The Midnight Reverie Trio, The Awarians and Gasoline will get together on a special evening in order to support a good cause.
With the goal of helping underprivileged kids getting some holidays, 3 bands set up by ex-Pats living in Krakow, will entertain you at the teatr Nowa Laznia in Nowa Huta.
Do not miss this event. Your presence can make a diference. Bring a friend as well.
Tickets are 8 zl in advance and 10 zl at the door.
01 49 Special / Cafe Crossroad / Antwerp (BE)
05 Dead Combo / Cabaret Maxime’s / Lisbon
06 wOMAN iN pANIC / Plano B / Oporto
11 Lobster / Maxime / Lisbon
13 Riding Panico / ZDB / Lisbon
21 Dead Combo / Auditorio d’A Moagem / Fundao
04 Dead Combo / Paths of Peace Festival / Rovereto (IT)
10 Dead Combo / Teatro do Campo Alegre / Oporto
13 49 Special / Great Shakin Fever - Afternoon Pool Party / Oporto
22 Dead Combo / Festival Musicas do Mundo / Sines
15 Dead Combo / Festival Mundo / Viana do Castelo
09 Bajzel / Off festival / Myslowice
12 Dead Combo / World Cultures Festival / Gdansk
Merzbau just got a new album out. Noite/Nuit is a split EP with the artists Tiago Sousa, member of Goodbye Toulouse and Jesus, the Misunderstood, and the French artist with Portuguese origins Sandra Reignoux, aka SRX.
Tiago Sousa, after his solo debut with Crepusculo, returns on this split EP with three melancholic tracks completely dominated by his piano. The perfect companionship for those long and cold winter nights, his music is of several faces, carrying dark tones dressed in light blue silk. A Espera would perfectly suit one of those black and white mute thriller films, where this character follows someone in this never ending alley.
His share on Noite/Nuit ends with Folha Caduca, another moment of melancholic crescendo, quiet and beautiful music.
SRX is Sandra Reignoux. With a delicate and trembling voice, she starts her share on this Split EP with The Amazonian Sky, a song where piano notes fall side by side with chorus in constant loop. Simple, beautiful and catchy.
Pieces for Portugal is an exercise where spoken-word meets a lonely piano. Both, closed in a dark room, singing solitude within darkness, expressing her fear and other emotions. Better Than continues on the same path. Words throw out, quietly, softly, delicately as if we were walking on thin ice.
Last year Azevedo Silva delivered Claraboia, his debut, featuring 4 original tracks and a cover for Daniel Jonhston's Devil Town.
This year he brings us Tartaruga, his first long play. Splitting his time between Madcab and his solo career, Luis Silva found time to release these 11 tracks under the name of Azevedo Silva.
One again, a close encouter with slow paced, melancholic, lo-fi, acoustic and intimate music all sung so beautifully in Portuguese.
The album kicks off with the one minute intro Ao Mar. Then, Frio e Fome, an acoustic guitar driven track of such melancholy and beauty. Words that carry emotions; words that tell a story; words...... throw to winds..... Silva's voice drags itself slowly and mournfully. One of Tartaruga's pearls.
Vai Com a Chuva continues on the same mood and so do Bloqueio and Abutre. On the latter, with the acoustic guitar on his hands, we are told about the awful episodes some of us have to go through in real life. Tough reality, accompanied by the melancholy of Azevedo Silva's voice and the sad and delicate melodies.
Inimiga is more of a instrumental track. The few repeated lines dropped in-between the guitar chords seem more as an instrument rather than any other thing. ".....porque a vinganca se serve fria. Porque e' vinganca, sossega filha....."
Liberdade lives among echoes of cold lands' winter times and ghostly wispered sounds. Until Sorrir, the last song, we still have time to listen to the very personal and intimate Palavras de Ninguem, a song carried on the first person; the instrumental Do' and Deus Panico. Sorrir is the perfect soundtrack for our everyday's life in a city in rush: beautiful acoustic guitar chords that tell us to lay back, take a deep breath, relax....... and smile...
Tartaruga is an album that breathes sadness, loss, hope and saudade... Tartaruga is here to be discovered. Get it right here.
Find more on Azevedo Silva on his MySpace. "...Sim, eu sei que vou partir p'ralem. Tambem sei que vais herdar a dor de alguem que nao veras. Mas tudo tem seu tempo, perpetuo movimento, esse nao vai parar, jamais recuar. Agora eu penso no futuro e em tudo o que eu deixei p'ra tras. Amor, eu penso no futuro, nao sou capaz... Nao sou capaz....."
The netlabel Chill-Label is back with Deft Aphid's 256 Tales.
This Piekary Slaski-based artist takes us into his 8th release, a true world of sounds where beats and break-beats, minimal electronic, ambient music, rap, drum-n-bass, r'n'b, pop, classic and lyrical tunes. In a couple of words, a true cultural melting pot.
For this album Qba Muller, aka Deft Aphid, gathered the contributions of Clever Chris, on the fantastic break-beat drum-n-bass madness of Cardial Puzzle (Radio Edit), Elektrobi's guitar on the distorced noisy electronic trip The Captain of Kopenick, Trochej's trombone on the electro noise bingo-bango party For Saba & Pola and on the smooth pop electronic flavoured Patoka, Catalonia-based Miurn's piano and string arragements on the contagious and in crescendo piano driven pop bits and bytes of Parentesi, Katarzyna Wojciak's vocal contribution to the guitar driven r'n'b noise drunk Vermeer Forgery and last but not least Loki da Trixta's rap contribution to the beat clashes of 1.
256 Tales is an album tough to catalogue.
256 Tales is an album tough to listen at first time, but that reveals itself quite impressive in the end. After the first time you go through these 13 tracks, you'll want to do it again, and again.
I do not know if this has to do with the rhythm changes we're constantly facing - try listening to 1 and then the de-construction arcade beats of Borsuk, or to the simplistic harp sounds of Piri Reis and the sounds of The Captain of Kopenick or For Saba & Pola.
Stealpot is about to release his second album, Indian Saloon. After the highly acclaimed debut, Mass Mess.Age, Szymon Folwarczny is back wih one of 2007's most expected albums.
Earlier this year, this Katowice-based young musician gave us Kimi Na Oto, a track featuring Mondialito's singer, Junko Nishimura. Now, Szymon is back and this time he drops us a mix for this Indian Saloon.
This is nothing but an appetiser for his forthcoming album, but what an appetiser. Most likely, one of Poland's best album for this 2007!!!!
Full-bodied downtempo moments, amazing jazz-scratchy pearls and delicately sung anthems. All this, plus a remix for Bjork's New World.
This concert will present NCC's debut EP. This 5 track EP will include Sandbox Love, Children Of An Uncertain Future and Random Acts Of Happiness (these three available at their MySpace), plus two other tracks, with no title so far.
The EP will come out as a limited edition (49 handmade copies), so in case you'd like to get a copy, contact them soon, before it sells out, or drop by Lubu Dubu this Sunday, from 19h.
This night will also see Krakow-based alternative electro-psychotronic rockers Eluktrick and a suprise guest....
"....Why not? We are in love with music, we want to express ourselves by the music... "
This is Vixo. Heading from Zdunska Wola, these youngsters decided back in 2004 to start doing what they loved most; this is, to have a band and play...
Sebastian Stasiak on vocals and guitar; Darek Grabowski on lead guitar; Arek Jaros on drums and Michal Szafarz on bass guitar are the four responsible for the music behind Vixo. This one shines with influences from the 60's and 70's pop rock scene, with this century's post-punk return and alternative pop rock.
Recently they released Fireworks EP. 4 tracks highly contaminated with melodic guitar chords, repetitive and straight to your mind pop chorus and happy drum beats.
The percussion driven and guitar frenzy Lufu, the pop and delicate Do you remember love?, the 80's pop, indie rock drunk and dance friendly Farewell in oblivion and the tempting uhhh uuhh wispers of Nothing can be born from stillness are a perfect visit to their full lenght debut expected to arrive this Autumn, through Love Industry.
Recently they participated on Piotr Stelmach's Offensywa compilation with the track Farewell in oblivion.
"....Our story is very short. We (Marcin, Piotrek) started in 2003 as a project for one album in cooperation with a few vocalists. But when we met Maciek we knew that it was the only voice we were looking for....."
And this was how 96 Project came together. Together with bass player Lukasz Damm, Marcin Limek, on guitar, Piotr on percussion and the lead vocalist Maciek Prusinki, this Radom-based alt-rock quartet released this year their third demo, Numer 3.
After 120 and Here (Anyway), back in 2004 and 2005 respectively, this year sees four new tracks coming to life. My Cause For Life, Life-Phobia, I Take on Trust and Lady-Jail pulse heavily, contaminated with grunge'like guitar and stunning drums.
It is difficult to listen to these tracks and not picture straight away bands like Soundgarden or Incubus. The guitar riffs and Maciek's vocals do take us that way, specially when he sings in English.
Their music possesses good rythmn, melody and energy. It's catchy, it rocks and it kicks arse!!!!. The guitar, drum and bass seem to be on the right place, saying present only when requested.
I received their first single Unaesthetic together with its Polish version, Na znieczuleniu. This latter sounds better than it's English partner. Maciek's sings more naturally and his voice gets a different tone, a better one.
Rasarte is back with another release. This time, it's up to Indy's EP, Sepia.
After the release of their debut demo, Reveal, back in 2003, Pedro Franco, together with Nuno Furtado, Pedro Ramos and Victor Coimbra, share with us, this time, a couple of tracks that swim in classic rock and pop deep seas.
While listening to this release I can't help sharing a certain feeling of disappointment. After the promising Rasarte's debut with Levi, this Sepia turns out to be some points bellow what I expected.
Nevertheless, there are some good ideas in here. From the not so enthusiastic Holly Water, to the the more interesting indie pop Round We Walk, via the Jeff Buckley and Incubus inspired Softly Spoken and Trial, we are taken through a couple of tracks worth listening. The EP closes with the not so good Built Back Up, an acoustic guitar driven track that seems to loose its direction one minute after it started. It wants to be too many things at the same time, ending up sounding too artificial.
Sepia shows a band that is still looking for a direction, for their sound. As a second release it shows some interesting ideas, but nothing more.
"....Some people are different. All what they whish is to be like to the others, deliciously mixing among the crowd. There are people spending the rest of their lives fighting to achieve this, denying or hiding their differences. Some other assume it and raise up themselves, getting their place close to the others… in their hearts...."
Cheesewire, Home Is So Sad, Wor Jackie and Nichola have been added to Fox Gang's MySpace Player. A unique chance to listen to some of the tracks this sextet has been playing around.
All those living outside Krakow, beware!!! The Fox will take their funky reggae rock sounds to Poznan this April. Together with Alien Autopsy, they'll be hunting you at Brogan's Irish Pub. Hopefully, other cities will follow.
Download one of their mixtapes right here. Just follow the link.
*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 2 years and half after they started as a band, Monomonkey will finally hit the road and take their melodic rock sounds to a wider crowd, showing some of the music released on their previous demos.
This quartet hailing from Marinha Grande (PT) is set to release simple songs that ought to catch everyone's attention. The music flow nicely on tracks such as Singing Out to No One and In Danger (this being one of my favourites).
It seems that the vocals need some more work, but, as a whole, they seem to be heading on the right direction.
Ricardo Simoes, Pedro Lemos, David Silva and Bruno Juliao are heading to a city close to you. See them live on the:
24/03 @ K2 Club, Cartaxo; together with Pond37 13/04 @ Festival Overlive, Marinha Grande; together with Budhi.
Pat, Jap, Victor, Valerie and Mitch, together with guest Adolfo Luxuria Canibal prepared 12 songs where melancholy meets claustrophobia meets controlled madness meets enigmatic melodies.
Remarkable, cavernous and slowly wispered sexy poetry. Catchy and tempting chorus. Track after track, these songs keep suprising us with their constant mutations. They move from one direction to another, keeping only some traces to the music we listened minutes before.
With lyrics in English, French and Portuguese; inspired in bands such as Mao Morta, Tindersticks, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds or Leonard Cohen, it is difficult not to feel attracted to their music, to this variety of sounds, melodies and moods.
As we listen to Urgency, You Said,Pressure, Fisherman's Wife, Montmartre ou Noite Baca, we are taken into several different worlds. Spoken word, alternative, jazz, post rock and pop. Even though some songs fall into the universe of the above mentioned projects, the rest of this debut completes it wisely, giving a different look to this release.
Pat Kay is now on tour in Portugal in one of our recommended tours. Get to see them at:
22/03 @ Maus Habitos, Oporto 23/03 @ Whisky bar , Braga (Vila de Prado) 24/03 @ Musicalia, Braganca 26/03 @ RUC/Santos da Casa, Coimbra 27/03 @ Maxime, Lisbon 28/03 @ Pegadas no Tecto, V.N. Famalicao 29/03 @ Tambor Que Fala, Casal do Marco 30/03 @ Incrivel Almadense, Almada 31/03 @ Espaco Celeiros, Evora
It is a pleasure for me to see that some of the bands that took part on Thirty something new tales from PL.PT are featured on this compilation. Our congratulations to The Mothers, Sensorry and Phantom Taxi Ride.
After the desolation brought by the 4th volume of Minimax PL (also released by Trojka), these 20 tracks are the breeze we were all waiting for.
Normally on any music compilation there are good and bad moments. I'm glad to say that here, the music selection holds itself from the very beginning to its very last track. There are bands that could have done better, but nevertheless, they have contributed with a good song.
And now a quick tour, track by track.
01. Klara Czubak - Next Time Klara Czubak presents us with a little magic moment. 3 little minutes of intimate guitar chords sung along with Klara's and Kuba's Czubak sweet and delicate voice. Worth discovering. Already on my list "to follow up....".
02. Psychocukier - Sonic Cave We've mentioned them here before, by the time they played in Krakow. This track shows another side to Psychocukier; the sweeter side of those noisy, dirty, fast and furious guitar driven rockin' music sessions. Another good track by Sasza, Piotrek and Marcin.
03. Loco Motive Sun - Oblakany Loco Motive Sun are a quintet (sextet when playing live, together with Krystian Duc taking care of all the visualizations) from Pszczyna. On Offensywa's third track we take a short cut and head straight to the electronic sounds of Ola, Rafal, Darek, Wojtek and Daniel. Addictive beats, loops and chorus. The perfect to dance to on those warm Summer nights.
04. Lili Marlene - Arogancky Lili Marlene are a quintet that has been digging some space for themselves on the Polish indie rock scene. As Arogancky shows us, Kuba, Wojtek, Kornel, Lukasz Wojcik and Norbert deliver us a fast, guitar friendly track, where the post punk and rock sounds of some acts heading from the US and Her Majesty's country, meet the nicely sung Polish lyrics of Lili Marlene.
05. Vixo - Farewell In Oblivion Farewell In Oblivion is a tricky song. I must confess Sebastian's vocals do not impress me that much, but together with Darek's guitar tunes and the rest of quartet, the song ends up finding its way. Still I think Vixo could work out their vocals a bit more, and why not, try singing in Polish.
06. Wy W Dobrej Wierze - Dobre rady Together with Klara Czubak, another good suprise and one of my favourites for this album. Wy W Dobrej Wierze (WWDW) are a pop trio that gathers Krystyna, on vocals and two Stefans on guitar and vocals. Together they are responsible for this beautiful pop pearl. A superb visit card from one of the best pop acts to come out of Poland lately.
07. Muchy - Miasto doznan Miasto Doznan is Muchy's contribution to this compilation. A good indie pop moment, sung in Polish, by this Poznan-based trio. A song that flows smoothly, with a taste of 80's synths and this century's guitar sounds.
08. Phantom Taxi Ride - Leave You Alone I heard PTR for the first time a couple of months ago. Leave You Alone takes us back to the 90's, to the sounds of brit pop, and to those crazy afternoon matinees where boys and girls would swing all day long.
09. Beneficjenci Splendoru - Moje studio Band with a complicated name, specially if you're not coming from Poland. Beneficjenci Splendoru is a one man project. Marcin Staniszewski takes control of all the operations and delivers these lo-fi electronic beats. Jazzy ambients dressed in colourful bits!!!
10. Pawilon - Blisko And from Gdansk, Pawilon. Blisko is the track brought by these 5 lads from Poland's sea side. As they call it themselves, "... Alternative Rock & Western Swing..." at its best. In case you know of any other....
11. The Mothers - Night Life In Big City Night Life In Big City is a favourite of ours. So much, that we featured it on our compilation as well. The Mothers are a young quartet led by Bartek Stolarek. Together with Artur, Jakub and Vojtek, they put us dancing with tracks such GoGo Dancer or Fool Kids Are Dead. A band on which we hold great expectations.
12. Nell - Red Ribbons Their music is inspiring and emotive. Their music breathes Muse and Placebo. Perhaps a bit too much.... Nevertheless, this young quartet has a very good chance, and the quality as well, to do something special in the near future.
13. L.Stadt - Gore L.Stadt are one of my favourite bands in Poland. What so special about them? The way they sound. Lukasz, Adam, Radoslaw and Andrzej cannot commit themselves to a unique kind of sound. The The, Brian Ferry, Velvet Underground,.... you name them yourself!!! Listen to this Gore and then visit them at their MySpace. A band to keep an eye on...
14. Renton - Hey Girl Hey Girl might be one of the less interesting tracks among these 20. The constant uhh uhhh uhh and those fancy clapping, cannot take my mind out of the idea that this is music for teenagers introducing themselves indie whatsoever!!!
15. Sensorry - Glodny slonca Sensorry are mainly a live band. In concert they can free up their unique rock, jazz and funk music sounds. In Offensywa, they introduce us to their sound via Glodny Slonca. By the way, another band to discover at our online compilation.
16. The Black Tapes - Love Letter Another band carrying the post-punk, indie rock flag. Love Letter does not bring us anything special. This song sounds too artificial, not capable of having the sparkle we find at Bus Song Nver. These lads can sound better than this.
17. Saluminesia - 100 dni Another band coming from Poland seaside. This time, from Sopot. Saluminesia are a pop rock quartet that manages to come up with a fine track sung in Polish. Supporting themselves on longer and melodic guitar chords, together with Remigiusz catchy vocals, Saluminesia are a band to follow up, specially if you're in the mood for Myslovitz.
The compilation ends up with the following three bonus tracks:
18. Kombajn Do Zbierania Kur Po Wioskach - Janusz Reaktor i Krystyna Zmrok (bonus track)
19. The Car Is On Fire - Ex Boyfriend (bonus track)
This year's edition of Rockastru's Music Festival is already on the move.....
With Rockastru's on its 11th edition, Kastru's Bar will host some of the most interesting projects hailing from Portugal.
20 bands will then compete for a place under the Sun, during five elimination steps. These will take place on the 21st and 28th of April and later, on the 5th, 12th and 19 of May. The final will take place on the 2nd of June and will have Dapunksportif and another act as special guests.
Therefore, all bands without any commercial edition, contract or label are invited to join this party.
The winning act will have the chance to record an EP, with Rastilho Records taking care of its distribution, two concerts booked at Kastru's and thanks to Audiencia Zero, they will have the change to embark on a tour in Galicia, Spain.
Get listed until the 3rd of April. Join the new music of PT at Forjaes, Esposende, by sending the following required information to:
Rockastru’s 007 - Kastru's Bar Av. Margarida de Queirós, n.º 82 – Forjães 4740 – 438 Esposende Portugal Required Information:
. Name of the band/project . CD with three tracks minimum. Original tracks only. No longer than five minutes each. . Contacts for project's contact person (address, email and mobile/phone) . Name, age, job and contact for all other band elements (same requirements as above). . Band's photo and bio. . Lyrics written or on scan with composer's signature. . Style and musical influences
Epic, with the sound evolving from smooth piano melodies to swirling, noisy, screaming guitar riffs.
Cinematic, with their music creating the perfect soundtrack for a drama movie..... The main actors are running away.... Ahead of them, their destiny awaits.... There's no escape! There's no place to hide.
Temperamental. They sound as if calm seas would run into a huge and violent storm. Gigantic waves clashing and roaring, showing the anger of Poseidon.
The Allstart Project dates back to early 2001. By that time, Nunez, Phil Mendrix, Fuentez, El Gar and Ramon got together and started out this trip into the world of noise, progressive and post-rock music.
Two years later, their first EP, Berlengas Connection. Their sound is revealed on this 4 track EP. We're talking about music that embraces moments of pure beauty with those of angst and anger. Mogwai, GYBE and Pink Floyd reveal themselves as their source of inspiration.
Last year, these lads revealed Something To Do With Death, another 4 track EP that continues the path taken by its predecessor. Here the music talks about tragic moments, dragging itself, slowly, in pain. Here the music talks about hope and enlightenment.
The spirals drawn by the guitars of Nunez, Ramon and Sawyer, the bass of Che Riff, the keyboards of Fuentez and the percussion of Velasquez will take you into this state of hypnosis, where your body will no longer respond to you but to the music coming out of your speakers.
Let The Allstar Project take control.
If you like them, buySomething to do with death. Download their debut EP, right here.
What you might not know is what "Noite CD-R" stands for...
On the first and second Wednesday of every month, Lisbon and Oporto host the so called Noite CD-R (CD-R Night). First at Lounge, Lisbon, and one week later at bar Passos Manuel, this event is a good occasion for all those getting started on the arts of mixing and producing, that still haven't released any material so far.
There are no limits or restrictions concerning what you would like to propose. Drum 'n' bass, techno, hip-hop, rock,.... everything is welcome......
The material delivered (until 24h00 that day) is then played at the venue hosting the event (Lounge or Passos Manuel), and later on, passed over to Noite CD-R's webpage.
Next Noite CD-R is already tomorrow, at Passos Manuel, Porto. Drop by with your proposals this time....
It is time to reveal one of Krakow's best kept secrets.
Krakow is a city that, within its narrow streets, its old buildings and behind each face that smiles to you, keeps several secrets and gems to itself.
Today, we have the pleasure to reveal one of these well kept secrets.......
They list Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Mew, Muse, Mojave 3 or Radiohead, among others, as their main influences!!
They.... they give by the name of New Century Classics. NCC is a Krakow-based post-rock, indie pop quintet that started their music adventure last years, back in May. Together, they have taken the mission to compose some of the most beautiful music Krakow has listened recently. Delicate and melodic, yet sometimes so emotional and of such strength.
With Anna on synths, bells, guitar, ibook and egg, Antonello on percussion, Dana on violin, synths, laptop and egg, Marek on guitar and synths, and Mateusz on lead guitar, they brings us the soundtrack for our busy days, for our tormented hours. As Sandbox Love or Random Acts of Happinesskick in, it is time for me to lay back and dream.....
Their music has the same effect on me as that of Sigur Ros, Michael Nyman or Mogwai. Melodies in continuous spiral. Dancing lullabies. Instruments that bleed incredibly passionate music. Guitars and percussion galloping as wild worses.
Live this quintet sounds even better. Their music gains another life. It aspires for something huge, something beautiful...... Suddenly we are taken by our arms and we find ourselves in Neverland. As the music fills in the room, we become part of New Century Classics. Our bodies move smoothly to the music slidding out of the guitar and synths, whereas our feet keep up the rhythm, together with Antonello.
Nevertheless, live, there is still space for improvements. The constant change of instruments breaks the mood a little bit, creating these long pauses. I hope that they'll sort it out.
You can listen to Sandbox Love or Random Acts of Happiness, together with other tracks at their MySpace. We recommend it strongly.
Catch them live as well. Their next show will happen on the 1st of April, in Krakow, at Lubu-Dubu.
"Time, it was time I started; I started to rot...."
Plum, the noisy, dirty alternative rock trio rampaging out of Stargard Szczecinski, are back with Witness of Your Fall, their 6th studio release.
Witness their screaming thunder guitar storms; devastating and powerful storytelling; and if this would not be enough, a strong percussion line, that backs up the other two in case they run out of forces.
Martin Piekoszewski, Zbyszek Jasinski and Rav Piekoszewski have defined a space for themselves in the Polish music scene. Their sound can be defined as the result of an experiment bound to take music a step ahead, by exploring the bounderies of rock and of the instruments handled (if you can say it this way) by these three gentlemen. Do you remember that film where a scientist ends up mutating into a fly? Now try to imagine Rage Against the Machine meets Sonic Youth meets GYBE meets Jesus Lizard. Can you figure it out? Yes? Then, there you go, you’ve got Plum.
In a country where more bands are trying to explore rock music, combining it with several other elements, Plum are kept as one of the references, together with Scianka.
I won’t say this is an album you can go through easily. Witness of Your Fall requires your attention, dedication and an open mind. The album opens with the magnific Drought Destroyed My Eyeballs, and closes with Source, another breathtaking music piece. In-between, there are some moments that do not keep up with the energy and enthusiasm of the previously mentioned tracks.
On the other side, Plum are more of a live band. In such conditions, their music sounds as never before, releasing all the energy contained on this little 35 minutes album.
Plum are now on tour. Check their concerts right here.
30/03 @ Pod Muzami, Kalisz 17/04 @ Stare kino, Poznan 18/04 @ Aurora, Warsaw 19/04 @ Firlej, Wroclaw 20/04 @ Alter Ego, Szczecin 21/04 @ Leipzig, Leipzig (DE) 23/04 @ Brooklyn Cafe, Rouen (FR) 24/04 @ Le Klub, Paris (FR) 25/04 @ El Inca, Bordeaux (FR) 29/04 @ Mozg, Bydgoszcz
Brava Danca. A picture of Portugal during the 80's and today.
With the music, image and history of Herois do Mar (HDM), we are taken on a time portal into the political situation, music and tradition Portugal was submerged into 20 years ago.
By breaking some of the barriers existing by then, this quintet was often misjudged and misunderstood. This is shown on this documentary brought by Jorge Pereirinha Pires and Jose Francisco Pinheiro. Interviews, old television and photography archives, press and videos.... all this was used by these two directors in order to come up with the history and influence of this remarkable band on the history of music in Portugal.
This documentary, which saw its premiere during last year's edition of the Lisbon Documentary Film Festiva, DocLisboa, stars Rui Pregal da Cunha, Paulo Pedro Goncalves, Carlos Maria Trindade, Antonio Jose Almeida and Pedro Aires Magalhaes, the five elements of HDM.
"...Embora nos nao parecessemos punk, nao tivessemos cabelo espetado e correntes, a nossa atitude como banda e a nossa intervencao como artistas, era completamente punk e situacionista. E foi isso que chocou mais as pessoas....."
Politicamente Incorrectos - A Mixtape by Gov Som (PT)
The brand new independent label Gov Som has just released its debut mixtape, Politicamente Incorrectos, the first of many to come.
With 16 blazing tracks where each word is a real weapon and no one is spared to a critical and analytical vision, this release, mixed and mastered by Kron and Dj Yur, gathers the likes of Governo Sombra (with a remix to Mais uma Bomba - the track they participated with at Music@PL.PT's online compilation - Thirty something new tunes out of PL.PT), Triangulo Dourado, Chupa Loops, Sound Killaz (JA), P-Lee, Deep Niggaz, Maze, Presto and Berna.
This release can be listened at their site and three promotional tracks can be downloaded as well right here.
Tracklist: 01 - Governo Sombra - O Nosso Som 02 - Governo Sombra - A Chamada 03 - Chupa Loops - Nos Somos o Cabo 04 - Triangulo Dourado - Avancamos Ja (feat. Maze, Berna and Presto) 05 - Chupa Loops - Deep Niggaz (feat. AB & G-Smooth) 06 - Mais Uma Bomba (skit) 07 - Governo Sombra - Mais Uma Bomba (MindHeart Productions REMIX) 08 - P-Lee - Caos & Drama 09 - Governo Sombra - Na Rua 10 - Governo Sombra - Socio2006 11 - Governo Sombra - Whisky & Cola 12 - Live from JA (skit) 13 - Sound Killaz - Chop Dat 14 - Sound Killaz - Blessings 15 - Governo Sombra - Corrida de Chavalos 16 - Imune - O Renascer
With sculptures and paintings dating from the 12th century, and up to the 16th, this is a unique occasion to see some of the most fascinating art going back to those times. Divided into two sections, scultures and paintings, we are taken into this "golden" exhibition coming from the cities of Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk and Wroclaw.
This time we're not talking about music. This time we're not talking about cinema. This time we're talking about holiday destinations.
This Summer, the Polish low-cost airline, Centralwings, will offer two new connections between Portugal and Poland. Krakow-Lisbon and Faro-Warsaw will become a reality, becoming the first direct flights between these cities.
The Krk-Lx connection will start in June and run until October, whereas to Faro, this connection will only be valid for the months of April/May.
Now, Music@PL.PT can get more often to its PT side.
Theory of jazz is Enbe's third release. After the 2002's Jedna Milosc and 2004's Tone Mixtures, 2007 sees this Krakow-based artist dedicate an album mainly to jazz and hip-hop sounds.
Inspired by artists such as David Benoit, Billy Caldwell and Pat Metheny, (among others), going through these 12 tracks and 22 something minutes is like opening an old safe and discovering a pile of precious vinyl wonders and start playing them endlessly.
This Theory is impregnated with jazz samples and hip-hop beats, minimal funk inspirations, cabaret big bands tunes and orchestral driven rock guitar riffs. On an album mainly instrumental, True and Wonder About Myself make the difference by being the only two tracks to feature vocals. The other ten speak for themselves, with the beats setting up the pace.
As part of the duo Graffika, we shall see him (together with Luksus vel Dawid) release this year Evvia l'Arte, their second album.
Released on 16Wersow, this album can be downloaded for free, right here.
"In my opinion, each track out of this album has a story to tell, and thanks to its instrumental form, everybody can interpret it personally"