For Ear Sake is not a music blog that illegally shares albums, but an outlet geared toward supporting artists. You will get a full sense of what moves me musically through the albums reviewed, videos, and other miscellaneous music topics. For Ear Sake was created to shine a light on different genres, and educate individuals on the importance of supporting the artists we listen to. With an open mind and heart for music, not only will this be an adventure, but the perfect source for inspiration, and a journey for you and I respectively. "And through the production of music, we inspire beauty; a gift crafted perfectly with the lessons of life and the fantasy of our futures."

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Stuyvesants - Brooklyn's Finest (2010)
Genres: Hip Hop, Instrumental, Soul

The Stuyvesants is a collaborative effort between music producer Allan Cole (Algorythm), and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt). Both reside in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. The two wanted to work together on a project where they could incorporate several of their talents, related to music and design. They wanted to do this under a moniker that would pay homage to the ’70s. The collaboration allowed them to do four major things, design, beat dig, produce amazing music, and simply have fun." - The Stuyvesants

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vinyl Lovers is a monthly post that premiers the love individuals have for vinyl records. Each month, one special individual will be chosen to share their love with For Ear Sake by giving a glimpse of their collection, certain records they adore, and stories surrounding their love for the forgotten medium. Vinyl Lovers is not only for vinyl collectors with large collections, but for all individuals that own and love records. It's not about the amount of records you own, but the love you have for what you own. Hopefully this monthly post will inspire people on the verge of starting a record collection, and motivate those that collect to keep digging!

UNKLE - The Heretics' Gate (2011)
Genres: Ambient, Modern Classical

Have you ever been fond of a soundtrack just as much as the film? Well, that's what this Soundtrack post represents. This post is a detail of both films and soundtracks I enjoy.

Doug Foster (the artist behind The Heretics' Gate artwork) and UNKLE joined forces to create a visual and musical masterpiece for the Daydreaming With… St Michael’s exhibition that took place at at St. Michael’s church in Camden, London. The relationship between the two artists began when James Lavelle (leading member from UNKLE and curator of the Daydreaming With… exhibition) came across Doug Foster's installation of The Heretic’s Gate. Here's what Foster had to say about Lavelle in an interview pertaining to how their relationship and the score came-to-be: