Wednesday, June 25, 2008

#2 - Questions, Answers and Spilling the Beans

In this edition of the Casey Stratton Podcast I answer 4 of your questions, perform Pretty Horses from the Limited Edition DIVIDE CD and talk a little about the new album coming in the fall.

Music recommendation this week is the Original Motion Picture Score for Atonement.

The marching click of typewriter keystrokes finds itself right at home amidst ominous piano pieces and symphonic heartbreak in this alternately tragic and lush score. Ironically, Dario Marianelli's compositions shine brightest in the darkest spaces of war; there, sweeping violins evoke the eerie isolation of post-battle carnage and survival. Meanwhile, piano solos by Jean-Yves Thibaudet reek of romantic havoc. The theme throughout is longing, a concept which, in the end, makes Atonement wrenching aural proof that parting is indeed such sweet sorrow.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

#1 - Talking Orbit, Music Recommendations and More!

In the first installment of the Casey Stratton Podcast I talk a little about why I decided to podcast and invite listeners to pose questions to answer in later episodes. I talk about the new record, Orbit, the process of writing and recording it as well as the inspiration behind the album as a whole and for a few specific songs. After that I perform Lay You to Rest live before discussing the MS Walk I participated in recently.

Music Recommendation for Episode 1: Kaiser Cartel - March Forth

"Eclectic, infectious music" are the words Benjamin Cartel uses to describe
s low-tech, song-driven style. "We want people to feel like a fly on the wall in our living room." says Courtney Kaiser. KaiserCartel’s earthy blend of folk-rock and pop will make you laugh, cry, sing along, and want to hold hands with the stranger next to you. Warm up by the fire with KaiserCartel.

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