2016/10/16

Review: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Review of Bon Iver, 22 A Million


Hey there! Hope you're all feeling well and you're having a nice weekend. I have a cold i.e. a sore throat and a runny nose and every now and then my head feels like it's about to explode. But other than that I'm good haha. 
I first heard about Bon Iver a few years ago, when I was having a pretty rough time. I listened to a lot of sad folk bands back then and even though I'm much better now I still absolutely love this kind of music, especially Bon Iver. His voice is so calming and nice. I really like folk bands with male singers who have a slightly higher voice. At the beginning of October he released a new album, five years after his previous album, and I was very excited to listen to it. And this album is definitely NOT disappointing! 
The album is called 22, A Million and it is very different from his previous albums, they were mostly him and his guitar. This album is more experimental actually. Listening to it reminded me of collages. A lot of different pieces that together make a new piece of art. The songs are made out of a lot of different song-pieces that are cut out and glued together and they create amazing new songs that are very special in their sound. He created some of these pieces on his own, with his voice,his guitar, etc., but some pieces he just 'borrowed' from other songs. The album still has this certain sad typical Bon Iver sound but it is still something very unique and new and it feels like you're listening to a piece of art, in my opinion.

Bon Iver, 22 A Million cover
(c) Bon Iver, Jagjaguwar



I'm barely listening to any other albums but this lately and I strongly recommend you listening to 22, A Million because it's just SO FUCKING GOOD. There are actually a few that were released this year that I still have to listen to. For example from Blink 182, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spector, Passenger and Bastille. And Lady Gaga's new album will be released very soon! I'm so excited!

What bands / albums are you currently listening to or what else can you recommend?

xx


Conney

2016/10/13

Bavaria Travel Impressions

Hello everyone ♥

Last week I've been in Bavaria for a few days. My great-aunt invited me and my sister to come visit her, so I visited her last week and my sister will be there from yesterday until next week. I've only been there for about 3 days, so I didn't have that much time to visit a lot of different places; we mostly drove around and enjoyed the nature there. The weather wasn't that good either but it was still incredibly beautiful. There are mountains and lakes, endless green meadows and a LOT of cows. They're literally everywhere! Sometimes, you can also see sheep or horses. Many people also have dogs or cats; it's a real paradise for animal lovers!

Places where I went

I already said we drove around a lot, mostly in the area where my great-aunt lives. After I've arrived we drove to the Sylvenstein Dam, a huge artificial lake. The weather was very gloomy that day but the atmosphere was actually quite amazing because of that. 
We also visited Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the base of the Zugspitze (you couln't see the top of it at all because there were so many clouds) and the Eibsee, a lake at the base of the Zugspitze. This lake is very beautiful and the water is so clear, you might think it's the Caribbean Sea. We planned to go hiking around the lake but I thought it was too cold for a two hour hike haha. 
I've also been to Munich, but unfortunately I haven't seen much of the city. It was raining all day when I got there, thus it wasn't that much fun to walk around everywhere. I guess it's a kinda pretty city but I still prefer the more rural parts of Bavaria... (Cows ftw!)
I can't wait to visit my great-aunt again, maybe a little longer next time. And maybe during Summer, so I won't freeze to death when going hiking haha. 

Sylvenstein Dam in Bavaria, Germany
Sylvenstein Dam in Bavaria, Germany
Sylvenstein Dam in Bavaria, Germany
The weather provided such a great atmosphere at the Sylvenstein Dam
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
I love this sort of architecture so much!
Eibsee in Bavaria, Germany. At the base of the Zugspitze.
Eibsee in Bavaria, Germany. At the base of the Zugspitze.
The water was so incredible. The scenery reminded me a lot of a Bob Ross painting
Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Have you ever been to Bavaria? Or have you traveled anywhere exciting in the last time?

xx
Conney