Music Review : Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress (2015, Constellation)
Music Review : Deafheaven – New Bermuda (2015, Anti-)
It was not until last year that I discovered Deafheaven’s sophomore album Sunbather and their mix of my favorite genre in music black metal with a genre I’m not that connoisseur of, shoegaze. It was around October that I immersed myself in songs like ‘’The Pecan Tree’’ and ‘’Dream House’’. I gave them a somewhat high score but not the highest I ever gave to a new album. Why?
Crumb (Terry Zwigoff, 1994)
An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.
Back in my CEGEP years (equivalent of College) I had access to a huge library of comic books. Sometimes I would read comics that I never heard of or read about. When I got into Robert Crumb’s it was a revelation and a schock to me. His irreverent humor, social satire, and explicit sexual material (believe me for a seventeen year old it was something) left a permanent mark in my memory.
Music Review : Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect (2015, Island Records)
Stuck in the 80’s since his debut in music, Brandon Flowers who’s also the lead singer of dream pop, alt rock, post-punk band The Killers, who released two of the best albums of the 2000’s Hot Fuss and Sam’s Town. While Flowers with his first solo album, Flamingo has digged more into his influences and use the easy hooks and 1980’s pop populate his album.
Music Review : Tsjuder – Antiliv (2015, Season Of Mist)
In this era of saturated genre albums, especially a genre where evolution or departure from the original guidelines is often quickly discarded. In the black metal genre, many good records are released each year. However, a few are or are potentially labeled as great.
Music Review : Obsequiae – Aria of Vernal Tombs (2015, 20 Buck Spin)
Released in June this year, the second album of Obsequiae, Aria of Vernal Tombs, is a rich metal album that blends medieval music without being folk, viking, or out there too much. The parallel with Ophtalamia and early Ulver albums is quite obvious for a black metal fan. But for the common metal enthusiast, Obsequiae is a different offering in the sounds and blend of music and textures.
1000th Post : Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Myself and Let the Words Do the Talking
Over the time, the reviews, the blogathons, the posts, the comments, and the stats my main blog Le Mot du Cinephiliaque has evolved as my escape from my everyday life. At first, it was a place that helped to write about my passion for films. Then, my obsession with lists, tops, and blogging has become my main motivation.
When I started, I wanted to be the cool kid with the most popular blog, to win Lammies, have more and more traffic, and more followers, etc. But that vanished and I discovered that I am the blogger that I am. Which is pretty much like myself; I like to know everyone but I don’t need to be friends with everyone. I like to have close friends that I will treat with respect and love. There are a few of those blogging friends that stick around and I’m sure they’ll recognize themselves when reading those lines.