Archive for March, 2008

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Amazing Musical Discoveries for The Sonic Adventurer #2: BOBB TRIMBLE

March 8, 2008

-BOBB TRIMBLE-


Bobb Trimble is an American musician active since the 70’s or 80’s. He plays some amazing psychedelic folk. And I  only came across him recently. Being a fan of anything psychedelic, I fell in love with him immediately. His records are hard to come by and not being accessible during the 80’s is a bad thing. Good thing Secretly Canadian (home to such amazing acts as Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., Antony and The Johnsons, Scout Niblett, and others) decided to release his material. And now, more and more people are becoming aware of his music.

His vocal style reminds me of the high-pitched vocals of Geddy Lee from Rush. But the song structures and lyrics echo of Syd Barrett. Space-folk, neo-folk, freakfolk, psychedelic folk, new weird america… call this what you will, in the end this is just amazing music with amazing instrumentation and amazing songwriting.

PS. If you are able to buy the album, please do so. That’s the least we could do to these amazing artists who are kind enough to share their music with us.

If You Like:
Donovan, Devendra Banhart, Six Organs Of Admittance, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake

Bobb Trimble – Harvest Of Dreams (the original release without the bonus tracks… sorry for the crapidshare link)
http://rapidshare.com/files/58860044/BT-HOD.rar

Bobb Trimble on myspace

Bobb Trimble’s website

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Screw Popstars! “Mixtape” #1

March 6, 2008


Screw Popstars! “Mixtape” #1

Tracklist:
1. Grayskul – Scarecrow
2. Grayskul – The Office (feat. Slug and Aesop Rock)
3. Orange Juice – Rip It Up
4. Thrice – The Earth Isn’t Humming (Frodus cover)
5. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
6. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Rollerdisco
7. Bobb Trimble – Premonitions: The Fantasy
8. Laura – Fugitive
9. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – More News From Nowhere
10. Syd Barrett – No Good Trying
11. Tim Berne – Twisted Straight Jacket
12. Tom Waits – Union Square
13. What Made Milwaukee Famous – Selling Yourself Short
14. A Whisper In The Noise – As We Were
15. The Paper Chase – We Know Where You Sleep

(NOTE: If you have no clue what you’re doing, just click the picture to download the mix)

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Amazing Musical Discoveries for The Sonic Adventurer #1: LAURA

March 2, 2008

-LAURA-

Laura is an Australian post-rock band that at first listen, I must admit, sounds like every other post-rock band out there. Though, they did grow on me after a couple of listens. And with every listen, I hear something new from them which is quite an amazing feat to achieve when you’re a band in a sea of similar-sounding bands. Subtle electronics, huge wall of sound, cathartic build-ups, atmospheric calm parts, cello, piano, “twinkling guitars”, steady drumming, minor vocal parts, amazing melodies, CATHARSIS. Laura has it all. And they don’t sound boring and bored (which is a feeling I get when listening to some of the similar-sounding bands). The songs are long, but they don’t drag.

If You Like:
Explosions In The Sky, Mono, The Appleseed Cast, 65daysofstatic

Laura – Mapping Your Dreams
http://www.mediafire.com/?4dryx9szgcy

Laura’s myspace

http://www.myspace.com/lauranoise

Laura’s website

http://www.wearemappingyourdreams.com/