“Rock” (Used 172 times)
La_bl_netlabel on 09/02/2013 at 07:32AM
This is the single from the new Nick Rivera's album called "Zamalek". Zamalek is an island in Cairo in the middle of the Nile. But also a neighbourhood, something in between.
This album is about the sky you can't see from this island and the things that swim in it.
Zamalek is a warm cuddle from your trusted friend, a fist in the nape from your best enemy.
CJSW_Music on 07/18/2013 at 08:12PM
Looking for a riotous night of music but a laid-back band you can have a few drinks with? The Haggard Beat is Calgary's answer. Comprised of four travel loving gents, these boys know how to rock a party, or a radio studio. They can be found lazing about the Canadian Rocky Mountains, playing festivals happening in abandoned lots surrounded by pines and on stages at city bars where the old regulars jab and a young crowd dances with bellies full of Albertan barbecue. It's hard not to have a good time when this Haggard Beat starts playing.
20130419125029393 on 05/03/2013 at 07:43AM
NetMusic_Life on 03/21/2013 at 12:30AM
L'iniziale "I Sleep Badly With You Alive" mi accompagna in uno stato di leggera sospensione, tra il lento fluire di arpeggi di chitarra e le frequenti brevi pause determinanti. Ma non bisogna lasciarsi trarre in inganno. Questo non è solo un album acoustic/folk/guitar e lo lascia ben intendere la seconda traccia, "Ex Insomniac", racchiusa nelle sue disparità ritmiche disordinate, tra chitarra e basso all'unisono, cigolii vari, dissonanze, pause improvvise e radicali cambi di dinamica. Tra le influenze elencate nella press release trovo Animal Collective e Deerhoof (da notare che Greg Saunier ha partecipato al master di questo album) ma ci aggiungerei anche un tal Mike Keneally, chitarrista zappiano dell'ultimo periodo (ad un primo ascolto ho avuto un improvviso link cerebrale ad "Hat" del 1992). Meravigliosi spostamenti ritmici mi entusiasmano nella quinta traccia, "Noise Rock Paralympics"...sarebbe opportuno evitare di ascoltarla in cuffia mentre si cammina, potrebbe condurre ad inattesi barcollamenti. L'intero album ha un suono omogeneo e sebbene sia stato registrato con un software musicale non aggiornato da più di 10 anni, possiede una presenza e un calore notevoli. La voce di Plastic Surgery Icon non è certamente da "the best ten voices of the year" ma poco importa, la genuinità e la spontaneità che fuoriescono da "Roughly Human" sono tali tali da rendere qualsiasi piccolo difetto irrilevante.
Noise_Problems on 03/11/2013 at 02:28PM
Celebrating 50 releases on Noise Problems we decided to throw a party. For the 50th release we decided to record that party. The Secret Love Parade returns to Noise Problems a year after the OCCII recording from the Pageturner nr1 night, as well as NewYX formerly known as Storm from the Recipe Book night at the Winston release and introducing to Noise Probs two amazing bands Katadreuffe and Pony Pack. We are thrilled to have them complete the evening and make a fine extent to our live recordings collection.
March 11, 2011 was the date set for the event held at the OCCII in Amsterdam to celabrate the 50 releases at Noise Problems. All started quite natural recording a few nights here and there and before we knew it we had reached 50 bands on Noise Probs.
We had to do something about and decided to throw a party where we could choose the bands to record and called up some of the local Amsterdam bands we knew from the scene. The Secret Love Parade were the perfect act of solid electronic beats and postmodern pop melodies to kick things off and set a mood for the evening. New YX where also known to us. Their sound is dary, a fusion of danceable electro and post-rock tunes great to make the transition to the loud part of the night.
Soon after Noise Problems debutants Pony Pack made the crowd move and the heat to rise with fiery guitar riffs. Katadreuffe sealed it by combining most of the above elements into their noisy, post-punkish (massive) sound wave which enveloped everyone in the place into a tight hug.
Also for the occasion of the 50th release a compilation was issued to commemorate. Its 23 tracks are available in 6 volumes for download here at the FMA. Great tracks selected from amongst the first 50 Noise Problems releases. Check out the Selections too. All shows were recorded live between 2007 and 2010 at various Amsterdam venues.