Cello Week – Day 2 – Zoë Keating – Escape Artist

I’ve been listening to a lot of cello music lately, and I was considering throwing my hat in the ring for a week of guest DJing at the WGOM featuring some cello music, but then I realized I have my own website, and I could just have my own cello week. So rather than competing with the WGOM music video of the day, think of this as a complement.

Cello Week rolls on with Zoë Keating, playing one of her compositions that will (hopefully) appear on her upcoming album. Whereas yesterday featured seven recorded cello parts, Keating creates her recorded parts as the piece evolves using a loop machine. I think the effect is really cool, and I’ve been a fan of hers for a while now, and it’s some of the more unique cello music out there.

Video after the jump.

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Friday Music

New Music

Pixies – Surfer Rosa -The Pixies are just a little bit off-center.  It’s a different sound than anything else in my collection.  This one is a little bit more odd than ‘Doolittle’ but I like quite a few of the songs.  ‘Where is my mind’, ‘Cactus’, and ‘Broken Face’ are favorites so far.

Random 10 (or Help me, Nine Inch Nails is taking over my iPod)

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Marilyn Manson – Lest We Forget, the Best of Marilyn Manson
29 Ghosts IV – Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts
The Wretched – Nine Inch Nails – And All That Could Have Been
22 Ghosts III – Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts
Sigh Your Children – …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – Madonna
Miss Murder – A.F.I. – Decemberunderground
Self Esteem – The Offspring – Smash
Born As Ghosts – Rage Against the Machine – Battle of Los Angeles
Catch Without Arms – Dredg – Live at the Fillmore
Would? – Alice in Chains – Dirt

Nothing too remarkable in those 10.  Instead I have something interesting in the third half of this post.

Zoe Keating, a cellist previously featured in one of these music posts has composed some soundtrack music for a documentary entitled “Ghost Bird”.  The trailer is below, and it doesn’t feature her music but it still ties into this post musically.

Here’s one of Ms. Keating’s compositions for the soundtrack.  Zoe Keating – Flying and Flocking