Montag, 20. Januar 2020

Monday's Long Song

Bildergebnis für kompromat 1000 russos

Last October 10 000 Russos, a band from Porto, Portugal, released their latest album Kompromat. I never featured any track by an Portugal band or artist since a started this blog and didn't even know that there was a scene for this kind of music. Their music is based on teutonic and motoric sound added with fuzzy guitars and melodies. Some might say that they are just another noisy bastards but bastards I really enjoy to listen to. And sometimes when I listen to their songs I think by myself some of these songs could work on a dancefloor in outer space.

Sonntag, 19. Januar 2020

Teenage Headache Dreams

Bildergebnis für mura masa

A few days ago I got the news that Alex Crossan aka Mura Masa a electronic producer and songwriter from Guernsey will release a new album. I liked his first one a few years ago because his sound you couldn't really catch. It was a mixture of currently hip music combined with African and world music. So I looked forward if he continues his work or if I get something different. And he didn't made the mistake to copy his sound. Instead he replaced the marimbas for grumpy guitars. This album features also collaborations with other artists. On this song he collaborates with Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell and it one of the best new rock-pop songs I listened in this short year. A teenage drama many of us can understand or made similar experiences - and a great video by the way.



Samstag, 18. Januar 2020

Working Week Is Over

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I often came back to work after a longer hiatus but it never was like this week. Plenty of work waiting on my desk to be done. And not only done most of them should be done quickly because my final work was needed for various appointments for our CEO or external audit. So I exercised my duties with some almost 10 hour shifts and when I came home I just wanted to sit down, watch an hour or so TV and then falling asleep. I didn't had the power to continue the blog and I am confident that next week will be easier to work and I can have more time for myself.





Dienstag, 14. Januar 2020

Brass In Pocket

Bildergebnis für pretenders

40 years ago The Pretenders released their first album, a milestone of British new-wave pop/rock. I loved this album not only because the deep and smoky voice and of Chrissie Hynde her ability to write great songs. The songs and the sound were also a bridging to the best of the early 60's. Best shown on their cover of a forgotten Kinks song. Still makes me smile listening to them.

Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing

Montag, 13. Januar 2020

Monday's Long Song

Bildergebnis für jean giraud

A few months ago Chicago based electronic musician Steve Hauschildt released Nonlin, a record that grew slowly to me. Some songs are smooth and starry others are more or less ambient excursions drifting into a very own mood. A record I use to listen to when the noise in my open-plan office gets to loud and I put my headset on. Music to relax and to work by.

Sonntag, 12. Januar 2020

Scarlet

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Everything comes to an end and also my holiday. Since a few days I am back from my lasting for weeks hiatus. Had me a great time hanging out with friends, chilling and reading a couple of books that made me recover from the daily duties and I am ready to continue this little piece in the internet.

Last December The Motorcycle Boy released their first album Scarlet and I asked myself where and when I got aware to this band for the first time. The internet told me that this was a  band from Edinburgh formed in 1987 by former members of The Shop Assistants and Meat Whiplash and they were high on indie-charts with Big Rock Candy Mountain in these days. They released a few singles and produced their first album that was never released (band infighting, sacking and general mismanagement). Now Forgotten Astronauts Records procured the licence and released Scarlet. Their sound could be described as guitar based indie-pop and their songs full of great melodies and hooks were perfectly arranged and I ask myself why this album had never the release it deserves.

The Motorcycle Boy - Up Here
The Motorcycle Boy - Big Rock Candy Mountain
The Motorcycle Boy - Take Me For A Walk







Montag, 9. Dezember 2019

Mondays Long Song



Just arrived after a 11 hour flight and a long sleep and want to share another long song for this series that appeared on my mobil phone while travelling.