I must spend at least one or two hours a day listening to an extremely eclectic mix of music, from avant-garde contemporary classical pieces, to UK top 100 chart tracks (plus everything in between.)
I was extremely lucky to get piano lessons from a very young age, which I continued with until I was about 18. Whilst it was clear I would never be a great pianist (you have to actually practice for that!) the lessons did manage give me a solid grounding in basic musical theory and a real appreciation for a variety of musical forms!
Whilst I still noodle around on the piano and sing very occasionally, I am overshadowed by my partner and sister, who are both wonderful musicians and extremely talented in composition.
I thought I would write a quick post today sharing some of my sister's music, not just because she is my sister, but because her whole band has such an interesting and different sound!
"Nocturne" are a four piece alternative/indie band from London.
Their EP, Winter Came, has just been released and I genuinely can't seem to turn it off!
"'Winter Came' narrates emotional experiences of the seasons. Paracosm depicts the end of Autumn; the refusal to accept summer is over, and the escape inside to a warmer reality. Winter Came soundtracks the inevitable climactic winter, where home is numb, devoid of natural life and unrecognisable. Rosana sings of the struggle out of despairing hibernation and the will to find sunlight again. Tree portrays the first shoots of spring, a fiery response born from the cold, and In-Between chants the build up to an explosive summer."
Check out their latest music video below to hear for yourself!
Please do let me know what you think!
honest, I've been putting off writing it as I know it's going to ruffle a few feathers and generally provoke a difficult analysis of our industry.
The blogosphere I refer to in this deconstruction is a mostly female space. (There are many expressions of gender on the internet obviously, but the industry I experience is predominantly created by people who identify as women).
Again this is a Sunday Summation covering the past two weeks, as I must admit this whole series slightly slipped my mind last weekend... oops.
As you may be aware, back in June Des and I took part in The Clearing Project - a post-apocalyptic vision of the future set in the grounds of Compton Verney, a Stately home turned Art Gallery in rural Warwickshire.