Montag, 16. Mai 2022

Monday's Long Song

 


During the last week there was a lot of work to do in the office and I didn't found time and inspiration to keep the blog going. And it seems that this week will not be much different. On Saturday all of thoughts cruised around the last game of Stuttgart. They needed to win against Cologne and simultaneous Berlin has to lose in Dortmund. Sadly I got no tickets so we had to watch the game in a local pub. The pub was filled over one hour before the tingler and Stuttgart made probably their best game in the first half this season but missed like always to make more than one goal. So it happened like many times this season that Cologne made the balance by a huge mistake of our goal keeper. The same time Dortmund made the 2:1 against Berlin and we come to terms with the relegation this week until our mid-field player Endo made our 2:1 with a header in the extra time. This results were enough and we will play in Bundesliga next season again. All over the town we saw so many happy people that we missed the third relegation in six years. Today's song is from a new compilation called Sound From The Iranian Ultraverse I got aware last week. Artists from the Iranian diaspora located sometimes in the Bay area and New York became a platform for slamming electro, techno and propulsive breakbeats with parts of dizzying synths and warehouse raves. This song by Voiski is a good example of what is possible for these artists. Foreboding minimal techno with a massive futuristic touch.

Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2022

Astronaut From Dubai

 


I got aware of a new release by Fjordfunk, a band/collective from Troms, Norway. They name their sound Arctic funk and it seems to be the right description. Jann Dahle created with his project a cool down and reduced funk sound based on on  northern funk with massive bass and influences of 90's disco sound. For me superb mixture that works on every time of the day. A fantastic title by the way.

Dienstag, 10. Mai 2022

Intakes

 


Yesterday Adam featured on our Monday's Long Song series a superb song from Craven Faults from their series of 12 inch Lowfold Works EP's. I don't have to say much more about them that they are nothing more or less a band that made me happy with most of their releases during the last years. This one is a remix by Pye Corner Audio. Atmospheric drone sound from another galaxy. 

Montag, 9. Mai 2022

Monday's Long Song

 


Leeds' Paisley Dark label are going to release a new version of Shelter Me, a compilation of from their artists and other remixes during the next weeks. They released only four songs from this album and one of them impressed me much. Ed Mahon, a  Blackpool DJ and producer, remixed Bowroux an indie-dancefloor song originally release by Pete Callard a couple of years ago. It is a song with stomping beats interrupted by shouted uh's and some piano chords. Just another overlooked song and perfect for the start into a new week. 

Samstag, 7. Mai 2022

Back To Guitar Sound

 

Back then in 1990 Bristol's The Blue Aeroplanes released their fourth album Swagger a little Masterpiece of guitar dominated sound you heard seldom before and after. They created a sound for a summer that made us feel end and timeless. On And Stones they made a unique combination guitar drive and dance beat. This song was played at our place in every good club and after all the decades that passed me by it is an album I will always come back with great joy. Timeless and superb music that wasn't made these days but I am sure this kind of revival will come soon.

The Blue Aeroplanes - And Stones

Freitag, 6. Mai 2022

A Bit Of Previous

 


Belle and Sebastian are going to release a new album after a long time. I always had a huge fondness to them and not only they made timeless songs that you could hear at any time at any place. As far as I heard from this album I think the title is program. They didn't changed their sound and they are have still the abilities to write cheerful and weighty songs like we used to get from them. Nothing spectacular or groundbreaking - just more indie-pop songs high above the usual level. Good to have them back.


Mittwoch, 4. Mai 2022

Live Music On German TV

 


Another post in a long living series of live music in German Television. Back then in the early 80's the airplay in radio stations for modern music for young people were a desert. I can remember when we were lucky that local radio station played rock music for just one or two hours each day. Me and my friends switched to AFN, the local radio station for American soldiers close to my town. It got better in the beginnings of the 80's when also local TV stations made formats for young people. Beside Beat-Club which were featured at this place for several times, Bavarian TV produced a format for twens where political and social themes were discussed by young people. I remember the first discussions about HIV and new right wing fascists in Germany that impressed me much and built the tenor of the thoughts and meanings I have right now. It was usual that after the discussions a band played a short live concert that was featured on TV. Searching for clips from Live From Alabama, an old concert hall in Munich, I found a lot of live performances that are worth to be featured now and during the next weeks. One of those was a concert by Everything But The Girl from May 1985 and it shows the abilities of Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt playing songs from their first albums. They were great at this time and never lost anything of their attraction during the last decades. A footage that is superb for me.