Steven Wilson’s newest album To The Bone came out a few days ago. It’s a fantastic record and a slight departure from his past work, driven more by pop and soft rock than by hard rock. Each song is a unique experience, with almost perfect composition and progression.
I’ve had RARE, the newest album by Hundredth, on repeat for the past two days. In a departure from their previous metalcore style, RARE is a collection of ethereal shoegaze that is stunningly beautiful.
Planetarium by James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, and Nico Muhly came out a few days ago and it is everything I expected it to be: beautiful, awe-inspiring, and wonderful.
The Contortionist released the first single “Reimagined” from their new album Clairvoyant a few days ago. The song is beautiful and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since it came out. This single carries over the style they developed on 2014’s Language, which is one of my favorite albums. I can’t wait for the auditory bliss Clairvoyant will (hopefully) bring.
I was introduced to this incredible band from Melbourne by a YouTube recommended video suggestion. They’re the most fun, innovative, and creative rock band I’ve heard in a while.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Skyharbor the past few days. Something about their music appeals to my current state of mind.
I’m super excited for their new album.
I’d been toying with the idea of buying a seven string guitar for some time now. Most of the bands I listen to (TesseracT, Periphery, Skyharbor, etc.) all use seven string guitars, and it would be awesome to be able to play some of their songs. Plus I feel reasonably comfortable playing a six string guitar. Minus solos. So last week I walked into Guitar Center and bought a Jackson seven string guitar.
I’m super happy with my new guitar – it sounds incredible, is very comfortable to play, and it looks beautiful.
I’ve currently tuned the seven string to BEADEAD so I can play songs from Polaris by TesseracT. I found a guitar transcription for the entire album and am very slowly working through Messenger and Tourniquet. TesseracT songs are quite challenging to play on the guitar, but the feeling of playing songs by your favorite band is sublime.