31-03-2014 // Track: Bridie Jackson & The Arbour - We Talked Again|
New music from one of my favorite discoveries through this blog, the extremely talented Bridie Jackson & The Arbour. Their new album New Skin is set for release in May, the single "We Talked Again" is released next weekend and is a re-make. The original song was featured on their absolutely brilliant (now there's a word I don't use very often on this blog to describe an album) debut album Bitter Lullabies. A beautiful remake of a great song. They did the almost impossible of making something beautiful even better. Beautiful. Irresistible. Intense. I love it.
31-03-2014 // Monday Morning Kick-Off: Dúo Del Sol - Cualquiera|
This track is from a great instrumental album called hello Kaleidoscope by Dúo Del Sol. A wonderfull album filled with musical influences from all over the world. This song is by far my favorite, with the happy violin and the up-tempo feel to it. Perfect to get you started on a Monday morning after a relaxing weekend in the sun. Have a good week!
24-03-2014 // Album: Greg Drummond - Walking Man|
I started writing some kind of review about this great record several hours ago. Then I gave up and started texting with my girlfriend for over an hour.
I deleted the few words I had written and started all over. Untill I gave up and went on 9gag, twitter and facebook for another hour or so.
I deleted the 3 lines I had written before and started over again. I ended up just sitting here looking at a blank screen for 40 minutes straight.
All this time I've been listening to Greg Drummond's Walking Man. Call it silly or useless, but I have a hard time describing this album. When I think about it really hard, I guess it comes down to just one simple line: I love this album.
I can even describe this album in three words: Great. Fucking. Record.
20-03-2014 // Track: Dave Barnes - Good|
I know this is just a very smooth popsong, but I find myself listening to it everyday since I first discovered it a few weeks ago. "Good" is from Dave Barnes' new album Golden Days.
18-03-2014 // Track: Blacklit Canopy - Patient / Mud Angel|
This is supposedly just a demo, but it's so hauntingly beautiful that I can't think of anything better to make of it. If it were me recording, I'd say it is as good as it'll ever get. But perhaps Leo Faulkner and Gemma Mathews (the duo behind the name) will find a way to make this even more breathtaking.
The first time I heard this song I was as much blown away as I was when I first heard Bon Iver sing. It's all in the combination of their 2 voices and the piano. This song reminds me of so much beautiful music I've heard and eventually it's just a great addition to all the wonderfull sounds that I hold dear.
Blacklit Canopy is a duo to watch. These 2 songs are among the finest I've heard in months!
17-03-2014 // Monday Morning Kick-Off: Clockwork Noise - The Brink|
Clockwork Noise's album Whethermachines starts with a 2 minute-song called "Wake Up Serenade", which would make a great opening song on this Monday morning. But there are a few more great songs on their record and "The Brink" is definately my favorite. If you like it, be sure to check out the entire album, it's a great record! Have a good week!
15-03-2014 // Track: Sahara Beck - Bang Bang Bang|
Not the typical Saturday-night music I usually try and make you dance your arses off to, but this song by Sahara Beck isn't any less beautiful for it. This talented Aussie has a great voice and "Bang Bang Bang" is a highly addictive song. And with a cold beer in my left hand, I can still dance to this and even sing along (good thing the neighbours are having a party, no one will ever hear me..).
13-03-2014 // Album: Kojo "Easy" Damptey - Daylight Robbery|
The Summer is slowly coming our way and with warm Summer days comes warm Summer music. Enter: Kojo "Easy" Damptey. A musician from Ghana now living and working in Canada. His music is easy on the ears and warms you up no matter the temperatures outside. Which is pretty convenient for a man travelling from Ghana to Canada.
Although his music is light and sweet, the message of his music is one that is often heard from the part of the world he is original from. I'm not claiming to know what I'm talking about, but to me he writes music that expresses hope, yet asks some difficult questions at the same time. Not knowing the answers himself, Kojo Damptey expresses his worries for things he sees happening all around him, not knowing what to make of it.
The power of his music lies in the combination of his serious message combined with light and 'happy' tunes. Final track of the record is "Africa" and it's the best example of how good this works for him. This is great music for Summer festivals, dancing and singing with a large group of friends, but reflection on yourselves and the world make a great discussion subject when you're sitting around a campfire later on.
Is it Summer already? It's not, but with this album it's a little closer. Play this everyday and it'll guarantee a warm feeling inside and a big smile on your face!
10-03-2014 // Track: A Boy & His Kite - Heartache Is A Cold Place|
No loud Monday Morning Kick-Off this week. Couldn't find a loud as f*ck-track to bang my head along with and some Mondays are best spend dreaming. This is one of those Mondays and this live-version of "Heartache Is A Cold Place" by A Boy & His Kite is perfectly sweet and dreamy. I can listen to this song all day, while staring out the window with a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, duty calls.. Have a good week, my friends!