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
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.
When it comes to quality hip-hop, longtime fans and supporters will give you a multitude of reasons as to why a lot of modern music isn’t working. One answer that pops up frequently is that you have to go back to the beats. That’s what K-Def did when he asked The 45 King to work with him on a new project concerning those beats and its importance. The end result is Back To The Beat, which you can stream in full above. It will make you feel like the classics have returned, but in a way they’re here to tell you that it has never left us. Find the beat within you and let it spread all over your abdomens.
Vulcanvacuum is a new album by Russian artist Copi Chon with music where the label states “let your own imagination go on this unusual musical road. The flow of sound will show you the way.” On this electronic journey, it’s not a mission of “anything goes” but when the mission begins, you’ll want to hang on. Eight songs, an adventure for all listeners. Come inside.
Aaron Brown wants you to get to know him and his music as Bless 1, and he’s doing so with an all-instrumental album simply called Love, which is what he puts into his creations and what he hopes others will feel through his sounds. The songs are not in the distance, they’re right with you to feel the warmth in the Love Brown/Bless 1 has created and give it a shot.
Turn on the TV and you’ll hear the music of Blondie in TV shows, commercials, football games, or perhaps in a new motion picture. Their music continues to hold up and remains stronger than ever due to constant exposure, and now you will be able to get all of their albums with a brand new vinyl box set. Simply titled Blondie (UMC/Universal), the box features six of the band’s studio albums recorded between 1976 and 1982, considered the core of their discography. The albums are packaged to match the original pressings and are being pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl, with the albums stored in a sturdy slipcase box.
MC are proud to present Blondie, Blondie’s studio LPs originally released between 1976 and 1982 brought together in a boxed set for the first time. Each LP will have exact reproductions of original artwork to retain authenticity, and will be pressed 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl and contained in a rigid slipcase box. While Blondie had been known between 1976 and 1978, it wasn’t until their third album, 1978’s Parallel Lines, lead people to make them a household name. Was Debbie Harry named Blondie or was that the name of a the band, a constant question as “Heart Of Glass” became a surprise disco hit all over the radio. “One Way Or Another” showed that perhaps these New Yorkers were perhaps not a fluke, and it would lead to healthy record stores and constant airplay not only on pop radio, but rock stations as well. The box does feature their first two albums, Blondie and Plastic Letters, records that didn’t gain momentum until they started having hits and would become favored on radio stations that catered to pop punk and eventually new wave music. While the box doesn’t feature all of their hits (“Call Me” was a part of the American Gigolo soundtrack and wasn’t released on a proper album until Ki>The Best Of Blondie album in 1981), it does feature everything else, including key album tracks that have been favorites for decades.
The Blondie vinyl box set will be out on December 1st.
The Regiment got together with Random to make a full-on blast of hip-hop in the form of “Kung Fu Treachery”, which may make some people say “are you the master of kung fey?” If so, you’re going to love this video for it, their first single from the EP A Gamer’s Anthem due out next week (October 28th).