Archive for the ‘ Music I dig ’ Category

Music I dig 052: Ry* & Frank Wiedemann – Howling (2012)

Howling is one of those smooth tracks that just grows on you. I could end my post right there. However, I’m not in a lazy mood.

Frank Wiedemann is known for his work in groups such as ‘A Critical Mass’, ‘Âme’ and ‘Innervisions Orchestra’, producing music somewhere in the field of techno, tech-house  deep-house and minimal (possibly with a whiff of jazz and/or classical music). As far as I know most of his tracks have been released through their Innervisions label. Innervisions has always been a label for quality (no commercial concessions) electronic dance music. Surprisingly the ‘Howling EP’ will also be released on this label, making it the first pop song to be released on Innervisions. Unsurprisingly the EP also features an ‘Âme’ remix of ‘Howling’, which I think is just off the hook (that means you have to click that hyperlink!)!

Having the knowledge that ‘Howling’ is produced by Wiedemann, one suddenly hears a lot of similarities in the way the track is produced and composed. Believe me, that’s not a bad thing. These guys know what they are doing, be it tech-house or something more pop-ish.

Music I dig 051: MØ – Maiden (2012)

This is some pretty catchy stuff spreading out from Copenhagen. The music is produced in a collaberation between Karen Marie Ørsted and Ronni Vindahl. The video is by Anne Sofie Skaaring. On her facebook fanpage she says she likes Santigold, which is clearly audible. Not a bad thing.

Music I Dig 050: Alpine – Gasoline (2012)

Alpine is Phoebe, Lou, Phil, Christian, Ryan and Tim. They hail from Melbourne, Australia. They make some pretty nice music – if all their music is as good as is ‘Gasoline’ (I still have to check that out), their latest single. It is one of twelve tracks on their album ‘A is for Alpine’.

‘Gasoline’ is what you expect a good summer track to be and feel like; happy, bright, careless, soothing and a tiny wee uplifting. There’s also this unofficial video that is doing rather well (viewer-wise).

Music I dig 049: The Late Great Fitzcarraldos – Jesu (2012)

Discovered this one a few days ago, through Reptile Youth. Jesu is the first single from their second album. It’s a very catchy pop-synth tune and it kind of smells like summer. This is great for a chilled-out summer evening. Also, notice this fantastic video by Malthe Fischer.

Music I dig 048: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Man on Fire (2012)

Edward Sharpe & the magnetic zeros always make such chilled out music. The kind that makes you smile unconsciously and then makes you nod your head and later your whole body to the rhythm. And before you know it everybody is naked and running around the campfire like crazy hippies. Oh wait, that’s just me.

Cheers.

Don’t forget to check out their new album. You can buy it as of…now.

Music I dig 047: Jack White – Sixteen Saltines (2012)

This is not a video of just ‘Sixteen Saltines’. No, this is a short docu (really short) which includes a few tracks of Jack White’s new album ‘Blunderbuss’. I wanted to do a post on one of the tracks of this album ever since I heard it first. Problem was, that I couldn’t make up my mind which track to choose. Fortunately Jack was a few steps ahead of me and posted this really cool video.

Music I dig 046: This is the kit – Earthquake (2010)

I heard ‘This is the kit’ today (this song as a matter of fact), bought the album and loved the shit out it! Dark and catchy tune. Lot’s of musicianship in this song and on the entire album ‘Wriggle out restless’ for that matter. Very good!