Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sleeping States

The past weekend, Grizzly Bear posted a bulletin on MySpace with the subject "3 bands/musicians I am LOVING right now & want peeps to hear". This is my favorite out of the 3 ^_^

British guy Sleeping States has this singer/songwriter thing going. There's a guitar, perhaps a keyboard and maybe a few sounds picked up by a vocal sampler. What I like the most, however, is the soft sound. Very calming.

Down below is my favorite among the songs I've found freely available. Check out Sleeping State's website and MySpace for more. If after visiting his MySpace you find yourself liking the beautiful Rivers, you should check out Grizzly Bear's blog too ^^

London Fields

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Benoît Pioulard

Somehow, every profile I checked out on late yesterday evening seemed to have the same guy on the recently played chart. Of course I had to check him out!

American guy Benoît Pioulard (has been releasing his own music since 2001. However, his first "real" release, Précis, came out on kranky just one month ago and it seems things are going great for him. While using plenty of instruments with the guitar in focus, his bells and overall style makes me think of Shugo Tokumaru. Not exactly the same, but it gives me the same feeling. And it's all in English too :)

The first song below is a nice piece from the new album. The other one is a beautiful song from the 2005 vinyl EP Enge. Get them both. And make a visit to betterPropaganda for another song from the new album ^^

Kids Are Getting Younger

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

New beta and comments

I just switched to the new blogger beta, since philly said it was good and I've been wanting the tag feature since I first came here. In the process I noticed I had somehow turned the comments moderation on and that there were plenty of comments awaiting my approval... Everybody that did comment, I really appreciate it and I'm so sorry for not getting back to you! Comments moderation is now gone and I'm happy to know that so many people come here. Thanks all of you!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


I assume most people that find their way here already know Mono, but just in case: they're one of the best Japanese post rock bands there is. So far they've released four full albums, the lastest one, You Are There, in March/April this year. A vinyl 10" EP, Memorie dal Futuro, was released on Vinyl Films November 1st and they're currently touring Europe.

Here's the title track from the new EP. It's only a sample, but it's still 4:25 and nothing short of awesome so you can still get a good idea on what they sound like from it. Visit the "sound" section of their site for more ^^

Memorie dal Futuro (sample)