Sunday, February 07, 2016

Mood music for today



LawDog

10 comments:

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

Love the music, LD! We saw them live in December. Great show.
Glad to see you writing again.

Old NFO said...

Interesting choice :-)

Wombat said...

I'd love to live in the cottage shown at the end of the montage. Wonderful music, wonderful scenes, just awesome. An excellent antidote to being surrounded by too many of my fellow men. Thanks LawDog.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

@ Jedi master Ivyan: That was with Floor Jansen, right? How does it compare to the Tarja Turunen era? What I've heard of her singing is promising, I'm just waiting for the first album.

John Dowling said...

Jake, the first album with Floor is out already 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'. For my money, Floor is just what they needed, especially live at Wembley the week before Christmas :-)

If you've never heard the vocal version of Last of the Wilds, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-XIXy5vw4

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

@Jake: She's good. Even did well on some of the more operatic pieces written for Tarja.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

I listened to some on YouTube last night, and was pleased. Elan did a good job showing off her voice. I'll dig for some more later.

She certainly has the vocal strength and depth to compare with Tarja, though I suspect she doesn't have quite the same range. There were some spots in Elan where she took the melody lower that I think Tarja would have "crossed the break" and gone higher, but that could be just a difference in stylistic preferences.

Either way, she's good, and a worthy singer for Nightwish.

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

Not many people have the range Tarja does. I'm rather envious of her vocal talents.

Daniel Miller said...

Jake,
Check out Floor doing Ghost Love Score:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V_eoR6r1Tw
She really nails the end.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

That one's pretty much the standard. I'll definitely check it out!