02-09-2015 // Must-Have of the Month: Ava Luna - Infinite House|
Infinite House by New York-based quintet Ava Luna is a stunning work of art. It is unlike any other album I've heard so far this year. Spectaculair and original in all its glory. There are dozens of different musical flavours to be found on this record and they all taste great.
Opening track "Company" sets a fine standard combining a nice mellow poppy verse with the occasional explosion. Second track "Tenderize" had me singing along the 2nd time I heard it and I reckonize a new word everytime I hear it (almost done completing the lyrics). The fun takes off real fast and continues to amaze and blow away for the entire record right up untill the short final chords of "Carbon". And the only decent thing left to do after the final note dies down is press either repeat, click play again or turn over that beautiful piece of vinyl you've purchased, like I have.
This is guaranteed one of those albums I'll be listening to for the rest of the year and the years to come. Beautiful Album. Get it. Preferably now.
28-08-2015 // Album: L'Orange - The Orchid Days|
You need to scroll back a little to start this album at track one, because the whole record is so much better than just half of it. I seriously don't understand why artists would start a Bandcamp-playlist of their record halfway in, but they do. Very often.
The Orchid Days is a relaxing record that easily combines hip hop beats with a strong jazzy vibe and that makes for a great album. This is not in-your-face brutal hiphop, it kinda rolls along as you read a book, have a good conversation with a friend or just hang around relaxing. Because that's the one keyword for this record: relaxing. And I'm always in the mood for that..
20-08-2015 // Album: Courtney Barnett - sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit|
"Courtney Barnett puts a lot of effort into sounding effortless. Her songs are wild and wooly and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she’s making them up on the spot."
I couldn't have said it better if I tried. Courtney Barnett is playing Lowlands-festival this weekend and I'm hoping to catch her set. In case I fail and for everyone staying at home, here's Courtney's latest record sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit. Wild and uncontrollable dancing is allowed. Preferred. Encouraged.
Great. Fucking. Record.
19-08-2015 // Track: Christian Collins - Love Is Higher|
Received an email about Christian Collins' new song "Sweet Divine" and I fell madly in love with it. Started playing his other songs and Love Is Higher might just get my heart beating even faster. His voice takes my breath away and the things he does with it are so highly amazing that words fail to describe what happens in my ears, my head and my heart when I listen to this.
If I could go on a date with music, I'd be asking this song out for the rest of the year. And the next.
18-08-2015 // Track: Big Scary - Organism|
A new Big Scary-song is always a reason to celebrate. And as to be expected, it's a Great Track. Is a new record coming our way? We can only hope, wait and listen to what this fine band will bring us next. Greatness for sure, as they've never let us down before.
Big up for Big Scary.
18-08-2015 // Track: ZENITH MYTH - Shadow Fortune|
ZENITH MYTH releases a new album called ECLIPSED V in a few days, here's a preview track that is addictive as hell and mesmerizing beyond belief. Imagine this track on repeat while you're looking up at the stars at night.
13-08-2015 // Album: Fiendish Hype - Heirs|
Heirs by Fiendish Hype is thé Summer record of 2015. A great electronic record built for dancing, chillin', sweating, lounging and freakin' out.
I wanted to explain how great and EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE this record is. The screen remains empty. Beggin' me for words. Asking me to write about the many, many great things there are to this album. But the screen remains empty. I'm too busy enjoying the hell out of this.
Great. Fukking. Record.