Pop Column: News from Warpaint, Pink Mountaintops, Waldeck and C Duncan – Culture

if it was picture– A newspaper hasn’t noticed anything most others know, she likes to write about “secret” machinations (X’s secret marriage, Y’s secret changing of clubs). The equivalent here would be a hymn to “Inside Advice.” C Duncan: The soft Scottish bobber is a real find. But maybe only in this column, and everyone already knows it. After all, the guy has already released three albums, and his songs are used in English TV series and in general.

His fourth new album is titled “Alluvium” (Bella Union), and frankly, it’s pretty cool. Pop songs like soap bubbles, gently glimmering in the face of light, melodies drawn as if with paint cans by Brian Wilson and Bert Bacharach. Duncan breathes 14 great songs, taking you on a short ride through the clouds as Scott Walker and Rufus Wainwright wave from below. By the way: Duncan scored this small and big wonder on his own. Only in the wedding song does he host classical musicians: his parents. Isn’t that impressive? Isn’t that nice?

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How about the word “cute”? Can you call the music fun? Or are you inadvertently insulting them for being inferior, complacent, and backward? Klaus Vienna valdick He’s been making super fun music (without his first name) for 30 years, which means in a totally positive way here. In the early nineties he moved to live there Crowder and Dorfmeister– Blurry circle (yes, there’s also always a nice question). He later established his own brand Dope Noir and released albums from different bands and projects such as Waldeck Sextet, Soul Goodman and Saint Privat – all of which he himself was behind. Fun RPG between Lost, Electric Swing, and Chanson. Between the tinkering of the computer and the easy listening of jazz is lovingly played directly. It is not Mr. Waldeck’s fault that this kind of music has meanwhile found its way into advertising. It just creates a certain sense of well-being. what’s wrong with that? Marking the twentieth birthday of his label, the multi-man has now put together a retrospective: 32 tracks on a double album. Sometimes he dances, sometimes he leans back, in the perfect dose between melancholy and happiness. Can you run it exactly like this? In a word: cute.

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The four musicians from war plate It’s been celebrated for years for its psychedelic pop art, which is always exciting but can be a little stressful at times. On their fourth album, “Radiate Like This” (Virgin), they are now limiting experiments. Perhaps they trust their songs more. Hardly any percussion hack, and hardly any orgy echo, the instruments leave plenty of room. There is often a faint cadence to which the sounds hover as if they are looking for something to hold on to. But they don’t need it at all. Everything is intact, soft and gentle as feather grass in the spring wind. British magazine mojo Speaking of a “pessimistic victory,” one fan of the band wrote on YouTube under the video for their new single “Champion,” “Beautiful return to a quiet boarding house.” Nice return to a quiet indoor home. This is very good.

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Is it in fact for many people that they often read the accompanying texts of the exhibition with great excitement, but then are so disillusioned with the art? Sometimes the anticipatory images in your head are more interesting than the real images on the wall. Canadian indie rock band pink mountain peaks He compiled a small list of influencers that will make up their new album “Peacock Pools” (ATO Records): “Cultural Artifacts, David Cronenberg’s Science Fiction Works, Early home countryJohn Carpenter’s albums and films, as well as a 1991 essay by feminist Camille Paglia on the cult of bodybuilding. “Wow, give it to me! But the show, oops, the album takes a different approach—late ’80s indie pop, a bit stone roses And that kind of British suburban romance that Doc Martens spontaneously grows at your feet. But that doesn’t matter, it’s still good and makes some nice tunes. After all, there’s very little to early Pink Floyd if you listen very carefully. And these bodybuilding treatises come last – the song is called “Muscle” for simplicity.

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