Today marks the debut of my new podcast called The Listening Experience. It branches off a bit from Book’s Music but I want to try a few new things in this one, which I will do in the weeks/months to come. The show remains, for the time being, 90 minutes in length although if you think it would be better if it was compacted to 60 minutes, let me know. As you can see, I don’t have a special logo for The Listening Experience so for now it’s basic.
The Listening Experience podcast #1 by Booksmusic on Mixcloud
yU & Slimkat have some new music they want to share with you as the duo The 1978ers. This one is called P.O.T., released today, and they’ve released it as a free item for you to download. It’s a three part effort, so stream it to get a hit of what it’s about, then download it in full, free of charge. The EP is a preview of what’s to come on their forthcoming album, People Of Today (Mello Music Group).
With a new album coming out a month from now, Swedish death metal band Centinex want to make sure everyone knows they have returned. Redeeming Filth (Agonia) will be out in Europe on November 1st and December 9th in North America but right now, you can listen to “Death Glance”.
Supertramp were one of the biggest bands of the 1970’s, which you can tell easily with two reasons: all of the copies of their albums at thrift stores/charity shops and garage/yard sales, and how much airplay they receive today on classic rock/oldies radio stations. Now, one of their biggest albums is going to get a massive deluxe edition, in honor of its 40th anniversary this year. The album is Crime Of The Century, and while it had taken three years for it to be certified gold, it maintained popularity due to the constant airplay of “Bloody Well Right” and “Dreamer”, along with other album tracks. Not bad for a group who had split up when their first two albums didn’t work well with fans and critics, but when they got back together, it seemed they went into the studio with a “make it or break it” effort, and they definitely broke it to success.
While old copies of Crime Of The Century can be found anywhere, you’ll want this newly remastered version. The vinyl pressing is being released as a 3LP set, duplicating the double CD edition which has the original album remastered by Ray Staff, along with a 1975 concert at Hammersmith Odeon, which features the entire Crime Of The Century album performed live, earlier songs, plus some material for what would become their next album Crisis? What Crisis?. The vinyl box will also have an 8-page booklet, a download card and two 10×8 prints.
The Crime Of The Century deluxe edition will be released on December 8th, in time for holiday shopping. The double CD edition can be pre-ordered below via Amazon.
If you’re looking for some new electronic music this Tuesday, you may want to have a listen to a new EP by Etni. Released today vis Bitclap/OWSLA, the EP is called Unclassified, described as being music that “dives into the unexplored side of techno.” Rapper Mykki Blanco even find himself in a song, the title track.
The third single from Fore’s forthcoming album The Stranger is called “Blessed”, and the song may not sound like the type of hip-hop that is on the radio or is popular, but this is far better, going back to the and its roots. This one features vocalist Carolyn Malachi and Papa Ghana.
Singer Donn T. woll be releasing her Gramophonica EP in a few weeks and she has made a video for it to get the word out about it. “Midnight” was directed by Eternal Polk, and the song is a very nice ballad that deserves to get a lot of airplay, as it sounds very different from most of the music on the radio these days.
Severance (Century Media) is the 2013 album where “Distance” is from, and the band who created the music are called Heart Of A Coward. You don’t have to fear it to listen, just press play and end up playing with power, like Nintendo or something.
Tomorrows Tulips just released a new album called When so for fans of garage-y pop kindness, have a look at a video that seems to go quick and easy, but it’s a pleasant quick and easy. You can order the When album directly from Burger Records in all good and trendy formats, or below via Amazon.