John Donovan - On Exit|
Posted in Albums @ 18-09-2012, 20:03
It's been a while since I've truly fallen in love with an entire album. There have been short loves for great songs and desperate loves for EPs or albums that eventually just contained 1 or 2 beautiful songs, but I'm happy to tell you all that I'm in love again. Finally.
John Donovan is the name of this fine singer-songwriter, just 23 years old and right up there with my favourite releases of 2012. In the last few days I've compared him with Nick Drake, Hip Hatchet and Eels. Big names, but they suit him well.
This is an album that has stolen my heart. I can listen to it from start to finish over and over again. There is not a weaker moment on it and every new song that starts immediately wins you over. As it always is with the finest albums, there is no telling which song is my favourite. As soon as the next one sets in, thát is my favourite for the moment!
This is an album so beautiful I will be listening to it for the rest of the year. And probably for years to come. John Donovan deserves all our support, all your love and you should get your ass over to http://music.johndonovanmusic.com/album/on-exit to get yourself a free (!!) copy of this hidden pearl of bedroom folk. You'll love it. It's all you'll be able to.
Mascara Hera - Lanitra|
Posted in Albums @ 14-09-2012, 20:07
One of the most beautiful songs of the year. This is like being in church, listening to a thousand angels singing. Lanitra is an intense and beautiful album, but a song like "Stratus".. Mindblowing.
Although it's impossible to be as good as "Stratus", this is a fine follow-up song. It continues on the same path, but adjusts just enough to keep you interested. The tempo goes up a little, but the overwhelming vibes keep on coming, trying to drown you in sound in the most beautiful way anyone could be killed.
Among the fine tunes this very unique album holds, there is also a beautiful line on Mascara Hera's bandcamp-page that you really should have a look at. I probably like it so much because it's something I could've said myself, but it sounds so perfect among the Special Thanks-lines of this release. Have a look, I prefer not to spoil your little moments of joy by typing a lot, and I've already said too much about this release. Just listen. And fall in love. Like I did.
The Effens - Kamikaze|
Posted in Tracks @ 13-09-2012, 22:21
The Effens are somewhere in between Nirvana and Marilyn Manson, but in no way like them at all. There's a little Arctic Monkeys in there aswell, just like a few more bands. Truthfully, everytime I listen to their songs I hear something new. And that's pretty cool. Just like their music. Visit their bandcamp-page for the other 4 songs of their Beginners Luck EP, released in May. It's worth it!
MPSO - Wisdom Teeth|
Posted in Albums @ 10-09-2012, 17:43
Daniel Gray is the drummer of Memoryhouse and MPSO (aka Mount Pleasant Sympathy Orchestra) is his solo-project. Wisdom Teeth was released in February of this year and it's a wonderful collecting of dreamy tracks.
The songs are slow and easy-going, his voice a perfect addition to the soundscapes that are forming into something bigger and stronger. Sometimes even a little faster, but the pace mostly slows down right after it has gone up.
This is a perfect late Winternight song (and album). When the world is white with snow and asleep in the dark, while you stand by your window and feel time pass very slowly. Untill your lover walks in the room and softly pulls you into a huge, warm bed. Where you fall asleep in her arms and have the most perfect dreams you will ever have.
And while you're dreaming, this album will be playing its beautiful songs in the background.
Balto - Smokestacks|
Posted in Tracks @ 06-09-2012, 06:44
It was March 2011 when I fell in love with Balto's album "October Road". It was the 1st album I ever bought with my paypal-account since I started bloggin' 2 years ago.
Now They're back. Finally. 'Smokestacks' is a fresh new song, that'll grip you tight and refuses to let you go. Just like the finest songs on that album last year.But there is also something new, it feels like the song is more alive, there are things happening in and around it I can't really explain, but it's buzzing. It's a good thing.
New EP coming this month. If this is what we can expect, we're in for something beautiful.
English Sporting Defeat - Wind-Up Bird|
Posted in Tracks @ 04-09-2012, 18:09
Last week English Sporting Defeat kicked off the week on Monday morning, this week they help us celebrate Tuesday evening with the release of their new single "Wind-Up Bird". After a hard days work, these kind of cheerful songs are the perfect medicine.
Great up-tempo sunny music and I'm told we can expect more releases in the near future. I say: Keep 'em coming!
Bridie Jackson & the Arbour - Diminuitive Man / New Skin|
Posted in Tracks @ 04-09-2012, 06:14
Two new songs by the best new thing I've heard this year: Bridie Jackson & the Arbour. When I hear these new songs I instantly remember why I've fallen in love with their music in January. It takes me back to those dark Winter nights I spend listening to Bridie's beautiful voice and the fantastic songs she creates with The Arbour.
Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are still in a league of their own. These new songs: Instant beauty!
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