Personal Playlist by Iris (27 May 2016)

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Time for a new playlist again! Here are some albums I’ve listened to recently… Continue reading

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Iris interviews: Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

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Written interview with Jem Godfrey (if you prefer to listen to the interview instead of reading it, click here).

Jem Godfrey established the band Frost* in 2004. The band released two studio albums, several live albums and is about to release their third studio album named Falling Satellites, which will be released in May 2016. There are eight years between Frost*’s second studio album Experiments In Mass Appeal (2008) and Falling Satellites. In the meantime Frost* had some line-up changes, but their latest line-up already consists for six years. I interviewed Jem Godfrey via Skype on 28 April, 2016. We talked about Falling Satellites, the story behind this album, Jem’s influences, and how Steven Wilson ‘stole’ drummer Craig Blundell for his tour. Continue reading

Due to high demand: My introduction to… Steven Wilson! 

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First, a big THANK YOU to all for reading my blog posts “My introduction to Porcupine Tree Part I and Part II” (if you havent read them, click here for Part I and here for Part II). A lot of people have read and commented on it (mostly via Facebook), and there were some people asking me for my personal story/opinion about Steven Wilson‘s solo music… So here it is! Continue reading

Oh hey! A website where you can compile your own top 20 albums!

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Yay! A website where you can compile/arrange your own top 20 album list! What a cool thing! I probably forgot a lot of awesome pearls in my list, but I’m very proud of this one!

Check out my top 20 here (and you can compile your own list there too): https://www.20albums.com/list/5736524b60941?1463177803

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Your roving reporter’s first video!

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VlogYes, I look awful in videos, don’t you think? 😉 Anyway, here’s my first video blog! News about my upcoming interviews, the answer on the question “Aren’t you nervous when you interview an artist?” and more! Go check it out:

The track you hear is Heartstrings from Frost*, which you can find on their latest album Falling Satellites. You can read my review about this album here.

Please let me know if you prefer written personal blog posts or videos!

Must Have Album: Frost* – Falling Satellites (2016)

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Finally, Frost* is back after eight years… And what a comeback it is!!! Wow! This album immediately grabbed my full attention the first time I listened to it! I can hardly contain myself when listening to this album, I can’t sit still when I’m listening to it behind my desk. What can you expect? For the people who never heard Frost* before; think about Spock’s Beard with balls! The music is energetic, fast and contains so much power! It’s also a real mixture of different music styles, from dance to metal. Is this ‘prog’? I don’t care if this is prog, this is some splendid music! The band consists of wonderful, talented musicians; Jem Godfrey on keyboards and Chapman Railboard (never heard of that instrument before, but I’m sure it has something to do with Chapman Stick), John Mitchell (It Bites, Arena) on guitar, Nathan King (Level 42) on bass guitar and Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) on drums & percussion. Jem and John are good lead vocalists who provide most of the lead vocals on the album. Continue reading