beautiful. I listened to the main theme while reading the end of Arthur C Clarke's Childhood's End. It was sublime.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Dj Food (Really

I saw a show at the old higher ground at Winooski on November 10th but I'm trying to figure out what year. While I was looking for it I came across Totally off subject but amazing, Eventful has one of the greatest music revolutionizing ideas I have seen. This NEEDS to be linked to facebook. The basic idea is that you 'demand' a band come to your area and you try to get as many people to demand the band in that area as possible. The places with more demand will get the shows. I don't know if this is included, but it should include the option to state the past prices you'd paid to see this performance and what you'd expect to pay for a show in your area.

Photo of my Beautiful advertising artwork from the show coming soon,
as well as the year and a description of what I remember about the show

probably more about later.

New unofficial name

  • So I'm going to try go back to writing this thing. I'd like to think I know a bit about music, and that is why I think it may be worth while for me to talk about it. I love music. If I'm going to be good at writing about something it would probably be music. So the new unofficial name of sonicterra will now be 'derek writes about music' because that's all this is. It can be a practice ground for my writing. If I just say something small but insightful about something I'm listening to or thinking about relating to music on a consistent basis I may very well stumble upon something interesting and improve my writing at the same time. Because I'd like to think that if honed, writing could elegantly translate the thoughts in my head. Only time will tell.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So I've been seeing a bunch of blogs with people rating what they thought were the best songs of 2000-2009. Is this the decade. Or is the decade actually 2001-2010 (I'm pretty sure it is). Despite the fact that this isn't the real end to the decade, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon of commenting and judging some songs anyway. I haven't come across any lists that I came close to agreeing with. So here goes. We'll start with 50 and I'll likely hit about 200. This is going to initially be totally out of order, so don't gripe about the order until I finish entirely. And it will have links to all of the songs. And it will have photos for each song. So just be patient.

50. Jose Gonzalez - Love Will Tear Us Apart
49. Gary Jules - Mad World
48. Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire (I don't like the Kings of Leon, but this is a good song)
47. Regina Spektor - Time Is All Around
46. Muse - Knights Of Cydonia
45. Muse - Feeling Good
44. Dmite - Read A Book (Read a mutha f-ing book)
43. Knife - Heartbeats
42. Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
41. Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (Ratatat Remix)
40. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
39. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
38. Doves - There Goes The Fear
37. Coldplay - The Scientist (try to honestly admit you don't like this song. Even if you hate coldplay)
36. Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
35. Tiny - Closer
34. Tenacious D - Tribute
33. Spoon - Don't Make Me A Target
32. Radiohead - Like Spinning Plates
31. Modest Mouse - The Ocean Breathes Salty Air
30. Modest Mouse - Float On
29. MIA - Paper Planes
28. MGMT - Kids
27. Jack White - Great High Mountain
26. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
25. Beck - Beautiful Way
24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
23. Unkle - In A State
22. Blockhead - You've Got Maelstrom
21. Beck - Girl
20... more coming soon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Best of 2009

So this blog is getting quite lazy. Do people blog anymore? Anyway, this is now just a best of page for music I've come across that I love. Facebook is now the thing, but maybe moving on to DeviantArt?

1. Regina Spektor - Far
2. The Slew (Kid Koala) - 100%
3. Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr. Boondigga And The Big BW
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Its Blitz
5. Muse - The Resistance
6. Moby - Wait For Me
7. Themselves - Crowndown
8. Phish - Joy
9. Time to come up with 2 more great albums from this year, though the 8 above are all killer AND aren't the only albums of the year I've heard...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Best of 2008?

Screw that last post....

The best albums of 2008 (so far, and in order):

1. Parov Stelar - Shine
2. Rubble Bucket Orchestra - Rubble Bucket Orchestra
3. Portishead - 3rd
4. Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
5. Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static
6. Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Shit Gold
7. Mike Doughty - Golden Delicious
8. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts
9. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Pretty good albums of 2008:
Moby - Last Night, Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple, Sebastien Tellier - Sexualality, Sia – Some People Have Real Problems

Worst albums of 2008:
Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head, Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement

Someone point me in a good direction. I'm not seeing a ton of good music this year so far (though I've found some good stuff from past years).

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Albums I'm keeping my eye out for:

14th Jan
Sia – Some People Have Real Problems

21st Jan
Rivers Cuomo – Alone: The Home Recordings Of
Eels – Useless Trinkets
Cat Power – Jukebox

4th Feb
Jack Johnson – Sleeping Through The Static
Nada Surf - Lucky

11th Feb
Sebastien Tellier - Sexualality

19th Feb
Mike Doughty - Golden Delicious

25th Feb
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

3rd March
Black Crowes – Warpaint

14th April
Portishead – The Third

15th April
9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Formula

22nd April
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold
Blind Melon - For My Friends

Unknown release dates:
Alanis Morissette - Flavours of Entanglement [Apr]
Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light [Apr]
Busta Rhymes – Back On My BS
Erykah Badu – The Kahba
Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
Counting Crows - Saturday Nights And Sunday Mornings [17th Mar]
The Cure – tba
Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple
The Grid – Doppelganger [Mar]
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Repentance [May]
Massive Attack - Weather Underground
Moby – Last Night [10th Mar]
Murs - Murs For President
Muse - The Haarp Tour : Live From Wembley
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig!!! [3rd Mar]
Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero Part 2
The Orb – The Dream
Raconteurs – tba
The Real Tuesday Weld – The London Book Of The Dead
Santana – Multi-Dimensional Warrior
Shirley Manson – tba
Sigur Ros - Odin's Raven Magic [Feb]
Spiritualized – tba
Streets – tba
Sufjan Stevens – tba
Von Bondies – Love Hate And Then There’s You [Feb]