Sketch Weekly #20: Verbaroscines

VerbarOscines

Verbaroscines – n.
Singing birds a group of the Passeres having numerous syringeal muscles conferring musical ability

Verbaroscines – n.
Singing birds a group of the Passeres having numerous syringeal muscles conferring musical ability

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Sketch Weekly #19: Hospitalise

Hospitalise

Hospitalise – v.
Admit or cause (someone) to be admitted to hospital for treatment.

Hospitalise – v
Admit or cause (someone) to be admitted to hospital for treatment.

Just a quick one this week as I left to go on a road trip to visit my grilfriend on Friday and only came back this evening (which is why this is a bit late and scrawled onto a piece of paper I had lying around).

So excuse the roughness and you can expect a cleaner sketch this Thursday!

How to get Lost in Space without leaving home! (Music Review!)

We started with Jack White’s lyric heavy album, we then moved to the slightly lyrical EDM of Mat Zo, now finally this week, we make the move to an entirely lyric-less album:

Lost in Space – Pyramid

Released in 2011 as the French producer’s debut album, Lost in Space is an interesting to say the least. From the initial listen through, one can’t help but feel that this album would be at home as the sound track to a sci-fi game straight out of the eighties. Each song blends well with their electronic beats, however, still remain distinct enough to not feel repetitive. So let’s jump into a couple of the stand out songs from the record:

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Sketch Weekly #18: Interplace

Interplace

Interplace – v.
To place between or among: insert

Interplace – v.
To place between or among :  insert

Actually didn’t have to rush to finish this one before my scheduled post time! (Well technically “Sketch Weekly”s go up Thursday, but eh). Also just realised I’ve been doing this for 18 weeks, doesn’t feel like it’s been that long.

Thanks for your regular stopping by, see you next week!

5 Reasons Mat Zo should be on all your playlists!

Released In 2013, Damage Control was the debut album of British producer, Mat Zo. And my god, what a debut! Broadly looking, Damage Control appears to be an electronic dance album, however, when you look a little deeper, it’s clear that it really is a synthesis of many genres. Covering styles such as trance, progressive house and even including Middle Eastern undertones to a number of the tracks, Mat Zo has pushed the bounds of what should be expected from EDM as a genre.

Two years on, this album is still consistently making its way onto my playlists, but why is it such a memorable and enjoyable record? Let me take you on a journey through a couple of the standout songs, and hopefully you’ll be able to answer that question yourself.

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Why You Should Be Listening to Jack White: Blunderbuss Right Now!

During my early adolescence, The White Stripes were one of my favourite bands; and whilst most people know them for their big hits like “Seven Nation Army” and “The Hardest Button to Button”, my favourites were “Hotel Yorba” and “Blue Orchid”.

Sadly, Jack and Meg have disbanded since then. However, to my joy, Jack White has continued to pursue his solo music career leading us to the Album of the Week: Blunderbuss – Jack White

Released in 2012, Blunderbuss has a distinct blues/indie/folk rock sound. It’s this style that I find sets it apart from many other modern rock albums, especially with its genre diversity. There are some amazing pieces to be found in this 13 track record, however, I did find a few to be quite lacking.

So here are my views on a select number of songs from this worthy album:

(And don’t forget, if you have any other album recommendations for reviewing, post them in a comment at the end!)

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