Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Rockastru's X (PT) - The party starts already this Saturday

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Kanal Audytywny (PL)

Kanal Audytywny returned last year with "Neurofotoreceptoreplotyka jako magia bytu", a double album, produced by Spaso and L.u.c..

Here we can listen to some of the finest tunes delivered in Poland last year. Highly influenced by hip-hop and jazz, with guests such as Fokus (Paktofonika, Pokahontaz), Natalia Grosiak (Micromusic), Adam Baron, Agim (Oszibarack) and Michal Litwiniec (Kormorany, Carbido), this record takes Polish Hip-Hop a step forth.

K.A. are L.u.c., on vocals, lyrics, laptop and human beatbox, Spaso, on gramophone and laptop, Adam Lepka, on trombone, Darek Dżugan, on contrabass and Filip Danielak, on percussion.

In the opening track "Intro", one can already get the highlights of what is still to come. The sound, meanwhile, is hip-hop, with a scent of jazz. "Radiowa Piosenka" feat. Adam Baron and Natalia Grosiak is one of 2005 best songs. Unfortunately I cannot share it here with you. It's fresh and jazzy, it goes around trip-hop and comes back with some breakbeats.
On the second cd, we go further on the hip-hop sound.

Unfortunately some of the tracks cannot keep up with the same enthusiasm, freshness as those mentioned previously. If so, and if they'd all fit in one cd, this would be a 10 points out of 10 cd.

Kanal Audytywny are on tour now, promoting their latest record. You can still catch them on the following cities.

30.03 Katowice - Mega Club
04.04 Poznań - Piwnica 21
05.04 Koszalin - Kreślarnia
07-04 Zielona Góra - Klub Słodko Gorzka
10-05 Kraków - Klub Studio, together with Abradaba

You can find the album here.

To see the video to the track "2 pokoje", please click here. 3 tracks can be found here as well - Praca, Nadrzeczywiste nadodne and Takie dni.

To listen to some samples from their latest record, check the following links:

CD1
1.Intro - taniec membran feat. Michał Litwiniec 2.Neurofotoreceptoreplotyka
3.Fotosynteza feat. Agim Dżejlili (Oszibarack), Michał Litwiniec
4.Klinika psychoromana feat. Adam Baron
5.Freaky sound
6.Pobudka
7.Radiowa piosenka o niczym feat. Adam Baron, Natalia Grosiak
8.Skrzynia Ikarusa
9.Nienasycenie feat. Natalia Grosiak
10.D. dykowaneani D.
11.Na audytywnej fali
12.What is music feat. Adam Baron, Natalia Grosiak
13.06.08.2005.
14.Outro – klulik konektor

CD2
1.Królik / Rabbit
2.Intro 003 feat. Natalia Grosiak
3.2pokoje / 2 rooms feat. Rahim
4.Kod relacji / Relation code feat. Dj Patrysia
5.Ponad śródmieściem/Above downtown
6.Miłość robotów #01 / Robots love #01
7.Miłość robotów #02 / Robots love #02 revisited" feat. Natalia Grosiak, Dawid Szczęsny
8.Luksfery sedno / Looksphere essence
9.Jakby zerwal sie film / Expousre is broken
10.Sample
11.Pętla / Loop
12.All stars scratch sesion feat. Dawid Szczęsny
13.Standard feat. Agata Radwańska, Natalia Grosiak

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Saturday, March 25, 2006
New Tracks on "La la la la"
This week, 14 new tracks on "La la la la ....".

PL - 6; PT - 8.

You can listen to some of the freshest tunes airing in PT and PL. Check the likes of The Weatherman, Veados Com Fome, Spartak! One, Fisz, Cool Kids of Death, Jamal, ..... among many others.

Hope you enjoy them.

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Friday, March 24, 2006
LAO CHE - Creativity made in Poland (PL)

Lao Che might be one of Poland's most exciting bands live. This Polish band is on tour now, taking their magnificent 2005 release "Powstanie Warszawskie" or "Warsaw Rising" to a city near you.

I had the chance to see them live last Saturday, at Klub Studencki "Zaczek", in Krakow. This venue was crowded and everyone was waiting anxiously for this concert.

But, who are Lao Che? Lao Che are Mariusz Denst (Denat), Hubert Dobaczewski (Spięty), Michał Jastrzębski (Dimon), Rafał Borycki (Żubr), Filip Różański (Wieża), Jakub Pokorski (Krojc) and Maciek Dzierżanowski (Trocki). Their sound could be catalogued as a mixture of rock, death metal, fok music, but where you can find time for some more dancable tunes, or even mellow.

They started in 1999 and soon gathered an imense cult around them. With 2 records released so far, "Gusla" and "Powstanie Warszawskie", this band can be compared, in terms of creativity, to the likes of Mike Patton's Mr. Bungle.

Last year's concept album was dedicated to the Warsaw Rising. For those who do not know what the Warsaw Rising is, please check this site.

As the band describes it on their website "we should write music on this extraordinary time, time of human morality at war. Ferocity versus elation of young bravery, friendship and cooperation in extreme conditions, difficult to understand for us - people of present time. All we can do is to walk along the imagination path. It is like a broadcast and its main aim is to show that world through sounds. The set and arrangements are created according to historical facts of the Rising".

For those willing to discover more on Lao Che, check these samples from their latest record and from Gusla. Zrzuty can be downloaded here completely.

"Powstanie Warszawskie"

01. 1939/Przed Burzą
02. Godzina W
03. Barykada
04. Zrzuty
05. Stare Miasto
06. Przebicie do Śródmieścia
07. Czerniaków
08. Hitlerowcy
09. Kanały
10. Koniec

"Gusla"

01. Astrolog
02. Kniaź
03. Klucznik / rozdziobią nas kruki i wrony
04. Wiedźma
05. Junak
06. Lelum Polelum
07. Mars-Anioł Choroby (Complete live version)
08. Nałożnica
09. Did Lirnik
10. Topielce
11. Komtur
12. Jestem Słowianinem
13. Wisielec
14. Kat

Both their cds can be bought here.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006
Rockastru's X - Modern Music Festival (PT)

This year Rockastru's will have its 10th edition. Since 1997 this festival, taking place in Esposende, has been promoting some of the most interesting portuguese bands. Fat Freddy, Bypass, Plasma or Paranoid are among these.

This year, the festival will kick out on the 1st of April, and continue during the next 4 weekends with the bands in contest. The final will take place on the 20th of May. The bands are as follows:

1/4/06
SPIRIT- BRAGA
PLAYMOTHER AND FUCKERBACK- SPAIN
DRILL- LISBON
STASH -1- V.N.GAIA

08/4/06
BLIND CHARGE- OPORTO
SPIRITSOUL- V.CASTELO
BEATRIX- LOUSÃ
SLOW MOTION BEER WALK- V.N.GAIA

22/4/06
KARANDIRU- BARCELOS
LOUIE DJIMÉ- LISBON
OLIVETREE - OPORTO
ONE MAN HAND - ESMORIZ

29/4/06
IDIOSYNCRATIC - OPORTO
THE BLOOM- P.FERREIRA
JD INCOGNITO- BENAVENTE
REVOL- LISBON

06/5/06
VOID - FAFE
STANIS- LISBON
PLASTICINA- S.M.INFESTA
BLINDMAN´S BUFF- CASCAIS

On the final, on the 20th of May, there will be the chance to see d3o live.

So, as you can see, plenty of reasons to get to one of the most interesting music festivals taking place in Portugal.

Rockastru s X
Avenida Margarida de Queirós, 82Forjães
4740-438 Esposende

For more informations, check

www.kastrus-bar.com

www.kastrusbar.blogspot.com

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Saturday, March 04, 2006
Music for your soul (PT)

March the 20th seems to be a wonderful day for Portuguese music.

Dead Combo are to release "Vol. 2- Quando a Alma Não é Pequena", their follow up to "Vol.1" on the very same day as X-Wife's newest record.

The record, which will be released by their own label, Dead & Company, features Paulo Furtado, Nuno Rafael, Joao Cardoso and Sergio Nascimento as guests.

As an extra now, the track "Paredes Ambience", to be found on the Carlos Paredes tribute cd Movimentos Perpétuos - Música para Carlos Paredes.

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News on X-Wife (PT)

With their latest record, SIDE EFFECTS, set to hit the stores on March, the 20th, X-Wife present us with their new single, "Ping-Pong", a song supposed to put you dancing from the very start.

With an appetizer such as this one, I can hardly wait for the record.

Check it out @ their MySpace.

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Music on Broniewski (PL)

I'm not here to talk about Broniewski, the poet, but about a record released recently to celebrate his work.
Several Polish artists were invited to sing his poems, on this release by Raster and the magazine Lampa. The record kicks off with Broniewski himself.

Here's a chance to listen to some other material from Andy, Starzy Singers, Pidzama Porno, among others.

1. Władysław Broniewski - "Bezrobotny"
2. Andy - "Przypływ"
3. Świetlicki & Ostrowski & Click - "Bagnet na broń"
4. Pustki - "Przekwitanie"
5. Meble - "Rozmowa z historią"
6. Mass Kotki - "Piosenka dziewczyny. Walc"
7. Muniek Staszczyk + Pustki - "Kalambury"
8. Przyzwoitość - "Dąb"
9. Paresłów - "Ulica Miła"
10. Cukunft - "Troska i pieśń" -
11. Starzy Singers + Świetlicki - "[Szedł Glinka]"
12. Brudne Dzieci Sida - "[Druga w nocy]"
13. Adam Olszewski - "Łódź"
14. Moja Adrenalina - "Twarde ręce"
15. Siostry Wrońskie - "Ballady i romanse"
16. Eldo - "[Mury, bruki]"
17. Budyń - "Bezsenność"
18. Brudne Mięso - "Posłuchajcie tej prośby. W parku."
19. Helsinki - "Wisła"
20. Pidżama Porno - "Nocny gość"

For those wanting to discover some more on the new Polish music, this is a record to look for.

You can order it here.

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