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Published November 2nd 2011
This weekend, I recommend for readers to broaden their music tastes and to listen to something unique - to take a step back from the conventional and discover something alternative, but spectacular. In search of this, you may encounter a few musical artists called Bjork, Regina Spektor and Zdob si Zdub. There are plenty of other great alternative artists to try, but why not start of giving these suggestions a listen to.
Bjork has a style that tends to be challenging, however incredibly electric. Bjork's theme of lyrical choice ranges from personal topics to social, scientific or natural matters. Her voice is marked by a certain wholeness of sound, but without eliminating her projection. Her vocal style is primarily build on natural expression and improvisation. Overall, Bjork has one of the most gifted voices ever. Period. Although quite unrecognized, she still manages to raise the bar among other mainstream artists to a high level.
Regina Spektor has a comprehensive vocal range and practices her talent to the full extent. She explores a diverse amount and nonconformist voice techniques. She claims the inspiration for her songs just seem to flow to her and it comes naturally. Spektor's tracks are created upon characters and scenarios from her mind and bizarre imagination. Her genres range from: folk, punk, rock, hip hop, jazz and classical music. She attempts to ensure that every one of her songs have their personal musical style.
Zdob si Zdub are most famous for their appearances in the Eurovision Song Contest, both in 2005 and most recently in 2011. Their genres include: Ska punk, rapcore, gypsy punk and their spin on traditional Russian and Moldavian musical origin. Although the band has had some hick-ups with their various line-ups, they still manage to provide a traditional, yet peculiar sound.
So eliminate the normal and replace it with the weird, whatever musical artist that may be. Out with the old and original and in with the new and different. Explore until your fingers bleed. Happy findings.