Tuesday Tune: 10th June 2014

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The purpose of Tuesday Tune is to encourage the sharing and discovery of new music artists or styles. Anyone can join in – the more the merrier. Please do remember to link to your blog post so that others can see what you share.

To view Tuesday Tunes from previous weeks, please click here.

What to Do:

  • Choose a piece of music you’ve listened to in the past week and tell us what you like or don’t like about it.
  • Tell us what the last piece of music you listened to was and how you heard it (iPod, radio, in a shop etc.).
  • Tell us if you have bought any music in the last week, why you purchased it and in what format (digital or CD).
  • Do you have a musical reflection? Do you have any strong opinions or notions about music? Share it with us.
  • Make sure to add the link to your post in the comments below.

My Musing:

One of my favourite artists is Nightwish, a symphonic rock band with amazing music. The track I wish to highlight this week is their The Crow, The Owl and the Dove which is full of emotion and power while not being over the top. I love the folksy aspect to a lot of their music, which couples nicely with the more modern sounds of hard rock.

The Crow, The Owl and the Dove is from the album Imaginaerum, of which I own the deluxe version on iTunes. The deluxe release includes instrumentals of each song – which are amazing in their own right – and I often listen just to these instrumentals.

L.A. Miles
www.Goodreads.com
Latest Book: The Stone Dragon

The Tuesday Tune music blog is brought to you by Lesley Miles at Lassie Memo

Tuesday Tune: 3rd June 2014

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The purpose of Tuesday Tune is to encourage the sharing and discovery of new music artists or styles. Anyone can join in – the more the merrier. Please do remember to link to your blog post so that others can see what you share.

To view Tuesday Tunes from previous weeks, please click here.

What to Do:

  • Choose a piece of music you’ve listened to in the past week and tell us what you like or don’t like about it.
  • Tell us what the last piece of music you listened to was and how you heard it (iPod, radio, in a shop etc.).
  • Tell us if you have bought any music in the last week, why you purchased it and in what format (digital or CD).
  • Do you have a musical reflection? Do you have any strong opinions or notions about music? Share it with us.
  • Make sure to add the link to your post in the comments below.

My Musing:

This week I’m a bit short of time, so I’ve put my itunes on random and I’m going to talk about the first song that played. Already Dead is from the visually amazing video game Red Dead Redemption. Not only are the visuals beautiful, but I was surprised at how well-crafted the score was. It reminds me very much of some of the classic western scores yet has a voice which is unique.

Already Dead is one of the most slow-paced songs from the soundtrack and, as the name suggests it might, has a rather sad sound. I find it quite relaxing though.

L.A. Miles
www.Goodreads.com
Latest Book: The Stone Dragon

The Tuesday Tune music blog is brought to you by Lesley Miles at Lassie Memo

Tuesday Tune: 27th May 2014

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Apologies for my tardiness, here is this week’s Tuesday Tune music blog.

The purpose of Tuesday Tune is to encourage the sharing and discovery of new music artists or styles. Anyone can join in – the more the merrier. Please do remember to link to your blog post so that others can see what you share.

To view Tuesday Tunes from previous weeks, please click here.

What to Do:

  • Choose a piece of music you’ve listened to in the past week and tell us what you like or don’t like about it.
  • Tell us what the last piece of music you listened to was and how you heard it (iPod, radio, in a shop etc.).
  • Tell us if you have bought any music in the last week, why you purchased it and in what format (digital or CD).
  • Do you have a musical reflection? Do you have any strong opinions or notions about music? Share it with us.
  • Make sure to add the link to your post in the comments below.

My Musing:

This week I am going to talk about the music I most recently purchased, which is the album entitled SkyWorld by Two Steps From Hell. Their music is always epic in its own way and considering that all of it is composed with the one goal of licensing for film trailer and TV use, this is not really surprising. Each track has a unique identity, varying from full-blown massive orchestral pieces with profound choir vocals to more experimental mixes of electronic sound effects combined with a selection of classical instruments like strings and brass.

I have to say that this is one of the purchases this year that I am most pleased with since there is such variety in the music itself and each composition takes your imagination on a journey. My favourites so far are Titan Dream, Blackheart and Blizzard. In addition, the track which easily sends shivers down my spine is Breathe, which has such a gently building climax with a feeling of growing power and beauty.

My overall favourite, if I was forced to pick just one track from the album, is Blackheart. Perhaps it’s the slightly celtic nuances that appeal to my Scottish heart or the lilting quality of the music. See what you think yourself by watching (or should I say listening to) the video below.

 

Find out more about SkyWorld on Two Steps From Hell’s website, iTunes or Amazon.

L.A. Miles
www.Goodreads.com
Latest Book: The Stone Dragon

The Tuesday Tune music blog is brought to you by Lesley Miles at Lassie Memo