Julian Lennon Picks

rachelmargaretRachel Margaret has been influenced by the sounds of Tracey Thorn, Morrissey and Elizabeth Fraser.  Her sound floats within the Indie Pop and Chill Out flavors with passionate vocals, dreamy synths and hyper-hooky guitars.

Her debut EP released in July 2007 is "Buena Vista Park" which has gained global attention.  The single 'Prisoner' won the Sirius Fan Choice Award out of 6000 songs and held the top six spot in the popular vote.

She is currently working on her follow-up album, "Temporary Sanity" due to hit in January 2009 and we will be ready to share that with you as soon as Rachel shares it with us.

karmacoda2Karmacoda are back to share with us a special world premiere sneak peek of the new "Karmacoda Live EP".  This weekly pick is "Front of my Room" and it features the same comfortable and warm tones as the original release, but this time B, Heather, Rafael and Brian take us on stage with them.

thom_yorkeYes it is true "The Eraser" debuted back in 2006 by Thom Yorke, as his debut solo album.  He later said it wasn't a solo album because Radiohead was not breaking up.  So it doesn't mean you can't go back to something that was ahead of it's time.  Revisiting this release the music industry has still not caught up to Thom.

'The Eraser' was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize (2007) and for a Grammy - Best Alternative Music Album.  Critically the reception for this album was favorable, and most of those writers are still trying to play catch up or most likely dogging something else, because when you don't understand something it is natural to turn your nose up rather than admit you don't get it.

franklinThis week we share with you Franklin who takes us "Into The Dark" the new single off the new release "Lost House" on Wool Recordings.  A great soft and minimalist piece with relaxing and surreal vocals.

fragilestateFragile State - Voices From The Dustbowl was released on Bar De Lune way back in March of 2004, but in October of 2007 they released a remix and classics compilation that featured several tracks off the album.

Who are Fragile State you may ask?   They are born out of a long friendship through a mutual friend and hail from Britain.  Neil Cowley and Ben Mynott

The Facts And The Dreams" is an inspired fusion of downtempo grooves, sweeping orchestral bliss, deep soul and jazz from Fragile State, aka Neil Cowley and Ben Mynott.

Neil Cowley is an experienced musician whose keyboard skills has seen him tour extensively with Zero 7 amongst others and his production credits include East West Connection and Freil on San Francisco's Naked Music.

Ben Mynott is a highly respected music journalist and has a monthly jazz/house column in B&S magazine. Ben has compiled two albums for Jazz Fm (Spirit Of The Street Pt's 1 & 2), the nu*phusion album on Quiet Riot, and has a new series of soulful & sexy house compilations called Nu De Lune for Bar De Lune.

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