Samstag, 27. August 2016

Gravity

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Never thought that I will ever post music by Russians but this track is worth it. Moonbeam is a long time collaboration of two brothers doing their DJ-thing. It's a track between trance, progressive house and atmospheric techno. Just right to start the day with the first cup of coffee on the balcony.

Enjoy weekend.


Freitag, 26. August 2016

Revolution

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I think I have posted this song minimum one time and I hope that you're not bored to death showing up once again. It is just the fact that I am sitting on my balcony on a beautiful summer evening with a glass of vine listening to music that accompanied me for ages. Spacemen 3 was one of them. I really love their raw, mean psychedelic sound especially Revolution which is only based on a few chords. But what they made out of it was genius. I remember when German DJ Alan Bangs had his two hour weekly radio show on broadcast in the 80's playing new and old music. I used to listen to his shows because I got new inspirations. You may call him the poor men's John Peel but he did a very good job in these days. Sadly German broadcast closed his show because it wasn't mainstream at all. Me and a couple of friends met for his last show knowing that he was sad about not going further with his show. In regular wise he announced the artists he played but on his last show he just played the music from the last decades he liked much. And I will never forget that he played this song at his last show. Still great after all the years and worth to be played from time to time.





Donnerstag, 25. August 2016

Disconnecting

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We Were Promised Jetpacks are a Scottish Indie Rock band based in Edinburgh and making records since more than a decade. I found this song the recent days while investigating in the net. It is a bluesy based song with vocals deep in echoes and a very bluesy guitar. They create a deep, raw and disturbing sound on this record. Seems like a sound from hell. New to me and worth for further investigations.


Mittwoch, 24. August 2016

Mick Harvey / Serge Gainsbourg

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Mick Harvey is well known by his long time collaboration with Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and The Birthday Party. Years ago he installed a project translating the songs of Serge Gainbourg into English. His latest record Delirium  Tremens (what a name for a record) was released a few weeks ago and I only found less songs from it in the www. I really like his interpretations of Serge's songs. Almost slow ones with a whispered voice and his genius guitar in the back. Another soundtrack for the time round midnight.





Dienstag, 23. August 2016

They Don't Make Clips Like This Any More Pt 6

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There is no time today to lose a lot of words about the clips presenting here. I am sure most of you will know them well. So let's take a walk on memory lane and enjoy the memories you have to these songs of an era long gone.









Montag, 22. August 2016

Old Song In New Bottles

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In 1978 The Rezillos released their first record Can't Stand The Rezillos, a classic record by the upcoming punk/new wave era. Probably they were one of the first bands covering songs from the long gone by 60's. It was unusually in these early days paying references to songs most of them raised with. The songs were all dominated by raging guitars, drifty rhythms and singalong lyrics. These both covers by Fleetwod Mac and Dave Clark Five showed the great abilities of this unforgotten Edinburgh band.

The Rezillos - Someone's gonna get their head kicked in tonight
The Rehillos - Glad all over



Sonntag, 21. August 2016

Go Off

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It was time to fix my holidays for this year. As usually I take ta longer trip to Sri Lanka again over the turn of the year. I also had to honour a pledge I gave to an old friend over a year ago to visit him in the United States. Ed was more than a mate to me because we hang around in my town for more than five years watching football, going out for some drinks and lot of other stuff. He is still working in the army as an civilian and had to move to Florida for a new job in June last year. So I booked a flight, provided me an ESTA-visum to leave for Tampa at the beginning of November this years. I am not sure what he planned to do but I know that he got some tickets for Pet Shop Boys in a small venue and another visit to Ybor City to get us a few hand-rolled cigars by the Cuban people. So I am looking forward to these days, knowing that it will be the last days before the election of their new president.

Today's track is Go Off the new single by M.I.A. from her new album that will be released in a few weeks. I have to say I like her for years because she always made her very own things and sampling great songs. And she did the same thing on this song again. Using an Arabic nursery rhyme as a basic she added some clattering drums and quintessentially strange synth sounds. Probably it doesn't work the first time you listen to but the more you listen the more it is fixed in your head. And who else could sing lyrics like So I stay way up on a level / like my name is Neymar and your know I'm not normal?