Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome to Magnus Sonitus!

Welcome to Magnus Sonitus!

What will this blog be about? Well, it will mainly deal with my thoughts, ideas and especially rants about music, in general. There will be a lot of randoms bits and pieces about bands, artists, the music industry, and whatever other weird musical perceptions float into my mind.

Why do I feel the need to use this blog? The answer is threefold. Firstly, I hope to eventually get a career in music in some form, whether it being on the radio, as an actual musician or of course in the field of music journalism, and the skill of being able to write down ideas and musings into some kind of format is a useful one. Secondly, in all honesty, while I can respect others musical opinions for the most part, 99% of people's musical tastes are completely terrible, so I wish to potentially expose others to the type of music I enjoy so hopefully they can enjoy it or at least appreciate it also. Lastly, I anticipate that other musical nerds like myself will read this blog, and expose me to some brilliant music that I may not have heard otherwise.

What gives me the right to talk about music? You know how you get those people that say they listen to 'everything', and you find that means only classic rock and hip hop? I am the opposite. I truly do listen to everything, and if I don't, it's because I haven't either discovered it yet or haven't heard enough of it. Even genres I really dislike, like indie *shudders*, I'll still find some albums I'll like. Also, while 300+ albums is not much compared to some, I still think it gives me a nice background in different varieties of music.

Lastly, what does "Magnus Sonitus" mean? It's a very grandiose and overly egotistical Latin term meaning "important noise", which I think is self explanatory.

Now, random thoughts!:

  • I know it's old news, but why do people still look down on the Darkness with contempt? Their first album is very entertaining, and I personally enjoy Justin's voice.
  • I still feel he's overrated, but David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is kinda growing on me. It's just so easy to listen to and inoffensive.
  • I only just realised how absolutely brilliant the drumming on Black Sabbath's Paranoid is. Seriously, just listen to Iron Man and ignore the guitar and bass and you'll see what I mean.


  1. this is creepy, we made a blog on the same day.

    it's lauren... a.k.a L.Chan (*shudders*) by the way.

  2. Haha, thought so, thanks for following my blog, and I'll make sure I keep an eye on yours.

  3. Hey man, You need to get into some Blues, THEN you can say you listen to everything :)