Friday, June 23, 2006

Pete Yorn Completes his Musical Trilogy

Come August 15, singer/songwriter Pete Yorn would've covered morning, day and night with his tunes. His final installment of a musical trilogy is completed with the release of Nightcrawler, following his last 2 albums - Music for the Morning After and Day I Forgot. He stays true to his musicality in this album. Dreamy, simple yet solid.

I doubt that he's a big person in Asia but some of you might have heard his songs in several movie soundtracks like Spiderman, Hellboy, and Shrek 2. I don't really fancy all of his tunes because it gets a little boring after a while, but I hope this new release turns things around for the better.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Runaway Train's Coming Back This Summer

That's right, Soul Asylum's back with a spanking new album. THE SILVER LINING is expected to be swinging, soothing, and rocking like ever before. However, the death of bassist Karl Mueller last year has brought a new member to the band - Tommy Stinson.

You can hear snippets of their songs at I enjoyed the fact that vocally the band still sounds good, musically a bit mundane but I think the album's worth the wait.

Rating: NA

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ferocious Ferry - August 8

L.E.F. - Loud, Electronic, Ferocious. That's exactly what it's all about in Ferry Corsten's latest offering to the avid trance movement. I had a chance to listen to the first single, Fire (feat. Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon) and I thought to myself if Ferry might be blending a popish-rockish twist to his new works. Perhaps, because you'll find collaborations with Howard Jones, Guru, Debra Andrew, just to name a few. All in all, I'd say this is his best so far. The energy is relived, pumped and defintely melodious.

"I say Ferry ol' had me at Fire!"

Other notable tracks are I Love You, Cubikated (this one sounds real raw!), Possession. Album's officially out on August 8, and this has booked a place on my CD collection with 7/10!

Monday, June 05, 2006

There, there goes Yorke!

Frontman from one of the best bands of my time, Radiohead's Thom Yorke is all set for his debut solo career with The Eraser hitting stores on July 2006. And from what I've heard so far, we're definitely in for some experimental and electronic creativity.
I must say, most tracks do have a touch of Radiohead's ingenuity.
After all, Yorke did say in an interview with The Rolling Stone that the basic ideas for this album were all in his laptop. And this was his cornerstone of manipulating sounds and open new gates to a new sound space.

All in all, The Eraser is a sumptuous one and well, good listening pleasure. It gets 6/10 in my books.

Track listing:
1. The Eraser
2. Analyse
3. The Clock
4. Black Swan
5. Skip Divided
6. Atoms for Peace
7. And It Rained All Night
8. Harrowdown Hill
9. Cymbal Rush

Friday, June 02, 2006

Damon-ous! Simply Damon-ous!

Looks like Blur and Gorillaz weren't enough. Now, Damon Albarn is rumoured to already have started recording his debut solo album in Nigeria, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN due September '06. Grammy award winning producer, Danger Mouse (who had also produced Gorillaz second album, Demon Days has been entrusted with Damon's new journey.
"It is set in a Gothic subconscious world that's England"
Damon Albarn
I wonder how goth this will be. Well, till we see his 'demonous' side we'll just listen to Gorillaz.