The Reflektor Tapes

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Trapped in a prison,
in a prism of light.
Alone in the darkness,
a darkness of white.
We fell in love,
alone on a stage,
in the reflective age. 
Entre la nuit, la nuit et l'aurore.
Entre le royaume des vivants et des morts.
[Translation: "Between the night, the night and the dawn. Between the realm of the living and the dead."]

I only recently got into Arcade Fire. I don't know where I was when Neon Bible or Funeral came out. Oh right, I was listening to a different genre of music. So now I'm super into the hypnotic sound and the romantic lyricism of Arcade Fire. I keep playing Reflektor and We Exist on repeat. Repeat and repeat. I love how music can affect me emotionally. I listen to music and I start to imagine visual imagery of a scene or colors and shapes. I wish I was more musically inclined and was able to read sheet music. But I digress.

I listen to a lot of music and all kinds of music. I mostly prefer to listen to classical, jazz, Bossa nova, opera, film scores, oldies and then I'll try to listen to new music. And sometimes I'll latch onto one or two singles and play them on repeat. I have a hard time finding new music, but I don't feel that way about Arcade Fire and I hope to learn more about their journey and philosophy of their music from the documentary. It's amazing to see influential musicians create such emotional and exciting work.

The Reflektor Tapes will have its world premiere at TIFF 2015 on 12 September 2015 and it will get a theatrical release on 24 September 2015.