Swollen Members – Blackout

August 28, 2009

Swollen Members, an underground hip-hop/rap group from Vancouver, Canada, have been releasing dark and brooding music for 10 years now. Each of their albums has won best Rap recording at the Canadian Juno awards, and they are definitely the most successful Canadian rap outfit. With lyrics that incorporate references to mythology and dexterous wordplay, Swollen Members is definitely worth checking out, even for those who don’t normally enjoy rap/hip-hop.

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Mons – Dancing in the Light (Doreen’s Theme)

August 9, 2009

Mons – Dancing in the Light (Doreen’s Theme) When I announced that I would write a theme song for the winner of my Unnamed Melody Contest, I was intending to do a short, simple and memorable fanfare like the opening of the Superman Theme.  Sometimes I get carried away with my music though, and so [...]

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Loreena McKennitt – Dante’s Prayer

July 24, 2009

Today’s MSMOTD Loreena McKennitt – Dante’s Prayer Ok, this MSMOTD is something special.  Loreena McKennitt has probably had the most significant musical influence on my life of any artist.  It’s doubly special because she’s actually from my area.. One of the few Winnipeg artists who’ve made it internationally (A few others being Chantal Kreviazuk, The [...]

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