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Sunday Playlist 02/18/2018

This week’s playlist theme is “New Beginnings”. Whether it be sea changes, tree changes or changes in mindset, we’ve all gone through a change at some point in our lives. Whether good or bad, large or minuscule, change is the one constant in our lives. Sometimes, change is forced upon us by circumstance. We are forced to adapt in order to survive but these changes also offer up new possibilities that would otherwise remain unavailable. This playlist attempts to evoke the idea of positive change, change as a chance to become a better version of ourselves and find happiness.

  1. Himitsu, Village by the Sea by Vitne from Endless Blue (album) [NOR]
  2. On the Rise by The Green Duck [FRA]
  3. Let’s Get Out by The Moose from Scandinavian Sound (album) [SEW]
  4. Walking Shoes by Slim from Interstate Medicine (album) [USA]
  5. Evoke by Killo-gram from Evoke (album) [UKR]
  6. Fresh Start by Anitek from Anitek Instrumentals Vol.1 (album) [USA]
  7. Empty Streets by Omonoko from Animals (album) [GBR]
  8. Two Kids by The DLX [USA]
  9. Portasoul by State Shirt from Lost Hills (album) [USA]
  10. I Shall Cross This River by The Black Atlantic from Reverence for Fallen Trees (album) [NLD]

You can find the playlist here.

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Sunday Playlist 08/13/2017

Hello again! I have another playlist for you again this week. This time around, the theme is “sweet love”. I know that I have made a few playlists with this theme but I think that now more than ever we need something positive to push through all of the negativity in the world. This one is a bit more varied, with a few more instrumental tracks than usual.

  1. Love Isn’t Wasted | David Krystal | She Sings to Me [AUS]
  2. Oiseaux | Gabriele Bochicchio [ITA]
  3. Stock in the Stars | George Woods | Heartbeat [USA]
  4. The River | Ben Drake | I Don’t Live Here [USA]
  5. Winter Love Song (instrumental) | Vitne | Winter Love Song (single) [NOR]
  6. Come Home | Now Endeavor | Lost in Translation [USA]
  7. You’ll Come Too | Barefoot McCoy | Bye Bye Bluebird [USA]
  8. Soul Kiss | Entheos | Entheos [USA]
  9. #sweetsixteen | Grace Valhalla | Fomo [FRA]
  10. Morena | Haroldo Torrechilha | Muito Prazer [BRA]

You can find the playlist here.


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Music Review: Neon by Vitne

Year: 2013 with a Jamendo release in 2015
Genre: Hard Rock, 80’s Metal
Online: Official Website, Jamendo, Facebook, Twitter
Tracks:

  1. Destroyer
  2. Nasty Habit
  3. Silhouette
  4. Royal Nights
  5. Lick You Up
  6. To the Sky
  7. I’m Feeling Deadly
  8. Cruisin’
  9. Rest in Peace
  10. Fire (Outtake)
  11. It’s Me (Outtake)

Neon is the 2013 album release by Norwegian artist Vitne. I first came across Vitne in February of this year whilst listening to some of the playlists on Jamendo. The initial track that I listened to was Winter Love Song, a cute little single from 2014. I liked it enough to listen to some of Vitne’s other music.
The first thing that you will notice when listening to Vitne is the mild accent that seems to go well with the at-times delightfully cheesy lyrics. The style is deliberate and gives Vitne’s music that rock porn vibe. It is a guilty pleasure.

For Neon, Vitne kicks it up a notch, channelling a hard rock and metal sound from the early to mid-80’s. If the metal and hard rock from that era don’t appeal, then this album likely won’t be your cup of tea. I still recommend that you check out the album anyway.
If I had to choose some favourite tracks, I would pick two songs. The opening track Destroyer does a great job of setting the mood for the entire album. The twelfth track, an outtake of It’s Me, does a great job of further showcasing Vitne’s instrumental work with a kickass guitar solo that knocks it out of the park. I can easily listen to and enjoy each of the tracks though, which made picking favourites songs from the album difficult.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this album. Would I listen to it all of the time? No, but I play it on repeat every few weeks simply to “rock out”. In any case, you guys should check out the album and the rest of the Vitne catalogue. If you like what you hear, be sure to spread the word.


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Sunday Playlist 06/18/2017

It’s been a while since I posted a weekly playlist. Sorry for being slack…

This week features a collection of songs that cover the more positive aspects of love yet don’t quite fit into the “sweet love” theme. They can best be described as “mature love”, “love anthems” and “retro love songs”. I’ve also mixed up the genres a bit to give you some variety. I hope that you enjoy this week’s collection.

  1. Far Away by The Moose from Scandinavian Sound (SWE)
  2. Dance with Me by Manhat10 from Take It [EP] (RUS)
  3. Endless Blue by Vitne from Endless Blue (NOR)
  4. Serendipity (featuring Celia Haberstroh) by MaiLit from BeYonD (DEU)
  5. Show Me the Way by the.madpix.project from Show Me the Way (DEU)
  6. Palm Trees by Ridgway from Brighter Days (USA)
  7. Chilly Morning by nomoredolls from nomoredolls (ITA)
  8. Ender by Michael Ellis from Tavis Vor (DEU)
  9. Ich Bin Frei by Kevin S. from Wunderkind (DEU)
  10. Love Overdose by Jyant from Love Overdose (USA)

Feel free to let me know what you thought of the playlist in the comment section. I also welcome suggestions for future themes. I have some ideas but am always open to ideas. Feel free to challenge me!

You can find the playlist here.