I had originally intended to do a review of “Valtari”, the newest album by the Icelandic foursome, Sigur Ros (pronounced See Gore Rose). Instead, I decided to do an overview of the genre of music some say they helped create. Post-rock is the name commonly attributed to what they do. A coined term like grunge or alt country. Many “post-rock” bands are less than enthused about being categorized under that label, much less at all. I can completely understand that, but still, it has to be called something, I guess, and that’s what got thrown at the wall and stuck. Continue reading
Electronic music pioneer Robert Moog received the honor of having a Google Doodle created in celebration of his 78th birthday. We could talk about the gear he created and the music he made and inspired, but you should read up on that after you mess with this synthesizer. Mess with the filter and oscillator knobs, and record your own jam. Enjoy it here!
After playing with the Moog Google Doodle (Moogle?), you can read more about the man, here.
Silly Amazon. There you go again, giving away stuff again. Granted, this is digital stuff, and therefore may not actually exist, but it’s definitely free.
Go here and follow the instructions (hint: you must have a facebook account). Share your current favorite song and redeem your free MP3 credits.
You must redeem the credits by 11:59pm PST May 24th 2012. Blast, there had to be a catch.