Sunday, May 20, 2012

It is not about Damien Rice...

Do you know Damien Rice?... I would be surprised to hear 'no' but regardless of the answer I recommend you to spend a minute with the mind blowing Volcano...

The truth is that I am not going to deal with Damien today. It is about more feminine sound. 
Anyway, if your answer to the first question was 'yes', I have some more. Have you ever wondered who is completing Damien beautiful songs with such a soft and delicate voice? If you are in the dark- I am content to share the response - it is Lisa Hannigan.

So, welcome in 'dry facts' paragraph...
Lisa Margaret Hannigan - 12.02.1981 - an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. From 2001 to 2007 she was a member of Damien Rice's band. In 2008 she started her solo career. So far she has released two albums: Sea Sew (2008) and Passenger (2011).
...and that was enough..

So I have quite of a hangover in here. Damien Rice lost its important part and I guess it was not so peaceful:
I suppose it was coming for a long time. I had become pretty outspoken about my frustrations at the direction the band was going in, and I'm sure he was starting to find me a pain.

So, what does it look like with Lisa solo?... I Don't Know...

... but I am glad that I was curious.

It has its kind of magic, great voice, cheerfulness in the performance and such simple and great lyrics. This song came from her debut. The next one is from the second album.

So now I Don't Know :] little bit more about the singer and this motivates me to not delve into the past and grieve over the loss to the Damien Rice band, he will manage. I am hopeful now as I saw the next bright point in the sky. You know; an object- so called... star.

More about Lisa Hannigan:

Her website:

More sounds!

More sounds in the library!

Inter alia:
Bottled in England, Major Lazer, WildLife, Marble Sounds, She & Him.

Ben Howard - Every Kingdom, Dessa - Castor, The Twin, Paper Lions - Trophies.

Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

You will not be able to get free from Get Free...

Major Lazer is a collaborative musical project from DJ/Producers Diplo and Switch, and this is their single Get Free featuring Amber of Dirty Projectors. Enjoy...

Stunning voice flowing through exotic sounds... disturbing words.

You can download Get Free plus an exclusive bonus track at:

Monday, May 7, 2012


Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47 on May 4th 2012. There is a damn great party somewhere above and great sadness among us...

Tribute from Coldplay...


Sunday, May 6, 2012

More sounds!

More sounds in the library!

Inter alia:
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Jessie Ware, Ladyhawk, Mystery Jets, Neneh Cherry, Parov Stelar, Primal Scream.

Jack White - Blunderbuss, Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal.

Stay Tuned!

Kind of a pretty monster...

Of Monsters and Men is an indie folk/indie pop band from Garðabær, Iceland and at the same time the  winner of 2010 Músíktilraunir -an annual battle of the bands of Iceland.
The group members are:  singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, singer/guitarist Ragnar Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, piano/accordion player- Árni Guðjónsson, and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson.

They were also invited to perform at the 2010 Iceland Airwaves festival, and it is where the Seattle based radio station KEXP recorded them performing Little Talks from a Living Room Session.

They sound really amazing; as there is something raw and a bit rough about them...covering the timid maybe?.., but this is perhaps due to the original circumstances of the plain title living room in which the young band was processing slowly their accelerating success. Give them a year and listen to Little talks again...

So there it is still bursting with vivid energy, brilliance and with more self confidence. A strange incorporation of what goes around... comes around - when you put the beauty in, you feel alike- and we can hear it right in this very case.

The buzz around the band had positive outcome and they signed with Record Records in February 2011 for the release of their debut album in Iceland. Their debut album My Head is an Animal was released in Iceland in September 2011 and shortly after topped the charts. Lifted with the success back home in Iceland, and growing popularity in the States, the band was signed to Universal for a worldwide release of their debut album. The band released its Into the Woods EP on December the 20th; 2011, and then My Head is an Animal in the United States on April the 3th, 2012.

I can give you one more date to this dry fact section - 02.05.2012. This is a day when I was buying my copy of their debut album, it is still fresh in my head but it has already permanent place there. It is impressive package of exotic warmth  and even some catchy pop/folk songs. But what spice things up even more for me personally, is that I trace an incredible amount of joy coming from the fact: a group of people playing music together.

So.. I encourage you to be affected as I am...

More about  Of Monsters and Men :

Their website: