Archive for the ‘Music’ category

It’s been a long time

May 10, 2007

It’s been a long time, long time
I shouldn’t have left you, left you
Without a dope beat to step to…

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The Killers – Sam’s Town Album Review

November 10, 2006

I loved the previous album from The Killers and bought this one after i heard the single “When You Were Young”. I haven’t made up my mind quite yet about this Sam’s Town. This is what Amazon.com have to say about the album.

The Killers five-million-selling debut, 2004’s Hot Fuss, saw the stylish Las Vegas quartet mining inspiration from its favorite ’80s British acts Duran Duran, the Cure, and the Smiths. On its follow-up, the group turns its focus homeward. First there’s the album title, Sam’s Town, which pays tribute to the old-school local casino where the band got its start. Then there’s the music inside, a collection of windswept rockers in the vein of Bruce Springsteen that leave the indie-disco vibe of “Mr. Brightside” in the desert dust. Working with producers Alan Moulder and Flood (best known for their work with U2, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails), everything here sounds bigger and shinier, with full-blown strings and choirs coloring epics like “When You Were Young” and “The River Is Wild.” Coming soon to a stadium near you. –Aidin Vaziri

South African Artists – Foto Na Dans

November 9, 2006

Discovered this South African band yesterday on MK89 (local music tv channel), and i think they are extremely good. I hope they stick around for a while and land a record deal cause I would love to here more of them. You can download two of their songs on the downloads section of their website. Enjoy!

Here is there bio (in Afrikaans) from their website http://www.fotonadans.co.za

Agtergrond

Foto Na Dans is die resultaat van vyf ouens wat die behoefte het om musiek te maak, dis al.  Oor sowat 7 jaar is daar gesoek, gekam, geslaan, gekoop en gekots vir die regte kombinasie van lede vir die beweging.  Die lede was voorheen by verskeie projekte en pogings betrokke, maar ontervrede/leeg gelaat, maar nou is daar Foto Na Dans.

Visie

Foto Na Dans is ‘n projek wat streef om die genot wat hul uit musikale sintese put te deel met almal wat belang stel.  ‘n Kulturele, musikale/multi-media reis wat oop is vir jou. Ons planne verander van dag tot dag, maar die visie bly konsekwent: ‘n magdom klanke as simbool van ons gevoelens/idees/gedagtes..en miskien ook joune?

Album Review – My Chemical Romance (The Black Parade)

November 1, 2006

I recently bought the new My Chemical Romance album, The Black Parade, and i think it is awesome!! This could possibly be my favourite album of 2006. Time will tell. This is what Amazon.com had to say about the album and the band.

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has alternately described his band’s third album as “completely over the top” and “borderline psychotic.” But even those words can’t adequately prepare fans of the group’s 2004 platinum major-label debut, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, for the onslaught of twisted song suites, glam-rock cannon fire and drama-club theatrics that make up The Black Parade. Tracks like “Mama” and “The End” make “Bohemian Rhapsody” sound like “Blitzkrieg Bop.” It’s no coincidence that the disc feels as dizzyingly monumental as Green Day’s American Idiot–after all, the two albums share the same label, producer, studio, janitorial team, and sense of apocalyptic dread. Similarly, The Black Parade will cast its creators in a completely new light. Despite its overly histrionic tendencies and a totally oddball cameo from Liza Minelli, it offers a clear signal that My Chemical Romance is ready to be taken seriously. –Aidin Vaziri

Current tunes

October 25, 2006

Just thought I’d share some of the music that I’m currently listening to.

Snow Patrol – Eyes Open

Live – Songs from Black Mountain

Lugkasteel – Waar klop jou hart (Awesome South African artist)

Jose Gonzales – Veneer

Corinne Bailey Rae – Corinne Bailey Rae