The band, although not officially dismantled, has stopped their activity since that live album and the band members have all gone for separate ways, getting involved in new music projects but still maintaining a great relationship and, who knows, maybe the doors open to the future for another release as For A Minor Reflection. Holm has just released a new album with his new band called Tofa, a highly interesting post-rock music project.
For A Minor Reflection - circa. Was the choice of creating music through instrumental suites a deliberate choice for the band since Day 1 or were you initially thinking of adding a singer to the band's line-up but then things just changed?
KH - Well, originally we thought about having vocalists in our band but, as we started playing together, we found ourselves increasingly more comfortable just being an instrumental rock band. So yes, initially we had other plans but when we realised that we were feeling more comfortable expressing our music in that way, we said "Hey, this is the way that works for us, let's keep it that way".
Funny, when I think about it, because currently I am working with a band that includes vocalists and I feel very comfortable as well working with music in that way.
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I just enjoy exploring different sides of music and have an open mind. I think it helps me, as a musician, to be constantly challenged.
Rise and Shine, the Sun's Up Who have been yours and the band's music heroes that fired up the extraordinary creativity that the whole band express in their sound? KH - It's interesting that, within the band, we all liked different type of music. I remember, back in those days, to be listening to a lot to artists like Blink , mainly that kind of College Rock Music. Gudfinnur instead was very much into Coldplay, Andri liked a lot of metal kind of stuff while Jon was listening to a lot of material of the English band The Smiths. As you can see, none of the bands I just mentioned had anything to do with the music that we were playing, which is kind of ironic.
We shared though, within the band, a common love for the sound of bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and given how different were our music preferences, our inspiration was really coming from many different musical directions. Which is what helped our sound to be constantly on the move, rather than being static, which is not the type of art making we wanted to create.
We just plugged in and away we went. Given the more substantious budget you had at the time, do you feel that your second album shaped up the band's sound in a slightly different way or was the album just a natural progression of the band's musical path? KH - I think that the way our sound shifted, on our second album, was due to the fact that it was planned in the recording, rather than doing it in the same way we did the first album.
Recording in a proper studio, with fantastic equipment, made certainly an impact on the way our second album sounded. You are certainly right about the fact that working in a proper environment changed the shape of our sound but I also thought that, because we wanted really to give to it a proper stab, like other bands out there were doing, we might have sounded a bit too refined, borderline commercial. In retrospective, I enjoyed much more working instinctively on the music in a more raw way as we did on our first album, because it's the same way I like to work right now with Tofa.
We spent three months in L. Then he went on to contradict himself by saying there was something or someone that make us look to find the truth in the beauty that we see. I understand that this is an opinion book about things essays he wrote, but all I can say is I will pray for him that one day he will understand the truth and find the Lord Jesus and accept Him as his personal Savior. View 1 comment. I will admit to this being the first collection of essays that I have reviewed, so I'm not very sure what to be saying about them, as essays are more opinion than story.
What I will say is that since the idea was to yield "some interesting introspection and discussion by those who read them" the concept behind putting these essays out there was a successful one. It did cause me to sit and think in the way I would if I had been having a discussion with the person writing instead of simply reading I will admit to this being the first collection of essays that I have reviewed, so I'm not very sure what to be saying about them, as essays are more opinion than story.
It did cause me to sit and think in the way I would if I had been having a discussion with the person writing instead of simply reading what they had written. It wasn't exactly very deep thinking, but the author admitted that the goal wasn't to get praise but to simply share the ideas with others. Note: Though this book was a free gift from the author, the content of my review was in no way influenced by the gifting.
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The book speaks for itself and my review would have been worded just this way even if I'd gone out and bought it. I also give bonus points for Text To Speech enabling on Kindle format I won this book from the goodreads giveaway! This book made me so happy. I feel that the introduction to the book was very important.
It helped to appropriately shape the way I went into reading the book. The author met his goal with me The more that I absorbed the book and let it sink in, the more I liked it! This was an academic book and was very satisfying.
I was very inspired by "A I won this book from the goodreads giveaway! I was very inspired by "A Minor Reflection," and am so appreciative that I had the opportunity to read it! It was very refreshing to ponder Bryan Healey's ideas and thoughts throughout the book, and I found myself deeply appreciating his opinions even if I wasn't completely sure that I was in total agreement.
I believe that that uncertainty and questioning captured the essence of the book for me. Curiosity was an integral part of this book, and it reminded me of how vital it is for us to question the world around us in order to grow as human beings. I would like to read more by Bryan Healey. I won this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. I really enjoyed the first essay in the collection, it really made me consider the nature of love in our society.
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