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Cyan are a band from Barcelona. They’ve been together since 2008 and have just released their third album, Delapso and have been regarded by the Spanish press as one of the Best Bands of 2011. Fronted by Javi Fernandez whose potent vocals have contributed a lot to the band’s high regard among press and fans alike in Spain.
But nobody really knows about them in the U.S.. Okay – they sing in Spanish and they haven’t been out of their native Spain to do any touring or gigging to speak of. And in fact, they’ve been on an extensive tour of Spain starting in March to promote the new album. They are rumored to be playing a number of the upcoming Festivals in Madrid and Barcelona during the Summer. And with any luck, they might catch the ear of someone who will suggest they make a few appearances in the States. Just sayin’.
In the meantime, here is a session they recorded earlier this week for the groundbreaking RNE 3 program Los Conciertos de Radio 3. Like most Broadcast outlets around Europe, they devote just as much time to homegrown acts as they do from outside Spain – and it’s from programs like this that you get a real sense of what the music scene is like on a local level – and there are some gems to be found.
Cyan is one of those gems and its further evidence that music can make a difference wherever it goes.
Lou and Jean-Benoit of Tomorrow’s World – Techno’s version of Extra-Marital Ethereal.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Tomorrow’s World – Live at La Route du Rock Hiver – March 21, 2013
Starting off the week in a Techno vein with Tomorrow’s World, who recently performed live at La Route du Rock Hiver festival in France on March 21st of this year.
Tomorrow’s World is a side venture, a sort of Techno Extra-Marital affair between Lou Hayter, who plays keyboards for New Young Pony Club and Jean-Benoit Dunckel of Air. Both bands are currently working. So this affair, as it were, is certainly something on the side.
The result is a captivating and haunting journey through some new musical territory that leaves you with a feeling of hope that this isn’t just a series of “one night stands” but may stick around for a while.
A short-ish set, at a little under 20 minutes – it crams enough mystery and ethereal wonderment into a small space that begs repeated listenings.
And hopefully there will be more where that came from soon.
If not . . . .oh well . . . – enjoy it while it lasts.
We Have Band – Springtime for Techno.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: We Have Band – Live At South Pop Sevilla 2013
I think it’s safe to say Festival Season is happening right now. It got it’s official start last week at SXSW and now it’s jumped across the Atlantic to South Pop Sevilla 2013, which was held on March 22-23 featuring 10 concerts in a period of two days in Sevilla, Spain.
The flood gates have opened and just about every radio outlet throughout Europe is offering live audio and video streaming of every concert, or at least healthy excerpts. We’re heading into Embarrassment Of Riches mode right now, and it’s only going to get crazier in the coming weeks.
So to start off, or at least get some kind of jump on things – here is We Have Band, a Techno-Trio from Manchester, who appeared on the 22nd. They get off to a rusty start, but settle in by the second song. Not wanting to be left out in the credit department, RNE 3 have slapped voice-overs just about everywhere, including over introductions of songs. That’s cool and I’m all for it, since it does a lot to promote their service – and in this case, it’s a service to the Music World. I can’t blame them, and neither should you – bookmark the stations and visit them regularly and you’lll find out just how big this world is, while being insanely small at the same time.
Welcome to Spring.
You’d think after forty-two years . . . . . . . but no.
Click on the link here for Audio player: Women’s Strike – August 26, 1970
As a reminder of the protests, the struggle and the message – today marks the forty-second anniversary of Women’s Day (August 26, 1970) and the marches and demonstrations that took place world-wide on that day.
Here is an excerpt of the March in New York City, as relayed by WBAI and its day-long live broadcast on August 26, 1970.
It would be optimistic to look back on this period of history with a sense of the curious, and consider, with a sigh of relief how much things have changed for Women in those four decades. However, the events of the past several months seem to prove otherwise. Very little, in fact has changed.