While that last post has spun me into a country/southern rock tailspin, I will move away from the genre for those of you who are not as inclined towards it. Today sure as hell dragged on like a Monday though and with all the storms outside, seems like a good day for T-Bone Walkers "Call it Stormy Monday." Decided to throw in some Howlin' Wolf for good measure. "Killing Floor" is a personal favorite and I remember my friends and I freshmen year of high school attempting to create a Howlin' Wolf cover band and falling flat on our face. Enjoy and be thankful it is not us.
On another note, the blog is finally starting to get some traffic so if you have been checking it keep checking and tell some friends!
Submissions from this past week seem to represent one or two genres, composition and instrumental. As I have mentioned in the past, instrumental work tends to be my favorite and unfortunately it seems to be a genre that doesn't secure enough traction. 'Nough said and with one more plug on to the music. As always email us your submissions at email@example.com
Starting piano at the age of 6 and beginning to compose at the age of 14, the ability of Oskar Schuster to weave fantasized dreamscapes comes as no surprise. In more recent years Schuster studied musicology in Munich before packing up his bags for Berlin in hopes of becoming a musician. Since then he has released Dear Utopia in September 2011 and is currently working on his second full-length entitled, Sneuuwland. Schuster writes,
"I like to call my songs musical fairytales as they create a surreal, magical atmosphere with the combination of piano, glockenspiel, music box, accordion and beats ma…
It has been a long long time, about two months now since my last post. As expected, this semester has gotten off to a pretty gnarly and a pretty hectic start. After nearly two years of being stuck in school with courses I didn't enjoy, things finally broke for the better. I landed myself in a stellar seminar and my senior thesis is proving to be equally stellar. Admittedly I have not checked the Bochi Crew inbox in two months now so my musical tastes as of late have been dictated solely by other blogs versus what y'all send me. Given that there has been a parting of the clouds and I should have some free time in my schedule look for regular posting on Bochi again. If you haven't already check out the blog I where most of my energy is focused nowadays over at good old college radio station. Below are a sampling of some tracks that have blowing out the headphones thus far this semester. Keep checking back, I'll post more I promise!
At the end of what seemed like a fruitless search, I finally stumbled upon a gem in "You Can Yell." Astronauts, etc. (project of Berkeley based Anthony Ferraro) bears an eerie resemblance to my favorite collaboration of CSLSX and I Break Horses. Beginning with reverb heavy guitar, the beat drops with hushed vocals and crescendos before dropping into a distorted chorus. I have a lot going on tomorrow so I am required to stay in tonight and this track makes the time go by just a little bit easier.