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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karmacoda2Karmacoda are back to share with us a special world premiere sneak peek of the new "Karmacoda Live EP".  This weekly pick is "Front of my Room" and it features the same comfortable and warm tones as the original release, but this time B, Heather, Rafael and Brian take us on stage with them.
franklinThis week we share with you Franklin who takes us "Into The Dark" the new single off the new release "Lost House" on Wool Recordings.  A great soft and minimalist piece with relaxing and surreal vocals.

fragilestateFragile State - Voices From The Dustbowl was released on Bar De Lune way back in March of 2004, but in October of 2007 they released a remix and classics compilation that featured several tracks off the album.

Who are Fragile State you may ask?   They are born out of a long friendship through a mutual friend and hail from Britain.  Neil Cowley and Ben Mynott

The Facts And The Dreams" is an inspired fusion of downtempo grooves, sweeping orchestral bliss, deep soul and jazz from Fragile State, aka Neil Cowley and Ben Mynott.

Neil Cowley is an experienced musician whose keyboard skills has seen him tour extensively with Zero 7 amongst others and his production credits include East West Connection and Freil on San Francisco's Naked Music.

Ben Mynott is a highly respected music journalist and has a monthly jazz/house column in B&S magazine. Ben has compiled two albums for Jazz Fm (Spirit Of The Street Pt's 1 & 2), the nu*phusion album on Quiet Riot, and has a new series of soulful & sexy house compilations called Nu De Lune for Bar De Lune.

thom_yorkeYes it is true "The Eraser" debuted back in 2006 by Thom Yorke, as his debut solo album.  He later said it wasn't a solo album because Radiohead was not breaking up.  So it doesn't mean you can't go back to something that was ahead of it's time.  Revisiting this release the music industry has still not caught up to Thom.

'The Eraser' was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize (2007) and for a Grammy - Best Alternative Music Album.  Critically the reception for this album was favorable, and most of those writers are still trying to play catch up or most likely dogging something else, because when you don't understand something it is natural to turn your nose up rather than admit you don't get it.

superimposersThe Superimposers are Dan Warden and Miles Copeland.  They return with a long awaited single from their new album "Harpsichord Treacle" released on their Wonderfulsound label.  It is an engaging, soulful mix of warm and vintage instrumentation.  With peerless melodic sennsibilities and fuzzy psychedelia, this duo give us a fresh sound in the world of chill.  Hidden gems in the British music scene, harking back to the heady days of maverick originals like Ray Davies, Ronnie Lane and Syd Barrett.

This week we take a track off the compilation, Get Your Stereo Deluxed Vol. 4 (DJ Jondal & Show-B) featuring The Superimposers "Seeing Is Believing".  If you dig this track you need to pick up their new album and take a step back into the future.

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