Archive for August, 2014

Futurology


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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.