• For all ambient/new age fans!

    4 Jul 2015, 8:54 de Glejs

    My new album "Collected Ambient Works" is finally online! Soothing electronic melodies for all new age/ambient electronica fans. Enjoy!

    Stream the album on Spotify:

    Buy it on iTunes:

    Buy @ Google Play:

    Buy @ Amazon:

    .. It's available on many other sites as well, both streaming and for download. Search, and you shall find..

    //Glenn Liljestrand
  • "Souling" Songs from Allison Crowe

    10 Nov 2014, 8:15 de Adrian22

    Allison Crowe's gorgeous voice brings tidings of comfort and joy with “Souling” – her 11th full album release.

    The artist, one of our greatest living musicians, singer-songwriters and performers, has always created authentic music.

    With this newest song set her voice is heard wholly a cappella.

    The songs themselves have a purity of expression – a 21st century take on music of faith and spirit – sounds and themes aired by carollers and soulers of old.

    The genesis of “Souling” is found in the bond Allison Crowe’s formed with the creative family at Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador. Founded in 1979, this professional theatre company presents a dynamic and diverse repertoire of plays and maintains, as well, a strong commitment to youth theatre in the Atlantic Canada community.

    For these past three Summers TNL’s engaged Crowe as Musical Director of “Newfoundland Vinyl” - a perennial favourite at the annual Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Following another hit season at GMTF, in late August of this year TNL Artistic Associate SaraH McDonald invited the Corner Brook, NL-based musician to serve the same role with a vibrant production of “A Christmas Carol”.

    The Adaptation of this classic Charles Dickens story by playwright Jeff Pitcher, TNL’s Artistic Director, excited Crowe’s musical imagination – as did the desire of McDonald, the play’s Director, to incorporate songs in the style of Victorian Era carollers.

    So inspired, Allison Crowe immersed herself in curating the music for the abundantly-talented, multi-aged, choir of singers who’ll perform in “A Christmas Carol” at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre from November 27th – 30th, 2014.

    This artistic process of selection and arrangement led to her recording solo versions of those songs that will receive another distinct breath of life from the TNL vocal ensemble.

    (In parallel fashion, the first season’s run of “Newfoundland Vinyl” brought forth Allison Crowe’s album of the same name – one of 2013’s top recordings. Culture blog Muruch praised it as a “lovely, vintage collection of traditional Irish and Canadian folk ballads, lively sea chanteys and drinking songs, parlour songs and country tunes” possessing “unique charm” and “the timeless beauty of a classic folk album”.)

    In 2003, (and expanded in 2004), Allison Crowe released Tidings – an album of singular interpretations - “River” (Joni Mitchell), “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen), “In My Life” (The Beatles) and more from the secular canon – alongside such favourite traditional carols as “Silent Night”, “The First Noel”, and “O Holy Night”. Tidings has proven to be a modern classic – “music for the season and all time”.

    This time out, as befits TNL’s telling of “A Christmas Carol”, Allison Crowe gives pure voice to the sacred songbook. “Souling” is:

    Soul Cake
    I Saw Three Ships
    That Night in Bethlehem (Don Oíche úd i mBeithil)
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    The Wexford Carol
    The Holly and the Ivy
    In the Bleak Midwinter (Cranham)
    Ding Dong Merrily on High
    Once in Royal David’s City
    Wassail Song

    “Souling” is available now via Allison Crowe’s own website @ as well as on iTunes @ plus CD Baby @ and all major digital music outlets worldwide.
  • “16 Songs” Video Album from Allison Crowe = Music + Movie Magic

    24 Sep 2014, 1:49 de Adrian22

    "Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make."

    That’s how Allison Crowe framed things near the start of this century before launching Rubenesque Records Ltd., one of the world’s truly independent music labels.

    Through legendary live performances, broadcasts, and a dynamic oeuvre of recordings, globally-acclaimed and loved, Crowe’s distinguished herself among today’s finest songwriters, recording and concert acts, and as a supreme interpreter of popular song.

    Combining versatility and virtuosity, the amazing Canadian musician transmits emotion into a visceral joy – sharing heart and soul with audiences.

    Timeless artistic expression has its own tradition in Canada, a land plentifully represented by: wordsmiths & tunesmiths, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young; by jazz pianist/composer Oscar Peterson; classical composer Marjan Mozetich; in theatre and opera – beautiful voices of Teresa Stratas, Richard Verreau, Léopold Simoneau; and other sublime standard-bearers.

    Allison Crowe’s singularity carries her across the globe and into such company as the Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Britain’s Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and dates with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Thrilling, fun, and moving, the Nanaimo, BC-born musician traverses Europe and North America from home-base in Corner Brook, Newfoundland earning hoorays even from Hollywood where appreciative movie Director Zack Snyder invited her to cameo in the latest Superman blockbuster.

    This month Allison Crowe releases “16 Songs” a video album reimagining century-spanning film, three decades of songwriting, and a dozen albums of modern music. Renowned for gorgeous, often ground-breaking, interpretations of Mitchell, Cohen, The Beatles, Pearl Jam +, Crowe’s set-list here is radiantly international, mixing original tunes (Disease, Circular Reasoning, Double-Edged Swords +) with covers of: Annie Lennox & Eurythmics, Radiohead, Tori Amos, Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Matthew Good, Hunters and Collectors.

    We’ve recently witnessed novel approaches to twinning of music and video releases in the American mainstream. In December 2013, pop superstar Beyoncé paired a video with each of her album’s 14 new song tracks adding three bonus music videos all as part of the “Beyoncé” album physical release. Partial clips of the vids were posted online upon the album’s surprise launch.

    This Summer “Weird Al” Yankovic built upon the model of his 2011 “Alpocalypse” album. For his July 2014 release, “Mandatory Fun”, pop music’s über-parodist-satirist-accordionist amped awareness by production-partnering with an array of web portals to release eight videos online the same week his album’s 12 music tracks became available.

    Allison Crowe’s music videos for most of this millennium comprise, either, documentary, live-in-performance, films (eg. the hugely popular “Tidings” series from director Alex Postowoi’s cinéma vérité crew), or, audio recordings with ‘still’ images. The exceptions – a pair of music videos in narrative style - were both made in 2003: “Midnight” (also directed by Steadiman’s Postowoi), and “Scared” (from the transmission2media duo of Angela Kendall and Brian Dutkewich – known for their later work with the musical twins Tegan and Sara).

    Starting with 2011’s luminous “Arthur” – a song exploring love, memory and aging – Crowe’s videos also marry her song recordings with vintage footage from home-movies, silent films and classics of Georges Méliès, Dimitri Kirsanoff, Nadia Sibirskaia, Salvador Dali, Dominique Monfréy, Josef von Sternberg, D.W. Griffith plus other pioneers and visionaries of cinema (impressionists, surrealists, Dadaists, avant gardists, pop-artists+).

    “The strange thing about cinema, and this would go for television film, is that no one really knows why music is needed. I would say after a lifetime in it I could not tell you why. But it is not complete without it… As a matter-of-fact, I may be bold enough to say that with very few exceptions, a piece of film, or a film cannot come to life without the help of music of some kind,” reflected composer Bernard Herrmann, a frequent collaborator with film director Alfred Hitchcock.

    The “Master of Suspense”, Hitch himself, observed: “Art is emotion.”

    “16 Songs” is an artful collection of Allison Crowe musical works with visuals from great creators and innovators - film-makers, animators, painters, photographers: Fernand Léger, Jean Vigo, Buster Keaton, Dave Fleischer & Max Fleischer, Edwin S. Porter, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Winsor McCay, Augusto Genina, René Clair & Georg W. Pabst. Iconic images and figures - Louise Brooks, Lois Lane and Clark Kent/Superman, Michel Simon, Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, and Kiki de Montparnasse - populate the video album playlist.

    “Oh, this is wonderful, it really is,” says Slovenia’s Milka of an advance screening, “I love it.” The art-aficionado from Izola comments: “It is marvelous amalgamation of Allison's voice and movie's poetry. Both benefit from each other and give a viewer another dimension for song's interpretation. While the movie, not known to me, suddenly takes me to place where one never ages. Love it.”

    Curtains rise on Allison Crowe’s “16 Songs” video album daily from the New Moon of September 23 to the Full Moon of October 8, 2014. Visit your favourite online video portal to know how it feels.
  • Podcast metro electronica 005

    3 Sep 2014, 19:04 de vate

    El podcast número 005 de metro electrónica tiene varios lanzamientos tanto nuevos como antiguos, en esta ocasión está centrado en el norte de México (Static Discos, point Loma, El cuarto Paisaje), Epa Sonidos (Chile), sin dejar de lado otros sellos de España y Latinoamérica.

    Cuarto Paisaje + Supereit– Él (by Supereit) – Te invitaré a pasear - Atat Records [AT022]
    Cubenx– Adrift at sea – On your own again – inFiné
    D. Soul – Green River – Memories – Epa Sonidos [epa075]
    Konsumprodukt– Perseguido por los Jesuitas – Pura Sandunga – Laridae [LARIDAE071]
    Saeg – Freaky Funky – Sirius - electrofilia Net.label [Elf​.​S006]
    Point Loma – Trigger
    Nacho Monetto – sgn t – sgn t ep – unfoundsound [unfound76]
    octopus finger – Older, colder – Mistakes – Epa Sonidos [epa075]
    macario – Not Looking – Topure Remixes – Static Discos [STA068]
    Trillones – Alex – Naive Again – Static Discos [STA065]
    Egrojj – Gambling – Gambling EP – Dast recordings [DAST097]
    Sr. Click – Crash – Brain – Inoquo [inoQuo 065]
  • Song of the Summer! "Circular Reasoning" + "Prix de beauté"

    16 Ago 2014, 4:39 de Adrian22

    Song of the Summer - dive in!

    In advance of the upcoming full Allison Crowe video show – here’s “sneak peek” fun in the form of her song “Circular Reasoning” with visuals from a 1930s French silent film that also became a talkie.

    "Prix de beauté” (“Beauty Prize” aka “Miss Europe”) is directed by Augusto Genina, written by René Clair & Georg W. Pabst and stars a radiant Louise Brooks.

    Enjoy :)

    Allison Crowe has a 16-song-video-series that launches September 2, 2014. Pairing a spectrum of recordings from the Canadian musician with visuals from great artists and innovators of the 20th and 21st centuries - film-makers, animators, painters, photographers and more… - it’s a multi-media expression of Crowe’s mission to make "Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music." ( )

    And, this collection confirms the diagnosis of Dr. H Guy aka Allan Showalter, the world’s inimitable blogger “On Life, Love, Lust, & Leonard Cohen” – who notes: “Once you’ve heard one Allison Crowe song, You’ve heard one Allison Crowe song." ( )

    Much more on this all, naturally, to come – once we’ve celebrated Summer in this part of the world. Right now, it’s time for bathing suits, ice-cream, fresh berries, bicycle bells… any and all other of life’s simple joys and pleasures.

  • The Kirbi - Emotions of Dayana`s Culture, 2014 г.

    3 May 2014, 4:03 de the_Kirbi

    Artist: The Kirbi
    Title: Emotions of Dayana`s Culture
    Label: Hi-Tune Records
    Released: 2014.04.28

  • Hurry Up Harry part 3

    26 Abr 2014, 4:50 de Hoxerijo


    The lossless version of Hurry Up Harry part 3 is available here:



  • NPM - Switch - Дрімота сóлодка торкнулася очей

    13 Abr 2014, 13:40 de concretica

    Новый альбом Nils Petter Molvær - Switch (2014, Okeh)

    Если коротко: Нильс сопит трубою в потягуси-стайле. Плохо делать это не умеет. На бэкграунде много всяких гитар с экзотическими для Полесья приставками - National Resophonic guitar, Shankar guitar, Pedal Steel guitar, Baritone guitar и банальная Acoustic guitar.

  • A U R O R A Ben Frost-а

    7 Abr 2014, 11:07 de concretica

    Боже-бож-же! Шо воно там тико не вытворяло ця A U R O R A у Ben Frost-а.
    И фуэте, и переход на контемпорари: с разбегу плечом о стену и навзничь на пол. Затихала дыханием. Через паузу скрипела пером на письме, аккуратно выводя знаки. Сосредоточенно прикусанный язык, прилежание. Наровила горячим воздухом фена мне в лицо (хорошо, что я за стеклом и в наушниках), играла пассажи на закрытой крышке рояля, гремя педалями. По итогу: отлично проводила время.

    Закрывая блокнот подумал: после заметки меня будет тянуть слушать альбом. Но уже наедине.

    Ben Frost - A U R O R A
  • A new song and online store by VFSix

    13 Ene 2014, 11:33 de vfsix

    In space of VFSix passed a symbolic 12 years cycle. Our musical project grew from three musicians to tens, have gone beyond the borders of Moscow and a light trip-hop style frame, and have got the name V.I.C Sound. We were engaged generally in writing music and getting it through to our listeners, who could download our tracks for free and got gift CD's at our concerts. Now we have a good experience of working with record companies, publishers, distributors. The main conclusion is: the most fair and transparent way is to do everything by ourselves, independently.
    Therefore we invite all our fans to our online store, where you can listen and download tracks of all our projects. All new music will appear first of all here as well.
    Purchasing on the site you can be sure that all money goes directly to authors and performers. And now a choice where to search and download our music is yours.
    Have a good listening!
    A new song