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The muses of La Musa: Maria Chiara Argirò

Maria Chiara Argirò has been quietly weaving her way around the UK jazz, classical and electronic worlds since she moved to London from Rome 11 years ago. A pianist from the age of nine and a key player in the capital’s multi-national jazz scene, she’s lent her skills to indie band These New Puritans, lush jazz troupe Kinkajous and, more recently, collaborations with Jamie Leeming – their 2020 album Flow was nominated for one of the albums of the year in the Jazz Revelations Awards.

But with her new album, Forest City, she finds a glistening thread between these movements: it marks her out as an exciting rising electronic artist, where jazz meets Kelly Lee Owens, Jon Hopkins and Radiohead. It’s a concept record, about the “duality of nature and city”, and where organic sounds and textures seem to flow above the urban sprawl. 

Music by Bergman: Wesley Gonzalez

Wesley Gonzalez, DIY indie punk’s enfant terrible – who made a name for himself at an early age as the petulant frontman and creative force behind guitar-shredding band Let’s Wrestle. Last year he released his second album Appalling Human.

Ironically a more accomplished record than his 2017 debut Excellent Musician, here Gonzalez makes full use of a lithe band armed with an orgy of high-end synthesizers, all mixed for the dancefloor by James Greenwood (Ghost Culture, Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens). Both its sound and emotional clout are huge.

Following the release of last year’s album ‘Appalling Human’Wesley Gonzalez is now sharing his charming brand new single ‘Change Your Circumstance’. It was originally recorded during the last session for my 2020 album ‘Appalling Human’

Ville à Dômat #202: ‘Le Planète Interdit’

Any nou, nova música. Encetem aquest 2018, com si no, amb les novetats musicals més actuals del panorama indie. Divus Julius Bonasera estrena el més nou de The Vaccines, Portugal. The Man, RY X, MGMT o Franz Ferdinand. Presentem el disc de debut dels sorprenent duo londinenc Tender.  A més, descobrim a nous artistes com Phoebe Bridgers, Loyle Carner, Pale Waves, Niia, Kelly Lee Owens o Half Waif. Tota la info sobre les últimes confirmacions del Low Festival i el Coachella.
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Ville à Dômat: Le Planète Interdit

Primavera Club 2016

Entre el grapat de prometedors noms que proposa el festival, sobresurt el post rock de Minor Victories, supergrup format per components de Mogwai, Slowdive i Editors, el pop ple de referències clàssiques de Whitney, el rock ballable d’Operators, projecte de Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs), i l’electrònica pop dels americans Porches autors d’un dels discs més destacats d’aquest any.

Més noms internacionals: la britànica Kelly Lee Owens, l’australià Alex Cameron i el projecte del canadenc Tommy Baxton-Beesley sota l’àlies River Tiber, l’emotiu cançoner de la jove londinenca Anna B Savage, el danès Søren Juul (abans conegut per l’àlies Indians) o l’escocès C Duncan, que barreja en les seves cançons influències clàssiques i electrònica.  Del divendres 21 al diumenge 23 d’octubre.