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Friday, August 27, 2010

Old and new music

When I discovered the band Young Rival some days ago, one of my old favorite bands Rival Schools popped up in my head. What happened with that band? They gave out one lp "United By Fate" (2001) and the band dissolved. That was a shame. United By Fate has a lot of great songs: Travel by Telephone, Undercovers on, Good Things, Favourite Star, So Down On. With those good songs and many more, I would rate the album 9/10.


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The other band, Young Rival sounds cool too.
They have their own style, but I would say they sounds like a mixture of Queens of the Stoneage, Ambulance Ltd. and The Vines. You decide:

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http://www.myspace.com/youngrival

Film School is giving out their 4th album these days "Fission", which I preordered (then I will get the CD signed) and was given the mp3's of the album as well. By the first listenings I was not completely satisfied. Where are the muscles? I thought. I have listened through the songs 3-4 times now, and I can say that this album is better than "Hideout" (2007) but far way as good as the very great self titled album from 2006. I decide that I will give Fission some more time before I will rate it.

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Other good new music: Well, I got my brother to write down his 10 favorite albums of all time. One rule was that he could put only one album from a band.
His list was this: (in no particular order)

Anathema - Jugdement
Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
Katatonia - Brave Murder Days
Opeth - Morningrise
Ulver - Bergtatt
Metallica - s/t
Blackfield - Blackfield II
Den Saakaldte - All Hail Pessimisn
Keep of Kalessin - Armada
Paradise Lost - Draconian
Satyricon - Volcano
Ikunien Kaamos - Forlorn

...and decided I would check out the ones I hadnt heard of. That would be Blackfield, Den Saakaldte and Ikuinen Kaamos. I have only listened to Den Saakaldte and think they are very good.

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I did also write down my 10 best albums one day, and that list is here:

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Beck - Odelay
Opeth - Orchid
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Radiohead - Kid A
Film School - s/t
Low - Long Division
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Tool - ├ćnima
Thee More Shallows - More Deep Cuts

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New music, August

Tomorrow I will drive to Molde, that’s approximately a 8 hour long drive. Last time I went, I made 4 mix cds, but now I have to make some new ones. Fortunately I have got some new music now and you should check out these:

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Brendan Perry is pretty new to me. I am going to buy "Ark" (2010). Almost all the songs on the album are great.





Experimental Aircraft is a small band from Austin, Texas and has a lot of good songs.



Harmful from Germany has a lot of good music, too bad I could not find "Fingertips" from their last album "Cause" (2010).





I have known Say Hi for some years know, but their latest album "Oohs and ahhs" is pretty new for me.



Now, this is a sweet girl I would like to date!





Unfortunatly I couldnt find any songs from his lates album "Cities" (2009), but that is a very good album. Really nice sounds.





... from the latest album "Speedbath".

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kynodontas (2009)

Kynodontas/ Dogtooth (2009)






Let me first start to say that this Greek provoking movie is a real 10’er.
Three teenagers are living isolated in a house far away from other people, except for their controlling parents.
From the very beginning I was attached: great acting and great cinematography. I did not know what the movie was about, so I thought the first scenes were very weird. Some scenes were difficult to watch. I actually had to turn away three times, something I seldom do.
The length of the movie is 94 min and it could be much longer.

My rating: 10/10