martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010

Bloody Panda - Ice

This band, originary from New York, is one of the weirdest Sludge bands I've ever heard, due to the vocalist Yoshiko Ohara, that makes their sound pretty unique. For me, it's like if Yoko Ono had meet really heavy and dense Sludge. I hope you like it!

Editing: for those who cannot watch the vid because of the goddamn copyright shit, here's the band's Myspace, where some of their songs can be heard:

lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

Pearl Jam - Black

The most of the people already knows Pearl Jam, in my view the best grunge band ever, so I don't think it needs any introduction. My main problem was choosing just one song, finally I decided to post this one, from their first full-lenght called "Ten", an amazing debut album, played live, where Eddie Vedder shows his impressive singing skills.

PS: I had some problems with my computer this last days, sorry about the delay posting.

domingo, 21 de noviembre de 2010

Cathedral - Captain Clegg

One of my favourite songs by Cathedral, english fathers of Stoner Doom which I was lucky enough to see live in Wacken Open Air 2009. Quite heavy and also some psychodelic, I  instantly fell in love with this song the first time I heard it.

sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010

Orthodox - Con Sangre de Quien te Ofenda

"With Blood Of Those Who Give Offend To You" is the name of a song from the second album of the spanish doomsters Orthodox, without doubt one of the best bands actually active in this country. The play a sensational mix of Doom Metal and southern spain folklore, highly influenced by sevillian Holy Week, creating an unique sound that I really love. Enjoy!

viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010

Andrew W.K. - She is Beautiful

I heard this song some years ago and now I still like it, despite I have no idea about what happened with Andrew W.K. later. Anyway, it's fine to find some love-but-not-soppy songs, I hope you enjoy it (the few that didn't know this)

miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning

In my view, an awesome tv serie needs an awesome original soundtrack, and The Soprano's has one of the bests. I admit, is one of my favourites so I can't be objetive, anyway I still think this song is just epic..."So loud John Coltraine and Charles Mingus"

Crippled Black Phoenix - Rise Up and Fight

From the collaboration of members of Electric Wizard, Iron Monkey, Mogwai and others born in 2004 Crippled Black Phoenix, a post-rock band with high quality compositions due to the experience of the musicians that participate in this project. This is from, in my view, their best album, 200 Tons of Bad Luck, released in 2009 with some other awesome songs, as for example Burnt Reynolds.

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010

Guahaihoque - Revelations

Eleven years after the birth of this band from Colombia, their first album was released with the title The Return of the Ancient Gods. In it, Guahaihoque mix Black Metal with South American folk played with pre-columbian wind instruments. Not the best band in the world but anyway quite interesting, I think.

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

Woven Hand - Story and Pictures

David Eugene Edwards, founder of 16 Horsepower, (band that also worth listening, at least their amazing cover of Bad Moon Rising by Creedence) started in 2002 is own group, Woven Hand. This song is the result, I don't say this really often but it's, by far, the best stuff I've heard in this whole year.

domingo, 14 de noviembre de 2010

Swallow the Sun - Hope

I heard Swallow the Sun for the first time like five years ago, and they became instantly one of my favourites Death Doom bands. Since then their albums are becoming better and better, with not a single disappointing or even boring song. This one is the first from the 2007 album called Hope, in my view a truly masterpiece. Enjoy!

viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

Benny Goodman Orchestra - Sing Sing Sing (with a Swing)

I don't think this music needs more introduction, it's just a perfect song by The Benny Goodman Orchestra known throughout the world. I could say, as usual, enjoy it, but I think it's impossible to not do it.

jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010

Equilibrium - Widars Hallen

A wild viking metal band appeared! These germans came out from nowhere in 2005 with an awesome album called Turis Fratyr, plenty of songs full of folky melodies, but really powerful anyway, and soon this release became one of my favourites of that year. Now it's a quite popular band, so probably Viking Metal fans will already know this... but if not, enjoy!

miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010

Eduardo Barazano - Capricho Árabe (by Tárrega)

Today I'm going to show you a classical guitar piece, Capricho Árabe (Arabic Caprice) composed by Francisco Tárrega, one of the most reputated melodists ever. It's playe by the uruguayan guitarrist Eduardo Baranzano, and it's, by far, my favourite interpretation of this song. I hope you enjoy it!

martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010

Unexpect - Desert Urbania

Something happened with the mind of the members of this canadian band between 1999 and 2003, cause while preparing the release of their second work, Utopia, they all became completely crazy. And they still are, this song from their second full-length, In A Flesh Aquarium, proves. This album fucked my mind years ago, so beware with yours.

lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010

Lurte - Various Songs

Lurte is a band that play Folk music from the region of Spain where I was born, Aragón, and sing in the language that was spoken here some centuries ago. Their performances are really funny, they all appear disguised as in medieval times, playing typical instruments from the region, some of them quite similar to galician folk instruments.

Earth - Engine of Ruin

I know Drone isn't a very appreciated music style but anyway I wanted to show you all a good track of this genre because I think it could seem interesting to some people. This is a song composed by the north american band Earth, considered fathers of Drone music, and released in year 2008 in the album called The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull, where Drone is mixed with some kind of southern rythms.

It's really slow music, so be patient and relax with it. I hope you enjoy it!

domingo, 7 de noviembre de 2010

Kool and the Gang - Celebration

Yesterday this blog reached one hundred followers, so I guess this is a very appropiate song for today. This band was founded about forty years ago, and they're still active, probably thanks to this hymn that made them internationally famous.

sábado, 6 de noviembre de 2010

Gary Jules - Mad World

Is there anyone under 40 years old that doesn't like Donnie Darko? I don't think so, at least I've never met anybody. If the film is quite good, the OST is just awesome. This song makes me feel kinda weird, probably nostalgia grows when listening to it. Pretty nice vid, by the way.

viernes, 5 de noviembre de 2010

Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde

How could Neige, frontman of a Black Metal band as hard as Peste Noire, release in 2007 such a beautiful album? I really don't know, but I enjoy a lot every single second from Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde, including its amazing cover, one of the best I've ever seen.

jueves, 4 de noviembre de 2010

Love of Lesbian - Allí Donde Solíamos Gritar

Pop rock is not the music I usually listen to, however this band from Barcelona really hooked me with their last album called "1999 (o cómo generar incendios de nieve con una lupa enfocando la luna)" Songs from this album are just amazing, truly emotional and with impressive lyrics. If anyone is interested, here is the english translation of this song, is not perfect but quite precise. Enjoy it!

miércoles, 3 de noviembre de 2010

Electric Wizard - Funeralopolis

In my view, there's not a lot of Stoner bands as good as Electric Wizard. This heavy and psychodelic song is from probably my favourite release of this genre ever: Dopethrone, an amazing album perfect for smoking some weed and relax. I know it's not the kind of music that everyone likes, but I think it could be interesting for some people.

martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010

Goran Bregović - Kalashnikov

Kalashnikov is one of the most popular songs from this yugoslavian musician that composed many OST, a big part of them for Emir Kusturica's movies. Personally I recommend this artist to any interested in Eastern Europe folk music, had a lot of fun dancing his songs in Cluj Napoca (Romania)

domingo, 31 de octubre de 2010

Helloween - If I Could Fly

I'm back for Madrid, and as it has been Halloween recently, what can be better than song from this band to celebrate? I admit I'm not very much into Power Metal, nonetheless I always loved this song. It's from their album The Dark Ride, sung by Andi Deris. Enjoy it!

viernes, 29 de octubre de 2010

Buenavista Social Club - Chan Chan

Fifty years before the closing of Buenavista Social Club in La Habana, Ry Cooder and Juan de Marcos Gonzales, along with some cuban musicians that belonged to that social club, started this band, making some of the most popular cuban songs. This one is probably the most representative, I hope you enjoy.

PS: I'm going this weekend to Madrid, so there won't be new entries until Monday. I'm sorry about that.

PPS: Not "cuacks" today, I'm also sorry about that

jueves, 28 de octubre de 2010

TrollfesT - Villanden

This song needs no more description than: Cuack cuack! Cuack cuack! Cuack cuack cuack cuaaaaack!

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

From the first album of Dire Straits, the band leaded some years ago by the exceptional guitar player Mark Knopfler. I'm sure that when people heard this song for the first time they realized that they were being witness of the birth of a legendary band.

martes, 26 de octubre de 2010

Maxim Vengerov - Czardas by Monti

I'm today in the mood for something classical, why not one of the best violinist in the world (that's my opinion, of course) playing a extremely hard piece with also an amazing cello player? Well, seems good to me, enjoy this classical lovers and probably folk adicts too.

Haggard - All Inizio e la Morte

Haggard is an unusual metal band, lead by Assis Nasseri and composed by about 20 more musicians (the number of people is constantly modified) that play a really beautiful medieval and classical inspired orchestral music. This song is sung in English, German and Latin, and it's the first one from their third album called Eppur Si Muove, "And yet it does move", the phrase that Galileo is supossed to have said in front of Inquisition, when he was forced to deny that Earth moves around the Sun, and not the opposite.

domingo, 24 de octubre de 2010

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - A Moment So Close

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is an unbelievable north american band, composed by highest level musicians (Victor Wooten among them, one of the best bass players in the world), that play a extremely technical jazz fussion. In this awesome performance there's an impressive guest, Kongar-ol Ondar, a mongolian singer able to make multi tonal sounds with a technique called Tuvan throat singing.

Agalloch - Pale Folklore

These guys from Oregon have been 15 years composing excellent music, inspired by nature. I met them with their debut, Pale Folklore, in 1999, and this year their are releasing a new full-lenght, Marrow of the Spirit, that I have no doubt it will be as good as all their albums. This concrete song is from their third album, Ashes Againts the Grain, enjoy it!

viernes, 22 de octubre de 2010

Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies

I drank too much beer tonight so a song from this irish ascendancy american band seems very appropiate to me... even too much. Enjoy the song that gave the title to their second release, Drunken Lullabies.

jueves, 21 de octubre de 2010

Anathema - Flying

Most beautiful ballad ever? At least for me, it is. Always loved this band, since they started as an awesome Death-Doom band, but when they started playing atmospheric rock their music became unbelievable. Hope you enjoy this.

miércoles, 20 de octubre de 2010

Bruce Springsteen - Downbound Train

Long ago this guy is no more a singer but a legend. I usually like his songs, but this one it's just perfect for me. From his famous 1984 release, "Born in the USA", that received lots of important awards.

Los Rodriguez - Sin Documentos

I do like Andrés Calamaro right now, in his solo career, but I enjoyed a lot a few of his songs when he was vocalist of Los Rodriguez. This song was probably their biggest success, Sin Documentos. Enjoy it!

martes, 19 de octubre de 2010

Fleshgod Apocalypse - Embodied Deception

My favourite song from an awesome debut album called Oracles, this extremely technical italian band shows how Brutal Death should sound like. By the way, who the fuck is playing the piano, Chopin? That's just amazing.

lunes, 18 de octubre de 2010

Scatman John - Scatman

Anyone nostalgic? Cause this guy ruled the 90's with this single, that in 1995 was included in a full lenght called Scatman's World. It's not usually the kind of music I listen to, but this song, with that scat-singing technique, is great.

domingo, 17 de octubre de 2010

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

Nice song from this british band, published in their 1992 studio release called Wish. It's amazing how The Cure have composed a quite important number of songs known throughout the world.

sábado, 16 de octubre de 2010

Finntroll - Fiskarens Fiende

My favourite song from this humppa-inspired Black Metal band, from their album Natfödd. They're from Finland, and the translation of the title is "Fisherman's Enemy".

viernes, 15 de octubre de 2010

Angels Trio - Russian Gypsy Folk Song (with D. Tringov)

One of the greatest violinists ever (my personal favourite along with Maxim Vengerov and Jascha Heifetz) playing a really beautiful gypsy song. It would have been a privilege to hear it live.

domingo, 10 de octubre de 2010

Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed


Great song by this music genius, published in 2000 as OST for the movie Wonder Boys, that won a Best Song Oscar (I am not surprised for this)

sábado, 9 de octubre de 2010

Borknagar - Colossus

In my view, one of the greatest Black Metal songs ever made by one of the greatest Black Metal bands. Those norwegians have really good albums, and Quintessence, where this song was first released.

viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010

Kamelot - Sailorman's Hymn

I'm not very much into Power metal, but this ballad sounds great to me. From their fourth full-lenght, "The Fourth Legacy".

miércoles, 6 de octubre de 2010

martes, 5 de octubre de 2010

Morrissey - You Have Killed Me

Steven Patrick Morrissey was the singer from The Smiths until the band split up in 1987. Then he began a successful solo career, that is still active. This is the first videoclip from Ringleader of the Tormentors, an album released in 2006.