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MGMB Playlist – Best of 2017

2017 has been an incredible year for new music and some outstanding tracks and records have been released throughout the year. A bunch of my favourite bands and singer-songwriters have once again outdone themselves and I have also made some great new music discoveries. Here I present all the tunes and albums I have listened to the most this year (in no particular order); ones that touched me, cheered me up, made me dance and overall made each day a lot brighter! It’s a great mix of genres and individual musical mastery that ought to be mentioned and appreciated. So I’d like to say thank you to all of these guys and all of you MGMB readers! Here’s to 2018! Happy New Year.

Eva x

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Video of The Week / Windmills – What Do We Talk About (When We Talk About Love?)

Earlier this week Cory Myraas, the mastermind behind Windmills, released a stunning new video for his latest single What Do We Talk About (When We Talk About Love?) which invites us to enter the world of Cory’s life experiences turned into a beautifully compelling musical and visual art.

“We shot the video over 5 days on a road trip from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, California. We shot in 25 plus locations and compiled hours of footage, hard to believe we made a 4:40 video. We used a fraction of what we captured to create a visual companion to the song. One that highlights the chaos and energy of the music, the theme of the lyrics, and the new direction for Windmills. Aaron DeSilva filmed and edited something amazing; we’ve known each other for 6 years and have performed on many stages in the past. Working with him in this type of situation was a dream come true.”

The track is taken from his upcoming record Death Of A Ladies’ Man. 

“It is the most honest and autobiographical record I’ve ever written. The songs all attack me, my experiences in love, loss, and trying to navigate some bitter truths about myself. I’ve split it up in 6 parts, with 2 “transfigurations” that serve to create warmth and tension in the listener. My goal is to show a progression in my history of love, where I’ve been, what I’ve been to certain people, and how I’ve come out on one side or the other because of it. Have these experiences shaped me to becoming a better man? You’ll have to listen and find out.

For the first time ever, the new album will be pressed on a limited run of 12″ vinyl, out everywhere on September 29th.

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Windmills: “Sierra Nevada hits close to home”

True artists who create music that makes you feel something are rare these days, but if you pay a close attention, you’ll find such talents producing music that will leave a mark on your soul, send chills down your spine and leave you longing for more. Windmills has always had such effect on me. Back in 2012, I spoke to the man behind this project, Cory Myraas, about his unique musical ways and creating a sound that takes you to a special place. Windmills, based in The Okanagan, BC, have kept moving ever since, evolving graciously through Cory who has been pouring his life experiences and challenges into his writing and music. His latest single, Sierra Nevada, about which Cory talks in our following interview, is a track loaded with beautiful melancholy, and him expressing each heartfelt emotion through the soul-stirring vocals that flawlessly compliment the magnificent soundscapes.

I spoke to Cory not only about his new single and the continuous growth of Windmills, but also about his travels, favourite shows and plans for next year.

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EP Review / Windmills – Tilting

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Photo by Envasion Cre8tive Graphics

Last year, I interviewed a Canadian loop artist – Windmills aka Cory Myraas, who is about to release his new EP called Tilting this week (February 9th), and the very lucky me has had the privilege to listen to this stunning piece of work before it’s available to all of you music lovers.

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At the time of our interview Cory spoke about his excitement for this EP and described it as a more advanced, and a step forward from his previous record – Keep Moving. And after hearing Tilting from start to finish, I have to say that Windmills really keep moving in the best direction possible. This gifted artist composes music that’s nothing like you’ve heard before. His unique creation process draws a colourful world of a truly original sound and vocals, all full of depth and meaning. It has such a charismatic appeal and you find yourself wondering, how it is even possible to master something so special. But it’s here, stretching towards you and taking you into its world.

The first track – Things Fall Apart engages you with its magnificent melody and lyrics ” And these words, they’ll echo with the fallen tongues of poets, drunks, and thieves… and that sounds good to me”. There is something beautiful and heartbreaking happening here…

The following song – A Body At Rest features soft guitar tunes and a few simple but powerful words, leaving you in awe of the true beauty of music and its never ending spells, while Architects makes us question different affairs as we get lost in Cory’s songwriting “But now I’m left with all but words, and questions still remain defining what is sinister and adding up the blame”.

Gentle guitar riffs, calming melodies, the sincerity in Cory’s voice, goose bumps all over… all these remain with the following tracks Thirst (Water, Water Everywhere…) and the beautifully mastered Tilting, which closes the record with “But maybe I was blind, I couldn’t realize that with time, you always hurt the ones that will come asking for more”. 

Windmills take us on a pure, heartfelt journey with this 5-track EP full of emotion and relatable matters. It’s truly compelling.

One thing is for sure: Windmills keep moving us.

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