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January 24, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #27 Kalle Runeson


www.kalleruneson.com
www.pit-of-doooom.com
www.myspace.com/artgeek666
www.last.se/user/artgeek666


2008 has been the worst year in my life. Im glad its gone and I hope it never comes back. The music I listened to last year was most with a happy vibe, compared to earlier play lists. I guess the grotesque hate rape kill music is meant for happy times.
Fast heavy metal with high pitched vocals.
With Iron Maiden as an exception, I have always had a hard time getting into metal with clean singing. All this changed 2008, don't know what happened. Maybe Im maturating or something. The favorites has been:
1. Mercyful Fate
Danish new wave of heavy metal from early 80ies, with the legendary King Diamonds falsetto as a trade mark. Love the cover of their first EP. A crucified girl with pentagram string panties, surrounded by ghouls. Devils Eye are the most possessed singing ever recorded.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercyful_Fate
2. 3 Inches of Blood
Amazing new band from Canada. Their album Fire up the Blades, was the album that triggered my fascination with this musical genre.
[youtube:http://se.youtube.com/watch?v=asem-lQxXkQ]
www.myspace.com/3iob
3. Halford
Judas Preist singer Rob Halford made two albums in 2000 (Resurection) and 2002 (Crucible). Both of them totally passed me by then, but are now 2 of my favorites ever. Long live the METAL GOD!
www.myspace.com/robhalford Â
4. Portrait
Mercyful Fate was an awesome band, but the material from the reunion never managed to create any magic. A young band from Sweden, Portrait are the ones to pick up the torch. Their first, self titled album is so amazing you think its actually recorded 1983 and not 2008.
www.myspace.com/portraitmetal
5. Vallient Thorr
Well, actually not clean vocals heavy metal, rather a mix of punk and AC/DC and some metal. Their album Immortalizer spinning almost non stop in my iTunes :P
www.myspace.com/valientthorr
The Ancient death metal Kult
6. Dismember
Swedish Dismember returnes with a new drummer and a new album. Not hiding their influences at all, the offer a mix of Autopsy, Repulsion, Iron Maiden and Swedish chainsaw death metal guitar.
“Dismember” is their best album in their career, since the debute “Like an everflowing Stream”.
www.myspace.com/dismemberpromo
7. Acid Witch
This year Razorback Records (www.razorbackrecords.com) released some rely heavy death metal, made the true and only way….repugnant and putrid. Acid Witch is a funny one, mixing slow old school death metal with psychedelic rock and hamond organ. Sounds stupid but works excellent.
http://www.myspace.com/acidwitch
8. Hooded Menace
“Fullfill the Cures” is the debut by Hooded Menace from Finland, out on Razorback Records. Slow heavy doom death, drawing influences from Candlemass, early death metal and the Spanish horror movies “Tomb of the blind dead”. Its so excellent it sounds totally like Finnish 1992 death metal.
www.myspace.com/hoodedmenaceÂ
9. Decrepithaph
At the end of 2008 Razorback released yet another epitome of slow heavy darkness. “Condemned Cathedral” embodies everything that was so great with death metal in 1989. It like a case studies of this music genre when it was created in basements by teenagers, not knowing what legacy it would leav behind.
www.myspace.com/decrepitaphÂ
10. Resistant Culture
I picked up “Welcome to Reality” because it was Jesse Pintardos last recording before he died from diabetes. Grind Crust from California, with tight metal production. Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Discharge are the corner stones, but what makes it stand out is the Native Indian Chanting in some songs. At first I thought it was a joke, then I listened for the amusement and now Im totally into it.
www.myspace.com/resistantculture
http://www.resistantculture.com/Â
The Big Thrash Metal Revival
2008 was the year when 80ies Thrash Metal was coming back big. You could see kids with patch wests a white reebok hightops, left and right and labels released albums with nuclear zombies and vector based logos on, happily licking up this new trend. I checked out the most, but have been kind of picky.
11. Metallica
Return of the gigants. Have been out of the metalica loop for almost 15 years, but *Chough*downloaded* chaugh* Death Magnetic to check it out. And…it wasent that bad. These old hacks finally made something that reminded of why they once were great. This made me go back and listen through everything they ever done, even St. Anger and Load/ ReLoad. But I didn’t stop there, I got hold of all their demos, a bunch (30+) live bootlegst and rewatched the “Some kind of Monster” movie. This was a sweet thing, kind of like squashing the beef with some old friend and catching up again. Man, listening to Kill em All today, and it still cutting it like back in the day.
www.myspace.com/metallica
12. Exodus
Why get excited about the young blood, when the old ones are still around and doing it better than any one else? Everything Exodus put out since the reunion is awesome.
www.myspace.com/exodus
13. Skelettonwitch
Well, maybe not really retro thash…vocals are black metal and it’s a lot of blast beats and death metal in the music. I just see them at labeled retro thrash a lot so I put em in here….excellent band though. Beyond the Permafrost is my favourite if I hav to pick one from 2008.
www.myspace.com/skeletonwitch
14. Cannabis Corpse
Definitely not retro thrash, but the pet project of Land Phil of Municipal Waste that definitely is retro thrash. A Cannibal Corpse tribute band mixed with good weed. Everything is excellent with this band. Loved everything Cannibal Corpse done, but not the last one as much as I wanted to. The Cannabis version saved the day by doing it all right, humor, warmth and catchy, brutal death metal.
Hail mighty Bud Monster!
www.myspace.com/cannabiscorpseva
Some Jazz to spice it up
15. Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Milford Graves
I thought the day of great jazz died with Albert Ayler and John Coltrane in 1968, but I was wrong, thank you. Contemporary legendary gigants Anthony Braxton, William Parker & Milford Graves comes together for first time. Recorded and mixed by Bill Laswell for excellent sound, this is a masterpiece equall to the stuff from the good old times.
www.myspace.com/anthonybraxtonpage
William Parker
On the album Double Sunrise Over Neptune William Parker delivers some contemporary big band jazz, with some of today’s best players. Funky, catchy, melodic vs. atonal and complex.
The Avant Gard called to say it want back its clichés
Krzysztof Penderecki
I love Pendereckis St. Luck Passin. Can you belive I was happy when I found out there was two sequals. St. Luck is about the crusificaton of Christ, Jutrznia/ Utrenya is about the death, mourning and resurrection. Just as over the top crazy passionate if not even more, than the first one.
www.myspace.com/penderecki Â
Bruno Maderna & Luigi Nono
Italian modernism, excellent stuff. Can someone explain why I missed out on the two above guys?
Anyway, Nono is very extreme and harse in the 60ies and 70ies (i.e. good stuff) and mellows out in the 80ies (ok stuff). Maderna was lucky to die young, and therefore missing out on the wanky part of his career. A modernist sound with a touch of romantics and mysticism. The three oboe concerts are a good place to start.
Henry Brant
Discovered a Canadian composer thanks to a tips from the Anthony Braxton Yahoo group. Completely unknown to me, but thanks to Innova records almost his entire output is available.
Lots of percussion, quotation and dramatic gestures. Very much like John Zorn, George Crumb, Harry Partch and other north American composers. A true gem.
OK, music lovers, that was my playlist for 2008. Same time, next year. Till then, keep all ears open, the horns flying and the art coming.
All best
Kalle

January 3, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #26 Eduard Bezembinder


http://www.bezembinder.nl/
http://weblog.bezembinder.nl/

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"H" Ron, ...wat een snel jaar weer... ik kan me maar een stuk of vijf albums herinneren die dit jaar zijn uitgekomen (en blijven plakken)
komt 't
1. Motorhead, altijd weer goed, beetje sloom wellicht kwam met Motörizer, fijne plaat met die fantastische zinsnede "rock out (with your cock out)" ., kijk daar heb je wat aan., smaakvol bovendien en
2. Hank Williams III  toch wel zo'n beetje mijn favoriet de laatste jaren...
Damn Right Rebel Proud
http://www.hank3.com
Natuurlijk dus ook veel geluisterd naar zijn andere hellbilly shit
2½. Assjack - alles
2¾. Superjoint Ritual - gehele oeuvre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superjoint_Ritual
http://www.myspace.com/superjointritual
3. Ralph van Raat ,mijn andere held heeft recentelijk ook nieuwe opnames gemaakt voor Naxos, allemaal even sterk en transparant.
a. Frederic Rzewski - The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
b. John Tavener - Complete Works for Piano Solo
c. Magnus Lindberg - Complete Piano Music << niet gek
d. John Adams - COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC << echt heeeel goed!!
http://www.ralphvanraat.com
4. Jake labotz - sings to himself , Graveyard Jones en All soul, no money
Dit jaar nog live gezien samen met nog 15 mensen in Drachten, of all places. luistert geheel gratis online http://www.jakelabotz.com >>menu >> audio/video
tja, verder veel Wagner, Gluck, duitse opera of erger Don Giovanni in de duitse taal (tip!!), Nati mistral (vooral de Garcia Lorca liederen), Ataualpa Yupanqui (alles), Luis Gonzaga, Elvis (essential 70’s),
veel jazz, vooral Ornette Coleman, Monk, Paul & Carla Bley, Rembetika (Roza Eskenazi), beetje ouwe punk, (Stiff Little Fingers, X-Ray Specs, UK-Subs, binnenkort weer live!)
en natuurlijk,
Detroit Cobras http://www.detroitcobras.org
Sixtyniners http://www.myspace.com/thatsthewaytogo
ja, en oma muziek, I love it
Hazel Dickens
Malvina Reynolds
Elisabeth Cotton
Lola Flores
voor nu, tot zover. Fijn jaar.
Heel veel groeten, e...d...u...a...r...d

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January 2, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #25 Charlie Kitchings


http://www.okokgallery.com/
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 Hey Ron,
Happy New Year! We had over a foot of snow in Seattle, was trapped at the house for a week! Lots of sledding, baking, and drinking, I probably put on about ten pounds. Hope you guys had a restful holiday. Here is my playlist if it isn't too late
Dungen - 4 2008
This is my favorite Dungen album yet! Long live pysch!
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park 2008
Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rosson's solo project
mp3: In Ear Park
mp3: No one Does it like You
Bill Patton - Gets It On 2006
Bill is the best and most under appreciated songwriter in Seattle. Highly recommended
http://billpatton.net/listen.htm
Goldmund - The Malady of Elegance 2008
Kamran Sadeghi - Through The Thickness 2008
http://www.dragonseyerecordings.com/catalog/de5018.html
mp3: Shelter
Nigerian Rock Special (Psychedelic Afro-Rock and Fuzz Funk In 1970's Nigeria) 2008
http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/various-artists/nigeria-rock-special-psychedelic-afro-rock-fuzz-fu/18505/
Rodriquez - Cold Fact
Excellent re-issue by Seattle label "Light in the Attic"
Fleet Foxes - (self titled) 2008
Seattle birthed the album of the year!
http://www.myspace.com/fleetfoxes
mp3: White Winter Hymnal
Smog - A River Ain't Too Much To Love 2005
Any and all Slim Smith!!!
Grand Salvo - Death 2008
Well worth the import price! Beautiful stuff...
http://www.grandsalvo.com/
Deerhunter - Microcastle 2008
This album has the perfect blend of melody and noise.
http://www.myspace.com/deerhunter
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
http://www.myspace.com/wolfparade
Well I'm sure I'm missing a lot of music I got into this year but I'm at the gallery so most of this is off the top of my head.Â
best,
charlie

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January 2, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #24 Katja Mater


http://www.katjamater.nl/
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Jim White - Music from Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus - 2005
From the amazing movie ʻSearching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesusʼ
here the trailer
Karen Dalton - In My Own Time - 1971
mp3 - katie Cruel
Caribou (Dan Snaith) - Andorra - 2007
Caribou - Start Breaking My Heart - 2006
Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness - 2005
mp3 - She is the one
mp3 - Irene
Laura Veirs - Carbon Glacier - 2004
mp3 - Icebound Stream
Frog Eyes - Tears of the Valedictorian - 2007

Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary - 2005
mp3 - This Heartʼs on Fire
The Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea - 2006
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming - 2006
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover - 2007
mp3 - The mending of the Gown
mp3 - Winged-Wicked Things
Ane Brun - A temporary dive - 2006
Ane Brun - Spending Time With Morgan - 2005
mp3 - To Let Myelf Go
mp3 - The Treehouse Song
Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days -2004
mp3 - Naked As We Came
Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls - 2007
Electrelane - The Power out 2004
mp3 - To The East
mp3 - After The Call
mp3 - In Berlin
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise - 2005
mp3 - Chicago
mp3 - Casimir Pulaski Day
mp3 - They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from
16 Horsepower - Olden - 2003
16 Horsepower - Folklore - 2002
16 Horsepower - Hoarse - 2000
Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw - 2008
Tindersticks - Waiting for the Moon - 2003
Tindersticks - Curtains - 1997
mp3 - Yesterdays Tomorrows
Bill Brysonʼs Audio Book - A Short History of Nearly Everything
fragment
John Maus - Songs - 2006
John Maus - Love is Real - 2007
mp3 - Just Wait Till Next Year
mp3 - Maniac
My Awesome Mixtape - My Lonely And Sad Waterloo - 2008
The Polyphonic Spree
mp3 - Lithium
major Keez and Her Highness
mp3 - Tatoo Waltz
Grand Salvo - Death - 2008
mp3 - Brave Like A Goose
mp3 - Just Woken
Takagi Masakatsu
mp3 - Journal for people
Sports Day Megaphone
mp3 - Young Lust

January 2, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #23 Kees Koomen

http://www.keeskoomen.nl/
http://blogger.xs4all.nl/chmkoome/

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Hi Ron,
We zijn weer thuis en meteen mijn studio lijst afgemaakt. Ik hoop dat ik nog op tijd ben, het was een wat chaotische periode: Het is nog steeds zo dat ik veel radio luister als ik werk, ook via internet. Wat ik gaaf vind en bijna altijd download is de stream van David Byrne, elke maand een nieuwe en dan thematisch bepaald. Hoogtepunten waren voor mij juli 2008 met Avant pop: http://www.davidbyrne.com/radio/archives/2008.php#july_08
September met Eccentric pop: http://www.davidbyrne.com/radio/archives/2008.php#september_08
En oktober, The anniversary of Bossa Nova: http://www.davidbyrne.com/radio/archives/2008.php#october_08
Dan het digitaliseren van mijn platenverzameling waardoor ik veel oud werk draai Live at Filmore East van The Allman Brothers Band. Kende ik van Harry Knipschild’s bluesprogramma op Veronica, meteen gekocht! Later nog gezien in Hilversum op een festival zonder Duane helaas.
Angels Egg van Gong. Na ze gezien te hebben in Paradiso tussen de sufgeblowde hippies meteen fan geworden, vnl door Steve Hillage’s guitaarwerk en zijn vrouw die in transparante kleding tussen de band zweefde.
Alles van Leonard Cohen, ik heb diverse tribute CD’s, DVD’s en zijn eerste platen gedigitaliseerd. Die liedjes blijven goed: mooie uitvoeringen van de Pixies, Anthony, Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley (van wie ik overigens een cover-CD aan het samenstellen ben: die gast heeft veel van mijn favoriete songs gespeeld), ik draai het allemaal regelmatig!
Yeahsayer - All Hour Cymbals, mooie plaat, veel zang, veel gedraaid.
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/ondemand/37696243
Mingus Ah Um – Charles Mingus. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat is wel een van de mooiste ballads die ik ken, naast ’round Midnight en Ruby my dear van Monk. Veel Jazz op het atelier, daar loopt de verf beter van!
En voor de reflectieve buien pianomuziek van Morton Feldman, voor het eerst gehoord tijdens een lezing van Peter Otto bij Nouvelles Images, over Philip Guston, jaren geleden. Daarna op Radio (6) ook regelmatig gehoord. Vooral het doelloze voortkabbelen is goed voor het gemoed als je het even niet meer weet!
Kind of Blue- Miles Davis: ligt altijd klaar om te draaien, voor mij de beste plaat ever! Vooral recent weer veel gehoord.
Gian Maria Testa - Extra Muros. Dit was vorig jaar op het Haagse Jazz-festival in het congresgebouw een ontdekking, een zingende spoorwegbeambte! Een mengsel van Tom Waits, een zestiger jaren folkie en Jacques Brel. Mooie teksten, goede doorleefde stem en zeer adequaat gitaarwerk. Op het festival speelden daar nog een bassist en een fantastische klarinettist mee.
Ojos de Brujo - Techari Steeds gemist als ze in Nederland optraden, maar naast de CD hoor ik ze veel op Radio Chango : http://www.radiochango.com/castellano
Yasmin Levy - Mano Suave Ook een Mediterrane zangeres gespecialiseerd in Ladino-muziek, de muziek van de joden in de Levant, veel verdreven uit Spanje waardoor veel Spaanse invloeden doorklinken. Deze dame heeft SOUL.
Duffy - Rockferry Veel gehoord in de auto en gezien in Taratata in frankrijk. Een meisje met een heel eigen stemgeluid en een retestrakke band. Mooie liedjes en echte meebrulmuziek.
Nou, het is een greep, want ik draai veel muziek en de dingen uit de vorige lijsten blijf ik ook regelmatig draaien. De beste wensen voor het komende jaar,
Hartelijke groeten,
Kees

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January 2, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #22 Anouk Griffioen


www.anoukgriffioen.nl
www.flickr.com/photos/anoukgriffioen

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Al een paar jaar in mijn favorietenbalk...en die is echt heel klein...dien ik ongevraagd mijn eigen studio playlist in.
Ik heb weer staan springen dit jaar en nu in een echt atelier.
Onder dikke lagen houtskoolstof:
Raconteurs - five on the five
Mogwai - Batcat
Celestial Season - Merciful
Type O Negative - Black no1
Dimmu Borgir - Kings of the Carnival Creation
My Ruin - Ready for Blood

Voor de rustige momenten veel uit de oude doos, na de verhuizing weer onder de naald beland:
Crosby Stills Nash - Long time Coming
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
E.L.O. - mr Blue Sky
Joni Mitchell - California

TOP-aankopen van het jaar:
Charlotte Gainsbourgh - 5:55 2006
Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty 2008
The Mars Volta - Amputechture 2006
Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling 2008
Wovenhand - Ten Stones 2008
Kings of Leon - Only by the Night 2008

Holladijee en niet uitglijden vanavond !!!
gegroet en bubbels,
Anouk

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January 2, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #21 Peter Luining


http://www.ctrlaltdelete.org/
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Erotic Lounge 7 Finest Pleasure (2008)
Label: Comfort Sounds, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Germany)
Timo Maas - Pictures (2005)
http://www.myspace.com/timomaas
Kitsune Maison - Compilation 6 (2008)
http://www.myspace.com/maisonkitsune
Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala (2007)
http://www.myspace.com/jenslekmanmusic
mp3: Friday Night at the Drive in Bingo
Stereogum Presents... - OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer (2008)
http://stereogum.com/okx/
Yoshinori Sunahara - Pan Am the sound of 70's (1999)
http://www.y-sunahara.com/
Relax Mode - Placid Chill Grooves (2008)
Label: Blue Tunes Recordings
Juxta Phona & offthesky - !Escape Kit! (2008)
http://www.myspace.com/offthesky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3YcE0jENwA
Future Sound of London - Humanoid sessions 84-88 (2003)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_Sound_of_London
Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger (2008)
http://www.myspace.com/oizo3000
Rotterdam Collection (LP, Backstreet/Backlash, 1980)
rem: met oa neon theme (van gelijknamig vpro tv programma)
Catapult - Let Your Hair Hang Down (greatest hits)
rem: de enige hollandse cult band met veel leuk materiaal op youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXKHqlkC894
http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120350020212&ssPageN...

January 1, 2009 - No Comments!

Studio playlist 2008: #20 Anuli Croon


http://www.anulicroon.nl/
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Dag RON_op Kerstavond in elkaar gezet_mijn lijstje van 2008_met The Black Keys aan de supertop_Zalig 2009_ANULI
The Black Keys - Thickfreakness 2003
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory 2004 Girl Is On My Mind
The Black Keys - Magic Potion 2006
The Black Keys - Attack & Release 2008 Remember When (Side B)
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes 2004
TV on the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain 2006 --Wolf Like Me - I Was A Lover
TV on the Radio - Dear Science 2008
The Cave Singers - Invitation Songs 2007
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus 2004
Lykke Li - Youth Novel 2008
Alex Roeka - Ik hou van...
Cat Power - Jukebox 2008
Santogold - Santogold 2008
My Drive Thru - Santogold, Julian Casablancas, N.E.R.D produced by Pharrell Converse Company 2008
The Wombats - Let's dance to Joy Division 2007
The Breeders - Mountain Battles 2008
Victory Outreach Rotterdam Brassband
hoorde ik op een zomeravond op een achteraf pleintje spelen terwijl ik op weg van atelier naar huis was..geweldig oefen?optreden voor maximaal 50 mensen!
Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses at Night 2008
Karen Dalton
Damien Rice with Lisa Hannigan - Be My Husband
Amy Macdonald - This Is The Life
The National - Alligator 2005
The National - Boxer 2007
Goldfrapp - Supernature 2008
Neil Young - Cowgirl In The Sand
Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel 2006
Wire - Object 47 2008
Tricky - Knowle West Boy 2008
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name 2008
Radiohead - In Rainbows (Disc 2) 2007
Tim Hardin - Live In Concert 1968
Soko - I'll Kill Her 2008
Josh Homme & PJ Harvey (Desert Sessions)
Rufus Wainwright - Release The Stars 2007

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