Posts Tagged ‘Music’


Charades – “Revolución Solar”

January 24, 2010

¿Cómo serían el pop y la psicodelia de los Beach Boys, Os Mutantes o Love en el año 2010 de nuestra era? Charades tienen la respuesta. Tras varios meses desaparecidos, inmersos en su particular revolución y decididos a hacer lo que les da la gana, Charades regresan, constatando que las promesas que forjó “En Ningún Lugar” (BCore, 08) son una sólida realidad. Tras la excelente acogida que supuso dicho trabajo -aluvión de excelentes críticas, la edición internacional y decenas de conciertos-, este es uno de los discos más deseados del año. Pero que nadie espere que la formula se repita. “Revolución Solar” suena más a Charades que nunca, pero unas Charades que jamás habíamos escuchado.

Esta nueva entrega abraza de nuevo los valores de los 60: imaginación, libertad, belleza, amor y experimentación, pero estamos en el siglo XXI. Aunque los referentes y su cultivado gusto están claros, no hay aquí un ápice de revival, ni mimetismos pop, rock o folk. “Revolución Solar” un álbum de pop psicodélico, tribal, profundo y bello; donde, tomando elementos de todas y cada una de las cosas que les inspiran, Charades han construido una maravilla de principio a fin. Extraños y locos ritmos se entremezclan con preciosas y distinguidas melodías; sintetizadores de todo tipo (hasta techno!) armonizan con guitarras acústicas, percusiones orgánicas se dejan envolver por una nube de delays y sus letras -más sinceras, dolorosas y bonitas que nunca- nos abren la cabeza. Charades experimentan, construyen y deconstruyen a su antojo y salen ganando. Porque siguen haciendo canciones redondas, perfectas y conmovedoras. Grabado y producido impecablemente por Santi García (repiten con él por tercera vez), estas diez canciones vienen a emocionarnos y a hacer del mundo un sitio mejor. Este es su disco definitivo: ¡comienza la Revolución Solar!

Isabel Fdez. Reviriego: Voz y guitarras
Antía Moure: Voz, percusiones y teclados
Coki García: Teclados y piano
Toño Castro: Bajo
Guillermo Llansó: Bateria
Eric Uguet: tourmanager y talismán
Jose Vázquez: técnico de sonido
Santi García: productor fantástico


A Fine Frenzy

December 13, 2009

Alison Sudol (born December 23, 1984), known professionally as A Fine Frenzy is an American alternative singer and songwriter and pianist. Her debut album, One Cell in the Sea, reached number one on the charts, putting her on the map around the world thanks to her sultry, romantic ballad ‘Almost Lover.’ After ‘One Cell in the Sea,’ Alison Sudol followed with the album ‘Bomb in a Birdcage,’ which hit Number One Top Pop Album, and hit the top of the digital charts. Wasting no time following up their acclaimed second album, A Fine Frenzy released a six-song EP ‘Oh Blue Christmas’ which like the bands other work, is a must for any music collection.

At the age of 24, Alison Sudol is a rare being, filled with a passionate soul, magnificent voice, stellar songwriting, and an incredibly sweet personality backed by a unique, worldly intelligence.

Read the interview by Bruce Edwin.


December 13, 2009

Her name is Ana Bacalhau and she is old enough to realize that life isn’t as easy as it seems. Merrily unmarried, in love and out of love, born in Lisbon, she inhabits a ground floor apartment somewhere in the suburbs of the capital. She writes her own songs by peeking through the curtains of her window, drawing inspiration from the old gramophone records that once belonged to her grandmother and by the bizarre and strange life of her neighbours. She lives with 2 cats and a gold fish…

Deolinda is a project from Lisbon inspired by fado and its traditional roots in order to create original songs based on portuguese traditional and popular music. It came to life in 2006, by the hands of 4 young musicians with diverse musical backgrounds and experiences (such as classical music, jazz, ethnical and traditional music), searching to recreate a sound rooted in popular music through the crossing of different musical languages and musical research serving as a base for the group’s original compositions.

Read the review from The Times

Frida Hyvönen

February 15, 2009


Frida Hyvönen (born 1977) is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She grew up in Robertsfors, a small place just outside Umeå in the north of Sweden (which is also the hometown of the band Sahara Hotnights), and currently lives in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Piano-based antecedents and contemporaries such as Carole King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Plush, and Antony and the Johnsons generally feel like appropriate touchstones for discussing the Swedish singer-songwriter’s recorded work. Lyrically, however, Hyvönen is in more open waters, as she forges her own stylistic path as a songwriter.


M. Ward

February 15, 2009


Matt Ward, known by his stage name M. Ward, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to prominence in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Ward says that “Amazing Grace” is probably his favorite song. His favorite piece of musical equipment is the TASCAM 4-Track Recorder, which he uses to start every song he writes.


Emmy The Great

February 15, 2009


Emma Lee-Moss (born 1984), known by her stage name of Emmy the Great, is a London based singer-songwriter. Moss was born in Hong Kong, and as a child she emigrated with her family to London. She has toured with Tilly and the Wall, Martha Wainwright, Jamie T amongst others and collaborated with several other artists, most notably Lightspeed Champion. She usually plays live with a band including Euan Hinshelwood of Younghusband, Tom Rogerson of Three Trapped Tigers, and Ric Hollingbery of Pengilly’s. First Love was produced by Moss, Hinshelwood, Rogerson and the Earlies.



February 15, 2009


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