Sunday, March 25, 2012

Imaginary Cities in Munich

It was exciting, energetic and unique experience to see Imaginary Cities live in Munich. And it was all about what I really appreciate: small and cosy place, proximity to the band creating also the clossenes and on the top of that, great music...


So now I am proud owner of the signed copy of the Temporary Resident and you can expect Imaginary Cities to be often on air...

In short talk ahter the performance, Marti mentioned preparations for second album. I keep my fingers crossed for that idea and I hope I can spread some affection for Imaginary Cities among you to support them.

Imaginary Cities website:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Ever wondered what does serenity sound like?...

...Ben Howard has figured it out in an incredibly convincing way.

Do not miss him in Munich at Muffathalle - 22.04.2012.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

More sounds!

More sounds in the library!

Inter alia:
Air, Andrew Bird, Grimes, Chairlift, Coeur de pirate, Gorillaz.

Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way, Angus & Julia Stone - Memories of an Old Friend, Computer Magic - Hiding From More of Our Time EP,  Computer Magic - Hiding From Our Time EP,  Computer Magic - Spectronic EP, eels - Beautiful Freak, Sóley - We Sink.

Stay Tuned!

Angus & Julia Stone

Angus & Julia Stone are an Australian brother-sister duo from Newport on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. At very young ages, their father introduced them to music and encouraged them to join the school band. Julia played the trumpet, Angus the trombone and their older sister, Catherine, the saxophone.
They also learned many songs from their father's cover band "Backbeat" during band rehearsals in the family's garage.

Angus and Julia began to collaborate on their musical endeavours in early 2006. Prior to that, both performed as solo artists. In terms of composing material, they write on their own, then work together on structure and harmonies.

Most impressive, though, are the songs – simple but blindingly effective acoustic compositions, warm boy-girl harmonies and delicate, less-is-more arrangements. Resistance is surely futile.
Johnny Sharp 

As a band new and happy owner of Down The Way and Memories of an Old Friend I can't disagree with Mr. Sharp...

Source: Wiki on Angus & Julia


Sóley Stefánsdóttir is Icelandic songwriter, musician, singer. She is a member of the indie-collective music group Seabear. In 2010 she released her debut EP Theater Island which was followed by her first full-length album We Sink. 
Sóley''s music carries Icelandic mark of exoticism combined with her ethereal vocal, creative instrumentation and dreamy melodic lines...

...which corresponds with the fact that the main inspiration for We Sink were ...her dreams. 
But be aware,as they were seldom sweet dreams. The songs create a dark an dreadful atmosphere filled with an anxiety. The world that the artist is animating with her music invites us to enter into a mood of horror film or a childhood nightmare. The lyrics and the music create a kind of unique contradictory experience where beauty is at the same time distressing.

The reason earning her a comparison to Tim Burton in the world of sound.

Visit Sóley 's MySpace for more:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It Will Possess Your Heart

I was looking for a word describing the initial part of the song. Part that develops melodic foundation and rhythm and also introduces the main part of the song. Is this the 'Introduction'?

Wiki describes it this way: In music, the introduction is a passage or section which opens a movement or a separate piece. In popular music this is often abbreviated as intro. The introduction establishes melodic, harmonic, and/or rhythmic material related to the main body of a piece.

Ok, so maybe this is the word, but it is not suitable to describe the very intro form the song I have in mind. Death Cab for Cutie's "I will possess your hart" - is eight minutes thirty three seconds masterpiece containing almost five minutes instrumental introductory part. Slowly developed theme, starting with some modest melodic patterns and beautiful bass line...rhythmically takes control of the mood. After the sensation of such a kind the main body off the song cannot fail any expectations. The only proper word describing this experience will be...a foreplay.

Looking back to the Wiki: In human sexual behavior, foreplay is a set of emotionally intimate and physically intimate acts between two or more people meant to create desire forsexual activity and sexual arousal.

Substitute human for sound and it becomes accurate. Add lyrics and visual background and you have something close to... sex...

The only thing that I am not able to understand is how the hell radio edit of this song is shortened to four minutes and twenty two seconds...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

More sounds!

More sounds in the library!

Inter alia:
Barenaked Ladies, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, Chairlift, Ladyhawke, Marina - The Diamonds, The Black Keys, Two Door Cinema Club.

Lykke Li - Youth Novels, Sia - Some People Have Real Problems, The Boxer Rebellion - The Cold Stille, The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You.

Stay Tuned!