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Music from Our Tube; Dorian Concept fooling around on a microKORG

In 2006 Oliver Thomas Johnson uploaded a video to YouTube with him “Fooling around on a Micro Korg”;

Fooling around on Micro Korg

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Two years later he got discovered as Dorian Concept. He released his second album, “Joined Hands” last month on Ninja Tunes. If you’re interested in his technique on the microKORG, be sure to watch this “Studio Science” video by the Red Bull Music Academy.

Music from Our Tube; Arsenal ft. Lydmor

Belgian band Arsenal ft. Lydmor with “Temul (Lie Low)” and part of the movie “Dance Dance Dance“;

Arsenal ft. Lydmor – Temul (Lie Low)

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Kind of reminds me of “It’s the end of the world” and “Subterranean Homesick Blues” somehow, but in a good way :-)

Sad Musicians Make Better Music

While waiting for a meeting to begin, I perused the Spotify playlist of a colleague. One of the only names I recognized was Sia.

Aaaah Sia, … How I used to love her. Beautiful songs (both solo and with Zero 7) , wrought with pain, doubt, passion and a splash of quirkiness. Think “Soon we’ll be found” or “Destiny” and above all “Breathe me” (which also featured in the most impressive final of one of the most beautiful and slightly quirky TV shows ever), here in a live version in the KCRW studio’s in 2007;

Sia – Breathe Me (KCRW 2007)

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But I’m afraid the love affair is over, Sia confessed to being happy now and the song on the Spotify playlist was David Guetta’s rather horrible Titanium which Sia provided vocals for. And recent Sia-tracks like “Chandelier“,  “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile“, “You’ve changed” or these “7 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written by Sia” don’t really move me either. I wish Sia all the happiness in the world, but I wish she was still sad. If only a tad.

Mooie Muziekje; “Neerhof” van Lieven

Afgelopen weekend met enige vertraging (dank U HD recorder) genoten van “Belpop” over de indrukwekkende carrière van Jean Blaute. Het mooiste kwam helemaal op het einde, toen je hem samen met Eric Melaerts een stukje van “Neerhof” van Lieven (Coppieters) hoorde zingen uit hun “Gedeelde Adoraties”-tournee. Dit is het origineel:

Lieven Coppieters – neerhof

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“Neerhof” komt uit Lievens enige album, Jus D’orange uit 1976, dat met een rist aan jazz-muzikanten (o.a. Marc Moulin, Eef Albers en Bruno Castellucci) werd opgenomen. Maar het nummer staat als een huis, zelfs zonder woorden, arrangementen en jaren 70 gitaar- en dwarsfluit solo’s, luister maar naar deze door Coppieters zelf upgeloade “Guitar CHORDS”-versie.

Music from Our Tube; Lizzy Parks’ Prayer

My wife loves vocal jazz and while listening to one of the many online streaming radio stations during dinner just now, Lizzy Parks’ Prayer grabbed us by the ears;

Lizzy Parks – Prayer [From album "Raise the Roof" ]

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The beautiful arrangements remind me of Minnie Ripperton’s “Les Fleurs” (or 4Hero’s almost facsimile rendition). There’s worse then that, I guess?