Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2016

16 From 2016 3/16

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Glasgow. A city where new bands can grow and get reputations while playing live all over the year. Many bands could be  named but less impressed me like them. As far as I investigated it is a band lead by Julie Eisenstein and Suse Bear. Their sound is based in classic (pub)-rock sound. Short guitar dominated songs that crawl into your ears and hardly get out of them. Surely not the next big thing but songs that might be timeless. Guitar pop, collage rock and pub rock in very different styles makes it a pleasure to listen to them from time to time.

Tuff Love - Sweet Discontent
Tuff Love - Slammer
Tuff Love - Duke

Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016

16 from 2016 - 2/16

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Public Access T.V. is another band from NYC based deeply in song writing by Nick Lowe, Tom Petty and Ric Ocasec they made a record that was my musical mate during last summer. You can name it old fashioned or new pub rock but it is a music you can join at most places you are. Never boring, still fresh and timeless. I am glad that there were some guys over the Atlantic ocean that will carry the pure essence of music in their sound. PATV combines a lot of of influences from the last 40 years. Not only collage rock they have alos influences by British glam from the early 7o's. Sometimes I think I hear Marc Bolan in their songs. Therefore I give them a nem in my personal rundown for this year. Muisc for good times and it might  work great sitting with a bottle of beer at the campfire.

Public Access T.V. - In Our Blood
Public Access T.V. End Of An Era
Public Access T.V. -Summertime
Public Access T.V. -  Remember

Montag, 5. Dezember 2016

16 From 2016 1/16

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It is December and a lot of people start to think about what happened this year (after all bought their presents for Christmas in time). As every year I take a look back what happened to music during this year. And I have to say - a lot happened. A few bands appeared early this year and now they are forgotten (for example The Whitest Boy Alive). Others amused us with some great songs that accompanied us during the year. I thought by myself to introduce you the 16 best records this year but very soon I recognized that it will be an impossible dream. Therefore I decided to publish 16 posts that features the best records this year (for me only) and also records that touched my soul and made them mentionalble for 2016.

So let us start with a band that released their third record in the middle of the year. Moderat is a band grown by the cooperation of some German musicians and producers during the last ten years making bass dominated sounds. Of course it all electric but if you dive into their sound you can see/feel the very big spectrum of their sound. Formerly a band putting their own experiences into a new sound now it seems that they reached a level that is a level to other bands. Moving from a bass-driven sound into new soundscapes is what they make great. All in all a sound that works in in it completely. It is harmonic, disturbing and claiming. What more could you expect of new music? Of course not he best record this year but one a lot of other musicians can learn from and could be a classic in the future.

Looking forward to see them as the main act in June at Maifeld Derby 2017.

Moderat - Intruder
Modreat - Reminder
Moderat - Ethereal

Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2016

Eat You Up

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This will be the last Sunday at my place for this year because I am leaving to Sri Lanka as every year to spent the time over Christmas and the changing of the year. Everything is ready and prepared so that I only have to work until Friday. Knowing that these five days will feel like five weeks in fact there are a lot of jobs to do. Don't worry it is the same every year and I's sure I will manage it. As every Sunday I check out my favourite Austrian radio station fm4 what's new in music and politics. As far as I know it is the only site that contains articles not only in German. Of course they aim to a younger audience than me but it is always interesting to follow them. Their program is mainly based on electric music and especially Austrian musicians but you find some gems from other genres there as well. Today I found the newest release by Palastic ft. LissA. Investigations about them ended unsuccessful and the only information I can give to you is that Palastic is an Austrian production duo working mainly on remixes. They often invite a female vocalist named LissA to complete their record. And how to describe their sound? Maybe slow house combined with electronic soul with a succinct voice over their electronic works. Sometime LissA's voice reminds me to SOAK. Can't imagine? Try.

For those who want to listen to more - here's their last year record.

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2016

Remember Fruitbat and JimBob

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Over at WYCRA by doing their rundown from 200 a band was featured that made an immense attraction to me in the early 80's. Carter USM (what a name to a band) were a band that appeared to my radar in the late 80's/early 90's. The first record I bought was 30 Something, a title that made me a little bit confused. But listening to the record at my local record store made to buy this record. I have to say that it was on a heavy rotation at this time until now. To promote their record they came close to my place and me and my youngest brother took the chance to see them live. It was at a small venue in the area of Stuttgart university. It was not filled with a big audience and the audience was filled with fans to their sound. Never before I heard a band live playing samples and giving the audience a new experience to their very unique sound. It is still one concert I certainly will never forget and as said over at WYRCA: I left with a grin on my face. Knowing that there are a lot of fans out there I sadly think that they didn't got their effort in music right now. Anyway, it is a band that companied me during the last decades and I will never miss their music.

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2016

Le Femme

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It is the last month of the year and I think it is time for a retrospective what happened this year in music. I will start a rundown during the next weeks about artists/records that impressed me much this year or their records are worth to be named when I look back from the start of this year. To make you some appetite here is a band that I listen often this year. Surely not the next big thing around but a record I used to play often during the last months. Le Femme is a French band based in Biartzz in south-west France. They might call them a pop-band but for they include a lot of influences in their sound. Krautrock, surf, a bit of psychedelic and a lot of popular sound of course. All in all it is a record I listened often this year because it didn't disturb and you can can hear a lot of details the more you listen to.

Le Femme - Ou Va Le Monde

Mittwoch, 30. November 2016

You Do Right

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What a few horrible days at work since I came back from my break. A lot of colleges were off to waste their last leave entitlement and my boss as well. He's hanging around in Jamaica but I suppose that he won't ever get a feeling to the people and the culture. So he left us with a big lot of jobs to do that should be executed until the end of next week. So I hurry from right to left to fulfil his needs as possible as I am able to. The last days I came home after a ten hour work at the office and I wanted nothing more than a beer with my mates after work. But be sure - there are brighter days ahead. Until then I relax with a classic Krautrock by Can. Still a band that was groundbreaking in this genre. It is almost 40 years ago since they released this song. If you have the time than take a journey to German Krautrock/Psychedelia and relax as well as I do this sound.

Can - Yoo Doo Right