Friday, November 18, 2011

linkalicious

Long overdue, this post is. Sure I've been busy with new endeavours lately, but the fact remains that I have been falling behind lately on my mission to help emerging musicians to be heard. So in an attempt to keep an open heart and a critical ear, I plan to periodically offer a forum to those musicians who contact me, wanting to be heard.

Please check out these awesome musicians showcased in
part one of my two-part Much Neglected Musicians Review. Show a buddy some love.

Drew Smith:
Check out his gorgeous song "Love Teeth" which has a stunning video with a great story behind it.

My first 'real' job was teaching English as a Second Language in Ontario. I kept in correspondence with many of my students, and was pleasantly surprised to find one of them, Sohee Jeon, had become an established animator in South Korea. She expressed how much she had been enjoying my music, and while I was working on my newest record The Secret Languages she generously offered up her services to make an animated video for my newest single “Love Teeth”.

You can watch the video and download the song for FREE here: http://drewsmith.ca/

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Dr. Kenneth Love:
If you are in the mood for jazz (and really with the approach of cocktail party season, who isn't), you may want to check out Dr Kenneth Love's new release cAsE sEnSiTiVe. He's got a fine smooth groove going on, and you can check it out here:

http://www.kennylovejazz.com/cAsEsEnSiTiVe.html

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Kirby:
Kirby tugged at my heartstrings recently by sending me the following note. And I have to admit, his music tugged at my earstrings. He's offering his whole album for free download, so check it out:

For the majority of the last two years I’ve toured Canada in my car, most recently by myself. After a bad gig, or an insanely long drive I’ve had to ask myself; “Why the hell am I doing this?”

Then I'd get to the next show, have an amazing night or festival and I'd completely forget those nagging little thoughts. The people, the sounds, the indelible rush from the stage, it all kept calling me back, and I can’t see that ever changing.

When I'd get home I would engulf myself in recording. Into The Dark, was the result. I’m incredibly proud of it and right now its FREE for the whole fall season!

I’m working on following the EP with tours to Europe, and America. But don’t worry I won’t forget Canada either.

If you like what you hear, share it, let your friends know. The more people who hear it the better.

Click here to check it out, FREE download. | http://kirby.bandcamp.com/

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The Rest:
Adam from the Hamilton band, the Rest, told me the tale of every band's worst nightmare. I'm glad it had a happy ending, because I am really digging their gorgeous dark and soaring gaze sound. Don't miss the FREE download:

At the end of last winter, we (The Rest) thought we were a few weeks away from completing our latest album, SEESAW, until a hard drive “glitch” deleted every last piece of it.

After a few months of false starts and false hopes, SEESAW eventually found its way to the same company responsible for airplane black box recovery. Almost five months after the process began, we miraculously had our album back.

SEESAW will (we promise this time!) see the light of day in early 2012, but we've launched a double A-side ALWAYS ON MY MIND | THE LAST DAY (includes artwork of my grandfather in the 1940s) to tide everyone over.

It's available for FREE at bandcamp: http://therest.bandcamp.com/

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Dave King:

Mr King's musical resume is really impressive:

This album was created in my own converted barn studio, named Barn Window. Under The Golden Sun is the product of over a years worth of recording and I was extremely fortunate to have some of my favourite musicians, who just happen to be some of my favourite people play on the record! Included in this cast are Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense), Paul Linklater and James Strachan. Their contributions to the record are immeasurable and having them on board was an absolute blast.

You can grab the 7'" single, featuring the tile track from “Under The Golden Sun” and "Rachel's Garden" for FREE: http://theheavydream.bandcamp.com/

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The Infinite I:

No download post would be complete without a little proggy, semi-techno indefinable space music. I like what I hear, even though I'm not exactly sure what The Infinite I is, but here's how they define it:

Comprised of a total of 38 artists that combine to create, music, costumes, stories and artwork from southern Ontario, Canada.
Infinite I is a community for all types of art.
Infinite I is theatre.
Infinite I is music!

Hear and bring the digital single that is already popular in other dimensions of our universe to yours today with a FREE DOWNLOAD! infinitei.bandcamp.com

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I'll be showcasing more new music, complete with linky download goodness in about a week, so be sure to check back. It's good musical karma.

4 comments:

leazwell said...

I so like the title and the picture.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks, Leazwell, the title fits in well with my plan to invent a new word at least once a week.

Allison said...

Yay linkage! I will certainly come and check out some of these artists after work. Can never have too much music. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm pretty certain you will find some that you enjoy too, Al. The slightly JAMC-esque feel of The Rest is something I think will speak to you.