New music arrived for those who love alternative (and weird) melodies. Also I’m now a big fan of Spotify free desktop edition. The free edition is much better than iPhone app: it allows direct selection of songs (!) and unlimited skipping, not talking about playlist and favorites. Very handy stuff!
Dead Can Dance – Dionysus
Dionysus is the ninth studio album by the British-Australian band Dead Can Dance, released on 2 November 2018, after six years of silence. Dionysus is the ancient Greek god of wine. Album has Mexican mask depicted on the cover. Here’s some quotes from reviewers:
“Dionysus sounds both ancient and contemporary at the same time, and there are not many groups that can show so much reverence for ancient traditions from a modern music perspective. Their eclectic approach to songwriting goes far beyond contemporary music genres, and that is ultimately the record’s biggest asset. ” link
“Pairing a world’s worth of traditional instruments with widescreen gestures, the legendary duo explore the myth of a Greek god in an unknown tongue”. link
The Residents – Intruders
I like The Residents for their consistent effort to be very different, not only “spooky and comical”, but also profound and enjoyable. New album “Intruders” is “really a multimedia experience in its own way. Each of the songs on Intruders comes with its own macabre illustration and its own cryptic, micro story”. Link to review
I think it is time to publish my correspondence with Harvey, an anonymous person from the famous rock band The Residents. It happened six years ago, when The Residents released their album ‘The Bunny Boy’. Harvey was replying using email firstname.lastname@example.org which I guess has been dumped by now [updated 21.09.2015 — evidently it is still alive — just received a reply from the guy, six years later!].
I had a lot of fun with that:
Alex: Need help to find someone in Europe?
Harvey: DER ALEX WEL IS GREASE IN EURPO FROM BUNNY
Alex: Dear Harvey, who is in Marina del Rey, California then? I can’t see you in Greece.
Harvey: DER ALEX WELL I RELLY DON NO SO MUCH ABUT MARINA DEL REY BUT IT SOUND LIKE IT S IN CALIFORNA OR MEXICAO OR SOMEPLACE I DONT THINK HARVY IS THER FROM BUNY
Alex: So, how can I help you to find Harvey? Need material or spiritual support? Both available.
Harvey: DER ALEX WELL I GUES SPRTUAL SUPPORT IS ALWAYS GOD BUT IT WUD ALS O HELP IF YU TALK TO PEPLE ABUT THE END OF THE WORL AND STUFF AND SEE IF THEY GET EXCIETED AND YEL AN SCREMA BECAUSESIT MIGHT BE HARVEY SO THEN YU COULD TAKE HIS PICTURAND SEND IT TO ME THANS FROM BUNY
PS IM PTERY STRESED OUT ABOUT THIS RESDENCE THING AND ALL
Alex: What’s that thing about the Residents? New album “Bunny Boy”? I think it’s cool. Just songs are too short. What really bothers me is that Russia is out of their European tour. That sucks, as I’m from Russia. Last time they were in St. Petersburg and Moscow It was very exciting, I hope they felt the very special reception there, even though they almost had no time to sleep.
Do you mind if I publish our correspondence on my website?
Harvey: DER ALEX WELL YES YU CNPUBLISH AND AL AND THNS FOR AKSING BE CAWS I HERD OTHER PEOPLE HAV BEEN PUTTING IT ON THE INTERNET AND ALL AN THEY DIDN EVE N ASK!!!! IM SORY THE REIDENT ARNT COMING TO RUSSIA BUT THERE IS A RUSSIAN MEAT STORY CLOSE TO ME AND IM GOING OT ASK THIEM IF THEY HAVE SMOKE D BEAR FROM BUNNY
PS IM NOT SURE IF I WANT TO GO ON THE TUR AN ALL SINCE IT WUS BE RELLY SCARY
PS AGIN HAVE YU EVER HAD SOMOKED BEAR
Music which is available in the internet is not always of best quality, even if it is available in rich and fat OGG, FLAC, or WAV formats. Some people may fake the files to have higher filesharing rating, by converting them from mp3 sources. Free audio files editor Audacity can help you quickly check the track authenticity — at least indirectly.