Tag: blues

New Canadiana :: Einar Jullum – Hjerteknuser – og andre blues

Einnar Jullum - Hjerteknuser - og andre blues

These are blues for halcyon days, sky-blues and sea-blues that rent apart a grey status quo, revealing and revelling in melodic twangs and prairie noodling not dissimilar to Arthur Russell’s folksier offerings. Jullum’s guitar meanders, pulsates and jitters along a heartworn highway, filtered through feathered drumlines, 12-bar blues sewn to husky Norwegian annunciations. Pastoral pop contemporaries notwithstanding, Jullum is countrified without being Kentucky-fried.

Du blues pour les jours heureux, un ciel blues et une mer blues qui fendent la grisaille et font jaillir dans la joie des gerbes de mélodies des prairies qui rappellent les offrandes plus folk d’un Arthur Russell. La guitare de Jullum déambule, se démène et bat pareil aux coeurs usés d’autoroute, accompagnée d’une batterie poids plume, cousue de prophéties norvégiennes enrouées. Au-delà de ses accointances pop pastorales, Jullum se fait country sans tomber dans le frit Kentucky.

Einar Jullum – Hjerteknuser – blues

Einar Jullum – Er det for mye å kreve at det å leve er mer enn å streve

New Canadiana :: Parallel Pyres – Corrugated City

Moving past his Casio-panoramic persona like a snake shedding its skin, the rhythmic heartbeat of Hot & Cold drifts into a holier plane with his latest CD-R. Re-animating Bo and maybe even Booker, Corrugated City brings blues and spiritual idioms into a haunted future-past of drum machines, fuzz organ and squealing six-string freak-outs. Who do you love?

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Parallel Pyres – You Seen Her?

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Parallel Pyres – Dead Wrong

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Parallel Pyres – Peace Like A River

New Canadiana :: Lantern – Deliver Me From Nowhere…

Lantern, c’est le duo Zachary Fairbrother et Emily Robb, deux expatriés canadiens partis vers la Ville de l’Amour Fraternel. Mais pardieu, brisons-nous vraiment les règles de Weird Canada ? Oui, peut-être, mais ils ont encore leur passeports canadiens. Aussi faut-il savoir que cette première cassette est trop savoureuse pour rester silencieux. Six compositions qui empruntent au folk et au vieux blues américain, où l’on passe de la solitude désolante à l’harmonica jusqu’au fuzz-wah anéantissant de << Crude Vessels of Sound >>. Carburant à la guitare, c’est un beau retour aux sources du proto-punk et du blues sauce psychédélique, cover de Hasil Adkins inclus.

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Lantern – Crude Vessels of Sound

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Lantern – Let’s Take a Trip