City Reverb does Soul Aid

29th March 2011 Comments Off

Chris Coco’s band City Reverb have a track on the Soul Aid website here. The idea is you donate some money then download the exclusive tracks to raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The track is a previously unreleased remix of When by Cosmodelica. Do it now.

Melodicablog 28.03.11

28th March 2011 Comments Off ,

Melodicablog 11.03.28 More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s Melodica – this week it’s all about bears (sort of). In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. THAT FUZZY FEELING: LOCUSSOLUS – I WANT IT (LINDSTROM & PRINS THOMAS REMIX) Locussolus is the latest musical project from Harvey Bassett aka DJ Harvey. The album of the same name comes in June on the International Feel label, vinyl, digital and CD versions all carrying a different selection of tracks. This one is a party beauty, remixed by Scandinavian scamps Lindstrom and Prins Thomas. More from the album in the coming weeks. ALEX AND THE GRIZZLY Alex And The Grizzly is a fine collaboraration between prolific musician and producer Christian Prommer and Alex Barck, one of the founders of Jazzanova and SonarKollektiv. It’s an eclectic mix, by turns poppy, dubby, housey, all featuring Alex on vocals. Well worth investigating. PrommerandBarck.com. PrommerandBarck on Facebook. YOU STAND UNCERTAIN The new album from American beats man Falty DL is called You Stand Uncertain. It’s out now on the most excellent Planet Mu label and features, as expected a range of electronic grooves from the cool and laidback to the extremely hectic. Nice stuff. STRINGS WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR: HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER This week’s guitar moment comes from a new, rather fine, mini LP from Hiss Golden Messenger, it’s classic, beautifully constructed pop rock I guess. Not a lot of electro experimentation but the songs and the performance are so strong that really doesn’t matter. REEKIN’STURCTIONS The Revenge have built a strong reputation for quality remixes and re-edits. They have an album coming on the Z Records label that features and fine selection of their work. It’s called Reekin’structions.

Melodica 28.03.11

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Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. In this episode – new albums from Locussolus aka DJ Harvey, Falty DL and Prommer & Barck, a new label from Caribou, re-edits from The Revenge and Beatconductor and some new Balearic and house beauties for a sunny day. It’s all here and it’s all new. [setlist] 1 Prommer & Barck – Pictures Of The Sea (Love Theme) – Derwin Recordings 2 Falty DL – Eight Eighteen Ten – Planet Mu THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Locussolus – I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix) – International Feel 5 Slow Hands – Rough Patch – K7 6 Snoretex – Strange Eaons – Buzzin Fly 7 Neon Heights & Musica Hermosa – Harlem – Digital File STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 8 Hiss Golden Messenger – Isobel – Blackmaps 9 Beatconductor – Willow Man – Spicy US 10 The Joneses – Summer Groove (The Revenge Edit) – Z REcords 11 SCB – Loss – Aus Music 12 Maceo Plex – Alpha – Hot Waves 13 Daphne – Mapfumo – Resista

The first day of spring

27th March 2011 Comments Off

Signs of change in the city…

Shadows Highlights

24th March 2011 Comments Off

Deep shadows and bright sun highlight the beauty of small things, the beauty of old things, the beauty of the things we live with and don’t usually notice. Everything is special. Steve told me the songs would tell me when each of them was ready. He said I was being impatient, they needed more time. He was right of course. But now I think one of them is done. I think it told me, in the sunlight, just now, it’s ready.