Sunday, 30 November 2014

Gianni Bardaro, Pierluigi Villani -- UNFOLDING ROUTES [Jazz] ( EmaRcy / Universal)

The next video that i am posting, from those that have been sent with me to share, is one highlighting an album release from 18 months ago. It's a little delayed, but better late than never. Normally I wouldn't post a video that is an advertisement for an album, however something about this one caught my ear and so I am passing it on.

The following is pasted directly from the YouTube video description;

"Unfolding Routes" is the new album by Italian saxophonist and composer Gianni Bardaro, in collaboration with drummer and co-leader Pierluigi Villani. The album showcase original compositions by both leaders exploring the difficult TRIO constellation and ranging influences from post-bop, avant garde, contemporary jazz, as well as South American rhythms.

UNFOLDING ROUTES was recorded in Copenhagen, featuring musicians of different nationality such as Andreas Hatholt from Denmark on bass/contrabbas and Yohan Ramon from Cuba, on percussions.

- "Even though it's another lesson in concision, we can't help but anticipate more great music, from Gianni Bardaro and Pierluigi Villani -- individually and especially together. In the meantime, enjoy your pudding while it lasts, knowing though there's surely more from where this came!" - ​By Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor. The New York City Jazz Record.

- "Bardaro, with one exception, shies away from unnecessary saxophone embellishments such as double tones, squeals and squawks; he's simply too good a creator on his own to have to do so. His duo with Villani ("Gateway") ends the session on a rhythmic fifteenth round with the drummer's frantic kit work—and shrewdly, like that infinite horizon, without melodic resolution...Rest assured, Unfolding Routes is an acquired aural taste. However, it's a robust ride of intelligence, beauty and energy. Hitchhiking is recommended." 


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Monday, 24 November 2014

Isle Of View - a music video poem by duvid

Time to share another beautiful video that was shared with me on Moonlight Chill. This video is a very clever music video poem. The creator has chosen a beautiful and relaxing piece of music and set it to amazing shots of nature and the words of a beautiful poem.

Just as with the previous shared video, this video was sent to me over two years ago, and as with the last one I can't believe that it has so few views. It deserves far more. Please take a look and then have a look around Duvid's channel.

The video that he shared is called Isle Of View:

I would like to thank Duvid for sharing this video with me, and through it his channel. I only wish I had looked earlier as it really is a beautifully calm and relaxing piece of music, as are the others on his excellent YouTube Channel.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Peaceful and Relaxing Harp Music

As promised, I am starting to work my way through videos that have been sent in for me to share, and then sharing the ones that fit in with the Moonlight Chill channel on this blog.

This first video was sent to me over two years ago by the YouTube channel Peaceful Music, and is a beautiful and relaxing piece of music featuring a harp.

Amazingly, this video has still not reached 5000 views after two years, so please take the time to listen and visit the channel, where there are other similar videos to view.

I will continue to share more videos that have been shared with Moonlight Chill over the coming days, so keep coming back to see more wonderful instrumental music.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sharing Shared Videos

Moonlight Chill was created out of a love of good music and the desire to share the music I love with a wider audience. At no point did I ever expect that audience to be anything more than a handful of people who stumbled across my channel. The fact that thousands of people have now subscribed to the channel, and that the channel now has millions of views, still astonishes me. It is good to share my musical tastes with others - as eclectic as those tastes are.

One of the privileges of having so many subscribers is that when I do produce new videos I have a ready made audience to view those videos and to get the ball rolling by recommending those videos to friends on YouTube, Facebook and Google+. 

Anybody who produces a new YouTube video faces an uphill battle to gain even a handful of views simply due to the number of new videos that they are competing with. One of the methods that some people use to publicise their new videos is to share them with other channels in the hope that they will enjoy the video and then help to spread the word. Moonlight Chill regularly receives requests to share new videos with subscribers but, as someone who notoriously neglects keeping up to date with inbox messages and comments, I have not done anything about these requests to date.

I have decided to start posting some of the shared videos on this blog to provide a helping hand to other video producers. I wont be able to post every video shared with Moonlight Chill, nor would I want to. I will try to strike the right balance between keeping the shared videos within the context of the Moonlight Chill channel, while also including new ideas and content to spread the boundaries of what is offered.

I wont make any promises as to how often I will post shared videos. Moonlight Chill is a labour of love carried out in my (limited) spare time. For the most part it is a selfish indulgence that I use to enjoy listening to music I love rather than spending time creating or posting. However, I will do my best!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Another One Bites The Dust - Video Blocked

Sadly another video has been blocked on YouTube - 'Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber: Relaxing Grass In the Wind.'

Samuel Barber's piece, performed by the New York Philharmonic, has been blocked by the copyright holders in every country. It is possible that at some point they may make it available again as the video has not removed, simply blocked in every country. As ever, I respect the copyright holder's right to do this, but as the video was not monetized (as none of Moonlight Chill's videos are) it is a shame that they did not choose to simply monetize it themselves as other artists do.

Moonlight Chill always encourages all listeners and viewers to support musical artists by purchasing the original pieces, and by leaving open the possibility of those artists monetizing videos to earn an income from each viewing on Moonlight Chill.

We hope to add more music to our channel soon to replace the two pieces recently removed. Thank you for your continued visits and support.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Two Million Views On YouTube

In recent weeks Moonlight Chill has reached two new milestones thanks to the continued support of everyone who visits the channel, and it is time to say a very big thank you!

The Christmas Peace video now has over two million views on YouTube. Christmas Peace is a collection of instrumental Christmas music set to images of falling snow to help get everyone into the festive mood. With such a tiny fraction of videos on YouTube hitting one million views, I was amazed that Christmas Peace achieved that milestone last year. It is even more remarkable that you have all kept coming back again and again to help the video reach two million views before this year's Christmas season is even in full swing.

Thank you for continuing to listen to Christmas Peace, and I hope that you are able to get many more hours of listening pleasure out of listening to the relaxing Chritmas instrumentals throughout this year's Christmas celebrations.

As well as Christmas Peace reaching 2,000,000 views, Moonlight chill also reached 2,500,000 total channel views recently. Thank you for your continued support of the Moonlight Chill music channel. It is very much appreciated!