Disclaimer: You May Find a Broken Link

So, there USED to be freenapster.com, and it USED to provide access to almost any artist's music. It was pretty awesome, and I linked ~90% of this blog's recommendations to that site. Now, apparently, Free Napster is no more. Booooooo.

It will be a long, on-going task of mine to redirect the links to somewhere you can hear the music, but in the meantime, if you click on a link that brings you to Napster where it asks you to sign in:
1) Be angry at them, for disrupting your chance to enjoy a good song
2) Google the song and still check it out, because it's awesome

If you have another source I should be using, please don't hesitate to send it my way. Email me for that, and any music recommendations, at tracy@groundwm.com. Thanks!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Recommended Song of the Day w/Thoughts

12/13/08: Gun, by Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini caught me by surprise. I found her while raiding a friend's "favorite music" section and am impressed by the force of her music. Her voice has enough power and emotion to carry you with her wherever she's going, and she knowingly uses that. Her music paints a basic yet entrancing backbone that allows her voice, with a kind of quiet strength, to completely pull you in as she pilots the mood.

“Gun,” the first song on her myspace page, roped me in. The beat makes me feel like a prisoner walking into breakfast on the morning I finally execute my well-crafted escape plan. Mixed with anticipation, fear, and badass-ness, the story she crafts is brutal.

Exploring more of her songs I stumbled across “Jungle Drum” and “Hold Heart;” two of the many worthy tracks on her inspiring Me and Armini. Jungle, an up-beat, Johnny Cash styled tune about the crazy energy that engulfs you with a new love, has Torrini scatting heart beats with a ferocity that doesn’t go unnoticed. “Hold Heart” is almost uncomfortably relatable, as she walks you through an internal conversation of motivation, trying to stabilize herself in the presence of a lost love. It’s another example of how Emiliana Torrini’s music seeps in and dictates your pulse, as she unexpectedly takes full reigns of your senses. But trust me, you'll want her to. #####

Tracy :)


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