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jueves, 15 de julio de 2010

Music Alliance Pact, Julio (2010)

Es 15 de Julio y es momento otra vez de una nueva entrega del playlist mundial, 33 canciones de 33 países, si, definitivamente hay mucho mas allá de nuestras fronteras y es genial probarlo.

Esta vez contamos con la presencia de Kinder, esenciales, ya debieron estar presentes hace tiempo.


Kinder - Encuentro Inesperado
Kinder se basa en la experimentación para crear su sonido, poseen solo un EP titulado Mini-EP, en este, cada canción viene a ser el resultado de la combinación de distintos ritmos, secuencias electrónicas y algunos samples juguetones, estas características le otorgan a Kinder en gran parte de sus canciones una curiosa relación hacia una temática casi infantil, luego esta línea logra su balance cuando su sonido incursiona en ambientes instrumentales, un estilo que parece predominara en su primer lanzamiento en larga duración, listo para lanzarse en algún momento de este año.

ARGENTINA: Zonaindie
The Kyoto Connection - H.E.A.T.
The eighties are back! At least, that's what we felt after listening to No Headphones Required, the cc-licensed brand new album by The Kyoto Connection. This amazing band delivers sweet electronic music mixed with Japanese juice and Flashdance-like synth sounds. If you like it, you can download the whole record from their website.

AUSTRALIA: Who The Bloody Hell Are They?
Kimbra - Settle Down
I’ve been following Kiwi-now-Melbournite Kimbra’s work for a year now, most of it in the form of either guest performing with other bands or solo with a guitar work. Only recently I’ve heard her new stuff, produced by Franc Teta. The song Settle Down opens with cut up beat boxing vocals - a bit too close to Bertie’s style of production for my liking - but is rescued and lifted by the chorus and soared into lush harmonies, that are all part of Kimbra’s own signature sound.

BRAZIL: Meio Desligado
Dead Lover's Twisted Heart - Where I Am
Where I Am is part of the first full length album of the Brazilian band Dead Lover’s Twisted Heart, released a few weeks ago. Far away from the indie-folk influences that are highlighted in the band’s history, it’s a great pop song which could easily be in any album from She & Him or The Ting Tings.

CANADA: I(Heart)Music
Forest City Lovers - Pocketful Of Rocks
Over the last few years, Forest City Lovers has morphed from simply being a vehicle for Kat Burns' acoustic folk into a full band with a knack for writing catchy folk-pop. On their new album, Carriage, Burns is joined by members of The D'Urbervilles, Ohbijou and Born Ruffians, among others. As this track (on which Burns is joined by Ruffians front man Luke Lalonde) demonstrates, the results are simply magical.

CHILE: Super 45
Maifersoni - La Turbulencia Quiere Hacernos Levantar Hoy
Maifersoni is the musical adventure of young Enrique Elgueta, in which he decides to blend psychedelia and noise in a lo-fi-ish perspective, with a strong pop accent. Taller Deslizante (Gliding Loom) is his first work, released this month on Chilean net label Michita Rex. It captures Panda Bear's contemplative spirit, Sonic Youth's fondness for experimentation and Vashti Bunyan's warmth, creating a resounding weave that - with the likes of El Sueno De La Casa Propia and De Janeiros (both highlighted on earlier editions of MAP) - is giving Chilean pop a new perspective.

CHINA: Wooozy
Lilysay - Last Party
The band Lilisay is a Beijing-based trip-hop band, founded by Lilisay and Shang Shao in March, 2010. At first the band started as a shoegaze duo, but as time went on they have evolved into a trip-hop band. After the first gig at D22, Lilisay met Li Wei. Sharing the same taste in music, they decided to collaborate. After several rehearsals and performances, they settled on Trip Hop/Electronica. Last Party is one of their early songs, which reminds a lot of the 80s shoegaze stuff.

DENMARK: All Scandinavian
Waking Life - Chirango
With The Flaming Lips and The Shins among their influences, Copenhagen based six-piece Waking Life work in uplifting, danceable ways. Here’s first single, Chirango - from their forthcoming debut album Fiction - an upbeat indierock song with ukulele, bells, trombone and whatnot that would make you all smiles if it hadn’t been for the rather serious lyrics.

ENGLAND: The Daily Growl
Wet Paint - Dead Night
Here's a wee MAP exclusive. Ace east London scuzzy rock types Wet Paint are back with another album of great tunes and noisy guitars. No word yet of when the album's going to be released, but here is a track from it. A sneak preview of what's going to be a fantastic record.

Opium Flirt - Parade In Chimes
Opium Flirt have been playing live, writing and recording music since 2004. Projects have included music for multimedia installations, films and choreographic performances.
Parade In Chimes is taken from the new album DejaVoodoo.

Delay Trees - Cassette 2012
Just a little bit over a year ago, MAP featured a song by a Helsinki indie band that shocked the scene with a superb self-released EP. Now signed with an important label, Delay Trees offer the first single off their debut full length, out in September. The dreamy intensity of Cassette 2012 anticipates a new round of tender pop songs that will melt your ears.

FRANCE: ZikNation
I Love My Neighbours - Swedish Babe
Everyone has neighbors. You can hate them or love them… but one thing is for sure: it's impossible not to love these crazy Neighbours. Presented as a big step between Block Party and Nirvana, I Love My Neighbours is a very good acidulated pop/rock band. Instigated by an omnipresent battery and swaying bass riffs, the three boys swing between pop songs and true aggressiveness. A schizophrenia materialized by the guitar riffs and the melodic and tortured voice of the singer. A noted French magazine called Les Inrocks wrote about them : " These Parisians enter by the large door of the new english scene, dance and pop, with a full bag with catapults provided by Nirvana ". Prepare yourself to apply the theory of the "Bang Bang", because there's gonna be rock n'roll...

GERMANY: Blogpartei
Herpes - Keine Experimente
Herpes may be the most 'German' band ever, posted on the MAP. Their straight-forward electropunk with pseudo-political lyrics draw the line from infamous Superpunk to the stepsons of Kraftwerk, like Trio or DAF. Hence, their label has to be Tapete Records, and yeah, of course they live in Berlin. Keine Experimente is the single from their recently released album Das Kommt Vom Kussen.

GREECE: Mouxlaloulouda
Mikael Delta - She's A Boy
Mikael Delta began his career as a member of the band Stereo Nova. He is one of the most prolific and influential musicians in Greece in the past decade. His latest album, Tech Me Away is made of thrillingly danceable sounds and references to techno music scene, disco and electronica.This is music that hits the head, heart and hips all at once. You can dance to almost anything here. She's A Boy demonstrates Delta’s talent for building simple, clattering dance beats and riffs into audio addictions. But what takes you by surprise is Etten's marvellous voice, which pops up like a primary color and paints absolutely stellar pictures.

ICELAND: I Love Icelandic Music
Cosmic Call - Owls
Cosmic Call is a five-piece indie rock band from Akranes, a small town on the West Coast of Iceland. Band members are singer/guitarist Sigurmon, Fjolnir on guitar, synthesizer & backing vocals, Begga on bass and backing vocals, drummer Petur & Asa on violin & synthesizer. They are inspired by Arcade Fire, The Cure, The Pixies, Joy Division & Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They recorded one EP so far, which was released on July 24, 2009. The song Owls is a track of this limited, hand sewed edition of 1000 copies made by the band & family members.

INDONESIA: Deathrockstar
Sir Dandy - Jakarta Motor City
Sir Dandy or Dandy Ramdhani or Acong, is the vocalist of one of the most obscure garage band in Indonesia Teenage Death Star, known for their quirky style on stage. This is his latest project, recording ballads using only his guitar and sunglasses on his garage-band software. This song tells us the story about the motorcycle flood in Jakarta.

IRELAND: Nialler9
Bingo - Cold Without You
Bingo is a 21 year-old producer from Dublin who makes luscious tracks with nods to dubstep, garage and UK funky. His music recalls the likes of Mount Kimbie, James Blake and Burial. If you find yourself in Dublin on a Saturday night, be sure to check the listings to see if Float, Bingo's new club night is taking place in either Twisted Pepper or Tripod. You'll find the likes of the vocal-twisting Cold Without You coming out of the speakers.

ISRAEL: Metal Israel
Ghost Bike - Ghost Writer
Jerusalem, Israel's Ghost Bike will take you on an ambient trip-hop via the vehicle of dub-influenced electronica, spinning your mind in sonic circles with aural tales of dark, intense emotion. Diverse musical elements like Middle Eastern chants and beats mix with spooky haunted house effects and everything in between to create this sonic tapestry. Some Hollywood producer in need of a soundtrack should pick this stuff up.

ITALY: Polaroid
Movie Star Junkies - The Wallnut Tree
It's summer, a damned hot summer. I wanted to sail away on an ocean wave but it's all covered in spilt oil. I don't care. My beloved surfboard won’t let me down. I put the new Movie Star Junkies record on (wild guys, you should see them live) and drink last drop of rum. A toast to the Birthday Party and the Gun Club. Everything is perfect now. C'mon, let's put out to sea. Goodbye.

Sputniko! - Google Song
Sputniko! (Hiromi Ozaki) is an experimental electro pop female musician based in London. Since 2007 Sputniko! has shown music, performances and films exploring intersections between technology and popular culture. In 2009 she published the DVD Parakonpe 3000, a collection of eccentric music videos talking about the quirky ways in which we engage with technology, such as google searching your crush's name or desiring to become a cyborg to eliminate periods.

MEXICO: Red Bull PanameriKa
Orlando - Solo Dios Sabe
Orlando is a singer from Tijuana, Mexico with an organic approach to his compositions. He creates memorable pop choruses that rely on acoustic progressions and just released his first formal LP titled Capullo. This is the first single from the record, under production and arrangements from his collaborator El Poeta and additional mixing by the much respected composer Murcof (also from Tijuana). Solo Dios Sabe is a song that ideally represents Orlando's soft acoustic sound and its blend with slight electronic details.

NETHERLANDS: Unfold Amsterdam
Bird On The Wire - Strange Days
Although formed in the harsh winter of 2010, when their first burst of song material emerged, Amsterdam trio Bird on the Wire write laid-back indie pop that's perfect for a sweltering summer. Simple, sweet and ever so slightly melancholic, the soft, lulling vocal harmonies of Rosa, Thijs and Nina remind of Camera Obscura, balancing the folk sounds of the '60s with contemporary lo-fi pop.

NEW ZEALAND: Counting The Beat
The Body Lyre - Pig
The Body Lyre is a multi-instrumental duo putting together an album, Escape Songs, song by song over the 12 months of 2010. Each month a new track is completed and put on-line for download at At the end of the year the album will be released on vinyl. The music is guitar based and reverb heavy, with a touch of surf, a pinch of country and a sprinkling of Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra.

NORWAY: Eardrums
KooKooo Kitchen - Sweet Caress
KooKooo Kitchen es una de las más interesantes bandas nuevas de Oslo. Al frente de ella se encuentran Eva y Marianne, constantemente luchando por atraer la atención con sus voces y guitarras, algunas veces agradables y armoniosas, y al próximo segundo tan ásperas y tensas como sea posible conseguir. Las chicas están respaldadas por Henning y Brox en el bajo y la batería respectivamente. La combinación de su solido sonido de guitarra y la actitud en sus caras me recuerda a los primeros días de Siouxsie and The Banshees. KooKooo Kitchen tiene mucho de la energía de The Banshees, aunque su música está llena de armonías pop encantadoras. Como ellos mismos dicen "Suciedad bajo las uñas y esmalte para cubrir el desastre." Actualmente se encuentra en elaboración el video para su canción Bedsheet. Manténgase al día en su página de myspace.

PORTUGAL: Posso Ouvir Um Disco?
Madame Godard - Atlas 1977
El quinteto Madame Godard tiene (en MySpace) una de las mejores versiones que jamás hayas escuchado de Spanish Bombs de The Clash. Ellos producen un sonido que es una mezcla de música folk y pop de todo el mundo , pero siempre divertida. Después de casi diez años de parón, han lanzado este año su primer LP, Galápagos, que ha sido aclamado por la crítica y el público portugués.

ROMANIA: Babylon Noise
Identitate - Alone
Alone. Noches insomnes y madrugadas solitarias cuando las luces se apagan y el amanecer se quiebra. La música aumenta sus loops, y más coros se suman a esta hermosa psicodelia minimal. Identitate es un artista rumano que actualmente divide su vida entre Londres y Timisoara. Su tercer álbum llamado Who I Am and What I Want incluye canciones originalmente destinadas a ser bandas sonoras para cortometrajes y puede ser descargada desde aquí

LightGuides - The Lion And The Pocketwatch
Estamos en la mitad de la temporada de festivales y no hay nada mejor que un himno power-rock, lo que hace a LightGuides la banda perfecta al aire libre para el verano. The Lion And The Pocketwatch tiene un coro tan monstruoso que Biffy Clyro le pondría los cuernos al diablo, mientras que la voz del cantante Mark Cowan no es demasiado diferente a la de Nate Ruess de The Format.

SINGAPORE: I'm Waking Up To...
Cheating Sons - The Last Queen
Revisa algunos clichés de Singapur y encontraras paisajes urbanos con todas las comodidades modernas. Pero araña la superficie y recordaras que una vez fuimos un pueblo de humildes pescadores que solo recordaba cómo relajarse. Cheating Sons suena como una banda que se encuentra en proceso de volver hacia sus raíces, volteando todas las hojas y tomando notas en los márgenes de las revistas. Decir que van a actualizar el sonido nostálgico country-rock sería restar importancia a la creatividad detrás de las composiciones de la banda. Si bien aún están grabando su álbum debut, fueron muy amables al compartir este demo con nosotros.

SOUTH AFRICA: Musical Mover & Shaker!
Jack Parow - Onder Draai Die Duiwel Joints
Hazte a un lado Eminem. Jack Parow ha llegado. Es blanco. El rapea. Ah, y sí, el es africano. Jack Parow es verdaderamente original, es en realidad el "original rapero donker dodgy afrikaans". Sus letras son descaradas y divertidas y su canción Onder Draai Diem Duiwel Joints muestra un estilo único. El ha causado un gran revuelo en la escena musical, tanto local como internacional. Ha tomado el mundo. ¡Cuidado!

Glittering Blackness, Fall - 3
Después de tocar juntos durante unos años, la banda post-rock Glittering Blackness, Fall, libero su primera entrega sin título en EP a principios de este año. El septeto cuenta con un responsable en medios gráficos entre sus miembros, garantizando imágenes interesantes que van de la mano con su música cautivadora. La canción, 3, se acumula bellamente durante su primera mitad antes de un fuerte final donde el oyente deseará que nunca llegue a su fin. Todo el EP está disponible para su descarga en

SWEDEN: Swedesplease
The Telepathics - 23:59
Esta pequeña pepita de disco electro ítalo-sueco de The Telepathics es una cura para el final del verano. Este dúo está formado por Cristiano e Isabella. La canción no es tan soleada como el sol que esta encima de nosotros y aún así iluminó mi día considerablemente.

Alvin Zealot - Bricks Over Bricks
Si se trata de nombrar un común denominador en la escena actual de la música rock de Suiza no se puede pasar alrededor de Alvin Zealot, cuatro chicos jóvenes de Lucerna quienes hacen un rock'n'roll-disco adictivo y sin pretensiones. Tears Of St. Lawrence suena audaz y con experiencia, al mismo tiempo. Todo un logro para el debut de estos cuatro adolescentes.

VENEZUELA: Barquisimento
Tomates Fritos - Perdoname
Tomates Fritos nació en Puerto La Cruz, al este de Venezuela y desde el inicio, en 1997, el grupo ha editado 4 discos y han sido parte de importantes festivales musicales, como el Festival Nuevas Bandas (1998) y el Cool Summer Music Festival (2002). Su música proviene de la mezcla entre el pop-rock español y el rock clásico de los años 60 y 70, desarrollando un sonido único, con mucha energía que ha cautivado a toneladas de aficionados. Esta canción, Perdóname, ha sido tocada muy a menudo en las estaciones de radio en todo el país y pertenece a su último CD, Hombre Bala.

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