De la musique avant toute chose: Mistwirler – Law Yet Unbroken

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September 22, 2018

Moody and beautifully haunting. The artists are from Moscow: Bansheerie (music, lyrics, guitar, vocals) and
Vivita (music, banjo, vocals and cover art)

Also found on Death Roots Syndicate Volume VI. (Death Roots Syndicate is a free digital download label specializing in the promotion of dark music including but not limited to country, folk, blues, rock, punk and roots music. First time I’m learning about them, but it all sounds so good, I want to listen to all their stuff.)

De la musique avant toute chose

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October 23, 2016

Of music before everything

(I don’t remember why I had chosen that French verse for my—very rare—music posts, but although pretentious, I still kind of like it. Because Verlaine was right and writing is nothing if not music.)

Anyway, the song I wanted to share today is Karen Elson’s The Ghost Who Walks. Hauntingly beautiful though slightly depressing (but I find all good music depressing, or rather I find only sad music beautiful).

Have a beautiful Sunday!

KAREN ELSON, The Ghost Who Walks

De la musique avant toute chose

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March 7, 2015
kiki, daisy and lewis

Kiki, Daisy & Lewis, “Whenever you see me”


I heard this song on the radio and it got me to turn it full blast in the car and sing along, which doesn’t happen often. If you click on the image, it will take you to the NPR website where you can listen to the song.

De la musique avant toute chose

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November 28, 2014

FIRST AID KIT, My Silver Lining

Listening to a lot of music over here these days, and sometimes even my choices make it on the sound system. Not a bad Thanksgiving break.

De la musique avant toute chose

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November 8, 2014

INDILA, Derniere Danse

I don’t know if this will become a series, but it just might. I am always looking for music with lyrics and videos that seem appropriate for my young daughter, and when I find something I like, I might share it over here for those of you who might be facing similar hardships in finding “clean” music for your children.

(The title of this might-just-be series comes from Paul Verlaine’s Art Poétique. It means “music before everything else.”)