February 2015 Indie Music Updates

Hello folks! It’s a soothing weekend and I am bringing to you updates on cool music around the web. It’s amazing to know that 2015 is anther great year of music. We have electronic,acoustic and other types of music that’s ‘not radio.’

I discovered Alex Pardini more than a year ago when I stumbled upon his music on the web. Since thn we have kept a tight correspondent covering many topics including photography( he’s a pro). He gets better each year as he creates fantastic and elegant tunes. His music speaks to the side of me who likes finer, better and beautiful things in life. This is the first playlist I listened upon waking up. These are evening tunes but then again, beautiful music is always enriching any time of the day. So good, so rich!


If you like something acoustic and soothing then check this song by singer/songwriter J.P. Kallio. What I like about his songs is that, you can appreciate his songs even if you are not a fan of folk music. His recordings are always excellent in terms of clarity and balance. This is the kind of quality that I look for in any stripped down tune.


Whenever I listen to any Michael Stovall song, I get carried away. His emotional pieces always have a room for the ‘soundtrack of your life’ kind of moment. The depth of lyrics and beautiful singing are his strong points. The melodies are his gold.


Talents between New Zealand and Ireland have created Altocirrus. I feel so fortunate to listen to their latest album plus review it for this site!


This musical asset of Romania by the name of LeVant continues to dazzle me with his unique ideas. His tunes are somewhat in the  pop-but not so pop, category. His deep understanding of Classical, Medieval,Jazz,Electronic is astounding. Unjaded is his latest release.


Pierre Masse continues to dabble with different styles of music. From acoustic to electronic, his versatility is excellent. I don’t think any artist who started a career doing acoustic rock could pull that off elegantly. And he did. Amazing!


I am enjoying this new upload from Norwegian artist Kjell Roll Elgsaas. Very energetic and complex. Beautiful beats.


And last but not the least, I need you to listen to this beautiful song from Cornish singer/songwriter Dan Aston.  Lemonade Sea is the title. This is recorded at The VIP Lounge in Penzance and featuring Sue Aston on violin and members from Cornish jazz band, Endangered Species.

Enjoy your weekend with beautiful music.

Radiolab- Dreamless

Beautiful soundtrack for those lonely nights…


Radiolab: Here’s a treat to the fans of ‘not radio’ or anti pop. Dreamless by Radiolab has been released!Comprising of 12 tracks, this indie duo of Dane Di Piero and Meghan Redding continue to challenge the notion of intelligent
alternative music. I think they really push the boundaries with their experimentation and use of odd scales. I can’t resist the temptation of turning the volume up when I listen to Dreamless and watch out for heads turning.
With the ear-catching quirky sounds of Who You Are, Distances and Predictions you’d think you are listening to a band from the 80s. Not until halfway you realize the sound effects are too hi-tech for the era and the concept, too futuristic. Everything about Dreamless defies categorization. It is an album that says’ I am somewhat like that, but not really.”
It is hard to explain but you have to listen to the entire album to know why this is so. Calming, unsettling and generally cinematic, Radiolab have expanded their repertoire to include chill-out beats, lounge as well as Cocteau Twins style of singing. This is heard predominantly in the seventh track Post-modern Blues. And I think it is one of their stand out songs in Dreamless. The instrumental parts are extended with layers of sounds. Intricate and sophisticated.
There are many guest vocalists in Dreamless. You hear male and female vocals alternately. But I think with music such as this, the lyrical content becomes secondary, as the various sounds became the focus of attention. I realize that the album gains depth as I listen again and again. It makes me ponder as to why this or that arrangement sound s this way. The judgement behind the melodies and instruments and also the singing styles.
But it is not for me to decide where you should look for the juicy bits. You have to make the journey yourself, and also don’t forget to say hello to the artists behind Radiolab.
For those losing sleep, this is your remedy. And expect to be mesmerized.


Alex Pardini “So Easy”

The king of funky house music is back with an uplifting track called So Easy. This one has layered vocals.He’s been working on new music lately. I am really looking forward to his upcoming releases. He makes fusion music so easy. As the blurb says:
“It all looks so easy in the movies” – it says so in Alex Pardini’s charming new single called “So Easy”. But of course we all know, things are a little more complicated in life.
Enjoy this lovely and bittersweet song and forget about your troubles for a minute or two