A rum ol' mix of styles and tastes this week which I hope conspire
to suit your mood. Do you find that your musical taste changes with
your mood? Does your mood change with the music? Let me know, by a
comment at the bottom of these notes, email or by the MyCHingo
voice message system.
I've was photographing for a client in Aldeburgh (right), on the
Suffolk coast, on Monday. It felt like grabbing the only chance to
enjoy the town on a sunny day and yet in a relatively peaceful
state before the "Hooray Henry” brigade arrives for the summer.
Armens à dit - Bézèd'h
From their new album Les
IBézèd'H, l'alliance de la guitare et du violon caricaturée comme :
"DU FER DANS LA SOIE" Un savant mélange pour du Rock puisqu"il
daigne enfin se marier aux présents des musiques Celtiques. La noce
des énergies libère un fracassant bouquet… Avec plus de 400
concerts à leur actif ils ont partagé l'affiche avec : STATUS QUO,
EV, SALLY BAT DES AILES, LES WAMPAS, MAROUSSE, ALDEBERT, LES FILS
DE TEPU, MERZHIN, BLACK BOMB A… C"est ensuite l'enchaînement de
Festivals et de concerts réputés … … En Juillet 2005 ils réalisent
un fabuleux concert au MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL. OCTOBRE 2007 : la
sortie de leur nouvel album … « LES ILLUMINES » TELECHARGEMENTS
Note: the link may generate pop-up ads for French supermarkets!
Angels of Mercy - Mike Link/Harvey
Normally I'm less than happy with crossover music (regardless of
where it is crossing from or to) however, sometimes it just seems
to work.A fascinating mix of styles in this track form
Milwaukee-based studio duo (Mike Link on keys, etc, and
Harvey Taylor on trumpet), with guest artists (Holly Haebig on
flute, Tom Plutshack on guitars)
.. groove-based tunes with trumpet improvisations, etc, fusing a
jazz/blues approach to contemporary electronica...World music
influences combine for an eclectic mix.
I've been distracted this morning by news that daughter Jessie's
hotel room in Ibiza was burgled while she was at work last
Lost her treasured laptop and iPod. Hotel security appears not to
be all that it might be - experiments showed that a few keys
open more than the expected number of room doors.
Ballarine - David
From his album Experimental released through Jamendo right at the
end of last year.
Three chords - Jimmie
If you've been listening for a long time, you've heard Jimmie every
week for the past two and a half years. Happy is the show theme.
Here's another more bluesy track.
Fun Tashlikh - Faren Khan
Faren Khan is a group of cosmopolitan musicians, as surprising as
they are atypical. They have found each other in France, some of
them in exile from their native Spain and United States, others
closer to their Mediterranean and Eastern European roots.In the
image of the legendary Faren Khan - the mysterious bandit who once
wandered the land from Belarus to Hungary and Romania on the back
of his fierce swine, the group leads you through its remarkable and
Amidst traditional melodies from the Balkans and Mediterranean, we
hear influences of American jazz, the Middle East and India. A
nomadic path for the most nomadic of music….Klezmer music.
Note from Kimo
Talkers - Entire Cities
Entire Cities are riding high on the success of their latest album,
Deep River, the product of ten musicians using banjos, violins,
flutes, pianos, minimoogs, singing saws, trombones, whatever else
they saw fit to bring their work to life. The result is a heady mix
of country, indie, gospel and rock.
SIMON BORER -Guitar, Vox, RUHEE DEWJI -Flute, Horns, Vox, TAMARA
LINDEMAN -Banjo, Vox, BRENDAN HOWLETT -Bass, Trumpet, PAUL McCRADY
-Vox, Keys, Glock and PAUL WEADICK -Drums, Vox
Long distance members:
JOSH LYON -Keys, Accordion, Vox, STEFANIE BRUCE -Singins Saw,
Autoharp and DAVID MISSIO -Guitar
14 Jun Cadillac Lounge - NXNE Toronto,
21 Jun Skeleton Park Music Festival Kingston,
29 Jun Sneaky Dee's - Wavelength w. Hot Panda
Available now at Soundscapes in Toronto, Brian's Record Option and
Made 4 You in Kingston and online at Zunior.com
Podcrawl on Friday. "Oh dear, dear, dear ..."
Yep - Nikila
Passion pour la montagne et l'art sous toutes formes
From the album #1 (Jamendo)