My favorite albums of 2014/Best Prog albums of 2014

It gave us a purpose, sometimes
It gave us a reason, and a rhyme
Looking for meaning in song
Such inner searching, so long

You’ll never stop, you’re searching for the one you know has died
Is the one you loved returning? The one you left to die

Eternal rains will come
We should say goodbye
And suffer on our own
As all our thoughts were wrong

Top albums of 2014 Collage 1

Hi-ho! For most proggers Opeth’s “Pale Communion” was the most anticipated album of 2014 but not for me. The most anticipated albums for me was Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”, The Pineapple Thief’s “Magnolia” and Yes’s “Heaven & Earth”.  All these anticipated albums haven’t failed my expectations as most people are saying about Yes’s “Heaven & Earth” that it’s disappointing. Well it isn’t, it’s a decent album and needs time plus more listens. Anyway Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”. The Pineapple Thief’s “Magnolia”, Opeth’s “Pale Communion” never fails to aspire ears with well balanced music, mixing and lyrics. You can learn more about Anathema and Anathema’s “Distant Satellites” here: “Anathema’s Distant Satellites, an album which is more alluring than a raw dog“.

Top albums of 2014 Collage 3

So here you, this is the list of whatever I was listening in 2014 from 2014, apart from other music albums/tracks I was listening from past.

  1. Anathema – Distant Satellites
  2. The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia
  3. Opeth – Pale Communion
  4. Epica – The Quantum Enigma
  5. Pain of Salvation – Falling Home
  6. Gazpacho – Demon
  7. Cosmograf – Capacitor
  8. Tin Spirits – Scorch
  9. Yes – Heaven & Earth
  10. Devin Townsend – Z² Ziltoid
  11. Lunatic Soul – Walking on a Flashlight Beam
  12. Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion
  13. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
  14. Pendragon – Men Who Climb Mountains
  15. Haken – Restoration (EP)
  16. Pink Floyd – The Endless River
  17. Trojan Horse – World Turned Upside Down
  18. Periphery – Clear (EP)
  19. Fire Garden – Sound of Majestic Colors
  20. Freedom To Glide – Rain
  21. In The Presence Of Wolves – Thalassas
  22. Resistor – To The Stars
  23. Syndone – Odysseas
  24. Uriah Heep – Outsider
  25. Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope
  26. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  27. Chromatography – Not Long Enough To Be An Album But Too Long For An EP
  28. Hero – Helo
  29. Destiny Potato – LUN
  30. Tacita Intesa – Tacita Intesa

New 10 Collage 2

Here’s 10 new additions to the list:

  1. Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror
  2. Seven Impale – City Of The Sun
  3. Messenger – Illusory Blues
  4. Monarch Trail – Skye
  5. Gandalf’s Fist – A Forest of Fey
  6. Flaming Row – Mirage – A Portrayal Of Figures
  7. Tim Bowness – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
  8. Synaesthesia – Synaesthesia
  9. Distorted Harmony – Chain Reaction
  10. Motorpsycho – Behind the Sun

New 10 Two 1-2

Hi, it’s January, 10th and I’m adding 10 more albums to this list, taking this post to the total of 50 albums.

  1. Lee Abraham – Distant Days
  2. Annot Rhul – Leviathan
  3. Closure in Moscow – Pink Lemonade
  4. Curved Air – North Star
  5. Asia – Gravitas
  6. Ian Anderson – Homo Erraticus
  7. Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us
  8. Circa Survive – Descensus
  9. Saga – Sagacity
  10. IQ – The Road of Bones
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Best Holocaust Movies to See Before You Die

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? It you tickle us, we we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”

“An old man was crying. He said they turn us into buttons and soap. They burn us all up in ovens.”

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If you like history and real cinema then here is the list of best Holocaust movies. But remember only watch the piece of art without going into debate of whether that really happened or not. You can learn more about Holocaust’s reality on Google.

  1. The Pianist (2002) Directed by Roman Polanski
  2. Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) (1997) Directed by Roberto Benigni
  3. The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) (1980) Directed by François Truffaut
  4. Shoah (1985) Directed by Claude Lanzmann (Documentary film)
  5. Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, children) (1987) Directed by Louis Malle
  6. The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) (1965) Directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos
  7. Ida (2013) Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
  8. Ghetto (2006) Directed by Audrius Juzenas
  9. Europa Europa (1990) Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  10. Holocaust (1978) Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky (TV miniseries)
  11. Sunshine (1999) Directed by István Szabó
  12. In Darkness (W ciemności) (2011) Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Directed by Mark Herman
  14. Sophie’s Choice (1982) Directed by Alan J. Pakula
  15. The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979) Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
  16. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) (1970) Directed by Vittorio de Sica
  17. The Reader (2008) Directed by Stephen Daldry
  18. The Hiding Place (1975) Directed by James F. Collier
  19. Defiance (2008) Directed by Edward Zwick
  20. Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955) Directed by Alain Resnais (Documentary short film)
  21. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Directed by George Stevens
  22. The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher) (2007) Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
  23. The Grey Zone (2001) Directed by Tim Blake Nelson

Other spectacular movies indirectly related to Holocaust/WW:

  1. Underground (Podzemlje) (1995) Directed by Emir Kusturica
  2. The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006) Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  3. The Serpent’s Egg (1977) Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  4. Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter) (2008) Directed by Martin Koolhoven
  5. Apt Pupil (1998) Directed by Bryan Singer
  6. This Must Be the Place (2011) Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

“You are such a good boy. You sleep now. Dream sweet dreams. Maybe we are both dreaming. Maybe this is all a dream, and in the morning, Mommy will wake us up with milk and cookies.”

“It takes two to love, as it takes two to hate. And I will keep loving you, in spite of yourself. My heart beats faster when I think of you. Nothing else matters.”

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Jodorowsky’s Dune, the greatest movie never made

What is to give light must endure burning.

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Today, I’m gonna talk about a documentary which is about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune, a cinematographic masterpiece which was never made.
But first let’s look at Alejandro Jodorowsky’s thoughts on making Dune: “I wanted to make a film that would give the people who took LSD at that time, the hallucinations that you get with that drug, but without hallucinating. I did not want LSD to be taken, I wanted to fabricate the drug’s effects. This film was going to change the public’s perceptions.”

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Alejandro Jodorowsky surely knows how to make a perfect surreal movie and it’s evidence is his movies: El Topo, The Holy Mountain, Fando y Lis which are no doubt surreal marvels.
How such a film was never made maybe because Hollywood was scared of Jodorowsky’s Dune that it would open minds of people and Hollywood not wanted masterpieces but blockbusters. And thus we saw Star Wars otherwise Jodorowsky’s Dune was way ahead of it’s time.
Michel Seydoux, Jean-Paul Gibon, Nicolas Winding Refn, Richard Stanley, Gary Kurtz, Devin Faraci, Drew McWeeny and Brontis Jodorowsky also made appearance plus commented on Jodorowsky’s Dune.

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Jodorowsky’s Dune also shows us how much hardworking Jodorowsky’s spiritual warriors were. For instance, Jodorowsky trained his 12 year son Brontis Jodorowsky karate, judo, aikido and atemi-jitsu six hours a day, seven days a week for two year by stunt coordinator Jean-Pierre Vignau because Alejandro wanted Brontis Jodorowsky to be the character himself. This is called madness, madness of a true warrior and artist which no doubt Alejandro Jodorowsky is.
Just look at the following recruited spiritual warriors for making Jodorowsky’s Dune.
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Producer: Michel Seydoux
Co-Producer: Jean-Paul Gibon
Artist: Moebius (Jean Moebius Giraud) (1938-2012)
Special effects: Dan O’Bannon (1946-2009)
Artist: Chris Foss
Artist: H. R. Giger (1940 – 2014)
Music: Pink Floyd, Magma
Stunt Coordinator: Jean-Pierre Vignau
Duke Leto: David Carradine (1936 – 2009)
Paul Atreides: Brontis Jodorowsky
Princess Irulan: Amanda Lear (Salvador Dali’s Muse)
Emperor: Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989)
Baron Harkonnen: Orson Welles (1915 – 1985)
Feyd-Rautha: Mick Jagger
Piter De Vries: Udo Kier

What you need more, there was abundance of talent in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s selected spiritual warriors: Salvador Dali, Pink Floyd, Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Orson Welles, Magma, Moebius, H. R. Giger, Udo Kier and they all said “Yes”, “Yes”, “Yes”.
Salvador Dali agreed to work with Jodorowsky but he wanted to be the best paid actor in Hollywood. He wanted $100,000 per hour but Michel Seydoux said that they will give him $100,000 per minute. Dali became excited and said that he’s the only $100,000 per minute actor in the world.

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Jodorowsky’s Dune was beyond the imagination of Hollywood. How can you say no to Alejandro Jodorowsky? Hollywood! Are you kidding me? How can you say no to the greatest movie to be made? Yes Hollaywood! You can say no to Jodorowsky’s Dune because you have got no imagination at all. You’re just encouraging copy/paste technique. Stars Wars is nothing or any of your blockbuster movie is nothing when you see that it’s all copied from Jodorowsky’s Dune.

I hope a great art director living at any corner of the world can make this movie just like what Alejandro Jodorowsky wanted it to be like or maybe his son can make it.

Jodorowsky’s Dune has become my second favorite documentary film after Crumb (1994). It’s a must watch documentry film for all cinephiles out there.

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At the end of this documentary, Alejandro Jodorowsky says these excellent words: “Have the greatest ambition possible. You want to be immortal? Fight to be immortal. Do it. You want to make the most fantastic art of movie? Try. If you fail, is not important. We need to try.”

Best Surreal Movies to See Before You Die

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. Salvador Dali

Surreal movies or art is my favorite genre. Here is the most authentic and detailed list of Surreal movies. The whole list is indeed, a masterpiece work of cinematography. ENJOY! (This list will be updated soon with new sapphires of surreal cinema). Surreal collage

  1. Stalker (1979) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  2. Mulholland Drive (2001) – Directed by David Lynch
  3. The Double Life of Véronique (1991) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  4. Eraserhead (1977) – Directed by David Lynch
  5. Inland Empire (2006) – Directed by David Lynch
  6. Blue Velvet (1986) – Directed by David Lynch
  7. Nostalghia (1983) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  8. The Three Colors trilogy: 1.Three Colors: Blue (1993), 2.Three Colors: White (1994), 3.Three Colors: Red (1994) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  9. The Elephant Man (1980) – Directed by David Lynch
  10. My Left Foot (1989) – Directed by Jim Sheridan
  11. Metropolis (1927) – Directed by Fritz Lang
  12. Paris, Texas (1984) – Directed by Wim Wenders
  13. The Seventh Seal (1957) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  14. Bicycle Thieves (1948) – Directed by Vittorio De Sica
  15. Space Rage (1985) – Directed by Conrad E. Palmisano
  16. Mystic River (2003) – Directed by Clint Eastwood
  17. The Virgin Spring (1960) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  18. The Wages of Fear (1953) – Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  19. Koker trilogy: 1.Where Is the Friend’s Home? (1987), 2.Life, and Nothing More…(1991), 3.Through the Olive Trees (1994) – Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  20. Still Walking (2008) – Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  21. Synecdoche, New York (2008) – Directed by Charlie Kaufman
  22. The Deserted Station (2002) – Directed by Alireza Raisian
  23. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) – Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  24. Fanny and Alexander (1982) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  25. Hana-bi (1997) – Directed by Takeshi Kitano
  26. Turtles Can Fly (2004) – Directed by Bahman Ghobadi
  27. A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  28. In a Better World (2010) – Directed by Susanne Bier
  29. Lost Highway (1997) – Directed by David Lynch
  30. The Sacrifice (1986) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  31. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) – Directed by Víctor Erice
  32. Pi (1998) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  33. Wild Strawberries (1957) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  34. The Saddest Music in the World (2003) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  35. The Taste of Tea (2004) – Director Katsuhito Ishii
  36. The Magician (1958) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  37. The Phantom of Liberty (1974) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  38. Last Year at Marienbad (1961) – Directed by Alain Resnais
  39. Fortress (1992) – Directed by Stuart Gordon
  40. The Serpent’s Kiss (1997) – Directed by Philippe Rousselot
  41. The Secret Garden (1993) – Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  42. Europa trilogy: The Element of Crime (1984) Epidemic (1987) Europa (1991) – Directed by Lars von Trier
  43. The Fall (2006) – Directed by Tarsem Singh
  44. Requiem for a Dream (2000) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  45. The Machinist (2004) – Directed by Brad Anderson
  46. Delicatessen (1991) – Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
  47. Misery (1990) – Directed by Rob Reiner
  48. The City of Lost Children (1995) – Directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  49. Cassandra’s Dream (2007) – Directed by Woody Allen
  50. Amélie (2001) – Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  51. Neverwas (2005) – Directed by Joshua Michael Stern
  52. A Short Film About Killing (1988) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  53. Solaris (1972) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  54. Gozu (2003) – Directed by Takashi Miike
  55. Persona (1966) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  56. Brand upon the Brain! (2006) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  57. A Scanner Darkly (2006) – Directed by Richard Linklater
  58. Taste of Cherry (1997) – Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  59. Baran (2001) – Directed by Majid Majidi
  60. El Topo (The Mole) (1970) – Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  61. The Tree (2010) – Directed by Julie Bertuccelli
  62. About Elly (2009) – Directed by Asghar Farhadi
  63. Trainspotting (1996) – Directed by Danny Boyle
  64. Blue (1993) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  65. Being John Malkovich (1999) – Directed by Spike Jonze
  66. The Jacket (2005) – Directed by John Maybury
  67. The Cement Garden (1993) – Directed by Andrew Birkin
  68. The Willow Tree (2005) – Directed by Majid Majidi
  69. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  70. Dead Man (1995) – Directed by Jim Jarmusch
  71. The Crucible (1996) – Directed by Nicholas Hytner
  72. Cube (1997) – Directed by Vincenzo Natali
  73. Du Levande (2007) – Directed by Roy Andersson
  74. El Angel Exterminador (1962) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  75. Deep Red (1976) – Directed by Dario Argento
  76. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Directed by Michel Gondry
  77. The Fountain (2006) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  78. Edward II (1991) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  79. The Holy Mountain (1973) – Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  80. The Science of Sleep (2006) – Directed by Michel Gondry
  81. Performance (1968) – Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg
  82. Hurlyburly (1998) – Directed by Anthony Drazan
  83. Caravaggio (1986) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  84. 21 Grams (2003) – Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
  85. Cowards Bend the Knee (2003) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  86. The Angelic Conversation (1986) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  87. Human Nature (2001) – Directed by Michel Gondry
  88. Naked Lunch (1991) – Directed by David Cronenberg
  89. Barton Fink (1991) – Directed by the Coen brothers
  90. Funky Forest (2005) – Directed by Katsuhito Ishii
  91. Brazil (1985) – Directed by Terry Gilliam
  92. 25th Hour (2002) – Directed by Spike Lee
  93. Jubilee (1978) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  94. The Shining (1980) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  95. Videodrome (1983) – Directed by David Cronenberg
  96. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  97. Blind Chance (1981) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  98. Dune (1984) – Directed by David Lynch
  99. Brokeback Mountain (2005) – Directed by Ang Lee
  100. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) – Directed by David Lynch
  101. Adaptation (2002) – Directed by Spike Jonze
  102. Waking Life (2001) – Directed by Richard Linklate
  103. Careful (1992) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  104. Pari (1995) – Directed by Dariush Mehrjui
  105. London Boulevard (2010) – Directed by William Monahan
  106. Modern Times (1936) – Directed by Charlie Chaplin
  107. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) – Directed by George Clooney
  108. The Last of England (1987) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  109. The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) – Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  110. Space Cowboys (2000) – Directed by Clint Eastwood
  111. The Golden Age (1930) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  112. Crimson Gold (2003) – Directed by Jafar Panahi
  113. Sebastiane (1976) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  114. Perfect Sense (2011) – Directed by David Mackenzie
  115. Stay (2005) – Directed by Marc Forster
  116. Caligula (1979) – Directed by Tinto Brass
  117. Melancholia (2011) – Directed by Lars von Trier
  118. Apollo 18 (2011) – Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego
  119. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  120. The Tempest (1979) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  121. Simon of the Desert (1965) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  122. The Garden (1990) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  123. Black Swan (2010) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  124. Cube Zero (2004) – Directed by Ernie Barbarash
  125. Wittgenstein (1991) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  126. Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) – Directed by Andrzej Sekuła

Top Cult Movies to See Before You Die

A cult is a religion with no political power.  Tom Wolfe

You will find many cult film ratings over internet but they’re falsely based on popularity of the movies rather than according to their quality & cult cinema definition. Here I will try to rate them according to their quality & cultness. They’re worth getting your attention ’cause of their less popularity. Here’s the list:

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  1. Eraserhead (1977) Directed by David Lynch
  2. Withnail and I (1987) Directed by Bruce Robinson
  3. Kafka (1991) Directed by Steven Soderbergh
  4. Naked Lunch (1991) Directed by David Cronenberg
  5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Directed by David Lynch
  6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Directed by Terry Gilliam
  7. Crumb (1994) Directed by Terry Zwigoff
  8. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)Directed by Frank Darabont
  9. Pi (1998) Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  10. Brazil (1985) Directed by Terry Gilliam
  11. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) Directed by Todd Solondz
  12. Ghost World (2001) Directed by Terry Zwigoff
  13. A Clockwork Orange (1971) Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  14. The Big Lebowski (1998) Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  15. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Directed by Tim Burton
  16. Bottle Rocket (1996) Directed by Wes Anderson
  17. Barton Fink (1991) Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  18. Zabriskie Point (1970) Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
  19. The Hunger (1983) Directed by Tony Scott
  20. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Directed by Jim Jarmusch
  21. The Room (2003) Directed by Tommy Wiseau
  22. Love Story (1970) Directed by Arthur Hiller
  23. Harold and Maude (1971) Directed by Hal Ashby
  24. Easy Rider (1969) Directed by Dennis Hopper
  25. Clerks (1994) Directed by Kevin Smith
  26. Labyrinth (1986) Directed by Jim Henson
  27. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Directed by Tobe Hooper
  28. Get Carter (1971) Directed by Mike Hodges
  29. Quadrophenia (1979) Directed by Franc Roddam
  30. Repo Man (1984) Directed by Alex Cox
  31. Velvet Goldmine (1998) Directed by Todd Haynes
  32. Suspiria (1977) Directed by Dario Argento
  33. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Directed by Jim Sharman
  34. Re-Animator (1985) Directed by Stuart Gordon
  35. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) Directed by Ed Wood
  36. Akira (1988) Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
  37. They Live (1988) Directed by John Carpenter
  38. Pink Flamingos (1972) Directed by John Waters
  39. Freaks (1932) Directed by Tod Browning
  40. Videodrome (1983) Directed by David Cronenberg
  41. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) Directed by Steven Soderbergh
  42. Heathers (1988) Directed by Michael Lehmann
  43. The Evil Dead (1981) Directed by Sam Raimi
  44. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Directed by Nicolas Roeg
  45. Night of the Living Dead (1968) Directed by George A. Romero
  46. The Thing (1982) Directed by John Carpenter
  47. Office Space (1999) Directed by Mike Judge
  48. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Directed by Rob Reiner

Anathema’s Distant Satellites, an album which is more alluring than a raw dog

A promise of future
Dreaming in colour
Being together
Spirits reflecting
The feeling is so real
Beauty is endless

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When we talk about Anathema, the first thing that comes into mind is true musicianship. Anathema consists of true artists who give their heart and blood to their music. That’s the reason there music is so touching that it becomes actually tangible and you can surely feel that strength, tangibility through their music.

I have been a fan of Anathema and Dream Theater for quite some time now. I’m into prog just because of them. They had introduced me to perfect genre of music for which I will always be thankful to them. Now let’s talk about the most anticipated album of 2014 and it’s Anathema’s Distant Satellites. This album is about 57 minutes long and most of the tracks are 5+ minutes long.

Highlight of the album is it’s three part epic: “The Lost Song, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3” which is perfect and my favorite too. Don’t underestimate vocal strength of Vincent Cavanagh & Lee Douglas on this track, they know their work. My other favorite tracks are: “Anathema”, “Distant Satellites”, “Dusk (Dark Is Descending)”, “Ariel”, “Take Shelter”. There’s one instrumental too which is called “Firelight”. And one other song’s name is “You’re Not Alone”. Song writing of every track is deep and touching too. They have really nailed it with the lyrics this time again.

After making perfect albums like “We’re Here Because We’re Here (2010)” and “Weather Systems (2012)”, they have taken perfection to next level which isn’t a surprise because this what we expect from a band of their caliber. Overall this album is totally flawless. It’s a dream come true for prog & good music listener. Anathema’s Distant Satellites is melodic, intense, physical and right from the heart of true artists.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, a comically, hilariously funny movie by Wes Anderson

You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson was the most anticipated movie of 2013. From the beginning I was sure The Grand Budapest Hotel gonna be perfect because Wes Anderson is an exceptional director and he never disappoints.
So finally I saw the most anticipated movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel” after 1 year of wait. I knew Wes Anderson never disappoints and he has surpassed my expectations.

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Just look at the cast, how much talented the cast is: Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Harvey Keitel, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, F Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori. These are called real actors unlike phony popular so called actors. I think it was the best cast in a single film.

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The main characters of the movie were Ralph Fiennes (Monsieur Gustave H) & Tony Revolori (Young Zero Moustafa). Both character’s acting was sublime. On a funny note, you both are made for each other. I must admit that everyone’s acting was majestic, PERIOD.

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The best surprise was Tilda Swinton’s character as Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe-und-Taxis (Madame D.). What have they done to her in this film was really hilarious. She has changed from Caravaggio days. Yes, Derek Jarman’s art film “Caravaggio” & all other Jarman films. And how can I forget her performance in “Only Lovers Left Alive” with John Hurt.

Edward Norton as Inspector Henckels looked really different from his other movies. Adrien Brody as Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis was rad too. Don’t forget wicked English accent of Jude Law (The Author as a Young Man).

I think Wes Anderson has surpassed his previous already perfect films with this glorious film. The Grand Budapest Hotel is cinema’s victory and here comes standing ovation from my side for Wes Anderson and every one who worked for the success of this masterpiece film.