Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thoria - Straight From Hell



















Last weekend i bought at www.7digital.ie the Thoria single or EP (called what you want) "Straight From Hell" for €2.97 (euros). It have only three songs but i am amazed with the powerful and great compositions & sound quality of then. Thoria songs have a feeling that is hard to find in these days, a feeling that is generated by their true passion for making the music that they believe, they do not follow what is in fashion or what sells more, they only make the music that is in their hearts... You have to hear these songs for understanding what i am talking about!

If you want to buy these songs at 7digital.com go here

For those who don't know Thoria check their myspace.com

Monday, November 26, 2007

After Radiohead, Courtney Love & My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine
















Everyone knows the impact that Radiohead have in the music industry when they released and practically offered their latest album "In Rainbows" over the official Radiohead website for free or for a money quantity that the users like to pay!
So after this big punch on the music industry, another artists are thinking on doind the same. Last week Courtney said that she want to do the same with her new songs...

Now "My Bloody Valentine are the latest act to be contemplating a "Radiohead style" download release of their new album. The band are currently working on their first long player since 1991's 'Loveless' and it seems they've been inspired by Thom Yorke and co.

Their manager Vinita Joshi told Billboard: "At the moment, all I can say is that Kevin (Shields) is getting the band back together and they will go into the studio next month to work on the new record.

"The plan is that they will release the album themselves via the Internet, but there will also probably be a vinyl release." However, she added that MBV are unlikely to follow Radio head's 'pay what you like' stance for the download." "text from antimusic.com"

Radiohead










By the way, read this recent words of Thom Yorke about this happenings:

"In an interview with BBC Radio 6 personality Steve Lamacq Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke let the world know the band's grand scheme with their donation-based sale of their recent opus In Rainbows: there was none.

Contrary to what seemed to be the case, the band had no plans of turning the industry on it's head as many analysts and bloggers speculated. It seems it was an idea thought up by their management who were reticent to sign a contract without a finished record.

The band kept the plan close to themselves with Yorke keeping even his wife in the dark about it and compares the move to leaking the album themselves, only allowing some profit to be made." Text from antimusic.com

So what will be the next? :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Breeding Sonic Waves



Its done! I already made the upload of the four songs of my musical project "Breeding Sonic Waves" at Jamendo.com with a new cover because the lettering of the old one have copyrights.

So everyone can download this EP for free here

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Breeding Sonic Waves

Breeding Sonic Waves presents a different, simple and original sound made only by two / three simultaneous guitars played by me. All the four songs were recorded digitally in a home studio without sound production but with 100% of pleasure and dedication! I already created a profile at myspace.com

Soon i will release an EP in digital format for people download. This image that you see in this post will be the cover album! I hope you like my tunes!

The adress is http://www.myspace.com/breedingsonicwaves

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bad Reverb - Concern of Self Control EP












Bad Reverb is a Alternative / Rock band from Austria. Last week i got the original and their new EP. Its called "Concern of Self Control". It have six songs, and i have to say that this EP have a serious and a professional sound production for a independent release (they have no label). With this audio quality and the great/ original songs i think i made a very good acquisition! And i advise everyone to get one copy too, it cost only 8 Euros! Oh by the way the design of the EP is very cool too!



Their biography from myspace.com:
"Ladies and gentlemen, Here´s to your fuck! Bad Reverb is a four-piece rock group. Music with heart and passion, music without trends and fashion. This site´s for people, with same attitudes, concerns and values. If you are one of these fashion parade guys or just looking for "friends" or even both please fuck off!"

www.badreverb.at
www.myspace.com/badreverb
You can also find Bad Reverb at Minerva Website

Pinhead Society - Kings Of Our Size












I found a music treasure at www.7digital.ie The band were called Pinhead Society and their album "Kings Of Our Size" was released in 1998 by Candy Factory/Música Alternativa. This Portuguese band already have ended but they left a great and only one record, very claimed by the Portuguese critics. I think that their label made few cd copies, so i never saw this album for sale in Portuguese music stores, until now (one positive aspect of the digital, labels can reedit old artists without spending too much money). Their sound was influenced generally by Sonic Youth, Pixies and other bands from the first half of the 90's.

Here's the link for the album at 7digital

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Peter Gabriel - Interview about the future of music industry



Peter Gabriel - who is one of the people behind the We7 service - talks about music, DRM, life and beyond.

Its an interview, made by Rchard Taylor of BBC with 23 minutes they talked about the future of music industry (digital format and the new ways of distribute music). Check it here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6710000/newsid_6711100/6711167.stm?bw=nb&mp=wm&news=1&ms3=6

Some interesting parts of the interview:

"And I think the other think you’ve to look at is that if music is all out there and available for free, are there any other ways besides recorded music which can still derive a income? I would argue that the two areas are: 1) an ad-embedded approach where you try to get the advertising to an informational level so that it’s digestible, it’s not so painful but it’s actually useful stuff that you’re hearing about and it doesn’t go long for too long and that’s were the We7 model comes in and that’s why I was attracted to it; 2) an infiltering approach, that is, getting data from the selection of stuff; if all stuff is available how do you get to the stuff that is useful to you.

Why do you think now is the right moment for We7?

Well, it was actually a couple of years ago that I started thinking about it. I think it is the acceptance that a lot of people under the age of 30 do not buy music anymore. And I think that the record executives are noticing that kids are doing the same that every other kid is doing, They and the artists have to say: OK, how do we deal with this? And established artists like myself are going to find all sorts of ways, so you shouldn’t worry about us. But you should worry about young artists coming through. And a lot of those artists have had 50/60 per cent of their income for record sales. But that’s gone and it’s a huge thing. If we can find a way with advertising, which is really like getting in bed with the devil in lots of ways, but if we can find a way to make it useful, entertaining and informational, perhaps we can get a model that secures an income flow that can be shared with musicians or the rights holders."