“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” ― Leonard Bernstein

Welcome to my blog! It’s going to be full of a lot of music and a lot of thoughts. After I finished my Bachelor’s in Audio Production and Master’s Degree in Music, I have always wondered how to best put to use my musical knowledge and analysis talents. This is the result: a blog with where I will continue to practise analysing and understanding songs and bands, as well as the historical and philosophical context they may have, and of course a little bit about performance art and anything else I can come up with. Careful! For you will find I focus mostly on Heavy Metal, the music genre I would like to dedicate myself my efforts to. Feel free to dive in!

Dive in, grab a coffee and enjoy musing about music, performing arts and more!

The Poet and the Pendulum

Lyric analysis by Annika Hausen Introduction “The Poet and the Pendulum” is a song of the 2007 album “Dark Passion Play” by the Finnish band Nightwish, founded in 1996 and on-going opus of the musical genius that is Tuomas Holopainen. Tuomas Holopainen is the main composer and songwriter for the band and also of the…

Deutschland – Rammstein

In depth analysis of Rammstein’s first single in 10 years. Extract from my Master’s Degree Thesis. As first part of the analysis, I would like to go deeper into the music of Deutschland. The instrumentation is that of a typical Rammstein song. 2 guitars, bass guitar, synthesizer, drums and Till Lindemann’s trademark vocals with harsh…

Rammstein + Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac

Analysis of the use of Rammstein’s “Führe mich” in the movie by Lars von Trier. Written during my Master’s degree course Nymphomaniac – The movie The movie by danish director Lars von Trier is a 5 and a half hour long “opus”, centering around leading lady “Joe”, who is a Nymphomaniac. She is found beaten…

Camille Saint-Saëns – Le carnaval des animaux

Analysis of the characteristics of “Programme Music” in the Carnival of the Animals in the single movements and sound descriptive elements. The musical suite Le carnaval des animaux ​is quoted to be a “humorous musical suite” by the french composer and piano-prodigy Camille Saint-Saëns, composed in 1886. The suite contains 14 parts, each representing an “animal”…

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