Dienstag, 11. August 2020

100 Years Of Theremin

Theremin - Wikipedia

London based musician and producer Gaudi released an album celebrating the 100 year of developing Theremin. I must admit that I didn't knew anything about this instrument before. But listening to this tribute album it makes a lot of sense using it for dub reggae. For me it sounds like the missing link of roots reggae and sci-fi sound. For this album Gauid gathered legendary producers like Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell and Adrian Sherwood and their work is superb. A fantastic album for long hot summer nights. 


Montag, 10. August 2020

Monday's Long Song

 Music | Stash Magnetic

A few days ago London based Stash Magnetic, a two piece electronic act, fusing influences of techno, house and rock with dark and psychedelic undertones and powerful female vocals released an EP with remixes of My Future by Dan Wainwright and Retroforward, This song is remixed by Richard Sen with a little help by Sean Johnson. It is a rugged song with arching guitar riffs in almost slow motion that leads with it's drums in higher spheres.

Montag, 3. August 2020

Monday's Long Song

Vor 50 Jahren: Die Geburtsstunde von Led Zeppelin | Kultur | DW ...

Led Zeppelin were a British blues band that combined classic blues with heavy sounds. In the late 60's they made the blueprint of many other bands of this genre. I was introduced to this music in the 70's by older friends and I have to admit that they were the entry to many other music I used to listen to in these days. The band was filled with extraordinary artists on drums, bass, guitar and vocals and stamped this genre. This song is from an a compilation of BBC-sessions and other live appearances from the early 70's showing them at the peak of their music abilities.

Sonntag, 2. August 2020

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: "Until a song is right, we ...

I first heard about Gillian Welch by her involvement on the soundtrack of Oh Brother, What Art Thou the movie by the Coen brothers about the odyssee of three escaped prisoners in Mississippi.  The soundtrack is filled with country and especially bluegrass. Since then I followed Welch although it isn't my favourite music. Now she released an album with forgotten songs from her archive. Nothing new or groundbreaking just the way country music should sound for me. Perfect for a relaxed Sunday.

Samstag, 1. August 2020

Privat

Michael Mayer im Porträt: Star-DJ und Label-Gründer (Kompakt)

Searching for something else I found this little gem by German producer and DJ Michael Mayer. Released sometime at the beginning of the century. A breezy house sound perfect for the hottest day this year

 

Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2020

Northern Songs

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California based psyche-rockers The Asteroid No. 4 will release another album during this summer. The first two appetizers were released a few days ago and it curious for their new album Northern Songs. They are true to their sound with languorous guitar loops, sonic excursions, drone effects and chilled vocals. Or just music to relax after a hard days work.

Mittwoch, 29. Juli 2020

Purchased (Not Only) Because Of The Cover

Wire: Pink Flag (Special-Edition + Buch) (2 CDs) – jpc

Punk was always radical but less bands were more radical on their first album than Wire. They released their debut in 1977 when almost everything changed in music. The cover of the album is also radical showing just a Pink Flag and the name of the band. 21 songs in 35 minutes and some of them less than one minute is almost impossible to beat. Their songs has everything that turned my musical taste into a new direction: they were fast but also melodic, full of harmony but dark and always with a massive guitar sound. A true milestone that is still surpassing.

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