Friday, 27 November 2009

Múm - Great Wide Open Festival 04.06.09 Concert+Video

Múm - Great Wide Open Festival 04.06.09 Concert+Video

Múm at their very best playing mostly new material

Set List:

01 Illuminated / Marmalade Fires
02 Hullaballabalú
03 Blessed Brambles
04 A Little Bit, Sometimes
05 The Smell Of Today Is Sweet Like Breastmilk In The Wind
06 Show Me
07 Guilty Rocks / Dancing Behind My Eyelids / They Made Frogs Smoke 'Til They Exploded
08 Prophecies & Reversed Memories
09 Happy Birthday to Hildur
10 Sing Along
11 End of Sing Along / Green Grass Of Tunnel
Download Video:
[MF] - Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 - (Re-encoded to 600mb mp4 - 30.03.2011)
Sendspace links: part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5

Tired Tape Machine - Somewhere Safe

Tired Tape Machine - Somewhere Safe

Im happy to finally getting round to posting this little beauty. In itself its fairly simple, mostly acoustic guitar led
instrumental music but with great melodies running throughout. What intreges me the most about this album though
is that, to me it sounds like a great soundtrack to a film I havn't seen yet but one that never-the-less Im looking forward
to seeing . . . sort of! Anyway, have a listen and if you like it then then please follow the links below and buy it :^)
(Its a little ironic I wrote the above when you read the review below!)

Debut Album from Tired Tape Machine out now!

It’s no coincidence that Jose Gonzalez’ music was dropped in favour of Tired Tape Machine for the final scene in Swedish director Mikel Cee Karlssons film Hälsningar från Skogen (the soundtrack, released on Kningdisk, also included artists like Peter Broderick and Tape). Petter Lindhagen’s one man band truly personifies the wave of new music that finds its own voice without needing vocal chords. A wave of experimental instrumental music that strikes a balance between sadness and hope, chaos and order

On his debut album Somewhere Safe, Petter Lindhagen has single handedly written, produced and played all the instruments; a DIY-attitude that is also evident in the lovingly realized physical manifestation of the release. In tune with his entrepreneurial spirit, the album is self-released, digitally and – as the name might suggest– on cassette!

“There is a certain analogue romance that comes with the thought of this album being played on its namesake“ Petter laughs.

His description is not far-fetched. On Somewhere Safe xylophones are combined with melancholic harmonicas as well as acoustic guitars. It is cinematic quietness with grandeur.

“It might sound like a cliché but the music I make is a mix of pretty much everything that I listen to”, Stockholm resident Petter Lindhagen says.

With one foot in popmusic, Petter Lindhagen makes little genre experiments without ever losing a sense of the whole. Somewhere Safe is the sound of a truly unique artist who has created a sonic world of his own. Step right in.

Elina Wessman

journalist and critic

For more info or interview inquiries contact Petter Lindhagen at:

Also please download this awesome folk/rock/blues/psychedelic/ superb EP for FREE - captivating stuff
from 'The Nicholas Gospel Family Choir' ~download~

Thursday, 19 November 2009

TwinSisterMoon - In Session + Interview 27.09.2008

TwinSisterMoon - In Session + Interview 27.09.2008

Natural Snow Buildings is made of two french people, the female, Solange Gularte when doing solo work releases under the name TwinSisterMoon, and the male, Mehdi Ameziane, releases his solo work under the name Isengrind.
What we have here is not only an extremely rare live show of TwinSisterMoon but the only interview (that I've found) of Solange shedding a bit of light on the phenomina that is Natural Snow Buildings/TwinSisterMoon/Isengrind. TwinSisterMoon is perhaps more approachable than NSB being much more in the field of psych-folk than the more psych-folk/drone power of NSB. Anyway a very interesting interview and great music.
Edit: Changed the names around to make them right! (thanx Bias)

Set List:

1. The Spears of the Wolf
2. Interview Part I
3. To Breath Underwater
4. Water Barrier
5. Interview Part II
6. John Henry
7. Bride of the Spirits
8. Interview Part III
9. Comets
10. Interview Part IV
11. Spells


Natural Snow Buildings - In Session 27.09.2008

Natural Snow Buildings - In Session 27.09.2008

An extremely rare live recording of the French duo 'Natural Snow Buildings' one of the most extraordinarily prolific, unique and fresh sounds of any band out there today. Its hard to describe the music itself but fans of God Speed You Black Emperor will find themselves quite at home.


Monday, 16 November 2009

"..." - Unreleased Album + 2 tracks from 'Transcendance'

Every now and again I stumble upon something so thoroughly lovely that I immediatly contact the artist and beg for some music to share with you on Victory Rose. Happily Jacob let me post these 2 tracks from the soon to be released album 'Transcendance'
The music reminds me of 'The Tumbled Sea' (one of my records of the year 2008) having that wonderful quality of peaceful restraint and warm emotion that just shines through. Jacob also kindly let me post his 1st Album, until now, never released. In itself its a great album as well with some brilliant electronica touching on the perfection of 'The Album Leaf'
Transcendence will be available on Itunes, Amazon, Deezer etc in a few weeks time. I will let you know

Download 'Stranded & Listen' from Transcendance
Download 1st album - fresh link 30.11.09 - If this link doesnt work, try this one - Link 07.12.09
Listen to 'Transcendance on myspace

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Machinefabriek - 'Vrijhaven' - live The Hague 08.10.2008

Machinefabriek - 'Vrijhaven' - live The Hague 08.10.2008

A very nice & rare track from one of the most talented experimental/drone/ambient artists to this day, the talented Rutger Zuydervelt. This single 23 minute long track was offered for free download from the 'Rusland 3" cdr.
I have also included 3 separate interviews for your enhanced pleasure! (as word documents) and a discography from 2008 and 2009.

Machinefabriek myspace

Friday, 13 November 2009

Parachutes - Discography

Sad news. The band Parachutes has officially announced today they will no longer be playing together. However they have kindly made available for free download, all their music including their new EP 'Tree Roots'. In the words of the band themselves . . .

Hey everyone,
it was over a year ago that we played our last concert...
since that night we have all been up to a lot of really good things… having babies, making new music, making art exhibitions, traveling, singing in choirs, playing in other bands, and all kinds of mischief…

we wanted to thank you folks for your continued support and kindness.. .but we thought it was also right for us to let you know that we are not playing together anymore. and we have no plans to continue playing together…. NOW, that doesn't mean that we didn't have fun last year touring and having good drunken times together, because those were some amazing times. but we are all excited to keep trying new things and new projects…

so here you can can download (for free!) our two albums and our ep. the first album is from 2003, just called "Parachutes". our second album was recorded on a mountain top castle in italy in 2004. That album is called "Susy", named after the beautiful dog living with us on that mountain. Last is our ep "Tree Roots" made in 2008, recorded in reykjavik iceland, and mixed by jónsi.

thanks again for everything...
alex, scott, tinna, thordis, brandan, kari, aaron, bibbi, kristinn...
myspace page (including announcement & original download link)

download part 1 contains two full length albums as indicated below
download part 2 contains two live concerts + the EP 'Tree Roots' and the EP 'Demo' which includes instrumental versions of tracks from 'Tree Roots' + extra songs 'Birdpumkin', 'Paper Birds'
and 'Grass Leaves'
NB: you can download the track 'Grass Leaves' alone from a link in the comments (with thanks to Chris)

[SS] Download (new link 04.08.2012) - Albums - 'Parachutes' & 'Susy' -
[SS] Download  (new link 04.09.2012)   - EP's - 'Tree Roots' & 'Demo' & Live - 'In Alex's Living Room' & 'Chicago 24.09.2008' - (EP's & Live are in one folder)

~ New! 30..10.2011~ Tour EP {FLAC} pending

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek - In Session 05.10.2009

Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek - In Session 05.10.2009

Absolutely stunning. You will love this (hopefully...!) Peter's violin, voice and piano and the drone/electronic genius of Rutger give 30 minutes of really beautiful submersive music. This session is actually the 1st time the both of them played together live, which can only increase ones respect for these musicians. Peter and Machinefabriek have an album coming out very soon which you can now pre-order. Link below
Edit: CD is released on November 14th - 2 days time! (if you read this today) yipeee!!
PPs: If you enjoy this, please try the album 'Drawn' - its amazing. listen here -Link-
Ps - sorry, forgot to mention. These sessions are 128kbps. Apologies, but the quality and the content far outways the low bit rate.
download - NEW ~ 320mp3 + FLAC HERE
New album link
Machinefabriek my space

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Peter Broderick - In Session 08.06.2009 + New Songs

Peter Broderick - In Session 08.06.2009 + New Songs

Absolutely stunning 30 minutes of music from the great Peter Broderick. Many of the songs here are different versions and also included are two new songs. Wonderful, reminiscent of one of his latest albums Home (reissue) 2cd edition (which is also really beautiful)
Ps: Peter has a new CD coming out on Slaapwell records which Matt tells me is absolutely beautiful (its not officially announced yet but it should be sometime in December) + here is a link for his new CD with Machinfabriek

Set List:

01 Everything i know (new song)
02 Piano solo (previously unreleased - now on 'Home Re-issue)
03 Ceasefire
04 Below it
05 Games Again (piano version)
06 Yellow bus
07 I am piano (new song)
08 Its alright (solo version)

download ~ NEW 320 mp3 + Flac HERE
Peterbroderick myspace

You can find Peter's Tour Ep & an 'Oddities Podcast' HERE (explanation from the podcast below)

1. (0:00-1:54) Atlantic (early version) -- This is an early version of a melody I ended up using for a short film called Atlantic by an Irish filmmaker named Conor Ferguson. The final version is much slower, and more a-tempo. This version is much more square and concise.

2. (1:54-4:10) Let Go/Hold On -- This is a little folk song I recorded sometime in the beginning of 2007. I think it was right around the time I finished my album Float. It was not a song I had ever planned to release. More just something I recorded for myself...

3. (4:10-7:18) Untitled for Piano #1 -- I think this was the first piano piece I wrote after moving to Copenhagen last Autumn. I played it once live, at my first European concert, which was Le Havre, France, and haven't played it much since... This recording of the song was made when I went back to the states at Christmas time. I met up with an old friend and we went to a nearby church and took turns recording piano songs on the wonderful grand piano in there.

4. (7:18-8:04) Untitled Advert Sketch -- Sometime last Spring I was in competition to have a piece of music in an advertisement for a car company (who's name I'll leave undisclosed), and I came up with this short piece. After hearing it they came back and told me it was too somber, and that they were looking for something more "masculine and bold", haha! Anyhow, I kind of like this little piano melody, so I'll probably end up re-using it for a longer piece in the future.

5. (8:04-11:34) To Rid the Stomach of Any Pains -- I wrote this song for a very special friend. Her stomach really bothers her from time to time, and so one day when it was particularly bad, I recorded this song and emailed it to her. There's kind of a bad mistake towards the end, but for some reason I just decided to leave it in there.

6. (11:46-15:08) Untitled Trio for Piano, Viola, and Melodica -- This song has been floating around in my mind for a while, and it's one that I often play when I sit down at the piano. But I'm not sure if it will ever fit in on an album... I recorded this version in December 2007 at my old violin teacher's house. She and her family were out of town so they let me use their house to record some things. They have a nice baby grand piano, and the viola and melodica are from there as well.

7. (15:08-21:21) Sketch for Ralph Etter -- While I was staying with my mother around Christmas time last year, I recorded a few things on her little out-of-tune spinet piano. This one is a sketch for a filmmaker living in Berlin. He's made some incredible short films, and I'll hopefully be working with him on his first feature film soon.

8. (21:21-23:10) Untitled for Piano and Violins -- Another song I recorded on my mother's piano last December. This is just a short little idea I had, written for nothing in particular...

9. (23:10-25:32) Sketch for Ger Leonard -- The third and last thing recorded on my mother's piano. This one was for a filmmaker from Dublin. He sent me an absolutely beautiful script for his first feature film, and I wrote this little sketch based off the script. I highly doubt this will end up in the film, but you have to start somewhere, right?

10. (25:32-27:36) Untitled for Piano #2 -- This is just another little idea that's been floating around in my head for a while that will probably never be used for anything. Recorded in the same session as the Untitled Trio at my old violin teacher's house.

11. (27:49-31:00) Another Glacier (alternate version) -- An alternate version to a song off my album Float. At one point I was trying to see if I could play all the songs on the album on the guitar (rather than the piano). I managed to figure out most of them, but this is the only one I actually recorded.

Peter Broderick is a musician/composer currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he plays violin in the Efterklang live band. He has recorded and/or toured with several groups/musicians (Horse Feathers, M. Ward, She & Him, Norfolk & Western, Laura Gibson, etc.), and is a regular session musician at various recording studios. His solo work is quite varied, but is often grounded by piano and/or strings.

Comment from Peter:

"Hello. This is a collection of unreleased material from the last year - some sketches for films, some pieces that never really got finished, etc. It's possible that one or two of these will be redone for future releases, but most of them are just sketches and ideas that don't quite fit in anywhere. I hope you will enjoy them!."

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Great News!

Havn't been any posts for a while but there are some amazing & 'exclusive to Victory Rose' posts coming soon.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Efterklang - Wide Open Places - Session 06.09.2009

Efterklang - Wide Open Places - Session 06.09.2009

Mpeg 10 minute video capture of 2 live acoustic songs from Efterklang in, what I think is a Lighthouse! Not the best video in the world but if you are a fan, a must have. Enjoy

[MF] Download
New links 12.2011