Sunday, 29 March 2009

The Boredoms

What can I say?

I'll just throw a few (often contrasting) words at you:
Loud.Quiet.Mad.Silly.Serious.Instrumental.Crazy Vocals.psychedelic.Noise.

The Boredoms - Pop Tatari (151mb)


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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Aoki Takamasa + Tujiko Noriko

This is a collaboration of two Japanese musicians.

Here's a sentence or two about these two people:

Aoki Takamasa - Electronica artists.Blends tiny minimalistic glitchy sounds mixed with large soundscapes, great to listen with headphones,almost like a journey through sound. As organic sounding as you can get; combining the outside natural space with the inner electronic time space.

Tujiko Noriko - Her voice is as creatively intense as the music she's complimenting. Sounding like an innocent child . She mainly sings in Japanese so I usually don't have a clue what shes singing about but the way she stretches her words,emphasizing on syllables and of course Aoki treating her voice would just send shivers.

The album blends these two great contributors in an amalgamation of sound.

Aoki Takamasa + Tujiko Noriko - 28 (66mb)


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Goonies Never Say Die

This band is from my hometown of Blackpool.
I've seen them a few times and their live shows are pretty damn good.
They've just finished recording their new album which is released now for free through their myspace/website.

4 members: 1 drummer,1 bassist and 2 guitarists...

Each song has a slow but honest build-up of sound from quiet to loud.I'm not going to put a label on them,you can probably figure out something when you download the album.

The only bad thing about this band is that they don't play anywhere else other than the North West.

Goonies Never Say Die - In a Forest Without Trees (68mb)


Sunday, 22 March 2009

Mark Hollis

Mark Hollis was a member of the new romantic band "Talk Talk".Him and Tim Friese-Greene took Talk Talk's synthy sound and took it to a completely different level, creating such albums as Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock. He wrote this self released album then shortly after left the music business.

Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis (110mb)


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L'Homme Puma

I've been listening to this band recently.
A 3-man band from France.They use samples,electronics and screamy shouty lyrics along with their instrument of choice - guitar,drums and bass.

Check out these noisy Parisians!

L'Homme Puma - L'Homme Puma (61mb)


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Yesterday (21/03/09) I went to see Mono play at Hare and Hounds in Birmingham,UK.

After a wait in the pub,we got moved outside,after a wait outside we got moved up the stairs,after a wait on the stairs....yes we got moved in the actual venue. The long and cold wait felt like nothing when Mono appeared on stage...
I say this about pretty much every gig I go to,but it was brilliant! Although the drums and bass weren't as loud as they should be, together the whole sound coated your ears in swirling melodies. Great performance and quite a nice crowd,I don't know why but I had a MASSIVE urge to take as many pictures as possible. I'm as amateur as you can get when it comes to picture taking, I just use a normal digital camera,but some have turned out pretty well.

I recommend you turn off all your lights,close your curtains, press play and maybe play a slide show of the pictures I included.

Heres a GIF image I'm pretty proud of!

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Below is a link for their new album and some live pics taken by yours truly:

Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind (145mb)


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Intro - The first of many.


I'll be using this blogspot to share a lot of things that I like for which hopefully you guys will also like,this will be one of my past time activities so if you like/dislike any of my posts please post a comment so I know its worthwhile

I don't know if I'm going to be posting on rare occurrences or if I'm going to be addicted to this.We'll see! probably the latter. This is my first blog and first of any of these things I've done.

Ill be using this blogspot to post mini-reviews,suggestions, and links to music (Hosted on rapidshare - .rar files)

If you have any questions/comments/suggestions/recommendations send me a comment.