Mittwoch, 15. September 2021

Live Music On German TV

 


In the early 70's the music that was surround was stamped by blues-rock patterns. The older guys listened to their late 60's heroes like Canned Heat or Led Zeppelin. I grew up with them sound but didn't got very close to this sound. Once a friend introduced me to an Irish guitar slinger by the name of Rory Gallagher and I have to say he was the white one who could play a blues guitar like no other in these days. His first live album Live In Europe was one of the first records I bought and I play it from time to time with a smile on my face. This footage shows a live appearance in German television from 1972 a few years ago before he played the first Rockpalast show and he showed how great he was playing an acoustic guitar.






Dienstag, 14. September 2021

Penlop

 


Saint Etienne released their 10th album I've Been Trying To Tell You a last week and for me it is one of the album highlights this year so far. 30 years after their groundbreaking album Foxbase Alpha they are still at the height of time. The rhythm and sound is still reduced to middle and minimum but they are still able to surprise me with great grooves. Penlop is one of the highlights of this album that grows the more you listen to it. Good to have them back and that some things don't change and remain in high class.

Montag, 13. September 2021

Monday's Long Song

 


In these days I don't find the time to continue my blog with regular posts. On one hand because I my office treat me with multiple orders to finish quickly and further educations for workers' council and on the other hand I have less inspirations for regular postings. But I still try to come back to an everyday post. The only series I try to keep alive is our Monday's series. This one is from my Kungens Män, Stockholm's maybe greatest psychedelic band. I love their guitar sound and their long jams that take me to a place in space where I can relax. This one is from Trappmusic their latest album from 2020 and different to many other releases by them. Their sound is softer than on other albums and moves towards a chill out music or late 60's drug inspired releases. For me one of those albums that grows the more you listen to it. 

Montag, 6. September 2021

Monday's Long Song


 Phantom Horse a Hamburg/Nijmegen based duo by Ulf Schütte and Niklas Domaschk and released this song a few days ago on a split LP with Hellvette a band from Netherland playing their own style in harmonium based electronics. This song is a very fine piece in krautrock inspired electronic programmings. I enjoyed the poignant mood on this song for several times since I first listened to it 

Donnerstag, 2. September 2021

Plantalk

 


Margee is the musical by Alexandre Gimard, a producer from South of France based in Éze, Cote d' Azur a small village between Nice and Monaco. Maybe it is because of this beautiful region why he makes one of the best deephouse sounds around. Otherwise it is possible that he fetched his sound to the new club sound made these days in Netherlands. After a few digital released he releases his first vinyl EP during the next weeks showing us his abilities as a producer and a guitarist of low-slung groove and great hooks. And it doesn't surprise me that there is a Hardway Bros remix on this excellent record.



Dienstag, 31. August 2021

Promenade Oblique

 


Next week The Limiñanas, probably the best new psychedelic band from Perpignan, France will release their newest album De Pelicula a collaboration with Laurent Garnier. I featured them a few month ago and can't wait until the postman will hand out my copy. Until then I have to listen to what I can find on bandcamp.

Montag, 30. August 2021

Monday's Long Song

 


Yo La Tengo formed in 1984 as another band from Hoboken, New Jersey, playing their own sound based on feedback and whispered vocals influenced by Love, The Soft Boys and Mission Of Burma. During the last decades they released a lot of albums (and sometimes with their own interpretation of other artists songs). In 2015 they returned surprisingly with Fade and brought us back their true sound with a superb album. I saw them live in 1991 supporting Eleventh Dream Day in a small club in Stuttgart and was fascinated how good they are on stage. A few weeks ago they released a special edition of Fade and their version of Stupid Things is what you can expect live.

Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things (Instrumental)