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El Zoológico – The Jungle & The Aquarium

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El Zoológico

El Zoológico - The Jungle & The Aquarium

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I first heard about this album through hiddenplacemusic, via twitter. It is a nifty little double album of poptronica. Since I’ve been listening it for a bunch of months, I can enumerate my favorite songs by now. Monkey is an uptempo glitch dancing tune, quick, but intense. The Brother Bear tells up another story, leading your mind elsewhere with warm textures and whispering vocals. And finally, the Jellyfish, another uptempo beat with a cool chorus.

El Zoológico – The Jungle [pj002a]

  1. Camina (2:21)
  2. Hippo (2:36)
  3. Mr. Frog (2:24)
  4. Snake(3:07)
  5. Monkey (1:47)
  6. Brother Bear (4:05)

El Zoológico – The Aquarium [pj002b]

  1. Nada (1:40)
  2. Octopus (2:19)
  3. Penguin and Sealion (2:00)
  4. Seahorse and Starfish (3:48)
  5. Jellyfish (3:09)
  6. Whale (2:33)

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Billie the vision and the dancers

Billie the vision & the dancers

Billie the vision and the dancers

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Billie the vision and the dancers is band about Pablo, Lilly and Jessica. About the Billies and on-going stories. They sing with ghosts, witches, nightmares and friends. Dancing under Scandinavian melodies.

I must confess, their songs have been the soundtrack of my last weeks. Delicious compositions. If you over-listen they could just sound as another cute-pop band, but there is so much more to enjoy there.

Many artists chop their stories to fit the songs. Not them. Their music flows within the story, giving it the color and the mood. It looks like that for the Billies these are more than songs, they are stories, after all. For being stories, the songs have some unusual metrics and rhymes which I liked very much.

Impeccable instrumental inserts, backing vocals and extremely beautiful passages complement the atmosphere. It is also an enjoyable experience to discover citations within the songs and interpret lyrics’ strong ideas.

So, we meet at the Nobel Square?

There are many songs, so I just selected a few I like to put here:

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ps: I’m not sure, it just came into my mind, I think there is something on them that reminds me of the Crash Test Dummies.

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STEEP – Your Reality

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Recently I organized my music collection and created some playlists to help me out. The consequence was the resurrection of many albums that got lost with time. An example was LEGO, from last post. Your reality is another one. A very sharp rock album, nice energy and textures! STEEP‘s track Let me go was featured in netBloc 5, probably where I first heard of them!

ps: Some biology slowed me down here, but everything should be back to normal in a few days.

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pornophonique – 8-bit lagerfeuer

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pornophonique - 8-bit lagerfeuer

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Very creative lo-fi rock band! Nice melodies and video game tunes, for those into it. There is a summary here:

eine gitarre.
ein gameboy.
ein c64.
zwei typen. | two guys
space invaders samples.
lagerfeuergeschrabbel. | something like relaxing in a campfire
gameboygedudel. | spending time with gameboy
auch gesang mit dabei. | sing-along
lowtech.
lo-fi.
micro.
porn.

They have a nice website with videos, music and a lot of stuff to buy (including the sad robot gear). Of course you can’t miss the opportunity to see them live!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBiM4SX9guk]

(German tips by Fran)

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HYPE – Lies and Speeches

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HYPE - Lies and Speeches

Good pop-rock album. Listen more!

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Au Lit les Mômes – Au Lit les Mômes !

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Au Lit les Mômes - Au Lit les Mômes !

“Swing song et musette folk dingue easy kitching” what?

This album really surprised me. Expect creative songs, diversity of sounds and styles, catchy french vocals, and very good humor!

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Jade – Analogic

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Jade - Analogic

Trip-hop with nice female vocals! Sometimes beautiful sometimes sad, I feel like a grown up listening to it…

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