Freitag, 14. Juni 2019

Maifeld-Derby



Today I only have to work after lunchtime and then I am moving to Mannheim for the annual festival until Sunday. It will be the last one for minimum one year because it is too stressful to organize and they need a break. So I will look forward to watch Sleafid Mods, The Streets, Teenage Fanclub, The Twiglight Sad, HVOB, Mavi Phoenix and many others.



Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2019

If You Will Fall

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Psychedelic music seems to be a worldwide phenomenon because a lot of bands in Europe and also in the United States are playing a variety of this sound. Therefore it is no surprise that it is played in Italy as well. Juju is the project by Sicily based musician Gioele Valenti and signed by London based label Fuzz Club. If bands from Scandinavia play this music in a rough way with longer improvisation parts Juju play their music in a milder but not less interesting way.


Dienstag, 11. Juni 2019

Incapable

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Irish singer-songwriter and producer Róisin Murphy released a few weeks ago another new song probably from an upcoming new album. I really like her voice and songs that are something between classical songwriting and their suitability to work well on the dancefloor. With these beats and synths she can't go wrong that this song will not slip out of your mind soon.

Montag, 10. Juni 2019

Monday's Long Song

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This series wouldn't be complete without a song by Jimi Hendrix, one of those artists that were always present during my musical education. He was the first one as far as I know that brought noise and feedback in a very excessive way to the audience. Most songs were built on a blues fundament and ready to be destroyed be improvisations. But after all I feel that these songs have much more soul than lots coming later. I found this different version with organ in the internet a few days ago and have to say that I like this also a lot.


Sonntag, 9. Juni 2019

Summon The Fire

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During the last weeks I spent a lot of time with my friends from Sri Lanka showing them some places worth to bee seen by some visitors and I didn't found the time to post something on the blog. In addition, a break has also been completely good for me to attain again inspiration. I have to admit that I listened less to music while my guests are staying with me but Summon The Fire by London based The Comet Is Coming made me investigate for more. It was the combination of instruments this three piece band is using that made the difference - only saxophone, organ and drums. But what they make out of this is awesome. Their mix of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock is something I never heard in this combination. Hold tight drums, cosmic calm, epic sci-fi synthscapes and Shabaka Hutchings jazz rooted saxophone spearhead made this song so unique.



That they are able to backspace some gears you can hear on this song:


Freitag, 7. Juni 2019

No More Gris Gris

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Sad news arrived today that John Rebennack died last Thursday on an hear-attack at the age of 77 years. I was not a huge fan of the New Orleans sound at all but Dr. John, Allen Toussaint andWilly DeVille offered me the sound of New Orleans. It is a mixture of R 'n' B, soul and Caribbean music that fit my soul a lot of times during the last decades. Dr. John was an excellent piano player and producer in his career and a bird of paradise when he appeared live on stage. Covered with feathers as hit outfit he celebrated his very own sound of New Orleans. It was at this time when everything was allowed in modern music. Zappa made his weired sound, Rundgren tried to make the perfect song and Captain Beefheart tried to definite blues in it's very special way. But Dr. John made made the basis for Southern soul music. It wasn't always easy to listen to his songs but if you got the connection to them they could be a part of your very own musical history and education. Probably that is the reason Paul Weller covered this song years ago.

Rest well Dr. John

Dr. John - I Walk On Guilded Splinters

Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2019

60

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It is made limited - today I will be 60 years old. In my younger days I couldn't imagine to get this far. But now I can look back to a lot of decades with ups and downs, good days and bad days and more great times than bad times. I am not going to celebrate this day but I will meet some friends at the pub next door to have a good time, talking and drinking a few pints. I tried to figure out some tunes with the 60 in it's title and couldn't find more than Bow Wow Wow that should be featured today. It is a song that accompanied me during the last decades and I never got rid of enjoying this song. 

Bow Wow Wow - C30 C60 C90 Go!

Another song that I can't listen often enough during the last years was Underworld's Rez. A song that had a hypnotic groove and made a level for many other bands and it is hard to beat.

Underworld - Rez