Archive for ‘Folk’

octobre 21, 2010

Asobi Seksu – Acoustic At Olympic Studios

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Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Folk , Pop

Sortie : 2009

What a start to the year Asobi Seksu are having! Not content with releasing the incredible ‘Hush’ album and undertaking a mammoth tour, they slip in a low key release to boot, talk about keen.
‘Acoustic At Olympic Studios’ isn’t technically a full release, it’s only available at the bands shows and the One Little Indian website so truthfully this is a release specifically for the
initiated.

I’d heard about this a while before I received it and have to say that I was sceptical on the whole. Asobi Seksu acoustic? How would that work? Considering the first two albums are chocker full
of multi-layered guitars and the newly released ‘Hush’ is awash with big sounds and sugar coated production it wouldn’t work, would it? The answer is yes and no, the band sound great but you are
left wondering whether some of these tracks really suit the acoustic mould.

It takes a while to acclimatise yourself to the contrast in sound, tracks like ‘Familiar Light’ and ‘Walk On The Moon’ that usually soar into the echelons are now condensed and fragile,
exhibiting a different side to their persona. ‘Gliss’ and ‘Blind Little Rain’ work well as acoustic numbers, Yuki’s haunting vocals are perfectly suited to the minimal arrangements. The acoustic
element allows the music room to breath and the listener to explore aspects perhaps unavailable previously. My only issue is with the BIG songs that somehow seem incomplete without the wall of
sound accompaniment, they feel like they are built to reach that crescendo so when they don’t it’s slightly frustrating.

For the unfamiliar ‘Acoustic At Olympic Studios’ will not endear you to the band and would obviously be a bad place to start. For fans of ‘Hush’ this serves as ideal accompaniment that should be
sought out and persevered with.

by The Music Fix

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Tracklist :

01. Breathe Into Glass

02. Walk On The Moon

03. Meh No Mae

04. New Years

05. Blind Little Rain

06. Urusai Tori

07. Suzanne

08. Gliss

09. Familiar Light

10. Thursday

 

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octobre 13, 2010

Yodelice – Tree of life

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Origine du Groupe : France

Style : Folk , Rock Alternative , Indie

Sortie : 2009

Découvert lors de l’enregistrement de l’émission télévisé de Manu Katché « One Shot Not », votre serviteur a de suite été enthousiasmé par l’univers sombre et mélancolique de Yodelice. Ce nouveau
projet s’inscrit dans une démarche globale aussi bien musicale qu’environnementale et notamment visuelle avec la création d’un personnage lunaire, alter égo de son créateur Maxim Nucci, très
proche des héros énigmatiques de Tim Burton.

Musicalement, Yodelice est un projet aux antipodes de ceux dans lesquels son fondateur avait l’habitude d’officier jusqu’ici. En effet, les principaux faits d’arme de ce dernier -outre un album
solo et la bande originale du film « Alive »- sont d’avoir réalisé et produit les albums d’artistes montés de toutes pièces par la télé réalité (L5 et Jenifer).

Pour ce nouveau projet cathartique, Maxim Nucci est revenu aux fondamentaux et s’est éloigné de cet univers acidulé pour nous gratifier de dix titres pop folk épurés tantôt entraînants
(« Emergency », « Cloud Nine ») mais la plupart du temps, mélancoliques avec comme dénominateur commun, des mélodies toujours entêtantes magnifiquement orchestrées et arrangées. Et pour l’occasion,
Maxime Nucci s’est adjoint les services d’Abraham Laboriel himself, formidable de sobriété derrière ses fûts, et de Sébastien GrandGambe au violoncelle.

A cet égard, le point d’orgue de cet album est sans conteste « The Other Side », pièce de plus de six minutes envoûtantes par l’entremise justement du violoncelle hypnotique de Sébastien Grandgambe
qui vous prend aux tripes. Emotion qui atteint son paroxysme sur le final instrumental au piano « Shadow Boxing », titre mélancolique à souhait sur lequel les auditeurs les plus sensibles
pourraient bien verser leur petite larme.

Au final, « Tree Of Life » est un album qui remporte tous les suffrages aussi bien du public, que des medias qu’ils soient indépendants comme Music Waves ou surtout des grands médias comme en
témoignent la place accordée par ces derniers sur leurs ondes aux singles « Sunday With A Flu » et « Free »… Pour un coup d’essai, « Tree Of Life » est un coup de maître qui ne devrait pas rester sans
suite si on se fie au succès de ce projet. Je désespérais de le voir un jour mais Yodelice a enfin réussi le pari impensable en France qui consiste à faire rimer qualité musicale et succès
commercial !

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Tracklist :

1 – Insanity

2 – Sunday with a Flu

3 – Free

4 – Alone

5 – The other side

6 – Cloud nine

7 – Emergency

8 – Noise

9 – Safe and Scared

10 -Shadow boxing

11 -Tree Of Life

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octobre 9, 2010

Folksafari – La Extraña Ciencia de la Máquina Revolvedora Musical

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Origine du Groupe : Mexico

Style : Alternative Rock , Ska Latino , Folk

Sortie : 2010

Ciudad de México, México. Folksafari lanza su Segundo disco de estudio“La extraña ciencia de la maquina revolvedora musical” experimentando sin limites en mezclas y en eclecticismo puro, logrando
una entrega de lo más completa, llena de energía, sabor y poder. Grabado en México DF con la producción de Leo Añorve, mezclado por Gerardo Pérez Rocha y masterizado en Buenos Aires Argentina por
Andrés Mayo, los integrantes de la banda aseguran haber logrado un buen disco que esperan sea del agrado del publico y la prensa.

Gracias a Folksafari por compartir su música con la Comunidad Sonora.

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Tracklist :

1. Intro

2. TV

3. Margarita

4. Balcat

5. Where Are You From?

6. El Duende

7. Petit Madame

8. China Bonita

 

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octobre 9, 2010

Zefs Chasing Cara – Kneel and you will lose

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Origine du Groupe : U.K

Style : Folk , Experimental , Alternative , Psychedelic

Sortie : 2010

 

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I’m maybe a wee bit late in highlighting this EP, as it was in fact released in February (before this blog even existed), but it’s one of my favourite listens of the year so it’s better late than
never. Kneel And You Will Lose is the second EP by Zefs Chasing Cara, a solo project that is inventive and complex in its inception, but a quite accessible piece of work.

The mainstay of the music is extremely tech guitar playing, but the complexity is not allowed to overtake the songs and instead fuels and caters for the progressive, rousing pieces. The make-up
of the tracks could be compared to house music, with the layering of sounds, building of momentum, and the general crescendo that is reached, and the structure allows for music that would
soundtrack many a great cinematic moment.

There Are two Timelines And In One I Would Regret Not Doing This and Hurtsz Kerb introduce the guitar stylings, some synth sounds and the dance dynamics, before the lo-fi mellow Bru Hit Him
splits the EP well and sets up an ending which blew me away.

It rises and drops several times, with the vocals having a calming effect in the middle, until it can’t be held back any more and the dam breaks allowing the wave of frenetic guitar to burst
through. It is really inspiring stuff and has such an impetus about it.

The final track Cracker Deelosay starts off with similar guitar stylings and more prominent vocals than previous tracks that are slightly unclear but have a definite rallying presence to them.
The song then bursts into what feels like a remix, with synth sounds and voice box taking over proceedings, giving it an almost house music feel. The step up tops off what feels like a massive
forward movement from the start of the EP.

This EP and its predecessor, I’m Gowing, are both available for free download.

by Favourite Son

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Tracklist :

1  – There are two timelines now and in one i would regret not doing this

2 – Hurtsz Kerb

3 – Bru hit him

4 – I.Erkan Urkan

5 – Craker Deelosay

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octobre 8, 2010

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Ali and Toumani

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Origine du Groupe : Mali

Style : Africa Blues , World  Music , Folk

Sortie : 2010

 

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Après avoir enregistré un premier album en duo (In the heart of the Moon), Toumani Diabaté et Ali Farka Touré étaient retournés en studio quelques mois après, pour une nouvelle session
d’enregistrement à Londres. Une intimité artistique entre les deux hommes, rendue vivante grâce à l’album qui sort ces jours-ci, Ali & Toumani.

eux prénoms, deux sons, deux visions qui racontent une même histoire : les grandes épopées du Mali que ces deux musiciens, Ali Farka Touré et Toumani Diabaté, ont largement contribué à diffuser
au-delà de la sous-région depuis les années 1980. C’est cela que célébrait In the heart of the moon, un disque né de leur rencontre autour d’un classique, Kaira. Ce ne devait être qu’un duo, ce
deviendra un enregistrement mythique, le symbole de l’entente parfaite entre le guitariste et le joueur de kora, un dialogue instruit, le temps de trois séances improvisées.

Tant et si bien que le producteur Nick Gold les conviera à Londres un an plus tard, en 2005, afin de creuser au plus profond ce sillon. « Je crois que cet album est plus fort, plus sage et
meilleur… », analyse après-coup Toumani, unique survivant de cette session de trois après-midis londoniens où était également convié le contrebassiste cubain Cachaito Lopez, décédé l’an passé.

Du coup, on ne peut s’empêcher d’écouter Ali & Toumani comme un document-testament musical de la première importance. Certes, mais ce serait réduire la portée de ce moment de grâce que de
l’écouter de cette oreille-là, à savoir le circonscrire à une qualité d’hommage posthume.

Car, au-delà de la mort, Ali & Toumani est une vibrante ode à la vie, l’émouvant témoignage pour l’éternité de moments partagés en toute intimité et sérénité acoustiques où les cordes
sensibles de ces trois maîtres de musiques se mêlent pour ne formuler plus qu’un seul message de paix et de sagesse.

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Tracklist :

1. Ruby

2. Sabu Yerkoy

3. Be Mankan

4. Doudou

5. Warbe

6. Samba Geladio

7. Sina Mory

8. 56

9. Fantasy

10. Machengoidi

11. Kala Djula

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octobre 6, 2010

Viva Tirado – La Indecente

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Origine du Groupe : Spain

Style : Folk , World , Alternative , Rumba , Salsa

Sortie : 2005


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Viva Tirado es una formación mixta en la que predomina la fusión de músicas de muy diverso índole. En el álbum ‘La Indecente’ se pueden encontrar desde temas reggae hasta rumbas, flamenco y
tangos, pasando por el inigualable son cubano. Canciones de sexo, amor y otros menesteres son las que abundan en este disco lleno de ritmo y sobre todo de buen rollo.

Actualmente se encuentran preparando lo que será su próximo disco ‘Rodando las calles’ en el que prometen mantener su inconfundible fusión de estilos añadiendo toques funk, ska ó jazz. Gracias a
la familia de Renombra2 por este disco (incluido arte + letras).

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Tracklist :

01 – Me voy de barras

02 – María Ladrón

03 – Masturbación

04 – Rodando las calles

05 – La Pepi

06 – Droga dura

07 – Que no

08 – La indecente

09 – Tengo el corazón

10 – Mercado negro

11 – Loca

12 – WC

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octobre 3, 2010

The Brunettes – Structure and cosmetics

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Origine du Groupe : New Zeland

Style : Indie , Pop , Psychedelic

Sortie : 2007


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the Brunettes: More guilty of wanton clique infiltration than Ronald Miller, the geek-turned-chic from the campy ‘80s masterstroke Can’t Buy Me Love. With enough Spector pop instrumentation and
lyrical bullcrap (“I wanna be Jimmy Dean / ‘Cause he was bad / A human ashtray in a Jag”) to dry out and fertilize the Tucson lawns our hero Ronald power-mowed, the Brunettes weren’t content with
merely crashing the E6 / Ann Arbor-Detroit indie party—they wanted to filch the scene’s socialites and host next weekend’s gala at their place.

But here’s the rub: It worked. Partly because the Auckland, New Zealand duo are quite adroit at emulating the sonic approach of said peers, bands like Apples in Stereo and Saturday Looks Good to
Me. And partly because the Brunettes are self-aware of their fetish for U.S. pop culture (“It’s no secret that when I sing,” chief songwriter Jonathan Bree confesses in “The Moon in June Stuff,
“I like to sound American”). In “Summer Love,” Heather Mansfield croons, “And when it hits December / I want a love to remember,” leaving one to scratch their head over an apparent seasonal
mix-up before realizing, well, they are from New Zealand.

The husband / wife team of Bree and Mansfield finally penetrated indie’s inner sanctum in 2005, nabbing tour dates with the Shins and inking a deal with U.S. independent giant Sub Pop. A
recording stint at the most faddish of indie haunts then followed (Portland, Oregon), resulting in the twosome’s third LP, Structure & Cosmetics.

Desperate quests for upper crust acceptance are only absolved by what the individual finally does with their newfound rank. If you’re Ronald Miller, you lob shitbombs at best bud Kenneth Wurman’s
house. If you’re the Brunettes, you deem the classic, three-minute, get-in / state-your-peace / get-out pop gem—a staple on your two previous releases—too confining (seven of nine tracks check in
at four minutes plus), trading in your lo-fi leanings for woah!-fi puffery. I’m still trying to decide which is the more egregious of the two.

The overwrought, choir-like vocals on “Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth” is nothing more than Polyphonic Spree apery. The approach is repeated at the onset of “Stereo (Mono Mono)” before
withdrawing quickly, allowing for other recording mishaps to take the fore: Mansfield and Bree’s cringey, we-just-discovered-stereophonic-sound! exchanges and a rather drawn-out, sodden coda.

Bree’s compositions are always heavy with texture, but the high points on Structure & Cosmetics emerge when the song’s thick fabric doesn’t fully swaddle its brio: “Small Town Crew,” the
guitar picking and Mansfield’s poignant vocals calling to mind vast swaths of the Sarah Records catalogue, and “Obligatory Road Song,” where the layers of multi-tracking never sap the track’s
roseate energy.

There’s also less pop culture moseying: fewer mentions of Gidget, the fun-fun-fun Brian Wilson, ‘57 Chevys, and Rebel Without a Cause-inspired jaunts to the planetarium. On previous efforts,
“Wall Poster Star” would be treated as a honeyed hosanna to the day’s American idols; on Structure & Cosmetics, it’s noticeably darker: over a reverb-drenched melody, Mansfield touches upon
stardom’s frailties with a chorus of, “Down, down they come / Wall poster star.” And “Credit Card Mail Order” finds Bree covering rather doleful themes in his customary throaty manner: “You
bought in / And you sold out / But girl you need love.”

Structure & Cosmetics is the sound of an act attaining in-crowd status, and then quickly illustrating both sonic and lyrical maturity to justify the open-arms acceptance. We don’t expect the
Brunettes to be retreating to Ronald Miller-like obscurity any time soon, but a slight return would be welcome.

by Ryan Foley

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Tracklist :

1 Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth 4:15

2 Stereo (Mono Mono) 5:03

3 Her Hairagami Set 4:39

4 Credit Card Mail Order 4:11

5 Obligatory Road Song 4:13

6 Small Town Crew 3:53

7 If You Were Alien 4:28

8 Wall Poster Star 3:35

9 Structure and Cosmetics 4:35

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septembre 30, 2010

Avalon Blues – A Tribute To The Music Of Mississippi John Hurt

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Origine du Groupe : V.A

Style : Blues , Folk , Country , Alternative Rock

Sortie : 2001


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Avalon Blues est un album hommage à la musique de Mississippi John Hurt, le célèbre bluesman.

Ben Harper y interprète Sliding Delta à la guitare. Pour lui, sans Mississippi John Hurt, il n’aura jamais fait de musique, son influence est très importante chez Ben Harper.

Dans cet album on peut retrouver également Taj Mahal ou encore Beck.

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Tracklist :

1. Frankie &  Albert – Chirs Smither

2. Avalon, My Home Town – Bruce Cockburn

3. Angels Laid Him Away – Lucinda Williams

4. Here Am I, Oh Lord, Send Me – Alvin Youngblood Hart

5. Candy Man – Steve & Justin Earle

6. Monday Morning Blues – Peter Case & Dave Alvin

7. Sliding Delta – Ben Harper

8. Chicken – Geoff Muldaur (with Jenni & Claire Muldaur)

9. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor – Mark Selby

10. Stagolee – Beck

11. Since I’ve Laid My Burden Down – Victoria Williams

12. Pay Day – Bill Morrissey

13. My Creole Belle – Taj Mahal

14. Beulah Land – Gillian Welch

15. I’m Satisfied – John Hiatt

 

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septembre 30, 2010

The Super Guitar Trio and Friends (Full Live Concert)

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Origine du Groupe : North America , France

Style : Folk , Jazz Manouche , Guitar

Sortie : 2005
 

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This concert was recorded May 24, 1990 at Nightstage in Cambridge, Massachusetts for an evening of extraordinary acoustic music. Special guest guitarist featured is Chris Carrington.

Songs include: P.S.P., Mediterranean Sundance, Tango Suite For Two Guitars and more.

Al Dimeola, Larry Coryell and Bireli Lagrene perform many selections including « P.S.P., » « Mediterranean Sundance, » and « Tango Suite for Two Guitars. »

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I love these types of DVDs. A few years back I saw a concert that was similar to this: « Friday Night In San Francisco » It was amazing live. This DVD brought back memories of the show and CD I
bought. Of course this was a different line up, I saw Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, and John McLaughin oh and a little known axe player at the time Steve Morse I guess it was more than a few years
ago. Anyway I digress back to this lineup, great sound, all acoustic mic,and furiously fast. This frentic trio had me hypnotized from the opening salvo of guitar splendor. This lineup included Al
Di Meola, Larry Coryell, and Bireli Lagrene. If you love Guitar fireworks at blazing speed, but always in key and in time you will love this accoustic masterpiece. They cover Coryell, Return to
Forever, Chick Corea, and Astor Piazzolla tunes and a few Di Meola classics. Its short, sweet, blazing, hypnotic and totally worth the price. If you have any interest in classical guitar, or
acoustic speedstering this the DVD for you. I wish more stuff like this were available.

by GLENN LEVY « DVD collector » 

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Line up :

Al Di Meola

Larry Coryell

Bereli Lagrene

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septembre 29, 2010

Hola A Todo El Mundo – Hola A Todo El Mundo

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Origine du Groupe : Spain

Style : Alternative Folk , Experimental

Sortie : 2010


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From Official Myspace :

Tomando prestado el titulo de un poema de Walt Whitman como nombre de la banda, Hola a todo el mundo nace en la primavera del año 2006. Ensayando en casa, rodeados de instrumentos, dan forma a
sus primeras composiciones. Canciones largas, llenas de diferentes pasajes, que como un viaje progresan de forma cambiante para nunca volver atrás. « Un luz que nos guía para encontrar la única
verdad del espíritu », como ellos mismos explican en sus letras, un tanto proféticas, mezcla de fabulas o cuentos agoreros. En el año 2007 graban su primera maqueta en los estudios Heatroom de
Madrid. Y un año mas tarde debutan en la Sala Sol como teloneros del grupo sueco Club 8. Comienza así su andadura en directo, tocando, con tal solo un puñado de canciones en myspace, en el
Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid, en el Wintercase 2008, o en el Primavera Sound 2009, entre otros. En abril de 2009 fueron elegidos por la revista Mondo Sonoro como una de las tres
mejores bandas madrileñas debutantes. Ese mismo año fueron galardonados por los premios Pop-Eye 2009 como mejor grupo Folk del año. Desde Noviembre 2009, Hola a todo el mundo cuentan con oficina
propia, Producciones Disonantes, con quien han cerrado acuerdos de representación, contratación, y producción de conciertos. El 8 de Marzo de este año saldrá a la venta su esperado primer disco,
producido por Luca Petricca en Reno Studios (Madrid). Autoeditado en su propio sello, HATEM Prayer Team, y distribuido por Popstock.

Tracklist :

01 – Choose your own Adventure Part 1

02 – A movement between these two

03 – Hatem prayer team

04 – Making your num your best friend

05 – Choose your own Adventure Part 2

06 – Amor fati

07 – Current road

08 – Inuit

09 – The past and the son

10 – Golden sound

 

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