yesterday, music is art officially became one year old.its amazing to go back inside the archives and see where it all began. from my crazy all over the place designs, ramblings of words to the chaotic uses of different playlists… these multi-colored levels of my mind played out like my own personal music and art journal.
my sincere apologies for the delay of new posts, as there are so many exciting things to come including a new domain, site revamp and especially designed merchandise. also to mention some wonderful interviews and meaningful features with some of my favorite people have been in the works and will proudly be showcased soon.
with all my heart, id like to send out a very special thankyou to the friends, contributors, artists and readers who have supported this lil music blog over the past 12 months. thankyou kindly for your complimentary words and for allowing me this avenue to create out and share these hidden puzzle pieces of myself; it truly means everything.
art by sophie varela
although a repeat for some, without a doubt during the past year, the most memorable musicians that made me feel alive, always inspired and lost in my headphones are…
diane cluck made me realize how beautiful simplicity can be. the way the sound of a gentle voice along with an acoustic guitar can blend so quietly making a listener believe as if they are dreaming in an entirely natural way.
my brightest diamond topped the list as my favorite artist of 2006. her album “bring me the workhorse” brought on an entire level of darkness and light, making me realize that yes… there still are amazing women out there in this world that project elegance and class.
ms john soda easily became my special secret from the berlin label morr music. stephanie bohm’s beautiful vocals surrounded every single tiny instrumental detail like a soft lullaby. all their albums spent many hours keeping me relaxed and entertained.
the veils debut was something that triggered a calming reflection of chaos and self discovery. as finn andrews matured another year and gave in again to their second album, the veils became like a spiritual release, a sense of letting every single void fall away.
bonobo is truly one of the greatest collaborators of the label ninja tune. living on a completely different level than most of his peers, simon green shares a lush vulnerability full of slow and genre bending, rich textured vibrancy. in other words, pure perfection.
lisa papineau is someone who i just really admire not just as a musician but as a human being. coming from the past with her band pet, evolving into big sir and projecting into her lil side projects made me truly proud of everything that she’s ever been apart of.
worm is green was found by searching for new artists at the lovely lyrics site always on the run. as i stumbled upon the beautiful scenic cover art of their debut album automagic, i knew that i had found something special. music that easily takes you away to a foreign land.
antony & the johnsons broke my heart and then put it back together. something about listening to lyrics that sincerely declared of how painful these feelings of being alone and unsure gave a true clarification that tragedy can only lead to strength and beauty.
radiohead will forever be apart of my life. the artwork of thom yorke’s the eraser was enough to keep me satisfied but radiohead’s recent live recordings of whats to come truly reminded me just how lucky we are to have such amazing music in our lives.