In spite of what the gentle first minute might indicate, don’t expect an easy ride here. This song is killing it – it’s an all-out assault on all frequencies, with an emphasis on the bass. It takes a while until take-off, but that’s how you roll when you want to bust the 10-minute “psychological threshold”: you take your time mixing everything in and you heat it slowly so that the listener doesn’t realize their eardrums are boiling.
The drive home was gentle and Rune slept throughout. We got out of the car, entered the building and took the elevator up towards our apartment. The same emotional cocktail that we experienced when we had left the hospital overcame us again.
We went in our bedroom and placed him on our bed. He was so perfect, all dressed up for winter in a thick overall, a small face surrounded from all sides. And, as if to bless the moment, we saw his very first smile! It lasted only a couple of seconds, but it was as if he was saying: “I approve of your nest”.
Here’s a dark waltz of enthralling beauty, heavier than a black hole and brighter than the full moon. It’s mad, it’s angry, but so is life sometimes. Here’s to contrast!
Sung in two languages (Portuguese and English) this harks from one of Moonspell’s oldest albums. The band released many more in the 22 years that followed and I’m happy to say that the signs of an illustrious career were undeniable even since 1996.
Introducing the latest and greatest in exo-planet hunting: TESS. This is a compilation of news about NASA’s new telescope.
The magma struggles to get out, get away, no way out, not fast enough, there’s not enough space, no space and then… it rips through the entire damn sound system! This volcanic song brings us claustrophobic buildups and all the fireworks deserved for going through with it all. Special credit goes for whoever mixed and produced the song, they did a really good job framing the vocals with just the right amount of suffocating materials.
Oh, and the video is quite a piece of work too, highly recommended!
During the past few years I’ve noticed just how much of my wife’s mind is permanently connected to our son, perpetually preoccupied about how to ensure he gets the best of everything. I think at least a third of her brainpower is dedicated to ensuring his well-being and addressing all possible (and impossible) threats.
It’s not that I don’t try to do the same, but most partners have it so much easier than mothers, not only because of family roles (let’s admit it, they exist even in the most egalitarian of societies) but also because of the “chemical advantage” of not having given birth. The male (or not-mother) body is instinctually less preoccupied with taking care of offspring.
But the mother’s incessant worrying might end up impacting brain health. Even worse, through body-language, it transmits some of this worry to the child and other family members. I’ve come across two interesting articles that highlight these aspects. Here’s some useful knowledge to integrate.
As our civilization develops, so do our social structures and institutions. There’s daily news about all sorts of innovative ways technology is used to improve everything about our society ranging from transportation and agriculture to healthcare and education. But… what about prisons?
Oh, there’s news about prisons too: riots, overcrowding and dismal results when it comes to actually convincing criminals that it’s better to respect the rules of society. So, when do those that have the most need of a guiding light get to see some improvement in how we help them rebuild their lives?
Prisons have evolved, as illustrated by countries such as Norway. For the most part, however, detention institutions are still stuck in what will be looked at by the historians of the future as one of the longest-lasting vestiges of an unenlightened past. In a century or two, we will look at the prisons of today just like we now look at torture chambers.
Take one groovy, light-hearted song and put it through a couple of Norman Cook treatments and what you’ll get is an even groovier, catchy happy-all-around creation. There’s no way this wouldn’t bring a spark of joy anywhere it’s played. And good luck trying to stand still.
A great thinker writes a few words about life on two pieces of paper. 95 years later, the two notes written by Einstein sold for $1.8 million. Not bad for something that was, according to the seller, given by the scientist as a tip to a messenger during the trip when he learned he has been awarded the Nobel prize in Physics.
What did Einstein write on the two notes?
“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Thirsty for your imagination, a whirlwind of percussion and crispy sound textures brings her voice from the cusp of an ocean storm. Listen carefully and get lost deep within the intricacies of a world-class electronic orchestra. And don’t feel too bad when it drops you out just when you want more.