Album review: Jeff Mills – Blue Potential: Live with Montpellier Phillarmonic Orquestra

I grew up listening to classical music. It’s an acquired taste and some pieces are just wonderful. In my teen years, I became interested in techno and electronic music. This record is delightful to me because it is techno played by an orchestra. I wonder if my parents would like it.

It’s Jeff Mills by the Montpellier Phillarmonic Orquestra. Amazing. What’s not to love about it?

Every track is a different journey through sound and frequency. Just fabulous. Elegant, sumptuous and precious. It’s one of those albums that improves your mood. You feel in peace and grounded. It’s like a soundtrack to an old movie. I

“The bells” is particularly striking. It’s such a different approach to that song. Every song on this album is very out of the box

A big feast of sound. A crossover that nobody asked for (or so I think) but that we didn’t deserve. It’s too good for us.

Jeff Mills blue potential

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Music that enhances my mood: G is for Grimes

“Visions” song list pt.1

The first Grimes song I heard was Genesis. I was having sort of an anime phase and this song had the Oriental elements that I liked. It was upbeat, catchy and modern. Her voice was just perfect. This song is part of the 2012 album “Visions”. I discovered it in 2013 and it was a song that instantly made me happy.

I also liked “Oblivion”. It was also a great song, catchy and upbeat. Infectious as ever, this song was great to remix and play in a club (such as “Genesis”).

“Eight” reminded me of The Prodigy. The beat was great.

“Circumambient” is very 80’s and I love it. The synths are just perfect and it’s so upbeat, it makes you want to dance. I bet that it’s great to watch this show live. This sound is amazing.

“Vowels = space and time” is another banger, perfect for dancing. Very upbeat and some Oriental details.

“Visiting statue” is a very good song, the beat is flawless, as usual. The vocals are very interesting and different.

“Be a body” is one of my favorite songs. It’s 80’s and 21st century, all mixed together in a wonderful way.

“Visions” song list pt.2

“Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus)” is one of the amazing songs of this album of hymns. There wasn’t a song that I didn’t like. If all the songs are consistent til the end of the album, I’ll be very pleased.

“Symphonia IX (My wait is U) is different from the others but it’s still dance music. A little more mellow. Grimes sounds like Elizabeth Frasier. Very angelic and perfect.

Ooh! “Nightmusic”! This is another favorite of mine. So danceable and joyful. It’s impossible to be unhappy while listening to this album.

“Skin” is one of the most mellow songs in the album. I love it very much. It’s very soothing and pleasant.

The last song is less than 2 minutes long. It’s called “Know the way”. It’s the other mellow song that I was talking about. It’s very beautiful, dreamy, quite shoegaze too, I’d say.

Grimes is an amazing artist. Every song is like travelling to another reality. She creates amazing soundscapes and ambiance. It’s hard to stop listening.

This is my review of my favorite album of Grimes. I hope you will listen to it and give me feedback, if you can.

What is your favorite artist with the letter G? Do you like Grimes?