Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Silence Beneath the Bark / Le Silence sous l'écorce

the silence beneath the bark / le silence sous l'écorce from joanna lurie on Vimeo.

Hello Friends! 
As I have been holed up in my room doing assignments for the past two months I have felt the need to take a short break to allow myself some time to recover emotionally, mentally and physically. There were various things that happened and the end of semester for me, was slightly traumatizing and soul crushing. I'd like to write about my experiences a little bit later but for now I don't think I'm quite prepared to dive back in and relieve everything so soon after it's over. I came across this gorgeous animated short film today and thought it would be nice to share it with you all; as well as a nice way to say hello after quite a period of being absent.

The Silence beneath the bark is the creation of French animator Joanna Luire, which I think she released in 2010 (?). The film captured my attention with its magical use of music and the contrasting elements of vibrant character design being set against the abstract background. The curious and inquisitive nature of the characters is almost reminiscent to that of childlike innocence and there's something about their interactions that just makes you smile. 

I'll leave the film to be open for your interpretation, however, if you would like to learn the artists' intent behind the concept you can check out the link below.

Documentary about "The Silence Beneath the Bark" with Joanna Lurie (English Dub)

Till next time!

Maisy XXX

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Starting Over

I'm lying in bed, staring at the orange red glow hitting the beam on the ceiling emitted from my salt lamp. The idea of sleep is appealing, in preparation for the busy day to come, yet sleep evades me like an illusive shadow and the heat of this endless summer night continues to reign, relentless and unforgiving, in my hotbox of a bedroom. An occasional stream of cool air beckons from the gap in my curtains, tantalising and teasing as if to say: "We could offer you relief or we might not. It's fun to keep you guessing." As I lie in bed, left vulnerable to my worries and fears, I am left with no choice but to confront my swirling thoughts one by one. A thought floats by seperate from the rest and I smile: "That's right. I don't have to do this on my own..."

Tomorrow is the first day of a new semester and the day that I go back to university to start a brand new degree. When I was younger, adult life seemed like everything was so much better, proper, easier in the sense of knowing what to do in life. It's not. Those pesky butterflies still visit your ema and anxious thoughts like: "Will my classmates like me?" & "Will I be able to make any friends?", are still valid.
My computer is very very broken and I cannot even comprehend how I'll be able to make it through the semester without one. (I'm writing this on my phone).

And it seems with those three questions my spell of sleeplessness has been broken. My head longs for the embrace of my pillow and my fingers feel heavy. 

Time for sleep and maybe I'll write some more tomorrow. 

Till next time. 


Friday, 14 November 2014

When Would It Be? - Yoon Hyun Sang & IU Duet

Hello friends! I just wanted to do a quick post to say that I haven't forgotten about you and that there will be a post updating what I have been up to soon. I actually started writing it the other day but my computer uncharacteristically decided to poop itself!

The video above is of a song that I have been listening to and loving lately. It features the lovely IU (my favourite) and fellow Loen entertainment artist Yoon Hyun Sang. The song is the first single from his debut album which I will do a "Have you heard of...?" post about sometime in the future; as I have also been listening to it.

But for now, please enjoy the lovely melodies and ethereal fantasy concepts from this music video.

Enjoy and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Maisy xxx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Has Anyone Ever Heard of Sable?

Image found on Sable Facebook Page - Link Below

Well have you?

No I'm not talking about the furry little weasel martens that run around the forests of Russia and Asia. Although the furry creatures are the mascot for this particular artist.

I'm talking about Sable the Bass Music artist who hails from Perth, Australia and would have to be one of my ALL TIME favourite music artists from 2014. On his Facebook page Sable classifies his musical genre as Bass Music, but I think there's also a bit of electronica meets 'kawaii' meets 'gamer' music in there as well. Genre technicalities aside; the all encompassing blend of sound and beats is just pure pleasure to the ears and uplifting for the soul.

So how did I stumble across Sable?

Rewind back to the start of the year. I was driving along, listening to the radio when Sable's song Feels So Good started to play. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, it was amazing. I don't know if this is just me but sometimes certain songs or music can have such an effect on you that it becomes just so much more than a song. Like the songs that seem to get right down to the bone and make you get up and dance or a song that makes you feel like you can soar through the sky, or have an outer body experience. That was what it was like for me. Feels So Good wasn't just another song playing on the radio; it was a song, sound which was completely leaving the vicinity of my speakers and filling up my car, floating around me and pulsing through my veins. I loved it so much I had to write down the name of the song and artist before I completely forgot. (This is naughty boys and girls, don't text and drive.) I will admit that this song was my 'happy' wake up alarm for a large chunk of this year.

Fast forward back to now and you can listen Sable EP's and a few other singles on iTunes, Soundcloud and Youtube (Links will be at the end). There is also a brand spanking NEW single being dropped this Monday!

 It's a Sable x Kele collaboration and from the teaser it sounds absolutely sick. I AM SO EXCITED FOR IT!

I would definitely recommend...

If you listen to the single of the same name and love it, then you will also love the EP! Totally has the same musical vibe as the single yet each track has its own individual identity. The tracks that I personally love and stand out to me from this EP would be Foolin' and Want U Girl. (Oooh I am so obsessed with Want U Girl at the moment!)

Another EP definitely worth checking out is Hypercolour. You can't find this one on iTunes but you can download it on Bandcamp under the label Diehard Records. My personal favourites from this EP are You Too and Crush with lots of driving clap and deep bass beat love to be found all round. 
For something more on the atmospheric side, I would recommend REUNION which can also be found on Bandcamp - Diehard Records.

Right now however I am currently listening to and loving the Basenji x Sable mixes AKA the Sable remix of Basenji's Speak With A Dofflin and the Basenji remix of Foolin'.

If you're looking to try out something different or just want some new music definately head over to Sable's Soundcloud page and have a listen to some tracks. (There's also some sneaky goodies available for free download as well.)

If you would like to find out more about Sable you can check out any of the links below:

Sable Facebook Page

Sable Soundcloud

Sable X Kele Collab for Jack Daniels

Diehard Records Bandcamp

Feels So Good EP - Sable iTunes

I know I've been pretty quiet on the blogosphere this year, but 2014 has definately been a fun year musically for me. I've been trying out different genres and artists and feel more comfortable in being open about what I like. My musical taste is still pretty eclectic but I'm hoping to be able to share more of what I've discovered and liked with you all soon!

Till next time!

Maisy xxx

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Original Source Vanilla and Raspberry

"If you like Strawberry Milkshakes doo doo do and getting caught in the rain doo doo do..."  I don't know why but for some reason this just makes me thing of Rupert Holmes'-"Escape".

This stuff smells absolutely scrumptious! It is amazing and if you are the type of person who loves strawberries or pink things you will love this!

I know that it says Vanilla and Raspberry but it honestly smells like a very yummy sweet strawberry milkshake. Almost like you could taste it!

They're both fairly gentle products on the skin, not overly moisturising and not terribly drying. The scent of the shower gel doesn't linger for very long so I would go for the handwash if you would like the scent to linger. I just love the design of the packaging as well; it being true to form with the other Original Source products.

Just remember that it's not edible!

 Maisy XXX

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

You Gorgeous, Gorgeous Person You!

Start Your Day With Some Hoops & Yoyo...

Hope you have a great great day!

Maisy xxx