Wird mal wieder Zeit für Musik und einen #songoftheweek. Über Arcade Fire hatte ich vor langer Zeit auf Facebook im Rahmen von 7 Days — 7 Songs schon mal geschrieben und damals hatte ich den Song “Afterlife” (2013) empfohlen. Auch diesmal beschäftigt sich Arcade Fire wieder mit dem Tod, allerdings geht es in “Creature Comfort” nicht um das, was danach kommt, sondern um Depressionen und Suizid. Irgendwie aber doch ein durchgängiges Thema dieser Band, wie die Lyrics verlauten lassen:
Only recently I noticed by chance I have been scrobbling for more than 10 years now. The verb “to scrobble” means submitting the name and artist of songs you are listening to to the last.fm web service, which was originally started as a research project for music recommendations called Audioscrobbler. I joined the site in August 2006 and they have been collecting all the tracks I listened to in their database ever since.
Moby is one of the most famous DJs and producers. He is mostly known for his tracks in electronic music in the genres of techno, downtempo, or trip-hop. Earlier this year, however, he released an entire album as free download in the ambient style. No vocals or bass line, just calm music for relaxing. Put in his own words, this is for “when i do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic”.
In August this year, John Murphy released his Anonymous Rejected Filmscore. A soundtrack that was rejected and actually never used for the film it was written for. Nevertheless, these tracks found their way to their own album years later. John Murphy wrote about the release:
‘Ano’ is the soundtrack album based on a film score I had thrown out five or six years ago. And even though the score hit the cutting room floor, I always felt it was one of my better, more original efforts. In my head it became the ‘lost score’. The score without a film.