This week’s favourable mention isn’t an album but a single music video. Of course, the video is from the Indie pop band OK go—also known as the makers of the world’s most intricate and insane music videos—so we know it’s amazing.
The video for their song “The One Moment” actually only lasts 4.2 seconds in real time, but when slowed down, is a four minute masterpiece.
Prepare to have your mind evaporated!
If you are new to OK Go, and want to see more amazing videos, then start with these two:
This week’s faourable mention goes to a band that you probably won’t be able to understand. Not because their artistry isn’t clear, but because they sing in Hebrew. Miqedem, the five-piece band from Tel Aviv, has an enchanting blend of progressive rock and modal middle eastern melodies. I am really enjoying Track 1 title Be’elohim. Here is a description of the band from their Facebook page:
Based out of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, Miqedem’s music reflects the culture of a city caught between worlds. Miqedem’s debut self-titled album is a genre-melding collection of songs taken from the Hebrew Tanach.
This week’s favourable mention goes to the music of Preson Phillips. I was recently introduced to their newest album In Our Winters–and have been memorized by songs like Wayfaring Stranger and Lift Up the Gates. Here is a link to the album: https://presonphillips.bandcamp.com/album/in-our-winters
From their website:
Tampa Florida’s Preson Phillips has been called “a refreshing change from mainstream worship music [who’s] songs recall the wide-eyed fervor of the early 70‘s Jesus music artists” ~itunes staff review.
The music that he and the band records has a purpose: to be sung in corporate worship at the church in Tampa, Watermark, of which Preson is the lead pastor. With hymn-like lyrics and songs that are seemingly genre bending and timeless, the story of a world destroyed by sin and being set to rights by a self sacrificing savior ring deafeningly loud and call the listener to ponder their place in the story of Gods world.
With an americana influenced sound ranging from folk to alt/country, newcomers should expect a real, almost personal, connection with the emotions and ancient spirituality of the music of Preson Phillips.