Archive for February, 2014

Bloodsports


Show notes for the 371st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Red TowerAfterall
Filmmaker and theatre producer Mario Azzopardi alerted me to this UK-based band, which features his niece Natassja Saliba as the lead singer. I like melodic hard rock (who doesn’t?) and I’m quite impressed by the music video that comes with this title track from their EP, which was apparently shot on iPhone. Perhaps this will prompt a live gig in Malta. They’d be a perfect guest at one of those metal annual festivals that take place on the rock.

RelicuiaLord of Chaos
From the ashes of Angelcrypt comes this new band, who released a demo EP last year, which somehow didn’t make it to my list of nominations on the 2013 MMI Listeners’ Picks Poll. Well, that certainly needs to be remedied and this is the first step towards that. Having said that though, I think they may be releasing new material this year anyway.

Spinesplitter Studio feat. Melchior BorgVile Dissonance
Spine Splitter Studio appears to be an experimental project by Maltese metal musician David Depasquale. In this particular track he collaborates with his fellow Abysmal Torment bandmate Melchior Borg.

Thy LegionBloodspill
Taken from their forthcoming album World Stigmata and featuring some of the heaviest growling you’ll hear on the weekly MMI podcast. I think this band have come a long way since their Aim High debut some years ago. It looks like they are indeed aiming high these days.

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Invisible


Show notes for the 370th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Lauren AquilinaLovers or Liars

Nadine AxisaGħanja

Marco Larski EllulThe Beginning

Il-Mic feat. Yasmin PulisDemgħat Imsaħħra
The final two tracks on this edition of the MMI podcast are two new offerings from the local hip-hop scene. Michael Cassar is better known as Il-Mic and this is the first time I’ve heard of him. I like this collaboration of his with Digby and Yasmin Pulis. I’m looking forward to hearing more from him.

Gergis feat. Eleanor – Il-Gwerra Vera
Andre Gergis first appeared on a previous edition of the MMI podcast earlier this year. Pop artists like Wayne Micallef (aka Wayne William) and Corazon Mizzi have already appeared more than once on this series of podcasts this year, so I don’t see why Gergis shouldn’t also be featured again, especially since he has released this follow-up to his debut Kollox. Just keep in mind that you (probably) heard this stuff here first.

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Cucurucu


Show notes for the 369th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Ira LoscoThe Way It’s Meant to Be

Alex AldenJust Like You

Julie PomorskiTabula Rasa
One of the 50 songs that didn’t make it through to the semifinal of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 by one of my favourite Maltese singers, written with one of my old collaborators, Augusto Cardinali. What do you make of it?

Joe George MicallefDestination Unknown (The world is my concern)

Freddie CallsThe Watcher

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Carry On


Show notes for the 368th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Here are the songs I picked from the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as the ones I would have included anyway on a Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast, even if they were not taking part in the contest. I wonder how they’ll do with the judges and televoting public, but then again it doesn’t really matter…at least not for this podcast.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest

Feel free to leave your comments about my picks or share yours with us here.

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.