Thursday, January 04, 2007

I am back.. not so healthy, but alive.

Camille - Le Fil (2006)
Camille sounds like more conventional french version of Bjork. God bless her for not copying Bjork's melodies, that's Joanna Newsom's job. She comes with own creativity and builds the layers of her voices with minimal support of other acoustic or electric instruments. She is also using her voice as a "drone" - note sustained throughout the entire album. How annoying, bitch!

Husker Du - New Day Rising (1985)
The Buzzcocks are usually called "the Beatles of the punk".. bollocks.. it's Husker Du. Every single song of this album is such a hit for me! Post-punk music is rarely so melodic.. under all these distorted guitar and boozy voices is hidden real masterpiece of songwritting. Husker Du are known these days only because the other famous bands are often cited them as a big influence. You can hear Radiohead (pablo honey times) in "New Day Rising", Greenhornes in "Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" or even Foo Fighters in "I Apologize".
Perhaps Hüsker Dü's most lasting legacy was in bridging the gap between hardcore and alternative rock. Also, many people credit Zen Arcade to be the first form of emo, even before Embrace and Rites of Spring. Many later musicians cite Hüsker Dü as an influence on their own work.
Green Day, Lifetime, Gravenhurst, Deacon Blue, Therapy? and 59 Times The Pain are among those who have recorded versions of Hüsker Dü songs. The Replacements, Foo Fighters, Buffalo Tom, Sebadoh, Trip Shakespeare, The Posies, Sonic Youth, Jason Anderson, The Wildhearts, and The Dead Milkmen have made reference to the band and its members in their own songs. The Pixies and Nirvana have also called Hüsker Dü a major influence. (In fact, the newspaper advertisement placed by Black Francis of the Pixies, which was answered by Kim Deal, described the band he wished to form as a Husker Du/Peter, Paul, and Mary-type band.)
VH1 has said that Hüsker Dü are one of the 2 most important American post-punk bands (along with R.E.M.).
Dennis Cooper's novel Try contains many references to, and lines from, New Day Rising.
fIREHOSE's 1987 album "If'n" features a photo of bassist Mike Watt's apartment wall, on which an enlarged photograph of Hüsker Dü can be clearly seen. The Hüskers are credited on the back cover as "cover models".
The inside cover of the Minutemen's seminal double album Double Nickels On The Dime says "Take That Hüskers!" in the lower right corner. This was placed there to tease the Huskers, who were about to release their own double album, Zen Arcade, around the same time.
The group's career is chronicled in the book Our Band Could Be Your Life, a study of several important American underground rock groups.

Gotan Project - La Revancha Del Tango (2001)
I saw an advert on telly, there was TV presenter Melanie Sykes walking on the street in some sexy dress. She is hot but it was the music what brought my attention.. nice "triphop" beat and apocalyptical melody played on ?accordion?. That time the only album from Gotan (tango) Project I knew was last year's Lunatico. Later I found out that the song from the advert was Epoca from their first album. French/Argentinian Gotan Project are now huge hit with Lunatico,surprisingly their debut is better.

Smoke City - Flying Away (1997)
I love "cinematic" albums. The music you can listen to and create own films in your head. Smoke City are very cinematic.. and they knew it. It's very hard to categorize their music, there is too many infuences like bossa-nova a samba, soundtrack music and electronica. They were very sophisticated and almost "liquid", because their music sounds so natural. The singer Nina Miranda is part English/Brazilian so she was singing in English,French and Brazilian Portuguese.. velvet voice. They had big hit.. Underwater Love, massive hip hop beat, latino guitars and dub! was thrilling combination. I love the fact that every song on the album is different.. like wild mood swings, I prefer their melancholic side.. Jamie Pan, Gulietta and "ultimate love song" With You are little diamonds.

Midaircondo - Shopping for Images (2005)
Lisa Nordström: flutes, voice, computer etc.
Lisen Rylander: saxophones, voice, computer etc.
Malin Dahlstrom: voice, computer etc.
This Swedish trio is really special. I love musical surprises, and they were huge suprise for me. Must say.. they entered the mens world somehow. I can't help myself, but I perceive a strong male element while I am am listening to their album. Maybe they are Milli Vanilli of this decade and the music is played by someone else. That's it. I am clever

As a teenager I hated New Romantics and that whole weird culture of the Eighties. Duran Duran still makes me sick. However there was a lot of interesting bands, must admit now. This album is dark and despite it's 25 years old (oh shit!!) still sounds relatively fresh. And Barry Adamson plays bass on it. And Midge Ure plays guitar on it. And that's all folks.

pass in comments


Blogger chicken one said...


Thursday, January 04, 2007 7:24:00 AM  
Blogger skimble said...

Gotan is lovely, thank you.

Friday, January 05, 2007 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous beebs said...

Thanks for Gotan.

Saturday, January 06, 2007 2:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx 4 camilla...what's the password thou?

Sunday, January 07, 2007 6:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Franky said...

sorry mate! lol ignore that question about the password it all makes sense now...just a bit slow hehe....thanx a million 4 husker the album been hopin' to come across it...will check out Gotan too....thanx again mate!

Sunday, January 07, 2007 8:46:00 AM  
Blogger gu said...

Camille Rulezz, but now i get the Midaircondo.


Saturday, January 13, 2007 2:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks alot for the Crash soundtrack.Something more to get in the mood… Join the car crash set!


Friday, January 19, 2007 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Trader said...

Your crack about Joanna Newsom copying Bjork's melodies is lazy and dumb. Like a Republican saying the music on the radio is just noise. You're better than this......

Friday, January 19, 2007 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger dell said...

LMAO@trader for catching feelings about the joanna newsome truths.

anyhow, thanks for the smoke city, i moved outta state and left my copy with a frind who "borrowed" it.

Saturday, January 20, 2007 7:51:00 PM  
Blogger chicken one said...

to all you guys who enjoy the music I'posted > you're welcome! :D

to Trader: well take bjork's vespertine, keep her vocal lines and harp, make it simpler, add some pseudo-mystic shit and you've got joanna newsom. She reminds me Kate Bush.. great musical talent for writing tunes, but a lot of fashion producing (and I really liked Van Dyke Parks) + glory from music journalists. I prefer the original.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 5:24:00 PM  
Anonymous CJ WASHA said...

great site.thx for new music

Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent selection - many thanks.

Monday, January 29, 2007 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's the pass 4 huskar du?

Saturday, February 03, 2007 9:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

The instrument in Gotan is not an accordion but a "bandoneon" which is typical in Tango, the music of my city, Buenos Aires. Thanks for all the music, especially for Steve Reich.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 3:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi,i was looking for the pixies bbc album, thanks a lot!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 6:00:00 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home