domingo, março 15, 2015
Os Tape Junk apareceram, pela primeira vez, no Music Alliance Pact em Outubro de 2013. O seu álbum homónimo será editado no próximo mês de Abril e, por isso, quisemos assinalar esse facto convida-os, mais uma vez, a participar no Music Alliance Pact, levando-os assim a muitos ouvidos internacionais. O seu álbum foi produzido por Walter Benjamin, que também passou no MAP, enquanto artista a solo, em 2012, e foi gravado no Alvito, Alentejo, o que trouxe, a calma e a paz do local, para a gravação e som final.
Além dos Tape Junk, temos mais 21 temas e bandas nesta edição do Music Alliance Pact. Clique com o botão direito do rato, por cima do título da canção, para fazer o download do mp3 ou faça um download do ficheiro completo, com os vinte e dois temas, através do Dropbox AQUI.
ARGENTINA: Zonaindie Panda Elliot - Guerrero (AlexPatri remix) Panda Elliot is three in one: woman, band and producer. A fresh new face in the music scene, she recently launched her second album Forastera, which shows a more confident Panda Elliot, well established in her own style. After the eclectic single Ligerita, she released Guerrero, a rockin' feminine song that forces you to move your head. The track is potent and full of energy on its own, so this remix by AlexPatri extends into the realm of fun, uptempo electronic dance.
AUSTRALIA: Who The Bloody Hell Are They? Kučka - Divinity A continuation of Kučka's future R&B leanings hinted at in her previous work, Divinity is a lush, surreal affair. Undulating rhythms sync perfectly with the swirling, cough-syrupy synths and Laura Jane Lowther's vocals, which sound at once sultry and innocent. Think an antipodean Purity Ring.
BRAZIL: Meio Desligado Passo Torto - Isaurinha Passo Torto is a quartet formed by renowned musicians from Sao Paulo's contemporary music scene. Isaurinha is taken from their second album, Passo Elétrico, in which they explore guitars and effects on acoustic bass and cavaquinho (sort of a small guitar often associated with samba), with the lack of percussion elements leaving space for harmonic and melodic experiments.
CANADA: Ride The Tempo Munroe - Bloodlet Fans of Lykke Li may enjoy newcomer Kathleen Munroe, who simply goes by Munroe. She makes chilling folk tunes like this one with a tinge of Americana (though I guess this would be Canadiana?). Production-wise, Bloodlet doesn't have too much but it's perfect just the way it is. Her lovely voice is all you need.
CHILE: Super 45 Patio Solar - Pintura Guitars are back in Chilean pop and Patio Solar proves this. After a couple of self-produced releases (Patio Solar and Driminsún), these youngsters from a little corner of Santiago offer dreamy lo-fi melodies, sometimes close to shoegaze and psychedelia, on their 2015 debut album Temporada. The single Pintura is taken from the record, released through Piloto.
COLOMBIA: El Parlante Amarillo Okraa - Healing Juan Carlos Torres, the frontman of Bogotá's Globos de Aire, also goes by the pseudonym Okraa, and with this solo alias he makes deeper, more personal work within electronica. Okraa, who has done remixes for Scottish artist Turtle, shows the well-woven sounds that lead us to take a walk in our minds on Healing, from his debut Dreamachine EP.
DENMARK: All Scandinavian Virgin Suicide - Virgin Suicide The quintet Virgin Suicide will release their eponymous debut album on May 18, co-produced and mixed by Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes). Here is first single Virgin Suicide as a MAP exclusive download.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: La Casetera Behind The Tigers - Behind The Tigers Behind The Tigers is a new, mysterious project from Santo Domingo. Their name is a literal translation of a colloquial Dominican way of referring to fun-loving guys as "tigres". Their first song, Behind The Tigers, is a breezy electro-pop tune, but as simple as it sounds, the duo claims there's more than meets the eye in their lyrics and wordplay.
ECUADOR: Plan Arteria La Orden Del Baile Atrevido - Se Fue El Sistema Se Fue El Sistema is the first single on the new EP by La Orden Del Baile Atrevido (L.O.B.A.), an electro-rock band with a euphoric style dubbed "rotten glamor". This song mocks the nightmare of Ecuador's paperwork, but it's also a criticism of the system in which we live. L.OB.A.'s debut album, Musica Del Cosmos, will be released this year.
GREECE: Mouxlaloulouda Zebra Tracks - Waves There's something totally irresistible about Zebra Tracks’ intoxicating third album, Waves. They make thoroughly exciting, perfectly executed music that brims with fresh ideas, shimmery guitars and thundering rhythms, sharp and moving melodies, bleak, brooding but hopeful arrangements. They have wisely retained the elements that worked previously, yet there is a depth of emotion here they have never accessed before. Zebra Tracks have made an impressive stride forward and you'd be mad not to follow them.
INDONESIA: Deathrockstar Nic Fit - Mimpi Pergi If you watched a lot of MTV and crowdsurfed at gigs during the 1990s, then you may have the era forever in your heart as one awesome memory where lots of weird-sounding bands emerged and you love them. Nic Fit will bring back those happy feelings.
IRELAND: Hendicott Writing No Monster Club - I've Retired No Monster Club is the solo guise of Bobby Aherne, an ever-present at the heart of some of Dublin indie's more eccentric and memorable moments. I've Retired sees colorfully upbeat verses and bouncing choruses adorned with contrary lyrics: it's themed around a departure from the scene that's clearly not about to happen. What's bound to happen eventually, though, is one of Aherne's acts make a major, major impact. A space worth watching.
ITALY: Polaroid Go Dugong - Imagine Me And You A Love Explosion is the new album by Go Dugong. Spring is approaching here in Italy, so a record full of love and sensuality seems appropriate. There are mellow beats and psychedelic melodies influenced by 60s and 70s Italian soundtracks plus samples from old school Northern Soul hits. The album is free to download via Bandcamp.
JAPAN: Make Believe Melodies Caro Kissa - Saturday Morning Indie-pop shall truly never fade out of style. As long as there are young people out there with access to some instruments and a computer to record with, the twee stuff will keep on coming. Caro Kissa have released one of the first great indie-pop EPs of the year in Japan with Perfect Dream, and Saturday Morning is an easy-going highlight, showcasing their skippy tempo and solid singing.
MEXICO: Red Bull Panamérika Animación Suspendida II - Creepy Groovy Hell Vapor and sine waves are certainly bubbling under the skin of Animación Suspendida II, a duo comprised of Beto Ben and Mou (formerly of Bam Bam, the space-rock band that delivered Red Bull Panamérika's 2011 album of the year). With an amazing recording process, the pair improvise on iPad music apps, record to tape and then edit the final track. So, no Ableton Live here, just pure Monterrey psy-fi-phuture juice. The video is a must-see.
PERU: SoTB The Deep Sea Monster - Like A God The Deep Sea Monster, who formed in 2012, have emerged from Lima's independent music circuit with a sound encompassing psychedelia and garage rock. Their new self-titled album is a perfect match of experimentation and euphoria. Their challenge is to not limit their music in any way and their full discography is available for free on Bandcamp.
PORTUGAL: Posso Ouvir Um Disco? Tape Junk - Thumb Sucking Generation The Tape Junk, who first appeared on the Music Alliance Pact in October 2013, release their eponymous second album in April. It was produced by another talented Portuguese musician, Luís Nunes (Walter Benjamin), and recorded in a makeshift studio in Alvito, Alentejo. The calmness of the place comes across on the recording and its sound.
SCOTLAND: The Pop Cop Tongues. - Anymore Tongues. is the electro project of Kill The Waves frontman Tim Kwant, who is wildly succeeding in his mission to create inspiring pop songs that combine raw energy with a delicate touch. Bold synths, deep subs and soaring vocoders have justifiably drawn comparisons to Alt-J, Hot Chip and fellow Glaswegians Chvrches. With around 50,000 plays so far, Colours In The Dark sparked an online stir after being "accidentally" left public on SoundCloud earlier this year. However, MAP exclusive download Anymore is an even more impressive offering, a perfect union of uplifting and emotive.
SOUTH KOREA: Indieful ROK Flash Flood Darlings - In The City Seoul-based Flash Flood Darlings, who was raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, describes his music as romantic synth-pop. Debut album Vorab And Tesoro was released in February and is filled with a dreamy blend of genres. In The City has been well chosen as one of the album's two lead tracks, offering a synth line that makes it the perfect soundtrack for a night drive through any city.
SPAIN: Musikorner MIWA* - Space Invad*r MIWA* is the moniker under which Barcelona-based DJ and producer Sergi Miwa releases tracks inspired by avant-garde Japanese pop. His music is an open invitation to a galactic getaway, or a one-way ticket to wherever your imagination takes you.
UNITED STATES: We Listen For You Hip Hatchet - Coward's Luck There are thousands upon thousands of singer-songwriters in the world - and not a single one of them is like Hip Hatchet. His music is highly personal yet also universal. Every lyric packs a punch and every play reminds you just how powerful sound can be.
Publicada por Povd à(s) 00:39
domingo, fevereiro 15, 2015
Este mês, as Caldas são a Rainha portuguesa do Music Alliance Pact com os Cave Story, banda de Pedro Zina (baixo), Gonçalo Formiga (voz e guitarras) e Ricardo "Caguincha" Mendes (bateria). Eles, que são confessos fãs dos Pavement, levam ao mundo o nome de Portugal com um tema divertido e muito original, em termos de tributo, sobre Jonathan Richman.
Além dos Cave Story, temos mais 19 temas e bandas nesta edição do Music Alliance Pact. Clique com o botão direito do rato, por cima do título da canção, para fazer o download do mp3 ou faça um download do ficheiro completo, com os vinte e dois temas, através do Dropbox aqui.
ARGENTINA: Zonaindie Enero Sera Mio - Hasta Encontrarte "January will be mine" is the translation of singer-songwriter Sol Fernandez's artistic project. Her music is a perfect match of soft melodies and dream-pop with carefully crafted arrangements and sound landscapes. This track is from Enero3, her latest work, which is being released through Bandcamp.
AUSTRALIA: Who The Bloody Hell Are They? Nite Fields - Prescription Prescription is the second single from Brisbane four-piece Nite Fields' long-awaited debut record Depersonalisation. While the intricate guitar work and broody vocals echo The Church, there's a humid, curiously distant tone here that is something totally their own. Starting with sparse prickly guitars and splashy drumming, the song folds in on itself towards the end, becoming slightly claustrophobic but in an intimate, whispery way. Nite Fields keeps you at arm's length - you have to squint through the haze of effects and layers to get a hold of anything solid, but once you do, you've already fallen hard for this moody and mysterious band.
CANADA: Ride The Tempo Willows - The Shape I'm In Johnny McArthur and Eric Moore make up the electronic duo Willows. They venture into uncomfortable territory melodically. The swirling repetitive underlying of The Shape I'm In resembles the dizzying sensation of intoxication. The bursts of energy are like the highs that come back to the inevitable lows.
CHILE: Super 45 Sin Órbita - Atardecer Sin Órbita is a duo formed by Paula Roa and Martin Perez Roa, who last year released their first record, Neón EP (Sudamerican Records). Flirting with electronica and soul, the band are a mixture of Massive Attack trip hop cadence and AlunaGeorge sensuality.
DENMARK: All Scandinavian The Radar Post - Traces Songwriter and producer Esben Svane will release his debut solo album as The Radar Post in April. The record will also be titled The Radar Post (he's keeping his real name for an album in Danish later on) and here's first great single, Traces, which you can also download in WAV format on SoundCloud.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: La Casetera MULA - Up & Down MULA is a new experimental project formed by Anabel and Cristabel Acevedo (the twins from folk duo Las Acevedo) and up-and-coming DJ Rach Ro. Even though their musical backgrounds are very different, they want to defy certain preconceptions about mixing electronica with more urban styles. Up & Down, their first single, takes from reggaeton rhythms and electronic accents to create a space-like musical journey. Their first full record is out on February 22 on their self-made label, Pulcra Records.
ECUADOR: Plan Arteria Mama Soy Demente - La Buena Suerte Mama Soy Demente is an experimental rock band founded in 2005 by El Ermitaño and Jolgorio Vocal. La Buena Suerte is the first single from their third and latest studio album, El Disco Rojo, an eclectic record brimming with energy and power.
INDONESIA: Deathrockstar Much - Carried Away From Malang with Much love. The duo, consisting of Dandy Gilang and Aulia Anggia on vocals, will rock you with their fuzz-pop beat and embrace you with their warm distortion.
IRELAND: Hendicott Writing Featuring X - Wild Love A pop-rock teenage quintet from the back-roads town of Drogheda on Ireland's east coast, Featuring X are fast gaining traction for their buoyant, lively sound and skilful axe-womanship. Wild Love is their distinctive cover of Rea Garvey's classic, loaded with harmonies and feisty riffs. As well as new recordings, we've been promised something else, 'something special' in 2015.
ITALY: Polaroid Havah - Meno Di Metà Jonathan Clancy from His Clancyness and A Classic Education recently started a new label called Maple Death. The inaugural release is a split 12'' EP between His Electro Blue Voice (already on Sub Pop and Sacred Bones), who contributed a hypnotic 19-minute track, and Havah, the new project of Michele Camorani (from punk hardcore legends La Quiete and Raein). Havah have a darker, colder and more post-punk sound. They usually play fast and short songs, and they are incredible.
JAPAN: Make Believe Melodies Eriqu - Gang Star Neck-twisting wonkiness has been a common trait in most notable bedroom-produced Japanese electronic music worth checking out. Eriqu has his fair share of all-over-the-place tracks, but when he focuses a bit on the thundering Gang Star, he comes up with one of his best numbers to date. It ploughs ahead, although Eriqu adds a few unsettling touches such as scrambled voices or what sounds like a man making dog barks.
MALTA: Stagedive Malta Yews - Keep Trying Till It's Something Singer-songwriter Yasmin Kuymizakis (Yews) composes and produces ethereal electronic pop music in her bedroom. Currently based in London, she has a different set-up every time she performs live, playfully changing and adapting her simple songs. Her debut Selene EP was released in 2014.
MEXICO: Red Bull Panamérika Sotomayor - Cielo Raúl Sotomayor and his sister Paulina were part of Mexico City's Beat Buffet, a hip hop combo that parted ways with its other members a few months ago. Not much time had passed when they announced this new project, whose introduction card is Cielo, a beautiful, downbeat, sensuous electropical tune.
PERU: SoTB Los Outsaiders - Niña Los Outsaiders are a great garage-rock group based in Lima. Led by Charlie VTW, their sound is influenced by classic and contemporary rock'n'roll. They recently released their first album with the help of producer Gordon Raphael, known for his work with The Strokes.
PORTUGAL: Posso Ouvir Um Disco? Cave Story - Richman Hailing from the city of Caldas da Rainha, Cave Story are Pedro Zina (bass), Gonçalo Formiga (vocals, guitar) and Ricardo "Caguincha" Mendes (drums). Their sound will delight fans of Pavement. Richman is an obvious tribute to the great American musician Jonathan Richman.
SCOTLAND: The Pop Cop Monogram - Anno(mute) Monogram, aka Liam Rutherford, first appeared in MAP's August 2013 edition under his previous pseudonym Mast. The accompanying song, Romance, was my favourite of that year. Anno(mute) is a subtler, haunting offering, but remains true to his DIY ethic. Working from a remote cabin studio in the Borders, he plays all instruments, designs his own artwork and self-produces his promo videos to create an all-encompassing experience.
SOUTH KOREA: Indieful ROK JoJo Blowhard - Good Night Operating under the motto that "lying is OK", JoJo Blowhard writes sad songs that make for great company. His first EP Good Night was released in late 2013, but he has come under the spotlight again with the recent release of the title track's video. A sober melody paired with JoJo Blowhard's sympathetic voice, the tones from Good Night will linger long after the song has stopped playing.
SPAIN: Musikorner Buck & Cake - Brillo Labial According to a close friend of Buck & Cake, the music Douche Buck and Cake Moss play is about "leaving subtleness behind, marrying an old man and counting the days to his demise in order to inherit his fortune. It's dying your hair blonde using cheap products... and refilling your Chanel bottle using that coconut cologne you bought in a dollar shop." Basically, Buck & Cake's electropop is about carelessly giving yourself over to the pleasures of life.
UNITED STATES: We Listen For You Twin Limb - Long Shadow The music of Twin Limb is that constantly folding and dancing smoke of a freshly blown-out candle. Minimalist sounds find itself turning into emotional highs as the pure talent of Twin Limb sneaks through the smallest mannerisms of brilliant songwriting.
Publicada por Povd à(s) 00:36
quinta-feira, fevereiro 12, 2015
SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH são Justin Vernon, Fight The Big Bull, Matthew E White, Meagafaun e Sharon Van Etten. O tema abaixo encontra-se neste álbum, "MusicNow 10 years".
Publicada por Povd à(s) 20:18
sexta-feira, fevereiro 06, 2015
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sexta-feira, janeiro 30, 2015
Do álbum de estreia dos Cruhsed Beaks, "Scatter", há um novo vídeo para um dos temas, "Overgrown", nessa obra.
Publicada por Povd à(s) 19:30
quinta-feira, janeiro 29, 2015
Este é um daqueles exemplos em que a remistura do tema dos Wombats, pelos Bastille, é sobejamente superior ao original.
Publicada por Povd à(s) 20:06