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Rainbow

Saturday, September 13th, 2014


Show notes for the 393rd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

AnidrocBeyond

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWs5Ai2tOJ4

Ħolma Qattusa ma’ Kukkanja – L-Għabex u l-Għaliex

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IAQioKgsdU

Cheryl Balzan & Chris Tanti – Calling Out My Name
Cheryl Balzan & Chris Tanti are something of an enigma to me. They started recording as Sensitive Skin a couple of years ago, but switched to their individual names for their subsequent releases. They’ve produced lovely work, mainly in collaboration with Peter Borg, but I am a little surprised that this rather good new song of theirs doesn’t come with a music video. Perhaps there’s one in the making. I honestly don’t know.

Mind’s Eye DubDub Night One
David Magro, who’s Minds Eye Dub continues to delight after almost three decades of musical activity, has just released an album called Five Nights of Dub. It’s a tight little collection of ten tracks where every other offering is a version of each of the five dub nights. Lovely little concept really but ultimately it’s the music that you’ll enjoy here.

The Violent VioletsEat Majesty
Poised to release their debut album Tame on 25 October 2014, this new post-punk (or is that post-rock?) band from Malta are circulating this track from it. It’s likely that I’ll get to see them live at the British Legion in Valletta when they do this, so you can rest assured that there will be another track from the album featured on this podcast once it’s out.

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.

The Chamber

Saturday, September 6th, 2014


Show notes for the 392nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Plato’s Dream MachineTemenza

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr6NNE-ODzU

Lyndsay PaceRegent Street
The official music video for this collaboration by Lyndsay Pace with Jon Lukas Woodenman will be released on 16 September during the TV show Indigo, on One TV. Once it appears online you’ll also be able to view it here.

SkambomamboCool Ska

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2sOBKXZQnE

Forty Days To RainStrings Left To Fray
Brandon Jackson returns to the scene following the demise of Eve Ransom with a new band. True to form, as ever, this is quite a bold debut for a new band on the local scene. I’m sure fans will love it and new listeners will discover the solid qualities that have endeared the essential elements of this band to others before.

PhobicsHey! (live)
New band of young Maltese musicians offering a very formidable sound. I really like this song and the band and I hope to hear more from them over the coming years. I picked this from a couple of songs they’ve uploaded to Soundcloud. That online music service is really a treasure trove for this sort of thing.

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.

Futurology

Saturday, August 30th, 2014


Show notes for the 391st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

MonroeHunt You Down

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBpSpPgDPC4

Claudia FanielloOne Fine Day

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

Milk MiBigger

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDQ0-dsvDqU

MeliteskPerpetual Slumber
Progressive bands from Malta always tickle my fancy. This one is made up of multi-insturmentalist Andrea Sacco Baldacchino Cascun, pianist Claudio Teuma Castelletti, and singer Andrew Abela. This is their debut release, and it’s a good offering too. But for a band with such a great name (and sound) I’d have expected a better name for the song. Please don’t let this throw-away comment of mine put you off giving the song a well-deserved listen. I like it.

AquariusMediterran
Aquarius is a legendary Maltese band from the 1970s, best know as Renato’s backing band, even if Joe Mallia and Martin Jenkins were also singers with the band. Keyboard Godwin Cachia, bassist Lawrence Magrin, and drummer Charles Cortis were the group’s musical heart and soul, which is fairly evident from this track written by Alfred C Sant, originally released as a 45 rpm single on vinyl.

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.

Cold As Ice

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014


Show notes for the 390th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

NVLeave Me Alone

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9oTEW7Blns

Kurt CallejaVertigo

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BX5obzCYs

Manwel TLive Good
Glad to see Manwel T return to form delivering new material. It’s always a pleasure to include his work on the MMI podcast, especially when it’s this sort of thing. I have a feeling that we’re in for more over the coming months. You can rest assure that you’ll hear it here again, if that’s the case.

ExplicitRunning Away

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReM13yGVyKE

The VoyageThe Love You Never Took

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx4Rkjq4-9A

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.

Layla

Saturday, August 16th, 2014


Show notes for the 389th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Cryptic StreetKull Lejla
I’m honestly very thrilled by this new demo track from Maltese all-girl group Cryptic Street. They’ve managed to do something that (to my knowledge) no other band like theirs has ever done. I believe that this is the first ever Maltese-language rock song from an all-girl combo…and it’s utterly delightful! Lyrics are from a poem by Beverly Agius. Do I really need to say this now: can we have some more songs like this please?

Amelia HopeStory of My Life

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8XyJdAceEY

Joe RoscoeThe Big Move

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NqVXpgsLno

The CrownsSomeone Else

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

Banda San Mikiel ŻabbarMoodswing
I’ve been wanting to play a bona fide Maltese band march on my podcast for quite some time. Yes, I’ve played KażinSka and Lejla Maltija (not to mention Xtruppaw’s Innu ta’ San Ċipress) but I believe that this is the very first time I’m featuring an actual Maltese village band. It comes to you courtesy of a march composed by Ruth Abela, who has appeared as clarinettist (with Brikkuni), saxophonist (with Zizza Ensemble and The I-Skandal), as well singer-songwriter (with TroffaĦamra y los Mechones) on previous editions of this series. Enjoy!

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.

Two Tribes (re-issue)

Sunday, August 10th, 2014


Show notes for the 382nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta (re-issued to address iTunes omission):

Amelia HopePerplex City
I don’t know why I thought this song had a promotional video. I say it does on the podcast, but it obviously doesn’t…otherwise I would simply have linked to it here. In any case, I’m rather pleased to open this week’s podcast with something that bears Sam Hayman’s fingerprints. He produced, orchestrated, mixed and mastered this song. If the rest of Amelia’s upcoming EP sounds anything like this track, then I’ll really be looking out for it.

Floren SultanaFavourite Waste of Time

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SE5FkU_mdM

Scarlet SallyBack to the Start

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKr-DXxwEQk

Sophie DeBattistaSo Damn Perfect

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

Davinia Pace
Collaborating once again with the mighty Muxu, Davinia returns with a song that benefits greatly from Carlo Gerada’s musical stylings. Although this is the radio edit of the song, I’d say that any version of this track is rather radio friendly. I’m seriously waiting for the day when Muxu strikes in big on the international scene beyond Junior Eurovision…that’s just a way for him to get noticed in the right places, I think.

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.


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