In Which I Fangirl Shamelessly and Point You at an Awesome Kickstarter
The best music you've never heard that some of you have never heard, in spite of the fact that I've been playing it for everyone I know whenever I get the chance, is Sassafrass's Norse Myth song cycle. They've taken all the soap opera and hidden themes and secretly-rooting-for-Loki in the eddas--and turned it into amazing, thoughtful, passionate a capella, with harmonies that would challenge the cast of Rent. I drove 10 hours in March to listen to them give a one-hour concert. I did this instead of driving the same 10 hours to hear Tallis's 40-part motet the previous week. This is transcendent stuff.
And at last, at long last, the Kickstarter is open for Sundown: Whispers of Ragnorak. CD, DVD, and full-on costumed opera. Go, listen to the samples, and sacrifice some silver to Loki.