the story of skint & demoralised is too long and complex to go into here. but suffice to say it was quite a surprise to see a new release from skint & demoralised. let alone the bonus inclusion of the long shelved debut. made up of poet matt abbott and producer mini dog. skint & demoraliseds songs revolve around teenage pursuits like getting high. getting the girl and getting pissed as well tackling social issues like unemployment and alcoholism.
love and money front man james grant has collaborated with producer gordy goudie to form the korvids. releasing a dance album. for the older generation who might want to bust a move once more in honour of their younger selves. james says. i wanted to be someone else for a while. sound different. write different. it can be dreary being me all the time..i sing most of my vocals on the record in falsetto. which. as we know. is the international language of disco. the korvids marry their love of disco and 70 s funk with influences such as deodato. massive attack. miles and anything else that takes their fancy. after the success of their debut release beach coma. which was picked up by sirius us radio and remixed by balaeric legend jose padilla. the duo released bad faith. a beauteous cut of late 70 s disco remixed by love & money and steely dan s producer gary katz. james was the front man for love and money. everyone s favourite band from the 1980 s who should have been massive but somehow werent. the other half of the korvids. gordy goudie. is also no stranger to the business having produced simple minds and playing bass and guitar for the primevals and echo and the bunnymen.
the band scarletts fall is a duo formed in 2014 by ruth childs (british-american performance artist and singer based in geneva) and ste?phane vecchione (swiss performance artist and musician based in lausanne). they define themselves as dirty-girlie-kitchen-pop mixing catchy melodies and repetitive looping with fragile vocals and provocative texts. out of their playfully ironic and poetic universe you can ear shades of can. broadcast and young marble giants.
savage times fing als experiment an und dokumentiert die unmittelbare. künstlerische entwicklung hanni el khatibs. ursprünglich wurde der großteil der songs auf savage times bereits zuvor auf fünf eps nach und nach veröffentlicht. diese compilation vereint alle eps und enthält zudem vier weitere. neue bonustracks. el khatib startete das projekt im dezember 2015. die aufnahmen zu den songs wurden in jonny bells (crystal antlers) jazz cats studios aufgenommen. dafür fuhr hanni el khatib täglich von l.a. nach long beach. auf der stundenlangen autofahrt kamen ihm oft die ideen für seine tracks. hanni el khatib wollte sich nicht mehr auf ein genre festlegen und ließ sich einfach von seinem musikalischen instinkt leiten. sobald ein song fertig produziert war. veröffentlichte er ihn. savage times zeigt. wie wandelbar sein sound ist: garage rock. punk. disco. grime und hip hop fügen sich hier konsistent ineinander. über die eigenen grenzen hinweg
pilocka krach still means nothing but pilocka noise. she’s the charming queen of berlins post techno underground and a true recording & perfoming artist. her new release on her very own imprint greatest hits international is a conceptional framed double vinyl album and a journey diary of her last two years on tour around the globe. with mexico. detroit and her hometown roots in berlin as fixpoints on her neverending agenda. pilocka krach is „sugar cane“ & „the lost amigos“. her band and all at once. her style is pure electro post rave simplicity. where each single sound is either raw sampling cuts or deep growling synthesis. big basslines meet funky grooves and surprising hooks. grooving along with her own voice and a lot of other vocal features. whereever you go. each ‘n everthing gets the room it deserves and mingles alltogether to so much more. than just another stereo sum. never heard an album that dry and that wet at the same time. with an overall fun and jam factor. that is truly touching. she took her original style more than just a few steps further and sharpened her skills in an impressive and real straight forward way of raw funkyness and true storytelling. you can’t listen to it without moving. pilocka is always surfing the right balance of how much. or better how less it needs. to keep it going. get down to the point of no return and beyond the miracle of repetition.
>a 1000 keys< is a fatal hommage to minimalism and a consequent denial of virtuosity and the idea of creative genius. paraphrasing the romantic idea of human perfection. brinkmann found a way to create sonic algorithms of tenderness and brutality. establishing dramatic expressiveness in his constructivist analytics. the result is of radical beauty.
les sans pattes is the rock band of robert combas (world renowned contemporary painter and creator of the free figuration movement) and lucas mancione. both are all-rounder. multi-instrumentalists. rigorous and nutty at the same time. they handle plastic arts. are musicians. video makers. actors. performers in short. complete artists. theyve got a rich and eclectic repertoire of more than 100 songs. and no limit: you’ll hear them moving from rock to techno. from a love song to punk. with the same dexterity in each and every register. if you have the chance to be in paris around june 24th. theyll deliver a live performance during michel houellebecq’s exhibition. at the palais de tokyo. to inaugurate the release of their album. tracklist dvd: 1.ta peau (feat gael manangou) 2.animal. cuir noir 3.une fin de quelque chose 4.la danse de lamour 5.ta peau (live)
reggae und düsseldorf – auf dem papier nicht unbedingt die naheliegendste verbindung. punk aus düsseldorf? schon eher. the tips können beides - und noch viel mehr. heißer reggae. knackiger punk und rock sowie eine prise soul sind die zutaten der spritzigen musikalischen geschmacksexplosion. die das trio auf platte und auf der bühne abfeuert. ihre neuste album-kreation. twists’n’turns. die über long beach records erscheint. bricht nicht mit dieser tradition. nein. twists’n’turns geht sogar noch einen schritt weiter. setzt zum großen sprung an und das erfolgsrezept der tips als rock-reggae-pioniere auf dem deutschen musikmarkt fort.
god. reviews can be lol. so we ll presume you know your own mind and taste. let us scrub all metaphor. we ll resist comparison. today s musical tenor overlooked. we ll refuse to dissect. moments preferred are muted. we wont highlight respite or forgiveness. theres no considering of geographical fact. we ll shut our ears to technology.
two and a half minutes of drums rolling under a whirlwind of cranky guitars and vocals arguing from the bottom of a 1990s boom box. thats 51 black super. 11 tracks and 30 minutes to cross the usa. from california with pavement and weezer to ohio with guided by voices and the raspberries… 51 black super isn’t a band to get lost on its way. or in futilities. written. composed. recorded in an emergency. with short and intense sessions. the debut album by 51 black super is made in the image of its creators: spontaneous and eager to get things out there. sounds like the strokes with less cocaine and more facial hair. said a californian rock critic after listening the two first few tracks
das dritte album des brightoner duos grasscut (andrew philips und marcus o dair) erscheint auf lo recordings. nennt sich *everyone was a bird* und überzeugt mit einer mischung aus electronica. post-rock und songbasierter live-instrumentierung (strings. piano. gitarre. drums) als die wohl organischte und eindringlichste arbeit des duos bislang.
mannequin records is proud to present a cd compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the uk. bourbonese qualk were an experimental music group from england who where active from 1979 until2003. throughout this period they had a number of different line-ups but this album concentrates on the period from 1983 until 1987 with the trio of simon crab. julian gilbert and steven tanza. during this time the group released five albums: laughing afternoon. hope. the spike. preparing for power and the self-titled bourbonese qualk on their own recloose organisation and new international records labels.
performed by love of life orchestra and produced by jeff jones the jedi master. with peter gordon. artwork by kit fitzgerald. album duration: 40 mins. comes with cd & cd booklet. download codes for wav. flac. mp3 files + dsd (sacd) files & video extras including live concert footage.
auf seinem debuetalbum überzeugt das britische duo mind fair. bestehend aus dean meredith (chicken lips) und ben shenton. mit einem psychedelischen ravesound aus knarzenden gitarren und groovigen bongos. elemente aus krautrock und psychedelia mischen sich mit dancefloor-styles zu einem funky rock-groove-amalgam. spaet-60 er treffen früh-90 er und gehen tanzen!
friebe. der klügste und schönste deutsche pop-hedonist geht zurück zu seinen wurzeln. punk. wave und chansons - und zieht aus ihnen blühende wundergewächse. wie das episch- euphorische titelstück mit scott-walker-würdigen streichersätzen. auch live wird in friebischer manier wieder ein feuerwerk aus wortwitz und schlechter laune geboten. musikalisch untermalt von chris imler die coole sau. der der show als drum- und sampler-wizzard. sowie vorzeige-dandy glanz und fahrt verleiht. kommt. staunt und jault.
12 tracks. incl. new york city. i never want to let you down und shes a beast. sie tragen das herz auf der zunge und genau das wollte kravitz erreichen. nach unzähligen hits und fast vierzig millionen verkaufter platten nun sein neues album >strut<. incl.2 bonus tracks
das mystische. urspruenglich 1979 veroeffentlichte synthpunk kultalbum von c.o.m.a. erscheint nun erstmalig auf cd mit 4 unveroeffentlichten bonus-tracks. bevor er mit charles de goal ein franzoesischer popstar wurde. war patrick blain teil von c.o.m.a.. die nur ein einziges album veroeffentlichten. das von sammlern gesuchte album mit aehnlichkeiten zum sound von metal urbain enthaelt eine schraege mischung aus punk-gitarren. proto-industrial synthesizern. mundharmonika und elektronischem schlagzeug. inspiriert von bands wie devo. wire. xtc. kraftwerk. the residents und magazine. sind c.o.m.a. soetwas wie the screamers diesseitig des atlantiks.
mit neneh cherry hätte wohl kaum noch jemand gerechnet. erst recht nicht damit. dass die stimme von 7 seconds an der seite eines free-jazz-trios suicide covert. zwischen neneh cherry und the thing hat es offenbar gefunkt. vor zwei jahren trafen die prominente sängerin und das radikale free-jazz-trio erstmals zusammen. nun haben sie gemeinsam ein album eingespielt. angesichts der hits von neneh cherry. die sich zwischen hiphop. soul und ethno bewegten. mutet ihr comeback-projekt abwegig an. betrachtet man jedoch die familiären hintergründe. liegt die kollaboration eigentlich auf der hand: neneh cherry ist die tochter des jazzmusikers don cherry. der the thing mit einem seiner stücke zu ihrem namen inspiriert hat. der renommierte schwedische saxophonist mats gustafsson und das norwegische rhythmus-duo ingebrigt håker flaten und paal nilssen-love transzendieren das spektrum herkömmlicher jazz-trios. neben einem cover von don cherry finden sich darauf songs von the stooges. mf doom. martina topley-bird und ornette coleman. wenn nicht alles täuscht. steht mit diesem album die Überraschung des jahres ins haus.(78sfm)
jimi tenor and nicole willis sublime herakles label returns with haunted by hallucinations. the new bandproject from petri tokkannenm mastermind of the fabolous finish soul investigators group. guitarist petri toikkanen. who graces the liner notes of nearly all the soul investigators (home cooking. keep reachin up) releases. as one of the formidable composers of the musical group. makes the debut on this self titled new bands album.
produziert hat sie krautpop- und noise-gott schneider tm. *nervös*. ihr name. ist programm für chris imlers wesen und wirken. nervosität als angemessene haltung gegenüber einer gleichzeitig bedrohlichen wie aufreizend öden wirklichkeit. die songs auf dem album klingen wie alan vega. daf. silver apples. hasil adkins und joe meek gemeinsam - aber gespielt von einer person.
die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive cd-version des albums.
valentin offers his interpretation of classic indie rock. influenced by british shoegazer and 90’s american noise rock. mixed with his fondness of the melodic and refrain orientated rock hit. the culminations heard on the single beyond or below. a heavy bass line serves as the foundation of a dreamy yet explosive rock hit. on which cascades of expressive guitar noise and musical know-how reaches a higher purpose. on the contrary. abstraction best defines the concept of before f after c.
the selftitled six-track ep by san francisco based artist dominga has a great flowing mood between shoegaze. indie. electronica and rock. listening to >dominga< is like drinking a great cocktail at the beach. mixed out of synth. psychedelic. electronic. stoner. a little breeze of velvet underground. sampling. distortions. even a bit pop. bass. orchestra. krautrock. soul and last but not least a small touch of wonder & lennon…
· cd in handcrafted cardboard-slipcase
· foldable double-sided poster (size ca. a3)
· printed and assembled by noorden/cologne
· including download-code for flac/mp3/etc.
the yearly summit of keiji haino. jim o rourke and oren ambarchi continues with imikuzushi. which finds the group extending the power-trio strategies of last years highly praised in a flash everything comes together as one there is no need for a subject (bt05) and bringing to them a newly sustained intensity. for this performance. haino limits himself to electric guitar and vocals. forming complex networks of slashing rhythm work. noise squall and chromatic shredding. moving at times to near-silent passages of howled vocals and isolated. hanging guitar strums. the tendency towards driving free-rock which surfaced on moments of the trios last release is cemented here. with o rourkes fuzzed-out. non-linear bass riffing moving the music into almost garage-rock areas. combining with ambarchis drums to form a bedrock of hypnotic. metronomic pounding which transforms itself effortlessly into passages of flowing free-time. like all of hainos best work. the trio transcends any rock genre exercise to enter a non-idiomatic zone of ritual intensity. creating a music formed purely out of instrumental and group-mind possibility. presented as four unedited excerpts salvaged from an epic show that lasted well over three hours. the sometimes raw nature of the recording only adds to its directness and harshly emotive quality. francis plagne. melbourne. nov. 2011 released as a 6 panel digipak cd and as a limited edition double lp in a lavish gatefold with printed inner sleeves. design by stephen o malley with high quality live shots by ujin matsuo and stunning images by tokyo based photographer and sound artist shunichiro okad
justice. the french duo formed by gaspard auge and xavier de rosnay. is the band of a whole generation. when the two friends were still bright students in graphic design. in 2003 they made justice a place to experiment a hybrid genre between music and image. which blends pop and electronic borders. and showcases the talents of 2 fascinating passionate pop culture craftsmen. bored with hierarchy. they met pedro winter who had just founded his label ed banger records. he immediately signs them after listening to >we are your friends< which. with its joyful and vitamin-enriched electro beats combined with exhilarating voices. became the hymn of a whole generation and one of the most important tracks of the year 2000. celebrating a reconciliation of pop music and the dancefloor.
after an exhausting work of >archeological< research. mannequin is proud to announce the release of the compilation danza meccanica - italian synth wave 1982-1987. now in cd version with 3 absolutely amazing bonus tracks!
this is the soundtrack to 135 grand street. new york. 1979 also released by soul jazz records on dvd. the cd includes all the bands featured in the film ( and comes with bonus tracks not in the film). wild. raw no wave meets garage band meets post-punk. glenn branca. rhys chatham. evan lurie (lounge lizards). visual artists frank schneider and robert longo. wharton tiers are just some of the people in the bands.
the needle-drop fuzz that cues sam amidon s fourth solo album of songs. i see the sign. raises the curtain on a world of little theatres. foretelling of an aural gut-grip that is fully human and wholly natural. amidons intuitive and often radical reworkings of age-old secular ballads. gospel. folk songs. and hymns render familiar characters new through his direction. vision. vocals. banjo. guitar. and stellar contributions from fellow musicians.
theres rarely music coming out so intimate and life-affirming at the same time. all the more its recommended to enter the world of fetsum and to draw hope from his beautiful songs. this voice will find its audience. theres no hope for that - but certainty.
here we are again. another dose of unsung heroes from the past. all the tunes on here (bar possibly the opening tune) will be well known by the rockabilly world. however to those of you who have recently become. or are about to be infatuated with this music you are now holding a compilation of some of the rarest and desirable tunes known to the serious collectors
atlanta. ga. all-girl punk band the coathangers reckless energy from their half-serious roots is every bit as vibrant and rambunctious on their latest album. larceny & old lace. but this time around were hearing a band thats honed their trade and incorporated more stylistic variations. with this broadened artistic horizon. refinement of technique. and ed rawls production allowing every instrument to shine without detracting from the bands natural grit. the coathangers latest offering is easily their best record to date. join the party.
the album has a very fragile. stripped down and haunting sound and is being roundly praised for it s beauty and simplicity drawing numerous comparisons to his early work with the beta band on the -3 eps- album. having previously recorded as both king biscuit time and black affair. both largely electronic based projects. steve mason enlisted the help of producer richard x and consciously made a decision to go back to basics: the album was written entirely on acoustic guitar with many of the finished tracks stripped back to reveal his undoubted songwriting talent. this special bonus edition includes a bonus disc of the album -ghosts outside- which sees the original album given a dub reworking by dennis bovell.
limited edition! vince clarke und andy bell haben die musikgeschichte der 80ern.90ern und 00er jahre um zeitlose pop-hymnen wie a little respect. sometimes. victim of love. ship of fools.chains of love.the circus und breathe und tausend andere bereichert. in ihrer englischen heimat erreichten erasure mit alben wie the innocents. wild!.chorus und dem startschuss des weltweiten abba revivals abba-esque gleich fünfmal hintereinander die nummer 1 position.tomorrows world ist das erste studioalbum von erasure seit mehr als vier jahren.
dub trio is back with their fourth and most powerful album to date – iv – an overwhelming blend of sounds. styles and ideas that come out swinging. and hit harder than ever. can metal coexist with dubs bass heavy riddims? dub trios newest album proves that not only can such incongruities coexist. but that in the right hands they flourish! with iv the band succeeds dramatically at emphasizing the theories. emotions. sounds. and concepts of their current musical exploration. iv finds the members playing multiple instruments. tweaking. turning & torturing knobs. cutting and chopping the audio itself. and shaping the compositions to create their own unique interpretation of dub as an art form.
ex-harry pussy guitarist bill orcutt s 2009 side a new way to pay old debts was an instant classic for those attuned to his brand of stomach-scrapingly raw. hoary blues improvisation. few could have expected the album to be subsequently issued on cd by editions mego. but the more you thought about it the more it made sense - though all-acoustic. orcutt s music is every bit as extreme. violent and threshold-testing as that of. say. florian hecker. russell haswell or mika vainio. as if to prove it wasn t a token gesture towards eclecticism. mego boss peter rehberg has signed a brand new album from orcutt. and what an album it is. for the most part it s in that visceral. coruscating style that he s best known for. all finger-bleeding fretboard assaults that manage to sound at once virtuoso and completely out-of-control. reaching a psychotic climax on the visible bosom: but there are some more reflective passages too. hell. the title track might even be the most chilled thing he s ever recorded. the album was cut at d+m in berlin. which really teases every last drop of blood. sweat and tears out of the recording. which took place at orcutt s home studio in san francisco in spring of 2011. brutal. bludgeoning but incurably romantic. how the thing sings demands your steadfast attention. mind-blowing.
2008 mini lp sleeve reissue of this album from serge gainsbourgs right-hand man jean-claude vannier. originally released in 1972. recorded during the same sessions as gainsbourgs highly acclaimed masterpiece melody nelson it follows in a similar avant-garde rock-opera vein. lenfant assasin des mouches (the child fly-killer) is a supernatural tale written by gainsbourg depicting the journey of the young child travelling through a nightmarish -fly kingdom-. vannier narrates the story with sparse music concrete sounds coupled with choirs. funky beats. cowbells. wah-wah guitars and ethnic strings. comparisons could be made with some of frank zappas hot rats material and alain goraguers creepy le planet sauvge.
you know the story by now. a string of super singles. a number one in the nialler9 irish song poll of 2010 (which turned them into temporary jerks kidding) and a constant string of live dates around the country have made squarehead one of the better bands in ireland and now. we re finally at the debut album chapter. its been a long time coming. squarehead initially recorded their debut album back in september and december last year with shane cullen in k9 studios and save for a couple of extra tracks and re-recordings of old favourites mother nurture and fake blood. the band have patiently been sitting on it since. yeah nothing is a dozen tracks of no-nonsense slacker indie pop. a fuzzy collection of lo-fi rock n roll inspired by surf-pop. old school rock n roll and bright guitars.
nachdem kris needs mit den beiden -dirty water- compilations die geschichte und einfluesse auf die punk musik aufzeigte. widmet er sich mit dieser neuen reihe der fluechtigen magie new yorks und dokumentiert dabei bedeutende musikalische entwicklungen und wendepunkte. der erste teil ist auf die 40er und 50er jahre fokussiert und enthaelt jazz. blues. latin. rock n roll und doo wop songs von kuenstlern wie miles davis. duke ellington. dizzy gillespie. harry belafonte. john cage. cab calloway. nina simone oder billie holiday. die 2cd enthaelt 32 songs und beinhaltet wie -dirty waters- ein 72 seitigiges booklet.
boundary-pushing. thrilling. unique: psychedelic horseshit blaze with a vitality reminiscent of fatcat alumni animal collective and black dice in those bands early. wildly creative incipience. laced marks a forward stylistic shift for the band. delivering a coherent set of bustling. hookladen. melted outsider pop songs. keeping a step ahead of the lo-fi scene they christened -shitgaze-. theyve drawn on a broad range of influences instead of the xeroxed anorexia of many of their peers. have ruffled feathers by critically speaking out. and carved out caustic. humorous social commentary.
das album enthaelt tonnenweise funk. die vocals sind staerker als je zuvor. es rockt. es poppt. es wird suess. wuetend. hart. soulful und soft. oft innerhalb eines einzigen songs. es ist das endergebnis eines grossen kuenstlers. der seine mitte gefunden hat. die limited edition enthält eine zusätzliche enhanced cd mit 5 bonus tracks plus making of videoclip (7 min) zur entstehung des albums.
composed and recorded by irmin schmidt & the inner space. a precursor to krautrock pioneers can. schmidts 1968 recording assembles cans original line-up - michael karoli. jaki liebezeit and malcolm mooney - who later went on to craft the bands seminal debut. monster movie.
100 tophits aus den charts der letzten 5 jahrzehnte als 5cd zum unschlagbaren preis! top-hitcompilation! genre- und zeituebergreifend! von flower-power-balladen (scott mckenzie -san francisco-) aus den 60er jahren bis zu radiohits des neuen jahrtausends (agnes -release me-). von rock (ram jam). pop (rednex) und disco (anita ward) bis zu dance (wamdue project). r&b (the chimes) und reggae (ub40). one- hit-wonder aus deutschland (bruce & bongo). frankreich (lio). grossbritannien (t pau). den niederlanden (spagna). italien (double one). schweden (agnes) bis moldawien (o-zone) und den usa (weather girls). hit auf hit!
100 heiße sommerhits auf 5cds. aktuelle smasher und sommerliche klassiker z.b.: simply red - the right thing. sak noel - loca people. righeira vamos a la playa. kate ryan desenchantee. avicii - fade into darkness. tony esposito - kalimba de luna. afrojack & shermanology - can t stop me. hallux ft. marcus - ai se eu te pego...
walking a strange line between the asylum and the dancefloor. welcome bob chance. yes. this is an album like no other. but then again bob chance isnt like anyone else. put together in 1980. >it s broken< represents bobs creative juices flowing and then possibly overflowing all over the place.
big 3s three-disc set buddy holly & the rock n roll giants devotes two of its discs to buddy s classic recordings and gives the last disc over to the rock n roll giants - a collection of sides from the likes of fats domino. elvis presley. jerry lee lewis. gene vincent. little richard. carl perkins. eddie cochran. bill haley. roy orbison. and the everly brothers that also finds space for bobby charles. johnny burnette. big joe turner. lloyd price. the robins. and tommy scott. among others. not every song selection here is spot-on. either for buddy or for the giants...
2011 release from the french singer / songwriter. skyline is yann tiersen s seventh studio album. and sees tiersen taking a confident step forward. cementing the sound of its darker sister. the critically acclaimed dust lane. which was released almost exactly 12 months previously. says tiersen. -strangely while skyline musically comes across as lighter and happier than dust lane the subject matter is somewhat darker - there is certainly a sense of moving on and what thoughts are left having dealt with loss-.
schon beim ersten anhoeren war klar. dass fallen empires fuer snow patrol einen gewaltigen satz auf kreatives neuland markiert: clubtaugliche schlagzeugparts. dazu refrains wie echte hymnen und gary lightbodys in herzschmerz getraenkte songtexte. passender weise ist -this isn-t everything you are- ein großartiger song ueber komplizierte liebesbeziehungen.
loka. ninja tunes cult psychedelicists. purveyors of cinematic music that disturbs and troubles and intrigues rather than comforts. return with a new album. passing place. an album which adventures through the outer reaches of psychedelia. jazz. and classical music.
the debut solo album from the former oasis songwriter and guitarist. .as leader of oasis since the band s inception in 1993. noel gallagher was at the helm for their global success. from the launch of their first indie uk singles in 1994 to their final shows together in the summer of 2009. over the course of their seven consecutive #1 studio albums. oasis sold over 70 million records worldwide and charted 22 consecutive top 10 uk hits from 1995 to 2008 (including eight 1s). creating an astounding historical record.
a genuinely triumphant arrival. the album features ten stunning tracks including forthcoming single amber hands. that reel from glorious carnival-esque euphoria to a sound that occasionally flirts at melancholy and utter despair. again into eyes was recorded in london with producers ken and jolyon thomas. whose credits include sigur ros. m83. david bowie and psychic tv. the album standouts include faith unfolds. summon the sound. which featured on mute s recent exclusive record store day vinyl release vorwarts and the utopian. future-disco monolith that is whitechapel. indeed. the bands individual listening habits in psychedelia. space-rock. avant-garde and ambient soundtracks collide to form a pop trip that neatly balances the innovative with the rapturously danceable to great effect. based in london. s.c.u.m exploded onto the music scene two years ago with the release of their debut single visions arise. the single. together with their exciting and intense live shows. quickly grabbed the imagination of fans and critics alike. since then they have toured extensively across the uk and europe to a growing fanbase.
das nächtliche gemunkel am tresen bei bier und klaren war irritierend gewesen: aufs neue album. so drummer zimmermann und basser strohmeier. würde das lo fat orchestra auch kinderchöre und ein streichquartett packen. man dachte mit grauen an «the wall». konzeptalben-bombast. artrockkacke und hoffte halb. das sei nur der berüchtigte schwarzwälder humor. jetzt ist «the second word is love» da. nicht mit kinder- aber mit chören und natürlich mit streichquartett. die befürchtungen zerbröseln im nu. wenn im opener «be honest» die bassdrum nagelt. die elektrizität in der luft rauscht und singt. bevor der sägezahnbass und schmids gesang und orgel einsetzen. alles gut! alles besser! alles: mehr!
vier jahre nach ihrem gefeierten hit-album the reminder meldet sich feist mit ihrem neuen werk zurueck: metals . das vierte studioealbum der kanadierin. erscheint am 30. september. bei den aufnahmen an der kalifoernischen kueste wurde die 35-jaehrige soewoehl voen langjaehrigen weggefaehrten chilly goenzales und moecky als auch voen neuen verbuendeten wie valgeir sigurdssoen (boenne. prince. billy. bjork) unterstuetzt. die stuecke. die auf metals versammelt sind. rangieren voen sachte poelternden. stimmungsvoellen klangteppichen bis hin zu extrem intensiven tracks. die wie ein musikalisches pendant den aufziehenden nebel und das darauf foelgende gewitter widerspiegeln. feist ist zurueck - und besser denn je. deluxe editioen koemmt in einer schonen digipack ausstattung.
its probably safe to say that youve never heard anything like brothers of brazil before. for the past three years the brotherly duo of supla and joao have been combining elements of traditional brazilian music such as bossa nova and samba with rock and funk to create a unique sound thats won over countless fans in brazil. and now theyre ready to expand worldwide with the release of their self-titled album. the duo was started when the brothers landed their own national variety show in brazil called brothers on rede tv. supla and joao realized then that when they collaborated the results were beyond what they had ever imagined.
a brand new compilation featuring the a- and b-sides of all the bands chiswick singles. includes four tracks new to cd. when we recently came to re-press our long-standing the best of the damned. the pressing plant told us that. unfortunately. the films had been lost. rather than simply make a new set of films. we decided to make a completely new cd and so present you with the damned: the chiswick singles - and another thing... overseen by the producer of the bands chiswick releases. roger armstrong. the package comes with brand new high-end transfers from the original master tapes - the damned have never sounded better. an extensive trawl through box after box of saved material from that era means that the booklet features a lavishly illustrated package including rare photographs and tons of memorabilia.
die franzoesische krautrock & psychedelic band turzi wirft die gitarre ueber bord und wirft die analogen synthies an und steht nun auf den schultern von michael cretu (of enigma fame). klf. kraftwerk und tangerine dream. produziert von pilooski (discodeine). -auch das vierte album von romain turzi alias t.e.e. steht wieder in der musikalischen tradition der elektronik - pioniere jean-michel jarre und tangerine dream. melodien. sequenzen und flaechen klingen aber gluecklicherweise nicht retro. sondern zeitlos und koennten ebenso heute im club laufen wie auch dem duester-futuristischen soundtracks von bladerunner entstammen. dass hier bei aller musikalitaet clubtauglichkeit erreicht wird. ist pilooski zu verdanken. der turzi als produzent im studio unterstuetzte.-
KEB DARGE & LITTLE EDITHS - LEGENDARY WILD ROCKERS (CD)
in keb darges own words: i ve done many a compilation in my day. mostly based around the tunes i played at my long running deep funk nights in madame jo jos. that night is no longer on the go. possibly due to a growing lack of interest on my part. (sorry). in the last few years the lost & found: nights at the club have been my real passion. and indeed little ediths and andy smiths passion too. what a marvelous era this is for good music. we may still have pure stuff like dub step: pulling in large numbers of sheep. but an equal number of youngsters are being attracted to retro. or at least retro sounding music. people tell me it is because the youth are fed up with computerized music. or men with drug problems angrily shouting at them over a dull repetitive beat. but i know lots of teenagers who have bypassed this muck all together. must be the internet that is helping kill off the demand for empty music. you no longer need to go to a retro club night. or indeed search out rare records to be exposed to good music. the internet is full of the stuff. my fifteen year old daughter is a marc bolan fan who while researching the poor fellows influences discovered chuck berry. sun records. etc. etc. i dont really know or understand why so many are at last getting into the good stuff. but they are. and it is wonderful for the likes of me.
tripper. the fifth fruit bats full-length. was recorded at wacs studio in los angeles with thom monahan. for the first week of recording. fruit bats leader eric d. johnson brought in a full band to capture some of the live excitement of 2009s the ruminant band. however. having recently worked alone on soundtracks for an extended period. johnson knew that he wanted tripper to be more of a solitary pursuit than his previous album. the resulting album. a bittersweet meditation on hitting the road. leaving the familiar behind and reinventing yourself. is a reinvention itself.
before he made his breakthrough with 69 love songs. stephin merritt was a little-known songwriter signed to merge records. the label reaches into its own archives for this rarities compilation. which features 14 songs recorded between 1994 and 1999. full description1999. some of the tracks were originally released as 7 inch vinyl singles by the magnetic fields. others are unreleased rarities. including three cuts from merritts unfinished science fiction musical and one outtake from the 69 love songs sessions.
multi-platinum. grammy award-winning rock band red hot chili peppers will release their upcoming tenth studio album. im with you. on warner bros. records on august 30th. 2011. recorded at east west in los angeles and shangri-la in malibu. ca. im with you was produced by rick rubin. who has produced the bands previous five albums. 2006s stadium arcadium. 2002s by the way. 1999s californication. 1995s one hot minute. and 1991s blood sugar sex magik. the album was mixed by andrew scheps and greg fidelman. im with you is the bands first new album since the two-set stadium arcadium.
was i the wave? is the ophomore offering from montreal musician and producer miracle fortress (graham van pelt). miracle fortress gained international recognition in 2007 for his debut album five roses. a unique collection of psychedelic shoegazey-pop that garnered high praise from numerous outlets. it was also short listed for canadas polaris prize that year. alongside arcade fires neon bible and feists the reminder. while it bears little stylistic resemblance to his debut. was i the wave? is in some ways a similar offering. insofar as it takes us on a trip deep into van pelts unique musical mind. theres not much of an argument for calling this record indie-rock-its essentially an electronic offering--but existing fans wont find it too difficult to hear van pelts signature hooks swimming among the big synths. and deep beats. like five roses. it was created in isolation from top-to-bottom. with van pelt serving as composer. arranger. performer. producer. and engineer. taken as a product of his occasionally hermitic temperament. many of tracks here express themes of alienation. anonymity. or the desire for the assurances of intimacy.