Music from Toronto, Brooklyn, Hungary, Nashville, London, Atlanta,
Rio de Janeiro and Montreal. There's a bit of a jazz influence this
week - perhaps related to conversations last night with jazz
"incubator" Ken Butler. www.jazzcrazy.co.uk
This week's pic is from before the rains came this afternoon. I was
clearing undergrowth from around one of the pknds and came across
this wasp nest. This is just the core, it was around 18 inches
across and quite beautiful.
European Podcast Awards
Yes, Suffolk'n'Cool has been nominated again for the European
Podcast Awards. Of course, that's very pleasing and a few votes,
should you be inclined would make it even nicer.
Here's a link.
Lost Highway - The Blue Seeds
Their acknowledged influences include Yo La Tengo, Lee Hazelwood,
Leonard Cohen, The Velvet Underground and Eric Satie but you be the
I particularly weaned to play a different track so I'll see if I
can get it for a future show.
Led by the evocative voice of Amélie Laflamme, the music of
Montreal-based The Blue Seeds resides somewhere between
atmospheric-rock and alternative-folk. The band’s main focus is on
writing and arranging songs in a way that time wouldn’t know how to
make obsolete. In doing so, with its debut album, The Blue Seeds
has also succeeded in creating its own unique soundscape that is as
mysterious as a David Lynch movie and as refined as Wim Wenders’
pictures. www.theblueseeds.com www.myspace.com/theblueseeds
Tweet from Marc Farre
(Harry on SnC 193) who is
playing a show at The Turning Point in Piermont, New York exactly a
week from tonight, so that'll be on 9th December. Check his site or
MySpace for details. http://marcfarre.com www.myspace.com/marcfarre
Witch - Peter Squires
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Raw, unpolished, and disarmingly personal, Woe is Me — the debut
release from indie-folk newcomer Peter Squires — is a sweet and
sincere portrait of a young man recovering from heartbreak.
Recorded in his Brooklyn bedroom, Squires' songs cathartically
express lovelorn despair with refreshing humor and self-awareness.
Like the best work of Morrissey and Magnetic Fields, Peter Squires
keeps things playful while he breaks your heart.
Then, please go over to his MySpace and take a look at the video
for the song. www.myspace.com/petersquiressongs
Getting lighter - Ché Aimee
From her album Underachiever.
After several years performing throughout the Greater Vancouver
Area and spending her summers playing in the Yukon Territories, Ché
left to travel Europe and experience more of what the world had to
offer. Busking from country to country and meeting other musicians
from all walks of life, she started writing songs for upcoming
demos, some of which appear on her 2009 debut album
'Underachiever'. Arriving back in Vancouver, she recorded a three
song Demo with local musician Tim Readman and a year later recorded
her first 7 song EP 'lights out' with producer Ryan Hauschild.
With a Warner Music recording contract on the table, Ché took a
break from the whirlwind adventure and took some time to really
think about what it was that she wanted and needed musically and
although the offer was impressive and very alluring she knew the
had more to learn and write before she could sign on to
Now completed, Ché's debut solo album; Underachiever, has her displaying one
of the strongest collections of songs to come out of an independent
act in years. Having idols such as Cat Power, Nick Drake and Jeff
Buckley to contend with; Che has aspired for a long time to create
something that is as pleasing to the soul as it is to the ears.
Endeavoring to create “something that has its own form of genius”
as opposed to another pop diva record that revolves less around
content and more around presentation. Underachiever's both rootsy
and contemporary feel is the result of this inspiration, conveying
both the heartbreak and the joy of life as seen through her own
experiences. www.cheaimee.com www.myspace.com/cheaimee
Too Much Joy
A well written account of what it can be like to have a record
Jazz.zene - Kovacs
Budda Beats netlabel's first release was by Kovacs aka Nandor
Kurtossy, the young Hungarian producer. He started making music in
'96, so nowadays he has his own massive musical archive including
his works under the name Kovacs as well as the rest of his side
projects like Savages (downtempo), Vega Ass (funk breaks),
Cockchafer (trip hop). The pseudonym Kovacs covers dirty jazz mixed
with sensual electronica. What he simply calls "nu-jazz", however,
is proved to be much more beyond its common meaning.
You can get the whole album free at Budabeats. You find a download
link at www.budabeats.com/bube001.htm
Baby Blues - Rachel Pearl
Whether she’s channeling the 20th century classics of ella, billie
holiday and tina turner, or crooning one of the self-penned
compositions from her 2007 debut cd, love extravagantly, rachel
pearl is consistently putting down roots in her own chosen
field. you can usually find her in nashville’s backyard
experimenting in night clubs like mercy lounge, the basement, cafe
coco and the rutledge.
Download it free right here: Rachel Pearl "Baby
from "Love Extravagantly" (Per Capita Records) Buy atiTunes Music Store More On This Album
Healthy Fear - Lexi Street
(Atlanta, GA, USA)
Arrived in this morning's post. Champagne Promises is the
tongue in cheek title for Lexi Street's long awaited second album.
It was in 2002 they released the girl I used to be…. Since then,
the band released a few singles, Summer and The Room which enjoyed
a stay on satellite's XM radio. Their second album release,
Champagne Promises makes
good on their promise to deliver. If you like Tom Waits, Shiveree,
or moody broody music, with some playful attitude thrown in - then
we think you'll like this album! www.lexistreet.com www.myspace.com/lexistreet
Serenata - Oswaldo G. Pereira
(Rio de Janiero, Brazil)
Oswaldo is an incredible versatile artist! His last album Serenata
represents, more than his maturity as a composer, his confidence in
a very personal perception of the contemporary Brazilian music.
From original samba to the infinity of possible styles, from
tradition to innovation, keeping the balance between his nostalgic
feelings and his modern inspirations, Oswaldo G. Pereira brings
Brazilian music with no strings attached, vibrant and aesthetically
free. Serenata is the modern and contemporary Brazilian samba. Oswaldo G. Pereira
from "Serenata" (Dubas Musica) Buy atiTunes Music Store Stream fromRhapsody More On This Album
Check out the video of Dave showing how to set up a website player
(even if you are not interested) by click on Getting started with
WMTools at http://tools.wizzard.tv/auth/index
This is why I like dealing with these guys.
Time Patrol - Ylotana (London,
From the album My Little
Anatoly Podkopov, the ideological inspirer of the project
"YLOTANA project was born in the
consciousness of people, who are infinitely devoted to art. It
represents a certain musical, literary and visual art symbiosis.
Actors, musicians, sound engineers, designers and various other
artists, who have every right to be considered as some of the best
in the field of the modern experimental art have gathered together
and with the help of state-of-the-art technology will take
contemporary music and art to a whole new level."
The end product consists of a multimedia package which includes
elements of: a music album, a comic book, a story and an audio book
(see the video here) all masterfully combined so that each element
intensifies the depth of the other art forms involved.
Ylotana currently has five ongoing projects, all of which can be
experienced online at the project’s website. Do watch it in HD if
you can and full screen to make make it easier to read. You'll also
find it on