Today’s Music Mondays post comes from New York-based rapper SOULANY.
SOULANY (pronounced Soul-an-eye) grew up on the streets of New York and combines some tight rhymes with inspirational words to express his message. His message is simple, raise awareness through inspirational music about the struggles in Tibet and around the world.
From his bio:
SOULANY brings to the table lyrics that express a pure and conscious view of the world around him from both a local and political standpoint. From topics about family to the ongoing conflict in Tibet, he uses his knowledge and understanding of familiar and foreign topics to give his listeners a fresh new perspective of the overall power of Hip Hop to be a voice of the people.
This week’s Music Monday’s post comes from Philadelphia’s Mindless Hope.
Mindless Hope are a killer 5 man, progressive instrumental metal band. Their first album is called Verbatim and this is the first cut.
An Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient analog computer that is thought to have calculated astronomical motions with incredible accuracy and precision considering it is 2100 years old. Modern science would not achieve similar mechanical precision until the late 14th century when clocks began to be built with similar precision.
Just like the ancient and mysterious Antikythera, this track’s constant meter and precision is a demonstration of total mastery. The guitar distortion is a perfect blend of low and high end rumble and it sounds like the chug of 50 steam engines combined with the wail of Joe Satriani’s evil children. Check it out below
If you’ve visited the iTunes store any time in the last six months you’ve probably ran across the chart topping artist Walter “Wally” De Backer aka Gotye. If he wasn’t “Somebody that you used to know” I’m sure you know him now.
What you might not have known is how Ableton Live plays a pivotal role in his bands live performance. In this video, from the Ableton website, he goes into details explaining how the software has enabled him to do more with his live performance.
This is one of the primary reasons I have settled with it as my primary tool. The reliability and sonic capabilities of the software speak for itself.