Alright, here is the first piece of new (err…) music for 2015! Well, I must admit, I haven’t seen this one coming, though. I just stumbled over it in my personal stream on Vimeo, and gave it a try, because it was from PIAS, a record label that otherwise sports such credible bands as Mogwai. […]
So, the new year has already started off. But before we dive into new music, which for sure is coming around soon, here is my best of 2014 compilation for you: Check out all the details on the dedicated mixtape page – aptly named Twentyfourteen – and enjoy it if you like.
Here is some season’s greetings from Nils Frahm that might help bringing you into a different mood than the music I usually write about. It is a beautiful mix of classic jazz tunes, piano pieces and the like. He has tagged it as “chillout” himself, but that might lead you into a wrong direction. I love the […]
Last year, Apple impressed some of us with their holiday themed ad that – I only learned that now, in fact – received an Emmy award. Now, this year, they continue to focus once more on the creative and creating part of how you could use their hardware and software. The video is indeed as […]
I know I am always geeting sentimental when it comes to Christmas and New Year’s. But the thing is, there are some issues that never seem to change. You’ve probably heard the latest 30-year anniversary version of Band Aid on the radio, and – when you’re above, say, 35 – you will most likely remember […]
Tonight, I extended my usual running round to about 7.5 km. And even though the rain was pouring down on me and the wind would change direction every time I would, it just feels great. The difficulty with running is that you always need to motivate yourself, as opposed to my other passion, football. When […]
Oh yes, there is a ton or two of footage out there, showing these two very wonderful people while they prove again and again the greatness of their music. Here is a concert video with Sylvan Esso playing pretty much their entire album for NPR Music on 13 June 2014. Why am I posting this? […]
Rusty steel Broken windows Black walls Grey streets Dead trees Dry flowers Burnt grass Dark clouds Where is the beauty? Where are the colours? Where is the love When you’re not around?
Yes, it’s got all the ingredients we need: The classic anthem, a light saber, an R2 unit, storm troopers, tie and x-wing fighters, even the trusty old Millenium Falcon is there. So, why do we have to wait until next Christmas before we can see the full story? Well, see for yourselves: And meanwhile, this is […]
Here is some rather nice, soulful, melancholic electronica – a bit like Stubborn Heart, who had a wonderful album two years ago. Anyway, Beacon are yet another band I discovered by chance while browsing Soundcloud, proving that NYC still has some creative spark to offer… So, here you go – a beautiful mini album and […]