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Reflect (Developments) – Analysis

Originally Published: December 29, 2014 I just liked it so much I wanted to repost it. It’s pretty long, so prepare to read 🙂

There’s a lot that I want to say about Hands Like Houses, but, first, take some time to watch this video, which I’ll be discussing in this post.

When I first heard Hands Like Houses, I was surprised by how different they were from everything else I usually listen to. Their music was heavy, but they didn’t have any screaming, so they hung in a weird balance. Lyrically, they were very creative, clear but just cryptic enough to force you to spend some time pondering the meaning behind the words.

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Behind the Scenes – 30 Second Covers: Nascent

On Friday, Mateo asked me to help him film a video for a song he covered.

The song “Nascent” was released by the band Forevermore early that morning.

He wanted to do a simple cover, but I knew that with a few hours, I could do a lot better than that.

We set up the area and started to shoot.

I didn’t want to get too fancy with the angles. That’s something I learned when making Josiah’s “Shadows” cover.

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Behind the Music: You Were Never Alone – Emery (Part 2)

Here’s a theory: You Were Never Alone by Emery is a concept album, retelling Bible stories.

Actually, it’s not a theory, but confirmed fact.

I always knew there was something special about this album. I mean, besides the fact that Devin Shelton’s angelic voice is on it.

You Were Never Alone is Emery’s latest release, and it’s a concept album: every song is a first person retelling of a Bible story.

Read on for Part 2 of this series.

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Behind the Music: You Were Never Alone – Emery (Part 1)

Here’s a theory: You Were Never Alone by Emery is a concept album, retelling Bible stories.

Actually, it’s not a theory, but confirmed fact.

I always knew there was something special about this album. I mean, besides the fact that Devin Shelton’s angelic voice is on it.

I had planned to write a review of this album sometime, so why not now?

You Were Never Alone is Emery’s latest release, and it’s a concept album: every song is a first person retelling of a Bible story.

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Harmony of a Hunter Album Review

Guest Post by Josiah Velez

(Originally published September 4, 2014)

In 2011, Shinesparkers release an album called Harmony of a Hunter. This album is a compilation of Metroid music by several artists, which have been re-orchestrated, some even remixed. About a year later, a second album (Volume 2) was release called Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run. In my opinion, the 101% Run is referring to (Metroid Title) 100% Run. These 100% Runs are usaully one video of some one playing a Metroid game and getting 100% of the game’s upgrades.

When I first saw Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, I thought it was a fan made game and someone recorded themselves getting 101% of the game’s item. I was whatever. A few months ago, my sister found something called Zelda Re-orchestrated, ZREO, (I previously thought it was ZERO) and downloaded it. I listened to it and really liked it. A month from today, August 4th, 2014 , I randomly had the thought that Harmony of a Hunter was a re-orchestration of Metroid music. I looked it up and found a song. I almost instantaneously liked it. I told my sister and she downloaded both of the album.

The purpose of this post is to showcase my top five tracks from Harmony of a Hunter and 101% Run. Here they are:

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