A Darker Shade of Pagan: Top Ten of 2011

While I generally keep my music podcast A Darker Shade of Pagan from getting entangled in the daily workings of The Wild Hunt, every once in awhile I like to alert my readership of some great Pagan and Pagan-friendly music that I come across. Since I just posted my ADSOP top ten of 2011 show, I thought I would share what I thought were some of the best albums that speak to the Pagan soul from the past year. Consider it a gift-giving guide to the Pagan in your life looking for something different in the way of “Pagan music”.ADSOP's Top Ten Albums of 2011:10. Metal Mother - "Bonfire Diaries" [Purchase]A project of Bay Area singer-songwriter Tara Tati, Metal Mother is a winsome m … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Bjork’s Biophilia, San Francisco Peaks, and Pagan Podcasts

Just a few quick notes for you on this Saturday afternoon.Bjork's Biophilia: Way back in 2007 I covered the very Pagan inclinations of Iceland's favorite musical export, Björk, as she released her then-new album "Volta." Now Bjork's back with an ambitious new interactive album project entitled "Biophilia," and she talks to The Quietus about politics, the sacredness of nature, and why she's against the "Christian idea" of how music should be constructed. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8AELvVUFLw"So for me, how I hear music, is kind of more related to nature, it's not related to some Christian idea, these German guys, Bach and Beethoven. I don't mean that in a bad way, I totally r … [Read more...]