Think of a more relaxed Faithless or the almost unknown Kinobe for this new track by Netherfriends. Or just listen to this fine start of a sunny Wednesday morning. This day can only turn out great, I'm in the mood for some.. Summer Sex.
Record label(?) Just Noise Music released a mixtape yesterday with 9 tracks presenting several (or perhaps all) of their artists. This free release holds at least 6 fine tracks, 2 pretty cool ones and one shitload of noise. Track number six by Amanita is a brutal wake-up after 12 minutes of Qualia-dreamsynths (listen below), but beside that little out-of-place tune, this is a fine sexy mixtape good for getting to know this unknown (and new) record label.
One of the finest soundscapes I've heard all year, this has everything I need on a slow Tuesday night. I've never heard of Qualia before, but I just found some more tracks on the Just Noise Music-website, so if you're into this as much as I am, go check it out!
A little less experimental, but nonetheless a fine song. Kinda reminded me of an early Kooks or something British from that era. But with a little twist, again I fail at making sense, sorry for that. It's just a really fine tune, hear it!
All and all a fine "Hello, we are Just Noise Music" on a Tuesday evening. How's that for starting up again after a whole week of painfull silence? (I'm busy as f*ck, bare with me my friends).
Mother Mother's Eureka was one of my favourite albums of 2011 and they're releasing their new album The Sticks September 18th. The 1st single was just released and is called "Let's Fall in Love". It is pretty much what to expect from this fine Canadian 5-piece, but that is surely not a bad thing. This song is power, it's cool, it's danceable, it's yet another reason to fall in love with Mother Mother!
Feelgood-music has never sounded so fine. These are 2 perfect morning-tracks, waking me up with a smile. There's a little bit of sun peeping through the curtains, but inside it's all sunny thanks to this recent single by Irish foursome Adela and The Meanits. The debut album that comes along with it, will be released late September. Definately keeping track of that, this has great fun written all over it!
If there ever was an award for "The Greatest Midnight Record of the Year", the winner is without a doubt Violeta Päivänkakkara with her 5-track EP Kuu.
This Finnish spectacle of darkness is best enjoyed with all the lights out. Maybe a few little candles, but surely not too much. It would spoil the experience. This is an EP that I enjoy a lot several times a day, but is impossible to listen to when I'm already in bed, on my way to dreamland. It is as interesting as it is frightening. At least to me.
Imagine yourself in a dark forest. Alone. With this playing in your headphones. Over and over again. By the time the ghosts that you are so afraid off get to you, you've already shit yourself. Or worse. Usually that is a bad thing, but the fantastic music of Violeta Päivänkakkara is worth all that. And more. There's a nightmare hidden inside this music. But like all nightmares, this will end, you will wake up & all will be well. And here, with this EP, you don't just wake up, you'll feel alive like never before. If you let her take you on a 18-minute trip, it might just change your life. Or at least the way you listen to music.
I'm fairly sure there is no other EP out there so far (this year) or is being released later this year, that will come any close to this. Masterpiece is an understatement. I'm so in love, all my (ex-)girlfriends are gettin' jealous. 12 out of 10.
Sunday morning. Despite finding my bed late after far too much 90s dance tunes last night, I'm up. And I'm enjoying this fine little 3-track EP by Jeannot. Three songs written by John Glouchevitch, and recorded with some friends this Spring (one of them being Philippe Bronchtein aka Hip Hatchet). And just like Hip Hatchet's Coward's Luck EP last year, this is a sweet EP with only 1 tiny problem: It's over too soon!
This would be perfect on a Winter Sunday morning, with snow gently coming down and the world still asleep, but a Sunny Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and nothing else but the soothing sounds of this little masterpiece is also extremely fine. How good can a Sunday be? Based on the 1st 40 minutes, today is gonna be a great last day of my vacation. Thank you Jeannot, for starting up my Sunday this good!
Digits has recently released his new EP and it's another fine piece of music. Perfect for the late Saturday afternoon, getting yourself ready for a party tonight. Perhaps, while you're cooking dinner or sorting your clothes for the evening to come. Whatever your plans are, Where Do You Belong? will get you in the mood. "Looking For The Cure" is my favourite track, but this EP is best enjoyed from start to finish!
You can get it for only a few Dollars on digitsmusic.com, ór you can sent a receipt of a recent purchase his way & he'll sent you a free download-link. This artist is looking for new ways to keep people interested in paying for music, which is a cause well worth supporting! And when he's using nice tunes like these while doing so, it's guaranteed to work!
So on the days I don't feel like working out (which are most days of my vacation so far), I listen to this 4 times in a row and I'm sweating my arse off dancing & jumping around. I've just added it to my daily wake-up routine, for when I'll have to go back to work next week, it's impossible not to get out of bed when this track is booming out of the stereo!
There is no way I can really explain it. I've been trying for a few hours, days, maybe even weeks by now. But I can't. It is without a doubt not possible for me to explain why this is the finest record of the year. It is. That is all I know. Openingtrack "Woolgatherer" (if I must explain) is a perfect example of all the strength Conveyor combines in their music. It is rhythmic and a-rhythmic, it has their vocal harmony in a way Fleet Foxes might just be a little bit jealous of and it sounds delicious.
"Reach" is the 5th (song and) highlight on Conveyor's debut album, with the strange sea-like sounds and little bells combined with slow, almost soothing voices. It playfully guides you into "Homes", the next beauty. The song strongly reminded me of TV On The Radio, a great reference in my book. It is slow and powerfull building up to a 'Grande Finale' that never comes, with the drums guiding you through a song that only counts 17 (short) words near the end. Stylish and mesmerizing.
"Mukraker" was on the blog in January as a 1st taste of the upcoming album and it is still as good now as it was 6 months ago. It fits within the surroundings and that outro is among the finest moments in music I've heard this year.
This debut album is magic. Conveyor was a great promise 12 months ago, and have filled that promise beyond expectations. The rhythmic changes, the harmonic singing, the fine instrumentations, if the perfect debut album would excist, it would sound like this. I you are to buy 1 record this year, this should be it.
Today, 2 years have passed since Plug in, Baby! first started. In those 2 years, I've written almost 700 blogs, numbers of visitors have doubled and tripled, but most importantly, great music was found and shared.
For this blog I surf the web, trying to find great music to share. Sometimes, the music finds me, but I mostly go surfing for it. A great way of spending time, and I cherish every little pearl of music that I find and eventually can share with you. Without Plug in, Baby! I probably would never have found great bands like Conveyor, The Deloreans, Dry The River, The Rest and many more. Without this blog I would've never fallen in love with the beautiful music of Hip Hatchet, Pickering Pick, Rebecca Brandt, Bridie Jackson and (again) many, many more.
So for me, this blog is a success. It's my own little piece of the world wide web, where I can share my love for music in my own way, hoping to help you (the readers) discover great new music and on the other side, helping those great, yet unknown, bands get a little more attention. If I have ever helped 1 person fall in love with 1 band through this blog, I consider my job well done (not counting myself in this theory, though I've fallen in love several times in the 2 years that have passed).
I would like to thank everyone who visits Plug in, Baby! for taking the time to read my little declarations of love, and hopefully you enjoy most of the music as much as I do. The future is bright, with amazing things ahead of us. There's a few fine dance tracks lined up for tonight, tomorrow will be all about Conveyor's debut album (which is my new favourite record of the year, sorry Bridie..), there's 2 more interviews in the works and I have some amazing tunes on my laptop impatiently waiting for their moment of glory. Sit back, have a drink, enjoy your weekend; Plug in, Baby!
I tried to find a great party-track to this little story, I hope you forgive me for using this previously posted track. It still kills! #letsdance