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Thursday Album(s) - Noah's Arkweld
I'm going to attempt to limit my CD selections to released in 09 for my Thursday album A Year In Music thinger. The speed with which I am grabbing music from the library is tarnishing my initial point, which was to experience new work and figure out what music I do like. The rest is just rounding out my music collection with awesome stuff found through this experiment.

Hopefully this will focus it more and make the whole thing better for me.. and hopefully annoy the rest of you less as it'll will hopefully reduce the manic, childish glee I've been running around with the last few days. I sense vague annoyance from some of you and from myself about all this.

Today's music.
Artist: Noah's Arkweld [iTunes]
Album: Names for Shapes That Don't Exist
Genre: Alternative
Release date: Jan 15th, 2009

I found this via iTunes' new release list [iTunes link] which after figuring out how to filter the list is kind of nice. I will likely use this more as the closest record store is Best Buy and.. uh. No. Not going there for music. With iTunes, I can at least pretend the artists will get more money for my instant gratification than from a big box.
    Impressions:
  • The songs are awfully short. I rather like, though, how efficient they are at delivering a message or mood or tone.
  • I appreciate the touches of electronic synthesis in there.
  • I'm also a sucker for cellos or string instruments in general. Minor key is my crack with music.
  • "Reach Out" surprised me when the female vocalist kicked in; rather strong and loud.
  • Tagged four songs for further listening.

I'm not sure I'll be on edge waiting for anything else from this band. Generic alternative. Meh? A few of the songs are interesting with their addition of synthesizers for rhythm in some cases but the bulk of the album is straightforward acoustic guitar and light vocals.

Favorite lyrics: The day I quite coffee, I quit my life.

I think last week's band affected my expectations. I want everything to be as strange as The Books because I frickin' loved that album, but it is exceedingly difficult to find more like them; this is especially true as iTunes hasn't the greatest granularity in their filters. And I'm new at this.

I also purchased Company of Thieves today. Both albums were super cheap. I'll get to that later today.

Tags:
Current Mood: melancholy down
Current Music: Noah's Arkweld - Life I Lost Somewhere

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nidea From: nidea Date: January 15th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
with CDBaby, the artists get a lot more of what you pay.
http://cdbaby.com/about
abmann From: abmann Date: January 15th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
True. however, it's really spotty which of the artists offer MP3 versions of their albums. :/
nidea From: nidea Date: January 15th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep. :(

I'm still grooving on internet radio (and WORT) and Pandora lately. I'm not sure how much music I really need to own. I used to get lots of music cravings, but not so much lately -- I'm more satisfied with "whatever", which is kind of weird compared to how passionate and particular I used to be about music. I used to think that "liking the same music" was a very important quality of a dating partner.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 15th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good ol' CDBaby! I rely on it too often to begin with since some of the stuff I look for is too obscure for iTunes and emusic.
hawksley From: hawksley Date: January 15th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
things you should check out in addition to your things you're buying:

http://www.last.fm/music/Fleet+Foxes
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Tear+Garden
http://www.last.fm/music/Bonnie+%27Prince%27+Billy
http://www.last.fm/music/Deerhunter
http://www.last.fm/music/Tom+Waits/Nighthawks+at+the+Diner
http://www.last.fm/music/Jens+Lekman

i am just hitting shuffle on my itunes. first six things that came up. maybe you haven't heard them.

GOOD LUCK, FELLOW MUSIC ADVENTURER.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 23rd, 2009 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)

lyrics

just bought the album on itunes too (found your site while googleing it). i like it, but it's all over the place, which i guess can be a good thing. I like the lyric you mentioned too but its "I quit coffee the day i quit my life"
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