November 29, Numbers and figures…. First of all; lots of thanks to all of you who has wished me good luck with the interview today. As some of you might now already I work as a financial controller, so obviously I have a fascination for stats, trends etc.
As the chart shows, November will be the most successful month in the history of the blog. My Google Ads experiment continues being a disaster. BOXSTr has improved its service significantly. First of all the bandwidth has been extended to 1. This means that if you only used 0. I've always thought that a downloads of a song would be a success.
However this new stat shows a completely different picture, as most of the songs have been downloaded at least times! This is the top 5 of the most downloaded tracks number of downloads in brackets.
The Teenagers - Starlett Johansson 2. Sia - Electric Bird 4. The Christmas songs have started to find their way to the inbox and I plan to post a longer list of freebies sometime next week. But here are two new ones received today. All of them will show up next week in the Christmas post mentioned above. November 28, Colours of Fantasy Earlier today I posted a gorgeous indie pop track by Tellus About The Moonand tonight it's time to post another one by an equally wonderful indie pop band; Sunny Summer Day.
The Indonesian trio is currently giving away a new track called Colours of Fantasy and even though it will only be available as a free download for a limited period of time, the band has given me permission to post it in the blog. Back in September the band released a 3 track EP on Cloudberry Records and hopefully this lovely new recording indicates that more stuff is in the making! As well as a rather poor quality video of the band performing the track live at On Our Honeymoon.
Moving on If I get the job, I seriously doubt that much will change from a working point of view, as the job description is pretty much the same Album) in my current job.
So why do I even consider taking the new one the devil's advocate might ask? Obviously new surroundings, colleagues and a different boss will be much needed breaths of fresh air. And since it is located just around the corner from where we live instead of a 45 minute drive away, the new job certainly has that little something that makes it very attractive!
Now I just need to make a good impression!!!! Perhaps I should send a substitute? Chris has already mentioned a few of the artists, so if you're a regular to his blog, you probably won't find much of interest in this post. I received the Panda Riot debut album She Dares All Things buy a few weeks back, and have been enjoying it immensely ever since.
Great tunes on an insisting platform of noise; and why is it that dreamy female vocals fit the shoegaze genre like hand in glove? Not sure if this is meant to be a seasonal offering, but in their own words it's a little more danceable than the previous track; the super chilled Icecold Kisses.
However it's my impression that this have slightly changed, as more and more bands seem to be embracing The Jesus and Mary Chain. November 27, In the Shadow of Am I the only one who has been pissed about how slow Sitemeter was the past few days? Perhaps I'm just some narcissistic moron who's obsessed with trends and figures, but I do think that it's interesting and quite useful to learn how visitors find this blog. In his message he wrote how he's been a fan for ages and called the music "danceable goth", which certainly sounded quite appealing.
And after a few listens I fully agree that this electronic, catchy and dark stuff despite the horrible band name is really, really cool. So until yesterday this band was completely unknown to me, but it seems like that they are quite popular in Germany and have had some success on various dance charts yep - it is indeed danceable!
November 26, From Warsaw to Prague…. I know I often complain about how my life has change since I became a father and of course it hasand how I never travel anywhere anymore. I guess the above lines tell quite a different story and that I really should stop whining? Swedish indie pop one-man band does such a thing as a one-man band exist?
November 23, From around the web It's Friday and it's time for another Flashback Friday post! Obscured Sound has a great post on new Danish band Private.
Largehearted Boy has started to collect Year-End lists. Mikrofisch are giving away their new album Masters of the Universe for free. Unfortunately the page is only in Italian, so I might have missed some crucial information, as my Italian is somewhat less than fluent call it non-existing if you like.
But the language of music is universal and since this amazing collection of songs is free to download, I cannot recommend it enough. Especially as a lovely new track by the wonderful trio A Classic Education are among the freebies. Grab it and get a quick and pleasant introduction to some really fine Italian artists. November 22, No more Anamia From a recently posted Myspace bulletin: " We are sorry to inform you that we - Anamia - hereby, officially stop working together.
What lie behind this decision is different ambitions, among the band members, along with lack of motivation from some members. It's hard to exaggerate the role that Dr. Octagon played in revitalizing underground hip-hop.
The smooth flow combines exotic and new sounds with the best of krautrock and psychedelia. Red vinyl. The music that they manage to conjure in this release has a distinctive ambient nature. On one hand Stevie Floyd is offering the more experimental vibe on her songs, relying on minimalistic structures and haunting atmospheres, while the Aerial Ruin tracks seem to be existing within the melancholic acoustic territory.
This LP is part of the ''Respect The Classics'' vinyl reissue series tribute to many of hip-hop's finest. Packaged with a 3D lenticular cover treatment, giving the timeless cover art multiple layers of depth. This is their sound, not some knock off, not some imitation, not a homage or retro dress up party I'll save any boring comparisons and you save yours. Jam it up super and see. Long-standing fan John Peel once referred to them as one of the few groups that made the period bearable.
Limited double transparent yellow with pink red and blue splatter vinyl. The feel of this session is more tempered than that of their wigglesome debut LP, Jeffrey Johnson as well as their second LP, which shall go nameless. The discordian elements of post-no-wave edge and Brooklyn basement glue party remain, but some of the looser jags have been hauled in and buffed like a fine pair of loafers.
This is still definitely the sound of young people, but not in a way that grates on my old man's sensibilities. This remastered pressing includes the bonus cuts "Crab Dance" and "Nobody's City," which appeared on a CD reissue but weren't on the original vinyl edition. We fell in love with this band as soon as we heard those early anarcho punk influenced demos, and then saw a blistering set from them in their hometown earlier this year. More due October Includes selections from the Verse 1 album as well as other rare tracks recorded in Their debut album exerts an elemental power.
Enlivening their sound with sitars, percussive drums, theremins, wind instruments and ethereal vocals, the band manages to sound powerfully spacious and lazily serene all at once.
Pressed on splatter vinyl with gm foil stamped, reverse board jackets. Musically inspired by late 's David Bowie, This Is Happening also has artwork that directly references Bowie's classic album Lodger.
Manateees are one of the most menacing punk bands around. And, their long-awaited debut LP is a brooding, nasty, desperate masterpiece. This record is a nasty, cruel journey into distain.
On Come On Die YoungMogwai went about becoming the most sullen, brooding post-rock band they could possibly be. Mastered by Dave Edwardson of Neurosis. Glorious noise by an Indonesian expat and a Modra guitarist, who On - Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City + Instrumentals (CDr abstraction, melody, and fragmentation. Spat out of the belly of the UK punk scene, the Poison Girls and Crass played shows together in the span of three years, bonding on a conceptual and artistic approach to punk.
He's been setting it up for two years. Both have been mixing blues and roots music with punk rock and noise ever since. A maelstrom of expansive guitar abstractions, sound collage and full-out rocking. The beautifully hoarfrost-y "Trace" evokes Seefeel's forays into fusing shoegaze atmospheres with abstract electronic beat matrices. A collection of rare '90s singles from the New Zealand-based indie act. The Terminals are smack in the center of all that is great about New Zealand music. They bridge the gap between the free-form sprawl of their improvising peers and the melodic beauty of Flying Nun's poppiest groups.
The result is a ripcord of rock that sounds vital, intense and fomenting with menace. Collected here for the first time are the singles.
Released throughout the s, these songs are the band's finest moments. Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. Sweaty and noirish, it unfolds like a film.
Originally conceived as a frenetic side-project founded by members of Thursday, Glassjaw and Converge, United Nations membership and ideology have evolved into a full-time flagship for incendiary chaos.
Their line-up overhauled to include members of acclaimed screamo group Pianos Become The Teeth, United Nations have become a perpetual lightning rod for controversy, confusion, and contempt.
Blood red vinyl with black oil splatter. Captured in the gaps of a ruthless touring schedule, defining fourth and fifth albums The Future Of What and Repetition were issued in the back-to-back springs of and ' Straddling the church balcony, licking the scum off stained glass, crooked steeples refracting moonlight and blood…There is no erasure of the Satanic ego as the Drag moves onto new spiritual drippings.
First in a new series. Comes in a vintage-style brown 10" cover with hole with a screenprint in gold on the front. Featuring alternative heroes Traffic Sound and Laghonia alongside a selection of unheralded short-lived groups, Peru Bravo is a funk-fuelled ride through a radical decade. Songs he loves, songs he covered with Panther Burns, songs that influenced him, thus shedding much light upon the music that incessantly ignites Falco's muse.
This album perfectly captures their phenomenal blend of classic-era shoegaze and '90s indie-pop ala the legendary Slumberland Records. Unlike a majority of their peers at the time, Weed Hounds was able to create something far more extraordinary than the usual, tepid nu-gaze or faux-twee pop that littered the indie world.
Not a conventional double LP, this is actually two separate EPs packaged as one. SSR is a single minute track spread across both sides of a 12" EP. SSR continues to develop the band's wide sonic palette, delivering the closest thing to pop that WB has ever created. Produced by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, Goats brings together these varied and inspired personalities to create something undeniably fresh and new. One of the most bizarre and polarizing musical entities in extreme music returns with their fifth and most likely final full-length album, completing the circle they started many years ago from the barren wastelands of Saskatchewan, Canada.
The five elongated tracks on Postsocial comprise some of the most intriguing work ever from blackened noise terrorists Wold. Come partake in his entry to this new world, and witness his paradisiacal sounds and sensual vibes. Synthesizers, drum machines, guitar, and brazen vocals are unified through the mind and body of one man, generating a sound in which the past becomes the future; Harriet Brown is creating a new kind of romantic funk. Between — Crayon released a handful of singles and one full-length album, Brick Factory.
Sweaty and nourish, it unfolds like a film. Named one of the top albums of all time by Rolling Stone Indonesia, Alam Raya was recorded in and has only been available on cassette until now. Bong Digitally remastered edition of this album from the Finnish pianist, composer and conductor.
Olli Ahvenlahti has been one of Finland's leading jazz artists since the '70s. The groove of his '70s dancefloor jazz made an impact on the Finnish jazz scene, and album track "Grandma's Rocking Chair" is viewed as a highlight of that era. Includes the single ''Burnin It Down. It has only been available as an import since release, but it is now finally being released in the US.
Limited digipak includes two bonus tracks. Vinyl edition features gatefold design and a 7" single. While the record extends into cinematic and otherworldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. Known for their unique orchestrations, The Barr Brothers used a plethora of instruments to Album) this album including a variety of horns, marimba, ngoni West African stringed instrumentan instrument made by a fan called a cardboardium, hammered dulcimer, and pedal steel to make a sound that is sui generis.
The result is a record that still relies on an obliterating attack of heavy guitars, danceable hooks, and kinetic drumming, but will appeal as much to Kiss fans as the music freaks and geeks who worship Nuggets. If you're French musician Arnaud Rebotini, you marry them. Godforsaken Roads boasts Black Strobe's trademark electronic twist on traditional blues sounds and is propelled by Rebotini's deep, Nick Cave-esque growl.
Deluxe features expanded packaging with a page hardback book of photographs and stories from members of the band, as well as a bonus DVD featuring glimpses of hi-speed photography. Recorded largely in her home studio, Heartleap is a unique and entrancing collection of ten songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album.
Vinyl version due October 7. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Snaith said that his "initial impulse was to make something for everybody to listen to," adding, "And that's such a shift for me. There's more of me in the music than there ever has been, for sure. It used to be that I closed the doors, and the only thing that ended up in the music was whatever was spontaneously generated there and then. Now it's much more typical that I'll get to work for a couple hours on something, then I'll take my daughter to a museum with some friends of ours.
Everything is happening all at the same time and bottled up together. And I think that's good. Emblematic of that French touch which tinged new wave with a bit of sunshine, their electro, retro-futuristic songs have that slightly sweet and sour flavor between casualness and sophistication. He has also been the driving force behind Warrior Soul. The set contains a number of soundtracks for director Walter Hill and a handful produced in a productive two year period, Born and raised in Central Iowa, alternative hip-hop artist Coolzey is now stomping the streets of Hollywood, where dreams are born, legends are made, and many starve chasing a check.
Inspired by the likes of his predecessors, De La Soul, The Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Outkast and a host of the others, the cornfield raised rapper also draws inspiration from the world around him. Upbeat joyous sample-hop might not be in the right place. Vinyl version due November 4. Play CD ORG Music "Devoid of song structure or any overriding influence, Dot Hacker careen carelessly between melodious dream pop, electronic production and boisterous hard rock at a moments notice.
This deluxe reissue features the original album remastered as well as some alternate remixes and previously unreleased songs that were recorded during the On - Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City + Instrumentals (CDr period as SOTC on the second disc Loose Change. Featuring no other performers and limited to the only instruments Escott knows how to play — piano, synth, melodica, and a solitary, awkwardly self-taught guitar chord — the album is as haunting as it is direct, with Escott's voice lending a reserved gravity to the often soaring arrangements.
She started out in the D. Timony's new band is Ex Hex, a D. A cold expanse of rough roads, farmland fields, and glacial hills, the only wonder is that this folk renaissance didn't happen sooner.
Perhaps these artists beavered away, like forest critters in hibernation, incubating in their shelters during the cold of winters. But as soon as Justin Vernon of Bon Iver broke down the doors with For Emma Forever Agoa legend of an album in its own right, the Wisconsin folk scene seemed to regurgitate dozens of pristine and much-heralded folk acts. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.
The album isn't about the end, it's really the beginning. It's a celebration of the next experience. All the music is exclusive to this soundtrack except "The Other Side," an extract from the forthcoming album due for release inwhich just happened to fit with the visuals. Evidence Of Time Travel is a unique investigation of the terrors and pleasures of temporal displacement. A sinister sonic architecture of drum-machine-music and analogue synthesizers.
Opens with "The Forbidden Experiment," as surveillance TV glitches and the ghostly, ripped-up multi-temporal universe of Evidence Of Time Travel infiltrates the labyrinth of dark electronica. CD Masterworks For his new album, guitarist and composer Bill Frisell mines the catalog of guitar-based music from the '50s and '60s that first inspired him to pick up the instrument.
Joining Frisell for this album of musical memories are the members of his working trio, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen, along with frequent collaborator Greg Leisz, a master of the lap and pedal steel guitars.
Vannucchi began songwriting in a small mountain community just outside Yosemite National Park and later enlisted the help of friends to perform his material. However, it was the band's sophomore album Able Bodies that gained acclaim when it was released independently in Vannucchi continues to evolve the band's sound into music that "blurs the boundaries of genres like indie, post-rock and alternative.
Alix materialized as perhaps Generationals' most confident record, full of history and as multiphase as Ted and Grant's friendship.
Available on CD and on green vinyl. Macy Gray's impressive catalog of work is filled with highlights. She has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations. Jamal's music takes cues from the EBM and house that played a huge part in the city's musical underground in the late eighties and early nineties, notably Ron Hardy and Adonis, but also Industrial, avant-jazz and noise.
From Mission District punkers to Shibuya-ku hipsters—his melodies dance lightly around your head while the rhythms build under your feet and move your hips.
His is soul music, made by a street kid raised on Santana and Bill Withers with more than Album) little nod to the Clash and Public Enemy in there, too. Guitarist Steve Gunn fits into that category; over the past decade and a half, his records have gravitated slowly from inward-facing reflections built around his hypnotic acoustic guitar work to fleshed-out works that feature a growing cast of musicians.
Way Out Weather marks the completion of Gunn's transformation from a master guitarist into a songwriter who can trust in his own voice and arrangements as much as his spectacular fretwork. He's thrown open the windows and let the light in, as he embraces pristine, lush production that makes guitars sparkle and drums crack. CD version includes bonus instrumentals disc. The track is dichotomous, lifting you up into a trance-like dimension while weighing you down to reality and leaves you longing to hole up in bed all day while forcing you to get up and move about.
Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, people like that. I was always drawn to singers with something haunting about their voices. The same goes for writers such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. You can't define what it is, but it buries itself deep in your soul. Carey, and the Minneapolis rapper Astronautalis.
The Juan MacLean have weathered electroclash, disco-punk, electro-disco, techno, house, deep house, and whatever we can call the sound of today.
They never feel totally in step with the moment, but somehow always feel right and necessary. Put differently: there's always something exciting to say about these guys. The band enjoyed her presence so much that she was welcomed to stay on following the return of Forbes, and she has since toured with the band and performed on their album Get Happy.
He had these up his sleeve and was happy to be knobbing around with Modest f king Mouse? Playlandtrue to its name, is exhilarating. After last year's likeable enough The Messengerthis is richer by far: the tunes are plentiful, the production old school and beefy fat bass, cool synththe guitar playing, you know, not bad.
It's not old. It's just a collection of songs that have never had a proper recording, or that we didn't know existed.
Well, finally Minus the Bear have given us this package of glorious songs that were recorded during the sessions of Planet Of IceOmniand Infinity Overhead. The album has a strange sense of unity, as the songs aren't clunky, or obviously recorded at different times. The band has a knack for capturing a distinct sound with each album to ensure their listeners won't be disappointed, but with that, every album has some unique qualities.
As easy as it is to hear the three different albums, it weirdly flows as if it were recorded all at the same time. Recorded at the famous Strawberry Studios in Julythe album offered epic electronic pop written by Pauline and partner Robert Blamire and marked a radical departure from their shared past in pioneering punk band Penetration. Lovely songs of anxiety, malaise and self-doubt. Newly remastered and augmented by a wealth of bonus material including non-album singles, B-sides and a John Peel session Bishop Nehru's breakthrough mixtapes, released from the age of 15 saw him rhyming over DOOM produced instrumentals.
As the creative force and sole member of Xasthur, the highly influential black metal project that Conner launched back inhe went on to release a total of eight studio albums before dissolving the Xasthur project in She adopts the same, sleek style as Satie, managing to push her minimalist pieces towards new heights.
Includes a bonus DVD that gives you a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the album. Too cool. This is that vision! The songs are at once spare and expansive; exploratory, yet deceptively simple. A mix of alien-psychedelic-blues jams, Voodoo drumming, and shamanic dream music.
An eclectic but accessible mixture of electronica, dnb, disco, hip hop and beyond. Through the years improvisation has been a major part of the XBXRX live show, but remained unrecorded until now. The album features 7 improvisations of distinctive character and mood ranging from frenzied storms of white noise to pointillistic chamber music. This record is the work of a bunch of musicians hellbent on making he best record they have in them.
The songs are sung with such intimacy and earnestness that "In The Vines" sways somewhere between the serpent, elephant, bees and rats, the honey representing a strange sense of hope and delight in the brief moments of beauty that sustain our lives.
Most hilariously fantastic art of ? Curious about the cover? It was every s 5th grader's dream yearbook photo. The stories told by iLiKETRAiNS are set to carefully structured, adorning melodies with instrumental patterns capable of creating an incredible range of emotions. Damn, ! Lifeline is upper-atmosphere music that works just as well down here on Earth. Featuring songs from the [adult swim] series. Just say the title! Moving on, this was an import-only item that's been unavailable for a year or so now.
Are these two together? MOJO magazine seems to think so, referring to it as their "courtship dance. Congrats, fellow. It turns out Thomas has been shying away from the Motown sound of past records and has expanded into the ether a bit. Give it a whirl. It found a slew of admirers in music circles, wherein the idea of adapting these songs to music was realized. Included with the two discs is a hardcover book reproduction of the lyrics.
This is a limited edition release in deluxe packaging and will never be repressed. Like the last few albums preceding it, the fellows eek out a little bit serious territory while polishing up the fart jokes for a truly strange experience.
Includes a 13 minute three-part doom epic. This is Neil Young's world! Newer Posts Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. State Ann Arbor, MI Bloc Party — One More Chance. And you're gonna see. This time things will be different. Made in … To improve the translation you can follow this link or press the blue button at the bottom. One More ChanceGive me one more chanceGive me one more chanceGive me one more chance to love youGive me one more chanceGive me one more…. Various rhythms for music production, synthesia, yamaha, roland, korg, casio keyboards, among others.
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Bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong joined the band later. In interviews Kele Okereke has stated On - Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City + Instrumentals (CDr there was still some creative energy left after making Intimacy and this was the reasoning behind making "One More Chance". The band currently consists of Kele Okereke vocals, guitarRussell Lissack guitarJustin Harris bass, vocals…, Bloc Party is an indie rock band which formed in in London, England.
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