Category Archives: Music by Bergman

Music by Bergman: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

It is a little selfish to say this, but I hope that Adam Mcllwee’s bitterness lasts for a long time so that we can carry on enjoying the way he channels it: by making songs. He lets off steam from time to time by releasing albums under the alias Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, but the pain doesn’t go away. He has made a way of life from it since he set up the GOTHBOICLIQUE collective at the beginning of the decade to lay down the foundations of emo-trap, without intending to. It is a movement that goes way beyond the musical: an impressive battalion of kids all around the world have started to understand his pain (and, therefore also to soothe it) thanks to the sorrowful rhymes of WPSE.

Music by Bergman: ASH

Having successfully outlasted their self-described ‘guaranteed real teenagers’ tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, ASH have today announced the release of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash released on 14th February 2020 through BMG and available in limited quantities with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD.

Teenage Wildlife traces the band’s recording career from exuberant debut Jack Names The Planets through to the likes of BuzzKillfrom 2018’s top twenty album Islands whilst also including a brand new offering Darkest Hour Of The Night alongside thirteen Top 40 singles.

Music by Bergman: Tamino

Tamino is a Belgian songwriter of Egyptian descent causing a stir in Europe and the Middle East alike. His luscious dark melodies have drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits and Dave Gahan and drawn the attention of superstar musicians such as Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, who became a fan first, then a collaborator adding bass to Indigo Nights from Tamino’s debut album ‘Amir’, before eventually becoming a member of Tamino’s live band.

Music by Bergman: Jake Clemons

Shortly after the 2011 death of Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band’s longtime saxophonist and Bruce Springsteen’s right-hand man, his nephew, Jake Clemons, was asked to step into the big man’s shoes.

After announcing a world  solo tour that includes US, Ireland, UK, Europe and Canada, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons will perform in Catalonia, to present his new album Eyes On The Horizon. The show will take placetonight, at Bikini in Barcelona.

Music by Bergman: Burna Boy

Nigeria’s Burna Boy who, unlike many of his peers, is a master at not only blending sounds of West Africa, but also incorporating elements of dancehall and hip-hop to create afro-fusion, a sub-genre that he’s found himself the face of. Though he’d been actively working at this meshing since his first mixtape, 2011’s Burn Notice, his work reached new heights with 2018’s Outside.

In the past few years, Afro-fusion singer Burna Boy has gone from Nigerian superstar to international sensation. With the recent release of his fourth studio album, African Giant, the Nigerian singer born Damini Ogulu has delivered a swaggering, electric, and passion-fueled statement that lives up to the towering persona being put forth at its outset.

Music by Bergman: Bambara

Bambara‘s music exists in shadows. Since their early noise-rock sounds on 2010′s Dog Ear Days, the Athens, Georgia band (now based in Brooklyn) have cultivated a dense and ominous form of post-punk. Their latest, Shadow On Everything expands upon that sensibility with songs that bring in a broader range of instrumentation than on any of their previous albums (horn sections, eerie synthetic choirs), which reflects the band’s growth in a more logistical sense: They’ve expanded to a quintet when touring, broadening their capabilities and allowing them to showcase an even more dynamic presence.

Music by Bergman: Requin Chagrin

Requin Chagrin, whose name translated  is Grief Shark, is a French four piece,. Their sound is essentially garage pop, though it’s very intriguing and wrapped in a shoegaze mist but with the appropriate charm of the French touch.

With the band’s second single, “Semaphore”  ot their second album they stay in the lane of garage pop while focusing on a more catchy and blended style. The softer vocals aren’t as emphatic, but they still hit your soul with their precision.