This is the best moment for a review; "Arielb - the best of 2005"
. Why? I'm 26 now
(my birthday was three days ago!!) and I feel like writing a
description of what've been the most treasured moments.
This has been a great year.
Thru last.fm, I discovered tons of music. The first amazing thing that I found out (about two days after I was registered, on March 3rd) was Muse
, which instantly became my #1 listened-to
artist (as soon as I got their complete discography). In my opinion, they are one of the most original bands since Nirvana
. I love the fact that they can be tender (Blackout
) and heavy (The Small Print (Tsp)
) and so much more. The mixture between the delicate sound of an acoustic piano and the agressive & dirty saturation of Matt's guitars are the best (New Born
). You can experience so many different things at the same time. Matt's vocals are something very particular. He can change from Phil Anselmo (Pantera
) to Jeff Buckley
in a matter of seconds.
Then I discovered Sparta
. I loved At the Drive-In
at that moment, and regularly listened to The Mars Volta
, but Sparta got my whole attention soon because they had something different; a beautiful, excellent work on the guitars and melodies that kept stuck on your head (Echodyne Harmonic
). They soon became my #2 listened-to
artist (as soon as I got their complete discography)
I'm scrobblermarried to the adorable ~. Buttercanes .~
since December 20th. We got scrobblerengaged on December 16th (you know? usually guys don't remember that kind of stuff!!!!!)
and it's been a happy scrobblermarriage ever since (with normal ups-and-downs... caused by the lack of internet connection -me, southamerica-
or the lack of time to do the specific things a scrobblerhusband has to do -answering PMs & Muse group threads-
because of the enourmous pile of real-life-work a human being sometimes has to face) But I think we're good... (She hasn't dumped me yet...)
But the thing that I love the most about Last.fm is that it gave me the chance to discover a lot of brillant things that I could have never listened to in any other website in the world. So many wonderful stuff from independent artists from all over the world.
I'm crazy about the vocal work in Cobson
's songs. Really emotional. Road
is one of the greatest songs i've heard in the last few years. No kidding. And when I want some distance from the world I go for Jean-Sébastien Décarie
. It's incredible how this guy works with ambiences and how powerful his harmonies are; he's got excellent taste with the use of keyboards. He creates wonderful images with his music and if you close your eyes, he can take you there (w/ no extra stuff!) I enjoy listening to this dude very much. Please check Another Life
There are tons of music to be enjoyed around here. Davenport
is also a very powerful band. Their Bar Song
is a very nice piece of work. The funky, jazzy, groovy, rocking style of Edible Rock
, the rawness & kindness of Tonic Solution
, there are amazing songs by Djourney
, Midnight Brown
, Lost Age Art
, The Subhuman
, The Chess Club Party
, Scandaliz Vandalistz
, Halo of Flies
, Rutger van Boetzelaer
, Analog Tape Dispenser
I'm sorry, I can't make a description for every single one of them (i'm at work and i'm running out of time... I won't work extra hours so I can post a journal entry...
) anyway, you don't need a description written by me, you have to go and see it for yourself.
There is also a lot of stuff that I can't wait to and still haven't listened to, (Triangle Theory
, Scott Salsman
, Maybee Premium Punkrock
), and I know there's something missing... there are many more, but i'm not perfect, you know?
This has been a great year.
We are mixing our new songs and there will be new Angerbox
material soon (the band where I sing & play guitars). I think the name will be The Sound of the Essential. Our new single, 'Like Heaven' will be avaliable for full preview here & for free download at our website (I hope that next month)... And one week after that job is done, i'm starting the recording process for my new solo album. My first one, Ariel Borgna
(2003), got some nice comments around here with the people who listened to it (btw, many many thanx again, Djourney)
, and i'm extremely glad because I feel that the strenghth to keep on struggling has grown inside and it's bigger than ever.
Thanks for reading this and remember to support the Starting Artists
~. Arielb .~