Et Dieu dans tout ça?

Dieu est très tendance. En tous cas si j’en crois mes dernières trouvailles musicales.

Or donc, je suis allé faire un tour (en fait, deux) chez mon disquaire préféré, une boutique genevoise microscopique qui a la bonne idée de vendre des trucs que j’aime (et qui en plus n’est pas loin du Paradoxe Perdu; double bonus!).

J’en ai ramené, entre autres blagues, les nouveaux albums de Dream Theater (Train of Thought), Magellan (Impossible Figures), et un album solo de Neal Morse (chanteur de Spock’s Beard; Testimony). Soyons clair: si on est allergique aux références chrétiennes, mieux vaut passer son chemin! Y’en a. Beaucoup. Avec Neal Morse, on entre carrément dans la catégorie “rock chrétien”, ou je ne m’y connais pas.

C’est agaçant.

Maintenant, je ne suis pas allergique aux références chrétiennes. Ce qui est heureux, quand on sait pour qui je bosse. Mais à la longue, ça fatigue. La bonne nouvelle, c’est qu’au moins, on n’est pas trop volé sur la musique: ça reste du prog, avec des vrais bouts de Yes (dans le Magellan) ou de Kansas (chez Neal Morse). Et puis bon, Dream Theater, même quand ils font de la merde (ce qui n’est pas le cas ici), ils dominent quand même la production musicale actuelle de la tête et des épaules.

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Bag of Tricks: Spiderman vs. Shelob

So there was a porcupine tree, frogs and princes, adventurers in Middle-Earth, Nazi Uebersoldaten and some nerd in a red and blue costume. Oh, and Mister Garibaldi, too.

Quite a packed week-end, I tell you!

Last week-end, I bought Stars Die, the latest from Porcupine Tree. “Latest” may not be the best way to describe it, as it’s a compilation of their early efforts. I don’t know how it compares to what they do now, as it’s the first Porcupine disc I get, but I kinda like it. Porcupine Tree can be labeled as progressive rock, the kind of music you never hear all the time on the Radio. The two-disc set packs a weird cross between early Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd and Ozric Tentacles. Mostly instrumental, with some pieces over ten minutes. Gotta find some more!

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Bag of Tricks: Get out of my Head!

I love anime, and I love my girlfriend too. But sometimes I feel like I could yell, kill her and then hurl my DVD player out of the second-story window.

The reason: soundtrack.

Now I understand that J-Pop (that’s Japanese Pop, I believe) is not something for everyone. People dig it, my girlfriend dig it (heck, she’s one inch away — in the wrong direction — from going all karaoke during credits) and I don’t.

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Bag of Tricks: A Room Full of This

A little bit of music, a little bit of movies, a pich of animes and a few facts of life.

All this in this new selection from the Bag of Tricks.

And more…

So there was this Star Wars: Attack of the Clones review I was talking about last time. I had the whole of today to think about it and realised that everyone and his dog probably saw it already. But then, when did that ever stop me from making a fool of myself?

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