Posts Tagged ‘Whispered’

Hello there inmates!

I’m having a rather adequate week, I’m glad you asked! How have you all been? I hope you’ve all been working hard and playing harder. The weather on our little island has been a little bit bi-polar so far. We had a pretty major storm here that has caused some inconvenience to various homeowners and outdoor workers. I’m not a huge fan of the rain you see, though I must admit thunder storms are rather amazing to watch from indoors. However, the very next day it’s right back to boiling hot sun! Grr! Oh yea, the writing has been rather uplifting this week. I’ve had some wonderful comments that have made me feel really nice and warm inside.

So, let’s talk music eh? Did anybody get the clue for todays musical theme? Well, let me tell you what it is. I’m sure the suspense has been killing you. No? Well, that’s alright! The theme for todays music is combat! Yep, swords striking against one another, the swoosh of martial arts attacks and the thundering pound of artillery fire. War, physical prowess and military history are extremely dense and powerful areas for inspiration when it comes to music. We all have witnessed warfare and fighting, whether it be regrettably in person, or on the silver screen. Powerful emotions run through these things like pulsing veins. Anger, sorrow and pain are prime examples of this. Combat is, unfortunately so, a very human exercise. So, would you like to hear the artist I’ve chosen to demonstrate my little spiel here? Well, I’m only too happy to oblige.

Join me as we delve into the minds of martial artists the world over! (See what I did there?)

Whispered – Dead Cold Inside
https://www.whisperedband.com/

Sabaton – Fields Of Verdun
https://www.sabaton.net/

Forlorn Hope – Vive l’empereur
https://forlornhope.uk/home

Port Sulphur Band – Bullet’s Lullaby
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdH8YP4UmTlnBNS3Zs6HlQQ

Olivier Adams- Mortal Kombat
https://www.facebook.com/olivier.adams

And there we have it for another week. What did you think of all of those? I actually struggled to find songs I liked in many different genres for this theme. Could anybody suggest any songs/artists from some other genres, I’d be very interested to hear them! I hope that you all give these artists a look, they all deserve the exposure in my opinion. That last one was a bit of a joke choice, but it is still very much combat-oriented. Give them all some love eh?

Well, I ought to include some social media stuff in case anybody is curious. The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account over on Instagram and an account on Twitter. Come and like me over there to see clues for my poems ahead of time! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-Fi page! Thank you for everything!

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

Having a good week there my friends? Keeping your hands clean I hope. I’m glad to hear that. It’s been a reasonably eventful week here at the asylum. I’ve been in the really irritating process of getting new identification documents. I won’t go into specifics, but it involves getting new photos taken and filling out forms. Always a drag but I suppose that’s modern living eh? On a slightly more positive note, I have received my first jab for COVID today. I barely felt it at the time, but my arm felt slightly more sore as the day has gone on. Here’s hoping for no side effects and suitable protection!

Enough about me though, you’re here for music aren’t you? Well, I decided to go for a more straight forward theme for todays music. Instead of esoteric and fluffy subjects like love and happiness, I’ve gone for something much more “flesh and blood” today. So, for those who haven’t seen the clue on social media, I’ll spill the beans. The theme for todays music is Japan.

Oh yes, that fantastical land of the rising sun! It’s a place that I’ve personally not yet visited and I have to admit it’s likely to be at the top of the bucket list that I just decided I have. So much media from this proud nation has inspired me (and others of course), from countless video game franchises to anime. From the traditional artwork and history of this old country, to the various art styles of manga. Japan has inspired many artists all over the world I’m sure. Not only in subject matter, but also in style. I’ve even known some Scandinavian metal bands who have taken to using some traditional Japanese instruments and instrumentation in their songs. I’m going to attempt to have the majority of songs today be from actual Japanese artists as well, but I may include an abroad artist… Let’s see what we get today eh?

Arigato gozaimasu!

Join me as we delve into the musical minds of eastern artists the world over!

Gackt – Returner
https://gackt.com/

Babymetal – Da Da Dance
https://www.babymetal.com/en/

ONE OK ROCK – Clock Strikes
https://www.oneokrock.com/

Sayuri – Mikazuki
https://www.sayuri-official.com/

Whispered – Strike!
https://www.whisperedband.com/

And there we have it!

See? I wasn’t joking about that Scandinavian band! That aside, I hope you enjoy some of these choices and check them out as well. I wish I could have included more music forms, such as Taiko or Koto, but this list would go on forever if I threw out every band from Japan I could think of. I also don’t really know any artists in particular who focus on traditional oriental music. So again, I urge you to check out all of these artists. It would be nice if they could receive more recognition outside of Japan.

So, let’s throw out some social media spiel! The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account on Instagram and an account on Twitter. I always forget to mention it, but there’s a page up the top that includes all of my social media links, including deviantART. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-Fi page. Thanks for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Good day my fellow inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a nice day. I think I jinxed it last week when I was praising the wonderful weather that we’ve been having here in the UK. The weather for most of this week has been rather lousy. Lots of rain and a fair amount of heavy winds as well. The only saving grace really is the fact that I don’t have to go out at all right now, with quarantine still being in effect. It has created something of a nice ambience for writing I must admit. A sense of chrysalism, if you will. All we need is some thunder and lightning now!

Things are, once again, running at a steady rate here at the asylum. The ideas fall into my lap as readily as the rain outside. I’ve been having a wonderful time, I must confess. I also would like to extend a massive “thank you!” to all of the new inmates of the blog, the loyal inmates who’ve followed me for a long time and lastly, the wonderful people who take the time to write such lovely comments on my poems. It truly means the world to me. Thank you once again!

So, it’s time for the next edition of the Harlequins writing music. Unlike last week, this is going to be a ‘traditional’ edition, meaning that I shall be presenting five separate artist, rather than focussing on just the one. Variety is the spice of life, or something like that…

Join me as we delve into the musical minds of ‘fantabulous’ artists the world over!

Teflon Sega – Lonely And Free
https://www.facebook.com/teflonsega/

Falling In Reverse – The Drug In me Is You
http://fallinginreverse.com/

The 69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
http://69eyes.com/

Whispered – Dead Cold Inside
https://www.whisperedband.com/

Jay Ray – The Great Art Of Living
https://www.facebook.com/jayrayfinland/

So there we have it for another iteration of the Harlequins writing music!

I suppose that’s a bit of an alternative cluster bomb of music artists this week eh? I hope you all give at least some of these artists a gander, I genuinely feel they all deserve the recognition. Let me know what you think, if you’d be so kind?

If you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-Fi page! Thanks for all the support!

Until next weeks edition, have a very crazy day inmates!