Posts tagged pop
Posts tagged pop
The best David Bowie songs that aren’t from David Bowie. (And it’s pretty cool music too)
Don’t you love full album covers as much as I do? Here’s a rather original: I’ve never considered Sade’s fourth album “Love Deluxe” from 1992 something special, in fact, I never considered any of Sade’s smooth jazz-pop stuff somewhat special. A beautiful woman with an interesting but not very skilled voice, not bad, but nothing that attracts me. Yet, the US indie rock band The Rosebuds consider this album more than »a constant influence«. Well, even if you don’t like (or know) the original that much, this turns out to be a rather organic version of the 20 years old material. Well done. Recommended!
Am I wrong or is Noisetrade becoming an insider tip for promoting new releases by mainstream artists (no offence intended)? After Amanda Palmer a couple of days ago, here’s a free Aimee Mann EP, introducing her new release “Charmer” (with one track) and a couple of nice tracks from older releases.
»It feels good, but is it good enough? Take to the men in white coats …«
This may be my personal soundtrack for this rather humble summer. Excellent psychedelic pop/rock with a lot of 70ies taste and hints of Beatles, 10CC, Porcupine Tree and early Brian Eno (the pop-Eno, not the ambient Eno).
So here I am once more in the playground of the … of wait, that’s another thing: So here I am once more, re-establishing my ever infamous #musicmonday articles in which I tend to present my free music findings that I would love to share with you. While you have to wait a little longer for my Best-of-2011-list, this might be a preview to my list, because I really find this late 2011-release (it came out only on December 15th) one of the best, most promising pop/rock releases of the past year.
Check out Berlin based Peter Dick aka. Ludwig and his brillaint EP “Koltrast” and his quite catchy, yet intelligent non-boring electro pop/rock, somewhere between Radiohead and cool early indie stuff from the 80ies. 10 astonishingly well produced, well played and well sung tracks, released under CC license on the excellent Aerotone digital label.
and download here:
Joel Rakes - the best-ish of... festive.mood.inducing.music
Joel Rakes has this thing for Christmas music. He has been recording and releasing free Christmas EP’s during the past four years, becoming on of the most popular sources for free Christmas music on bandcamp.com (You can get them all at http://christmas.joelrakes.com). This year he didn’t release new recordings, but he managed to put together a best-ish of his festive mood inducing music.
If you haven’t heard his stuff yet, this very fine collection is a good introduction.
Miracles of Modern Science - Dog Year
Pop/Rock with acoustic instruments like violin, cello ecc.-one of the most interesting bandsI’ve stumbled upon this year. Get it as Pay what you want download or preorder the CD.
First the best Tori Amos release since ages with “Night of Hunters”, then the fantastic and glorious return of Björk with “Biophilia”… and now a very promising single from the forthcoming Kate Bush album “50 Words for Snow”. The most important women in pop/rock music are back for good.
Birds of Passage and Leonardo Rosado - Dear and Unfamiliar
Dear and Unfamiliar (album sampler) by @leonrosado & @aliciamerz
electronics - Leonardo Rosado
lyrics/vocals - birds of passage
‘Dear and Unfamiliar’: available to pre-order on limited edition colored vinyl, cd, and as a digital album, here: http://denovali.com/birdsofpassage/
Today’s #musicmonday proposal really comes from my heart, I simply love this artist: Woodstock-based singer/songwriter Sarah Fimm is without any doubt one of the most talented, versatile and surprising artists I’ve known during the past years. Since she appeared on the musical scene, she produced some very fine albums and EPs, exploring the many musical styles including melancholic pop, rock, folk and even electronic music. She has a lovely voice and is a very good songwriter and makes sure, that her releases are remarkably well produced. Though she is not a part of the creative commons music world, a lot of her stuff is available for free. Sarah encourages to share her music (see below “Karma Phala Project”) and to spread the word among friends. I’ve never met an artist, that treats the listener with more love, respect and sympathy than Sarah Fimm.
Her latest CD, “Near Infinite Possibility”, is probably her best, surely her most versatile release to date. A couple of weeks ago, she set half of the full album free for downloading and sharing via the 100% legal frostclick.com torrent/music sharing network.
Do yourself a favour, get this torrent, it’s really worth downloading and listening - and let me tell you that Sarah made sure to include some, but not all of the highlights of the CD in this download, so you might want to spent a couple of bucks and buy the rest of her album. Or check her beautiful website for more free downloads such as the wonderful Karma Phala Project (on → Facebook | → blog article (in German) | → direct link to download). Support Sarah Fimm, a great artist and a generous and wonderful person.
Get it here → http://www.frostclick.com/wp/index.php/2011/07/07/sarah-fimm-near-infinite-possibility/ (Article with infos and links) or here → Direct link to the torrent (torrent client required)