Julian Lennon Picks

julian new1"If I was gonna write again I had to live again I had to look deep inside myself and start again." So says Julian Lennon of his decision to return to the music industry after an absence of seven years.  Music - Photography - Documentary

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anukaiarunAnukai Arun is a natural. It is rare in todays contemporary musical climate to find both a natural talent and a unique vocal stylist and interpereter. Anukai has developed a vocal style that is free from the confines and limitations of language, equipped with an un-equalled emotional range, leaving all who encounter her performances deeply moved and Mesmorised

The music of the “Klangwelten für die Seele” (sounds for the soul) by Andy Eicher and Wolfgang Tejral is the perfect base for Anukai Arun and her art of singing. Based on loops with harmonic chords they change the arrangement with every loop just enough to keep the musical effect subconcious. In this music you might find elements of different styles but in a very distinct way.

lustralWhen British producers Ricky Simmonds and Steve Jones joined together to form Lustral, they started a partnership that would last for over fifteen years. Banking on genuine musicality and inspired concepts, the duo saw club and chart success with their very first record: ‘Everytime’ featuring Tracy Ackerman. That was in 1997, and the duo have made waves under a handful of influential aliases since their inception.

After a string of exceptional releases, Lustral return once again in 2014 for the release of their latest album: ‘Empathy’. Coming four years after their last creation, ‘Empathy’ reflects the time, care, and dedication needed to produce a record of substance. This is the kind of record you can look back on and be proud of, decades down the road.

orcasFor "Yearling" ORCAS members Benoit Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri (The Sight Below) teamed up with Martyn Heyne (of Efterklang) on guitar and piano, and Michael Lerner (Telekinesis) on drums to built upon the subdued ambience of their self-titled debut, adding a huge dose of analog warmth to their hazy pop leanings. Whereas many songs on ORCAS' first album were built from guitar improvisations and impromptu vocal sessions, most of "Yearling" was constructed from short pieces Pioulard wrote and developed while staying in Germany during the summer of 2012. Working together at Heyne's Lichte Studio in Berlin and Irisarri's own Black Knoll Studio back in Seattle, they brought the album into full form over the course of the following year. Whether it's the soaring guitars of "Infinite Stillness", the Lynchian otherworldliness of "Filament", the echoes of Spirit of Eden-era Talk Talk on "Capillaries" or the slow-building tape loops of "Tell", Yearling subsists on variation while holding a lyrical center. Pioulard muses on absence, presence, dedication and distance; there's an ode to geography ("Selah") and a lamentation of discord ("An Absolute").

tomikaTomika is a Hungarian DJ and producer. Debuting in 2009, releasing his first EP, 'Del Cielo EP' which has already been playing by big international DJ's like Reboot, Nick Curly, Ilario Alicante etc. With such a great springboard for his career with 'Del Cielo', more & more labels are looking after Tomika because of this, and get him gigs all over.. Peoples say that there's no one in this world, who doesn't like Del Cielo. In 2010 Tomika got an invitation, for one Remix EP from Del Cielo. This is released on the legend big Deutsche label Supdub, with 3 amazing remixes, and a one new version from T o mika. After this he's released more great EP's and remixes on many other labels. 2011 was an amazing year for Tomika, in Januar he's released 'La Lluvia Le Limpia EP' on 12" Vinyl. This EP was 1'st on the sales chart in few day! This EP on Elevation Limited is currently riding high on Decks, regularly played by top worldwide djs like Luciano, Karotte, Andrew Grant, 2000 And One, Sebo K, Davide Squillace, Paco Osuna, Dubfire, Carlo Lio and many more.. Planning future releases on more great labels, on 12" and digital too, and unique remixes from himself! As well coming EP's together with great big artists. Also he is received many invitations for gigs, like Tel-Aviv, Bari, London.. Tomika's sounds is very specially, and everyone falls inlove with his style. Nowadays he is working on many new project, working on his first artist album, new label, cooperation with big international artist and great new talents.

lindaoerhacsLinda Perhacs’ Parallelograms was created in the heart of hippy country, LA’s Topanga Canyon, by a dental hygienist who was inspired by nature and by the cultural revolution going on around her. When Parallelograms was finished, it sounded like a masterpiece, but the label had pressed it so poorly, sales were non-existent. Obscurity beckoned.

But in the internet age obscurity can be discreetly transformed into a kind of niche immortality. By 2003, Parallelograms had become a cult album.

Slowly, Perhacs began making music again. In 2010, she connected with a new generation of LA musicians attuned to her vision, including Fernando Perdomo and Chris Price, both accomplished musicians and producers in their own right. The trio began recording the eclipse song, “River Of God”, and what became a new album’s title track, The Soul Of All Natural Things.

The Soul Of All Natural Things, for all its apparent serenity, is also a subtly polemical album, full of exhortations to take a step out of our frantic everyday lives. “We get too far out of balance and we must find a way to get back to our polestar,” Perhacs says. “I have a deeper purpose. My soul is giving itself to the people; I want them to be helped, I want them to be lifted.”

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