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Shugo Tokumaru "In Focus?" 

 

Imagine John Lennon singing in Japanese. 

 

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I'm looking forward to this one which is dropping tomorrow. Here's a link which includes all of the songs streaming:

 

http://www.npr.org/2013/01/20/169520467/first-listen-rudresh-mahanthappa-gamak

 

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When alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa was considered a "rising star" among jazz bookers and critics, and not quite a full-blown headliner, he led a very good quartet. It featured pianist Vijay Iyer before he, too, found himself on magazine covers; its engine was propelled by a classic combination of double bass and drums. Since the last quartet record in 2006, Mahanthappa has toured with a lot of different bands: They have names like the Dakshina Ensemble, and the Indo-Pak Coalition, and Samdhi, and Apex, and the Jack DeJohnette Group. All of those experiences seem to be stuffed into his new quartet album, Gamak.

It's a somewhat different quartet. Filling the piano chair is guitarist Dave Fiuczynski, a colleague from Jack DeJohnette's band who's also done deep studies of non-Western systems; he once founded a band called Screaming Headless Torsos, if that tells you anything. But it also returns Francois Moutin (acoustic bass) and Dan Weiss (drums) from the previous band, and as dynamic as they get, the foundations and sonorities they generate are of anchoring comfort, especially in music as complex as this. The sum effect is of surfing on an information overload without drowning in it.

If you think about it from a remove, you can hear a lot of Gamak in the improvised music of some 40 to 50 years ago. John Coltrane was accommodating South Asian modes and scales within a virtuosic style that was uniquely his own. Miles Davis was finding places for rock-influenced electric guitarists like John McLaughlin in his bands and recordings. And the impact of composer-improvisers like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler spurred many to rethink the ways they wrote music and blew over it.

The personal integration of Indian music, the "three seconds and you know who's playing" saxophone, the double-necked guitar and all that it implies, the homegrown approaches to composition: That's all in this record. But that history isn't really what you think of here, and Mahanthappa got to this point through his own 21st-century pathways anyway. There's too much immediate impact, too much that feels like the proggy present.

At the end of the first track, "Waiting Is Forbidden," the microphone picks up a bit of studio chatter from Mahanthappa. He knows the band has hit a sweet spot; a convergence of redline intensity, driving funk and a distinct way of expressing a blues inflection. "That was pretty smokin'," he says. "Let's listen to it."

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Shugo Tokumaru "In Focus?" 

 

Imagine John Lennon singing in Japanese. 

 

 

That was an interesting video. It must've taken a lot of work to make! I couldn't understand a word, but it did sound like John Lennon singing in Japanese. Thanks for the link.

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Well, it's Tuesday. I've been checking MOG, and lots of stuff mentioned in this thread is officially released today and online now. beerchug.gif

 

Here's one that hasn't been mentioned that is out today:

 

 

Kris Kristofferson - Feeling Mortal (2013)

 

Here's a review:

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/167457-kris-kristofferson-feeling-mortal/

post #35 of 297

That's a very nice review of the Kris Kristofferson album. I will have to check it out, didn't even know it was coming.

 

I think that January overall has been a very decent month. I have been listening to a handful of albums that I really liked and if it continues this way, it will by the end of the year turn out to be 60 albums, let's see what happens..

 

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This one was released yesterday. Biffy Clyro - Opposites.  The sixth studio album by Scottish post hardcore band. With a more polished sound than before, I think there's even bagpipes on this one, maybe some haggish too. It is actually a double CD, a conceptual album. I think if they had been a bit more picky and just cut a one CD album it could have been really good but there's just too many average songs, but also some good tunes to chant along to...they do sound like Foo Fighters with a Scottish accent and maybe I will understand the the conceptual part better after more listening time..


Edited by Jupiterknight - 1/29/13 at 12:26pm
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Just released today.  The History Of Apple Pie's first album "Out Of View"  A bunch of pretty youngsters from London that once again are giving us the dream pop sound from the 90's/late 80's, but they do indeed do it very well and to me it is a very appreciable experience to encounter this wonderful debut album from these young guns/gals and it gives me plenty of hope for the future for those who just wants to hear and/or play some distorted, beautiful and layered guitars accompanied by a distant female vocal. Absolutely great songwriting skills as well.. For those who like dream pop/power pop/ shoegaze, then dig into the sound of 2013 that some of us may have have heard before, but a repeat is always great particular when it is excellent...

 

Songs to hear and more details about this album can actually be found right here..

 

http://lamusicblog.com/2013/01/review/the-history-of-apple-pie-out-of-view/

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The third studio release from one of my favorite downtempo producers, Emancipator.  "Dusk to Dawn" is the second release on his newly formed Loci records.  after a quick listen, I have to say it is another hit from this producer.  Nothing groundbreaking, but 10 more solid groves with lots of live instruments in the mix!  Preview and download at band camp:

 

http://locirecords.bandcamp.com/album/dusk-to-dawn

 

If yo are a fan, also look out for the first release on Loci,  "Drum Therapy" by Tor released in Dec. 

 

edit: Listening to it again now through my LCD-2s (first listen was in my truck driving).  Should have known better to make an opinion based on that...  Definately a step forward from previous releases.  gs1000.gif


Edited by pelli - 1/29/13 at 8:15pm
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The third studio release from one of my favorite downtempo producers, Emancipator.  "Dusk to Dawn" is the second release on his newly formed Loci records.  after a quick listen, I have to say it is another hit from this producer.  Nothing groundbreaking, but 10 more solid groves with lots of live instruments in the mix!  Preview and download at band camp:

 

http://locirecords.bandcamp.com/album/dusk-to-dawn

 

If yo are a fan, also look out for the first release on Loci,  "Drum Therapy" by Tor released in Dec. 

 

edit: Listening to it again now through my LCD-2s (first listen was in my truck driving).  Should have known better to make an opinion based on that...  Definately a step forward from previous releases.  gs1000.gif

 

 

I got the free preview track "Minor Cause" from that one a couple weeks ago. Thanks for reminding me the album is out now. I listened to the whole thing on Bandcamp and I've put that one on my "to purchase" list... beerchug.gifk701smile.gif

post #39 of 297

Tomahawk - Oddfellows

 

Been waiting on this for awhile. Fills the 4th spot in my Eponymous to Anonymous box. Different from the rest of Tomahawk's stuff but is still very, very good. I love Mike Patton. 

 

Bought the LPs from my local record store recently and even bought the 7" single. Why not? It was $5.

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New album by Foxygen released on Jan. 22th.  "We Are The 21st Century's  Ambassador's Of Peace And Magic". Their second album I believe.

 

Pure 70's, late 60's retro inspired sound and plenty of references  aka "20th Century Man" which was a song by The Kinks way back in the 20th century. So for those who have the time, a particular DOB combined with a huge record collection which can be an advantage to be able to pick out all the many references lyric/musical style that Foxygen's manages to squeeze in each and every song then this album could absolutely be a fun ride. I will say If anyone love's VU it is a must and 'have a cuppa of tea" to blend with this..

 

All this being said.. Even without fulfilling any of these requirement I actually believe it is a very refreshing and entertaining album and another one to arrive early this year and let's see where it stands by the end of the year. I bet it will receive some decent reviews..

 

 

I'm just getting around to this one today, and I'm definitely impressed! Good call. Thanks for pointing it out. Here's a review from Pitchfork:

 

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17552-we-are-the-21st-century-ambassadors-of-peace-magic/

 

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post #41 of 297

http://brujosbowl.bandcamp.com/album/mother-natures-nipple, released Jan.13, 2013.

 

 

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Not as good as some of his other stuff, but still worth a listen!


Edited by beatfreak - 1/30/13 at 2:16pm
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Today I have been listening to this new album by German indietronica musician/genious Ulrich Schnauss, I really hope that spelled his last name correctly..

 

" A Long Way To Fail" is the title. It is very likely a bit too melodic or upbeat for many "die hard" electronica fans, but I really enjoy the layering and all the details he mixed in each song. 

 

Lovely album and works very well with headphones

 

Here's a review that captures the essential very well.  http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/01/album-review-ulrich-schnauss-a-long-way-to-fall/


Edited by Jupiterknight - 1/30/13 at 6:10pm
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Today I have been listening to this new album by German indietronica musician/genious Ulrich Schnauss, I really hope that spelled his last name correctly..

 

" A Long Way To Fail" is the title. It is very likely a bit too melodic or upbeat for many "die hard" electronica fans, but I really enjoy the layering and all the details he mixed in each song. 

 

Lovely album and works very well with headphones

 

Here's a review that captures the essential very well.  http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/01/album-review-ulrich-schnauss-a-long-way-to-fall/

I am a "die hard" electronica fan and I have loved this guy from the beginning, I can't wait to check this album out. Thanks for the heads up!

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I am a "die hard" electronica fan and I have loved this guy from the beginning, I can't wait to check this album out. Thanks for the heads up!

 

You're welcome. I really enjoy it and I believe that it is also an excellent album to start out with for those who aren't really acquainted with Ulrich Schnauss and his universe and then take it from there.

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New album by Foxygen released on Jan. 22th.  "We Are The 21st Century's  Ambassador's Of Peace And Magic". Their second album I believe.

 

Pure 70's, late 60's retro inspired sound and plenty of references  aka "20th Century Man" which was a song by The Kinks way back in the 20th century. So for those who have the time, a particular DOB combined with a huge record collection which can be an advantage to be able to pick out all the many references lyric/musical style that Foxygen's manages to squeeze in each and every song then this album could absolutely be a fun ride. I will say If anyone love's VU it is a must and 'have a cuppa of tea" to blend with this..

 

All this being said.. Even without fulfilling any of these requirement I actually believe it is a very refreshing and entertaining album and another one to arrive early this year and let's see where it stands by the end of the year. I bet it will receive some decent reviews..

 

I've been really slammed at work, so I'm just catching up on some listening now.  I *love* this album.  These guys are passionate and having fun--and it's fun picking out out everything they steal.  You'd think this would be an unlistenable pastiche of the 60's and 70's, but these guys are like civet cats--half digesting the music and excreting a better version. smily_headphones1.gif  It's worth keeping an eye on JAGJAGUWAR, their label--since they also released the superb Sharon Van Etten album, Tramp, last year. 


Edited by Barry S - 2/1/13 at 7:32am
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