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Weds March 10

Fritatta with bacon, potato, cheese and arugula.

Delicious. I was worried that the serving was too small, but I feel full now. I got oil from the cheese in my beard, and now I keep getting faint whiffs of cheese-smells from my beard. I think I will wash my face before I do my workout at the gym.

The Music>Album</b>: Abney Park's Aether Shanties
Genre: Steampunk? Before this album, I would have described AP as basically Darkwave - goth rock in a post-Sisters of Mercy world. But this album really does diverge from that.
Similar bands: Tough call. Doctor Steel fits, actually. They used to be simlar to other Darkwave goth bands, but now? Whatever Steampunk music is, this is it.
Review: This is a big departure for Abney Park, musically speaking. Until the Day You Die sounds like the Triplets of Belleville meets Dr. Steel. AP are using a broader range of instruments - their synth set to sound like a piano, trumpet, and what is either a concertina or an accordian. It's a welcome splash of creativity and depth in my music collection, and more than I'd been expecting from this album.
Playlist potential: Definite potential for my Nano-Victorian Future playlist.

Bonus! I also picked up some free tracks from Skylight Glare, a local Toronto Electro-Industrial act. Solid, dancable stuff. If you're into that sort of thing, I'd strongly recommend checking it out. If you're a label, you should give them a pile of money and a contract.


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Mar. 14th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
It may be a piano on the recording (even though it would be synth live). And Robert definitely has an accordion.

Lost Horizons (the album previous) also has a lot of the expanded instrumentation. Worth a listen if you haven't already heard it--I actually like it better, but I think that's a matter of more exposure to it, whereas Aether Shanties is still so new to me!
Mar. 14th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
See, I found Lost Horizons still fell solidly in the Darkwave/Neogoth genre soundwise, even if the subject matter had drifted to Steampunk.
Mar. 14th, 2010 08:11 am (UTC)

Edited at 2010-03-14 08:12 am (UTC)
Mar. 15th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Speaking of Aetheric Vibrations, I'll be in Ontario mid-late Aprilish. I am bringing M., but I'm hoping his Oma will take him for a night or two...

I know Savage is gone, but there simply is no place to wear my stompy boots to in this savage widerness.
Mar. 15th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Assuming that it's not the weekend when Zil and I are in Cleveland for Notacon, there are still places to go - it's just that, depending onj the night there are fewer choices.
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