Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday's Music Review: Blackmore's Night

A year or two I was talking with my friend Eric about music and he suggested a group to me that I'd never heard of and whose name I immediately forgot. Every time I saw him after that he'd ask if I had looked them up yet and I was embarrassed to admit I had not. Knowing I was going to be seeing him at CONduit next weekend, I decided to rectify that this week and simply fell in love.

I've blogged before about how big a fan I am of renaissance and middle age music--but I am also a fan of modern day music with all the accompanying drums and electric guitars. Now imagine combining the two and what you get is Blackmore's Night. It is a fascinating combination to me. Not really dance or chillout music, maybe writing music for me as it certainly puts me in the mood for fantasy writing with a little added zing, but it's not like anything else I've ever heard.

You can check out their bios here and I've posted a video below and reset my music for the week to Blackmore's Night on the sidebar. Leave me some comments and let me know what you think!

Quote of the Day: “Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”
John Jakes


Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon them not too long ago - and I'm with you - they're fabulous for writing medievalish sorts of things!

Karen Hoover said...

I fell asleep with their music last night and had some AWESOME dreams. Well, awesome for a writer. lol Glad you discovered them too. Wish I'd looked them up earlier!

Christine Bryant said...

Thanks for sharing this. I've been listening to them for a bit and think they're great. Need to add a couple to my playlist.

Kristi Stevens said...

Oh Yay! That means I get to see you this weekend. *Doing happy dance around computer* Never heard this band before. Interesting. It reminds me of another band that's left me at present.

Shoot. That's gonna bug me.