söndag 11 november 2018

Vecka 46-47

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Vera Sola 


Här kommer så en ny lista med en som vanligt ganska stor blandning av musikstilar. Två akter är från Holland och Belgien och dessutom en från var Norge och Sverige.
Dan Aykroids dotter gör en intressant debut på nr 3. Ett rutinerat gäng är The Nightingales på plats 5. Sång nr 6 är gjord av en artist som tyvärr inte finns med oss längre, Richard Swift.  Svenske Lars Bygdén har givit ut ett album som bygger på hans frus alldeles för tidiga död i cancer och sorgearbetet. Listan avslutas med Cloud Nothings lååånga låt. Jag hoppas ni ger den en chans rakt igenom, även om den verkar stå och hacka i mitten av låten.

1 Greg Hawks (US)  is an American musician best known as the keyboardist for the rock band The Cars. interviewed about the title song I think it’s time:  I wanted to write a personal meditation—something that might inspire a feeling of inner quiet, calm, and reflection in the listener. My goal was to make the song to make you feel the way you do when you’re taking a walk in the woods, or standing on an empty beach, or sitting on your rooftop and listening to the wind. We spend so much of our lives either regretting something that has already happened or worrying about what the future holds. It’s something that I’ve struggled with a lot. Blasted.com

2 Whispering Sons (BEL) Whispering Sons are a 5 piece band from Brussels who blend ominous atmospheric sounds with a deep, new age drive, and they happen to be releasing their debut album Image. The debut album “Image” opens with “Stalemate”, which blends a Joy Division-esque bassline and energy with modern psych-punk. One thing that is apparent straight off the bat is that each member of this band knows their role perfectly within the song. “No Time” is next, which is another slow builder until a melodic bassline comes in to flow around the industrial sounding drums and odd timings. Blog.kycker.net

3 Vera Sola  (US) (bild ovan) Danielle Aykroyd is Vera Sola; a poet, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. A self-described drifter, Aykroyd has worked on a number of projects over the years with other artists; including touring with singer-songwriter Elvis Perkins, writing film scores, and creating music for theater productions and performance art pieces. When she did perform solo; she donned a pseudonym and chose dimly-lit settings where she could remain anonymous. But in 2017, something shifted. Assured of her own vocal and instrumental abilities, Aykroyd was suddenly compelled to record and perform her own music.Her debut album is called "Shades". OBS! Danielle is daughter to Dan Aykroid.  

4 The Kryng (NL) Out of nowhere comes The Kryng! Three jinxed no-good guys with an insatiable appetite for great popsongs. On bass there’s Peter Kroes (The Keefmen, Low Point Drains) and on drums there’s Arjan Spies (Mark & the Spies, The Kik), but their ace in the hole is singer/guitarist Mark ten Hoor (The No-Goods), a craftsman extraordinair when it comes to writing catchy and powerful songs.
Take a wholelotta 60’s garagepop, some 70’s punk, a handful of 90's indie-grunge-rock and mix them together and there you have it: The Kryng!
5 The Nightingales (UK) Perish the thought är bandets 10:e album. They are a UK post-punk/alternative rock band formed in 1979 in BirminghamEngland by four members of Birmingham's original punk group The Prefects who had been part of The Clash's 'White Riot Tour', recorded a couple of Peel Sessions, released a 45 on Rough Trade and, years after splitting up, had a retrospective CD released by New York indie label Acute Records. Described in John Robb's definitive book on 'post punk' Death To Trad Rock as "The misfits' misfits" and comprising an ever-fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early '80s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – "Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans". Wiki. This band still rock like Captain Beefheart and the Velvet Underground It’s difficult to explain them. Louderthanwar
6 Richard Swift (US) On the final and best album from the acclaimed producer and overlooked singer/songwriter, a new intensity and urgency line even the most upbeat songs.  The Hex, the final album Swift completed before he died from causes related to alcohol addiction, is no different in its grim scope: He’s said goodbye to us before, but it’s rarely felt so definitive. Here is some sprawling psych-pop (“Broken Finger Blues”).  Pitchfork

7 Blue Orchids (UK) Manchester underdogs lead by Martin Bramah release yet another work of under-stated, under-rated, under the radar genius says Ged Babey as he enters the hip priesthood and Castle Perilous. This is a fucking brilliant album! You must excuse me I’m not used to being taken seriously  I blame Joy Division.  Good band but humourless and too serious. Blue Orchids should have been and should be as lauded and loved by as many people as they are. Like their splinter-band the Fall, from my southern perspective Blue Orchids seemed to personify Manchester, or to be more specific, Salford and it’s matchstick people: the dry humour, the drugs, arty pretensions, musical ambition and single-mindedness. 
About the song Get Brahma: A riff on Get Carter and a great faux movie theme played by a funky garage band. Louderthanwar.com

8 Lars Bygdén (SWE)  Ett farväl, men också en startpunkt för ett nytt liv. På sitt kommande fjärde soloalbum Dark Companion tar Lars Bygdén avsked från sin hustru som gick bort förra året. – Det är en naken inblick i en becksvart process fram till det oundvikliga slutet. Men det är också en start för Lars och hans barn i det nya livet. Albumet är Bygdéns hittills mest omskakande men samtidigt hans mest innerliga, hälsas det i ett pressmeddelande. Skivan har sedan dess förföljt mig genom hela den svåra tid som ledde fram till Ulrikas död. Jag tror att jag på många sätt använt skivan som en tillflyktsort där jag sökt skydd när verkligheten känts för svår. Jag har gjort om och gjort om och inte vågat släppa taget. Jag inser nu att det kanske var så att jag inte kunde släppa taget om skivan förrän jag släppt iväg Ulrika." GAFFA

9 Dylan Mondegreen (NOR)  the new single by Norwegian singer songwriter 'Børge Sildnes', who has written under the 'Dylan Mondegreen' pseudonym for many years now. 'A Place in the Sun' is his new single, and it's taken from his 5th album, a process which started with his 2007 release 'While I Walk You Home' through to his last 'Every Little Step' album which was offered 2 years ago. Nordicmusicreview

10 Cloud Nothings (UK)  Jaded, nihilistic, and heavy: Dylan Baldi leads his band into one of the most self-immolating and intense albums of his career. As always, Baldi is one of indie rock’s great sloganeers, a lyricist with a gift for mantras that read like they’ve been inked across two fists. It begins with “Dissolution”, an 11-minute centerpiece that evolves from a desperate plea into a slow-moving yet focused meditation before erupting into unhinged mayhem. COS /Pitchfork

Som vanligt har ni två veckor på er att lyssna på dessa tio alster. Era poäng ska vara 
inlämnade senast söndag 25 november kl 20.00. Här är länken

Emma Ruth Rundle vann med en noslängd



Tre låtar kom jämsides i toppen, men då fick målfotot avgöra till Emma Ruth Rundles
(bild ovan) förmån, då hon hade de starkaste honnörerna, dvs en sexa och två femmor. Krakensthlm
skriver om Emma: "Emma är en av de musiker får ljudet att tränga in i venerna så att blodet tar smak och sinnet flyr verkligheten. Hennes senaste släpp Marked for Death är den perfekta uppföljaren efter debuten " Bra beskrivet tycker jag. Emma spelade i både
Norge och Sverige förra helgen och jag hade tyvärr inte koll på att hon skulle uppträda
förra söndagen.
Delad tvåa kom powerpoparen Paul Collins från gamla goa The Beat (amerikanska 
The Beat alltså och han delade denna med underbara sångerskan Laura Gibson.
Två av de tre som går vidare är tjejer. Lite symptomatiskt, för är det inte väldigt många
fina kvinnliga artister nu för tiden. 

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Control
Emma Ruth Rundle
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In and out of my head
Paul Collins
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Tenderness
Laura Gibson
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New birth in New England
Phosphorescent
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The Rattle Within
Richard Thompson
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Dark stains
Exploded View
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2
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1
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World’s crazy
Roisin Murphy
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Over the hill
John Hiatt
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Work for arseholes
Peter Bibby
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1
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Volva
Jacco Gardner
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