My only metronome is the skin of my arms, it is whether you give me the shivers or not… Ariane Mnouchkine – Le Monde – May 3rd 2014
Why is it that a particular piece of music, a tune or a song will move us in such a way that it will stop us in our tracks, send shivers up our spine or give us goose bumps? Read more about it here.
Spellbinding Music is a blog curating timeless, genre-bending and spine-tingling musical gems from the web. It sifts through, pulls together, organises and selects lesser known treasures hidden within the depths of YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud and elsewhere on the web.
Spellbinding Music strives to trace the musical lineage of various pieces and in doing so, reflects on the creative and artistic process at work. The blog also subscribes to the concept of “Fourth World” or “Worldly” music as expressed by American trumpet player and composer Jon Hassell which involves a
a questioning and deconstruction of the European dichotomy between classical and popular, sacred and sensual […] to underline a more subtle equation at work […]
Though the notion of categories such as “World”, “Classical”, “Jazz”, “Minimal” or “Ambient” runs contrary to the holistic concept of “Fourth World”, these terms are used here to facilitate navigation.
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- Won “Best Blog” at the OMIG Awards 2014.
- Was a finalist at the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 in the “Best Art & Culture Blog” category.
- Was shortlisted for the Blog Awards Ireland 2014 in the “Best Music Blog” category.
- Was a semi-finalist at the Web Awards 2014 in the “Best Music Website” category.
- Was shortlisted for the Blog Awards Ireland 2013 in the “Best Music Blog” and “Best Newcomer Blog” categories.