one time was enough, that movie had the power to make me so uncomfortable without any nudity, I do believe it is brilliantly written, but my God, that combination of the interpretation of the screenplay, flawlessly projected by amazing actors and the conceptual visual exposition of the director, makes me so awkward, even If I saw it alone. I can’t imagine myself watching this with someone. It’s not porn and it still makes you feel dirty,
Went to bed, woke up, and realize, wait… I missed the last day yesterday! Anyways, since it’s the last, I picked the album to review. I picked the newest The Chariot album, “Long Live”. I’ve been a fan of them for many years now. Many people just don’t like noisecore, myself I freaking love it, is like a little catharsis, a heart attack on a song and every time I play one of their songs I get in a frenzy, go crazy, sing my lungs out, try to scream like Josh Scogin. This album is not exception. And they started out with a great single “David de la Hoz”, my God that song is just insane, I have completely memorize the poem by Dan Smith of Listener that is in this song, and I will post it now:
I can see the words inside your silence, but I can’t speak about your pain for you
How long can you burn for anyways
Turning over and back again with tongues ablaze like lions without teeth, hungry
Staring at the forests of flames and our eyes just talking with the trees
If we could drift long enough we’ll be home
Sails blown by the fire within pushing me to you
And you can live inside of me, sewn together
Breaking, inhaling, growing and breaking again and again
And you are a part of me
You are my home and I’m your home but I’m no place you want to be
So I’m out here again, sparks hid behind my teeth
I won’t say a word for fear of failure spreading
It takes some of us longer to get to our dead-ends now
Oh blood-stained with loose living
Ran through charcoal hearts to make it red
And we can be on fire again, you and I, you want this
Well say what you want, say what you mean
Or we can talk, lung to closed ear
Head inside a hand turning over again, together
Cut up with cheap heat running through our veins
And we can lay brick by broken brick, our ashes pushed in between
And build this road back home to where we wanna be
We are not on our own, we are the same.
This blew my mind. This group put out one of the best show I’ve seen in my life, so energetic, I dare to sit and stay still, because I just can’t. Please if you like mathcore or noisecore, hear this album.And that’s it! 10 days of Itunes Challenge. It was a blast!
On this day, twelve years ago, thirty-seven people woke up in Columbine, Colorado, thinking it would be any normal Tuesday. Little did they know, their lives would be changed forever. In fact, thirteen of them would die that day, long before their time. The students of Columbine High School were unaware that they would be witness to the most brutal high school shooting in American history.
All I have to say is that I love this album, I don’t even know where to start. It could be that this piece of melodic hardcore punk is one of its kind? maybe… Is it the fact that I can identify with his perspective about life? could be… All I know is that I’m glad this showed up today, and it gave me some perspective, it reminds me, that we are so tiny compare to the rest of the world, and it makes me appreciate life even more. If you have the chance to listen to this, please do. Since I heard “Like the Angel” in Tony Hawk’s Underground back in 2003, I haven’t come back.
*Like The Angel
*Black Mask and Gasoline
gonna be here… tumblin’
Madvillain, I have to tell you this is one off the most illest records I’ve hear in a long time. I got to tell you this guy MF (short for Metal Face) MF Doom is one visionary mind mixed with an amazing producer Madlib (who has produced tracks for Erykah Badu). This album is truly a chill out record, although I don’t approved of being stoned all the time for writing music or endorsed it, I got to say, MF has one of the sickest flows I’ve heard and his swagger his undeniable. and all this tracks are well composed of jazz fusion and this old r&b style with this heavy beat that makes you faze and listen and you feel like you’re walking in slo-mo. Lyrically it brings out the struggles and the grass-is-grenner of trying to hustle your way into the industry just to be heard. Highly recommend it.
*Shadows Of Tomorrow
I can’t believe what I’m reading!!!!!
A little late today, but today iTunes brings us, Innerpartysystem and their Ep “American Trash”. I saw the video 2 weeks ago at 4:30am and I was flabbergasted when I saw MTV playing music. Anyways, I saw the video to the song “American Trash” and I fell in love with the song, (and the girl in the video). So it was hard finding a copy, but a friend of mine had it so. The EP brings you the same song in different version of electronic music. This song makes me party hardy (Lame) but it does. So go check it out. It has a version in dubstep if you are not sick of it yet.
the 4 versions are my favorites so it’s all around good.
Dear Lord Baby Jesus! Shuffle was on fire today. I bring the kid from Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Dan “The Automator” and Kid Koala…Deltron 3030. There’s something about this record that I love, my friends describe it as “stoner hip hop” and I would agree, only that I don’t do recreational drugs. But indeed, this record is a trip, you need to be aware that this is no commercial hip hop, they don’t talk about money, woman, or whose more street. I remember listening to “Positive Contact” when I played “Matt Hoffman Pro BMX” on the PS1 and I always loved that song. One day I was at the record store, first year of college, and I saw it, and all the gaming came back to me and I said: “well, I love this song, how bad can the rest of the record be?” and BOOM! I fell in love. Lyrically this record is a criticism about modern society and how far we are advancing, but leaving behind out humanitarian part, plus, this record tells the journey of “Deltron Zero” some time in the year 3030. I take this record to chill out, headphones on and disconnect from the world.
PS. I can’t find the reissue version anywhere, so, I’ll hear this in the meantime
1) Your expectations are never met, so in your stubborn ways, you won’t budge or give it an opportunity since “you know what you want”
2) No one wants to be with you.
I was wondering why my iTunes didn’t shuffle into something I truly enjoy, and then it spits out this: The Dillinger Escape Plan’s third album “Ire Works”. I do enjoy a whole lot of Mathcore, this was no exception. This album came with a ridiculous amount of face rocking, party rocking music. I do enjoy those counter-tempo mash ups in the songs, and the lead singer voice it’s some what awesome because he’s not a heavy screamer, his raspy voice truly complements the sound. And besides the sound is the attitude it portrays, I was ready to jump into my car and go 100mph. Although, I wasn’t in sync with the lyrics that much, but, it you are truly mad and been let down by that “special someone” this is your record. I was very surprise to hear at the last song “Mouth Of Ghost” minor percussion, congas to be exact I was like “wait…what?” and it does involve some strange sounds to modern electronic sounds, to this jazz fusion piano parts and it’s clever use of rhythm. A nice record to wind out and express yourself physically, and by that I mean go put your running shoes and go at it.
*sigh* oh well….
ya pregunte, me dijeron que se les habian acabado.
Well, it’s in shuffle alright. Today I bring you Juan Luis Guerra & 440. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a brilliant Dominican composer and songwriter, winner of more than a dozen grammys. This album is a compilation of his first hits until 1995. I have to admit those are my favorites, not saying that his new stuff is bad, but I have wonderful memories about my father and the trips we used to take sunday around the island when I was little listening his first songs. His mix of well compose merengue music fusion with bachata leaves me at least in a catatonic state. Wonderfully orchestrated makes me want to hop into my car, pick my friends up and “chinchorriar” (it’s going to dives, restaurant or pubs across the coast) or just go to the beach. “Burbujas de Amor” is my favorite song, lyrically, it blows my mind away. read this (this is a translation):
that strips of impatience
with the sound of your voice.
that doesn’t grasp his sanity.”
In all, for me it’s a trip to memory lane. But if you haven’t hear it, it’s a feel good record, it makes you want to dance, have an awesome time with friends or family. It makes you smile. It makes you feel butterflies in your stomach. In all, it makes you appreciate life itself.
*Burbujas de amor
*Ojala que llueva café
Today, I having such a crappy day. But, besides that, the shuffle brought us Matt & Kim latest album, Sidewalks. I remember the first time I heard “Lessons Learned” from their previous album “Grand”. I remember being in a car with some of my friends, and one of my best friends had hold of the ipod that day. He told me, “have you listen to Matt & Kim?” I said no, so he said ” it’s 4am (I was in Mayagüez, PR at that time) and since we’re driving, this is the perfect driving song” and he was right, since then I fell in love with their music. Bringing it back to this record. I got to say that, I like it, but not as much as “Grand” the songs all well constructed and it has this happy-giddy vibe to it. I realize that when hipsters talk about indie music they have this feeling of owing an artist and will more likely to say they have sold out, but I don’t see that way, I do see it as they are trying to reach a wider audience. In my honest opinion, it’s a good record, but not the best.
*Where You’re Coming From
Today we landed on the latest album by Gavin Degraw and I got to tell you the truth I had it in my iTunes and didn’t took the time to listen to it. I was so glad I did today. I have all of his records and this one was so brilliant, I expected the same recipe of good pop rock songs, but this one took me by surprise. It’s a very stripped down album with heart warming melodies. I was so pissed because this record makes you sit down or lie in bed with some headphones and let time pass by and I was at college, It’s chill-out record. Lyrically it branches out from the same pop-theme songs about love and despair, but it still maintains that feeling although I feel a more personal connection with this record lyrics. The song “Mountains to Move” hits very close to home. All-around great record.
*Mountains To Move
*Lover Be Strong
I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes, closed my eyes, and hit the right arrow key and it landed on this.
Flobots - Fight With Tools (2008)
I had listen to it before, but not put a close ear to it. I remember I love the single “Handlebars” from the EP and when I heard this remade version, it sounded so tight I had to get the album. So I sat, with a cup of coffee and started listening. I really enjoyed it, I love the fact the this group have such an unique sound, the mix of strings, rock, funk and old-school beats makes it an eclectic mix of beautiful yet captivating songs. The lyrical content of this album ranges from political-social criticism and awareness to just having a dope time. To tell you the truth, these guys really know how to right a song and it takes your mind to someplace else, filling your head with questions, enlightenment, analysis, critical thinking and knowledge, it gives you time to process each word and makes you seek information about it. From this album I researched Leif Ericson, words to De Colores and I truly like the fact that these guys give you time to let it sink in.
*We Are Winning
Tomorrow is another day so keep yourself here and if you have any request or an album I should review, let me know.
I will post a review on a album I’ve recently heard every weekday (come on, I need to go out during the weekends) I will shut off every sort of communication during that period of time, so I can immerse myself into musical nirvana. I will choose at random and write about it.
All this starting MONDAY!