Spanish instrumentalist rockers Toundra recently announced the release of their fifth studio album ‘Vortex’ for April 27th, 2018, following the success of ‘IV,’ which reached an historic #2 in the Spanish charts.
Now they are proud to reveal the powerful new video for the first single ‘Cobra’, created by Jorge Escalona using photographic material from Pulitzer Prize winner Manu Brabo and video material from well-known Spanish journalist Gonzo.
Manu Brabo comments: “It made me feel really proud to collaborate on this considering how socially responsible the band was being as an artist and communicators.”
Gonzo adds: “The victims in every war is always the innocent, who never starts the war. They lose their lives, their homes and their dreams. Refugees escaping their homelands become ambassadors of the nonsense.”
Toundra comments: “With this video we just wanted to shine a light on those who Victor Hugo called Les Miseràbles.”
Watch the video now here:
As mentioned previously, the title of the album is ‘Vortex’, as the band explain:
“On September 19th in 2012 we arrived at a venue called ‘Vortex Surfer Musiklub’ in Siegen, a small town in Germany. We played there, the venue got packed and everything about that night, including the warm welcome from everybody working there, was incredible. We fell in love with that small venue and the house next to it where we slept that night.
“Since then, we played Vortex five or six times and there has always been that same great fond feeling from the people there. So, this upcoming album is called ‘Vortex’. We leave behind the roman numbers and want to use this as a way to thank all the promoters, people working in venues, labels, agencies, fans… and everyone who has helped us over the years to live this dream. We can’t wait for you to hear some of the music”
The album will be released on special edition CD digipak, gatefold black LP + CD & as digital download. Pre-order the album now here: https://toundra.lnk.to/Vortex
You can find the beautiful cover artwork and track-listing below:
The first run of European tour dates were recently announced and tickets are on sale now.
04.05.18, VOID, Bordeaux, FR
05.05.18, Supersonic, Paris, FR
06.05.18, Kleine Zaal, Melkweg, NL
08.05.18, Usine, Geneva, CH
09.05.18, Dok, Gent, BE
10.05.18, Hoxton Square Bar, London, UK
12.05.18, Temple of Boom, Leeds, UK
13.05.18, Nice ‘n Sleazy, Glasgow, UK
14.05.18, Exchange, Bristol, UK
16.05.18, JUNGLE, Koln, DE
17.05.18, Keller Club, Stuttgart, DE
18.05.18, Rocas, Luxembourg, LU
19.05.18, Molotow, Hamburg, DE
20.05.18, KB18, Copenhagen, DK
23.05.18, BiNuu, Berlin, DE
24.05.18, Groovestation, Dresden, DE
25.05.18, Papirna, Plzen, CZ
26.05.18, A38, Budapest, HU
27.05.18, Viper Room, Vienna, AU
29.05.18, Le Farmer, Lyon, FR
30.05.18, Molotov, Marseille, FR
It has been an intense 3 years since the band got signed with Superball/Century Media in 2014, with whom they put out their most recent a lauded album, ¨IV¨, (January 2015), after the first 3 albums that were released independently. Since then the band has performed over 100 concerts in 17 different countries with their instrumental sound combining progressive and post rock making them one of the leaders in there genre
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The record features the last work by Phillips’ longtime friend and collaborator, composer Paul Buckmaster
(Los Angeles, March 22, 2018) Shawn Phillips, one of music’s most daring, influential and enigmatic figures, has an announced the release of his new album, Continuance, via Tunecore Distribution. The record – Phillips’ 26th solo effort – sees the genre-bending singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, who was once described by Bill Graham as “the best-kept secret in the music business,” mixing hard rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical and New Age into an enthralling, singular style of expression.
“I didn’t set out to create this album for people who want some background music while they’re having dinner,” says Phillips. “And it’s not something to be sampled piecemeal. I wanted to make a complete experience, a record that takes you on a journey both musically and lyrically. That’s all I’ve ever done.”
The aptly named Continuance extends Phillips’ commitment to making ambitious, introspective yet socially conscious music. Just as he did on the psychedelic staple “Season of the Witch,” which he co-authored with Donovan in 1966, Phillips weaves evocative imagery with indelible melodies and progressive arrangements, resulting in music that is by turns angry and uplifting, soothing and unsettling. “I came up at a time when you tried to write songs that mattered,” Phillips states. “Lyrically and musically, you challenge yourself and your audience. I always felt an obligation to never play it safe, and I’m certainly not going to stop now.”
Phillips brought that same sense of adventure into Rose Lane Studios in Carpenteria, California, where he recorded his new songs with a group of musicians (Lady Gaga’s Brockett Parsons, Keyboards; Anthony Crawford, Bass; Sebastian Persini, Drums; Danny Janklow, Saxophone; Josh Seguin, lead Guitar and Jonathan McCuen, Guitar on “C’Mon Round) he had never met before. “My co-producer, Sjoerd Koppert, recommended the players, and I put my faith in him,” Phillips explains. “I came in, told them there wasn’t any music on paper, that I would not tell them what to play, played them the music, and off we went. Apart from a basic structure, It was free-form. I didn’t know what to expect, but a minute into the first tune, ‘Man With a Gun,’ I said, ‘All right. This is gonna work!’”
On that hard-edged track, the musicians explode fiercely and intuitively, and Phillips makes no apologies for the song’s on-target and timely lyrics. “What’s happening in the world and with this administration disgusts me,” he says. “I think we have the singular most unqualified, incompetent individual ever to grace the Oval Office right now. I grew up with guns, but to see what people are doing to sell weapons, profiting on people’s pain, it appalls me. An untrained citizen doesn’t need an AR-15.”
Similarly, he casts a discerning eye at the current administration and widens his net to include all of the world’s oligarchs on the funky, jam-like “Furious Desperation,” which includes a soundbite from a speech by Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “The title is a reference to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ‘Quiet Desperation,’” Phillips explains. “That was then, this is now. The majority of the world is trying to survive, and you have people in power who are deliberately making it difficult.”
But Phillips dials down the righteous vitriol on the absorbing and transporting opening cut “Life,” which is propelled by one of the guitarist’s most elegant acoustic guitar figures. His six-string phrasing is superlative on the hypnotic instrumental “Tribute to D,” written in honor of fellow guitar icon, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. “I met David through my friend Bob Ezrin,” Phillips recalls. “I thought he was a kind, intelligent soul. I was in South Africa when I wrote the song, and I thought the melodies sounded very Gilmour, so it’s my tribute to him.”
Several of the tracks are graced by thrilling orchestral arrangements by legendary conductor and composer Paul Buckmaster, whom Phillips worked with and called his closest friend for over five decades. These cuts represent the last works by Buckmaster, who passed away in November 2017. “I talked to Paul by Skype the day before he died,” Phillips remembers. “It’s so sad that he’s gone, and it’s an absolute honor to have him on this record.”
In the early ’60s, he played a coffee house in Saskatoon Saskatchewan where a young woman who was a waitress there, asked him to teach her some guitar. He did so for some 2 weeks. Her name was Joni Mitchell. Then, while playing in Toronto, he met Ravi Shankar after attending his concert and Shankar graciously gave him his first lesson right there and then. Arriving in England in the mid-’60s, the Texas-born Phillips had a way of pulling people into his musical orbit. A master on six- and 12-string guitars, having learned sitar from Ravi Shankar and, in turn, gave George Harrison his first lessons on the instrument. Donovan called upon his songwriting services, and Paul McCartney asked him to sing backup on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. While in England, he also recorded with Traffic members Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi. “It’s all history now,” says Phillips, “but at the time, we were just musicians hanging out and having fun. We really didn’t think about the importance of what we were doing.”
In the ensuing decades, Phillips released a string of rapturously received records – his four-album run between 1970 and 1972 along contains the classics Contribution, Second Contribution, Collaboration and Faces – and has seen his work compiled on not one, but two “best of” collections. While continuing to record and tour, he’s made his home in Italy and South Africa before moving to Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Juliette and 12-year-old son Liam in 2016.
“More than anything, I just want to open people’s minds and appeal to the better nature in everyone,” says Phillips, who cites “In Grace We Intend,” the graceful tone poem that comprises the 9th track on Continuance, as a summation of that message. “I showed the lyrics to Jay Naidoo, who was Nelson Mandela’s closest advisor from the day he stepped out of prison to the end of his presidency in South Africa. He told me, ‘I spent three years writing a book, and you just said it all on one page.’ As an artist, you feel pretty special when you hear something like that from such an extraordinary humanist.”
Continuance can be streamed on Spotify and is available for purchase on iTunes and on Phillips’ website. In June, Phillips will tour Canada and he’s planning dates in the U.S. for mid-summer.
To purchase Shawn Phillips Continuance: http://www.shawnphillips.com/buyContinuance.htm
Shawn Phillips official website: http://www.shawnphillips.com/
I’m proud to announce the release of my new single In Trouble (out now) and upcoming album LOVE CLUB (out April 20). These have truly been labors of Love for me.
Click HERE to Listen to In Trouble on Spotify.
Click HERE to pre-order LOVE CLUB on Pledgemusic. I’ll be touring UK/Europe again from April!
Do you like Love songs? After spending a lifetime avoiding the subject, I’m finally ready to admit that I do! On April 20 I’ll release my new record LOVE CLUB where I connect Soulful and Romantic Pop Music with a modern aesthetic. It features eleven songs touching on all genres from disco to blues, soul to soft-rock.
I lovingly captured some performances from my collaborators in Berlin and London. This experience felt a bit like a club… which lead to the title! It will be released on CD, Lp and digitally by Legere Recordings, Hamburg. Pre-order on Pledgemusic. Stay tuned to Spotify for upcoming singles!
28.04 Na Cosetta, Roma, IT
29.04 Godot Art Bistrot, Avellino, IT
23.05 Privatclub, Berlin, DE
24.05 Prinzenbar, Hamburg, DE
25.05 The Tube, Dusseldorf, DE
26.05 The Jungle, Cologne, DE
28.06 Nachtleben, Frankfurt, DE
31.05 Groovestation, Dresden, DE
12.06 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NL
Veteran Swedish progressive rockers The Flower Kings released the first part of a career spanning boxset titled ‘A Kingdom of Colours (1995-2002)’ late last year, covering the period starting with ‘Back in the World of Adventures’ to ‘Unfold the Future’ over the course of 10 discs. Now they are pleased to announce the release of ‘A Kingdom of Colours 2 (2004 – 2013) which covers the albums from ‘Adam & Eve’ to ‘Desolation Rose’ and also includes 3 discs of bonus material dating back from 1995. As with the first part of the boxset, there is a brand new interview with band leader Roine Stolt conducted by journalist Dom Lawson (The Guardian, Prog Magazine), giving a history of this period of the band’s existence.
A limited amount of the box-set will be available in the US only through: www.insideoutshop.com
Last year the band also released a new remixed & remastered vinyl edition of their landmark album ‘Unfold The Future’. Order that vinyl here now: http://smarturl.it/UnfoldTheFuture2017
Watch an unboxing of the new vinyl edition of ‘Unfold the Future’ here:
Find the full track-listing for the boxset below:
10 The Blade of Cain 5:00
5 Pioneers of Aviation 7:49
8 Selfconsuming Fire 5:49
9 Mommy Leave the Light On 4:38
10 End on a High Note 10:43
1 Minor Giant Steps 12:13
3 The Unorthodox Dancinglesson 5:23
5 Life Will Kill You 7:02
6 The Way the Waters Are Moving 3:11
7 What If God Is Alone 7:00
2 Love Is the Only Answer 24:28
4 The Sum of No Reason 13:25
5 Flight 999 Brimstone Air 5:00
2 For the Love of Gold 7:30
4 For Those About to Drown 6:50
5 Rising the Imperial 7:40
5 The Resurrected Judas 8:24
8 Dark Fascist Skies 6:05
10 Silent Graveyards 2:52
3 The Flower King (re-recording 1998) 11:46
4 Stardust We Are (re-recording 1998) 08:57
3 The Crown and The Cross 04:54
5 She Carved Me a Wooden Heart 05:59
7 Jupiter Backwards 06:25
6 Interstellar Visitations 08:24
During the 1970s David Cross was a member of King Crimson and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator. Now much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, the duo have teamed up for an amazing new album titled “Another Day”!
Released via Cherry Red Records, the 12 new tracks on this album showcase the talents of Cross & Jackson and will appeal to the fanbases of both artists and the bands they have been in. It’s an innovative meeting of minds. This new studio album also features Mick Paul on bass, Craig Blundell on drums and was produced by Jake Jackson.
“From the first notes we ever played together David Jackson and I realized that we were driving in the same direction, free to play anything from fierce avant-garde cadenzas to haunting melodies and rocking riffs. ‘Another Day’ is the culmination of our ambition to date and has been realized as a quartet album with extraordinary instinctive performances from our collaborators, Mick Paul and Craig Blundell. The icing on the cake was the incisive, original vision which emerged in the mixing stage from our producer Jake Jackson. I love it.” – David Cross March 2nd, 2018
“I am thrilled and very proud of this album with David Cross. It’s the best thing I’ve done in many years! We met at a Festival in Italy in 2010 and emergency improvised our way into a special kind of exciting harmony – and friendship too. Enjoying the space between two soloists, we soon discovered new ways of writing and arranging. Add in our legendary rhythm section of Mick Paul and Craig Blundell and I can guarantee you haven’t heard anything quite like this album before!” – David Jackson (26th February 2018)
Watch the new promotional video:
In support of the album David Cross & David Jackson plan to tour mid-2018!
3. LAST RIDE
4. GOING NOWHERE
5. TRANE TO KIEV
6. MILLENNIUM TOLL
8. COME AGAIN
9. BREAKING BAD
10. MR. MOROSE
11. ANTHEM FOR ANOTHER DAY
12. TIME GENTLEMEN, PLEASE
Released March 16, 2018
To purchase David Cross & David Jackson’s “Another Day”:
Buy CDs & more information: www.crossmusic.co.uk
David Cross & David Jackson Official website: www.crossandjackson.com
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I know it’s not healthy, but I’m really sorry – it’s just stronger than me.
I am very pleased to inform you that a brand-new music of lunatic soul will appear in the form of a new album (there, mini, or ep – let’s forget pleasantries – an album full of mouth just ) already on may 25, 2018. The Graphic Robe Designed A very talented colleague, Jarek Kubicki, whose work I respect very much, and with whom I have already worked with the trio of mgds, recorded and helped with the picture of the whole as usual magda and Robert Srzedniccy of Warsaw Studio Serakos, in one of the songs on drums played Lorenzo Dramowicz, and I took care of myself. And you know what? It’s a very nice record. In the company of the previous one, which is ” fractured “, only now I have this image of the new ” Red ” Lunatic Soul I mean.
You can already order just have to look I’ll throw links, it’s mark z. He’ll make sure max 4 people see it, so I’m just bragging… and I wish you a nice weekend!
– Mariusz Duda
According to a posting by Kscope
2018 studio release Under The Fragmented Sky marks the 10th anniversary of Lunatic Soul.
Lunatic Soul is Mariusz Duda, the talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind Riverside. Under The Fragmented Sky is Duda’s sixth studio album as Lunatic Soul and follows the acclaimed Fractured (both were recorded at the same time whilst Mariusz was facing tragic events in his personal life).
Under the Fragmented Sky rebuilds Lunatic Soul as we know it, with dark and haunting atmospheres coming to the forefront. Duda explains “Fractured was not a full picture of the latest Lunatic Soul recordings. These more classical pieces have been waiting for their own time which has now come.”
Recorded during the Fractured sessions and completed in early 2018, Under the Fragmented Sky is a supplement to Fractured as well being an artistically independent release with its own identity.
180g clear vinyl in gatefold. All orders through Burning Shed come with an exclusive digital download of the entire album from the release date (25th May) which will be available on the account page.
“Duda’s clearly endured, making real art out of his adversity.” – Classic Rock
“It’s often like the best film music… honours the Pink Floyd branches of the Porcupine Tree.” – Prog Magazine
1. He av en [4:05]
2. Trials [5:44]
3. Sorrow [1:30]
4. Under The Fragmented Sky [5:03]
1. Shadows [4:31]
2. Rinsing The Night [3:56]
3. The Art Of Repairing [7:54]
4. Untamed [3:24]