Montag, 23. Januar 2017

Walking Around Purposely

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A few days ago in my mailbox arrived another music by a new band. Expecting nothing big I listened to this song and I was surprised about what I've heard. A little gem of indie surf pop with layered harmonies and a great touch of garage rock. The Captain's Son is a band formed in Springfield Missouri and going for success as a powerful trio in Southern California. They announce for their upcoming EP in March more fuzzed out psych rock. Looking forward to hear more of them.

 

Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017

Machines That Breath

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A lot of bands are searching for the perfect pop song and I am sure no one will achieve but lots will get close to. A few days ago Charlotte Brimner aka Be Charlotte came to my radar with her new song Machines That Breath and she's getting close to it. Born in Dundee this 19 year old girl comes up with a unique mixture of folktronica, soft HipHop-beats and bitter-sweet melodies. Not the worst thing when you are at the start of your career.


Samstag, 21. Januar 2017

Line Ekata

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When I was in holidays in Sri Lanka I met local friends that I know about years. One of them is Nuwan working as a DJ down there. Working as a DJ down there means you were booked for beach parties and weddings. A wedding in Sri Lanka means that you show up in the early afternoon to congratulate to the bride and the groom. After all the guest arrived the man disappear to a separate location for a few drinks while the ladies site inside having little conversations. A few hours later they all finish drinking to get something to eat. When late lunch was finished the DJ's appear for couple of hours to get the people dancing. I know Duwan since a couple of years and as we talked about his profession he told me that he realised a record and a video as well. After watching it I offered him the possibility to get featured on this this blog. Now I have to redeem my promise and I offer you a song by a local Sri Lankan musician. For me it is a song that could be played during summer time. Well arranged and produced but no one will know this song without any support.

Enjoy and have a great weekend.


Freitag, 20. Januar 2017

Ghost Rider

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It is now a half year since Alan Vega passed away. His music is still present to me and I think it is worth to feature him once again here. it is rockabilly from outer space and far ahead of his time. We couldn't say more than thank you to him for giving us this music. Still hot, inspiring and cool after many decades.


Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2017

My Guitar Wants To Kill You Mama

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During the last days I rediscovered Frank Zappa and his records. He was always an artist that accompanied me during my musical education. I was introduced to him in the mid 70's by an older friend of mine and I had my problems understanding his music in my younger days. But I purchased a few records during the last decades. Listening now to his songs with a distend view I have to say that he was far ahead of his time (in any period of his work). There were so different and difficult arrangements in his songs and the more you listen to them the more details you can hear. So it is time to feature him after all these years once again. This song is a live version showing his collaboration with Joe Satriani, a superb guitar player when he plays blues and rock.

Frank Zappa and Joe Satriani - My Guitar Wants To Kill You Mama

Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017

20/30

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Another band from Austria is ready to be featured at this place. Scheibsta und die Buben specify HipHop in German language in a different and unique way. Scheibsta is the nickname of Philipp Scheiblbrandner the rapper in front of the boys (Buben). I was impressed because they don't use samples in this song - they are using real instruments for their sound. Also the combination of ska-influenced sounds and a mariachi trumpet makes this song worth listen to. The poems are also well listen to. He sings about the times when you were at the end of the twenties or the early thirties and you have to decide which way your life should go. And it doesn't mind of you come from the sunny or the darker side of life.



Montag, 16. Januar 2017

Live Music in German Television

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Last week I posted Moon of Alabama in a live version by David Bowie. It is dated from 1978 when he performed it in Musikladen, in this time the most relevant music show in German television. After posting this song I watched the full show again and I think it is worth to give it to all of you because David was featured at lot last week. It shows him at one of his peaks in his career. Backed with a great band he unites many styles in his music.

Enjoy