Haven’t We Met Before : the Songs of Simon Waldram [sec.081]

“We warmly welcome our new artist Simon Waldram from Nottinghamshire, UK. Simon’s music is a nice blend of indie pop, psych-folk, rock, lo-fi and various experimental stuff. He released his first songs back in 2009 and this album should be seen as an introduction to his work. It contains 15 handpicked songs from 2009-2014. Hope you will enjoy it, as much as we do.”

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Format: 15 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 13 Mar 2014
Style: Indie, Pop, Rock, Psychedelic, Folk, Lo-Fi, Experimental

T Bird : T Bird Is Good For You [sec.068]

T Bird a.k.a. the musical wonderkid Tim Crane is the gravel-voiced front-man of criminally underexposed Texan heavy funk and soul outfit T BIRD & THE BREAKS who released their debut album “Learn About it” in 2009. The band have dropped a number of breaks-heavy funk nuggets since it´s release and now T Bird Is Good For You sees Crane stepping out on his own.

Given that he’s a man who loves his hip-hop as much as his funk and soul, it’s no surprise that Crane ends up at the place where G Love, The Beastie Boys and indeed his own band intersect. The album is a walk through the garden of P-Funk, Oldschool Hip-Hop, Dr.John´s Voodooed landscapes as well as Gospel Hymns and Soul/Garage 60´s style.

All in all it´s a fantastic album rooted in the whole American Music Underground culture from the 50´s and up to this day. An evergoing party. It´s good for you.”

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Format: 10 x File, EP, MP3, 320 kbps; other formats available
Released: 30 Nov 2011
Style: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul

AZOORA :: Instrumentals Vol 1 [sec.056]

Azoora‘s new EP is a little different from the band’s previous releases, this time taking the listener on an all instrumental journey, signed multi instrumentalist John Purcell and drummer Ben Cochrane.

The foundation of the band’s unique and brilliant sound, however, remains intact: Great trip-hop influenced pop music with an excellent production. Timeless… & very classy!”

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Direct download (MP3) here

Format: 7 x File, EP, MP3, 320 kbps
Released: 31 Jan 2011
Style: Indie, Post Rock, Trip Hop