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Yamantaka - Queens
from YT​/​/​ST, released 01 October 2011
Yamantaka Official Site



Trailer Trash Tracys - You Wish You Were Red




Out October 31st on Double Six - http://on.fb.me/nNw6w0 
A - Wish You Were Red 
AA - Engelhardt's Arizona 
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Trailer Trash Tracys - You Wish You Were Red
by DominoRecordCo

Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye



The best album in the world :)

Basement Jaxx ft. Jose James - Gimme Somethin' True


Great unofficial video
Basement Jaxx ft. Jose James 'Gimme Somethin' True' from Ultra Records. 
From the album 'Scars'.

Talk Talk - It's My Life



Talk Talk are commonly known for their early / singles, including TodayTalk TalkIt’s My LifeSuch A Shame and Life’s What You Make It, but are also considered forerunners in the  genre for their later  albums.

Although they were identified with bands such as Duran Duran during the New Wave movement, Talk Talk had a progressive depth their contemporaries lacked. After keyboardist Simon Brenner was replaced with producer and unofficial member Tim Friese-Greene, each successive Talk Talk release became more sophisticated and original.

The band formed in London, England in 1981. Talk Talk began as a quartet consisting of Mark Hollis(vocals), Simon Brenner (keyboards), Lee Harris (drums) and Paul Webb (bass). They were generally associated with the New Wave movement; more specifically, in their early years, they were often compared with Duran Duran, as both bands not only featured a double-barreled name and a Roxy Music-inspired musical direction, but also a record label (EMI) and producer (Colin Thurston).

Talk Talk’s first line-up released a self-titled debut EP in 1982 which was quickly expanded into a full-length album entitled The Party’s Over. The band charted in the UK Top 40 with the singles “Talk Talk” and “Today”, both produced by Thurston (who had also produced hits for Duran Duran and Howard Jones).

Brenner left after the 1983 non-LP single “My Foolish Friend”, which was produced by frequent Roxy Music collaborator Rhett Davies. At this point, the band added unofficial fourth member Tim Friese-Greene, who became Talk Talk’s keyboard player, producer, and Hollis’ frequent writing partner. Although a major contributor to the band’s studio output, Friese-Greene did not generally play with the band during live shows or appear in publicity material. Talk Talk stopped playing live in 1986.

Talk Talk eventually abandoned the New Wave style completely with The Colour of Spring in 1986. The single “Life’s What You Make It” allowed the album to become their greatest success in England. The success of The Colour of Spring afforded the band an open budget and schedule for the recording of their next album. About a year in the making, and featuring contributions from many outside musicians,Spirit of Eden was released in 1988, on EMI’s Parlophone label. The album was assembled from many hours of improvised instrumentation that Hollis and Friese-Greene had edited and arranged using digital equipment. The result was a mix of , and  music. While critically praised, the album was not as commercially viable as its predecessors, and the band declared they would not tour in support of it.

During the making of Spirit of Eden, Talk Talk manager Keith Aspden had attempted to free the band from their recording contract with EMI. “I knew by that time that EMI was not the company this band should be with”, Aspden said. “I was fearful that the money wouldn’t be there to record another album.” EMI, however, wished to keep the band on their roster. After many months of litigation, the band ultimately succeeded in extracting themselves from the contract. EMI then sued the band, claiming that Spirit of Eden was not “commercially satisfactory”, but the case was thrown out of court.

In 1990, Talk Talk agreed to a two-album contract with Polydor. They released Laughing Stock on theVerve Records imprint in 1991. By this time, Webb had left the group. Talk Talk had by then morphed into what was essentially a brand name for the studio recordings of Hollis and Friese-Greene, along with a bevy of session studio players (including long-term Talk Talk drummer Harris). Laughing Stock crystallized the  sound the band started with Spirit of Eden (which has been retroactively categorized as “” by some critics). Laughing Stock adopted an even more minimalist style than its predecessor, but this did not stop it achieving a respectable Top 30 showing in the UK Albums Chart.

With the band now released from EMI, the label released the retrospective compilation Natural History in 1990. It went on to sell over one million copies in Britain alone and rose to number 3 in the UK album chart. The 1984 single “It’s My Life” was also re-released, and this time became the band’s biggest success in their native country, making number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. Following up on this renewed popular interest in the band, the label released History Revisited in 1991, a compilation of 12 inch singles and alternative versions which made the Top 40, an unusually high showing for a remix album. The band sued EMI for remixing their material without permission.

After Laughing Stock, Talk Talk broke up in 1991. Paul Webb and Lee Harris went on to form the band.O.Rang, while Tim Friese-Greene started recording under the name Heligoland. In 1998, Mark Hollisreleased his eponymous debut Mark Hollis, which was very much in keeping with the minimalist post-rock sound of Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. According to Hollis’s management, he has since retired. Webb collaborated under the name of Rustin Man with Beth Gibbons and released “Out of Season” in 2002, while Harris was featured on the Bark Psychosis album of 2004.

The XX - VCR


Directed by Marcus Söderlund.

Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks


Music video for Peter, Bjorn & John's single "Young Folks" featuring Victoria Bergsman of The Concretes.

Bon Iver / Live at Jools Holland



I'm not a fan of live performances but this one gives shivers.

Bon Iver

Friends - Friend Crush / My Boo



Since I liked their "I'm His Girl" so much I went to check their other stuff on Lucky Number youtube page, just to fins two more superb tracks. One "Friend Crush" I have heard before. Now I get the path of their music, and I like it even more.




James Blake - Limit to Your Love / The Wilhelm Scream

Two James Blake tunes that can not be separated.

Gang Gang Dance - Romance Layers



Vocals : Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip

Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around The Block





Girls - Love Life



New Girls album "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" is simply great. Noting grandiose about it. It sounds like you have heard it million times before, everything is familiar and pleasant. And this is maybe the best song from the album.

Massive Attack vs Burial - Paradise Circus



Great Massive Attack track (and honestly the only track that is worth something on the last Massive Attack album whose name I don't remember and I'm not even bothered to look up) has got it treatment from Bansky of dubstep. Burial does amazing rendering of the tune.

Eighth Wonder – I'm Not Scared




Reminiscent of the old MCM :)
from Wikipedia:
"I'm Not Scared" is a 1988 song recorded by British pop band Eighth Wonder. It was the first single from the album Fearlessand group's fifth single, and was released in 1988. It achieved success in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and UK, where it was a top ten hit. Written by the Pet Shop Boys, the original version contains several words in French-language. "J'ai pas peur", the B-side of the vinyl, is the French adaptation of "I'm Not Scared". The 12" "disco mix" combines the two versions into one long mix.
Slant Magazine ranked the song 62nd in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs list, adding: ""I'm Not Scared" is unmistakably a Lowe/Tennant composition, with sharp staccato synth lines, a fluctuating bassline, histrionic lyrics ending in curly, figurative question marks (...), and — on the extended Disco Version — dramatic string stabs".[1]

The Black Keys - Never Gonna Give You Up



The best song from The Black Keys Album "Brothers". Even better then "Tighten Up"

Roxy Music - Jealous Guy



"Jealous Guy" is a song written and performed by John Lennon which first appeared on his 1971 album Imagine. It is one of the most commonly covered Lennon songs, with at least ninety-two recorded cover versions.

Following Lennon's death in 1980, Roxy Music added a cover version of the song to their set while touring in Germany, which they recorded and released in March 1981. The single was released by Polydor with "To Turn you on" as the B-side, with catalogue number "ROXY 2". The song was the only UK #1 hit for Roxy Music, topping the charts for two weeks in March 1981.[5] Its B-side, called "To Turn You On", appeared on the 1982 album "Avalon", although it was slightly remixed. [6] "Jealous Guy" featured on the compilation "Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music: The Platinum Collection".


The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever




"Strawberry Fields Forever" is a song by The Beatles, written by John Lennon and attributed to the Lennon–McCartneysongwriting partnership. It was inspired by Lennon's memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army house named "Strawberry Field" near his childhood home.[1]
"Strawberry Fields Forever" was intended for the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), as it was the first song recorded for it, but was instead released in February 1967 as a double A-side single with Paul McCartney's "Penny Lane". "Strawberry Fields Forever" reached number eight in the United States, with numerous critics describing it as one of the group's best recordings.[2][3] It is one of the defining works of the psychedelic rock genre and has been covered by many other artists. The song was later included on the US Magical Mystery Tour LP (though not on the British double EP package of the same name).
The Strawberry Fields memorial in New York City's Central Park is named after the song.[4][5]
The promotional film for "Strawberry Fields Forever" was filmed on 30 and 31 January 1967, in Knole Park in Sevenoaks. It was directed by Swedish television director Peter Goldman. Goldman was a friend of Klaus Voormann, who had recommended Peter to the group.[51] The film featured reverse film effects, stop motion animation, jump-cuts from daytime to night-time, and The Beatles playing and later pouring paint over an upright piano.[52] During the same visit to Knole Park, Goldman produced the promotional film for Penny Lane, the reverse side of the Strawberry Fields Forever single (during this same stay in Sevenoaks, John Lennon wandered into an antiques gallery an purchased the poster for Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal that would inspire the song, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!).[53] The promotional films for "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" were selected by New York's MoMA as two of the most influential music videos of the late 1960s.[54] Both were originally broadcast in the US on 25 February 1967, on the variety show The Hollywood Palace, with actor Van Johnson as host.[55] A cartoon based on the song was the final episode produced for The Beatles animated television series.[56]

Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety




"Twist in My Sobriety" is a song written and recorded by Tanita Tikaram. Released as a single in 1988 from her debut albumAncient Heart, it was a top ten hit in many European countries, peaking at #2 in Austria and Germany, though it achieved only moderate success in the US and Australia.
In 1996, the song was also released in UK in a remixed version peaking at #82.
In 2001, the song appeared on the soundtrack of the film "Bandits."
The first line of the song, "All God's children need travelling shoes", is the title of a book by writer/poet Maya Angelou.
In 1989, Liza Minnelli covered the song for her album Results, which was produced by the Pet Shop Boys.

Vladimir Cosma - Promenade Sentimentale




Vladimir Cosma was born April 13, 1940 in Bucharest, Romania, into a family of musicians. 
After receiving first prizes for violin and composition at the Bucharest Conservatoire of Music, he arrived in Paris in 1963 and continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, working with Nadia Boulanger. As well as for classical music, he discovered early on a passion for jazz, film music and all forms of popular music.
From 1964 he made a number of international tours as a concert violinist and began to devote himself more and more to composing. He wrote various compositions including: « Trois mouvements d’été » for symphony orchestra, « Oblique » for violoncello and string orchestra, music for theatre and ballet (« Volpone » for the Comédie Française, the opera« Fantômas»…).
In 1968, Yves Robert entrusted him with his first film music for « Alexandre le Bienheureux ».
Vladimir Cosma has since composed more than three hundred scores for feature films and TV series. His numerous successes in the cinema have notably been in collaboration with Yves RobertGérard OuryFrancis VeberClaude PinoteauJean-Jacques BeineixClaude ZidiEttore ScolaPascal ThomasPierre RichardYves BoissetAndré CayatteJean-Pierre Mocky,Edouard MolinaroJean-Marie Poiré… and among which: Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noireDivaLes Aventures de Rabbi JacobLa Boumle Ball’As des Asla ChèvreLes FugitifsLes ZozosPleure pas la bouche pleineDupont LajoieUn éléphant ça trompe énormémentLa DérobadeLe Père Noël est une ordureL'ÉtudianteLa Gloire de mon pèreLe Château de ma mèreLe dîner de cons …
Vladimir Cosma also featured in major French and American television productions: Michel StrogoffKidnappedMistral’s DaughterChâteauvallonLes Mystères de ParisLes Cœurs Brûlés
Film music allowed him to approach and develop many different musical styles: jazz (with music written for famous soloists such as Chet BakerToots ThielemansDon Byas,Stéphane GrappelliJean-Luc PontyPhilip CatherineTony CoePepper Adams, la chanson (pour Nana MouskouriMarie LaforêtRichard SandersonDiane Dufresne,Herbert LéonardMireille MathieuNicole CroisilleLara FabianGuy Marchand, original compositions inspired by folk-music (for Gheorghe Zamfir, Stanciu Simion « Syrinx », pan-flute, Liam O'Flynn- pipes, Romane-guitar), as well as classical music (Berlin Concerto for violin and orchestra, Concerto for Euphonium and orchestra, Concerto Ibérique for trumpet and orchestra, Courts Métrages for brass quintet…)
In 2006 he conducted the world premier of his composition « Eh bien ! Dansez maintenant», divertissement for narrator and symphony orchestra, from the Fables of Jean de la Fontaine, at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Lambert Wilson as narrator. Conducting the Orchestre National de France he gave a first performance in Paris of this work in December 2010 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, featuring Eric Génovèse of the Comédie Française.
Vladimir Cosma wrote the opera Marius et Fanny, adapted from Marcel Pagnol, for which the first production took place in September 2007 at the Opéra de Marseille withRoberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu in the title roles, as well as Jean-Philippe Lafont in the role of César. The performances were repeated several times on television on the channels ARTE and FR3.
In 2008 he composed the music for the musical comedy « Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob » performed at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, with Eric Metayer, Marianne James, Spike, Julie Victor…
In June 2009, Vladimir Cosma conducted the world premier in the Eglise Sainte-Madeleine de Béziers, of his cantata «1209», for soprano, narrator, children's choir and orchestra, written especially for the 8th centenary of the Sac de Béziers.
He is dedicated to re-writing his film music with the intention of conducting performances in symphonic concerts, thus approaching a wider audience than at the cinema[citation needed]. Among others, he gave a concert in Geneva in 2003 with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a series of concerts in 2003 with the Orchestre National de Lyon, three concerts in 2005 in Paris at the Grand Rex, a concert in 2010 with the Orchestre de l'Ile-de-France in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
He has also appeared in many countries with major symphony orchestras and such prestigious soloists as Ivry GitlisVadim RepinWilhelmenia FernandezPatrice FontanarosaJean-Luc PontyDidier LockwoodStanciu Simion « Syrinx»Philip Catherine and others. A book of interviews with Vincent Perrot entitled « Vladimir Cosma comme au cinéma » was published in 2009 in the Editions Hors Collection and an anthology of his film music regrouping 91 complete original soundtracks in two volumes has just come out. Two evenings were devoted to him by FR3 in 2010, airing his concert at the Théâtre du Châtelet and a documentary «Vladimir Cosma intime ».
Vladimir Cosma received two Césars for the best movie score, for Diva (1982) and Le Bal (1984), two Golden Sevens for the best music for television, as well as a number of prizes and awards in France and other countries.
He has also obtained numerous gold and platinum records all over the world (France, Germany, Japan, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Holland, Scandinavia).
Vladimir Cosma is Chevalier de l'ordre National la Légion d’HonneurGrand Officier du Mérite Culturel Roumain, as well as Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.

Portishead - All Mine



Another proof how public broadcasting service can be creeepy.... The jazziest and Bondiest song from Portishead and one of my favorites. The best band in the world...simply :)

Banda de musica municipal de Santiago de Cuba - Les passantes



"Les Passantes"
Short film featuring Directed by Robert Ly
http://www.facebook.com/robert.ly.director
http://www.vimeo.com/lecinemadezero



Radio Nova has some great brass tunes in their airplay. Although the name of the band is evocative to some other Cuban musicians, which at one moment was sure sing to avoid for me, this tune has the that feel Cinematic Orchestra "Motion" delivered. Nu jazz nostalgia.

Also the short movie from Robert Ly, in his superb way of direction,  emphasizes even more the song structure .
 

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