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Show notes for the 391st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

MonroeHunt You Down

Claudia FanielloOne Fine Day

Milk MiBigger

MeliteskPerpetual Slumber
Progressive bands from Malta always tickle my fancy. This one is made up of multi-insturmentalist Andrea Sacco Baldacchino Cascun, pianist Claudio Teuma Castelletti, and singer Andrew Abela. This is their debut release, and it’s a good offering too. But for a band with such a great name (and sound) I’d have expected a better name for the song. Please don’t let this throw-away comment of mine put you off giving the song a well-deserved listen. I like it.

AquariusMediterran
Aquarius is a legendary Maltese band from the 1970s, best know as Renato’s backing band, even if Joe Mallia and Martin Jenkins were also singers with the band. Keyboard Godwin Cachia, bassist Lawrence Magrin, and drummer Charles Cortis were the group’s musical heart and soul, which is fairly evident from this track written by Alfred C Sant, originally released as a 45 rpm single on vinyl.

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Cold As Ice


Show notes for the 390th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

NVLeave Me Alone

Kurt CallejaVertigo

Manwel TLive Good
Glad to see Manwel T return to form delivering new material. It’s always a pleasure to include his work on the MMI podcast, especially when it’s this sort of thing. I have a feeling that we’re in for more over the coming months. You can rest assure that you’ll hear it here again, if that’s the case.

ExplicitRunning Away

The VoyageThe Love You Never Took

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Layla


Show notes for the 389th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Cryptic StreetKull Lejla
I’m honestly very thrilled by this new demo track from Maltese all-girl group Cryptic Street. They’ve managed to do something that (to my knowledge) no other band like theirs has ever done. I believe that this is the first ever Maltese-language rock song from an all-girl combo…and it’s utterly delightful! Lyrics are from a poem by Beverly Agius. Do I really need to say this now: can we have some more songs like this please?

Amelia HopeStory of My Life

Joe RoscoeThe Big Move

The CrownsSomeone Else

Banda San Mikiel ŻabbarMoodswing
I’ve been wanting to play a bona fide Maltese band march on my podcast for quite some time. Yes, I’ve played KażinSka and Lejla Maltija (not to mention Xtruppaw’s Innu ta’ San Ċipress) but I believe that this is the very first time I’m featuring an actual Maltese village band. It comes to you courtesy of a march composed by Ruth Abela, who has appeared as clarinettist (with Brikkuni), saxophonist (with Zizza Ensemble and The I-Skandal), as well singer-songwriter (with TroffaĦamra y los Mechones) on previous editions of this series. Enjoy!

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Two Tribes (re-issue)


Show notes for the 382nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta (re-issued to address iTunes omission):

Amelia HopePerplex City
I don’t know why I thought this song had a promotional video. I say it does on the podcast, but it obviously doesn’t…otherwise I would simply have linked to it here. In any case, I’m rather pleased to open this week’s podcast with something that bears Sam Hayman’s fingerprints. He produced, orchestrated, mixed and mastered this song. If the rest of Amelia’s upcoming EP sounds anything like this track, then I’ll really be looking out for it.

Floren SultanaFavourite Waste of Time

Scarlet SallyBack to the Start

Sophie DeBattistaSo Damn Perfect

Davinia Pace
Collaborating once again with the mighty Muxu, Davinia returns with a song that benefits greatly from Carlo Gerada’s musical stylings. Although this is the radio edit of the song, I’d say that any version of this track is rather radio friendly. I’m seriously waiting for the day when Muxu strikes in big on the international scene beyond Junior Eurovision…that’s just a way for him to get noticed in the right places, I think.

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Come To


Show notes for the 388th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Red ElectrickShake

Ira LoscoShouldn’t Have To Bother

The New VictoriansDustpile

Clinton PaulStronger

Robert FarrugiaLulju
It’s a joy to include this type of music from Malta from time to time. Robert Farrugia is one of the more prolific exponents, who has been featured on previous editions of this series. I’m particularly drawn to this one as July is now gone and will only return next year. I already have a longing for it…and in my case I hope it’ll bring better things next year.

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Sledgehammer


Show notes for the 387th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Gianluca BezzinaPicture

Maxine PaceFed Up

CushionSkipping Stone

They Come in TwosThrough the Trenches into the Light
The Gozitan post-rock duo made up of Christian Farrugia (ex-Saving Alexis) and Paul Formosa (Ascendor) returns after their debut release Static Made Me This Way from the 22nd of March 2014. This one was released on the 22nd of July. I wonder what’s next from them.

ChinaTake Me to the Beach

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Forget


Show notes for the 386th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Freddie CallsIn My Eyes

Kylie ColeiroSomeday Soon
Carlo Gerada have turned their attention to Kylie Coleiro in a way not too dissimilar from their recent collaboration on Davina Pace’s Ouch. To my ears this is a slightly better offering and possibly one that can turn around Kylie’s presence on the local pop scene, which to date has been rather lackluster.

Francesca GaleaDoralice (live at Malta Jazz Festival 2010)

Juno and the WolfWhy So Suicide?
This band has been around for well over a year and they’ve finally released their debut recording. This is it. It probably captures their live sound rather faithfully, but for this type of music I think they would benefit greatly from a skilled studio producer who can really make the retro psychedelic overtones shine in ways they did over 40 years ago. Anyway, I think that things can only get better for this band.

Sempliċiment tat-TriqIl-Paragun

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Become


Show notes for the 385th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Lejla MaltijaJum il-Festa
Mario Cordina’s Lejla Maltija has already been featured on a previous edition of the MMI podcast. I thought it was appropriate to open this week’s podcast with this track as we’re now deep into festa season in Malta and it’s a rather delightful song. While perhaps not as biting as Xtruppaw’s L-Innu ta’ San Ċipress, this song still manages to capture some of the essential qualities of this very traditional Maltese summer activity.

Funk InitiativeHouse of Cards
Gianluca Bezzina was a relatively unknown singer when Funk Initiative started appearing on the MMI podcast a few years ago. His personal success, most notably breaking the UK top 10 chart a couple of years ago, has undoubtedly played a significant part in their being selected as a local act to appear on this year’s Isle of MTV filmed in Floriana just a few days ago. This is not the best song I’ve heard from them, but it’s decent enough to remind me that they’re a band that deserve more attention (at least locally) than they’ve enjoyed to date.

Kurt AquilinaFusi-o-matic
This 19-year-old guitarist represented Malta at the recent Eurovision Young Musicians Contest. I’ve been listening to his playing online for about 4 years now and I knew he was on his way to a good career as a guitarist. Last Christmas we featured his rendition of one of the popular traditional carols. I wonder what he has up his sleeve next.

A Day Too LateCall Me
I remember brothers Toni and Michael Curmi as teenagers almost 30 years ago playing in a metal band called Passion Blade. They’ve been through many experiences since then but it’s really good to see them back with this new band. The sound is mature, as are they, but it should appeal to a broad range of rock fans.

nosnow/noalpsBlack Panther

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. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


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