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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Walk the Line

I'm now in Malta. Another brief visit for the usual reasons. I'm sure I'll find time to blog a little about that from time to time over the next couple of weeks, so there's no real need to say much else just yet about any of that.

I wanted to make sure to produce the 157th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast earlier this week to release during the weekend. All went well except that I got caught up in cleaning the almost crippled laptop I'll be working on over the next couple of weeks and then forgot what day it was as I prepared to attend a wedding.

This week's podcast opens with Sky Mines, the debut release from a new band called Droned. Next up is Muxu's follow-up to last years smash hit Beat My Drum. The new single is called Drop It (Say No No No). These two tracks epitomize the solid state of Malta's alternative pop scene.

Moving swiftly on, the rest of this week's podcast dwells on more Maltese electronica. Christopher Buhagiar and Karl Baldacchino team up to record as Corrupted Minds. From the various tracks they're released via MySpace, I've selected Why Be Normal. The sound of this electronica duo prepares your ears well for the unusual aural soundscapes of Mark Axiaq. This Maltese guitarist has Australian and Norgwegian connections. I'll be exploring these in an upcoming edition of the MMI podcast, but for today you can get acquainted with him through the track Sleeplessness.

I am now planning a two-week break from producing new episodes for the Mużika Mod Ieħor series. However, during this brief hiatus I'm planning to re-release several podcasts from the MMI archive. I will be revealing more about this in the coming days.

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. If you have no idea what any of this means, just click here.

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