Category Archives: Música

The muses of La Musa: Louise Lemón

Louise Lemón is a Swedish artist classified in the genre «death gospel», with rich reminiscences of the first Fleetwood Mac, bands of the spectrum of The Dead Weather or the darker PJ Harvey, with a deliciously evocative vocal record and a huge personality. It will please all fans of other contemporary female vocalists like Myrkur or Chelsea Wolfe.

Divus Julius presents: Thundercat

Thundercat forms a cornerstone of the Brainfeeder label; he released “Golden Age of Apocalypse” (2011), “Apocalypse” (2013), followed by EP “The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam” featuring the modern classic ‘Them Changes’.  He was later “at the creative epicenter” of the 21st century’s most influential hip-hop album Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly”, where he won a Grammy for his collaboration on the track ‘These Walls’ before releasing his game-changing third album “Drunk” in 2017. In 2018 Thundercat and Flying Lotus composed an original score for an episode of Golden Globe and Emmy award winning TV series “Atlanta” (created and written by Donald Glover).

Thundercat has shared another track from his forthcoming album ‘It Is What It Is’. Titled ‘Dragonball Durag’, it follows up on lead single ‘Black Qualls’ in previewing the full-length, which drops on April 3rd.

 

Favourite Gig: Patrick Watson

Montreal singer-songwriter and pianist Patrick Watson returns to Barcelona seven years after his last visit to present his sixth album, ‘Wave’ (2019). Watson, who has been compared to Jeff Buckley, Devendra Banhard, Andrew Bird or M. Ward, became known after participating in The Cinematic Orchestra’s ‘Ma fleur’ ​​(2007), including his song plus popular, ‘To build a home’. Tonight in concert at Sala Apolo.

Hit of the week: Jonathan Bree ‘Kiss my lips’

On a red hot day for Valentine’s releases, what better way to round things off than with a new tune from the titanic pairing of Tāmaki Makaurau’s Jonathan Bree and Princess Chelsea? The third single from Bree’s forthcoming album After the Curtains Close, Kiss My Lips‘ offers listeners a chocolate box of dreamy melodies, finger-snapping rhythms and lustful wordplay to tuck into, with Princess Chelsea taking centre stage in a lavish black and white stage production for the song’s celebratory accompanying clip, directed by the masked artist himself.

4Ever Songs: Kraftwerk “The Model”

“She’s a model and she’s looking good.” In February 1982, the sophisticated deadpan of Kraftwerk’s Ralf Hütter hovered like a drone over a UK top 10 that included Bucks Fizz and Shakin’ Stevens. “The Model” was originally released on the band’s classic 1978 album The Man Machine, but EMI revived the song as a B-side to “Computer Love.” DJs preferred “The Model”, so the label reissued it as the double A-side and created the first UK number one for an all-German group.

“Das Model” (in its original German version) evolved from a poem the band’s artistic collaborator Emil Schult wrote about the high-fashion models he observed in a Cologne nightclub. Some feminists claim the song objectifies its subject: a woman who only exists for the male gaze, smiling for money. Others defend it as a critique of the consumer society which reduces women to nameless automatons.

Music by Bergman: Twen

The DIY-to-the-core duo Twen have debuted with an album. Awestruck is a time capsule two years in the making and recorded in different locations along the way. Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response harmonies, while frontperson Jane Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitarist Ian Jones’ guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism across the album. Tonight in concert at Heliogàbal.