#MusicMonday – Herculean

An experiment gone horribly… right?

This weeks music pick is called “Herculean” from “The Good, The Bad, and The Queen.” I say “from,” not “by,” because the band that recorded the album actually has no name. Good luck scrobbling them on Last.fm.  When I first heard it, I could have sworn it was by the “digital band,” Gorillaz, in which the band has only ever been seen in some form of animation, and only the bass player seems to be good enough to have pupils in his eyes (and because the Gorillaz website is a load of crap, here’s their Last.fm page). It turns out, the “nameless” band was done as a project (Damon Albarn, who’s the singer, also is the lead singer of Gorillaz), with the overall goal of producing an album depicting every-day life in London. I can almost hear the rain. Only joking; take a listen.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYtn7yx8y6I

The song, like a lot of the music I’ve been listening to recently, is pretty soft and relaxing, with soft guitar, some piano/synth, and (of course) some strings here and there. I’m not going to rant too much about it, but I have to say it’s a very good listen.

Listen/download the song here.

  • themecreator

    Not bad music.. not at all! I liked especially the sudden changes and turnings in the melody… And the ending was the coolest :D

  • Kate

    Great pick! It's hard not to listen to this thinking it's a Gorillaz song just because Damon Albarn has such a distinct voice. Nonetheless, it's a very cool song.
    But I definitely know what you mean about listening to mellow music. I seem to go through phases where I just sit there and listen to Air for three hours and then feel guilty about it :)

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Definitely… I just let a Sigur Ros album play on loop the week before
      finals last year… it definitely helped.

  • Kate

    Great pick! It's hard not to listen to this thinking it's a Gorillaz song just because Damon Albarn has such a distinct voice. Nonetheless, it's a very cool song.
    But I definitely know what you mean about listening to mellow music. I seem to go through phases where I just sit there and listen to Air for three hours and then feel guilty about it :)

  • Kate

    Great pick! It's hard not to listen to this thinking it's a Gorillaz song just because Damon Albarn has such a distinct voice. Nonetheless, it's a very cool song.
    But I definitely know what you mean about listening to mellow music. I seem to go through phases where I just sit there and listen to Air for three hours and then feel guilty about it :)

  • http://technoheads.org Salem

    Definitely… I just let a Sigur Ros album play on loop the week before
    finals last year… it definitely helped.