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Mirror Man

Saturday, February 21st, 2015


Show notes for the 408th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Carrie HaberSatellite
Carrie Haber has gone from strength to strength over the past several years. It’s fairly clear to anyone who has followed her career closely over time (as have the regular listeners of the MMI podcast) that this latest offering demonstrates a notable development in studio production, taking it to a level of sophistication that certainly makes the work of this Malta-born singer-songwriter sound less ordinary than it ever has.

Ira LoscoDead or Alive

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MXwQ6Md41A

Lucy’s LastThe Otherside

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwU1d8I1PQs

Purple HazeMemories of June
Here’s a song with a fairly elaborate story that I’m now involved in capturing on the M3P database. I am sure that there are many other songs with similarly interesting stories from the Maltese music scene. Not all songs fall within this category, of course, but the ones that do make things a little more special.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.

Nasty

Saturday, February 14th, 2015


Show notes for the 407th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Stefan GaleaEscape

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcL362MPwJs

Robert G + Duncan AgiusNo More
Robert Galea has teamed up with Duncan Agius for this new song. We’ve heard from him before on this podcast, but I think that Duncan has not appeared on an earlier episode in the series. This song sounds familiar but I’d never heard it before now. I think it should be fairly palatable to many popular music fans and I expect it should receive some decent radio airplay in Malta over the coming weeks.

Alex AldenLadybird

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=udlQvehXyAg

Dean MuscatFable

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFsu8DpG9Cw

CygnaIx-Xitan Kunjomu Malti

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3BdA17hOUM

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.

Plan

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Show notes for the 406th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Chris & MoiraBeautiful World

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChCVEa7x8vw

Kersten GrahamClose to Home

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFrk-XPSHCM

ColourblindTimbru
This year’s edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu has come closer to home in terms of my work. This is because as artistic director at the Centre for Creativity at St James Cavalier, I’m involved in cooproducing the event with an eye on its longevity into the future. I am always fascinated by songs that don’t manage to make it to the list finalist for any contest. This is one of them and I must say that I am mighty pleased that Colourblind have produced a song in Maltese. I really hope that they’re willing to write and record other songs in Maltese, in spite of the fact that this particular song didn’t make through to the final selection round.

DJ Pioneer & TJ feat. Dana McKeonCircles
This came out a few months ago but for some reason escaped my attention before the new year. It’s good to see Dana McKeon explore new territory through new collaborations, while doing what she does best.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.

Everybody Knows

Saturday, January 24th, 2015


Show notes for the 405th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

For Strings InnTangerine Rock

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=v370PJelzJg

Walrus and the CarpenterOld Soul’s Eyes
We’ve had this Australian band on the MMI podcast at least another time previous, but this is the title track from their debut album, which was released just a few weeks ago, before the end of 2014. The Malta connection remains through frontman Matthew Engerer, of course.

AnidrocAre You Kidding

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP7AxgJpc-w

MikaelaI’m Never Around Me

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4wXeDtI_SU

MicrolithUntiteld 15 135
Another one of those hardly known electronic gems from Malta you find online from time to time. This is a new one for me, and it goes without saying that I’d be including it on an MMI podcast sooner or later. Before Maltese hip-hop became my favourite genre from the country, this sort of electronica stuff was up there too.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.

Shake the Ghost

Saturday, January 17th, 2015


Show notes for the 404th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

nosnow/noalpsDisappear

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBewWtYSks8

ChessBattles

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkEeqnSR68Y

Raquel Galdes – Stop Haunting Me

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSogKb7Om-A

Kassette feat Eli Orca – Ty
I almost missed this band (if that’s what they are) but managed to finally include them on the MMI podcast.

Manwel TBombastic Ska
Malta’s king of reggae is back with a new track. Good stuff!

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.

I’m Alive

Saturday, December 20th, 2014


Show notes for the 402nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Winter MoodsEverlasting

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kaPO4IV41c

Red ElectrickYoung Again

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykUqWYbhvHE

Clifford BorgComplete
It was a pleasant surprise to run into pianist Clifford Borg one evening a few weeks ago during a screening of Bjork’s Biophilia concert from London at the St James Cavalier Cinema in Valletta. He reminded me to play something from his new album Cross-Origin, which I do gladly. This musician has a special place in M3P history since he was among the musicians who played live at the M3P Foundation’s inauguration back in 2010. Anyway, the track you can hear here is the first one off this album, and it features the voices of Miriam Christine and Qusai Zureikat. The album makes a great Christmas present (if that’s your sort of thing!) and is surely recommended listening to any MMI podcast subscriber.

EthnamorteLa Courtisanne Macabrabelle
A few weeks ago while in London I stopped by an exhibition at Somerset House and there met guitarist Malcolm Callus. This was the first time we had ever met in person as we’ve only ever exchanged emails and other internet messages over the years. Among other things, he told me about the most recent recordings by his band Ethnamorte, which I’m hoping to see perform live in 2015. Meanwhile, here is an excerpt from one of these recent recordings.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page or on MySpace. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


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