Monday, 23 November 2020

Sólstafir - Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love

Monday, new week. It's time to present "Record Of The Week"

The Icelandic post-metal titans SÓLSTAFIR is a well visit band here at Tune Of The Day.

In 2014 "Ótta" was the "Record Of The Week". In 2017 they followed with "Berdreyminn" an another trofe at "Record Of The Week". And in between there they contributed with serval tunes during the years. And now it's time to present thier seventh album "Endless Twilight of Codependent Love", released on November 6, 2020 through the record label Season of Mist.

Music will always be inspired by the environment in which it is created. With its incredible array of highly diverse landscapes ranging from white glaciers via volcanic bizarreness, moss-green bubble-fields, deep fjords, and frost-cracked mountains to black beaches, Iceland has shaped a host of astonishingly original in SÓLSTAFIR.

"Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love" highlights the contrasting influences that have inspired the band over the years. Building on the subtleties and beautiful moods of its predecessor "Berdreyminn". From the opening masterpiece "Akkeri" that flows over the 10 minutes mark like a brushstroke by a real master. Follows by some stunning moments in "Drýsill" (Icelandic for demon) is about fighting the demons that you allow to control your mind, and breaking free. It’s about rescuing yourself and finding the strength and the courage to be victorious, no matter how hurt you’ve been. All the tunes are in their native Icelandic, except one "Her Fall From Grace", its sole English language, with the traumatic theme of mental illness of your loved one. A turn with the black metal infused road-trippin "Dionysus" that shows that they havent left thier roots. Followed up by the gracious tune "Til Moldar". The guitar heavy "Alda Syndanna" and the bluesy post-metal piece "Ör" where the opening piano gives me goosebumps. The album finish of with the haunting closer "Úlfur". To develop and take risks is the band's hallmark, that they have succeeded in taking the band to new heights is marvelous, it is only to realize and to congratulate them for their efforts. This is a fantastic record that you should obtain.

The album have a gorgeous cover art by Johann Baptist Zwecker ("The Lady Of The Mountain" (Fjallkonan), a symbol of Iceland, frontispiece to Jón Árnason's Icelandic Legends, 1866)

Sum: Frost-cracked volcanic beauty full of bizarreness!

Today's tune "Drýsill", taken from "Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love", enjoy!



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Sunday, 22 November 2020

Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster

Sunday, time for a classic.

Dark, starting to get cold, day dreaming about the summer and July. Today's tune will bring you back a few months.

"Master Blaster (Jammin')" is a 1980 single by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder from his 1980 album "Hotter Than July".

The song, built on a heavy reggae feel, is an ode to reggae legend Bob Marley; Wonder had been performing live with Marley (billing him as an opening act) on his US tour in the fall of that year. Lyrics mention "children of Jah", "Marley's Hot on the box" and the end of the civil war in Zimbabwe.

Enjoy today's tune that was the leading single from Wonder's "Hotter Than July" album. It was a major hit, spending seven weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart, reaching number five on Billboard's pop singles chart in the fall of 1980 and peaking at number two on the UK Singles chart and number one in New Zealand.



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Saturday, 21 November 2020

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - Before I'm Old

Saturday, time to get a bit blusey.

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the American 21-year old blues guitarist who has quickly made a name for himself with his vintage style.

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram from Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States, who became a well-known performer as a teenager. His debut album, "Kingfish", was released in May 2019. In addition to his own album, musicians he has recorded with include Eric Gales, Buddy Guy and Keb Mo. He has shared the stage with well-known blues artists and younger blues musicians such as the TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, Samantha Fish, Bob Margolin, Eric Gales, Rick Derringer, Guitar Shorty and Buddy Guy.

Kingfish holds the generational torch of the blues high and this youngster has a promising future ahead in the next wave of blues musicians to keep the tradition alive.

Today's tune "Before I'm Old" is taken from his debut album and the clip is recorded live at The Jam in the Van Experience in Los Angeles, CA 2019, enjoy!



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Friday, 20 November 2020

Jade Bird - Love Has All Been Done Before

"Love Has All Been Done Before" is a tune by the British singer-songwriter Jade Bird, it's taken from her self-titled debut studio album, released on 19 April 2019 through Glassnote Records.

The album includes her debut single "Lottery", which came after her debut extended play Something American, released from the preceding year, and also her breakout single "Uh Huh". The album was supported by a European and North American tour, which includes opening for THE LUMINEERS and HOZIER.

Bird was born in the North of England, but she moved around a lot as a kid because her father was in the army—she’s lived in Germany, Wales, and then in London, where she’s still based at the moment, although she’s hoping to move to Los Angeles at some point in the near future. Her parents were primarily interested in dance music, so it wasn’t until a family friend showed her some old folk classics (Neil Young; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Bob Dylan; and Joni Mitchell) that her ear for the American folk tradition developed. She picked up the guitar herself in the wake of an especially tumultuous time—her parents had just split up, she had moved to Wales with her grandmother and her mom. “I needed a vent, so I think that’s ultimately why I got into music so heavily, because of these transitions, so to speak,” she says.

Bird’s latest work, including today's tune, “Love Has All Been Done Before,” finds the young artist brightening up her sound and taking influence from the punkish stylings of Alanis Morissette and Patti Smith.

Enjoy today's tune "Love Has All Been Done Before".



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