Donnerstag, 26. April 2018

Searching For Sugar Man

Bildergebnis für searching for sugar man

A few days ago I watched the Academy Award winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man about the life of America born singer/songwriter Sixto Diaz Rodriguez. I have to admit that I didn't knew his name before but after it changed after this documentary. This film is a British-Swedish collaboration of two music fans searching the truth about the rumoured suicide of Rodriguez. He didn't made it great in his native country but he had massive success in South Africa almost 50 years ago. Seldom it is more worth to watch a documentary than this and it is good to remember a great artist.





Mittwoch, 25. April 2018

Fake / Frei

Bildergebnis für die nerven

I featured Die Nerven (The Nerves) on this place a few years ago as one of the best local bands at my place. Now they released a new album Fake. They call them most rottenly tempered band in Germany because they put depressive lyrics in their music. But for me it is a band, grown up in the tradition of Hüsker Dü, Fugazi and Sonic Youth with their noisy and speedy sound but also a bit of a little bit of Krautrock. All genres mixed to their very unique sound that makes them only in today's German new sound (and not only that they come from my greater district).



If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains
If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains
If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains
If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains

Always only against it
Always only against it
Never really there
Always only against it
Always only against it
But against what?

Always only against it
Always only against it
Never really there
Always only against it
Always only against it
But against what?

If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains
If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains
If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains
If everything lets go, release everything
Nothing remains

Die Nerven - Neue Wellen

Dienstag, 24. April 2018

Hermetica

Bildergebnis für perel hermetica

A few days ago I listened to the first record by Annegret Fiedler aka Perel, a Berlin based DJ and producer and I have to say I like her sound very much. It is a crude mixture of Industrial, Minimal-Wave and synthie-pop with ingredients of Krautrock  ala Czukay and Plank and a minimal voice between Annie Lennox and Nico. Of course it is club music somehow but it is a flow and it's organic sound makes me want to listen more of it. If electronic music seems to be important today it should be like this.

Montag, 23. April 2018

Never Coming Back

Bildergebnis für a place to bury strangers

Noise rock is not one of my favourite genres but sometimes I take this road when a song leads me this way. And so did A Place To Bury Strangers with the leading song from their newest album Pinned. APTBS are based in NYC and famous for their loud and atmospheric intensive live appearances. Never Coming Back grabbed me with the single guitar tone that leads to a spacey destruction at the end.




And another song from Pinned that shows that their sound works as well when they shift back gears.


Samstag, 21. April 2018

Evolution

Bildergebnis für pete townshend who came first

Back in 1972 Pete Townshend released his first solo album after years working together with The Who. It was one of the first albums ever I listened to in full time. An older friend of my close friend in school days introduced us to this record. Since then I was impressed by the work of Pete Townshend. Not that I like everything he did after The Who but I always felt that he made his very own music without his bandmates. The songs on this album are totally different to the sound of the mod-like The Who and maybe the reason is that Ronnie Lane guided Pete to another way of sound. These days an anniversary edition was released with some out-takes and other stuff. And on this record he showed us his affection to country/folk inspired music that he couldn't do with his band. But this doesn't matter at all - it is still fun listening to this old songs again.

Pete Townshend - Evolution
Pete Townshend - There's A Heartache Following Me
Pete Townshend - Time Is Passing

Freitag, 20. April 2018

Live Music On German Television

Bildergebnis für musikladen

Crawling through the internet I stumbled over a song I didn't listen to for ages. Johnny Vortex by Steve Gibbons Band was one of my favourites outside the punk/new wave sound. Steve Gibbons was almost 20 years on stage when he got a little famous in the late 70's for transmitting the sound of pub rock and rock and roll into a new era. Listening to covered songs by Chuck Berry, Bob Kelly and also his own songs were and are still a pleasure. Probably one of the best musicians/artists in his very own space of music in days long gone by.




Donnerstag, 19. April 2018

Dimensional People

Bildergebnis für Mouse on Mars - "Dimensional People"

There is music not for everyone featured at this place for several times and I know this. But sometimes I take a walk into something new. Sometimes I leave this way because I was disappointed by what I expected and what I got. Sometimes I say wow - this kind of music is so strange and far away of everything I heard for long times. A few days ago I listened to the new record by Mouse on Mars, a Cologne/Düsseldorf based electronic duo formed 25 years ago. I know them since a longer time but never saw the necessity to feature them at this place until now. Their newest album Dimensional People is so different and rich on influences by Krautrock, breakbeat, folk and ambient. Sometimes it sounds like Klaus Schulze will play nowaday music - sometimes it sounds like soft-rock. But always this organic sound is unique in it's way. Frank Zappa would take his pleasure in this music