Sunday, February 22, 2009
This is Dent May's first album, it came out like two weeks ago. It's said that Dent May is influenced by the music from Serge Gainsbourg and Lee Hazlewood. I think this is a really good album, ohhh and Lee Hazlewood is pretty bad ass.
Another fresh signing to the FatCat roster, Ten Kens eponymously titled debut album was released in September 2008. Familiar yet idiosyncratic, with an already finely honed sensibility towards conveying their own volatile mix of bittersweet melody and spiked alt-rock, their sound is by turns introspective and belligerent, shot through with a pensive air and a contrary swagger, relayed via cavernous reverb.
A record very much informed by their earlier recordings, but sounding fresh and revitalised, ‘Ten Kens’ is very much informed by a collective drive and ambition, and firmly places them in the realm of their contemporaries, recalling the likes of Liars, Black Mountain, Black Heart Procession and Arcade Fire. Laid down in June 2007, the band recorded practically all day and all night for two weeks straight. The band’s goal was simply to capture the spirit unique to each song, but the album naturally possesses a widescreen sense of drama that pervades the entire LP, the songs sitting together as a tangible, fully realised entity. The record, released in September 2008, was lapped up by critics and fans alike, and touring followed in November 2008.
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Well this here is a definitive classic, it's RJD2's solo debut release in 2002 with El-P's Definitive Jux Records. RJD2 is a music producer/turntablist/singer/Dj... In this album there's allot of samples from different things like:
"The Final Frontier" guitar and string samples from "Roundabout" by Yes.
"Ghostwriter" samples from "I Didn't Understand" by Elliott Smith from his album XO and The beginning of "Timesteps" by Wendy Carlos from the movie "A Clockwork Orange".
"Chicken-Bone Circuit" samples from Jimmy Page's extended guitar solo from "Dazed and Confused", taken from the live Led Zeppelin album: "The Song Remains the Same".
"The Proxy" samples from the B-side remix of the album cut "June" starts with a sample from Brian Eno's Music for Airports.
and lots more. It's a great album, i would recomend it to anywone.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Philip Tyler Keaggy is an amazing guitarist and vocalist and yes he sings about Jesus but he's probably one of the worlds best guitarists and Phill is missing half of his middle finger on his right hand. I personally don't believe in god, all tho i grew up in a christian home my parents listened to good music all the time and this is one of those albums i lisstend to allot and where most of my musical sense comes from.
This is Phil Keaggy's first solo album realeased on 1973. Prior to recording this album on Valentines Day 1970 his mother dies on a car accident, that same day Phil was on an heavy LSD trip gone wrong. In all this tragedy he's sister told him about Jesus, and he became a christian.
Monday, February 16, 2009
2001 release from the Virginian multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse). Also in this album Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, John Parish, Nina Perrson, Dave Fridmann and others. Mark Linkous usually records in a small room on his virginia farm but for this album he made an exeption and worked with other musicians, “I didn't want to play every instrument on every song,” “I didn't want to be behind the control console the whole time. I wanted to have other people's brains and input involved.” sayd Linkous, in an interview with Free Williamsburg Online Magazine. I've heard this a bunch of times, it never gets old.