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Acoustic Comfortably Numb

Még sosem láttam gitárhúrt pengeni ilyen közelről.

Live Large

Nagyon kellemes magyar gitáralapú pop, az albumért pedig annyit fizetsz a Bandcampen, amennyit gondolsz, lehet semennyit is. A Voltegyszer dicsérete a Recorderen.

Nyerges Gábor Ádám

I wasn’t sure if I was going to post this. I don’t know what to think about itt és most (here and now). One one hand it has some catchy sing-along tunes, on the other many songs are downright disturbing and full of unexpected experimental sounds. I’d wager not many would listen through the whole set. (I, for one, didn’t either.) Although if you speak Hungarian, some of the lyrics are quite interesting and clever.

Anyway, the facts: the album has just been released yesterday and debuted on Quart.hu. You can listen to the songs on Soundcloud and download them from the album’s website.

This is what the Nyerges Gábor Ádám said about his work:

itt és most (here and now) is a successor of the 2009 album akkor és ott (then and there). recording started in Summer 2010 because I was in a bad mood because I was happy. guilt and the like. although it’s true I used some soundbits from before. nem rossz hely (not a bad place) was finished first, and since “many good men at this not a bad place are not afraid” everything went smoothly. I jotted down everything in a big red book, lyrics and tabs as well. in the meantime everything that was shit then and there at the time went worse, not to leave me without inspiration, only by then I didn’t give a rat’s ass. some numbers that started out as band versions ended up here as well, because there isn’t really a band anymore and they fit in. stuff.

itt és most by nyerges.gabor.adam

Vanity & Jokes

Unlike my previous music posts, chances are, you probably haven’t heard about this band. Vanity & Jokes is the solo project of Udo Pesch and at the time of writing this he had a grand total of 652 plays on Last.fm. Regardless, I think he has an interesting voice.

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Almost all his songs are free to download.

Most Mizu Pontosan

These two are ones of the most popular Youtube videos in Hungary these days: Most múlik pontosan by Quimby (with the subsequent cover by Csík Zenekar) and Mizu by Fluor.

Brace yourselves: Hó Márton, frontman of Hó Márton és a Jégkorszak, created a lo-fi bedroom mashup of the two.

Ho Marton: Most Mizu Pontosan by homarton

While on Soundcloud you might want to check out their other songs which they describe as “two-chord lo-fi songs for one guitar and one-chord lo-fi songs for two guitars”. Szerelmes voltam (I was in love) was recorded in a bathroom (apparently). Hó Márton és a Jégkorszak has a blog and a Facebook page as well.

Juliana reloaded

I wrote about Juliana Daily’s music back in February noting that her original songs are unfortunately not accessible internationally. I’m happy to announce this is no longer the case: for barely a price of a beer ($3) you can get either the Falls From Trees EP or the Birdsongs EP, each with three numbers. As per Bandcamp standards a plethora of lossy and lossless formats are available.

For encouragement, here’s her latest cover of Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground by The White Stripes.

Shadow Venger

Ma metál napot tartottam a Last.fm rádióban, így kaptam Venger’s Diaryt. Mint kiderült ez Shadow Venger gitáros már lezárt szövegcentrikus projektje. A gitárra fókuszáló munkáit mint Shadow Venger adja ki. Rengeteg közülük letölthető ingyen a Last.fm oldaláról. Az instumentális Girl of the Sunsetben például nagyon tetszenek a ritmusváltások:

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Juliana Richer Daily

Egyszálgitáros (néha zongorás) lány a hálószobazene-frontról. Feldolgozásai mellett van néhány saját száma is már. Szerintem imádnivaló.

Azt írja magáról a Youtube oldalán, hogy négyéves kora óta zongorázik, és tizenegy éven át vett klasszikus zongoraórákat.  A gitárral már autodidakta módon ismerkedett, az énektudás meg csak úgy megvolt, sosem tanították, csak dalolászott a fürdőben.

A zenélés egyelőre hobbi: mesterfokon tanul a Cornell Egyetemen, ami testvérek között is Ivy League.

A fenti videót szobadiszkónál találtam, aztán le sem tudtam akadni a többiről. Juliana összes feldolgozását le lehet tölteni a last.fm-ről két albumba rendezve: The Covers és The Covers II (22 és 3 szám). Valamint van egy karácsonyi dalokat éneklős album is télire hat számmal. Grátisz.

Sajnos a saját dalai csak amerikaiaknak elérhetők iTunes vagy Amazon boltból, de a saját oldalán meg lehet őket hallgatni.

Csodálatos világban élünk, hogy átlag fiatalnak is megfizethető technikával mit el nem lehet érni.