Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tinseling Thursday XVIII

Today it's up to Daniel Wilson to give us our dose of thursday tinsels
His latest EP "The boy who cried thunder" and especially the song "If You Went Away" feels like a warm bath to me and I was struck by his beautiful and "flexible like fresh chewing gum" voice. Even when he sings about cold heartbreaking things it still got a warm feeling. Here's "If you went away"

Daniel Wilson is from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and grew up on a diet of gospel, Christian music, musicals and ‘90s MTV :) But how about his live skills? How does he sound unmastered, unproduced? Well, here's some live footage of "The Boy Who Cried Thunder" The proof is in the pudding, here's a soundcloud link to the full EP, enjoy!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tuesdays got talent XXI

Yes, we got a new talent and today it is Reindier
Reindier is the moniker of Reinier van Harten from Amsterdam. I just heard the song "Cold Love" on a local station and I love it! A nice strange electronic song with James Blake'ish qualities. His high pitched voice like a solo instrument weaving the bleeps and noises together. Here's some live footage to prove his qualities. Carlos Della-Fiore produces the tracks and joins REINDIER live on stage. Reindier is selected for Dutch showcase festival Popronde, let's hope this gives his career a nice boost! Here are some soundcloud links to his work, enjoy! And here's some Cold Love again :)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Tinseling Thursday XVII

Here are the tinsels from Norwegian band Einar Stray Orchestra
 Einar Stray, founder of the band is known from his colaboration with Moddi. His band just released their second album "Politricks",  combining symphonic music, folk and some indie pop/rock, with a kind of Sufjan Stevens sauce. Listen to their latest release and title song "Politricks"

They blew my socks off with this live version of "Pockets full of holes" also from the album Politricks Here's some older work from the EP For The Country, this song is caled Caressed. Let's end with a soundcloud link with some older work, enjoy...

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tinseling Thursday XVI

I'm in love! Now and then I'm overwhelmed by new music. This time Canterbury band Syd Arthur blew my mind. And although it's not thursday yet over here, I couldn't wait to post this one.

Syd Arthur are Liam Magill (guitar, vocals), Raven Bush (violin, keys), Fred Rother (drums), Joel Magill (bass).
It's their song Hometown Blues that made me go WOW.

I'm not going to compare them with other bands, there are traces of jazz, folk, prog rock and funk. The band themselves call what they do "psychedelic funk rock" and that's not strange because of Canterburies past music scene (Soft Machine, Caravan and Camel). Raven Bush (great name by the way) is a nephew and heir of Kate Bush, a Kent girl herself. Their latest album "Sound Mirror" is a beauty with hits like Hometown Blues or this song "Garden of Time" Here's some previous work, their album On and On And here's the radio edit of my favourite song Hometown Blues, enjoy!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Misty Monday XXIX

Hello again, here's some Misty Monday music trying to help you to start up the week and I know it's wednesday by now, sorry for that (something went wrong with my browser..but it seems to work again). But no worries, this music fits every day of the week. So this MM is brought to you by S. Carey
photo by Cameron Wittig
 S. Carey is the moniker of Bon Iver member Sean Carey. He just released his third solo album "Range of Light" on april '14. His easy going quiet songs with nice Beach Boy'esque harmonies could be compared with Fleet Foxes,  Iron&Wine or Sufjan Stevens. Listen for example to "Crown The Pines" the nice rhythm patterns reveal his percussionist background and that he listened a lot to Sufjan. b.t.w. I love the violin part of this song! :).
And here's the more quiet song Fire-scene" More tranquility with this one, enjoy "Alpenglow"

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Warm Wednesday XXVIII

Today a short warm wednesday post but nevertheless a worthy one. I just heard this artist some days ago and I was flabbergasted. This wednesday is for Bachar Mar-Khalifé
Bachar is born in Beirut, Lebanon, and the son of musician Marcel Khalifé (who is actively committed to the Lebanese secular movement). He moved to Paris when he was 6 years old and graduated from the Conservatory of Paris. Bachar Mar-Khalife is a classically-trained pianist and percussionist. First let's listen to the track that blew my mind here's "Distance" from the 2010 album Oil Slick. Convinced? I was...the precious and intimate compositions of "Oil Slick" (made with his brother Rami by the way) released in 2010 make way on his second album for songs fueled by stage experience. This new album includes covers of Serge Gainsbourg sublimated by the voice of Kid A, of his father, Marcel, but also alternate versions of songs from his debut album as well as original compositions. Here you can see him perform the song "Mirror Moon" from the 2013 album: Who's gonna get the ball from behind the wall of the garden today? Here's the laidback single with Virginia producer/songwriter KID A, this song is called "Machins Choses" For those who like to hear the full album "Oil Slick", here it is: via Bachars' Bandcamp page, enjoy!