Category Archives: Thirteen Senses
I’m back for the moment, as is Swedish shoegaze band Degrees. Some new songs have popped up on Soundcloud, and they sound pretty amazing. Dream On Dreamy will be the name of their next album, to be released on May 24th. Bring it on, I say!!!
Degrees – At Least Rock & Roll Won’t Leave A Hole In My Back
Degrees – Dream On Dreamy
Degrees – Home (MP3)
Visit Degrees’ Bandcamp for more downloads!
Here’s some free Viola stuff I’ve missed the last few months…
March: Suddenness (MP3)
April: Elämän Iskelmä (MP3)
May: Break The News Gently (MP3)
Currently on heavy rotation on my CD-player/MP3-player/computer/Android:
– Blackfield‘s new album Welcome To My DNA… recommended!
– Elbow‘s Build A Rocket Boys!… don’t think I have to tell you about this one!
– The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart… see above
– the latest from Thirteen Senses, Crystal Sounds. Really one of the best 2011 releases for me so far!
– just started with Guillemots new one, Walk The River, but it’s already gaining a lot of attention. This one especially caught my ear:
And this one gives me goosebumps… what a voice!!!
Here’s yet another new song from Digits… busy bee, that one!
Digits – Rachel Marie (MP3)
As I wrote back in September last year, Thirteen Senses will finally be releasing their new album Crystal Sounds on February 21st. Thanks to the internets, I have been able to listen to it for the past couple of days, and the one song that really caught me is this one here:
Especially the last couple of minutes are magnificent! And the rest of the album is fine as well… a welcome return of an underestimated band. Pre-order a limited signed edition of Crystal Sounds now on Amazon UK.
I’m back from holiday and from the first underwater encounter with these guys here:
It was a short, but nonetheless impressive moment when five of these dolphins swam right between my dad and me, and it definitely was the highlight our dives. You sometimes just have to be on the right side at the right time!
Speaking of The Right Side: just how cool is that new song by 80’s heroes OMD?
Morten already wrote about the album and sums it up pretty well… nothing especially new, but a pleasant and entertaining trip back in time.
In other news: Welsh singer/songwriter Yestyn Griffiths aka Glass Pear is currently working on his next album and already offers a pretty damn good first song for free. Get Touch The Stars below. The album will be produced by Tom Welham from Thirteen Senses, who themselves are putting the finishing touches to their next album Crystal Sounds right now. It will be released somewhen by the end of the year, but you can already listen to it on their homepage.
Glass Pear – Touch The Stars (MP3)
Thirteen Senses‘ second album Control has been postponed. The single – All The Love In Your Hands – will now be released on March 19th, followed by the album on April 2nd. I guess good things come to those who wait…
You can listen to the excellent album closer Ones And Zeroes on Vertigo Records. Just skip forward on the player on the right side until you find the song. There’s also a clip of All The Love In Your Hands.
And here are three live recordings, brought to you by fabulous fansite from Lewis Slade:
The Salt Wound Routine (MP3)
Expecting To Fly (MP3)
Happy times for Prog-Rockers. Porcupine Tree-mastermind Steven Wilson will not only release the new album from his side-project Blackfield this month, but has also announced the next album from his main band. Fear Of A Blank Planet will be released this April. It will only contain 6 songs, but most of them are “lengthy”. Which is absolutely fine with me! The album will be followed by another European tour which will hopefully bring the band to Switzerland again. I will see Wilson and his musical partner Aviv Geffen on February 24th when he plays a gig here to promote Blackfield‘s second album. Great things to look forward to indeed!
Dug out Suede‘s self-titled debut album this week. Haven’t listened to it for a while, so it was almost a new discovery. 🙂 Great stuff on that one; opening track So Young must still be one of my all-time favourite Suede tunes. And there are quite a few great songs on this debut which explains the sudden success they had with it. Animal Nitrate, The Drowners, Sleeping Pills… still wonderful after all these years. Rumour has it that Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler are working together again on new material… I surely wouldn’t mind to hear more from Suedes masterminds!
Mansun‘s Six has arrived, but I’ll just have to wait for a proper commentary on that one. As it is one of the few Brit-Pop-Concept-albums (as a matter of fact, I can’t even think of any other band that has done something similar!), it demands some time to get in to. But the first impression is quite positive; expect to read more about the album soon!
Thirteen Senses are still on heavy rotation, and so are those songs here:
Eskimo – Evergreen
Gene – Let Me Move On
The Legends – When The Day Is Done
Just got the sensational debut album The Invitation from Thirteen Senses. A collection of great hymns that are easily up there with Coldplay or Keane’s best. In fact, I think that if Keane weren’t that big last year, this band might have taken their place. Who knows… maybe 2005 is the year of Thirteen Senses!
Two songs from Damien Rice‘s last album O are following me these days. The radio remix from Canonball (which was played almost every day in New Zealand’s Radio) and The Blower’s Daughter, a fine tune and also the title theme from Mike Nichols’ latest movie Closer. Listened to the album on the inflight entertainment system on my way back from New Zealand and found it a little bit dull… maybe it deserves a second chance!
Nip/Tuck is one of the best american TV series, and not only the images are superb; they also tend to have a great choice of music in each and every episode. Latest picks were the brilliant Vibrate from Rufus Wainwright and So Damn Beautiful from unknown Poloroid. Hope they’ll keep chosing such great tunes in the future episodes!
And good news also from Porcupine Tree: the new album Deadwing is nearly ready and set to be released in March. A microsite has already been set up (www.deadwing.com), and they have just announced tour dates. There’ll be one gig in Switzerland which I will certainly not miss as the last concert was one of the best I’ve ever seen… go and visit if you have the chance to!