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  • Arpeggio of the Cave

    25 maj 2012, 15:58 av wildthingsmusic

  • Wind Through the Window by MAX AND THE WILD THINGS

    20 dec 2011, 20:33 av wildthingsmusic

  • favourite albums of 2010

    26 dec 2010, 13:45 av changeable

    1. Adam Haworth Stephens – We live on cliffs
    2. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
    3. Joe Pug– Messenger
    4. Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues
    5. The National– high violet
    6. Possessed By Paul James – Feed the Family
    7. Delta Spirit – History from below
    8. Deer Tick– the black dirt sessions
    9. Dylan LeBlanc – pauper's field
    10.The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang

    Almost:

    I am Oak - On Claws
    Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three - Riverboat Soul
    Daniel Norgen - Horrifying Death-eating Spider
    The Fox Hunt - Long way to go
    Pete Molinari - Train Bound for Glory
    The Walkmen - Lisbon
    Beach House - Teen Dream
    Born Ruffians - Say It
    Villagers - Becoming a Jackal
    Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice
    Trampled by Turtles - Palomino
    Giant Sand - Blurry Blue Mountain
    Patrick Park - Come What Will
  • Best of 2009

    23 dec 2009, 22:28 av changeable

    1. Felice brothers – Yonder is the clock
    2. Deer tick – Born on flag day
    3. Justin Townes Earle – Midnight at the movies
    4. Mumford & Sons – Sigh no more
    5. Robert Francis – Before Nightfall
    6. Gregory Alan Isakov – This empty northern hemisfere
    7. Austin Lucas – Somebody Loves You
    8. Aa bondy – When the devil’s loose
    9. Dawes – North Hills
    10. Elvis Perkins – In Dearland

    Best EP: Adam Stephens – Vile Affections
    Best Various: Dark was the night

    And random rest:
    11. Huck Notari – Very long dream
    12. The low anthem
    13. Frank turner – Poetry of the deed
    14. M. Ward – Hold Time
    15. The Veils – Sun Gangs
    16. Slaid cleaves – Everythink you love will be taken away
    17. Avett brothers – I and love and you
    18. Langhorne slim – Be Set Free
    19. The Duke & the King – Nothing Gold Can stay
    20. richmond fontaine - We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River
    21. Fanfarlo – Reservoir
    22. Dan Mangan – Nice, Nice Very Nice
    23. Andrew Bird – Noble Beast
    24. Vetiver – Tight Knit
    25. Anthony Da Costa - Not Afraid Of Nothing
    26. Wilco – Wilco (the album)
  • CD: Editors - An End Has A Start (2007)

    16 jul 2007, 19:40 av bedroomdance

    An End Has A Start
    Alternative/Indie/Lo-Fi




    "I won't disappoint you" sings Tom Smith on the title track of Editors’ new album, An End Has A Start, and you know what? He’s right. After receiving huge success through their critically acclaimed debut album, The Back Room, Editors returned this year with their second LP. To follow a Mercury Music Award nominated debut album would prove difficult, but Editors have done it, and done it well. In fact, the only thing that An End Has A Start lacks is the occasional bland and rather dull moments found on the second half of The Back Room.

    The quartet, originally from Birmingham, formed while they studied Music Technology at university. They immediately found success after the release of their first single on record label, Kitchenware. The voice of their lead singer, Tom Smith, has been compared to Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, who became an icon in the late 70’s. The comparison undeniably stems from the lo-fi sound Editors have managed to revive, and their ability to enchant and send a chill down the spine of every listener.

    An End Has A Start is full of haunting melodies, and is completely different to the tedious ‘indie’ churned out by many of today’s NME-hyped artists. Although guitar, bass and drums have a significant role in each track, the inclusion of piano and layered vocals make the songs even more overwhelming when listened to. Unlike many albums produced nowadays, one can listen through the album without getting bored due to the diversity of the tracks; there are slower songs such as ‘Well Worn Hand’, and more upbeat tunes such as ‘Bones’.

    And it seems as if the UK music scene agrees. Their new single, the fantastic ‘The Racing Rats’ is being played continuously on radio stations, MTV2 and the like, and the first single to be taken from the album, ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’, reached No. 7 in the charts - the highest chart position achieved by the band so far. Editors are of the best bands around today - fact. Indie fans, I guarantee that a listen to this album will be an entirely different experience, and one that you will enjoy.

    "We just try to make music that gives us a buzz and makes the hairs on the back of our necks raise, and I think that as long as we’re still doing that, it’ll be all right."- Tom Smith
  • CD: Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position (2007)

    30 jan 2007, 21:48 av bedroomdance

    The Magic Position
    Alternative/Pop/Folktronica




    Patrick Wolf has come a long way. Leaving his South London home at 16, his turbulent teenage years allowed his unique musical concepts to develop beyond his juvenile experimentation on violin, organ and tape-recorder. Metaphorically maturing from a cub to a wolf, Patrick additionally mastered the harp, harpsichord, guitar, piano, autoharp, Theremin, ukulele and viola. Over time, his voice also acquired a powerful, yet unsettling quality. As expected, he landed a record deal and released his highly-successful first album at the tender age of 19.

    It therefore comes as no surprise that his third album, featuring guest vocals by Marianne Faithfull and Edward Larrikin, is as breathtakingly creative as his two preceding records. The first single to be lifted, ‘Accident & Emergency’, was released in late 2006, and flawlessly illustrates Patrick’s inventive flair for song-writing. The harmonious riff is decorated with dissonance which as a result produces an agreeable fuse of electronica and folk. Other highlights include: ‘Magpie’, a disconcerting balance of elegant vocals and atmospheric violin playing, ‘Augustine’, which boasts lyrics that are both captivating and tuneful, and the forthcoming single ‘Bluebells’, which incorporates Wolf’s trademark piano chords amid a pulsating bass.

    People of late fail to appreciate the quirky and whimsical; however in all honesty would they be able to count on two hands the sum of artists that have released three remarkable albums by the age of 23?

    The Magic Position is an exceptional and thrilling work of genius. Patrick Wolf is untouchable, and yet again, he delivers.

    "I feel like I'm getting near to perfecting the language I was born to communicate in” - Patrick Wolf