Friday, October 14, 2011

Aianarie at Writer's Cafe

Just letting ya’ll know that you can now read my poetry and short stories at Writers CafĂ©. My username is A.M.Wied, but my display name is fragmented.dreams

Click here to check it out~ Aianarie @WritersCafe

At the moment I only have half of a collection of lyrics (Fragmented Dreams) and Part I of The Crow & The Butterfly (a “short” story) posted, but I’ll be posting stuff there regularly. Check back often! :-)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The very resonant music of London's LIBERA

Hello all, I know I said that I would post at least once a week—and believe me, I’m trying—but I have, in all honesty, been ridiculously busy as of late. I will make it up to you, I promise!

Today I would like to share my thoughts on LIBERA, a recent musical discovery of mine. Here is a very good bio/history.

Let me tell you, the sound that these boys produce is simply astounding. Truly God-given gifts! I was in choir for two years and it isn’t easy. Hymns have to be sung perfectly or they just don’t sound right at all. And there isn’t just one tune, either. There are several layers in unison: soprano, alto/harmonies, tenor, bass—there’s a whole lot of work put into each and every song.

Since listening to Libera for the first time (it’s been about two weeks and I’m already a huge fan), I’ve been singing choral music again, exercising my voice to its maximum range. All I can say is wow, these boys can really hit some freakin’ HIGH notes. Also, it’s kind of funny, other music just hasn’t sounded the same to me. Ha ha ha. I love rock music, well actually, my personal music collection tends to be a bit random but yeah, since listening to Libera…I don’t know how to explain it. Anything else just doesn’t seem as interesting! But I’m sure I’ll snap out of it…eventually.

So, what is it about this group that is so amazing? Well…just see for yourself. The video will say what I am incapable of.

See? They’re indescribable. I absolutely adore Benedict Philipp (the higher solo in the video); he’s such a charming boy and his voice is incredible. Joshua Madine (the first solo in the video) is another of my favorites. Oh yes, I also love Ralph Skan's voice. Here’s a solo of his:

Beautiful. Just beautiful. And Ben, WHY YOU HAVE TO BE SO GOSH DARN CUTE.

For your listening pleasure, here are a few more of my favorite Libera songs:

O Sanctissima
Far Away  (although I like Ben’s solo of the song more, this video is better quality)

You know you love it! Sure, it’s very different from most modern music, but there’s no denying that these boys have extraordinary talent.

Visit them at their Official Website.

I hope that you love them and their music as much as I do. They’ve been around for many years, and it’s such a shame that I haven’t heard of them until now!

…My, what a treasure that I have found.

God bless.