Archive for the ‘Soul’ Category
It’s the second time we talk about Klaus Von Barre, the man behind The KVB, and recently Die Jungen . Inspired by the 50s and 60s and still sounds contemporary, something out of a David Lynch movie, or a track Nicolas Cage could cover afterwards in shown in a romantic scene . I really love this album ‘Just a dream’ out now and waiting for you on Bandcamp for a bargain price.
Stefan Pedatella doesn’t need subtitles. It is not the first time we mention those Brooklyn boys, Translations, and the moment you`ll hear Pigeon Suit`s guitar riff, you would understand where they come from and after being introduced to previous tracks like ‘The wanderer’ and ‘Tarantella’, we could tell you where they are heading to. We love ‘Pigeon suit’ 60`s garage R&B rockish flavor and we look forward to be hearing a whole album cause this track sounds like a good old Stones song.
listen to Translations ‘Pigeon suit’
We are aware Record store day is celebrated on the 16th of April , but we believe you should buy them records all year long plus that`s our small contribution, we have designed a poster for the ETSY artist community record store day poster so here you are…AND BUY THEM RECORDS AT ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL RECORD STORE located near you THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES..Like Kimber`s Stinkweeds for example..
Monster Rally is the 23 year old Columbus (Ohio) resident and Cleveland native Ted Feighan recording venture out on Gold Robot records . Making sampled-based tropical pop, Monster Rally began with the goal of assembling a bunch of old records into a completely different beast.
This is ‘The very best of Lofiles’ January – June 2010, our very own kinda World Cup, and it is important to point out that all of the artists listed below are finalists, we love and respect them all. Enjoy their music and support the artists by buying their albums.
I have seen Marc Anthony Thompson AKA Chocolate genius inc. on the HBO original Everyday People acting and singing, playing a role of a street musician and loved what I heard, and started following his career. I have received this mail announcing his new release. Here is a part of the attached bio:
Born in Panama, raised in California, and molded by New York’s music scene. Two solo albums before Cobain took over. A long break, as children are raised and life is truly lived. The creation of Chocolate Genius Inc., an alter ego that quickly transcended such a title. Sound-expanding collaborations with Meshell Ndegeocello, Van Dyke Parks, Doveman, Cibo Matto, 2/3 of Medeski, Martin & Wood, and Thompson’s only constant, Marc Ribot. And then, a seemingly sudden glimpse of high thread counts and private jets on Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions Tour in 2006, followed by an “emotional roller coaster” in Senegal.
And now this: Swansongs, the final chapter in an extended trilogy (see also: 1998′s Black Music, 2001′s Godmusic and Black Yankee Rock released in 2004 ) that’s turned first-person tales into truth-seeking therapy sessions. More than just an exploration of the letter “I”, you know? Or as Thompson puts it, “Gracefully embracing decay is the constant theme. Letting go. The curse of religion. The passion is the poison. That old dilemma—worship and penance; sparkle and fade; bass and trouble.”
The same can be said for every word and note plastered across the pages of Swansongs, an album that ties up the loose ends of Thompson’s never-ending story. Meanwhile, his Chocolate Genius guise shifts ever-so-subtly, as Thompson embraces a simple idea—to “record something I didn’t have to apologize for…a complete listening experience.”
Reluctantly, the book of songs is done,” says Thompson, who also dabbles in sound design and theatre/film scores (American Splendor, Twin Falls Idaho, the Obie-winning A Huey P. Newton Story). “I say reluctantly because I’ll soon have to stare at a blank page again, and greet whatever is next. That’s always the tricky part—by the time music is released, the process usually inspires an entirely new workflow, or has you headed to the road, sofa, beach, airport or bar. At least that’s been my syndrome. Though I write constantly, I release things sporadically at best, and sometimes as quietly as a cough. As Richard Ford says, ‘When a tree falls in the forest, who cares but the monkeys?’
Records, vinyl, albums, record shops. For those who grew up almost half a century ago and were and hopefully still are into music, it is almost a way of life. The smell, the sound, the excitement that brings you new release, or the anticipation of an important album from a significant artist, you know, Bowie, Beatles, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Zappa, and so on and so forth. I believe more and more readers of this blog, recognize mostly the mp3 icon on their desktop, no disrespect, and soon enough wouldn’t know what a CD looks like, and I am afraid, hardly ever been to a record store. It is a new era of digital downloads, itunes, emusic, sharing, youtube, facebook, twitter and myspace. My 13 yr old daughter listens to songs blasting of her mobile phone cheesy speaker streaming of youtube. Continue reading the entire article
Listen to ‘Anticipation‘. A must. Marques Toliver showing us why he is going to be huge.
A new Gil Scott-Heron album is coming out, after 14 years of silence. On February 9th, XL Records will release ‘I’m New Here’, produced by XL’s owner, Richard Russell. I chose to play you ‘Me and my devil’, a Massive attack kinda track. Monotonic loop and deep rolling sub. Awesome!!! Watch the photos of the Clinton studios sessions in NY.