Hey all, I've got a couple of cool things for you to check out today. I've recently been very into electronic music, specifically trance and ambient electronica. Because of that, I have some great new music for everyone!
First up is a trance group called OceanLab. They hail from London and are made up of the three members of trance outfit Above and Beyond and vocalist Justine Suissa. They've had a couple hits and their songs have been remixed by artists like Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren and Kyau & Albert, and their sound is really smooth. Suissa's voice is ethereal, with an Enya-like quality. I listen to OceanLab for just about everything from working out to chilling out. They have a strong quarter kick in most of their songs, but the breakdowns are free form and the vocals are great.
Also, I am currently working on a research project for a group here at CMU, called The Collective for Music Research and Cultural Study (aka the CMRCS). I decided to delve into the history of the Native American flute. They come in all shapes, sizes and pitches, but they all share a common construction, that of a two-chambered fipple flute. I actually own two, made by Odell Borg of High Spirits Flutes. I also find the music of the flutes to be absolutely captivating. I'll be posting snatches of my research on the blog from time to time, and I'll be giving a small presentation sometime in April I believe.
That's all for today! Keep an eye out for research posts, and a new Oblivion adventure this week!