Saturday, 17 August 2013

Trembling Blue Stars - It's Easier to Smile [Slow Soft Sighs] (2002)



It's been a while since I've heard this for the first time.
An amazing tune that goes very well with the summer season.
This track was originally released as a part of the CD single «Slow Soft Sighs» and it was later included in the compilation «A Certain Evening Light».
Hope you like it!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Smith Westerns - Soft Will (2013)

Smith Westerns' «Soft Will» is out on the market since june 24th, last monday. I must tell you that, in my humble opinion, «Soft Will» may be one of the best records this year. Really good music, full of wonderful Pop tunes, nicelly composed and arranged. Listening to this album kinda reminds me some sort of fusion between George Harrison, David Bowie, Ray Davies and The Flaming Lips. There's even one Pink Floyd-esque instrumental track called «XXIII» that is simply amazing. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

New Canyons - Everyone Is Dark (2013)







Well, this is just too perfect.
Kinda reminds me some sort of 80's music we used to call «the perfect pop»!
I hear shades of Associates & Billy Mackenzie, I hear a little bit o Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, Electronic and there are even some ambiences reminiscent of The Blue Nile.
What more can I say... just listen to it!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Asteroid # 4 - Windmill of the Autumn Sky (2013)



Here's the title track from The Asteroid # 4 new record.
It's the band's first release on Dock Ellis Records and it's simply beautiful.
This track is really amazing.
Hope you like it!

Monday, 8 April 2013

Reinhold Heil & Johnny Klimek - One Hour Photo Soundtrack (2002)





I think this is the best original soundtrack by the duet Reinhold Heil & Johnny Klimek.
They've been making film music together since the late 90's and their work includes soundtracks for movies such as «Run Lola, Run», «Winter Sleepers», «Land of the Dead» or «The Cave»
But this one... this one's special. This one's really something.
For the start, Mark Romanek's «One Hour Photo» is a great psychological thriller/drama and Heil & Klimek music just put us in the right mood here.
Simply amazing!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Jacco Gardner - Clear The Air [Cabinet of Curiosities] (2013)


If you're into retro 60's kinda stuff, here is a great song from the dutch musician Jacco Gardner's debut album «Cabinet of Curiosities».
Hope you like it!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Andy Citawarman - No Rewards No Regrets (2012)

Really great dark electronics with an amazing ambience created by former Snowman member Andy Citawarman.
Snowman's "Absence" is still available here on mUsistenZ, I suppose.
It was one of my 2011 favourites.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Leech - Live at Abart Club [Zurich] (2012)





















Like a New Born Child...

Well folks, it seems it's really stronger than me.
I just can't stop blogging!
I will return making posts but with a different philosophy and in a different format.
As I've said before, it's almost impossible to continue sharing good music the same way it was made in the past.
So, and now for something completely different, I'll stop posting records.
However, I'll post every and anything I think it will be interesting to mUsistenZ's audience and that is already available on the net, using YouTube, Vimeo, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, whatever...
After the hiatus of almost two monts, this was the way I found not to surrender to the circumstances and to continue doing something I've always enjoyed to do: sharing music.
I hope you like and I hope you'll continue following and supporting this blog.

A big cheers to all!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

This time it's goodbye...

Hello there!

I'm not really in the mood for a long and great speech.
This is the time to go away and I just wanted to say goodbye and a big thanks to you all.
It was strictly the spirit of sharing, partnership and adventure that made me start mUsistenZ, about 4 years ago. It was a wonderful, fun and cheerful experience.
However, what starts, ends.
I'm not seeing any good news in a matter of sharing material. All my files are locked on Rapidshare and, before that, my Megaupload and Mediafire accounts were closed. Maybe some 4Shared files are still available, if you're lucky enough.
I hope this was an enjoyable trip to everyone who followed this blog.
Maybe we'll be together on some other trips in a future nearby... who knows?!
Thanks for all the comments and support!

As it's written on a well-known heavy metal classical album:
«Blá, blá, blá.... somewhere down the pub.»
Well, if it exists, I'll meet you on that pub!

Cheers!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

(point-and-click to see and listen)

Dead by Request is a portuguese band. Anne Holmes is a freelance photojournalist based in France.
This multimedia installation, "Color Me Night", was the result of a collaboration between them both and it was part of the photographic exhibition «[E]strange[d] interior[ized] Landscape».
Hope you like it!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Dominik Eulberg - Diorama (2011)

In my opinion, the german musician Dominik Eulberg made one of the best ambient-techno records of 2011. It's name is "Diorama".
Hope you like it!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Gatekeeper - Optimus Maximus (2009)
Wonderful EP by this amazing duo from Chicago.
Try to imagine a John Carpenter soundtrack with lots of beat and electronics.
Fabulous!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Oscillation - Veils (2011)

Hills - Master Sleeps (2011)

Lumerians - Transmalinnia (2011)

Gavin Friday - Catholic (2011)


About new posts

Hi to all.

There's been quite a while since my last post.
As you may now, I'm terribly occupied right now and time's a little short for me at the moment.
However, I'll try to return to my posting activity in a more regular basis (whenever possible).
I won't be able to spend much time writing about the records I'll be posting.
I hope the tags on each and every post will be sufficient to guide you on your choices.

Cheerio!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Snowman - Absence (2011)
What an outstanding and amazingly beautiful album by this australian band that, unfortunately, is no more. "Absence" was recorded before Snowman's demise and it was put out on the market afterwards.
Don't miss it for anything!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Carla Bley - Tropic Appetites (1974)

The Carla Bley Band - European Tour 1977 (1978)

Carla Bley - Social Studies (1981)

Carla Bley - Heavy Heart (1984)

Carla Bley (w/ Steve Swallow) - Night-Glo (1985)

Carla Bley - Sextet (1987)


Carla Bley & Steve Swallow - Duets (1988)

Carla Bley - Fleur Carnivore (1989)

Carla Bley & Steve Swallow - Go Together (1993)

Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow - Songs With Legs (1995)

Carla Bley - Fancy Chamber Music (1998)

Carla Bley & Steve Swallow - Are We There Yet? (1999)

I love Carla Bley, her career and her compositions in general.
It's true I could have posted these ones earlier, but I guess it just wasn't the right time then.
But having received one undeniable request from a dear friend of mine, I've decided to make this post with some of my favourite records by this extraordinary artist, from which I would like to highlight such ones as "Social Studies", "Duets" or "Sextet".
Hope you like it!