OneDay/Reckoning Song by Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan has been remixed by German producer Wankelmut. The tracks are very peppy and Dance based with an Electro Folk Rock undercurrent. There are seven different remixes but really they all pretty much sound the same. Pick one and hit the dance floor.
Tracks: All Good
The latest from Falty DL is titled Hardcourage. The music bounces around from genre to genre. Stay Im Changed has an analog synth sound while the track She Sleeps is more dance based with R&B vocals. Some of the other tracks Kenny Rolls One for instance has an electro hop thing going on. The tracks are all well produced but the because of the genre hopping it has a hit or miss feel to it and the flow isnt that great either. There are some gems here, you just have to decide which ones shine and which ones are just plain dull.
Graham Knox Frazier has returned (and returned and returned) with his latest The Big Chill II. This is Fraziers sixth album in just under two years and Im waiting for him to run out of gas but that has yet to happen. His music is usually straight forward House music but this album has many more influences including Lounge, Downtempo, Disco, Jazz and Hip Hop. As the title implies, these arent blistering Dance tracks but have a mellower, funky feel to them. The music isnt breaking any new ground but the tracks are so solid that you cant go wrong spinning these them at your next party or at the club.
RIYD: DJ Frane
Karen Nielsons second album is titled Woman. Similar to her last album, Animals In The Street, the music is dark and brooding and her vocals remind me of Kate Bush, Kristen Hersh and Laurie Anderson. The music could be considered Electro Rock but with a strong Gothic edge and it has a slow stomp to it rather than most other Electro Rock which is more up-tempo. Her music has a stronger edge this time and you hear and feel her confidence and femininity come through in her vocals as she sings about the darker side of our emotions. An excellent sophomore effort from Karen Nielson.
RIYD: Kate Bush, Kristen Hersh, Laurie Anderson
Calvin Love's debut album, New Radar, is a collection lo-fi bedroom pop songs resulting from a winter in Edmonton, Canada. New Radar combines synth, lazy, slacker guitar riffs, electronic drums and earnest, nostalgic lyrics to create something you wouldn't expect. As a whole, this album sounds like a new wave cassette from the 70's or 80's with a new and personal feel to it. New Radar manages to be modern and retro all at once, with a twinge of nostalgia intertwined between the notes. Tracks like "Waiting on You" and "Bring Back the Summer" capture the essence of New Radar, reminding you of a quiet winter spent longing for a summer that is all too close.
Play: 4, 6, 10, 12
RIYL: Craft Spells, Divine Fits, Blanche Blanche Blanche
Romero- Take The Potion
Release date: 2013Jan29
Label: Grindcore Karoake
Oh Romero, thy Romero, how shall I review thy opus?
Romero hail from Wausau, WI. Take The Potion is their first full-length release after two EPs (Couch Lock and Solitaire).
If you're like me, you're likely familiar with the term, "Couch Lock": Fuzzy riffs greet the listener ala Serpent Venom, transitioning to a bluesy dirge. Not to be outdone, "One Means Four" is the sonic equivalent of Oz Osbourne (Coven) and Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath) dropping acid in the bathroom of the Alamo. Listen for yourself!
"Take The Potion" educates the listener on the finer points of '70s rock (sinewy vocals, a structure reminiscent of Blue Oyster Cult and/or Hawkwind). If you pause at the 2:38 mark, you'll hear Jeffrey Mundt channeling a demented take on "Cats in the Cradle"! "In The Heather" (originally from the Couch Lock EP) distills the essence of Romano with a soft, spirited plod that amplifies from 3:20-onward. In conclusion, Take the Potion lives up to the hype and it is an excellent way to start off the new year.
What are you waiting for? Take the Potion, motherfucker!
Interesting mix of pieces modern and contemporary with elements of classical, jazz and/or Latin, performed by flute, saxophone, clarinet, solo or with accompaniment. Play most!
File: Classical collections: Wind