Thursday, 29 July 2010

Goldmund - Famous Places - New Album News

Goldmund aka Keith Kenniff has a new album coming out 23rd August. We're very excited. Here is a promo video Keith filmed off a track from the forthcoming album

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Grizzly Prospector - KDVS Radio Phone In 04.05.2010

Grizzly Prospector - KDVS Radio Phone In 04.05.2010

Wonderful extremely lo-fi mini concert over the phone from the wonderful 'Grizzly Prospector'
"Parker Yates phones it in from Farmington, UT. More great drone-y, brooding folk from this Utahan that could easily pass for a long-lost Depression Era 78 if it weren't for the Everly Bros./Beach Boys/Cat Stevens medley. Hopeful lullabies and fragile death chants for the frayed and unafraid alike"
Grizzly left a comment on the recent post of his 'Old Time Radio' album (HERE) with the following great news:
"currently working on two more releases. one of which includes re-recordings of musics from "old mountain radio". i'll be sure to keep you posted"
~ Thanks Grizz :)


Get Well Soon
Everyone Will Die Pt. 1
Everyone Will Die Pt. 2
Hohm/Not Alone
Devoted To You [The Everly Brothers] >
God Only Knows [The Beach Boys] >
Father And Son [Cat Stevens] >

[MF] Download MP3

Spiritualized - Acoustic - Inspired By Iceland Concert 01.07.2010

Cover art - with thanks to 'KiDG'
Spiritualized - Acoustic - Inspired By Iceland Concert 01.07.2010

I never thought I would ever hear an acoustic session by Spiritualized but here we are! Hour long concert of classics. Should be great for fans. I don't know the tracks names so if anyone can could help I will post them. Thanks :)

Set List:

01 Sitting on fire
02 Lord let it rain on me
03 True love will find you in the end (Daniel Johnston cover)
04 Cool waves
05 Hey man
06 Soul on fire
07 Walking with Jesus
08 Going down slow
09 Stop your crying
10 Anything more / Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
11 Broken heart
12 Lord can you hear me
(With huge thanks to 'mystery falls down' for the track listing - Please re-tag as needed + change my spelling mistake!!)

PS Dont forget to check in the 'keep broken files' box to un-zip successfully if any problems occur

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sunday, 18 July 2010

pq / Matt Stevens / Absent Without Leave

Been busy of late and have neglected some promised album reviews. As these superb artists are all different genres I thought it work well to have them in one post:

pq - You'll Never Find Us Here (2010)

'pq' released a 7" a while back which I quite liked but if I'm honest I found nothing 'stand out' about it. However this, their début full length album is simply stunning. In general I would have to say this for me is easily one of the best 'Instrumental / Electronica' releases of the 2010. I say instrumental but it actually includes so many different genres whilst still managing to keep a wonderful undercurrent of gentle joy that reads like a great bedtime book lulling you along in a peaceful, warm yet fascinating journey of musical delights. I don't know what 'pq' has been doing this last year but whatever it is, its working. Highly recommended.
Its a credit to them that they have offered this record for your enjoyment all be it in a low bitrate. I sincerely hope this will encourage folks to buy the CD.

Matt Stevens - Ghost (2010)

A lot of people have already made great comments some of which I will put below. I can only say myself that what Matt does with acoustic guitar is dangerous for amateur guitarists ! After listening to Ghost and some of his other albums Matt's music gives me a kick in the butt for showing me how I could have played if I had put the time in. Fantastic stuff

"A multi-layered, dreamlike sound that’s reminiscent of Radiohead and Sigur Ros" PH balanced

"This is a unique album coming from a unique musician and one i would seriously implore anyone to experience it."Music Mafia UK

"Matt Stevens' Echo takes its audience on an exhilarating and romantic instrumental adventure. Ranging from light and melodic to deep and aggressive, the moods set by this album flow together like a masterfully woven screenplay. Lyrics are not necessary and would only distract from the virtuosity of Stevens' guitar compositions." - Pinpoint




Absent Without Leave - Bon Voyage (2006)

I first heard about 'Absent Without Leave' through the split CD 'Magnitogorsk' with 'Port Royal' and their extraordinary album 'Flares' (one of the best albums in its genre - of all time!) Its with great delight that a few years down the line I can share one of his albums with you (through his kind permission) which I hope will lead you to looking into more of his wonderful music. He has that gift of writing music that just flows beautifully in a dreamy and creative fashion. Almost makes you want to go on a road trip just so you can put one of his CD's into the car stereo! Check out the line up of guest artists on George's new album !

pre-order the new absent without leave album

I am now taking pre-orders for my new album.
The album will be released on my own label sound in silence ( so I have to save up some money for the production of it.
If I get enough pre-orders I hope to release it sometime in September-October, at least.
Every pre-order will be much appreciated as it will help a lot.

This album will feature guest appearances from some good friends and really great artists too, including members of giardini di miro, port-royal, hood, stafraenn hakon, eksi ekso and others too.
It will be packaged in recycled cardboard with the front cover image printed on photo paper and each copy will be unique with a different front cover image.
It will be released in a limited edition of 500 handmade copies that in future will be for sure rare collectible items.




Thursday, 15 July 2010

Steven Wright - Live

Steven Wright - Live

One of the most miserable funniest comic genius's alive! One of the few comedians today who consistently makes me laugh out loud

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Mediafire problems

A few people have reported crc errors on files but the files are still intact.
Please click the 'keep broken files' box as seen below.
If problems keep arising I will be switching to Hotfile

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Ólafur Arnalds - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 01.07.2010

Ólafur Arnalds - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - Première performance of '...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness' with the RCNM Orchestra, Directed by André de Ridder - 01.07.2010

This particular post was originally the full concert but Ólafur requested that I only post the 4 tracks below that he was happiest with. There are some very good reasons for this which he kindly explained & was happy for me to share his words with you...
"- This is a work in progress, after this concert i realised that many of the arrangements weren't good enough (this is my first ever try at arranging for an orchestra) and i will be re-arranging things for the next show. But as many people are quite excited for this, i don't want them to stumble upon this recording and write it off as it is now.
- Due to exreme time restrictions on the day of the show we didn't manage to sound check properly and some elements are missing while some elements are way too loud (for example the electronic drums in Hægt, kemur ljósið, which are supposed to be a background ambience rather than a heavy drumbeat)
- In fact we made our own, professional recording of the show and ideas are aloft about releasing them (or a recording of the next orchestra show, because of the few flaws in this one). If people have your recording already, whatever opinion they may have of it, they will probably not be so exciting to get my recording of it.
- In the end i just want to keep this as an exclusive thing for now, we will be doing more concerts like this in the future and give people to experience this both live and on proper recordings"

The 4 tracks presented here have been personally chosen & offered through Ólafur's kindness :)
I will keep you posted with news of future concerts & of a very exciting impending release.
Thanks again to Ólafur for allowing his live material to be posted for fans enjoyment.

Great interview HERE
Pictures LINK
NB: Unfortunately I wasn't able to record the Jonny Greenwood set but there is a 3 minute edit of a part of it here as I set my levels. (kind of interesting to hear the difference in quality when the actual mic's get turned on) [Made a mistake - THIS, that I recorded, is from Avner Dorman -Download
Here is the Jonny Greenwood piece] (from another source) Download