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This is your Daily 2% – Chilled and Ready to Serve . We will try to bring you one "chill" track every day. This is for when you get home and you are trying to unwind.
posted by: Patrick Throwback Thursday It’s that time of the week again Sunset riders. Another marvelous Thursday (at least in the pacific ocean) where I ramble about a music-themed topic and pretend that it’s somehow “Throwback”-related. But on we go! In a fit of writers’ block, I decided to take a shot in the dark and find out what the oldest song in my music library was. That would surely lead me to a Throwback idea.
Judith Berkson - "Goodbye Friend No. 1" (Oylam) Drawing inspirations and techniques from diverse streams including jazz, the Jewish liturgical tradition, and late-romantic and modern art music, Brooklyn- based composer, singer and pianist Judith Berkson has made a unique and intimate musical world. There’s a quiet intensity and poised integrity to her work on this record; a close-up honesty — at times even a rawness of emotion — arcing underneath what might sometimes seem a cool and arty surface.
Canada is secretly conspiring to take over the United States in the Folk/Americana music category. The Wilderness of Manitoba are a chamber folk quintet from Toronto comprised of multi-instrumentalist and vocalists. We fell in love with the band’s latest album, When You Left The Fire , with its lush ambiance and warm four-part harmonies. Their communal approach to song craft layers in textures of lap steel, cello, banjo, and harmonica into a haunting and sparse folk sound. If this is your first introduction to The Wilderness of Manitoba, don’t plan to turn it up midway through your next house party.
Best New Releases from The Head and The Heart, Tuneyards, I’m From Barcelona, High Llamas, Heavenly States, O’Death, Bombino - Indie Rock CafeSeattle band The Head and The Heart Unlike many week’s this year, this would have to be one of the most insignificant in comparison as far as new music releases. There are simply no “big” releases this week as we’ve seen for other weeks over the past few months – like Radiohead, The Strokes, Panda Bear, Foo Fighters, The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, R.E.M., and so many others, which you can view and listen to from the Best New Releases page.
So I was going to do a “Calgary Concert Alert” as I saw Del Barber was going to be at the Ironwood here in Calgary this weekend…but apparently he isn’t. Thank you very much Pollstar concert listings! But then as I was gearing up to put a quick something together on the show, I realized I didn’t actually do a post on Del Barber’s most recent album “Love Songs for the last 20″. Bad, bad Canadian (also from Winnipeg) music blogger. I am no stranger to Del’s music (see previous mentions here and here ) and I knew he had a new album, but with how things go, I simply missed out on at least a mention. Well, better late than never I guess.
A rising hip-hop artist like J. Nolan has a notable amount of temptations in the studio alone. There are countless numbers of production gimmicks aimed to disguise an artist’s insecurities, inspired by an age where cameos and pop culture references help sway an artist’s hype/PR abilities one way or the other.
You can't see me anymore What used to be my face now seems to be a door to another life beyond what we had You're leaving me but it makes me kind of glad The city lights will tempt you to change your name No matter your costume, your heart's still the same It only beats in time to someone else But sooner or later you've gotta bleed for yourself So maybe baby we'll meet again someday, or we won't Someday you will know what I mean Life ain't real, it's only a dream And the phantoms you're fighting against Would dance with you if you gave them half the chance <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
May got away from me in terms of writing for this blog, unfortunately. Too bad because I acquired a lot of albums I'd meant to write more about. Well, here's the rundown of everything I acquired this month, in the order I got it. In short: this was a month where a lot of past favorites put out new albums, most of which were pretty good but few of which surpassed previous efforts. Klaus Schulze: Dune Prior to this month I only had one other Schulze album, his first, Irrlicht . It's an extremely dense bit of drone, with three 20-30 minute tracks.