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SnC 191 – Wed 28 October 2009

Fine tunes from New York, Maidstone (UK), Berlin, Ajaccio and Lille (France), Irpinia (Italy) and Toronto. It’s unseasonably warm on Suffolk this week, despite what Jessie says (having arrived in the UK from Ibiza late last night). Today is, at least, sunny and the colours are getting into gear.Double or nothing – Kirsten Dehaan (NYC, NY, USA) Kirsten DeHaan is a true jack of all musical trades. Not only is she a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist, she promotes her music via her label SirLady Records, does various philanthropic work for American soldiers in the Middle East, and is a big proponent of the New York indie music scene. Her latest offering, a five song EP dubbed Thorns On A Crown is by far her most mature work to date and is set to hit the streets later this summer.A native German/Indianan (her mother emigrated from Germany to Indiana), Kirsten graduated from college in Texas and moved to New York just six weeks before the 9/11 attacks. Having composed music most of her life, DeHaan says she writes based on two tenets: to deliver goose bumps and to question the status quo. Luckily for us, her music succeeds in doing both.www.kirstendehaan.comwww.myspace.com/kirstendehaanIbiza sunset camhttp://tinyurl.com/ko5qxbShiny Blue – Scott Brunger (Maidstone, Kent, UK)"I’m trying to be a folk songwriter, my lyrics are blunt and to the point and I try to display as much emotion in my songs as possible. I write about my life."Scott Brunger – Acoustic Guitar/VocalsJay Brunger – Bass and Backing VocalsPaul Jobson – DrumsTony Brunger – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals.www.myspace.com/scottbrungerWake up Ringtone – Shardik’s Walkman (Berlin, Germany)More Music from Shardik’s Walkman at Indiestore and Last.fmwww.jamendo.com/en/artist/Momo_(4)Bad Tuning – BertycoX (Ajaccio, France)Bertycox est né le 15 fevrier 1978, il vient donc de déplorer ses 31 ans .. 
aimant les activités dangeureuses , il le paya de son apparance , maintenant presque totalement robotisé seul son coeur demeure une pièce d’origine . 
la musique est évidemment son mode d’expression et sa passion.Painfully little information on Jamendo but some very enthusiastic reviews of his numerous Jamendo releaseswww.akamusic.com/BertycoXwww.jamendo.com/en/artist/bertycoxBe Bop, I gotta get away from you – Ray Guntrip and Tina May (UK)From their excellent Out of the Blue album on Jamendo.Out of the blue is the debut CD of a prolific but, until now, little-known British jazz composer. Well-established on the local jazz scene in his native Kent, Ray Guntrip has more than two hundred compositions to his name. Out of the Blue features the cream of his tunes played by some of the UK’s leading musicians. The enthusiastic involvement of two influential figures on the music scene in bringing Ray’s work to a wider audience is itself a testimony to the quality of the music it celebrates.
The catalyst for the project was Gary Barnacle, sometime tenor-sax player with Tina Turner and Level 42, as well as a host of big-name bands from Jamiroquai to David Bowie, the Clash and Phil Collins. He was prompted to suggest a recording project after playing a number of gigs with Ray’s band, Green Machine. Gary also spotted an additional, and for Ray, unexplored potential: the addition of lyrics.
An inspired recommendation brought Ray together with Tina May, a vocalist with an international reputation, whose recent projects with the legendary pianist Ray Bryant and Bobby Watson, showcased her skills as both world-class lyricist and singer. Impressed with the strength of Ray’s compositions, Tina added words that give an added dimension to the widely contrasting moods of eighteen of his tunes, nine of which are on this CD, from the tongue-twisting Be-Bop – I Gotta Get Away From You! to the rocking He’s Mr Twister and anarchic intensity of Demons Dancing.http://rayguntripmusic.comwww.jamendo.com/en/album/34700Them never loves the flowers – Jambassa (Irpinia, Italy)From the album The roots and the flowers on A Quiet Bump"Two platinums vinyls, a mixer, a microphone, the EPS and Atari, the whole coupled with effects a such digital delay generated the bases of the exploration of Dub-Roots made in Irpinia. The first Dub tests under the name of Jambassa take life in the year 2000.Since then research of the ideal “flow” never stopped, as well through the scenic experiments into live, year studio with a work of production where still while passing by collaborations with musical groups, crew and artists of various musical horizons .Jambassa proposes a dj-set dub roots between the analogical one and digital, while dubbant into live the selections of their clean production accompanied by a skilful dj to the microphone, which makes it possible their live to be a true performance shared with a conquered public."So now you know!www.aquietbump.com/jambassa.htmlwww.myspace.com/jambassaAll over the world – Lola Dutronic (Germany / Toronto)The last knockings of Mediterranean summer are encapsulated in Lola Dutronic’s latest double A-side single."We divide our time between Berlin and Toronto. We’ve put out three albums so far: The World Of Lola Dutronic, the Grammy Award nominated The Love Parade and our newest album, Lola Dutronic In Berlin. We’ve also appeared on several compilation albums and repackages in Asia and Europe."Available on iTunes and on CDBaby at:http://cdbaby.com/cd/ldutronicwww.myspace.com/loladutronicWe are going to electrofunk your ass – Eclectec (Lille, France) JamendoI just lovce the sheer exuberant energy in this track. It is from their album Komiks Musik released just this August.klemaouche: chant • latino prez: guitare • maximax: platines • rhum arisk: batterie • stouffi the stouves: chant • fudd:So many great influences in here with some gorgeous sounds and huge energy – check their video here or at http://tinyurl.com/yhq4bkl

we are going to eclecfunk your ass
by maxdreadwww.myspace.com/eclectekofficielwww.jamendo.com/fr/artist/eclectek

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