A quirky mix of tunes for you this week with tracks from LA,
Munich, Toronto, Sezged in Hungary, Brooklyn (of course!), London,
Alicante (Spain) and Flint, Michigan.
The first hints of snow are falling here in Suffolk so I'm glad
I'll be in Barcelona for the two days recording a feature on one of
my favourite artists, Luthea Salom, who is recording an album
there, rather than in her home city of Manhattan. I wonder why ...
and aim to find out!
I'll try to drop a few Tweets along the way, connectivity
You just behave yourself while I'm away. OK?
World Upside Down - Rusty Wright
(Flint, MI, USA)
Rusty Wright is an experienced Musician, Composer, Engineer and
Producer with several full length CDs and multiple film and TV
He is the Lead guitarist/vocalist for the Rusty Wright
Band a 5 piece group with an emphasis on blues based music but with
multiple genre influences. Rusty describes them as this. "We're
like the Allman Brothers but with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bonnie
Raitt sitting in".
World Upside Down is from the album "Playin' with Fire"
Aggressive Blues with a Southern Rock boogie featuring Guitars, B3
Organ and duel male female vocals.
Shotgun - Dudley Saunders
A track from quite an old album by Dudley Saunders' called
Dudley just blogged:
I couldn't go to New York for the
Outmusic Awards, and there wasn't a chance in hell I'd win anyway.
Except, then I did. Chicago's Scott Free had to phone
me at midnight with the news (including the fact that the ceremony
will air on MTV/LOGO within the next two weeks - without my smiling
face accepting. Oh well.).
Simplistic - Gedismuss
Has it made any difference? Yes: my email list is exploding,
and I can't keep up with the Facebook messages. These are
happy problems. Maybe I'm one of those people who only
becomes cool when they're old. I could live with
My sincere thanks to Rowley Cutler at The Dark Compass for getting
hold of this track for me.
geddismuss is a Project instigated by the Munich-based Great
British Artist "SIR GED” in the late Summer (Sept;) of 2005. SIR
GED who together with "Mr TO-NAAL” , and "Mr BLAB” and a unique
collection of like minded arteests, musiko..s and technophiles,
have developed a Unique Sound & a New Dancefloor Explosion is
Presently taking place. Incorporating elements of "RAGGA”, "FUNK”,
"REGGAE”, "ROCK”, & "TECHNO” And also by combining a great deal
of "FUN”, "HUMOUR”, & "WIERDNESS” into their musik, They have
managed to Develop an Individual Sound that has been sweeping the
Dancefloors of GERMANY, and BAVARIA! for the last few Months!
There is an interview on Darkcompass at www.darkcompass.com
or if you want to go straight to
the Gedismuss show http://tinyurl.com/yd2lv4a
Underachiever - Ché Aimee
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. (See more detail under show 196)
The last Budabeats release in this year is Singing Forest
by M.W.D. (alias Corp),
who is a regular dj at Radio Mi from Szeged, Hungary. His music
genres are nujazz and broken beat with a little downtempo and
electronic spice; amazing rhythm and jazz inspirations. Cool stuff
for nujazz-lovers! - and the rest of us!
Gloom Doom Buttercups - Kittens
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Time was, an indie rock band would catch more than a few sideways
stares for enlisting a - gasp! - string player. So sacrosanct was
the gilded less-is-more template favored by the genre's progenitors
(one more time with feeling, Malkmus, Marsch, etc.) violinist and
cellists made a band seem bloated, seem like grubby over-reachers.
But that was then, back before the likes of Kittens Ablaze (and
contemporaries Ra Ra Riot, Cursive, etc.) proved that indie rock
wasn't about instrumentation as much as it was about
implementation. After all, you can play intricate rhythms on a
cello, too, people! Hence, wonderfully rickety orchestral rock
music gets its shot. Today, the six Brooklynites in Kittens
Ablaze specialize in the stuff, turning parts of classical music,
protest folk and punk rock into one disarming whole. In '07 they
bowed with their five-track debut EP. And earlier this year, with
assistance from Nic Hard (Bravery console-minder) the band returned
with The Monstrous
, a record that's landed Kittens Ablaze on stages at
SXSW and CMJ and in the pages of Vice Mag and RollingStone.com
Bridges - Juliana Meyer
Juliana was in touch this week with some news:
I have some exciting news to
Batalla - La Olla
...I won Best Female at The EMAE Awards earlier this month!!
I was nominated for both Best Female Artist and Best Pop Song, and
was so delighted and surprised to win!
I also found out recently that Music-News.com chose my Album
'Holding Up The Sky' as one of their "Best Albums of 2008", two
places ahead of Oasis and two behind Take That!
(Sant Joan/Mutxamel, Alicante, Spain)
Debut Jamendo album is called PANIC - and an accomplished debut it
is too, some very strong tracks throughout.
LA OLLA EXPRESS nos presenta su primer larga duración: PANIC, una
colección de canciones donde se entremezcla ROCK, PUNK, REGGAE,
SKA... una fusión de colores enérgicos y letras
comprometidas. Con el espíritu del "Do it yourself" el grupo nos
regala su fusión de sonidos, jugueteando con la electrónica, el
reggae, el punk... siendo en directo donde mejor se comprueba la
herencia de grupos como The Clash o Mano Negra.
El disco, producido por el propio grupo junto a Carlos Suay y Dani
Sáiz, se grabó a finales del 2008 en los Estudios Sacramento de
Alicante y se está presentando en Directo a lo largo y ancho de
España... el próximo objetivo: invadir Europa!!!!
Fieles a sus principios de libertad, el disco se edita con licencia
Creative Commons, para que todo el mundo pueda disfrutar de este
sonido fresco y embriagador.
Recommended by Lebosqui on Jamendo to whom sincere thanks.