Sonntag, 26. April 2015
I found this little pop gem a few days before. Boxed In is the name of the project by the Manchester based producer and songwriter Oli Bayston. In his music he combines elements of House, Electronica and a little bit Krautrock: driving bass, looped drums, hypnotic rhythm and keybords.
Freitag, 24. April 2015
Looking back to this year in independent music it is torn between regular New Wave and the rise of singer/songwriting or classic soul and some kind of dark wave. It was some kind of transition. More and more styles showed up and opened our ears to sounds long gone by. As an example is Mari Wilson who guided lots of people to classic soul - maybe it's the birth of Northern Soul - I don't know but many artists in this year showed us that there was more than punk/new wave. Anyway, old and new had their place in music and many of us became aware of the new sounds that was played (whys and wherefores could ABC have so many success?).
Aztec Camera - Pillar To Post
Everything But The Girl - Night And Day
Mary Wilson - The Wilsations Beat The Beat
The Lords Of The New Church - Open Your Eyes
The Toy Dolls - Nellie The Elephant
The Wild Swans - Revolutionary Spirit
Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
It's a song released almost 40 years ago by Leonard Cohen. I really like it in the original version. Many years later John Cale made a cover of this song released on a tribute CD to Mr. Cohen. I have ever had a close affinity to him from his early days playing with Velvet Underground. And he made some great record the years after splitting the band. I think this song is like a rock in the days long gone by.
John Cale - Hallelujah
Donnerstag, 23. April 2015
Slow Club is a Sheffield based duo formed by Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson. They are able to make the balancing act between classic blues inspired songs, easy folk and songs you could dance to. I like them for their songs, their arrangements for several voices and their appearance for me in the later hours of the day.
Slow Club - The Queen's Nose
Mittwoch, 22. April 2015
This song shuffled up recent days and I stopped walking the way to my office and listened to this song from start to end. It's another song about reflection of the life and Joni Mitchell tells us some truth about life and love. You can call it sentimental and I will agree but if you remember the scene in the movie 'Love Actually' when the main actress doesn't get the gift for Christmas she expected and got a Joni Mitchell CD instead it could make you cry. Anyway, Joni has a beautiful and clear voice that touches your soul.
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Dienstag, 21. April 2015
Scotty Moore was known as the leading guitarist in the early backing band of Elvis Presley. He played on many songs his unique guitar. After leaving Elvis he came along with a new band and this instrumental. Way back many well known guitar players like Keith Richards and Eric Clapton named him as a main influence of playing guitar. If nothing last from him - his thump-picking playing will.
Scotty Moore Trio - Have Love Will Travel
Montag, 20. April 2015
Listened to BBC 6 Music the other day and they played this fantastic remix from Jon Hopkins 'I remember' released on RSD. I really like this dubby version with it's little piano parts in it.
Enjoy and have a good start into the week.