Monday, October 16, 2017

Thåström - Centralmassivet


Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"Centralmassivet" is Mr. Thåström's ninth solo album. Industry blues with electronic groove and a soulful singing is his trademark and that is what you will get with this release. Even from an international perspective, Thåström has developed a sound that is unique with Swedish lyrics that is just killing sensitive. And with Pelle Ossler's significantly dangling guitars, Niklas Hellberg's organ, Ulf Rockis Ivarsson bass lines, Mikael Nilzen keyboards, Nikolas Janco's drumming makes "Centralmassivet" another terrific album by Thåström.


The album starts with "Bluesen I Malmö" flows in the same stream as "Jeffrey Lee Pierce", but more deeper and cyrillic. In the dark monotonous electronic shadows of "Körkarlen" I feel lucky and I Just love the sequencer bass that drives the tune forward. The title track is a beautiful ballad with a sensitive Thåström to move forward to the spoken word-rock, Thåström has never been so inspired by Bruno K Öijer as at "Old Point Bar". "Låt Det Goda" is a captivating tune, cruel and fuzzy to make a break in the album to a senselessly beautiful ballad "Aldrig Av Med Varandra" where we hear the voice of LaGaylia Frazier in the background. The magically "Som mästarna målat himlen" where Pugh Rogefeldt appears among the songwriters is a real highlight on the album. "Karaokebaren" is a powerful tune, smokey and Industrial. "Natten För Det Här" is a slow piece and ends the album lovely!

The album contains 9 tunes that clocks in at almost 45 min. Released September 29, 2017. It was recorded at Hansa-studio in Berlin and produced by Thåström and Niklas Hellberg.

Sum: "Centralmassivet" is a sensitive and very beautiful album that is a must for every Thåström fan.

Today's tune is the title track from "Centralmassivet". The clip is from last weeks tour premier at Lisebergshallen October 11, 2017



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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Yes - Roundabout


"Roundabout" is a song by the English rock band YES from their fourth studio album "Fragile", released in November 1971. It was written by singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe and produced by the band and Eddy Offord. The song originated when the band were on tour and travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow, and went through many roundabouts on the way.




YES lead singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe wrote this song near the end of a tour when they were traveling in Scotland. They were in the back of a van going from Aberdeen to Glasgow when the song came together.

Anderson had smoked marijuana during the trip, "so everything was vivid and mystical". Anderson added: "It was a cloudy day, we couldn't see the top of the mountains. We could only see the clouds because it was sheer straight up ... I remember saying, "Oh, the mountains–look! They're coming out of the sky!"

The band had been touring for about a month, and Anderson was looking forward to his imminent return to London, where he could once again see his wife at the time, Jennifer. The lyrics, "Twenty four before my love you'll see I'll be there with you" indicate that he is just 24 hours away from being with her again.

This was the bands breakthrough hit and one of their most well-known songs, but the band wasn't looking for a hit at the time. The album version runs 8:29, but it was edited to 3:27 for release as a single, which climbed to #13 on the US Hot 100, giving the band their biggest hit until they eclipsed it with "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" in 1983.

The song was released as an edited single in the US in January 1972 with "Long Distance Runaround", another track from Fragile, as the B-side.



So enjoy today's tune "Roundabout" performed at Yessongs in 1973



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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Royal Blood – Lights Out


"Lights Out" is a song by English hard rock band ROYAL BLOOD, it was the first single out of the band's 2017 second studio album "How Did We Get So Dark?". Written by band members Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher with BASS DRUM OF DEATH frontman John Barrett, it was produced by Jolyon Thomas with Kerr and Thatcher and featured on the The song was released as the first single from the album on 14 April 2017.

ROYAL BLOOD wrote "Lights Out" whilst on tour in the United States with support act BASS DRUM OF DEATH, who Mike Kerr described as "really good friends of ours". After the two bands had been sharing ideas, BASS DRUM OF DEATHs frontman John Barrett co-wrote "Lights Out", with Kerr crediting him as "a big part of that tune coming together". The band performed the song live for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 9 May 2017, alongside the 2014 single "Figure It Out".

The music video for "Lights Out" was also released on 13 April. Directed by The Sacred Egg and produced by Tom Birmingham and Natalie Arnett of Riff Raff Films, it features the band "performing the song in an empty room that slowly fills with water", after which "a horde of bodies burst out of invisible pools on the floor, ceiling and walls ... the room is cast in a deep red light and Thatcher and Kerr continue to play in the waist high water as dancers move around them".


ROYAL BLOOD are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock, stoner rock and psychedelic rock. Their first album "Royal Blood" was released in August 2014.

Today's tune "Lights Out" taken from the second studio album "How Did We Get So Dark?". Video Directed by The Sacred Egg Produced by Tom Birmingham & Natalie Arnett Prod Co - Riff Raff Films Special Thanks to Harvey Ascott & Besnik Krapi



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Friday, October 13, 2017

Sons Of Apollo - Coming Home


SONS OF APOLLO is an American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2017 and composed of former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE).



The album was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as "The Del Fuvio Brothers," which is the nickname given to them over twenty years ago during their time together in DREAM THEATER.

"Coming Home" is the new video, see below. The song is taken from SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which will be released on October 20 via InsideOut Music.

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

SONS OF APOLLO explains "Apollo" was the God of music, and we are his mighty offspring!"

Today's tune "Coming Home" is taken from the upcoming album "Psychotic Symphony".



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