Jose Gonzalez’s Vestiges and Claws

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Seven years after he produced his last album, Jose Gonzalez, a Swedish-Argentinean singer and songwriter has returned with a dark and essential piece. His first two albums were soft and embodied folk rock to categorise Jose Gonzalez alongside other singers like Elliot Smith and Nick Drake. “Vestiges and Claws” is armed with experimental arrangements and ...

Django Django – ‘Born Under Saturn’ LP

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Django Django's follow up to their widely acclaimed self-titled 2012 debut album is nothing close to disappointing. If anything, 'Born Under Saturn' is more of a reflection of their true self than the first. This does not necessarily mean that it is better - because they differ in many aspects - but it is definitely ...

Dawn Richard – Blackheart review

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Blackheart is a Dawn Richard’s suite-laced sweep album that is highly dense and charismatic, blended with his emotional and musical bedrock and sweet solo voice. Blackheart is the sophomore album of some sort of trilogy that began with his 2013’s Goldenheart, portraying its predecessors violent imagery integrated with a diverse approach to R & B ...

Yumi Zouma’s EP Collection

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Yumi Zouma are among the best prospects in regards to grinding pop, producing music that favours dance domains than any other genre. The three individuals who reside in three continents, namely: Oceania, Europe and North America have released music that has awarded them with a strong fan base. These e-collaborators work far apart from each ...

The best places to hear folk in London

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When spending time in London, you will want to check out the Folk Music scene. There are plenty of places you can go to hear classic folk songs and their more modern adaptations. Some venues offer food during or before events, while others have a cover charge on live music nights. Check out the locations ...

Hot chip – why make sense?

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Whether sat at your laptop furiously writing assignments, just back from the club but not yet ready for the night to end, entering the eighth monotonous hour of the drive or simply chilling at home on Sunday afternoon, the sixth studio-produced offering from Hot Chip, "Why Make Sense?", provides the by turns motivating, soothing and ...

Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs review

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Jim O’Rourke was a household name in electronic music and indie rock in the late 1990s to the mid-2000s. He assured quality music whenever his name was associated with a particular record and was heavily involved in some of the best works in electronic music and indie rock. For example, he collaborated with artists such ...

The best indie or folk bands in the UK

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While taste in music can be very subjective and defining the 'best' difficult, most fans of Indies/folk music music will recognize some of the greats that are still stirring the vibes in the hearts of fans all over the United Kingdom. Narrowing it down to just five top UK Indies/folk bands was demanding yet delicious work. ...

The weirdest music instruments in the world

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Guitars, drums, saxophone, clarinet, violin, piano… yes, we all heard of these music instruments. But what about the ones either used only in certain geographical regions or promoted only for specific, odd music genres, which sometimes are a mix of many genres combined in an abstract way. This is a list of the weirdest music instruments that ...

Music genres you must listen to

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It’s fair to say that every one of us has a favourite music genre. We might, sometimes, “cheat” on it, and listen to something new, fresh, and we may or may not end up loving it. In our childhood, teenage years and onto adulthood, we can find ourselves listening to music styles extremely opposite to one ...

The most inspiring music quotes ever

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Big names, artists, personalities have a say in our lives. No matter if we fall in love with their art, painting or songs, what they say and what they can teach us from their experience is immeasurable. Therefore, here are a few of the strongest quotes coming from those who have shaped the world with their ...

Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, girl Review

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Norwegian singer and songwriter Jenny Hval is what we dub ‘non-conformist.’ Her new album Apocalypse, girl is certainly unconventional and provocative. Much like her previous album Innocence is Kinky, which she released in 2013, she continues to speak her mind in a way that is quite telling of her strong and opinionated stance on issues ...

Best Coast’s California Nights

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California Nights is Best Coast’s latest album after their debut album “Crazy for You”, the mini album titled “Fade away” that attempted to reposition their lead singer, Bethany Cosentino as a stripped down singer and songwriter. Their third album was titled “The Only Place”, was released in 2012. Their latest album lays emphasis on her ...

Top 3 music books to read

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Reading about art will never be the same as enjoying it, seeing it or listening to it. But sometimes, words of wisdom written by experts in the industry can help us cultivate our passion even more. Therefore, here are the top 3 music books you should read regardless if you plan on becoming the next Roger ...

Floating Points – Elaenia review

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In an interview, Sam Shepherd explained that he named his debut album as “Floating Points” after a dream. This album has an excellent collection of songs and is built up from his 2011 EP titled “Shadows”, the house track “Sparkling Controversy” and last year’s “Nuits Sonores and Nectarines 12-inch. Shepherd has always been keen on ...

DJ Koze – DJ-Kicks review

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In his youthful years of 1980’s Koze has been a highly competitive hip-hop DJ. The Hamburg-based producer, DJ Koze offers a highly unusual breathtaking collision of the precise and the blissful. In his albums, remixes and singles, the highly immersive sensation of psychedelia and shoegaze meet his pointillist precision of some little techno. While his ...

Club cheval – Discipline

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Club Cheval, consisting of Myd, Sam Tiba, Panteros666 and Canblaster, is clearly on a hot streak. The French quartet mixes traditional guitars and pianos with new wave synthesizers and machines to create an innovative combination of Pop, R&B and House music. Their music takes you on a journey through the human experience and you guessed it: ...

Tame Impala – “Currents” LP

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After the 2012 release of "Lonerism" LP, universal critics and music enthusiasts assumed that psychedelic rock act Tame Impala could not possibly go any higher. Many believed that Tame Impala had hit its prime and it would be a downhill slide from then henceforth. (more…)