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buzzandmusic said in Dicembre 8th, 2008 at 20:02

Pardon dimenticavo:Einaudi -Stile Libero e’ l’editore,155 le pagg e 11,50 euro il prezzo.


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Alien on Acid said in Dicembre 8th, 2008 at 22:57

Questa notizia, merita attenzione: Bell Orchestre (Arcade Fire Mems.) Sign to Arts & Crafts

They’re a Canadian band (Montreal!) of a certain size (six!), which makes Bell Orchestre a prime candidate for inclusion into the fold at Arts & Crafts, home to such large Canadian troupes as Broken Social Scene, the Hidden Cameras, and, er, honorary Canadians Los Campesinos!

As you might recall, Belle Orchestre is comprised of the Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld, plus Stefan Schenider and Pietro Amato of Jorane, Mike Feuerstack of snailhouse, and Kaven Nabatian. The group will issue their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2005’s Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light early next year. They crafted the album with Tortoise’s John McEntire at Chicago’s Soma Electronic Music Studios.

Once their Arts & Crafts debut is out, the band will hit the road, hard. A few dates have emerged thus far, if that’s the sort of thing that rings your proverbial bell.


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Alien on Acid said in Dicembre 8th, 2008 at 23:11

Un cd aggratis e legalmente? Perchè no? Basta andare qui e scaricare tutte le canzoni:
lui si chiama: Esau Mwamwaya e se ne avete voglia, leggete su di lui, quanto segue.

The Very Best:
Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are the Very Best
[Ghettopop/Green Owl; 2008]
Rating: 8.6
Buy it from Insound

Download it from eMusic

Late last year when blogs began to be flooded with takes on the M.I.A.-via-the-Clash “Paper Planes” riddim, two stood out: A remix that improved on the original by papering over some of the song’s relative white space with fantastic verses from Bun B and Rich Boy, and “Tengazako” (“Take What’s Yours” in Chichewa), a collaboration between European production team Radioclit and Malawian-born, London-based singer Esau Mwamwaya. Since then, Mwamwaya raised his profile the quickest way one can in music blog circles– via collaborations, covers, and remixes. Continuing their Six Degrees of Indie game, Radioclit and Mwamwaya leaked “Get It Up”– which featured not only Maya herself, but also Santogold– “Kamphopo”, built on an Architecture in Helsinki track, and covers of the Beatles and Vampire Weekend featuring, respectively, the Ruby Suns and, uh, Vampire Weekend. The refreshing thing, however, was that unlike 95% of the superfluous odds and sods clogging blogspace, these tracks were actually really good.

It’s easy to be cynical about this process of easing Western listeners into Esau Mwamwaya’s music– RIYL Vampire Weekend, Ruby Suns, other English-language artists cribbing from African music– until you hear the music itself, and in particular the whole of he and Radioclit’s free mixtape, Are the Very Best. Once you get through the indie-guarded gates, Mwamwaya and Radioclit are open here to everything from South Africa’s marabi and kwaito music to Hans Zimmer scores to French and American hip-hop to Michael Jackson– and in most cases, it’s the tracks that lean furthest away from the familiar that work best. The regal “Sister Betina”, BLK JKS collaboration “Salota”, and Radioclit productions “Funa Funa” and “Kada Manja” are as immediately likable as the rest of the mix. And, frankly, much of the best-known source material here– “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”, the AiH backdrop on “Kamphopo”, the True Romance via Badlands theme on “Chikandi”, the loathsome Beatles song “Birthday”– is either simply a blueprint or sketch for other ideas, or is vastly improved by Mwamwaya’s treatments.

Mwamwaya’s cultural cross-section is no accident. Although he sings in his native Chichewa, he met Radioclit’s Etienne Tron when he sold the producer a used bike in a London junkshop. Despite that, Mwamwaya and Radioclit’s talents lie far beyond cultural fusion and curatorial skills: In short, they’ve created just about the most listenable and flat-out enjoyable record of the year– and one that happens to dovetail nicely with the urgency for and overdue embrace of morally guided globalism.

Those globalistic tendencies are, unfortunately, born as much from tragedies such as the Mumbai attacks and economic fears as they are the afterglow of Barack Obama’s election. (And, sadly, not born out of crises in Darfur, Kenya, Chad, and far too many other places.) But culturally, this century’s renewed Western interest in the music of Africa, the Middle East, South America, China, and elsewhere seems largely free of the condescending and touristic tones that it carried in the 1980s. Instead of searching for a supposed antidote for MTV and synth-pop and whatever else got authenticity watchdogs up in arms a quarter-century ago, now it seems as if people are exploring increasing amounts of non-Western music simply because they have increased access to it and are enjoying the hell out of it.

Mwamwaya’s fusion, of course, can’t be boiled down to Africa vs. the West, a laughably simplistic formula. He’s assimilating from a wide range of music both from his home continent– the clattery, choatic sounds of kuduro or marabi, the refreshing blank space and clean lines of highlife, the deep, loping, patient kwaito– and around the globe. So The Very Best is far from a primer, but it’s not aiming to be an introduction to anything other than the sensibilities and sounds of its creators. It turns out to be wide-ranging, not only in sound but spirit. Mwamwaya plays heart-tugging on the “Birthday” cover and “Funa Funa”, gets earnest on “Dinosaur on the Ark”, and displays a wicked sense of humor all over the place: An outstanding reworking of M.I.A.’s “Boyz”, the tongue-in-cheek cover art, and an extended runout of Michael Jackson’s Free Willy theme “Will You Be There” that turns into a reminder that they’ve given you this mixtape free followed by a plea to look out for (to still “be there” for) Mwamwaya’s proper album. In the meantime, consider this freebie an early holiday gift. (

inutile che vi dica di pigiare sul tasto: Download Full Album For Free e buon ascolto!


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Alien on Acid said in Dicembre 8th, 2008 at 23:17

ps: visto che non ci sono grandi note all’interno dei files che Esau Mwamwaya, gentilmente e sottolineo, legalmente, ci regala, vi fornisco qualche dettaglio in più sulla sua tracklist.

01) Kamphopo (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Architecture In Helsinki – Heart It Races)
02) Wena (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Bleksem, music: DJ Cleo – Wena)
03) Tengazako (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: M.I.A – Paper Planes)
04) Chikondi (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Hans Zimmer – True Romance Theme)
05) Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (The Very Best Remix) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit & Vampire Weekend)
06) Hide And Seek (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Teki Latex, music: TTC – Batards Sensibles)
07) Salota (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya and Blk Jks, music: Cannibal Ox – Life’s Ill)
08] Boyz (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, Akon & M.I.A, music: M.I.A -Boyz)
09) Sister Betina (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Mgarimbe, music: Mgarimbe – Sister Betina)
10) Birthday (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & The Ruby Suns, music: The Ruby Suns)
11) Funa Funa (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit)
12) Kada Manja (classic version) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya, music: Radioclit)
13) Dinosaur Of The Lost Ark (The Very Best remix) (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Ben Brewer, music: Bermuda)
14) Get it Up (The Very Best Remix) (vocals : Esau Mwamwaya, Santogold, M.I.A & Northern Cree, music: Radioclit)
15) Will You Be There (vocals: Esau Mwamwaya & Michael Jackson, music: Michael Jackson – Will You Be There)


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Alien on Acid said in Dicembre 8th, 2008 at 23:27

per buzz: Kanye Thinks Is Producing the New U2 Album
They might be one, but they are most definitely not the same.

But you know what? If Kanye’s right, I gotta hand it to U2. That would be one ballsy move. Handing over the keys to the biggest rock band in the world to the guy behind “My Humps” and “I Got It From My Mama” is even riskier than letting the Edge mumble over industrial music or busting out a giant lemon for a world tour. Could it work? Maybe. But if it failed spectacularly, it would be FUCKING HILARIOUS.
(Posted by Amy Phillips on Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 6:20pm)


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Alien on Acid said in Dicembre 8th, 2008 at 23:32

Quando c’è di mezzo Sufjan Stewens, vado in fibrillazione:
Sufjan, My Brightest Diamond’s Worden on DM Stith EP

Designer, songwriter, and recent Asthmatic Kitty signee DM Stith’s got an EP coming tomorrow (December 9) on his new label, and a few pretty impressive pals helping him put his best foot forward.

The five-song Curtain Speech EP is boosted by appearances from Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden, and Rafter, among other Asthmatic Kitty luminaries. And just in case you weren’t aware this crew is tight as all get out, Stith also returns Ms. Worden’s favor on a forthcoming MBD remix EP.

Curtain Speech:

01 Around the Lion Legs
02 Curtain Speech
03 Just Once
04 Hoarse Sorrows and the Whole Blind Earth…
05 Abraham’s Song (Firebird)


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Alien on Acid said in Dicembre 8th, 2008 at 23:39

Cat Power e il suo ultimo EP che esce domani, l’ho dimenticato tra gli ascolti settimanali.
Jukebox e le cover contenute nel cd uscito in gennaio di quest’anno, è il punto di riferimento; infatti le cover contenute in questo EP, sono le seguenti:

01. Dark End of the Street (James Carr)
02. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
03. Auld Triangle (The Pogues)
04. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) (Otis Redding)
05. Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention)
06. It Ain’t Fair (Aretha Franklin)

Inutile dire che adoro Cat Power.


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buzz said in Dicembre 9th, 2008 at 10:02

Per mettermi “in pari” con tutti voi dovrei chiudere “baracca e burattini” , andarmene a casa,ascoltare minimo 12 ore di musica non stop(tanti sono gli album ,diciamo una quindicina, in lista di attesa che vi diro’)e cominciare a scrivere…….ahime’ debbo lavorare,ma prometto che nel pomeriggio saro’ con voi tutti.Per ora posso solo dirvi GRAZIE!!
A piu’ tardi e scusate……mamma mia la MUSICA che passione.


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buzzandmusic said in Dicembre 9th, 2008 at 15:53

Solo per dirvi che il post sugli u2 and co di Alien ha fatto il giro di mezzo mondo: è finito anche sui siti e che ringraziano e io ovviamente giro i ringraziamenti a voi amici blogger ed in questo caso,in particolare, ad Alien.A big hug dear friends……..rock on


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Alien on Acid said in Dicembre 9th, 2008 at 19:22

Ma va? Addirittura? Ok, io ringrazio te e estendi ai tuoi amici.


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