Sonntag, 25. Juni 2017

Get Into It

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Recently I read somewhere that Irish band The Strypes will release a new record and I remembered that I listened to them often a few years ago. Not that they are the next big thing in music but I liked their raw and powerful kind of Rhythm and Blues. Deeply based in the early 60's they tried to transform this music into today. And it worked very well. Not the music to listen every day but sometimes you can get a kick from it.

Freitag, 23. Juni 2017

Gunter Gabriel 1942 - 2017

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When I got home from work I got the news that Gunter Gabriel died yesterday. He was a composer, producer and singer-songwriter from the late 70's until now. His work wasn't recognized during the last decades. He built an image as people's voice in the late 70's/early 80's. He made a million of Euros and wasted it as fast as he got it. Living the live of Rock and Roll he was present from my youngest days. The finest thing he did was that he introduced me to country music when it was unusual listening to it. I always liked his somber voice and the stories he told me. 14 years ago he fulfiled himself a dream and went to Nashville to make a record with Johnny Cash's songs performed in German. He translated his songs suitable into German. Sadly I got no record from him because he was always present to my life with all his ups and downs. He was one of this artists from Germany that built my musical taste in a very small corner.

RIP Gunter

Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

Johnny And Mary

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A few years ago there was a collaboration between Norwegian DJ, songwriter and producer Todd Terje and Bryan Ferry with the result of a very new and unique version of the classical song Johnny And Mary best known on the way Robert Palmer did decades ago. I love this kind of version and it's slowed down rhythm and the reduction to the essential of the song. Sometimes I wonder why they don't play this version on public broadcast.

Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017


Bildergebnis für coldcut

Knowing that some of you guys are working on a reggae Wednesday. So I would like to join with a tune I found a few days ago. Coldcut are famous for forming Ninja Tunes and remixing a lot of artists during the last decades. They are in the business for almost 30 years and still over the average and innovative. This one is a song by Roots Manuva and a collaboration with Adrian Sherwood. A song produced in the tradition of dub with a steady flow, a reluctant guitar and a lot of echoes. A song probably for a summer mix.

Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017

39 Clocks

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Back from the festival in Mannheim with burning feet and too less sleep but filled with lots of new experiences. I have to admit that a lot of bands were inspired by Velvet Underground and making their very own sound. Nevertheless they name this band as a main inspiration. This brings me back to a German band from the early 80's that was influenced by the Velvets. They didn't made it great but there were a few records back in the early 80's that I listened often to. 39 Clocks are named as the German Velvets but this ain't true. They based their songs on the weird sound of the Velvets and tried to make their very unique sound of it. Sadly they are forgotten during the last decades but their sound is still fresh and and the hight of the times when they released it. Something weird and wonderful I used to listen to at that time.


Freitag, 16. Juni 2017

Kaw Liga

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It was more than 40 years ago when me and my mates decided that we hould go to Munich at the famous Alabama halls to watch a gig of the Residents. We didn't know nothing about them than that they were famous about their shows. Appearing on the stage with very big eyeballs and giving us some weird music for 90 minutes. I saw them live but never understood in these days what they wand to show me. After all these years I found access to their sound. Sophisticated and far ahead of their times it makes sensory to listen to them now. I know that it will be an experience but it be worth sometimes.

Today I will go for the open air festival to Mannheim with my brother. So no more posts will be released until next Wednesday.

Have a great weekend.

Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Surely everyone knows the situation when you listen to music from your hard-drive and suddenly a song appears and you think for how long I didn't listen to this one. This deja vu happened to me yesterday on the way to the office. It was Barry Adamson with Something Wicked This Way Comes from his 1996 album Oedipus Schmoedipus a record I used to listen often at this time. It is a record that is very underrated maybe because you can't categorize this kind of music. The music is more like a soundtrack and many people didn't know how to handle this Miles Davis influenced jazz lounge sound. Since his first days with Magazine I loved the way he played the bass. He was also the one who stamped the sound of Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Because I couldn't get him out of my mind I selected his music on Spotify and had a good start into work accompanied with his music.

Barry Adamson - Something Wicked This Way Comes

His latest full length album features all his abilities in music and it is a kaleidoscope of all his musical influences from rock to folk to jazz. Even string arrangements are possible.

And finally a superb collaboration with Nick Cave: