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.