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Archive for July, 2012
This is the first single released from the forthcoming debut record by “M.H. & His Orchestra”, a bizarre troop of musicians who recently recorded at Champe Ford Studio. Here’s a little bit from “M.H.”:..”It’s a song about trying to reason with a depressed person, it’s hard to tell someone that it’s a lot easier than it seems to get out of it. You have two options, kick them in the ass or persuade them to dance”….
Just a late note, a reminder for everyone who reads this right now and is located in the New York area.. be sure to catch Dream folk artists Wilsen tonitght at the Union Pool. Listen to the gorgeous Dusk by this trio headed by singer/songwriter Tasmin Wilson, and head over to see their debut release show at U.P.
Anya Skidan can surly write songs. Again, it takes me to the subjects of the previous posts today, and to the main thing they got in common. They could write some real great songs, and they don’t need the maneuvers. It seems like Brooklyn based Anya Skidan got it all. The looks, the talent, and the ability to enhance her straight forward beautiful tunes with a remarkable performance. I really enjoy listening to ‘Hidden treasures’ and if you like, and you are in the New York area these days, be sure to catch her in 2 days at the Bowery Electric (July 26th).
Few months ago we have brought you Nate Harar’s (Dalton) demo. Today he has released his Dalton EP and we are thrilled to share those 5 songs with you. There is something so fresh about Nate’s “old school” musical approach, not trying to hide behind a gimmick or technology advantages. His songs are good, solid songs, and their strength lies within its writing and performance only. I really enjoy listening to Dalton, recommend this EP to you and urge you to go ahead and buy this gem for 3$ only!!
Its not the first time we discuss Emily Wells here, but this time you are in for a big surprise. She has reached the Premiere league now with this extraordinary song of hers, ‘Passanger‘, and that could be just what she needed as a NYC newcomer. Watch out For Emily and Dark Dark Dark ( the Minneapolis folk band ) down at the Knitting Factory on October 12th.
Nigel Simpson has been around for quite sometime now, and has played piano with Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers and Ed Laurie to name but a few. I have been listening to his self releases as Sunslide on Bandcamp, mainly to his Fieldpiano pieces off ‘Combine’. My Middle eastern Sunday (which is not part of the weekend and is the first day of our working week here in Israel), has started off real real bad, or actually, had hardly started, but ended up much better with the help of Mr. Simpson and his Sunslide project.
I can really relate to Fraser McGowan’s story right now, and I know some of you will get my drift.
The absolutely wonderful ‘Against A Simple Wooden Cross’ was born after Scottish based artist Fraser McGowan (AKA Caught In The Wake Forever) had suffered a complete mental breakdown last year, following a life-long battle with chronic anxiety. He had to give up his job and eventually his girlfriend and son moved out, leaving him to face his struggles alone.
Naturally, he felt destroyed but the one thing he had was extra time on his hands, which he had not been used to before. Previously, his work with music had been a very slow process but suddenly, the one thing he had left was a seemingly infinite amount of time in which to work carefully and unhurried. For six months, Fraser immersed himself in this album and poured everything that he had left into it. At the start of the project he had absolutely no confidence left in himself and as the music began to take shape, he began to tread the road to recovery.
Against A Simple Wooden Cross is an honest account from an artist who was literally starting life again, completely on his own terms for the first time.
This great album is out now on Hibernate. All profits from the album will go to Crisis Counselling established in 1996 to significantly reduce the barriers and exclusion in mental health care. PURCHASE THE ALBUM HERE
There is nothing I like more than ragged, hard, dirty beats. When I hear a distorted heavy takes all the mix’s space kick in a track, it seems like the rest is just luxury. That’s the case with this awesome debut by Top Girls aka Evan Adams. This is a rough, much harder version of PM Dawn. It’s the dreamy harmonies that really made me think of this duo, but there is a crucial balance between the sweet lush R&B and the rough beats that put it in a different league altogether. This is an important album, and I will share it with you right away so I could just put my headphones on and drift away while listening to this awesome record, ‘Carolina’.
Buy it HERE