Samstag, 21. April 2018

Evolution

Bildergebnis für pete townshend who came first

Back in 1972 Pete Townshend released his first solo album after years working together with The Who. It was one of the first albums ever I listened to in full time. An older friend of my close friend in school days introduced us to this record. Since then I was impressed by the work of Pete Townshend. Not that I like everything he did after The Who but I always felt that he made his very own music without his bandmates. The songs on this album are totally different to the sound of the mod-like The Who and maybe the reason is that Ronnie Lane guided Pete to another way of sound. These days an anniversary edition was released with some out-takes and other stuff. And on this record he showed us his affection to country/folk inspired music that he couldn't do with his band. But this doesn't matter at all - it is still fun listening to this old songs again.

Pete Townshend - Evolution
Pete Townshend - There's A Heartache Following Me
Pete Townshend - Time Is Passing

Freitag, 20. April 2018

Live Music On German Television

Bildergebnis für musikladen

Crawling through the internet I stumbled over a song I didn't listen to for ages. Johnny Vortex by Steve Gibbons Band was one of my favourites outside the punk/new wave sound. Steve Gibbons was almost 20 years on stage when he got a little famous in the late 70's for transmitting the sound of pub rock and rock and roll into a new era. Listening to covered songs by Chuck Berry, Bob Kelly and also his own songs were and are still a pleasure. Probably one of the best musicians/artists in his very own space of music in days long gone by.




Donnerstag, 19. April 2018

Dimensional People

Bildergebnis für Mouse on Mars - "Dimensional People"

There is music not for everyone featured at this place for several times and I know this. But sometimes I take a walk into something new. Sometimes I leave this way because I was disappointed by what I expected and what I got. Sometimes I say wow - this kind of music is so strange and far away of everything I heard for long times. A few days ago I listened to the new record by Mouse on Mars, a Cologne/Düsseldorf based electronic duo formed 25 years ago. I know them since a longer time but never saw the necessity to feature them at this place until now. Their newest album Dimensional People is so different and rich on influences by Krautrock, breakbeat, folk and ambient. Sometimes it sounds like Klaus Schulze will play nowaday music - sometimes it sounds like soft-rock. But always this organic sound is unique in it's way. Frank Zappa would take his pleasure in this music

Mittwoch, 18. April 2018

Orange Clockwork

Bildergebnis für die wilde jagd

It was three years ago when a German electronic duo surprised me with an album that is still on rotation in my house. A few days ago they released their second record Uhrwerk Orange. When they had on their first album tracks that impressed me with their hypnotic sounds I looked forward what will be the next. They didn't copy their style another time and moved forward to a trip through Krautrock and electronic adventures. If her first album was quite unusual and eclectic, they have gone with her second album still 1 step more strictly. It sounds like Einstürzende Neubauten doped on Valium. Long songs with endless loops From percussion and bass dominated tracks alternate with almost already folky sounds. It can be an 80 minutes trip into space if you have a similar affection to spacey sounds. I saw them live a few month ago in a small club and have to say that they are worth to be seen on stage.


Dienstag, 17. April 2018

Miami Vice

Bildergebnis für jan hammer

This day 70 years ago Jan Hammer was born in Prague. He's one those pioneers that brought synthesizers and moog into modern jazz music. He first got attention by his collaboration with Al Di Meola and his appearance on Billy Cobham's album Stratos, one of the best albums in the early 70's of jazz fusion sound. He got famous as he made a contract of writing the title track and the soundtrack of the American series Miami Vice. I don't know if you remember these days but for me it was essential to watch every episode of this series.

Happy birthday Jan.




Montag, 16. April 2018

What The Fuck

Bildergebnis für the boxer rebellion

The last Saturday I have got back my laptop and it could be repaired. I have no notion what the reason was  however, it has not functioned any more and I am glad that I had to buy myself no new device.

During the weekend I listened to some new songs by London's The Boxer Rebellion. Most of them are sad and introverted. The dark mood of the songs are found on the loss of the singers father a few month ago. It is not an innovative piece of music but the songs have arrested me in a sentimental manner.


Sonntag, 8. April 2018

Walk The Walk



Since this weekend my laptopis out of duty. I brought it to repair and I don't know if it is  possible or if I have to  buy a new one. Until then thre will be no daily posts. Gaz Coombes announced a new album and this song is an appetizer