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Diamonds

Show notes for the 399th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Cinnamon WarShadows
This is their follow-up to the The Brightest Light, which I also featured on an edition of the podcast not too long ago. At this rate this band should be making quite a splash on the local music scene within the coming months. Perhaps 2015 is the year when enough people will know about them to start mentioning them along with other popular bands from and in Malta.

Maria LewisAn Angel

KristenI Must Go
I like much of what Muxu creates and this song for Kristen Camilleri is no exception. It’s produced by Carlo Gerada and has Kristen singing in a style that’s new to her, as far as I’m concerned. Still a pleasant pop song, showcasing the good qualities each of the three collaborators possesses. I’m sure something else that’s even better is around the corner for each of them, possibly even separately.

TroffaĦamra y Dos Mechones

Robert FarrugiaLetarġija
Another track from the haunting album Pawża – Stennija, which to my mind is one of the most under-rated Maltese releases of 2014. It may be true to say that this type of music is an acquired taste, but I think that it grows on you very quickly and quite easily if you let it. I like it. Did I already say that?

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.


Surfacing


Show notes for the 398th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

BroduIċ-Ċimiterju

Mistura Issa Tard Wisq
It’s been a long time coming: Mistura have finally released their debut album featuring their unique brand of Maltese-language songs. It’s called U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur, which roughly translates to And the World Keeps On Turning. I think that’s a rather charming and fitting name for this album. The 16-track CD was officially launched a couple of week’s ago during Michael Bugeja’s radio show Rockna. I’ve featured a number of these songs on my podcast Here’s an album sampler:

nosnow/noalpsSomethin’ Like That

Vinny Vella Jr.Everything Will Pass
A few days ago I attended the launch party for the CD album Another Way by Vinny Vella Jr. It was quite a gathering of musicians, and most of the tracks on the album were played live, for the most part by the same musicians featured on the recordings. The album is a blend of some of Vinny’s favourite songs (including two by his long-time idol Stevie Wonder) and several original compositions. I’ve picked one of the originals, which particularly struck me for a number of reasons. This song features singer Andreana DeBattista, who is one of guest four singers on the album, along with Nadine Axisa, Glen Vella and Francesca Galea.

Tricia Dawn WilliamsThe Forbidden

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.


Louder Than Words


Show notes for the 397th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Kurt Aquilina feat. Gino MicallefStep Closer
It’s refreshing to hear this sort of thing from time to time. I’m also glad it’s coming from Maltese musicians spanning two generations. I wonder whether it’s actually just a one-off or the beginning of a more elaborate collaboration. Only time will tell, of course.

Jim HickeyJust to Find

FootprintsEchoes of Praise
Ever since Salt stopped performing, this Christian rock band from Malta became the de facto leading act in the genre within its many followers in the country. The band is now working on its second album, which is due out in early 2015. This is the first track from it.

Rachel FabriA Little More Time
I’m really pleased to be able to include the voice of this singer on the MMI podcast. I have fond memories of her work with Sixth Simfoni during early editions of the series, just as hip-hop was becoming a dominant genre in the local scene. Then she left for the UK where she did some interesting work, after which I somehow lost track of her. Clearly, I should pay more attention. I’m sure you will too once you hear this song, if it’s the sort of thing you like.

IzzyliciousHeart Back
The first time I featured Isabelle Luca Borg’s voice on the MMI podcast I mistakenly declared that it was the first time I had play something by a blood relative during the series. I was wrong. That distinction goes to another second cousin of mine, who presently performs on the international music circuits as half of South Central. In any case, I’m glad to include Izzylicious again, now that she’s in a new phase, exploring new sounds as a song-writer. I’m sure that this is not the last time will hear from her.

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.


Dream

Show notes for the 396th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Rachel VerzinThe Joke Is On You

FirelightTalk Dirty

WaterwingsSteal the Crown

Enzo GusmanDreamer Next To Ben’s Grave
Anton Grech, Joey Chircop, and David Agius wrote the first original rock opera to be staged in Malta. It first appeared at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta exactly 40 years ago. To mark this anniversary I thought it would be good to play the opening song from a rather rare recording on this week’s podcast. You can find out more about this production on the M3P wiki.

Fran6HP feat. Sempliċiment tat-TriqLiberte
They’re back with a couple of new recordings they did recently in France. They’re now getting ready to go on tour across Eastern Europe. Put your hands together for the most formidable underground hip-hop act to ever emerge from Malta and remember where you heard them first.

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.


Slow


Show notes for the 395th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Massacre House PartyUh Oh!

FuzzhoneysSoul

BerneIn the Woods

Lejla Maltija – Is-Sirena

Anna AzzopardiMy Hero

Odessa GreenPretend

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.


Clouds


Show notes for the 394th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Melbourne Ska OrchestraThird Time Lucky

NorbertFind a Way

Thea SalibaFight the Fall
Thea Saliba is a very rare type of Maltese pop artist. She is well known but not too popular. Very accomplished but not really appreciated enough for her talent. Attractive in many ways yet not charming enough to be a household name. Perhaps this is what makes her so special in Malta’s local music scene. Luckily for her, she has spread her wings beyond Maltese shores and this new song sees her soaring high, at least in terms of quality within her genre of music.

AcidulantDance to My Funk

Cable 35Coconut Supply

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.


Rainbow


Show notes for the 393rd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

AnidrocBeyond

Ħolma Qattusa ma’ Kukkanja – L-Għabex u l-Għaliex

Cheryl Balzan & Chris Tanti – Calling Out My Name
Cheryl Balzan & Chris Tanti are something of an enigma to me. They started recording as Sensitive Skin a couple of years ago, but switched to their individual names for their subsequent releases. They’ve produced lovely work, mainly in collaboration with Peter Borg, but I am a little surprised that this rather good new song of theirs doesn’t come with a music video. Perhaps there’s one in the making. I honestly don’t know.

Mind’s Eye DubDub Night One
David Magro, whose Mind’s Eye Dub continues to delight after almost three decades of musical activity, has just released an album called Five Nights of Dub. It’s a tight little collection of ten tracks where every other offering is a version of each of the five dub nights. Lovely little concept really but ultimately it’s the music that you’ll enjoy here.

The Violent VioletsEat Majesty
Poised to release their debut album Tame on 25 October 2014, this new post-punk (or is that post-rock?) band from Malta are circulating this track from it. It’s likely that I’ll get to see them live at the British Legion in Valletta when they do this, so you can rest assured that there will be another track from the album featured on this podcast once it’s out.

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.


The Chamber


Show notes for the 392nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Plato’s Dream MachineTemenza

Lyndsay PaceRegent Street
The official music video for this collaboration by Lyndsay Pace with Jon Lukas Woodenman was released on 16 September during the TV show Indigo, on One TV.

SkambomamboCool Ska

Forty Days Of RainStrings Left To Fray
Brendan Jackson returns to the scene following the demise of Eve Ransom with a new band. True to form, as ever, this is quite a bold debut for a new band on the local scene. I’m sure fans will love it and new listeners will discover the solid qualities that have endeared the essential elements of this band to others before.

PhobicsHey! (live)
New band of young Maltese musicians offering a very formidable sound. I really like this song and the band and I hope to hear more from them over the coming years. I picked this from a couple of songs they’ve uploaded to Soundcloud. That online music service is really a treasure trove for this sort of thing.

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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