This is a special edition of my Music Wednesday series that focuses on Eddie Van Halen who passed away yesterday. Van Halen was a big part of my teen years. I’ve dropped the stoner in me, but I still wear mostly black. And Van Halen was my very first concert. The concert took place near my home at the Fresno Selland Arena, September 1982.
A short 23-minute set with five creative women coming from Scotland, Colombia, Australia, Wales and Canada. Enjoy the mix.
Kathryn Joseph is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. Her debut album Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled won the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year Award. Track below is Tell My Lover. Apple Music | Spotify | YouTube | Amazon Music | Pandora
Pitchfork writes of Lucrecia Dalt, “As though channeling supernatural energies, the Colombian experimental musician uses eerie electronics and vocal treatments to imbue unsettling world-building with a mystical sort of grace.” Track below is Disuelta. Apple Music | Spotify | YouTube | Amazon Music | Pandora
Kelly Lee Owens is a Welsh electronic musician and producer. She released her self-titled first album in 2017 to critical praise, and her follow-up album Inner Song was released in August 2020 Track below is On. Apple Music | Spotify | YouTube | Amazon Music | Pandora
Emily Barker is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and composer. Her music has featured as the theme to BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line. With multi-instrumental trio the Red Clay Halo, she has recorded four albums. Track below is Where Have the Sparrows Gone? Apple Music | Spotify | YouTube | Amazon Music | Pandora
Dana Gavanski is a Canadian singer-songwriter, of Serbian descent, resident in London. Her first record was released in 2017 and she is currently signed to Full Time Hobby in the UK, Ba Da Bing Records in the USA and Flemish Eye in her native Canada. Track below is Trouble. Apple Music | Spotify | YouTube | Amazon Music | Pandora
Note: biographical information gathered from Wikipedia.
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Five new tracks for you musical enjoyment. We start with multidisciplinary artist and pianist Duval Timothy, who splits his time between England (where he was born) and Sierra Leone. Followed by London-based Another Sky who draws influence from a favorite of mine–Talk Talk. French-Canadian electronic musician Marie Davidson joined by L’Œil Nu on this new release. Rival Consoles is the stage name of Ryan Lee West, an English electronic musician released on a favorite label of mine–Erased Tapes. We conclude with Vivian Kuczynski, a Brasil-based indie musician.
In the set this week, we begin with 28-minutes of ambient sounds from This Will Destroy You followed by Robert Rich. From there we ease into a meditation from Finnish-born sound artist Cucina Povera followed by song-based tracks from Blake Mills and Mark Lanegan. The set concludes with new music from Sonic Boom.
I have so much music in my “new music” queue that I haven’t had the time to give everything a good solid listen. So this time you get 57-minutes of music covered over nine tracks. It’s a broad stroke of sounds, so have some patience if it doesn’t all reach your musical interests.
Each track has a unique link for a variety of streaming services. And if you use Apple Music, I created it as a playlist.