Manage episode 301618966 series 1112183
Stacked full of exciting, innovative, creative New Music this week as per usual! Music from Iceland, USA, Sweden, Belgium (from a Dutch, Scottish and Indonesian background), Hungary, Korea, Nigeria (indirectly), Poland, New Zealand and the UK.
Our ALBUM OF THE WEEK is 'Mundane' by Fiona Brown. She was born in the Netherlands to a Scottish father and Indonesian mother and now lives in Antwerp. A multi-instrumentalist, she's inspired by roots, rock and soul music but this latest album has a stark, industrial feel to it.
"‘Mundane’ is anything but, although it takes a while to adjust to its brooding industrial beats. Across the albums 12 tracks, the grooves are harsh, aggressive and cold. Like slaps to the face or knocks to the knees – they bite and gnarl. Add to that, icy synths that hint at melodies without always explicitly giving them and you have an unusual album. It isn’t atonal – it just hints at beauty or horror – often at the same time. What holds it all together is the voice of Fiona Brown." higherplainmusic
We are playing 3 tracks from this superb album and Fiona, herself, introduces it on our show.
Our LUVVA COVER feature is a fascinating interpretation of one of the biggest hits for The Temptations - written for them by Smokey Robinson. Joy Oladokun's version caused a storm when it was included in the soundtrack of Grey's Anatomy earlier this year. It gives such depth to the lyric! Two comments on Youtube:
"Real music doesn't need walls of sound. This is so moving and sincere."
"I came here from Grey's (I got several of my fav songs from there) I've heard this song so many times but this version is just so soothing like it makes me cry and smile at the same time. Your voice and the piano just makes my heart melt. I've been waiting on a version like this forever and now I'm addicted :-)"
Give it a listen and let us know what you think.
New Music You Just Don't Hear Anywhere Else!
Tell Your New Lovers - Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar Smárason
Souled Out On You – Robert Finley
Silent Types – Blinker The Star
Hanging On Doors – You Thant
Mundane – Fiona Brown (Album of the Week)
Bandit’s Pocket – Hemai, FiFi Robo
Többet Kéne Mosolyognom – Hundred Sins, Halott Pénz, OHNODY
Sad Surveillance, Pt. 1 – GLOR1A
‘We’ Just Living In A Dream – Ahn Dayoung
Who’s Gonna Hurt Me Now – Tizane
My Girl – The Temptations
My Girl – Joy Oladokun (Luvva Cover feature)
Movement 1 – Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders, London Symphony Orchestra
Robyn – cktrl
Stalkers – Fiona Brown
Ice – Helaine Vis
Aquamarine – Hand Habits
Skin – Leslie Winer
Homage – Maxine Funke
Time To Love (The St Buryan Sessions) – Sarah McQuaid
My Void – Fiona Brown
Falling Forward (Qrion’s Ambient Intro mix) – Gabriel & Dresden, Sub Teal, Qrion