- Vancouver, British Columbia - I'm sorry I took a couple of months off of the indie picks, I just felt that I needed to focus my writing elsewhere, but I'm back with a new batch of great albums by independent artists. I am starting to feel that this series needs a break though because I'm not feeling the creative excitement for it like I used to. I will probably revisit it when I feel inspired to do so, but for music articles, I have a couple of other exciting projects that I've been working on for some time. Next month will mark the anniversary and I will do a special one and leave it at that for a little while.
Music Reviews and Commentary
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - Paul White’s music is the craziest, most eclectic mish mash you may have ever heard, and I hope that you get a chance to sample it. There’s such an amazing diversity of music between the two LP’s I had heard previously, but White’s great strength is somehow managing to maintain a consistent sound. The Strange Dreams of Paul White (2009) seemed to pull influence from random sampling, strung out with glitchy electronic beats and sensually smooth sonic landscapes. Paul White & The Purple Brain (2010) incorporated a lot of world music into its psychedelic weave, but White’s stunning production linked the songs together into an amazing tapestry. His numerous EP and single releases continue to take his music in new and different directions, as no genre is safe. But still, his sound is unmistakable.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - I think I'm running out of things to say in these introductions, but that's okay, I just like hearing myself talk... or seeing myself write. One of those. This month, my indie picks are quite diverse, both in musicality and in how much the music means to me. There are some I've had in my collection for a number of years and have come to cherish, a couple that I've had for a little while, and one that I literally just got a couple of weeks ago through chance. I want to take this opportunity to share these with you so you can find music that you'll love and be able to support some talented musicians while you're at it.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - I actually seem to be keeping up with these indie pick reviews. I've enjoyed writing them so it seems to be in everyone's benefit. I hope that if you've been keeping up with these that you've been checking out some of the bands that have a sound that interests you. I know that some of the artists have appreciated the exposure that this has brought, even if it is just a little bit.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - If you missed it last month, my indie picks for the month will be artists that are relatively unknown and promote their music independently, for the most part. I'm not here to cover mainstream acts, but just want to share some albums that you may not have heard of that I really enjoy. I got a fairly positive response from some of the artists last month and it always feels great to get even a little bit of feedback from them. That's one of the aspects of independent music that I like so much, especially in the age of the internet. I like that I can connect with artists to some extent and hopefully gain them a few new fans.