Change


Arguably, this is my favourite view of the Berliner Dom! However, as the authorities have decided to re-create a palace, that was destroyed in the communist era, this view will remain like this for a limited time only. For better or worse, things change and I can only hope it is an improvement like the re-edit of the David Bowie track Fame by The Apple Scruffs. It retains its old wax/soul/funky feel but the sound has simply been cleaned out to make it sound crisper. It can also be downloaded for free, but it is a big sized .wav file (which is why hypem won’t pick this track from my blog). Anyways, to positive changes:

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4 CiTieS – Quiet Bullets


Symphony of Creation!

Another awesome track from 4 Cities (featured last week), made it’s way to my inbox today. A perfect blend of rock and electronic sounds with great vocals on this one. The style reminds you somewhat of sound of the era when The Matrix came out. Only the sound is much more evolved and the vibe is very now!  I have been shaking my head vigorously ever since the song has been playing on repeat on my music player and shall continue to do so until I finish the last remnants from the tube Voltaren. Without further ado:

The song can be downloaded by subscribing to their website : http://www.4cities.co.uk/
If you like the music you could follow the band on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/4cities
or you can like their facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/4cities

 

Airplanes – Summer Daydream


Its a few degrees higher, the sun is out, the birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and I am nursing the ‘lack of a hangover’, for the lack of a better word/phrase. Had only one pint of beer last night! The combination of extreme humidity (by Berlin standards) and virtually no alcohol (by my own standards), made it a night of uncomfortable, disjointed sleep. Consequently, I don’t feel my best and brightest and might just spend the day lying around, daydreaming and sipping choco milkshake in the complimentary Coca Cola glass (1994 edition) from McDonalds, features in the pic with Oakley shades  (Shameless product placement I know :)). Don’t really need a tan (am almost dark by European standards), so no motivation to as they say ‘Soak it in’. In the meanwhile, surfing soundcloud I came across this track by this US base band called ‘The Airplanes’. It fits my situation for the moment perfectly. The drums and the warped sounds in the middle are an absolute delight. I don’t know how I missed this one for so long ( a month). However here it is:

As always, if you like what you here more songs of theirs can be found on their soundcloud/bandcamp pages. All of their stuff is absolutely delightful (eargasm stuff) and  legitimately downloadable for free but you can also pay them what you wish to on bandcamp (I recommend that)

Jason Ross Evans


Just stumbled upon this promising band from New York: Jason Ross Evans. According to their website:

The Jason Ross Evans Band combines post-rock and jazz to create a unique sound. They are influenced by artists such as Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, Broken Social Scene, and Bill Frisell. Formed in 2011, the gang includes:

Jason Ross Evans–guitar
Rick Martinez–drums
Darrell
Dumas–guitar
Martin Delahaye–bass
Veronica Garcia-Melendez–keyboard

They have performed at such venues as: Sullivan Hall, The Delancey, The National Underground, Bowery Poetry Club, and The 55 Bar in New York City. Currently, they are recording our new album with a release set for Summer
2012.

The song I liked the most from their upcoming album From the beginning is :

I can only wish them the very best with the soon-to-be-released album. Lately they have started experimenting with vocals for some of their tracks. The tracks from the album and some other unfinished tracks can be found on their soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/jasonrossevans