No more delays this time! Music Saturday is properly back on track ya’ll. Now this week’s music is quite unexpected in a way. Mike Oldfield’s released a new record in the vain of his old work, I met the awesome people at Unison Aura and listened to their brilliant album Fantasy Stream, and randomly stumbled upon Deezer’s recommendations for some really interesting tracks.
And as always, wonderful recommendations, and I really like the fact that this week’s recommendations are incredibly varied. So let’s get right into it!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: The Following songs aren’t part of the Spotify playlist, because they’re not available:
1 – Return To Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
2 – Ana Ne Olursun by Tuvana Türkay )
1 – Mike Oldfield – Return To Ommadawn
41 Minutes of pure excellence! The original Ommadawn is one of the my all time musical pieces, and probably my favorite piece from Mike Oldfield himself. I never knew that he was working on a new record titled “Return To Ommadawn” and it’ll have the same atmospherics and feel, even though he did announce it sometime in 2016. It’s very much like the old Mike Oldfield music, lengthy, moving, connected, and progressive. It’s spectacular in every sense!
Sadly it’s not available in YouTube, or any other streming services. You can only buy it directly from sites like Amazon and stores like iTunes.
2 – Exxasens – Your Dreams Are My Dreams (From Back To Earth album)
Mix dreamy, intense, and harsh. You’ll get Your Dreams Are My Dreams. It’s an incredible post rock track from a band I knew just recently. The song is structured into a lot of different focused sections, be it focused on guitar riffs and keyboard synths, or a soothing piano tune, and that’s what makes it really engaging, it’s so varied in it’s content, yet it manages to sustain the same atmosphere.
3 – Unison Aura – Level Up (From Fantasy Stream album)
Now this one’s intense! Our friends at Unison Aura have composed such an amazing track. While I was listening to the album, and flowing through it’s fantastical music, I was not expecting such a synth driven track at all. Imagine my surprise when this track kicked in! Just hearing those very first synth with the background ambient, and subtle drum kicks, I knew I was in for a treat, and I was not disappointed at all! Level Up is a track that proves change of pace is nice, and it can be a turning point for any kind of experience. I love the entire album, I loved it so much to the point where I’m planning to write an entire blog post about it. But this track in specific just made the entire thing for me. Maybe because I’m obsessed with synths, I don’t know, but I genuinely loved it so much. It’s progressive and classical approach was stellar!
Please consider supporting Unison Aura by buying their album. It’s a spectacular album!
4 – Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (From Instinct album)
This is a pretty danceable syntpop track, despite it’s often gloomy and mystical elements. It’s thoroughly enjoyable, and I think I mainly liked it because of it’s outrageous sudden change mid way through! It literally just changes to this more approachable melody and vibe. It’s a pretty chill track, and I loved it.
5 – Front 242 – Headhunter V3.0 (From Front By Front album)
Forget you ever knew anything about Industrial Dance music, because this is a sneaky one! It’s such a strong song, mixing both aspects from Dance and Industrial music. With three different version of the same songs, V3.0 is the one that stuck with me. There’s something about it’s drums that appeals to me. Also since I’m not a big fan of the vocals or the lyrics in the song (Even though it wouldn’t work without them, it’s pretty contextual) so I liked that V3.0’s vocals were lower than the other versions. This is a pretty wild track, both in execution and sound, and I’m in love with it. So let’s go and CATCH DA MAN!