16 Feb 2010, 19:14 by maarten325
13 Jul 2009, 16:58 by sbrangomanhttp://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/93/l_0aefe291a7f840f48d9589977fc47ed1.jpg
New Barbagallo's album - Floppy Disk - is out today!
You can buy it here
(digital download or cartonsleeve cd).
Read all the Reviews
Thanks to all! Hope you enjoy it!
Barbie Noja Records
Floppy Disk reviewed by Enrico Veronese (Blow up - l'Unità) - english translation thanks to Kant-tool:
Floppy disks are our vintage, that's a fact. Soon cds will follow too. Before this comes true, grab Carlo Barbagallo's "Floppy Disk", a very talented sicilian musician who is also a member of Albanopower and Suzanne'Silver. If you're sick of the derailed application of the concept of "indie", have a listen to his 11 tracks, to be played as if they were two sides of a vinyl. You're going to find various analogies with both the way and the ethics stemmed from 70's record production added to a low-fi necessity but without the blurred…
2 Jul 2009, 13:55 by ZebratanI finally got around to do this list well in to 2009, but hey, better late than never.
A little note: The list is compiled only from artists/albums I listened to during 2008...This ofcourse means that several albums don't make the list, because I got the albums after the 2009 deadline (this includes Damien Jurado:Caught In The Trees and Ben Folds:Way To Normal and more).
Samamidon: All Is Well
What can I say, this album is fantastic, there's not a weak song here and everything is damn close to perfect. Definitely a top 10 album within the last decade to boot.
Best 3 songs: All Is Well, Saro, WIld Bill Jones
American Music Club: The Golden Age
If asked at gunpoint which is my favoriteband of all time it would probably be AMC, and this album doesn't do much to change that fact. Actually this is one of their best efforts (not the best though) and by far the strongest of the two albums since their "come-back".
10 Jun 2008, 09:55 by maarten325
9 May 2008, 10:43 by ma0smThu 8 May – Shawn Smith, Dan Glendining
Yes Shawn, it has been a long time coming, but finally we get to see him live in the UK. At first I couldn't understand why The Half Moon had been chosen as a venue mainly hosting cover bands these days, but a little Mallet's Mallet helped make a lot more sense of it. "Shawn Smith!", "Stone Gossard!", "Pearl Jam!", "Australia!", "Putney!", "Half Moon!". The heavily antipodean, full capacity crowd are all beaming in anticipation as they await Shawn to take the stage.
When Shawn does step out in his trademark white trilby, he almost looks a little taken back by the sheer volume of applause.
He takes a seat at his keyboard and eases into some synthesised ambient sounds as the crowd settle down suddenly realising that they're not really that sure what to expect from the evening. Shawn's only live album is predominantly based around the guitar and…
5 May 2008, 12:47 by maarten325
13 Nov 2006, 07:27 by christopherhongSo here it is, my first ever blog entry. After years of resisting (mainly due to the fact that I think myspace, xanga and friendster are kind of lame) I've finally decided to jump on the social networking/blogging train. I decided to do it on last.fm because I think this is the coolest social networking thingy I've seen out there because it's actually based on something (music that you listen to) rather than trying to be a catchall for everything that you happen to be into.
Reflections on social networking sites aside, I've decided to blog about all of the concerts I go to from here on out. I think it'll be a sweet way for me to keep kind of a journal of all the shows I've been to and I'm hoping that it'll give focus to my otherwise rambling journal entries. Having said that...
I'm a fan of Zero 7. I don't think I'm their number one fan, and I'm definitely not one of those "I was listening to them way before they were on the Garden State soundtrack" fans seeing as I…
12 Jul 2006, 22:39 by impressmeworldWhy don't more people listen to Shawn Smith? This seriously puzzles me. He's an extremely talented singer, songwriter and musician. And he has 294 listeners on lastfm. I'm aware that there are many many musicians on here that has only a few listeners, but this guy is so good and so much better and talented than so many other bands that have thousands of listeners, for their now-ness, their hipness, their whateverness. Its such a shame.
So heres some recommendations.
Land of Gold
Wrapped in My Memory
When You're Around
Connections and whatnot:
PigeonhedBradSatchelThe Twilight Singers
29 Jan 2006, 00:34 by multiverseShawn Smith was included in a Mojo Magazine’s list of the "50 best voices ever" and even if that's arguable, there's no deny he has a powerful voice. Being the singer of Seattle bands such as Brad or Satchel or in that electronic project called Pigeonhed with legendary producer Steve Fisk, the guy has developed an interesting career, but massive eyes haven’t been focused on him.
His last three solo albums Let It All Begin, Live at the Point and Shield of Thorns have been released independently through the Internet and fit into the Singer/Songwriter label. In all of them he displays his composition skills, his peculiar voice and his piano player aptitudes.
It’s interesting that one of his first session recordings was playing the piano for an unreleased Mother Love Bone song. Lately he would join that band’s and later Pearl Jam’s guitar player Stone Gossard on Brad. Brad was sort of a side project that become a regular band in time releasing 3 albums till date and their bigger hits were The Day Brings and 20TH Century…