Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018

Thank You Drew

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This morning started with the horrible news that Drew over at Across The Kitchen Table made his last post. He is a friend of mine and a huge inspiration of this blog. I used to watch the news he posted during long years and often he inspired me with some new and also old music. It is sad that he completed his work (but I hope he will only have a sabbatical) but Drew was one of them that gave a lot of inspirations in a lot of kind of music during the last years. I can really understand the reasons why he chosen this road because I feel sometimes burned out as well. That is the reason why I took a hiatus from bloging. This song is for you Drew - hope you come back in any way you want. All the best to you mate and your Aidrieonians - I will miss you on this little piece of the world.

The Pale Fountains - Just A Girl

Sonntag, 3. Juni 2018

Stone Tumbling Stream

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It was a year ago when I got connected with Spotify. The main reason was that they got almost any good record in their offer and a lot of new releases are available. During  the time I built up a library of a lot of albums there from the last decades. That makes me free not to copy any album on my mobile phone when I would like to listen to away from home. When I listen to music this way in the background they work on my profile and identify my musical preferences. Every week on Friday they provide new releases according to my musical preferences. So I can check out on my one hour train ride to my office what's new. To be honest, not everything new fits to me and I skip to the next one. But a few are worth to investigate for more. One of those was Mark Lanegans new single from my yesterday post. The other is a new one by Jon Langford. Together with his long time companion Martin Bramah he recorded a few songs in Budapest a couple of years ago. Stone Tumbling Stream is a song that is reduced to a simple electric guitar and two voices chanting their lyrics. This might be the reason why I choose my old Three John's records when I came home from work.

Samstag, 2. Juni 2018

Save Me

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Mark Lanegan announced a new album for August. It will be another collaboration with Duke Garwood who also played on Mark's superb album Gargoyle. The first single was out these days and it makes me want to listen more of this reduced guitar based sound. It has a dark mood and I can see walking him over the graveyard round midnight howling his songs.

Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2018


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The Levellers are a band that I followed since many decades. Not only for their political ambitions or for what they are standing for. They made so many songs I could agree with for many years. The Levellers released a few weeks ago a new record playing old songs in new arrangements with strings. Listening to this songs all over their career about almost 30 years makes still fun. And their lyrics are still worth to listen. More actual than many others these days.

Samstag, 26. Mai 2018

Shadow Mountain

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Another stressful week is over and the weather forecast predicts a sunny and warm weekend. So there are no big plans than make myself a peaceful time and hanging around with a few friends. A perfect soundtrack to this could be Shadow Mountain a track from the new EP by Daniel Avery. Starting with a fuzzy and suggestive sound that was disturbed when the drums kick in and turn into a club track.

Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2018

The Foreign Correspondent Returns

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Long followers of this little place in the internet will know that I feature German bands from time to time. Not as a regular series but sometimes a (new) band appears on the scene that is worth to be featured - also in foreign countries. The recent days International Music released their first album Die Besten Jahre (The Best Years). It is a very unique sound. Reducing songs to their minimum to compose anew tones and sounds. It is like Jesus And Mary Jane meeting Can and F.S.K. for a record session. Above all floats in some songs a hardly handy, almost Shanty-like melancholy which one heard thus - quite differently - seldom in German music. It also seems like the mustache returns.

Dienstag, 22. Mai 2018

Fifty Nine

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It is my 59th birthday today and only one year until my age starts with a 6. I won't complain about the age or where the years broke down as long as I am healthy and in a good shape. A few days ago I talked to some long time mates about our age and finally we agreed that the older we get the closer we get to retirement. But as long music means a lot to me, I can explore new music and I don't think like old men I still feel fresh and lusty for life.

The Gaslight Anthem - 59 Sound

And as a bonus a song by the great Nick Lowe that accompanied me during the last decades.