Music To Note
In each post in Music To Note we will showcase a favourite track from an album that we haven't yet reviewed, an album we won't be reviewing, or a random track that we've found online - while researching music and investigating interesting artists - that just captured our imaginations. There is so much great music out there that doesn't receive airplay or is struggling to be noticed, and this is our way of bringing it to your attention. Each Music To Note entry will include a link to file that you can download or stream, so you'll also be able to listen to the track and decide if you like it. Feel free to leave comments to tell us what you think of our selections.

Donna Lewis: Sandcastles (Live On After Hours)
The free download of "Sandcastles" is a rare glimpse into a live performance by Welsh singer-songwriter Donna Lewis. Mostly known for rich productions and layered soundscapes, this live recording is the opposite: stark and full of despair, yet hauntingly beautiful and captivating.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 11 March 2011  |  View Comments

Eduardo Gouveia: Monkey Island Rocks (Two Versions)
Celebrate 20 years of piratey one liners and insult swordfighting*, secret immortality**, and repeatedly falling off a cliff ("rubber tree!"), with two great remixes of the theme tune to The Secret Of Monkey Island.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 October 2010  |  View Comments

Tom Smith: Zombie Pirates In Love
Break out your rum and eye patch, and train your parrot to groan for "braaaiins", because zombie pirates are searching for love on the high seas in this crazy composition in which their ultimate buried treasure is a zombie bride.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 1 October 2010  |  View Comments

Stephen Kellogg And The Sixers: My Old Man
"My Old Man" from Stephen Kellogg And The Sixers is a profound song of loss, nostalgia, and disappointment, with a surprising and near-contradictory playfulness that will make you want to have one last word with your old man. We are not responsible for any therapy sessions that may be required, though we will take credit for introducing you to this awesome track.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 25 February 2010   |  View Comments

Butterfly Boucher: We Don't Have A Clue
Butterfly Boucher may have a quirky name and her music may be equally quirky but the free download of "We Don't Have A Clue" is a fun and uplifting song that will make you smile and appreciate the day as time flutters by.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 18 January 2010   |  View Comments

Uh Huh Her: Explode
You'd be forgiven if you find you trip over the words every time you try to pronounce the name of the band Uh Huh Her (the band members have the same problem) but don't let the tongue twisting distract you from the subtle musical layers and mesmerising electropop bass of "Explode".
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 July 2009  | 

Debra Fotheringham: Temporary
"'Temporary' is not about a breakup per se, nor the events that lead to a break up, but about the fleeting improbability of having a relationship that lasts. In this specific relationship, in each day that passes there is less truth, until the relationship falls apart."
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 2 July 2007  | 

Boy In Static: Where It Ends
"To heighten the emotional impact the magnificent, intense lyrics are practically breathed, rather than sung, across the instrumentals, which is especially effective when the strains of the viola are brought to the fore."
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 June 2007  |