I love the sweetness of synth-pop. That’s why I’ve been a fan of the genre (since hearing OMD). This is not the first time that the subject of artificial intelligence has been written about in song form. Kate Bush wrote about this in Deeper Understanding from her album Sensual World. While Kate Bush tackled the darker side of computer addiction, Paula has taken a hopeful path. The electronic beats and robotic vocal backup enhance the song. Words like empathy, alive and recover are dominant in the chorus part.
It is great to hear Paula writing new songs. Hopefully we will hear more. This version is an amino remix by Kjell Roll Elgsaas. Elgsaas collaborated with her musically in the past. These two continue to exchange musical ideas between countries. Paula’s from England while Elgsaas is from Norway). If you are kind of sad then I am sure this song will cheer you up. Listen!
i mentioned a couple of days ago that Madison Park and Beechkraft are releasing a new single called Parts of Me. This time the video is available for your viewing pleasure. I like the direction of the video as it reflects the tranquility of the music. Madison Park brings class and artistic grandeur to pop music. I admit I am not the type who listens to mainstream music but this song is both mainstream and alternative. If you are a fan of trip hop groups like Mono, Portishead, St Etienne and The Pet Shop Boys then this is something for you.
I admire beautiful voices and this artist certainly has it. She should work with soundtrack producers and get her voice up there in the silver screens. But who knows? We get a taste of that one day.
The video sees Madison Park stepping into a train in black jacket and blue jeans. She’s also wearing a cap over her blond hair. Then there are flashes of her in a stylish dress and boots walking on a field of white daisies. That bandana looks cool. We also see her in a black dress walking in the woods. Electronic music has always been identified with urban scenes in music videos. Or sometimes they can have a Science fiction quality. I am glad this one has scenes of nature which is really refreshing. That scene where she contemplates at the lake is very Zen.
If this is going to be the musical direction of the 2015 album then it is something to be excited about. I miss chill-out pop. I miss beautiful singing. I miss atmosphere and music videos without men or women getting naked and singing songs that have nothing to do with the music video. Madison Park really deserves much respect and praise for Parts of Me.
Because out theme is chillout pop, let me introduce other artists who are also in the category. The first one is a Greek musician and this is his new single. Details below:
Artist : Whodoes – https://whodoes.bandcamp.com/
Song : Memories
Editing : Aris Trianatafillou
Graphic Animations : Konstantinos Kefalianos
Special Effects : Taken by INK examples
Extra Help : Giorgos Belsis
I like a kind of song that takes you to places even if it’s just vicariously. Parts of Me by Madison Park and Beechkraft is one example. It is a well crafted electronic song that has that beautiful melody and awesome groove. The voice of Madison Park is ethereal that reminds me of those by Delirium, Sleepthief and Conjure One vocalists. I see fairies in wilderness where there is a flying saucer hovering above. Parts of Me is released by Basic Lux records.
So far this is a first single I heard from this collaboration and I am looking forward to more projects from these artists. So who is Madison Park?
1. She is known for Billboard dance hits Ocean Drive, I’m Listening and More than This (Remake of a Roxy Music hit).
2. Beechkraft is a Dutch dance producer and this is not their first collaboration.
I love this haunting chill out tune. I am sure you will too!
“Hi everyone, here is the information about the Palestinian Tatreez piece on sale to raise money for the UNRWA Gaza Relief Fund. The price is £75.00 and all money raised after framing costs will be donated. Postage and packing extra, quotes can be given. Please help spread the word and pm the MOS page or myself if you are interested. Thank you, Paula
For a good cause! Paula from Nouvelle electro has personally hand stitched four traditional Palestinian Tatreez designs combined in one professionally framed picture. The cross stitch pieces have been sewn in bright red, dark red, orange, lilac and light green on navy aida. Available for the price of £75.00 plus postage and packing (quotes can be given). The work will be sent “signed for”. All money raised after framing costs will be donated to UNRWARelief Fund (confirmation will be provided). Thanks for your support! Please help spread the word and share!”
I am listening to Avonmore which is the new album from the frontman of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry. Something happened in the course of the time I was listening. I am only halfway to the album and I can tell this is one of the best albums to ever happen in 2014. It is beautiful, advanced and electrifying. And how can you miss that voice? It’s been with us since the 70s and it shows no sign of surrendering to time. If there is something that happened to it, time only made it better.
Of course I have my favourites like Soldier of Fortune and Driving Me Wild. I also love the title track Avonmore and the slower tunes. Ferry is a sorcerer of songs and he is dangerous because he makes you wish you can sing and write songs that way. I think the term ‘polish’ is what’s lacking in today’s young singer/songwriters. The polishing part is left to the producers or engineers. Hopefully this album will reintroduce that in the current scene.
Now that I have completed listening to the album, I have picked my favourites including the title track and the slower tunes like Soldier of Fortune. Everything was like a carnival ride from the opening track Loop De Li to the last song Johnny and Mary. Listening to an album should be, after all, a ride. It must fun! Check out his version of Sondheim’s Send in the Clowns. It’s epic.
Loic Rathscheck is an electronic music composer but has also ventured in acting on the side. If you haven’t yet, please check out his website: http://www.loicrathscheck.com. You can listen to his music and watch the art videos he created. Great guy. Awesome friend!
Here’s his collaboration with English electronic singer/composer Paula:
Speaking of Paula, here’s her project for UNRWA Gaza Relief Fund. Buy now if you haven’t yet.
Hi everyone, here is the information about the Palestinian Tatreez piece on sale to raise money for the UNRWA Gaza Relief Fund. The price is £75.00 and all money raised after framing costs will be donated. Postage and packing extra, quotes can be given. Please help spread the word and pm the MOS page or myself if you are interested. Thank you, Paula For a good cause! Paula from Nouvelle electro has personally hand stitched four traditional Palestinian Tatreez designs combined in one professionally framed picture. The cross stitch pieces have been sewn in bright red, dark red, orange, lilac and light green on navy aida. Available for the price of £75.00 plus postage and packing (quotes can be given). The work will be sent “signed for”. All money raised after framing costs will be donated to UNRWA Relief Fund (confirmation will be provided). Thanks for your support! Please help spread the word and share!-Paula
There is something otherwordly in how English musician/vocalist Paula delivers her songs. Feeling Free is a song she wrote for sometime. The original has a New Age feel, which reminds me of most of the tracks from Moya Brennan’s Two Horizons album. But Paula is a pure soprano and I think she exploited her vocal range in this track as she layered them in a wispy manner, allowing the harmonies to weave their own tales.
JCRZ adds the beats making this tune accessible to pop and dance listeners. I wish Paula makes more of this type of songs because Feeling Free is really addictive and I end up repeating the track in my iphone (connected to my bluetooth speaker playing in the other end of the living room).
The song has a mystical theme. I like how it defines the internal sense of fulfillment by casting all worries and things that hurt us. Going inside yourself and taking time off to connect with your spiritual half can be a liberating experience.