Donnerstag, 25. August 2016

Disconnecting

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We Were Promised Jetpacks are a Scottish Indie Rock band based in Edinburgh and making records since more than a decade. I found this song the recent days while investigating in the net. It is a bluesy based song with vocals deep in echoes and a very bluesy guitar. They create a deep, raw and disturbing sound on this record. Seems like a sound from hell. New to me and worth for further investigations.


Mittwoch, 24. August 2016

Mick Harvey / Serge Gainsbourg

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Mick Harvey is well known by his long time collaboration with Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and The Birthday Party. Years ago he installed a project translating the songs of Serge Gainbourg into English. His latest record Delirium  Tremens (what a name for a record) was released a few weeks ago and I only found less songs from it in the www. I really like his interpretations of Serge's songs. Almost slow ones with a whispered voice and his genius guitar in the back. Another soundtrack for the time round midnight.





Dienstag, 23. August 2016

They Don't Make Clips Like This Any More Pt 6

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There is no time today to lose a lot of words about the clips presenting here. I am sure most of you will know them well. So let's take a walk on memory lane and enjoy the memories you have to these songs of an era long gone.









Montag, 22. August 2016

Old Song In New Bottles

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In 1978 The Rezillos released their first record Can't Stand The Rezillos, a classic record by the upcoming punk/new wave era. Probably they were one of the first bands covering songs from the long gone by 60's. It was unusually in these early days paying references to songs most of them raised with. The songs were all dominated by raging guitars, drifty rhythms and singalong lyrics. These both covers by Fleetwod Mac and Dave Clark Five showed the great abilities of this unforgotten Edinburgh band.

The Rezillos - Someone's gonna get their head kicked in tonight
The Rehillos - Glad all over



Sonntag, 21. August 2016

Go Off

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It was time to fix my holidays for this year. As usually I take ta longer trip to Sri Lanka again over the turn of the year. I also had to honour a pledge I gave to an old friend over a year ago to visit him in the United States. Ed was more than a mate to me because we hang around in my town for more than five years watching football, going out for some drinks and lot of other stuff. He is still working in the army as an civilian and had to move to Florida for a new job in June last year. So I booked a flight, provided me an ESTA-visum to leave for Tampa at the beginning of November this years. I am not sure what he planned to do but I know that he got some tickets for Pet Shop Boys in a small venue and another visit to Ybor City to get us a few hand-rolled cigars by the Cuban people. So I am looking forward to these days, knowing that it will be the last days before the election of their new president.

Today's track is Go Off the new single by M.I.A. from her new album that will be released in a few weeks. I have to say I like her for years because she always made her very own things and sampling great songs. And she did the same thing on this song again. Using an Arabic nursery rhyme as a basic she added some clattering drums and quintessentially strange synth sounds. Probably it doesn't work the first time you listen to but the more you listen the more it is fixed in your head. And who else could sing lyrics like So I stay way up on a level / like my name is Neymar and your know I'm not normal?


Samstag, 20. August 2016

Shades

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Thank god it is weekend and a few days off. I think I am going to have another relaxed weekend visiting my mom for a few hours to talk to with my brother and going later for a few pints at our pub next door. Maybe I will watch my team playing the first round in German football cup on TV later this day but I don't wanna plan this day like I used to do during the business week. Seems to be a peaceful quiet weekend with no dates. So let's start with a new song from Leicester's probably best new psychedelic, drone and experimental band now Children Of Leir. This song  is from their upcoming new album and it is another piece of nowadays psychedelic movement. Seems like more and more bands turn into this kind of genre - and it is good in this way.


Freitag, 19. August 2016

Detective

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One more day in the office and then time enough for the weekend to relax and fill up the battery again. This week was less stressful than the weeks before. So I have time enough to listen to some new music that arrived during the last days. One of the is a post-punk band from Münster, Germany, called Messer (knife). It is a band that is on duty for more than five years and are based on classic post-punk band like Fehlfarben in the early 80's. These days they released a new album and this a leading track from it. They use to have a succint bass and a headstrong, experimental guitar. It is a very dark and monotone sound - not for everybody's ears but something new and interesting in these days.

This song is from their album two years ago and still worth to listen.