Words by Lee Adcock Cohesiveness has never been a strong-point for those quirky sisters of CocoRosie . From the shambling, archival ruin of their debut to the spotty slush of Grey Oceans , Bianca and Sierra have cultivated their veneer of artsy weirdness more attentively than their actual musicality. Eschewing traditional instruments for shiny bells and electronic gizmos, they’ve somehow managed to earn the label “freak folk”, despite their recent bent toward misplaced hip-hop beats and flashy pop stylings. Unfortunately, their latest LP, Tales of a GrassWidow [...]
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This Oxford-based band take their name from the Scottish town of Stornoway on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis, and I’m not sure if that’s a sleepy little town or what but this music definitely reflects what a sleepy town would sound like. With soothing folk-like guitar melodies and calming vocals the self-recorded “Tales From Terra Firma” is a great second album from the guys. The album opens with the uplifting “You Take Me As I Am” and is a great start. The warm melody sets you up to expect quite a few treasures from the album. And with [...]
Salif Keita's life has been spent defying expectation - sometimes abrasively, other times creatively. Being albino and deciding on a career in music when you are part of the Malian royal lineage will tend to harbour you with a rebellious reputation (even if your skin pigmentation is out of your hands). Over the past 45 years, however, Keita has also been ruffling feathers in the world of African music for actual, musical reasons rather than issues of class, and his latest effort Talé sees him continue to wander down an individual path, even if there are clear [...]
Our Words Of Old A few years back we wrote a novel (ok, like almost a decade now!) It was a stream-of-consciousness deal very much inspired by Kerouac. (And yes I wrote it over the course of a month, highly...
Artist : American Wolf Title : Tales of Kamanakera Label : Unsigned Release Date : January 31st 2012 BUY IT Written by Mark Robinson I’m supposed to conduct myself in a professional manner and all that jazz right? Well I’ll try but I’m making no promises here. There are not enough superlatives to throw [...]
Summercamp Photos with Fun Comments/Stories on the Weekend Slight delay in getting these up. But it's worth the wait. Enjoy the set of pics from three legendary nights at Camp.
Fort de sa 1ère édition l'an dernier Eastpak remet le couvert et nous balance une nouvelle salve de 20 artistes pour le projet « Tag My Bag ». Pour ceux qui ne connaitraient pas le concept qui a vu le jour l'an dernier, Tag My Bag qu'est ce que c'est ??? Chaque mardi de Mai à Septembre 2010 le projet Eastpak Tag My Bag, vous présentera un artiste, par une interview, et son sac custom sur la fan page Facebook Eastpak France. En [...]
After a long hiatus (at least for us), Robyn is releasing not one, not two, but three album in 2010! That is the plan for now at least. Robyn recorded a whole album that includes a collaboration with Royksopp titled "None Of Dem," "Dance Hall Queen" which has leaked, "Fembot," "Dancing On My Own" and the laundry-list complaint song "Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do." But, she is going to chop up the tracklisting and make tiny album that she doesn't regard as EP's to release throughout the year. Her excuse is that people don't full albums anymore in [...]
Our Works Of Old Afew years back we wrote a novel. It was a stream-of-consciousness deal very much inspired by Kerouac. (And yes I wrote it over the course of a month, highly influenced by speed, vodka and 'other' intoxicants)...
After a long and winding road down the Eurovision Song Contest selection process. The Norwegian, Alexander Rybak, won by a mile. He was the favorite and his song was as good as it gets for ESC. The votes came in and Norway was constantly at the top of the game. Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iceland and the United Kingdom were close but didn't quite make it to the same ranks. The singer's set to take the world by storm. Looking forward to the Oslo show next year.
Mardi Gras: a musical journey that originated in Rome. A warm welcome in Dublin that provided the impetus to tour Italy as an acoustic duo, and thence the band, the CD “Drops Made”, the full-formation tour with drums and bass, the attention of the radio and the media who see in the group echoes of Dave Mathews, Polly Palusma, Cat Power and 70s rock, and then the return to Ireland, the group’s adoptive home, welcoming them once again with the “Irish Drops Tour”: five concerts including Whelans, the cradle of world rock. Mardi Gras have been aired on American and [...]
Folk, blues, psychedelic chamber music of an independent nature. Half-way between the old dressed up as new and the new, used but never obvious. A hybrid crossroads between a minstrel and an entertainer, accompanied by an obsessive and shaky rhythm section. A dark-tinted return to roots, mixed with slide, harmonics, suspended notes and open tunings. Two voices with guitars packaging a home-made sound, backs turned on a proper band as such. Tracks loaded with cigarettes, microphone tricks, accents, simple, gaunt but never empty: with a lo-fi sound that rules the show and a background of reverberating voices on suffused lights [...]
Roberto Grilli was born in Camerino, in central Italy, where he still lives today. Fascinated from childhood by musical instruments, at the age of six he was already playing the keyboards and at twelve he started playing the clarinet in the town band. Whatever musical instrument he laid his hands or his lips upon immediately captured his attention, giving him the opportunity to communicate those inner emotions which at the time, being somewhat shy, he was not always able to express. Attracted by every kind of sound he soon became a self-taught all-rounder, eventually finding in his own voice new [...]
The music of Cantodiscanto is inspired by a gaze towards the South. First and foremost towards the South of Italy whose traditional and classical repertoires the group has studied in depth. This is the South from which the group comes and to which it is attached, the South to which the language of their songs belongs: Neapolitan. South America is a source of inspiration for the group as well, and is present in their music with its rhythms and harmonies. But their gaze also turns towards another South, a South of the world that brings together all those who live [...]
For Guido Schiraldi music is a form of meditation, a vehicle of positive energy conducive to a greater comprehension of nature and spirituality. His music is instilled with influences and fusions drawn from numerous cultures and musical genres: first and foremost Indian music (the Hindustani tradition from the north of India) which Guido started to study in 1977 both in India and in Italy, learning to play both the sitar and the tabla and practising yoga, a fundamental medium for introspection and spiritual awareness. At the same time there is the presence of an “undergrowth” of numerous other musical genres: [...]
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