Friday, August 26, 2005

The Hotel Alexis::The shining example is lying on the floor::broken sparrow

This Sidney Lindner (Torrez, Golden Hotel, Northern) project could well be my number one for 2005. It was originally released in 2004 as a limited cd-r, but it's official date seems to be march, 2005...Anyway, not to be so pedantic, it is one of the most beautiful records I've been listening to, on repeat, since the beginning of the summer. It is the kind of an album which makes me cry and smile at the same time, creating mental images of an enormous, still, water surface...The slide guitars, combined with the utterly laid back vocals, and the powerfull lyrics will reveal this quiet undiscovered, or lost and forgotten part of you, which is perhaps why it seems all so magical...It is so brilliant that you can play it in the background and ignore it, and at the same time the lyrics are that captivating, that if you pay attention, you won't be able to do anything else really...'Something so permanent lately, has died in you...And I know you, weren't made for this, working the devil's work, for free'-The quiet life, or '..Buy a piano, if you get sad, play just the black keys, and die in your sleep, ain't this life sweet..'-Dapper dan.. Additionally all of the 11 songs seem to complete each other, subtly bridging gaps (exp. with Blue in the blackout), and creating this irresistable sweet shortlasting masterpiece.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

14 August 2005

The Replacements::Sixteen Blue::Let It Be::Sire
Evan Dando::Stop My Head::Baby, I'm Bored::Setanta
Richmond Fontaine::Exit 194b::The Fitzgerald::Décor
The Ashtray Hearts::Rules::Perfect Halves::Free Election Records
M Ward::Sweethearts on Parade::Transistor Radio::Merge
Karl Broadie::Diamond In the Dark::Black Crow Callin'::Universal
Mendoza Line::A Damn Good Disguise::Lost In Revelry::Misra
Devendra Banhart::Long Haired Child::Cripple Crow::XL
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter::The Dreaming Dead::Oh, My Girl::Barsuk
Laura Veirs::Cannon Fodder::Troubled By Fire::Bella Union
Songdog::My Space-Rock Tape::The Time of Summer Lighting::One Little Indian
Smog::Say Valley Maker::A River Ain't Too Much To Love::Drag City
Wilco::Panthers::A Ghost Is Born Bonus EP::Nonesuch
The National::Fashion Coat::Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers::Brassland/Talitres
REM::All the Way To Reno::Reveal::Warner Bros.
Sufjan Stevens::Chicago::Illinoise::Asthmatic Kitty
Black Mountain::No Satisfaction::Black Mountain::Jagjaguwar
Jim O'Rourke::Therefore I Am::Insignificance::Drag City
Album>>Rock Plaza Central::The World Was Hell To Us::Self Released

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Lofidelica August Promotion

All the promotional material that you have sent in August, will be promoted in September, when I get back in Macedonia. However, I am being regularly informed on what has arrived (Not Not Fun releases, What the Heck Fest compilation 2005\kelp..etc), so in any case, I will surely receive them. I appologize for not being able to promote it sooner.

Superwolf at festival

7th of August, the evening, I had the chance to see Will Oldham and Matt Sweeney perform live in Castelbuono (Sicily) , a place with an architecture of a fairy tale...This concert opened the Ypsigrock festival, meant to last till the 9th of August featuring Ulan Bator and Patrick Wolf in the following nights. The venue was totally magical, a performance of Superwolf within remains of an ancient castle thoroughly captured the essence of the intimacy of this album...What I genuinely liked apart from everything, was above all, the warm welcome I got there, being the unique person from abroad, totally lost and confused.
First of all, I have to say I was also pleasently surprised by the powerfull sounding support band Poppy's Portrait, a band that sounded something like Shellac meets Sonic Youth...
Highlights of the Superwolf performance include: What are you, Rudy Foolish, Blood Embrace, Bed is for sleeping, My home is the sea, Beast for thee,and the wolf-esq howling which ended the performance...Some other things I found exciting were of course:the people asking me how is "Fuori" in English at the end of the concert, the camping located in a national park, me telling Will Oldham he made an amazing cover of Sweeter than anything by PJ Harvey, the beach in Cefalù...

A review I wrote was published today in Utrinski Vesnik

Molto Grazie at Gianfranco Raimondo, Vincenzo Barreca, David...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

07 August 2005

Cat Power::He War::You Are Free::Matador
Modest Mouse::The World At Large::Good News For People Who Love Bad News ::Epic

Wilco::Kicking Televison::A Ghost Is Born Bonus EP::Nonesuch
Sparklehorse::Someday I Will Treat You Good::Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot::Capitol
Sleater-Kinney::Wilderness::The Woods::Sub Pop
Bright Eyes::From A Balance Beam::Lifted::Saddle Creek
My Morning Jacket::It Beats For You::Z::RCA
The Ashtray Hearts::New York::Perfect Halves::Free Election Records
OP8::If I Think of Love::Slush::Thirsty Ear
The Idaho Falls::California Day::Concrete Prairie::2 Tone
Norfolk & Western::The Tired Words::Dusk in Cold Parlours::Hush
Ray Lamontagne::Trouble::Trouble::RCA
Lambchop::Steve McQueen::Aw C'mon::City Slang
Ryan Adams::Somehow, Someday::Gold::Lost Highway
Micah P Hinson::The Last Charge of Lt. Paul::The Baby and The Satellite::Sketchbook
Papa M::Foreign Hotel Garden::Six EP::Drag City
Pushstart Wagon::Paul::L.A Was Our Alamo::Self Released
Jay Farrar::Vitamins::Stone, Steel and Bright Lights::Transmit Sound
Songs: Ohia::Just Be Simple::Magnolia Electric Co.::Secretly Canadian
Evan Dando::Hard Drive::Baby I'm Bored::Setanta
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends::Porchlight::Slaughter Rule OST::Bloodshot
Bonnie "Prince" Billy::Gulf Shores::Greatest Palace Music::Drag City
Vic Chestnutt::Rank Stranger::Slaughter Rule OST::Bloodshot
Pernice Brothers::Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown::Slaughter Rule OST::Bloodshot
The Jayhawks::The Eyes of Sarah Jane::Rainy Day Music::Lost Highway
You Am I::If We Can't Get It Together::The Cream & The Crock, The Best of You Am I::BMG
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3::Amphetamine::Static Transmission::Blue Rose
Smog::Held::Knock Knock::Drag City
The Playing Fields::Dark Elephant::Dark Elephant EP::Self Released

Monday, August 01, 2005

31 July 2005

Yo La Tengo::Damage::I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One::Matador
Giant Sand::(Well) Dusted (For The Millenium)::Chore of Enchantment::
Thrill Jockey
Wilco::Misunderstood::Being There::
Tha Handsome Family::The Giant From Illinoise::Through The Trees::Carrot Top5
Calexico::Convict Pool::Convict Pool EP::Quarter Stick
Sleepy Jackson::Good Dancers::Lovers::
Josh Rouse::Middle School Frown::Nashville::
Magnetic Fields::All My Little Words::69 Love Songs::
Herman Dune::Show Me The Roof::Mas Cambios::
Track & Field
Grandaddy::El Caminos In the West::Sumday::
Drive-By Truckers::Carl Perkins' Cadillac::Dirty South::New West Records
Pushstart Wagon::Country Star::L.A Was Our Alamo::
Self Released
Elbow::Station Approach::Leaders of the Free World::
Earlimart::Unintentional Tape Manipulations::Treble and Tremble::
David Pajo::Baby Please Come Home::Pajo::
The New Pornographers::Twin Cinema::Twin Cinema::
Silver Jews::Animal Shapes::Tanglewood Numbers::Drag
Okkervil River::Black::Black Sheep Boy::
Statistics::Final Broadcast::Often Lie::Jade Tree
The National::Abel::Alligator::
Beggars Banquet
Teenage Fanclub::Only With You::Man-Made::
Big Star::Thirteen::#1 Record::
Scud Mountain Boys::Freight of Fire::The Early Year::
Sub Pop
The Czars::Paint The Moon::Goodbye::Bella Union
Pavement::Father To A Sister of Thought::Wowee Zowee::
Rock Plaza Central::Gutterdance::The World Was Hell To Us::Self Released
Belle & Sebastian::Legal Man::Push Barman To Open Old Wounds::Matador
The Shins::Pink Bullets::Chutes Too Narrow::Sub Pop