17 Dec 2010, 04:47 by zackhansen
28 Nov 2010, 23:23 by liftmuziekHello hello!!! It's almost the end of the year, and I'm getting ready to set aside an ENTIRE MONTH to think about my Best of 2010 releases!!! I know it's going to be a massive one. I already compiled a Best of Modern Classical 2010 Mix and it needed to be split into two one-hour parts! So watch these pages for the upcoming Headphone Commute's Best of 2010 feature!!!
Before I set off to revisit all of my favorites, here's a roundup of TWENTY reviews for your reading pleasure, featuring some of my favorite albums of the year. Perhaps there's a gem in this collection that will make you amend your lists! Don't forget to check out our Free Mixes in our Podcast and Subscribe to RSS Feed. And seriously! Leave me a comment or two on here! I hate talking into the void! I know you're out there!!!
Here's our Podcast!!!
19 Aug 2010, 00:20 by LarsThomassenPick at least 3 artists off a user's profile page or from the user's posts and shouts. Listen to at least 3 tracks by each artist. Move your favourite artists to your list of final picks. When you have 10 artists on your list of final picks you can advance to the next round.
A. Budddda page: http://www.last.fm/user/Budddda
3 Artists picked:
1.Sylvain Chauveau done
2.Hol Baumann done
3.Takahiro Kido done
B. joketsu82 page: http://www.last.fm/user/joketsu82
3 Artists picked:
1. Summoning done
2. Amon Amarth done
C. myadron http://www.last.fm/user/myadron
3 Artists picked:
1. moi Caprice done
2. Carbon Based Lifeforms done
3. Easily Embarrassed done
D. Schwarzgewitter http://www.last.fm/user/Schwarzgewitter
3 Artists picked:
1. Finntroll done
2. Alcest done
3. Arkona done
E. Domina_Haze http://www.last.fm/user/Domina_Haze/
3 Artists picked:
1. Wax Doctor done
2. Alias done
24 Apr 2010, 12:07 by pink_n_yellowThis obviously is not the completed (final) journal entry. I believe it is a snap shop of the journal entry on 12.02.2010, less than 14 days after the game started.
So here is a list of the artists from Part II, the tracks listened to in the first couple of weeks of the game and first few albums purchased to help with the game.
I think I'll replay this second part of the game so I can complete the journal again (grrr) while I'm playing Round IV and Round V.
Part II - Spotlight On 21 Artists (Game In Progress)
Part II (Started 31.01.2010)
The xx I listened to the album xx released 2009.
5. Heart Skipped a Beat
8. Basic Space
10. Night Time
It's a nice album. I like the female singer's voice, soft but not syrupy, she and the male counterpart achieve a feel of detachment which adds a sexy quality to the songs. Overall, these tracks combine nice beats, bass, snappy kick, touch of funk, chilly lushness. …
7 Apr 2010, 18:52 by battgrrlTegenwoordig gebruiken heel veel klassiek opgeleide artiesten knetterende elektronica om te bewijzen dat hun sound best wel hip is. Dat loopt soms wel eens faliekant fout af, zoals bijvoorbeeld bij Sylvain Chauveau tijdens het Brussels Electronic Music Festival in de Bozar. Het geknetter was te luidruchtig en ontdeed de song van zijn essentie: de naakte emotie. Soms, zoals bij Johánn Johánnsson, vult het de gaatjes op en trilt het je nekharen overeind.
Jan Swerts kiest voor de naakte emotie in al zijn puurheid. Stem, piano en af een toe een strijk- of blaasinstrument. Meer heeft Jan niet nodig om je te raken met de weemoed die door zijn songs sijpelt zoals het hoorbaar is op 'Driekruisenstraat 107'.
Gekke songtitel? Het valt meteen op dat Jan al zijn songs straatnamen heeft gegeven, 'Alkenstraat 9', 'Singelstraat 11'. Allemaal bestaande straatnamen, met waarschijnlijk bestaande huisnummers. Adressen van vergeten liefjes, verloren tijd of verdwenen familie? Iets vrolijker kan je niet…
1 Apr 2010, 01:50 by Coffinwood_MillHey folks. You've arrived at a countdown of my fave releases in the neofolk, martial industrial, neoclassical, and dark ambient genres. It's impossible to hear everything, so if you have any thoughts, criticism, or most importantly - albums you'd like to share with me that aren't mentioned here, I implore you to leave a comment.
Also, if you are interested in other genres of music aside from those covered in this journal, feel free to visit my other journal entries covering the best of Heavy Metal / Hard Rock and Indie / Electronic / Etc. in 2009.
+ Neofolk / Neoclassical / Martial / Dark Ambient +
1.)Rome - "Flowers From Exile"
It is hard to believe that Rome was founded in Luxembourg just four short years ago in 2005. Since then, they have recorded and released some of the most critically acclaimed, innovative, and absolutely enduring succession of brilliant albums not only in the neofolk genre…
14 Mar 2010, 21:07 by Don_Ferretti
20 Feb 2010, 14:45 by liftmuziekhttp://headphonecommute.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/final-reflections.jpg
I just finished publishing the last batch of Reflections... These miniature thoughts on the music of 2009 from artists and labels offered a rare glimpse into the minds behind the music itself.
Check out all of the Reflections by Nao Sugimoto of Spekk, Hammock, Ólafur Arnalds, Konntinent; Igorrr and IJO; Bruno Miguel of :papercutz; Phylum Sinter; label owners of Flingco Sound System and Indian Queen Records; Rob Booth of Electronic Explorations podcast; Jacaszek, Locrian and Jatun; Rafael Anton Irisarri, Richard Chartier of 12K and Ian Hawgood of Home Normal; A Lily, Xela, Yndi Halda, Rivulets, Sylvain Chauveau, Sam Amidon, Bitcrush, Helios, Goldmund, Mint Julep, Arca, On, Ensemble 0, Doveman, Stars Like Fleas; Nicolas Chevreux of Ad Noiseam; Yann Novak, Porn Sword Tobacco, Wes Willenbring; Stephan Mathieu, OFFTHESKY, Paavoharju, Worriedaboutsatan, Klimek, Simon Scott...
19 Dec 2009, 15:45 by liftmuziekWe still have some time until the end of the year, and I’m in no rush to publish my list of favorite releases. Meanwhile, you guys are doing a great job at submitting Your Votes! These will be tabulated and aggregated at the end of the year to present the Reader’s selections. Keep them coming! While the list is growing, I decided to reach out to my favorite artists and labels, and ask them to share their thoughts on the music of 2009. These are now presented to you, in the order that they have been submitted, one installment at a time.
The current incoming reflections include entries from Stephan Mathieu, OFFTHESKY, Paavoharju, Worriedaboutsatan, Klimek, Simon Scott, Yann Novak, Porn Sword Tobacco, Wes Willenbring.
More additions: A Lily, Xela, Yndi Halda, Rivulets, Sylvain Chauveau, Sam Amidon, Bitcrush, Helios, Goldmund, Mint Julep, Arca, On, Ensemble 0, Doveman, Stars Like Fleas
See all entries for Reflections on 2009 on Headphone Commute.
27 Apr 2009, 23:28 by liftmuziekI've been posting my reviews on last.fm for quiet some time now. I love going back to my original ramblings and then dusting off the albums that got me excited years ago... This is essentially the point. Besides my interviews and features, Headphone Commute Reviews are meant to be an archive of my favorite releases as well as recommendations for you. I do not have time to write negative words, so here's another batch of my latest finds that I hope will make it onto your rotations list. A lot of goodies in here for you. Not to mention another Record Label Profile. This month it's an in-depth interview with Evan Bartholomew of Somnia. Read Label Profile: Somnia only on reviews.headphonecommute.com. Here are 16 reviews and flashbacks, with many featuring my mini interview feature I call "Two and a Half Questions", so be sure to hit that. As usual, I would appreciate a comment or two, and would love it if you could Subscribe to RSS Feed.