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Music Review: Traveling Songs by The Dada Weatherman

Year: 2016
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Folk
Online: Official Website, Jamendo, Facebook, Twitter
Tracks:

  1. Free Your Mind
  2. Traveler’s Song
  3. Desert of Love
  4. Rewind
  5. We Will Be Alright
  6. Rocking Out
  7. M.O.
  8. Falling in Love

I apologise for the delay in posting another album review. I decided to remove the album that I previously had on the top of the list on account of Canadian band The Rest being oddly absent from the interwebs nowadays. It made me a little sad but I suppose that even good bands break-up or fade into the ether. I recommend that you check out their album on Jamendo here. And this brings us to the next album on the list.

I first noticed French band The Dada Weatherman, otherwise known as Dada & The Weatherman, about two years ago when one of their new albums popped up on the front page of Jamendo. Folk.It.Up was a good listen and I soon found myself listening to some of their other releases. Last year, they came out with the album that I am reviewing today, Traveling Songs. Please note that all of their tracks are in English.
Traveling Songs is a collection of eight tracks that offer a more refined folk and psychedelic and blues rock edge, reflecting Dada’s roots growing up listening to classic rock and blues from the 60’s and 70’s. With all of TDW’s albums, there is a strong focus on vocal and guitar work to do justice to the compositions. Sadly, I can’t say the same for several other artists that I have listened to of late.
Do I have a favourite track in this release? I enjoy all of the tracks, but if I had to choose then it would be a toss-up between Traveler’s Song and We Will Be Alright. Be sure to post your favourite tracks of the album in the comments section if you take time out to listen to the album.
In conclusion, this is a great addition to the existing catalogue of releases by The Dada Weatherman. It offers something new whilst somehow managing to stay true to the roots of the artist. Be sure to also check out the other releases of TDW and let me know what you think of their music. And last but not least, if you have any other artist and album that you’d like me to check out on Jamendo, be sure to drop me a line and I will try to get to it ASAP. You can find a copy of the album on Jamendo along with a huge catalogue of their releases.

If you have any other artist and album that you’d like me to check out on Jamendo, be sure to drop me a line and I will try to get to it ASAP. I have a backlog of album reviews to get through so bear with me.


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Playlist 03/13/2012

Aurora (Nico Touches the Walls album)

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After a 2-week break, I am back with a collection of 15 Asian and Asian-inspired tracks.

  1. ou-hito by nagisa.f from nagisa.f Introduction (album) Available via Jamendo. #jazz #piano
  2. Stay With You by Capsule from Player (album) Available via iTunes. #electropop
  3. ホログラム by NICO Touches the Walls from オーロラ (Aurora) [album] #jrock
  4. Give Take by Akina Nakamori from Diva (album) #electropop
  5. Secret Ocean by Hiroumi from Kokoro No Furyoku (album) Available via Jamendo under Hiroumi or iTunes under Secret Ocean. #folkrock #acoustic
  6. It’s Gonna Rain! by Bonnie Pink from Every Single Day (Disc 1/2) [album] #jpop
  7. Changes (album version) by Base Ball Bear from (WHAT IS THE) LOVE & POP? [album] Available via iTunes. #jpop
  8. SIGNAL by Phrenia from Phrenia [EP] Available via iTunes and Jamendo. #jpop
  9. Kaze ni Fukarete by Under the Counter from Don’t Look Back (album) #jpop
  10. A-Cha from Super Junior from A-Cha – Mr. Simple (Repackage) [album] Available via iTunes. #kpop #dance
  11. Kiss by Top Combine from Arrival (EP) #mandopop
  12. Field of dreams by Do As Infinity from Gates of Heaven (album) #jpop
  13. I Remember You by YUI from CAN’T BUY MY LOVE (album) #jpop #easylistening
  14. Spiral by Angela from Land Ho (album) #synthpop
  15. The Prisoner by The Kyoto Connection from The Kyoto Connection II (album) Available via Jamendo. #world #electro
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Music Video: Young Bride by Midlake

I’ve been a fan of American indie-rock band Midlake ever since I heard Children of the Grounds via the Triple J New Music podcast. Most of their albums I’ve listened to pay tribute to folk rock music of the late-60’s and early-70’s, with strong lyrics and instrumentation. However, the thing that I like most about their music is their attention to storytelling. The following song is a clip from their 2006 release The Trials of Van Occupanther, which is most definitely my favorite album from the ones I’d had the pleasure of listening to.