Show notes for the 239th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta.
Joe Mizzi – Ten Hills
The first album I’ll be expecting in 2011 will be Joe Mizzi’s Angels Fall. This is a track from it, released online ahead of the album launch. It has one of Malta’s most venerable rock exports at his very best. After three decades of doing this, there’s no denying that Joe Mizzi has got it right, even if, in my humble opinion, he has been underrated by many both in Malta and overseas.
Red Electrick – Miss Crane
The MMI 2010 Listeners’ Picks poll has several days to go before the actual top picks are revealed, however, Red Electrick are currently at the top of three of the six categories: albums, singles and videos. With just under 450 listeners already casting their votes, things are still wide open. So, if you haven’t voted yet, now is the time to do it…and it’s unlikely that this band won’t be a top pick on at least one of the three categories in which they’re currently riding high.
Clinton Paul – Badass Soldier
Nominated in the video category of the MMI 2010 Listeners’ Picks poll, this song has attracted quite a broad range of attention over the last several months since it was released. I’ve been wanting to include it for several weeks and as this the last podcast for 2010 I certainly couldn’t put it off any longer. Whether Clinton Paul’s brand of music is your cup of tea or not, there’s no denying that he puts all the resources available to him in presenting his songs. His latest release (Madhouse) is clear testament to this. Just check out the videos produced by iSPY Media Production House and you’ll sure make up your own mind about this.
Irene Fargo – For a Lifetime
Paul Abela and Joe Julian Farrugia have written many songs together, so it comes as no surprise that Italian singer Irene Fargo has recorded one of them, written specifically for her. People who like these types of songs will find that there’s masterful hands involved in this one, and Irene’s voice is certainly as good as it ever was.
Color – Supernova Lifestyle
Kurt Chricop has appeared on the MMI series several times before, most as l urk. He also records under the name Color and this particular track is one of 9 in an album of remixes called Circle When Remixed, based on Jazzyspoon’s 2010 self-released album Circle When Finished. Color is a more melodic side of Kurt Chircop and I’m sure that people who like his l urk material will not be disappointed with this either. I for one find it very appropriate for ending this year’s final podcast.
The MMI series will be taking a break over the next couple of weeks and, as in previous years, you’ll be able to hear a two-part special edition of Ġorġ Mifsud-Chircop’s Tisqifa għall-Għana Tagħna, featuring traditional Maltese singing with a Christmas theme.
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