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Gyr’s Music Quest No.4

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these.  I’ve discovered that I don’t always have the time to write these on a regular basis, so consider my posting schedule to be “sporadic” instead of “weekly” from now on.

For this installment, let’s have a change of pace:  something classical/orchestral.


Gyr’s Music Quest, Entry #3

I guess I forgot to post something the last… two weeks?!  Oh I didn’t realize…  Oops!  Anyway, here’s a cool song:

Basically, this is the best thing I’ve heard on SoundCloud in a while.  Just a simple, groovy, house track, nothing more than that, except there’s something that I just find so infectious.  Upbeat, yet somewhat thoughtful, with some stutter-y samples and a straight four-on-the-floor-beat.

Obligatory Questions:

What did you think?

What does this track remind you of?

What have you been listening to lately?

Gyr’s Music Quest #

Sometimes, on a journey, we don’t just discover new things, we discover new things about things with which we were already familiar…

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Gyr’s Music Quest

The sun is sinking behind the horizon and the sky is getting dark.  The first stars are beginning to appear in the sky.  I have been travelling all day and am looking for a new place to recharge.  I hear a a faint drumbeat in the distance.  As I get closer, it gets louder, and I see flashing lights in the distance.  I can hear the guitar…

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New Music Thingy with Gyr!

It seems to me that there has been a lot more activity and posts here in the past week or so than I’ve been used to/noticed before.  Well, I figured, what the heck, I’ll join in.  Since I’ve recently gotten into Soundcloud and started to do good bit of musical exploration, I figured I should do a music thingy.  This will be an inaugural post and I’ll probably pick a specific day of the week later on which to regularly post this.

I’m not sure what the format will be, but I guess for now, I’ll just post a song and give a little background info.

This is my second-favorite song by my [current] favorite band, St. Lucia.  St. Lucia is the project of Jean-Philip Grobler, a musician from South Africa who is based in Brooklyn.  The genre is electropop or synthpop, which originated in the 1980s, inspired by the genres rock, pop, disco, electronic, new wave, krautrock and featured the synthesizer.  Probably the two most recognizable groups from this time would be Depeche Mode and Duran Duran.  Modern synthpop groups like St. Lucia take these 80s-era styles and combine them with recent electronic and pop elements to create a clean, clear, nostalgic, and beautiful soundscape one can easily lose themselves in.

I guess follow-up questions would be a good thing to add.

What do you think of this track?  Would you listen to more like it?  Why/Why not?  What other songs does this one remind you of?  And if you feel so inclined as to share, what have you been listening to this past week?

I guess that does it.  Next week this’ll be a little neater.

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