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Show notes for the 230th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Airport ImpressionsFreedom
This band’s debut CD album Minutes of a Lifetime will be released on Friday 22 October 2010 at in Rabat. This song is drawn from the album just ahead of the launch to promote the release of the CD. Slowly but surely Airport Impressions have placed themselves at the forefront of radio-friendly pop rock in recent years, and this CD album will undoubtedly cement their reputation in the Maltese islands for years to come.

InstinctsSun Soaked Island in the Sea
On Wednesday 13 October 2010 Robert Carbonaro and Cheryl Camilleri released their debut 4-track EP Wake Up Call via the Bandcamp website, on a name your price basis. Their juvenile tunes are given an impressive make over by Keith Anthony and a series of session musicians. This EP turns a rather ordinary sounding acoustic pop folk duo into what could possibly become Malta’s next mainstream big hit. This release makes me want to say something like: come for the pay what you will experience and stay for the music, which is surprisingly both pleasant and pleasing.

Walter VellaReminiscence (The Unknown Known)
Many know Walter Vella for the outstanding glass artist that he is, but he is also quite well known as one of Malta’s foremost saxophone and flute players. This past summer he released a CD album called Advanced Decomposition on the Heritage label, along with pianist Dominic Galea and drummer Joe Micallef. Along with an exhibition of his visual art, which opened on Tuesday 14 September 2010 at the National Museum of Fine Arts, this CD album presents a mature Maltese artist at the peak of his creative output.

Three Stops to ChinaStay Away
From their Facebook page, you can tell that 3S2C have been preparing quite some time for their first public on Saturday 23 October 2010 at Muddy Waters Bar in St Julians. They will be sharing the bill with Bridget Bone on that day. A demo of their debut song Stay Away appeared on YouTube from Wednesday 6 October 2010 and has started attracting some attention from people who like pop punk in Malta. The band members are Kurt Kind (bass & vocals), David Grech Urpani (guitar & vocals) and Josh Briffa (drums & percussion). I’d be very surprised if we never hear from them again after this.

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