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Mój Odtwarzacz - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:40

Podkast Mój odtwarzacz jest dostępny bezpłatnie i udostępniany na licencji Creative Commons - uznanie autorstwa, bez utworów zależnych pod warunkiem użycia niekomercyjnego (CC-BY-ND-NC). Wszystkie audycje można znaleźć na stronach www.mpp.podkasty.info Audycje finansowane są z darowizn słuchaczy. Jeśli podoba ci się audycja, twoje nawet najmniejsze wsparcie bardzo pomoże w produkcji kolejnych audycji. Możesz to zrobić tutaj.

Zaldor Unplugged 9-18-14 – Android or Apple?

Zaldor's World - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 15:41

Another episode – another discussion ! With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S out this week, once again the discussion of “Android vs iOS” rears it’s ugly head.. This time, it’s personal. :)

SnC 427 – Days of Summer

Suffolk And Cool - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:23
KTSOS feat

KateTucker and The Sons of Sweden bring their music/film project The Shape The Color The Feel to life.

As the dog days of summer splutter into the first mists of autumn we’re taking a moderately chilled approach to this week’s show with tracks from artists in Nashville, Halifax, New York and Lisbon, Portugal. Kick back, chill out and enjoy the music although there is, of course something bit more rocking in the first track.

 

ktsosBlue Hotel – Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden (Nashville, USA)

 The State I’m In - Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden (Nashville, USA)

Seattle-born, Nashville-based Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden play lush, layered indie rock with sparkling melodies and shimmering soundscapes.

In 2013, the band launched a highly successful crowd-funding campaign via Kickstarter for their collaborative film+music venture, The Shape The Color The Feel. The project attracted the attention of many, including Huffington Post who called the “effort to bring the best of the past and the present together” “admirably ambitious,” going on to say, “the real beauty of the project is that just as it seeks to recapture some of what music has lost to technology, it’s utilizing the same technology to make that happen.”

Upon completion, KT+SOS turned the record over to a group of filmmakers and artists, handpicked by the band, asking each of them to choose a song and create a visual expression of it. The first of these aural and visual pairings, “Looking Around,” premiered on the Vinyl District in November and the most recent, “Best Friends’ Love” saw its debut on Esquire. Music videos and short films are set to premiere throughout 2014.

In addition to the short films and music videos, Australian artist Jessie English created a series of wet process photograms based on each song. The Shape The Color The Feel visual exhibit opened in Nashville on February 16, 2014 and will travel to several cities throughout 2014.

As this all unfolds, Tucker and filmmaker Miriam Bennett are working on a documentary featuring the creative community that has emerged throughout the project. For Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden, The Shape The Color The Feel is a sort of homecoming, but it’s also a leap into the great unknown.

Sep 26 The WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL

Dec 06 Musica Akron, OH

Dec 07 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL

Dec 08 Plush St Louis, MO

katetuckerandthesonsofsweden.com

www.facebook.com/sonsofsweden

twitter.com/sonsofsweden

www.soundcloud.com/sons-of-sweden

 

M-PeXBabylonis – M-PeX (Lisbon, Portugal)

Staphila –  M-PeX

A tradição envolve-se com a modernidade numa relação que tem tanto de promíscua como de frutífera e verdadeiramente interessante. M-PeX é um projecto que alia a Guitarra Portuguesa à música electrónica, e que ousa explorar paisagens musicais nunca antes visitadas.

Uma experiência arrojada que estabelece um teste aos nossos sentidos, que se atreve a derrubar clichés e que prova que a música tradicional também pode ser moderna, ou vice-versa. Imagine-se o som cristalino de uma Guitarra Portuguesa. Imagine-se um laptop a debitar ritmos electrónicos. M-PeX é isso mesmo, música electrónica com Guitarra Portuguesa. Ou talvez seja Guitarra Portuguesa co electrónica. De qualquer forma, o projecto cruza estilos musicais aparentemente inconciliáveis. Mas afinal parece que é possível. O resultado não é Fado, nem electrónica, nem apenas a soma dos dois: é algo de indefinível que nasce do casamento da tradição com a inovação.

Which basically means that if you’re familiar with the works of Portuguese Fado singers such as Mariza you’ll know and probabl y love the sound of the 12 string Portuguese guitar. Now mash that sound up with a laptop generating electronic elements and you’ve got a new take on Fado.

Both tracks are from his Jamendo album, iPhado which you’ll find at https://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a136632/iphado

www.myspace.com/mpex

www.facebook.com/pages/M-PeX/126605314037429

soundcloud.com/m-pex-remixer

 

Thanks to Nick in Germany for the screen shot of his SnC collection, every single edition since 2006. He did describe last weeks show as “diversified”. Yes I rather think so, perhaps a bit too diversified! This week perhaps less so.

 

Paper Beat ScissorsSeason’s Rest – Paper Beat Scissors (Halifax, NS, Canada)

A welcome return for Tim Crabtree aka Paper Beat Scissors. We’ve heard a few of his beautiful etherial tracks in the past year or so including a couple of tracks from his live recordings at St. Matthew’s Church. This time both tracks are from the eponymous and solidly excellent Paper Beat Scissors album.

Tim is a Brit living in Nova Scotia and an active member of a vibrant musical and creative community in and around the city.

If you get the chance, do catch one of the shows on his current European tour – his live performances are very special indeed.

Watch Me Go – Paper Beat Scissors

Remaining dates on the Paper Beat Scissors Solo Euro Tour:

September 17 – Mainz, DE: Haus Mainusch

September 19 – Newcastle, UK: The Butterfly Cabinet

September 20 – Ramsbottom, UK: Ramsbottom Festival

September 22 – Sheffield, UK:  Cafe #9

September 24 – Leeds, UK: House Show

September 25 – York, UK:  TBA

September 27 – Paris, FR: TBA

September 28 – Augsburg, DE: House Show

September 29 – Graz, AT: Die Scherbe

October 3 – Reykjavik, IS: Kaffi Rósenberg

paperbeatscissors.com

www.paperbeatscissors.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Beat-Scissors/33296413739

 

CMJ14CMJ initial artist line-up and mixtape

Did I mention that the initial artist line-up for CMJ has been announced and it looks as intriguing as ever with loads of artists I’ve never heard of! That’s the point really – discovering new music. There will be more announcements in the next couple of weeks before the Music Marathon itself in NYC Oct 21-25.

The initial daytime panel programme looks rather good too. I often think that the quality of some of the panels is itself worth the price of admission, although youm can still save $25 omn 2014 badges if you’re quick about it. Having said that, the full badge is discounted from $549 but then that is for four full days of music, panels and the parallel Film Festival. A student badge will cost $365 less the $25.

It’s not cheap, but in my view, it’s excellent value. There’s also a free mixtape available from CMJ if you fancy a listen to something else a bit different. Free download here:

… and let me know what you like.

 

WyattL’été - Wyatt (New York)

Walking Down 6th Avenue – Wyatt

WYATT’s music is born out of the Colorado calm and NYC craze that have molded Maddy as a writer. It continues on the folk/pop path they’ve forged, but this time it’s infused with bits of psychedelia, California dreaming and French revolution.

Maddy, Paul, and Alex Wyatt grew up outside Denver, right where the mountains start, and WYATT’s music is influenced by the space, peace and grandeur that Colorado exudes. Coming from French Canadian stock on their dad’s side, and having been taught songs in French from a very early age, it was fairly inevitable that Maddy would start writing songs in French. She embraces the inherent beauty and flow of the language, and enjoys the challenge of writing in a second language, as it forces her to keep things simple and efficient as she puts the pen to paper.

Here Comes Everybody is produced by Matthew Maroulakos (Waking Lights) and Grant Zubritsky (Alex Winston, Nina Persson) at The Den Studios in Woodland Park, NJ. It was mixed by Dave Robertson (Dangly Studios) in Brooklyn, NY and mastered by Hans DeKline (Sound Bites Dog) in Los Angeles, CA.

WYATT will be on the road through the fall in support of the Here Comes Everybody EP scheduled for release on November 11, 2014.

www.bandofwyatt.com/

www.facebook.com/bandofwyatt

 

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Mój Odtwarzacz - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:16

Podkast Mój odtwarzacz jest dostępny bezpłatnie i udostępniany na licencji Creative Commons - uznanie autorstwa, bez utworów zależnych pod warunkiem użycia niekomercyjnego (CC-BY-ND-NC). Wszystkie audycje można znaleźć na stronach www.mpp.podkasty.info Audycje finansowane są z darowizn słuchaczy. Jeśli podoba ci się audycja, twoje nawet najmniejsze wsparcie bardzo pomoże w produkcji kolejnych audycji. Możesz to zrobić tutaj.

Zaldor Unplugged – 9-12-14

Zaldor's World - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:55

Just a quick update, and I want to hear from you! Listen and drop me a email or comment!!

SnC 426 – Wildly West

Suffolk And Cool - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:55
WATW

We Are The West are back with a brand new EP. Excellent news!

We’ve got a live recording from the high desert of New Mexico, Ghostly sounds from Seattle, Afrobeat from Brooklyn and to start, songs collected by a biologist in the Carpathian mountains of Central and Eastern Europe over a hundred years ago.

 

DalavaEj, Lasko, lasko – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (Dálava) (New York City, USA) Rock Paper

A biologist was so enchanted by the music of a small Moravian village at the western hem of the Carpathians over a hundred years ago that he meticulously transcribed them into a tome of a book.

The songs had been carefully preserved. But how could they come alive over a hundred years later?

The NYC based band Dálava gives a beautifully idiosyncratic answer with their eponymous debut album (release: October 14, 2014). Based on the Moravian folk songs transcribed by biologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Vladimir Úlehla, and led by vocalist Julia Ulehla (Vladimír’s American great granddaughter) and guitarist Aram Bajakian, the album vibrates with intensity, even when whispering and sparse. Prepared and distorted guitar alternates with eerie soundscapes. Ulehla’s voice teases and caresses (“Milá má”), then leaps and bounds (“Mamičky”).

“The song texts feel like fairy tales, like compact parables,” muses Ulehla. “They are so evocative of a whole miniature universe. We tried to give each song its own sound world. We knew nothing about the traditional way it was done at the time. It was simply a work of creativity and imagination. We were totally free.”

Bajakian has toured extensively with Lou Reed, who he played alongside during the rock legend’s final two tours. Bajakian then went on to perform over 100 shows alongside multiple Grammy winner Diana Krall during her much lauded Glad Rag Doll Tour. He learned from friend and guitar mentor Marc Ribot, and has worked with John Zorn and his circle to compose and perform challenging contemporary music (though often with a strong rock kick). He has also experimented with tender, more acoustically leaning treatments of Armenian folk tunes with his project Kef.

Ulehla, classically trained at the Eastman School of Music, left the opera world for the uncharted, exploratory territory of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, drawing on the experience of the theater icon and his collaborators to dig deep into the physical experience and ritual mindset of songs in performance.

The two childhood friends crossed paths again as adults, meeting up in Italy where Ulehla was an actress at the Workcenter. Eventually, they found themselves back in New York together as young parents and curious musicians. They decided to tackle the love songs and philosophical ballads, the recruiting chants and cryptic fragments transcribed by Ulehla’s great-grandfather Vladimír.

A ty moja najmilejsi – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (New York City, USA)

www.dalavamusic.com/

arambajakian.com/

 

coverThe Trilogy – We Are The West (LA, CA, USA)

We heard from We Are The West a while ago and now they have a new work out in the wild called We Are The West III. This is a single track offering somewhat confusingly called Trilogy.

Brett Hool together with his musical soul-mate, John Kibler, are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space. For this recording they leave the storm drains and underground garage spaces of LA and head out for a live recording in the high desert of New Mexico. Yes, WATW really are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space.

Their  skilfully crafted music is layered into the context of very live performing and recoding spaces, resulting in songs of a haunting beauty and intimacy.

Their WATW III recording brings us close to performance poetry in places but always underpinned by fabulous playing and voices that reveal real passion. It repays focussed listening.

Ann De Witt has an insightful written interview with Brett and John in The Believer magazine

 

You can get the EP (if that’s what it is) at http://wearethewest.com/WATW/EPIII.html where there is a link to their Bandcamp page. It is offered on a pay what you like basis (min $3) have a listen and discover how much you like it, then let that tell you want it is worth – I’d say the benefit to my soul is worth way more than $3.

The bands previous episodes in the four recording suite are available from Bandcamp too.

wearethewest.com

www.facebook.com/wearethewestmusic

LusineArterial – Lusine (Seattle, WA, USA)

Lusine is Texan Jeff McIlwain, an ambient/IDM musician. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain now resides in Seattle. After his diverse yet cohesive 2013 album The Waiting Room, Lusine, is back with a more tightly focused EP.

The release of Arterial, his fourth EP for Ghostly International, marks another successful foray into a niche that most artists would spend their careers immersed in. A calmly effortless work, Arterial is economical in everything it does, creating its own tiny universe to house expertly crafted productions. On the title track, crackling samples simmer like heated atoms narrowly missing each other, suspending us as we wait for release.

Eyes Give In” encapsulates the EP’s feel, taut, with no sound out of place, and yet over the course of its five minutes warming into something undeniably human, even comforting. “Quiet Day,” the most accessible track here, demonstrates McIlwain’s gift for merging heady electronic music with the visceral appeal of pop, as his gorgeous synth melodies compliment submerged vocals.

Eyes Give In – Lusine

At 20 minutes, the EP is exactly as long as it needs to be, showcasing yet again the multiplicity that exists within Lusine’s work through songs that form a compact whole. As McIlwain told Giant Step in a recent interview, his goal is to find “beauty in strange places” and “warmth under the surface” through all his music, and on Arterial he fulfills this wonderfully.

You can buy it direct from Ghostly International at: http://www.theghostlystore.com/collections/music/products/lusine-arterial

lusineweb.com

 

UndergroundBella Ciao – Underground System (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Underground System’s music finds its roots in Fela Kuti’s West African pioneered Afrobeat aesthetic that is chopped and screwed with the disparate influences from dance halls around the world. The band’s female frontline pushes them ahead with a unifying socially conscious voice, Underground System is a force: a freaky, dancey, multicultural party.

From the two track Bella Ciao EP a five track remix album has emerged, that truly displays the diversity of Underground System’s music.  To create this album Underground System has called upon their extensive network of beat makers, electronic musicians, rappers and DJs to create five incredibly different remixes of the tracks D.O.N. and Bella Ciao.  Underground System Remixed features reworked tracks from the Brooklyn-based trio Archie Pelago brings their electronics, trumpet, cello, sax in for a spaced-out disco remix of Bella Ciao.  Globe-hopping DJ and educator Chief Boima twisted that same track into a dark percussive track ready for the international dancefloor. The Bella Ciao remixes are rounded out by none other than Peter Matson, Underground System’s own bandleader and accomplished DJ and producer in his own right.  The track D.O.N. was put into the hands of Das Racist alums Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall aka Kool and Kass, the result is an epic extended verse track that only these two hip hop magicians would produce.  The final remix of D.O.N. is the premier of the newest Underground System offshoot project Big Everything (Elenna Canlas and Peter Matson) dance floors beware!

undergroundsystembk.com

twitter.com/USAfrobeat

instagram.com/undergroundsystem

The video for the original mix.

 

 

Show 285 – Resurfacing

Three From Leith - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:30

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Well, lack of time, holidays and major computer issues have kept me away again for quite some time, but here I am resurfacing as summer ends with another wee selection of great independent tuneage to satisfying your cravings. Enjoy until the next time :-)

Sparrow Falls – Thus Perishes The World’s Glory / Spewing Bile

Perma F – Burning Angel

The Y-Axes – Dotted Lines / Sunglasses

The soundbed was ‘Endless Blue’ by Paris76
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Thank you for continuing to support the independent artists in 2014 by listening, feeding back and buying their music.

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DC622 Rupture Black Wing

Dark Compass Metal Show - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 19:00

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DC621 Spring Special

Dark Compass Metal Show - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:00

This week, a special as I’m away.  This is what I consider the best tracks we’ve played on the show this year so far.  Comment if you think otherwise.

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Sundown Lounge #358

Sundown Lounge - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:22
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"Shred The Track [produced for passion2moves's Shred The Deck]" - without.directive; Geeknotes: See Tegan and Sara Backstage, Beau Barry Jazz Quartet, YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...; Open Mic Stage: "New Beginning" - Dubarray, "My Friend" - James Elvidge, "Bana Her Yol Paris Hilton (Paris Hilton to me Every Way)" - Sehabe, "Endless Reel (live)" - Geodesik, "The Garden" - the silk demise, "Summer Happy" - Elonious; Map Room: Scientists unlock the future of beer, Scientists discover mechanism that could regrow damaged nerves, New water desalination technology makes ocean water drinkable; Venue Verite: Not This Week...; Music Bed: "Morning Murmur" track from Coffivity.com

DC620 Vipers before Swine

Dark Compass Metal Show - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:00

diesofluid_20142 hours of Rock and Metal from around the world. Some of the best tunes from bands you might of not heard of before.

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Sundown Lounge #357.5

Sundown Lounge - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:06
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No way I was gonna do a show today, after all, but check out Adam Watson's very appropriate poem for the day. Also: podzine housekeeping and personal updates. New show next week...

Sundown Lounge #357

Sundown Lounge - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:40
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"everything looks like water (clay remix)" - CelloJoe; Geeknotes: Bay Area Generations #7, Jenene Ravesloot @ "the Cafe Gallery", Eva Lin, Drew Torres, Lauren O'Brien, Roland Ramos & 2nd Chance For Liars at NMP, Nicholas Barron - New Chicago Blues and Soul, Tony Fitzpatrick - The Secret Birds; Open Mic Stage: "Addict (DJ R3xXx Remix)" - DJ R3xXx, "The Fourth Estate" - R.M. Isaiah, "Vicious Theme" - Pic Vicious, "Now It's Dark" - Elefaux, "My Blue Sea" - Castles In Spain, "Dance While The Sky Crashes Down" - Jason Webley, "We Are Waiters" - The 21st Century, "What Do I Have To Do" - Wicked Mercies; Map Room: Myth That 10,000 Hours Of Practice Can Turn Anyone Into Expert Has Been Debunked, Revolutionary Solar-Powered Toilet, Would You Customize Your First Born Child; Venue Verite: Not This Week...; Music Bed: "Everything Burns (Instrumental)" - Ben Moody

Sundown Lounge #356

Sundown Lounge - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:02
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"Goya no Machiawase" - Hello Sleepwalkers (Noragami, '14); Geeknotes: March Music Connection, Jamie Lynn Fletcher, Words As Works/Punk Hostage Press at Pegasus Books, Tom Roby @ "the Cafe Gallery," Raw Feed @ Elizabeth's Crazy Little Thing, Lair'z St. Patrix Birthdaze, G.P.A. & Roberta Miles @ Waiting 4 the Bus - Special guest host Robin Fine; Open Mic Stage: "Respect for the dead man" - Pay money To my Pain, featuring Ken & Teru from Crossfaith (Nobunagun, '14), "X Jigen e Youkoso" - Etsuko Yakushimaru (Space Dandy, '14), "Database feat. TAKUMA (10 Feet)" - MAN WITH A MISSION (Log Horizon, '13), "Kaze ga Shitteru" by Akai Kouen, or Ko-en (Toaru Hikuushi e Kouta / Love Song of a Certain Pilot,'14), "Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui (No Matter How I Look At It, It's You, Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!,'13)" - Konomi Suzuki n' Kiba of Akiba, "FLAT" by livetune plus Yuuki Ozaki from Galileo Galilei (Hamatora the Animation, '14), "Out of Control" - Nothing's Carved in Stone (Pycho-Pass, '13), "Parallax View" - Sumire Uesaka (Hoozuki no Reitetsu /, '14), "Set Them Free" - Akira Jimbo (Tonari no Seki-kun / Master of Killing Time, '14); Map Room: Autonomous drones flock like birds, Microgrids will soon make large electrical grids obsolete, Four women with transplanted wombs are trying to get pregnant with IVF; Venue Verite: Hunter X Hunter 2011 Episode 116 Review: Gon Vs. Neferpitou Controversy - MechaBladeZ; Music Bed: Eitetsu Hayashi, Japan's Premier Solo Taiko Drummer - ARTmania Comm

Sundown Lounge #355

Sundown Lounge - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 20:25
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"Close but Far" - 2Face; Geeknotes: Elizabeth Marino @ "the Cafe Gallery," Bill Yarrow @ AWP Bookfair, "A HOME BRINGING FOR AMIRI"; Open Mic Stage: Australia's record-breaking summer helped push average global - Greenshack Dotinfo, "Mexican Roadtrip" - Glitter Canyon, "Fencing" - Ben Rogers' Instrumental Asylum, "Middle Names" - CERES, 2013 was hottest year on record in Australia - NewsBBCInternational, "May 24 " - Trophy Eyes, "Just is Justice" - Sam Wylde, "Black Light ft. Elyse Beer" - Victor Y, "Christopher Walken Fan Club" - Undercast, A MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER - DROUGHT AFFECTED REGIONAL AUSTRALIA - Tony Abbott, "Really Do It Ft. Greta Stanley" - Savo; Map Room: Instant skin graft spray gun offers new treatment for burn victims, New 3D printed materials lighter than water and as strong as steel; Venue Verite: Climate Change Skeptic Does 180 On Global Warming1766 - Jayna Agurs; Music Bed: Sounds from "Sights and Sounds of an Australian Beach" - SHELLAH59

A personal note to friends, subscribers and listeners of Idyllic Music:

Idyllic Music - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 15:00
Personal Note to friends, subscribers and listeners of Idyllic Music: This podcast will be on hiatus while I undergo treatment for bladder cancer. Idyllic Music will return in February 2014 with more great independent downtempo music. I'm Jim Nye.
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