Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on October 24, 2017
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This week I’m focusing on the music of Darren Korb and Ashley Barrett. They are well-known for the music in the video games Bastion, Transistor, and the recent Pyre. I highly recommend the first two to any readers who enjoy gaming; I haven’t played Pyre so can’t recommend it myself. The reviews of it were glowing, however, and their other games have been amazing. They are beautiful, with lush art and colors, and the stories absolutely heartbreaking.

Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on October 18, 2017
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Every day brings my partner and I closer to leaving Tucson. It’s thrilling and nerve wracking. A huge adventure awaits!

This week I’m bringing you another cover of an anime OP that has been featured here before (‘Re:Re’ by Asian Kung Fu Generation, from the animeĀ Erased). Unlike the other two ‘Re:Re’ covers, this one has different lyrics that contribute a very different feeling to the song. Both the previous covers and this one, by Caleb Hyles, make me think of my relationship with the spirits.

‘You Don’t Own Me’ popped into my mind earlier last week for no good reason, but I adore the song. It gives me strong Dieric vibes. I’ve included the original and an interesting cover.

Similarly, ‘Lush Life’ has Dieric vibes but is included mainly because it enabled me to write some more Otherfaith stories. It was simply one of those songs that came into my life at the right time. I listened to it on repeat while I wrote a short story and am still returning to it for inspiration.

Finally, ‘The Fire’ is meant to be creepypasta/urban legend-esque and so fits into with the spooky aesthetic of October well. I know that there are some scary stories to be told by Other People this month!

Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on September 20, 2017
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This week, each song I bring you is from The Rescues. I’ve included a link to their Spotify page below the selected songs.

If I could, I would share music from the wonderful, Tucson-local Cadillac Mountain! Unfortunately they do not have songs on Spotify. I adore their music, amazing bluegrass with wonderful vocals. Last night I saw them, again, and will miss their music quite a bit once I’m in Germany.

Now, onto this week’s songs. The Rescue’s music that I’ve chosen fills me with a variety of religious concepts, ranging from generic ‘religious feelings’ to more specific arcs within the myths. Beyond that I have little to provide.

[Monday] Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on August 28, 2017
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This Monday brings a change to our weekly songs. I’ll now be included some small commentary with them. If you’re uninterested in that, you can skip right along to the music. We’re back to Spotify now.

Kesha released her new album recently. I’ve chosen two songs from the album to highlight; I recommend it to people who have enjoyed Kesha’s other music, especially the unplugged versions.

‘The Dismemberment Song’ reminds me of the Laetha and the Aletheia Androids, specifically Aletheia 003 from the Red Room (original and remix). It’s quite catchy and upbeat for the content! ‘Praying’ similarly makes me think of Hell Month and the first Season of stories in the Otherfaith. ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls/I Put a Spell on You’ makes me think of generic witchy and spooky spirits in the faith, such as Cordelia and the Eighth God. ‘Finding You’ is more a general spirit-feels song. Finally, ‘My Way’ is included because all music by Frank Sinatra reminds me of certain spirits, including the giant Erann.

[Tuesday] Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on June 20, 2017
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This week’s songs are all gathered from YouTube. Though I listen to most of my music through Spotify, I do love finding unexpected artists on YouTube. Some of my restrictions for posting these include the song being legally available on YouTube (either original songs or covers) and linking directly to the artist (original or cover artist).

This week we have two electro swing remixes and three Vocaloid covers. ‘Mind Brand’ has a fair amount of cursing and sexual content; ‘Aishite’ has a lot of flashing and horror imagery.

[Monday] Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on June 12, 2017
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Every Monday Aine posts five songs which resonated with her, reminding her of the gods and spirits and their stories. Music is important to many people’s lives, and Aine hopes this can help illustrate her own conceptions of the spirits in ways that words cannot always convey. The songs are offered up by themselves so that individuals can make their own connections as they feel moved.



[Monday] Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on June 5, 2017
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Every Monday Aine posts five songs which resonated with her, reminding her of the gods and spirits and their stories. Music is important to many people’s lives, and Aine hopes this can help illustrate her own conceptions of the spirits in ways that words cannot always convey. The songs are offered up by themselves so that individuals can make their own connections as they feel moved.

[Monday] Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on May 22, 2017
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Every Monday (or late) Aine posts five songs which resonated with her, reminding her of the gods and spirits and their stories. Music is important to many people’s lives, and Aine hopes this can help illustrate her own conceptions of the spirits in ways that words cannot always convey. The songs are offered up by themselves so that individuals can make their own connections as they feel moved.

[Tuesday] Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on May 16, 2017
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Every Monday (or late) Aine posts five songs which resonated with her, reminding her of the gods and spirits and their stories. Music is important to many people’s lives, and Aine hopes this can help illustrate her own conceptions of the spirits in ways that words cannot always convey. The songs are offered up by themselves so that individuals can make their own connections as they feel moved.

[Monday] Songs of the Week

Posted by Aine Llewellyn on May 1, 2017
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Every Monday Aine posts five songs which resonated with her, reminding her of the gods and spirits and their stories. Music is important to many people’s lives, and Aine hopes this can help illustrate her own conceptions of the spirits in ways that words cannot always convey. The songs are offered up by themselves so that individuals can make their own connections as they feel moved.