Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

September 23, 2007 at 10:21 am (alternative, music, prog)

Recorded in the famous Abbey Road Studios 1975, this is may the most known Pink Floyd record. The most songs are dedicated for their former band member Syd Barrett. One of the best song intros is the intro of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, you hear the song in the radio and suddenly somebody plays the guitar to the radiosong until both melt together and the songs starts.

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The Mars Volta – Francis The Mute

September 13, 2007 at 1:15 pm (alternative, music)

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I´m a little bit lazy today, so I just copy & paste the wiki post about the record, sorry but I´m not in the mood to write, next time will be better for sure!

Frances the Mute is comparable to The Mars Volta’s 2003 release De-Loused in the Comatorium, with its cryptic, verbose lyrics, largely improvised musical interludes and highly layered instrumentals, although the progressive rock influence is stronger on Frances the Mute than it was on De-Loused in the Comatorium. The band’s musical influences are more prominent; the guitar solo on “The Widow” seems inspired by classic rock, and much of the album has a psychedelic feel to it. Perhaps due to inspiration from such Pink Floyd albums as Meddle, ambient noise plays a larger role on Frances the Mute than it does on De-Loused in the Comatorium. “Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore,” for example, begins with 4 minutes of coquí frogs singing while a thick soundscape is slowly built from Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s voice and synthesizers.

Another distinct aspect of Frances the Mute is that the songs often move through several rather different stages. For example, “Cygnus…Vismund Cygnus” begins quietly with a lone acoustic guitar eventually joined by Cedric Bixler-Zavala softly singing. The song then turns into something resembling a chaotic hybrid of funk and metal, with Bixler-Zavala singing some of the lyrics in Spanish. Following this stage of the song, it shifts yet again, this time into an odd time-signatured rhythm accompanied by a guitar solo. This stage builds to a crescendo of jazz fusion, followed by a jam in 10/8. The song ends with a barrage of ambient noise and strange sound effects.

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The Appleseed Cast – Peregrine (2006)

August 30, 2007 at 11:59 am (alternative, music)

Peregrine
The Appleseed Cast, well known for their open-minded, experimental rock style published 2006 a new piece, called “Peregrine”, like the last record, this one is nothing for dancing, this is more for a chilled evening with a good wine or a nice and cold cocktail. It´s hard to categorize the band after this record, it´s partly emo, prog-rock and indie.

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Calexico – Hot Rail (2000)

August 28, 2007 at 9:39 am (alternative, music)

 Calexico - Hot Rail

The right playlist for an evening with friends and good mexican food. A taste of desert and lonelyness is coming out of your speakers, nothing more to say, file under: desert, mariachi, tequila, mexico.

Hombre 1

Hombre 2

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

August 26, 2007 at 1:00 pm (alternative, music)

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

This is the 1991 released heavy sold record of the crossover legends RHCP. If you want, you can say, that everything started here (the commercial success, the quitting of John Frusciante).

It´s not as heavy as “Mother´s Milk”, their first longplayer, you will find less heavy-riffs and more funk tunes.

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