Saturday, November 11, 2006
Modern Music Review
Hard Rock, Comedy Rock
This time we have "Kickapoo" instead of "Tribute" which was the most entertaining song on previous Tenacious D debut. It seems that "Kickapoo" which includes guests such as Meat Loaf, Ronnie James Dio kicks "Tribute"s ass .The fifteen tunes here tell the fictitious story of how Jack Black met Kyle Gass.Like what we used to hear from previous debut, this record
sometimes rocking hard but commonly comic stories! Mostly short cuts and lyrics doesn't pay attention. It's only for fun. It's part of the movie 'The Pick of Destiny' , so it has to stay what it is. Anyhow "Kickapoo", "Car Chase City", "POD" carry their joyful, intense music one step forward. Moreover Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana) gets behind the drum kit for a number of songs.
This soundtrack "The Pick Of Destiny" mostly reminds a demo work with its pocketful short pieces despite its non-stop energy. Hard rock guitar lines are serious but still it's a lollipop which is short and trivial for adults.
MM picks: Kickapoo, POD
Listen: Car Chase City
Similar bands: The Darkness, Ween
Tenacious D Official
Friday, November 10, 2006
Modern Music Review
Get ready for energetic, shiny, prolific and radio-friendly indie pop tunes which released by Arizonian band The Format.
Till the end, "Dog Problems" (2006) doesn't lose its energy. Think of a place where dogs and cats are running on ground and a qualified music backround making this view more enjoyable. Besides, add some horn sections, piano, banjo, trumpet, handclaps together with passionate singer Nate Ruess' voice. I know, it sounds so euphonious. Everyone needs some cheerful music to hanging on. So "Dog Problems" comes decidedly such as beautiful, joyful, sometimes sorrowful and warm breeze to your front. I'm sure that you'll choose your own pick when you're listening to this brainy record. Actually, The cover is enough to tell the entertainment, jamboree!
You'll instantly connect with the music, it takes you in its arms .Interestingly , each of these has its own style. Listening or not listening is your business but this will continue to occupy my playlist for a long time, an excellent outing!
MM picks: Time Bomb, Dead end, Snails
Listen: She Doesnt Get It
- White Whale - The admiral
- Beach House - Tokyo Witch
- Drones - I Don't Ever Want To Change
- Tenacious D - Pod
- Babyshambles - Janie Jones
- Lindsey Buckingham - Show You How
- Joseph Arthur - Black Lexus
- Zutons - It's the little things We Do
- Damien Rice - 9
- Deftones - Kim Dracula
Good news! I have a new majestic song for you! Be first person to discover Atomic Swindlers' new material "Lotus Ghost" which song was mailed me by a member of Atomic Swindlers. Keep up great works guys, this song sounds amazing! Watch the video streams to The Zutons forthcoming single, 'It's The Little Things We Do'. Don't know if you heard Tenacious D's new single "Pod" but it's fu*king great! The Format, Beach House, Sean Lennon are on my daily playlist . It's trivial but i cannot exist without my classic rock cds. Indie is ok, still oldies are odd!After all, dont live with a old brain, renew yourself! Keep up reading!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Modern Music Review
Style: Garage Rock
Aussie garage rock band The Drones' new terrific record Gala Mill, tackles some heavy topics-- including nuclear testing in Australia, school massacres, heroin addiction, convicts, cannibals,
depression, isolation, and denial.
The record starts stony long cut "Jezebel". "Dog Eared", "I'm Here Now, " are starting to play slowly and turns to a monster near to go! Melodic hooks are simply awesome! The Ambitious
where the booming music comes from. Scratchy beautiful unkempt guitar lines, ahead dramatic lyrics with a confident but ominous voice.
"Words From The Executioner To Alexander Pearce" is the center where feelings are getting stronger--including strong minimal guitar lines, bells, back female soulful appendage... Violin and garage rock sound wouldn't be so nice (Work For Me). But "I Looked Down The Line And I Wondered" is the best one automatically .
"Gala Mill" is the strongest-- reminding the ambitious part of our lives. It's the record which suddenly shakes you! Shining brightly, withering sorrowfully. It's like a movie, watch (listen) it and don't make a conjecture before the end. Otherwise you may surprise with results. Guesses and guesses, Near to the end, your negative suppositions are tossed by yourself. Because the beauty is for people. I'm sure that it's pretty good. The end comes with a nine min acustic song "Sixteen Straws" along brave harmonica at the backround. I know that you imagine a short cut that leads to "Gala Mill" now.
A close record to people, it can't live without emotions but it has to fight for surviving.
MM picks: Jezebal, I'm Here Now, I Looked Down The Line And I Wondered
mp3: Dog Eared
A little similar: Walkmen - Pussy Cats
The Drones Official
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Modern Music Review
Style: British Folk
My job is listening , theirs are creating. If they release good records like Bert Jansch do, i'll praise them at any cost. Good music is good music. From where it comes and style of it are not big deal. Again i respect your music choice. Maybe you don't listen folk but i'm sure you can't live without it. It's the part of life, it's part of slow motions.
Sometimes life is very easy like a pop song, sometimes it's hard as
a folk song. Pop side isn't important it passes, though. But when it comes to folk side, don't be confused, let's say when it comes to emotional side of life, it doesn't go at once. It takes something from you or it leaves. The result is connected with your state of mind. However , I'm sure that "The Black Swan" will add valuable things to you. Just leave yourself to veteran british folkie Bert Jansch's compositions. In this one guest singers appear such as Devendra Banhart, Beth Orton.
First three song are just perfect, title song "The Black Swan" is the most melancholic and good-natured one. "High Days" seems like it's been a bridge between two high impressive songs. "When the Sun Comes Up" includes vocals of Borton, guitars of David Roback. On "Katie Cruel" Devendra's that tremulous psychedelic voice at backround fits to Orton's voice perfectly.
At middle of it the tempo goes down combining some Acoustic Blues, British blues.
The last three songs, an instrumental named "Magdalina's Dance," and "Hey Pretty Girl" (performed solo), are drenched in historical tropes, also they are deeply current and full of feeling. "The Black Swan" is one of my favorite from this month.
MM picks: The Black Swan, Katie Cruel, Bring Your Religion
Listen: When The Sun Comes Up
Bert Jansch Official
Modern Music Review
It sounds weird write to review about experimental or post-rock. According to me, background music is always interesting listen to. Because it needs to be discovered, it needs to appear in your dreams, greeting you in the bed, remanding to you something
The Album Leaf is the one-man solo project of Tristeza guitarist Jimmy LaValle who is also bassist for a San Diego band, The Black Heart Procession.
"Into The Blue Again" is short trip to those bright bells, pianos,
electronic tunes at indie rock world. While it equals to outstanding names like Sigur Ros, Grizzly Bear, Jim O'Rourke and as an inspiration Tortoise can be noted. In addition, larger part of the record was performed by Jimmy LaValle. Once again, it's a resfull album to a post-Rock/experimental lover.
It's like a dream as well as it's not catching. We everyday dream, the importance is to remind them. Seldom may it be your choice which captures very soft(instruments) and very electronic (sounds) at the same time.
MM picks: Always For You, Wherever I Go
mp3: Wherever I Go
You may also like: Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Modern Music Review
Style: Alt. Metal
Dark music doesn't matter to me, The matter is unwilling music. The alt-metal band's fifth album was produced by Bob Erzin (Jane's Addiction).
In this one, they're excellent at blending some dark melodies into alternative rock melodies. "Beware" is an example this nameless style, so you may call it as alternative metal.
"Hole In the Earth" is the opening song, which is heavier than modern rock and darker than post-grunge. It's getting around fullmoon ,winter, dark place themes. An album which isn't suitable for daylight. You realized this as a metal music but i don't say so. It's in some place between grunge - metal - modern rock. Chino Moreno sings like 'Oh please no more nu-metal, i'll perform some different style vocals you can call it as bored vocal.' on "Cherry Waves". "Mein" which captures a haunting guest vocal from System Of a Down's Serj Tankian, is more adorable than the others.
"U,u,d,d,l,r,l,r,a,b,select,sta" is the most surprising one. It's hard to believe that it was made by a metal band. I can say it sounds as an experimental ambient pop song, interesting! "Xerces" is another alternative pop/rock song, including some noisy guitars but mostly it comprises drums and keyboards. With "Rats!rats!rats!" the music is becoming a little aggressive but it doesn't make any blow, only some Mike Patton influence or shortly Mike Patton madness. Listen some
Fantômas or Tool album you'll find something better. Again "Pink Cellphone" captures some ambient beats, space, electronics, digital voices.
After all, it's closing itself and throwing to trashcan all the heavy rock sounds . "Saturday Night Wrist" don't know what it wants! Trying a new thing is appreciated but if it's not confused things.
MM picks: "U,u,d,d,l,r,l,r,a,b,select,sta", Kimdracula
Listen: Kim Dracula
You may also listen: Tool - 10,000 Days
Monday, November 06, 2006
Modern Music Review
Style: Dream Pop
How it is feel like playing guitar on air?
Alex Scally (guitar/keyboards) and Victoria Legrand (vocals/keyboards), the latter of whom is the niece of French composer Michel Legrand, create the dreamy lo-fi sounds of Beach House.
Warning! If you don't have any heater in your house, don't listen this one. If you used to live with cold , then say hello to your new buddy! Airy guitars, bells, voice of a sad woman, and loneliness of Tokyo are enough to describe "Tokyo Witch". On "Apple Orchard" supposing that guitars are crying with Victoria Legrand's voice.
"Auburn and Ivory" is the most melancholic one. Truly i'll get cold while i'm listening this record. At the same time i love this cold which was a friend of mine before. We had met while we were listening Mazzy Star, Galaxie 500, Luna ,Slowdive. In addition , Vocal style of Victoria Legrand proves that he's influenced by Nico.
My hands were near to freezing near the end of album. I need something to warm up my inside, unluckily there was anything to warm me. Then, "Childhood" was playing, this was the last shot. No way to return back!
They're only two person but this record sounds as it was made by one dozen person. This is one of the most depressing record of this year. Everthing has a price. You wanted to walk around above clouds but you got cold. You forget something about clouds which are so beautiful but also very far from you.
MM picks: Auburn and Ivory, Childhood
Listen: Tokyo Witch
You may also like: Mojave 3
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Modern Music Review
Style : Indie Rock
They're famous for self-titled debut in 2005 and they embrace their fans with new "Those The Brokes" which recorded and produced by the band. With this new one, they continue to their melodic indie pop songs, mixing 60s magical pop agreements.
A cup of tea and waiting for herald of winter. Seeing a light outside of your window, you're fighting with your indecisions, should i go to work?, am i going to sit this place forever?. Waiting for someone to rescue you from this weakness. Actually you know how to get rid of this situation. Simply, you should turn off the music. You can't reach the button because you don't want to end up the things in that way. Listen and beware of the results. If you fall in love with this, you'll have to bear the concequences; becaming a lazy person, living on your own core. And also if "Take a chance" is playing , it's not possible to runaway. Still they're ringing in my ears "Forever Lost", "The Mule" , " Love Is A Game" and the other beautiful melodies from previous album.
"Carl's Song" is similar to "Forever Lost" which was a haunting emotional song from previous record. It's starting to play ordinarily , then suddenly flowers are becoming to pale on chorus.
It was very nice of them to release one after another easygoing songs. In this order "Carl's Song", "Boy" , "Undecided" they sound quite amazing.
After "Slow Down", i'm really disappointed with airless atmosphere. It slows down and down, you're looking for the sharp guitars (except "Running out") which "Take a chance" and "Boy" have. Soul style vocals are quite clear on "Most of the time" and it makes you feel that you're listening a soul band but indie. "Take me or leave me" sounds as an atmospheric soundtrack but mostly it belongs oldies years ,The Carpenters. Karen Carpenter's calm, pretty voice was the most distinctive element of their music.
More or less, i liked this new stuff and also i had liked the first album. It's mellow herald of winter.
MM picks: Carl's Song, Boy
Listen: Take a chance
You may also like: Beautiful South
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