Dienstag, 30. Dezember 2014

carmina charm #8

Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony? 

- Leonardo DaVinci

It's harmony that your soul and mind embraces again when listening to music. As sound surrounds you, only some melodies firmly resonate with you, get an immediate emotional response - whilst their approach is a smooth and soft one, whilst they slowly, carefully but steadily cling to you, these melodies eventually grab you with an intensity and force that overwhelms, that fully absorbs and stirs. It's these very melodies that are in chime with your mind and soul, it's music that leaves an imprint on your being and mesmerizes ... music that charms

XVII. Belly Of A Beast 

The liverpool born and london based singer/songwriter is a welcome guest on carpe carmina: his poetic and dreamful lyrical musings, his expressively soothing and warmly raucous vocals resonate with many, first and foremost with those who feel at home with creative and scenic, mature and mellow music mindful of buoyant vibrancy and blissful harmonies

Donnerstag, 25. Dezember 2014

Christmas giveaway & riddle fun: Wullae Wright - The Orange Line

Artwork by Wullae Wright

Christmas is here, bringing good cheer - and carpe carmina raises the christmas spirit gleefully by putting on its first giveaway. It's with deep-felt gratitude towards scottish singer/songwriter Wullae Wright that this novum on carpe carmina comes upon its audience -  however, it does so with a little twist. In order to receive a digital copy of 'The Orange Line' (2013) for free the inclined reader and listener needs to prove himself 'worthy', i. e. he/she has to solve a lyric puzzle. 7 songs of the artist's repertoire have been chosen, 5 from 'The Orange Line' (2013), 2 from previous albums/EPs, and ought to be lyrically complemented. In the right order, the marked letters reveal the answer that is required to win 1 out of 3 digital copies of 'The Orange Line' (2013). 

Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014

EP review: No One Sun - Bogota. An exciting, energetic and harmoniously rich compositional successor to the indie rock outfit's glowing debut record

It has been in late 2014 that the sun rose relentlessly for an aspiring, determined british band and approached its zenith, after the artists released two records rich in haunting harmonies and electrifying atmosphere, insistently gleaming with energy and potential for what was yet to come still, however with no setting (of the sun) in sight. It has been in 2014 also that carpe carmina was part of said band's promising musical ascent and joined No One Sun in celebration of their gig in camden. Back then 'Heads And Volleys' has been presented as a new composition, described on this very blog as one that 'captured due to rising vocals, fascinating instrumental dynamics and infectious, yet smoothly alluring melodic patterns.'. Months later 'Bogota' (EP), the rock-pop performers' second release, saw the day of light, radiating ardent and soulful music, and some time should pass yet again, for it to grace the front of carpe carmina. Now, the moment has finally come that we shall not longer hesitate but be absorbed in the bright and powerful luminiscence of dashing and dynamic indie anthems ...

Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2014

Merry musical magic - soulful and subtle songs to enrich tranquil and festive days

It's the festive season, the season of shining lights and candle haze, of christmas carols and warm thoughts in the cold, of gingerbread smell imbuing the air, of snowy glamour glinting heavenly - and it's the season of ambient, heart-warming and encouraging music soaring peacefully whilst pleasing its listeners ears and soul. Music to unwind and to savour the moment. Now make yourself at home, seat yourself with a cup of hot chocolate or aromatic tea and indulge in pensive narrations and delightful harmonies ... 

The Manchester based singer/songwriter proves artistical aptitude in merging vividly beating instrumental verve and breezy, sentimental tonal tenderness once moreDreamfully floating and placid melodies command 'Time With You' as appolonian, bracing acoustic guitar bliss blossoms and is later on complemented by dulcet piano levity and vibrant chimes zest. Liam McClair's warm and mellifluous voice breathing emotion and romantic vows with charming candor, creates an emotionally enticing listening atmosphere the audience all too readily falls for. This is a song not only to spent time with, but to savour heartily