• M-PeX - ODÝSSEIA

    22 dec 2014, 14:11 av psenough


    enrmp364 - M-PeX - ODYSSEIA

    Latest album by M-PeX, his 5th on Enough Records is a double album. It draws it's inspirations from two odysseys: Homero's and Kubrik's. The first cd, sub-titled "Prologus" is entirely acoustic, with M-PeX on the Portuguese guitar and André Coelho on double bass. The second cd is titled "Epilogus", adding electronic elements to the sounds and featuring additional guest artist DJ X-Acto providing some additional electronics and scratch sounds. Artwork by Marco Madruga.

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  • Allison Crowe Flies Home for Tidings with Two New Albums Under Wing

    16 dec 2014, 08:07 av Adrian22

    As with following William Blake's roadmap to eternity's sunrise, fans of musician Allison Crowe know to kiss "the joy as it flies."

    Right now, Crowe is soaring - from Canada's Pacific coast to its Atlantic shores, bringing her Tidings tour to Corner Brook, Newfoundland - for a concert in the city's Arts and Culture Centre. And she's on the wing with two new albums: 'Souling", an a breath-taking cappella collection of traditional Christmas carols, and "Newfoundland Vinyl II", a many-splendoured music mix - songs of, and from, her island home.

    A talent strong and free, like Edith Piaf, John Lennon, Luke Kelly, and other such vital, visceral, artists and entertainers, Allison Crowe's voice rings true on:

    Souling

    Soul Cake
    I Saw Three Ships
    That Night in Bethlehem (Don Oíche úd i mBeithil)
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    The Wexford Carol
    The Holly and the Ivy
    In the Bleak Midwinter (Cranham)
    Ding Dong Merrily on High
    Once in Royal David's City
    Wassail Song



    and on:

    Newfoundland Vinyl II

    (Area Code) 709
    Woman of Labrador
    Tarry Trousers
    The Water Witch
    Out from St. Leonard's
    Paddy McGinty's Goat
    Northern Lights of Labrador
    The Wild Rover
    30 for 60
    Saltwater Joys



    On the first album, her voice is heard wholly a cappella giving familiar songs an uniquely timeless purity of expression. On her second album out this month -Allison Crowe's voice, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, tin-whistle, percussion, arrangements, engineering, production and photography come together - with guest backing vocals by NL actor/teacher Adam Brake (on "Out from St. Leonard's").

    Amazing talent in service of songs roves o'er centuries-old carols to a modern canon of such stellar writers as Gary O'Driscoll, Ron Hynes, Al Pittman and Andy Vine - and tunes originally performed by such popular acts as Corey & Trina, Figgy Duff, & Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.

    Both albums celebrate a creative bond between Crowe, the internationally-loved touring and recording artist, and Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, the professional theatre company founded on the west coast in 1979.

    For these past three Summers TNL's engaged Crowe as Musical Director of "Newfoundland Vinyl" - a perennial favourite at the annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Following another hit season at GMTF, in late August of this year TNL Artistic Associate SaraH McDonald invited the Corner Brook musician to serve the same role with a vibrant production of "A Christmas Carol". Readying a choir for this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic by TNL's Artistic Director Jeff Pitcher inspired Crowe's "Souling" set.

    AD Pitcher's conception of a revival of vinyl era, and more, songs of Newfoundland and Labrador put wind in the sails of Allison Crowe's curatorial mission. "It's here!" says pioneering music blog Muruch, "Allison Crowe just released Newfoundland Vinyl II and it's the perfect follow-up to her traditional folk masterpiece, Newfoundland Vinyl".

    Of her immersions as Musical Director with TNL, and the melodic bounty that's landed, Allison Crowe notes: "There is so much wonderful music - you could piece together multiple anthologies and still only scratch the surface of such an extensive and rich collection. Each of these songs is its own story, of land and sea, of people, and each story in-and-of-itself could be an entire show. I'm truly grateful that you are here to hear the story these songs have to offer." She gives special thanks to "the incredibly talented and versatile" casts and crews of TNL's productions for their inspiration.

    "Souling" and "Newfoundland Vinyl II" are available via http://music.allisoncrowe.com, iTunes, Amazon and all of today's fine digital music outlets.
  • The Easton Ellises - Nightwavs

    2 dec 2014, 10:39 av psenough


    enrmp363 - The Easton Ellises - Nightwavs

    Enough Records is proud to present their 6th Easton Ellises release called Nightwavs. Fruit of a twelve month effort, Nightwavs is the Montreal band’s latest studio EP. Many songs were written in but only a select few made the cut. On the record you will find a refreshing sound that goes from rock with 80s synthesizers a la Duran Duran, to disco with "funky" guitars a la Nile Rodgers, which is reminiscent of the recent Daft Punk success "Get Lucky". You can find creative commons samples of their songs available on ccmixter. There is also a video produced under a Creative Commons license for the 3rd song on the EP entitled Falcon 69.

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  • "Souling" Songs from Allison Crowe

    10 nov 2014, 08:15 av Adrian22

    Allison Crowe's gorgeous voice brings tidings of comfort and joy with “Souling” – her 11th full album release.

    The artist, one of our greatest living musicians, singer-songwriters and performers, has always created authentic music.

    With this newest song set her voice is heard wholly a cappella.

    The songs themselves have a purity of expression – a 21st century take on music of faith and spirit – sounds and themes aired by carollers and soulers of old.



    The genesis of “Souling” is found in the bond Allison Crowe’s formed with the creative family at Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador. Founded in 1979, this professional theatre company presents a dynamic and diverse repertoire of plays and maintains, as well, a strong commitment to youth theatre in the Atlantic Canada community.

    For these past three Summers TNL’s engaged Crowe as Musical Director of “Newfoundland Vinyl” - a perennial favourite at the annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Following another hit season at GMTF, in late August of this year TNL Artistic Associate SaraH McDonald invited the Corner Brook, NL-based musician to serve the same role with a vibrant production of “A Christmas Carol”.

    The Adaptation of this classic Charles Dickens story by playwright Jeff Pitcher, TNL’s Artistic Director, excited Crowe’s musical imagination – as did the desire of McDonald, the play’s Director, to incorporate songs in the style of Victorian Era carollers.

    So inspired, Allison Crowe immersed herself in curating the music for the abundantly-talented, multi-aged, choir of singers who’ll perform in “A Christmas Carol” at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre from November 27th – 30th, 2014.

    This artistic process of selection and arrangement led to her recording solo versions of those songs that will receive another distinct breath of life from the TNL vocal ensemble.

    (In parallel fashion, the first season’s run of “Newfoundland Vinyl” brought forth Allison Crowe’s album of the same name – one of 2013’s top recordings. Culture blog Muruch praised it as a “lovely, vintage collection of traditional Irish and Canadian folk ballads, lively sea chanteys and drinking songs, parlour songs and country tunes” possessing “unique charm” and “the timeless beauty of a classic folk album”.)

    In 2003, (and expanded in 2004), Allison Crowe released Tidings – an album of singular interpretations - “River” (Joni Mitchell), “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen), “In My Life” (The Beatles) and more from the secular canon – alongside such favourite traditional carols as “Silent Night”, “The First Noel”, and “O Holy Night”. Tidings has proven to be a modern classic – “music for the season and all time”.

    This time out, as befits TNL’s telling of “A Christmas Carol”, Allison Crowe gives pure voice to the sacred songbook. “Souling” is:

    Soul Cake
    I Saw Three Ships
    That Night in Bethlehem (Don Oíche úd i mBeithil)
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    The Wexford Carol
    The Holly and the Ivy
    In the Bleak Midwinter (Cranham)
    Ding Dong Merrily on High
    Once in Royal David’s City
    Wassail Song

    “Souling” is available now via Allison Crowe’s own website @ http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/souling as well as on iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/souling/id933188580 plus CD Baby @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/allisoncrowe10 and all major digital music outlets worldwide.
  • Anima - Dreamheart

    9 nov 2014, 15:45 av psenough


    enrmp361 - Anima - Dreamheart

    Lush and laidback chillout EP of electronic sounds by South African project Anima featuring a collaboration track with our Portuguese artist M-PeX.

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  • Azureflux - Piko Piko Stereo

    23 okt 2014, 20:54 av psenough


    enrmp360 - Azureflux - Piko Piko Stereo

    8bit album by Portuguese project Azureflux. Artwork by iloveu.

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  • Projekt Klangform - Character-E / Traumwelt RMX

    21 okt 2014, 16:07 av psenough


    enrmp359 - Projekt Klangform - Character-E / Traumwelt RMX

    Bridging techno, idm and industrial electronic sounds, in 2010 several projects from the German collective [Esc.] Laboratory did a series of remixes for Projekt Klangform. This album is the result.
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  • Unexpected Diversion Ahead

    11 okt 2014, 06:39 av Adrian22

    Stephen Fry, the wonderful English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist, has open-sourced his newest memoir, “More Fool Me”.

    Fry and his publisher, Penguin Random House, cordially invite us all to “reinterpret it in any language or form, including text, data visualisation, app, audio and 3D modelling. Samples of text, metadata, imagery and audio from the new book and Fry’s previous memoir The Fry Chronicles, are available for download via a special WeTransfer Plus page. And Penguin Books is challenging people to turn them into their own innovative takes on Fry’s memoirs.”



    Allison Crowe’s mash-up brings together Stephen’s narration, with her music, and the filmic essence of Buster Keaton, from his silent era classic, “The General” – on the selected text’s theme of mental health.

    http://yourfry.com/interpretations/unexpected-diversion-ahead-4

    Learn more about the “YourFry” project @ http://yourfry.com/ and hear it explained by Stephen Fry himself



    And follow via Twitter hashtags #yourfry & #yourfry20mfm
  • DJ Wook / Sci Fi Industries - Detailed Knack

    5 okt 2014, 13:20 av psenough


    enrmp358 - DJ Wook / Sci Fi Industries - Detailed Knack

    Split mixtape album of DJ Wook and Sci Fi Industries in similar electronica style. This is co-released with Thisco Records, they have limited edition tapes available! Cover photo by Lesley Young.

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  • Aires / Rui P. Andrade / Earthly Beasts - Split

    26 sep 2014, 13:25 av psenough


    enrmp357 - Aires / Rui P. Andrade / Earthly Beasts - Split

    Split album of experimental dark ambient by Portuguese projects Aires, Rui P. Andrade and Earthly Beasts. Artwork by Mafalda Melim.

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