Montag, 5. Dezember 2022

Monday's Long Song

 


Bryce Cloghesy, a Canadian guitarist is the mastermind behind Military Genius, a band that released with Deep Web one of the best new albums two years ago. It is hard to describe his music and I think motorik based excursions on guitar and saxophone will come close to it. When I Close My Eyes is a foot-tapper and makes addicted to this sound. A forgotten little masterpiece.

Military Genius - When I Close My Eyes

Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2022

One Way To Go




It's December and Christmas is not far away. The cities are lit up and many people meet at Christmas markets to drink mulled wine after doing their Christmas shopping. Personally, I don't have much to do with the pre-Christmas season and don't immerse myself in consumerism. That's why it's all the nicer that Jesse Fahnestock aka 10:40 has a present ready for us. Since the beginning of the month, he has had an Advent calendar on his Bandcamp homepage in which he gives us an insight into his musical cosmos every day. One Way To Go is a shoegaze based excursion to cosmic sounds that could be a highlight on every record by Andy Bell. This song and four more you can get as a free download here. Have a contemplative second Advent

Samstag, 3. Dezember 2022

Damascene

 


Another superb remix by GLOK was released a few days ago. Damascene is originally just another good ballad by Do No Harm, a band to be frankly I've never heard before. Any Bell succeeds again to remix a good song to an excellent song. A perfect start into the weekend.



Mittwoch, 30. November 2022

A Hero's Death

 


One of Dublin's finest bands released during the last years a couple of years a few albums that are all still worth to listen. Fontaines D.C. were formed five years ago in Dublin as a post-punk band, they struck a chord that was ripe for a heavier sound. Their first album Dogrel is still a highlight of 2019 for me. With their second album they are more playful and open to other influences without giving up their driving and demanding style. The title track A Hero's Death is still a trademark of their sound, especially in the remixed version by Soulwax.

Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death (Soulwax Remix)


Montag, 28. November 2022

Monday's Long Song

 

Looking back in the history of this blog I can't believe that there was no one featuring Alabama 3 during the last years - not even when Jack Black died three years ago. This bug should be repaired quickly. In 1997 Alabama 3 released Exile On Coldharbour Lane a masterpiece in assembling country, blues and acid house to their very unique sound. If I would join any church then it will be their one.

Alabama 3 - Sister Rosetta

Sonntag, 27. November 2022

Twin Flame

 


In the days of mist and cold there could be a song by Weyes Blood from their new album the best opportunity to start into Sunday morning. Weyes Blood is the stage name of Natalie Mering and she is known as an indie-folk singer/songwriter. Sometimes compared with Joni Mitchel or if you like an exceeding Velvet's Nico she made records since a couple of years and is maybe known by a duet she done with Lana Del Ray a couple of years ago. Like many Californians she walks the folk path with her clear voice picking out the state of our world and love as central themes. on one song she moves away from acoustic guitars towards soft retro-drums an drum-computers for her rhythmic basic framework. A beautiful voice anyway and a sound you can drift away if it fits to you

Samstag, 26. November 2022

The Way Love Used To Be

 


It seems like Andy Bell is in a highly productive phase these days. Since his fantastic album Flicker at the beginning of the year he released almost every second month a new EP. Now he surprised me with Untitled Films Still an EP with four songs originally released on soundtracks. I am grateful that he took a song by Ray Davis to cover. The Way Love Used To Be originally released on Percy soundtrack is one of these songs by The Kinks that was seldom played but in it's beauty it is one of Davis' highlights.


Another song Bell chosen for this EP is a song by Arthur Russel an American cellist, composer and producer who died 30 years before. I have to admit that this song was new to me and I don't know the movie Keep The Lights On where it is from. Anyway this version is one of those songs you can listen from the start until the end and start playing it once again.