• http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_DJJFUL2Bark/SGvnhgG75KI/AAAAAAAAIYk/U8W7nTbCBZs/s400/chandeen_TP.jpg

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    http://www.chandeen.com

    http://www.myspace.com/chandeen

    Origine du Groupe : Germany
    Style : Electro Ambient , Downtempo
    Sortie : 2008

    Comment revenir sur le devant d'une scène Heavenly foisonnante consciemment quittée depuis une demi-décennie? Comment donner du sens au come-back franchement inattendu d'une formation fer de lance d'Hyperium pendant les grandes années ethereal voices? Ou trouver la pertinence, les ressources, le bon goût?
    Simplement parce que Chandeen répond parfaitement à de telles problématiques dans son surprenant "Teenage Poetry", il mérite l'ovation. Il ne sera d'ailleurs nullement nécessaire de se forcer à plébisciter le nouvel essai en gardant à l'esprit les risques qu'un tel retour pouvait représenter. Au delà de tout questionnement musical superflu, Chandeen revient parce qu'il a la foi en ce qu'il fait.

    On se souvient des albums tels que Jutland, petites perles candides d'une dreampop sensible et accessible, indispensables pour les amateurs d'heavenly il y a dix ans – relativement discrets pour les autres. Loin d'être un ersatz des Cocteau Twins, Chandeen développait une personnalité mélancolique et éthérée, touchant occasionnellement à l'électronique, et exploitant allègrement le chant sublime d'Antje Schultz.Chandeen qu'on croyait mort est, en 2008, de retour avec une nouvelle chanteuse, Julia. A vrai dire, on n'attendait pas vraiment le come-back d'une formation plus qu'agréable, mais connaissant de nombreux homologues stylistiques, et on avait finalement bien assez à faire en matière de musiques éthérées.

    De tels soucis ont pu cerner l'esprit de Chandeen durant la composition de "Teenge Poetry", mais il est évident qu'ils ont vite laissé place à une sorte de contemplation créative, une transe émotionnelle continue et charnelle. Le titre, que l'on pourrait légitimement redouter avant d'avoir écouté l'album, sied parfaitement au climat. Les nappes de clavier, fluides et satinées, plutôt froides, jouissent de ce glissement délicat assimilable à un son New-Age revisité et cent fois plus humain. Le chant, au premier plan, est parcouru d'un écho subtil qui dessine les brumes du rêves dans les paysages mi-urbains, mi-oniriques. Chandeen, effectivement, c'est désormais la mise en musique d'une passion adolescente viscérale, entre larmes et espoir, et on ne se doutait pas qu'on pouvait rendre aussi bien la substantifique moelle d'un esprit tourmenté par la transition entre enfance et âge adulte. "Welcome The Still" et "New Colouring Horizon", à l'ouverture de l'album après une bonne introduction atmosphérique, laissent réellement pantois, c'est une véritable claque. La première joue d'une litanie percussive subtilement et efficacement électronique, laisse le chant exprimer des mélodies d'une grande sensibilité, et les nappes de clavier couler doucement comme un nuage. La seconde, plus surprenante encore, se montre Pop, avec son rythme soutenu entremêlé à une formation rock brumeuse et profonde. Une indéniable souffle candide suinte des mélodies, et la composition, totalement aboutie, joue non pas sur l'immaturité des structures et des sons, mais sur celle du fond. Le coeur de l'enfant qui ne sait plus où il en est.
    La suite est quelque peu regrettable. "At The End Of All Days", convaincant mais pas transcendant, laisse place à un "From The Inside" manquant singulièrement de force d'impact, moins émotionnel. Certains y verront peut-être une volonté de mise à l'écart de la facilité. Difficile de passer après les sublimes deux premières vraies chansons de l'album, tout de même. C'est le défaut de "Teenage Poetry" : l'inégalité. On aurait aimé une constante émotionnelle, d'autant que les interludes n'ont pas une intérêt flagrant ("A Last Goodbye"), et l'impact s'amoindrit au fil de l'écoute. Sauf à la toute fin, avec un "Dreaming A Thousand Dreams" somptueux, très ambient et planant, triste et fantomatique (mentionnons la piste cachée chantée par la vocaliste des Lovespirals, autre grand nom Heavenly).

    En dépit de ces reproches, Teenage Poetry a de très forts arguments. Le son du groupe, modernisé, soigné à l'extrême et rêveur, conjugue efficacement une Darkwave romantique et innocente, une électronique discrète et très à propos, et une dreampop toujours personnelle. L'essai est intéressant, attachant même s'il ne marquera pas l'histoire du genre, et le manque d'impact de certains titres donne finalement l'envie d'y revenir, pour retrouver celui des autres. Ce qui n'est pas plus mal, d'autant qu'on a des chances d'y arriver.


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    Tracklist :
    1 - Teenage Poetry
    2 - Welcome The Still
    3 - New Colouring Horizon
    4 - At The End Of All Days
    5 - From The Inside
    6 - A Last Goodbye
    7 - Looking Forward, Looking Back
    8 - Clean The Traces
    9 - The Coming Dawn
    10 - The Sentiments Of An Old Love Story
    11 - Dreaming A Thousand Dreams (+Bonus)

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    http://www.upbustleandout.co.uk

    http://www.myspace.com/upbustleandout

    From Official Site :
     Listening to the music of Up Bustle & Out, I feel each song is a testimonial, conveyed on timeless instruments full of grace, and modern electronic wizardry as well.
    - Pablo Yglesias aka DJ Bongohead
    Ever since setting out as one of the first and most prominent jazz - dance combos on the young Ninja Tune label, Up, Bustle & Out have come a long way since pioneering Ninja Tune's global reach. Their search for sounds, traditions, stories, allies and cultural change has lead them to places like South America: Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Europe, urban mega-cities like New York and Tokyo and the Orient. Their studio base in Bristol, England is the place where they bring it all together, forging one colorful, authentic and truly revolutionary album after another, and, in this collage process, relentlessy experimenting with sounds and styles to generating creative, new dubs, fusions and versions.
    Up, Bustle, & Out have me mesmerized, intoxicated, enveloped in a process that takes the idea of collaboration and synthesis one step further to transform art through the alchemy of sound waves.
    - Pablo Yglesias aka DJ Bongohead
    Soliloquy is full of moods, sounds, landscapes and even evokes the scents of foreign places. There is the Bosporus region, which was already celebrated on a double disc (Istanbul's Secrets), and where singer and actress Sevval Sam has long since become an extended family member. It's her voice that dominates most of the album's 13 tracks. We can also discover the voices of Bronagh Slevin (ex- Crustacean), as well as Columbian singer Andrea Echeverri, and "Sally's City Cats" appear on the studio rooftops of the Bristol production HQ.
    Soliloquy album front cover by Up, Bustle and Out The Andalucian vibe on Waterfalls of Gold is provided by Benjamin Escoriza, singer of award-winning Radio Tarifa, while credit for most of the other spanish moods must go to band member Cuffy "El Guapo" and his dreamatic and tense Flamenco guitar work. Fellow Bristolian Jim Barr of Portishead Band and The Blessing provides the trustworthy foundation on his beloved double bass. Other U, B&O stalwarts from Bristol include trumpeter Andy Hague and the bucket-loads of percussion by the Eugenia Ledesma (Argentina)... Again, founding member, Rupert Mould Medd made the musical journey across Europe to Instanbul to return with the recorded tapes of magical studio session work, while his partner "Clandestine" Ein held out at the HQ composing and adopting the hands-on production approach that is now the U, B & O trademark.
    A soliloquy conjures for me a single dream, a drop of water, a bubble, a violin solo: the spoken word recounts the inner feelings of one self among many.
    - Pablo Yglesias aka DJ Bongohead
    Let us not forget that the album title hints at moments of loneliness and inwardness. Powerfull club tunes, so much loved by DJs and dancers around the world, take a step back this time, giving way to delicate arrangements, Eastern chords and contemplative moods that all contribute to the album's common thread: the spirit of our environment, our concerns for a future, the very sounds of nature.
    Listen closely, you will hear the sound of beach surf, winds, animal and children, also a movie organ, a steam boat leaving the harbour, or a Gypsy carousel. These field recordings were captured over the years by band founder and musical director Rupert Mould Medd.
    With the addition of four dubs and versions as bonus tracks, this album, covers a wide range of the world. It is softer, deeper, introspective and certainly carefully crafted, skillful movements as U, B & 0 strive for the next level. This release not only celebrates a unique and deeply humanistic vision of a globalized world, and its concerns, but also the leading role of Istanbul - as an inspiration for the European Capital of Culture in 2010.

    Origine du Groupe : U.K
    Style : Electro Dub , Downtempo , Lounge , Abstract Hip Hop , Electro World Music
    Sortie : 2010

    Tracklist :
       1. Theme
       2. Absent Crowds
       3. Littered Dreams
       4. Silver Fish - An Ocean's Dub Tale
       5. Waterfalls of Gold feat. Benjamin Escoriza
       6. Sho Beto'l Alreh feat. Amal Murkus
       7. Popcorn Delights - an unusual Waltz
       8. Beach Combing feat. Andrea Echeverri
       9. Soliloquy Theme
      10. Luminous Fragments feat. Bronagh Slevin
      11. Scratchy Aperture - Dub
      12. Sokak Cats feat. Sally's City Cats, Bristol
      13. Satie's Atelier
      14. bonus tracks Silver Fish - An Ocean's Full Tale
      15. Waterfalls of Gold - Dub
      16. Satie's Atelier - Dub
      17. Golondrinas Volando feat. Benjamin Escoriza

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  • http://www.paulmt.com/Linked%20Pages/arm/img1/2919.jpg

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    http://www.sweetback.net

    http://www.myspace.com/sweetbackpowertrio

    Origine du Groupe : France

    Style : Electro , Downtempo , Trip Hop

    Sortie : 1996

    Tracklist :
    1. Gaze. 5:26
    2. Softly softly. 4:29
    3. Sensations. 4:29
    4. Au natural. 4:14
    5. Arabesque. 3:36
    6. You will rise. 6:28
    7. Chord. 3:30
    8. Walk of Ju. 4:06
    9. Hope she’ be happier. 6:16
    10. Come dubbing. 4:41
    11. Cloud people. 5:28
    12. Powder. 5:21

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    Apparently fans aren't the only ones getting tired of waiting for Sade to release another album: her band -keyboardist Andrew Hale, bassist Paul Denman, and guitar/sax man Stuart Matthewman, collectively redubbed Sweetback- decides to burn a little creative energy between Miss Adu's efforts, and the result is far more satisfying than you might expect. Instead of merely being an instrumental Sade record, "Sweetback" is an exciting foray into a world where lounge meets electronica, ending up in places a Sade record will never take you.

    Of course, the boys are quite used to backing a singer, so there's no shortage of vocals onhand. Groove Theory alum Amel Larrieux lends some sexy, wordless vocals to the groovy etherealism of "Gaze," and offers a self-help lyric to "You Will Rise." Leroy Osbourne, frequent background vocalist for Sade (most notably on "Never as Good as the First Time" and "Nothing Can Come Between Us") makes the most of his time in the spotlight here on a stunning rendition of Bill Withers' "Hope She'll Be Happier," while rapper Bahamadia lays down a smooth spoken-word vibe on "Au Natural." And since Sweetback played a significant part of soul master Maxwell's debut, it's only natural he should lend a hand on the silky "Softly Softly," a song he co-wrote with Mathewman and offers the best elements of both Sweetback's and Maxwell's music.

    But luckily, Sweetback doesn't need a mouthpiece to shine. "Sensations" is a smooth retro number with a gently percolating beat, and "Arabesque" is all down-and-dirty seduction; the muffled, sampled beat paired with heavy guitars is sexy as hell, and "Arabic synth" (as is credited, anyway) adds a unique twist. "Walk of Ju" mesmerizes between its sultry sax and World Music overtones, while "Come Dubbing" offers a atmospheric cross between World Music and Trance at a mellow tempo.

    In fact, only the last two numbers -"Cloud People" and "Powder"- are unnecessary exercises, plodding along with minimum melody and treading dangerously close to the realm of New Age wallpaper. But the bulk of this record is as exciting and innovative as the band's missing singer, and Sweetback proves they have enough atmosphere and style to last them between Sade releases...and considering her recording timeline thus far, that's a good thing.

    By John Jones "Musician"

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  • http://www.urb.com/uploads/reviews/cd_reviews/Ror-Shak_Deep_Daredo.jpg

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    http://www.myspace.com/r0rshak

    Origine du Groupe : North America

    Style : Electro , Drum & Bass , Downtempo

    Sortie : 2007

    Tracklist :

    1. Lisa's Song - Feat. Lisa Shaw
    2. Fate or Faith - Feat. Julee Cruise
    3. A Forest - Feat. Chantel Claret
    4. Golden Cage - Feat. Julee Cruise
    5. Rescue Me - Feat. Wendy Starland
    6. Interlude # 1
    7. Be There
    8. Love & Pride - Feat. Wendy Starland
    9. Heist
    10. I Don't Want (A Remake) - Feat. Julee Cruise
    11. Window Pain - Feat. Julee Cruise
    12. Trust (Alternative Mix) - Feat. Mark Holmes

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    While Kosheen took drum'n'bass to the mainstream club and Pendulum twisted it into something approaching fist-pumping, arena rock, Ror-Shak want to become the Zero 7 or Röyksopp of drum'n'bass. Members DJ DB and Shaun Morris bring the genre into the lounge on their debut album, Deep, a laid-back and often spacy effort that works best in the background thanks to some cringe-worthy words. Luckily, these producers have great taste in vocalists with Naked Music veteran Lisa Shaw supplying the soul while David Lynch's muse Julee Cruise supplies the previously mentioned spaciness. Morningwood frontwoman Chantal Claret does an excellent job on this slowly building cover of the Cure's "A Forest," but it's the lesser known Wendy Starland who comes in first with her jazzy, Billie Holiday inspired voice gracing two cuts. Ror-Shak's rich, warm soundscapes and their infectious drum'n'bass rhythms would be just as listenable as instrumentals, so even with all the beautiful voices, Deep would be better off stripped of some hippy, trippy, and trite words.

    by David Jeffries

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  • http://www.soul-identity.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/cs1423949-02a-big-300x300.jpg

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    http://www.scrimshire.com

    http://www.myspace.com/scrimshire

    Origine du Groupe : United Kingdom

    Style : Electro Jazz , Dowtempo , Lo Fi , Lounge

    Sortie : 2009

    Tracklist :

    01. The Low Road Feat. Rob Hynd
    02. People We Spoke To
    03. Along Came The Devil One Night…
    04. Springtime Feat. Claire Laurent
    05. Mistaken Feat. Rob Hynd
    06. When The World Was Young (part One)
    07. Warm Sound Feat. Inga-lill Aker
    08. All Roads Lead You Home
    09. I Have Come To You Feat. Stac

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    Another sunny Monday in London (a rare occurence of late) but before I head out to London Fields for a boozy afternoon of fun and frolics, I thought I better give you a quick heads up on a little album that’s been released today. After just over two years since his debut 12″, the epic dancefloor tune, “You Will Save Me” arrived on the ever consistent Wah Wah 45s label, Scrimshire delivers his first album for the label entitled “Along Came The Devil One Night”, available from all good music stores now on both CD and MP3. Although it seems that its taken a bit of time for the album to see the light of day, personally I, and a few other people I know who’ve already heard it, believe that it’s definitely been worth the wait. Having delved into the LP over repeated listens during the past few weeks, I think Mr Adam Scrimshire has probably completed one of the first essential UK soul albums of 2009. That may be a bit of a grand statement for a Monday afternoon in May and especially from someone who has had the pleasure of knowing him for a year or two, but casting all that aside and just slipping “Along Came The Devil One Night” in your music player should at least confirm that you are indeed listening to something a little bit special. Clocking in at just over 43 minutes long and after numerous revisions, three previous vinyl releases (all holding exclusive non album cuts, versions and remixes – The King Knut remix of “Mistaken” being a personal highlight – go seek) and a host of live shows, Scrimshire delivers a succint album incorporating a range of styles from jazz to soul, folk to funk, and pulls it all together to produce a work of sheer cinematic brilliance. From the opening piano intro of “The Low Road” through the subsequent tracks “People We Spoke To” and the title track (probably the strongest three track opening that I’ve heard on an album recently), right through to closing track “I Have Come To You”, a melancholic duet with label mate Stac, everything fits together nicely, without any unnecessary skits or filler cuts. Just a solid nine tracks of soulful, uplifting, contemporary music. Scrimshire, who produces and plays a range of instruments on the album, is joined by a talented bunch of musicians and singers, including Jake Telford (OK_Ma) on sax and flute, vocals from Inga-Lil Aker, Rob Hynd, Claire Lauren (the voice on the standout jazz track “Springtime”) and Stac, plus guest strings from The Middlewood Sessions. But don’t just take our word for it, cop the tracklist and check the MP3 snippets below to check out all the tracks in their full unabounded (but edited) glory and then hop on over to Scrimshire’s website to catch the man in his own words.

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