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Manuel is a passionate, driven, and techsavvy AV technician, artist and music composer with over ten years of experience, specializing in the captivating world of music and entertainment.

Manuel is an expert in creating soundtracks for short filmsfeature films and video games.

Manuel Music Blog is a diverse digital platform where creativity and intellect converge, covering a wide range of topics from 3D Art to Music, and Technology to Philosophy.

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The Synthpop Era

I’m not one to dwell on the past, but I must admit that music from the synthpop era of the 1980s and surrounding years holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps I’m biased, but I can’t help but feel that modern music has lost a lot of its originality and creativity.

Gone are the days from the synthpop era, when musicians sought out new sounds and experimented with their equipment to create unique and personal tracks. It seems like everyone today is content with replicating the same tired formulas that have already been successful in the past.

The result is a saturation of the market with generic music that lacks any real personality or flair. It’s as if every other artist out there is just a copycat, hoping to cash in on the success of those who came before them.

That being said, I recently came across an Italian band called The Kolors who seem to be breaking the mold with their latest release, “Cabriolet Panorama”. This song is a breath of fresh air in a world that often feels stagnant and repetitive.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend giving it a listen.

(202) TheKolorsOfficial – YouTube

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Latest update about site and myself

It’s been quite a journey for me over the past few years. I got married and continued my career as a film music composer. You can stay up to date with my latest projects and accomplishments on my IMDb page, which I’ve linked below:

https://imdb.me/manuelmarino

But that’s not all. I’m also returning to my blog after taking some time away from it. This time around, I’ll be sharing more personal messages and less of the usual topics. I want to use this platform to share my ideas, thoughts, and experiences in a more intimate way.

I’m excited to take my blog in a new direction, and I hope that you all will enjoy the change. I’d like to thank everyone who has followed me throughout the years since I started my blog back in October 2007. It’s been a long journey, and I’m grateful for your support and encouragement.

So, come along with me on this new adventure. Leave your comments, share your thoughts, and let’s build a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about creativity and self-expression. Thank you all, and I look forward to connecting with you soon.

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Ancient Egyptian Clothes

Ancient Egyptian Clothes: the ancient Egyptians, both men and women, wore linen clothing to cope with the hot weather. Men donned short skirts called kilts, while women wore form-fitting dresses with shoulder straps. Wealthy men sported pleated kilts, and older men wore longer ones. For labor, men wore loincloths and women wore short skirts. Children typically went naked during the summer months.

Ancient Egyptian Clothes and LINEN PRODUCTION

Linen is a fabric made from plant fibers, derived from flax plants which grew abundantly along the banks of the Nile Egypt's Mysteries - What do we mean for Egypt's Mysteries? Egypt is undoubtedly the most populous Arab nation in Africa. It is located in the desert and is divided into two parts from south to north by the Nile, the largest river in the world. The presence of the Nile greatly influences the climate in Egypt. The unique… . Flax plants have small leaves, blue flowers, and stems about two feet tall. Flax was primarily harvested by men, who pulled the plants from the ground rather than cutting them. Half-ripe flax stems provided the best thread, while overripe stems were used for mats and rope. Flax stems were soaked for several …

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Loney, Dear: The Soothing Swedish Indie Musical Artist

silhouette photo of rock band on stage performing in front of audienceEmil Svanängen is a one-man home-recording sensation and a renowned multi-instrumentalist. In his small Stockholm apartment, he works and records his music, crafting precious pop gems. As a result, he has sold numerous copies of his first three albums on his website, on CD-R, and through various mp3 blogs. The singer goes by the enigmatic pseudonym Loney, Dear, and is an endearing geek whose folk-jazz sound is irresistibly charming.

In 2007, the American indie label Sub Pop Records released Svanängen’s first studio album, titled Loney, Noir. His fractured, captivatingly yearning, and almost quivering high-pitched voice is bewitching. He sings wholeheartedly about relationships, love found, and love lost, with deep emotion.

The album begins with the gentle and delicate “Sinister in the State of Hope”. It is followed by the more upbeat and catchier “I’m John”, which may be the best track for newcomers to Svanängen’s music. It is a lovely piece that starts earnestly and builds up to a thrilling third part, where the pace quickens with the reverberation of the clarinet and drums, combined with powerful tenor vocals. It then swirls for a while before fading out with the soft clicking of drumsticks.

The song “Carrying a Stone” is

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Appreciate Hindustani Classical Music

hindustani classical musicMany people are apprehensive about classical music, be it Western or Indian. Although it may be challenging to understand, it is possible to learn to appreciate Hindustani classical music.

The first step is acceptance. Acknowledge that at present, you may not be able to fully appreciate something remarkable due to various reasons such as hesitance or perception. Imagine being at a concert, feeling out of place as the person next to you seems knowledgeable and is enthusiastically responding to the performance. Don’t worry. Offer a polite smile and try to enjoy the performance.

People often say they can’t connect with Hindustani classical music. Your journey starts there. Listen to non-remixed film songs or Hindi or regional language songs in your native tongue. Classical songs are often based on classical music. Listen to compositions by Naushad, Laxmikant-Pyarelaal, Jagjit Singh, O.P. Nayyar, Kalyanji-Anandji, or if you prefer more contemporary music, try Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, A.R. Rahman, Uttam Singh, or Aadesh Shrivastava.

Simultaneously, start listening to short classical instrumental pieces. For example, if you hear a song featuring a flute, listen to a classical flute piece for 5-10 minutes. You can find these on YouTube. Try to find similarities between the pieces. If you discover …

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