Monday, 28 February 2011

Dustin 0 Halloran - Live @ Incubate, Holland - 2011.01.06

Dustin 0 Halloran - Live @ Incubate, Holland - 2011.01.06

Dustin has been making a real mark of late with his mostly solo piano work, His beautiful soundtrack to 'An American Affair' brought a lot of attention but his new release 'Lumiere' I predict will really propel him into the limelight. Norman Records gave it 5 stars calling it 'a new benchmark for the Modern Classical Arena' Having heard it I would have to agree 100% Looks to be one of the stand out records of the year...and its only February!
Lumiere is out today! :HERE:
Please enjoy this sublime 40 minute recent concert. Low bitrate but doesn't detract from the performance at all

Friday, 25 February 2011

Nils Frahm - La Route Du Rock 20.02.2011

V- p1 p2
A - d/l
The music speaks for itself. Nils Frahm, one of my favourite & most respected pianists/musicians out there performing today

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Little busy for a while but more Jónsi / GYBE / Iron & Wine & more treats coming soon :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Iron & Wine - Live NPR 2011.01.05

Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) sings his new album in its entirety, some of the songs played live for the first time! : HERE :

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

New Releases! Sleepingdog / Stars of the Lid / Josh T. Pearson / Hafdis Huld

Been hit by 3 different & very exciting releases recently so I thought Id post info here for all 3:

Sleepingdog/Adam Wiltzie (of Stars Of The Lid) - (Released 25/04/2001)

Both Sleepingdog & Stars Of The Lid have seen live material posted here before. The fact that Adam Wiltzie of the famed 'Stars Of The Lid' has released some new music is always a rare and precious thing. The album itself is just beautiful, the delicate, acoustic, minimal delivery of Chantal is married perfectly with the ambient bliss of Adam.
I'll be adding more info on this particular release soon but for now, please enjoy this exclusive 1st listen of the track 'Scary Movie'
More info & music : HERE :

Josh T. Pearson - Last Of The Country Gentlemen - (Released 14/03/2011)

Its quite likely you wont recognize the name. Its also possible you wont have heard of the album 'The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads' by Josh's band 'Lift To Experience' However that album was one of John Peel's all time favorites and has been described as one of the best of the best Debut albums ever released. It took me a while to get into it with a first hearing but given time it is quite simply, a work of art.
Anyway, the band broke up and for 10 years we have heard nothing from Josh until suddenly, out of nowhere, we have 'Last Of The Country Gentlemen' A largely acoustic album of just seven songs spanning over sixty minutes, its a soul wrenchingly beautiful, open and honest offering from someone with the courage to share some of the personal yet universal pains, triumphs & truths of everyday life. Even those who may not like this type of music will still find it very difficult not be affected.
Join his mailing list and receive a free song: Website - myspace hear another song here as well
There is so much more I would like to say about this extraordinarily man and his music but for now you can find a superb review :HERE:

Hafdis Huld - (Out Now)

Of the many successful new bands coming out of Iceland Hafis Huld is fast becoming a favourite. As well as producing the most lovely summery, happy, folkpop music she has quite a unique rapport with her fans making it a point to be in touch and to often interact with them through her homepage, facebook, twitter & myspace which has had an audience the size equivalent of half of her homeland! Do visit her online places, they are a lot of fun :)
2 Downloadable songs here: 'Action Man' & 'Synchronized Swimmers'

Monday, 14 February 2011

New 'Streamed' Concert 2001.04.12 Teatro Ciak, Milano IT

Great News! 2nd full length watchable Sigur Rós concert is now on-line

The magnificent 2001, Milano, Teatro Ciak concert (with a re-mastered soundtrack) is now available to be watched online. This amazing 95 minute concert was the first live appearance of Sigur Rós in Italy...and what a first performance! Huge thanks & gratitude to for making this possible.

Sigur Rós - Teatro Ciak, Milano IT : HERE :

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Sigur Rós - 'Streamable' Concert Videos

Ive been working towards the idea for a while now of having some of the Concerts of Sigur Rós available to be watched directly from within the blog as well as downloaded. Its still a work in progress but the 1st one is available to watch in its entirety : HERE :
Let me know if you have any thoughts/suggestions/ideas but mostly...enjoy :)
Edit: silly of me but I just saw the 'X' at the bottom right of the video, which when clicked makes it go fullscreen ! Awesome :D

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Ref: Jónsi - Wiltern Video from iTunes

Jónsi's new video which has just been made available for download in the USA through iTunes

'kwontonfoo' from the Jónsi forum made a really nice cover for anyone who intends to burn their download to a disc

~ I should mention here that, at the moment you only buy this through iTunes in USA but they are working on trying to make it available worldwide. More info. as it arises ~
EDIT: News soon on a worldwide release !