Today I thought I’d pull in one of my artist favorites that is quite a bit different from the ones I’ve introduced in the past. Music is truly a smorgasbord for me, and I find things to like in almost every genre. This artist I listen to often when I’m doing things that require a lot of concentration at work, since it is all instrumental.
Robert Card is a 21-year old musician from Scotland and all of this production and performance is done by him alone. He’s been involved with music since he was 8 years old, when he started on acoustic guitar. He started uploading to YouTube when he was fifteen, and he released his first melodic trance dubstep break-out single ,a remake of Ellie Goulding’s “Your Song” in 2010. This genre is also called Liquid Step, or chillstep, a non-aggressive, relaxing use of electronica. It makes great walking music too 🙂 This music nearly always puts a smile on my face. There are several hour long or more compilations on YouTube that you can load up and hit the pavement, or, like me, knuckle down on creating reports for meetings 🙂
Now for the heart-string pull. Blackmill is the name of the family home of Robert’s grandparents, which had to be sold when they died. Robert started crafting his music and image combinations in order to raise money to re-purchase the home he remembers most from growing up.
I hope you enjoy Blackmill’s music and images, and as always, please purchase the music in support of the musician if you like them!
First Blackmill song that caught my ear, “Spirit of LIfe”
“Rain” – this song almost makes me cry, it is so beautiful to me
And as a retro peek into his talent development, here’s one he did when he was only seventeen, before he fully developed his current sound, called “In the Night of Wilderness”
(WordPress decided to only let me put one nice video in, and then refused to pull up the “Insert You Tube” choice on Media…hrmph) And I’ve got to hit the road for my one hour commute, so…
Hope you enjoy this artist, and have a Mahvelous Monday M’dears!