Limited edition collectors format of numbered 15.000 copies. Beautifully designed hardback book in matt laminate finish 52 page book, in heavy paperstock. Night Thoughts is a quintessentially Suede title: specific yet vague, a notion that seems either romantic or sad depending on perspective. Twenty years, a decade of which was spent in a split, certainly has shifted Suede's perspective, particularly that of leader Brett Anderson. In his younger years, Anderson couldn't resist the tragic but as he settles into middle age, his work bears an unmistakable undercurrent of gratitude: no longer racing against a nuclear sunset, he's meditating upon the elongated stillness of night. It's a shift of attitude, a maturation mirrored by Suede consolidating their strengths.
Collection includes: Dear Sir (1995); What Would the Community Think (1996); Myra Lee (1996); Moon Pix (1998); The Covers Record (2000); You Are Free (2003); Speaking for Trees: A Film by Mark Borthwick (DVD) + Willie Deadwilder (CD) (2004); The Greatest (2006); Jukebox (2008); Sun (2012).
Väsen have been around for well over a decade, refining their sound and producing a series of delightful albums, first for their Swedish home market and then finding a global audience. Just how far they reach now is evident from the fact they recorded this live disc in Japan. The humor in their sound is more evident live, but the delightful interplay between nyckelharpa, fiddle, and guitar is apparent throughout, right from the opener, "Björkbergspolskan." The material largely draws from their last two discs, which is fine – those albums were two of the best of their lengthy career.
2005 was quite the year for Norway's Madrugada. Their 4th record, "The deep end", outsold their others and swept every Norwegian award there was to be won. Proving that they know how to make hay while the sun shines, they've released not one, but two, follow-ups in less than a year's time. "Live at Tralfamadore" is a live record based primarily on their December, 2005 concert at the Oslo Spektrum, and "Live at Oslo Spektrum" is a DVD of that show. Both are more like top notch souvenirs than new additions to their catalogue (they themselves referred to the live record as #4.5 rather than #5), but both feature excellent songs performed with stellar musicianship and passion.
Assembled in Los Angeles in 1966, The Monkees Emmy Award-winning television show spotlighted the group (featuring Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork & Micky Dolenz) as they tried to make it big in the music world. The show helped promote the band s albums and singles, helping bring songs such as I m A Believer , Last Train To Clarksville , (I m Not Your) Steppin Stone & others to the upper reaches of the chart. Season 1 features the first 32 episodes on 6 discs…
It’s truly music without barriers and one of the most breathtaking musical experiences in contemporary music. I don’t know what genius is but Kalmuk will do until a decent definition comes along. -Jazzwise.
Comings and goings: mestizo musics. Baroque music of the colonial era in dialogue with the Flamenco. Arcángel and Fahmi Alqhai record the dialogue between flamenco and baroque music ‘Las idas y las vueltas’. Arcángel and Accademia del Piacere, conducted by Fahmi Alqhai, have finished recording the project ‘Las idas y las vueltas’. The album, which will come together with a DVD about the show, will be released this April by the independent label Alqhai&Alqhai. The disc will include the encounter between colonial baroque music and flamenco which the cantaor and the classical music group premiered at the 2011 International Music and Dance Festival of Granada, and which has already been presented at forums like the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and Elche’s Medieval Festival, among others.
The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an accident scene), the boys arrange a staged knife fight outside a football stadium with the aid of a bag of stage blood and a real blade.