Music Finds #14 – Fragile Voices

Music Finds

“Music Finds” is a new series, with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”
But really it’s mostly a segment about some of my most played songs of the past week.”

This weeks theme is the lighter voices, those which sound so torn, soft or like their entire being is to dissolve into nothingness.

Lim Kim
No More

I’ll kick it off with the song that gave me the idea for this post (thank you SaSa for sharing!). This is a piece with well suited lyrics of lost emotion delivered in a mellow style, which is in nice collaboration with, yet in contrast to, the fairly “positive” feel of the instrumentals.
This song gets stuck in your head and is far to easy to keep on repeat, be warned.

Plastic Tree – Harusaki Sentimental

I could easily have made my Nostalgia for no reason-post just a list of Plastic Tree-songs, and if I haven’t already posted Spicia there, it would’ve made this list.  It’s like Ryutaro (vocals/guitar) never runs out of emotion while singing like he’s about to implode, and each time it feels like he hits just the spot to make you feel longing and melancholic.

Akdong MusicianMelted

Melted is like heartfelt sadness in audio-form.

Veronica Maggio
– Sergels Torg

I’m no heavy listener, but each time I put on a track by her, I become struck by how deeply emotional her voice (and stage presence) is, like in this performance below. I must admit however that it can easily get a bit boring if you listen to much of her works, but a song once in a while, like this below, is perfect if you need a little emotional kicker.


If you’re still hungry for more music, check out my previous Music Finds below:

#13 – Pop and Black-Metal
#12 – Nostalgia for no reason

#11 – Some J to your Rock

#10 – Lynch. the devil

#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’

#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”

#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along

8 Responses to “Music Finds #14 – Fragile Voices

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    Music Finds #14 – Fragile Voices

  • Lim Kim – No More

    A contagious repeat song indeed. Very mellow and catchy at the same time as a very determined ending. Interesting mix! The positive music and that whispering voice makes this very appealing. I like the contrast a lot, lost emotions don’t need to be sad dramatic it can also simply feel like fading into nothingness.

    Plastic Tree – Harusaki Sentimental

    Ooh! You should make a post about them some time. The emotions in this, longing is a very apt word for it. Melancholic is one of my all time favourite words, hard though because I don’t feel melancholic when I hear it. The same with morose. Strong sad words that for some reason makes me feel happy. A bit upside down. The morose probably comes from my Burton fascination and his story about the morose Melonhead that wished he was dead (from his book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories). I read them like fairy tale warnings, irony and dark art rather than depressive. Poetic darkness without being dark exactly, just feely. I feel something similar for this song.

    Without doubt it has a sad and sentimental feel, but that voice is at the same time very soothing and loving which makes the feelings very mixed. Oh, this is exactly what I like. Things cannot always make sense, and feelings are often in conflict and all at the same time. Much love and longing, impossible to not feel touched by it.

    Akdong Musician – Melted

    The sadness… the video, the strings. Hard to put words to the emotional storm. I feel a strange connection to the photographer in the video. Watching and capturing life, as it happens, good and bad. It’s essential for writers to observe like that, not invasive but with curiosity. Very much like in the video completely without shaming or judgement. I’ve actually started to take photos of places that inspire so it’ll be easier to recreate the feel and place later when I’m actually writing. Like having playlists for stories and characters wasn’t odd enough to anyone not creative.

    This music is what I’d call tell a story music and I have no idea what so ever how to define that. ^^ It’s something epic and grand about it that makes you feel humble to be part of it.

    Veronica Maggio – Sergels Torg

    I must admit I’m not a fan of hers. I agree about the emotion and the performance certainly have a lot of feeling, and a song now and then is good. But I have a tendency to feel both bored and a bit annoyed with her after a few songs. I don’t know why exactly. Lack of attitude? Pure speculation on my part. That it at times feels way too passive for my taste? I do however like the symbols in the lyrics, even if it borderlines too muchness. Of her songs, this is one of the better.

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