Archive for August, 2015

Young Folks


Show notes for the 422nd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Rikki LeeNaughty Girls

The MadhattersAnother Toy on the Shelf

Nadine AxisaF’Ħajti Stennejt
From time to time Dominic Galea’s Heritage Records releases a new CD album inspired by Maltese literature. A relatively long string of such project have appeared over the past decade or so. The latest in this series is called Moħġaġa (which is the Maltese word for puzzle) and features contemporary poetry from the past five decades. This particular track is from a poem by Victor Fenech, whom I’ve always considered as on of three or four quasi-beat poets from Malta to emerge in the 1960s.

FedericaHuman

Airport ImpressionsBallymena Sun
It always good to see Maltese bands giving their recordings the largest exposure possible. One tactic that several bands have developed in recent years is to release many tracks from the same album as singles. Sometimes, however, this can make old codgers like me lose track of what’s actually going on. Perhaps this is mostly because I crave new music from people I know can produce it relatively easily.

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Maria


Show notes for the 421st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Mind’s Eye DubSay Something
What’s a summer without the sounds of Mind’s Eye Dub? David Magro never disappoints! This clearly a nod to the world’s most popular Jamaican singer-songwriter, but there’s more to it than that. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll like it, even if you’re not particularly keen on dub or reggae.

Lyndsay PaceSick Day

John GaleaI Am a Survivor

DanjeliQabbad Ħa Jfuħ
How could I not grab the opportunity to include something new by one of my favourite Maltese musicians of all time. I’ve still to hear a track by Danjeli I totally dislike, and this one is certainly rather special. If for no other reason for the use of the Maltese language accompanied by the sort of electronic soundscape that he has now mastered over the years.

GreshaDreamers
Shawn Grech is a singer who I feel like I’ve heard before and possibly included in this series of podcast. I’m not 100% sure. However, I’m pretty certain that this is the first time that I’ve ever included anything from him as Gresha. It’s the sort of song where I get the feeling that I’d like it just as much without the vocal track.

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.


Stormy Weather


Show notes for the 420th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

MuxuTake You Home

Umannimali feat. L-UruganArti Vokali
Three hip-hop tracks on this week’s podcast but I’d say there’s more than one good reason to listen if you’re not particularly a fan of this genre of music. Firstly, this track by Umannimali with Neil l-Urugan is rather good, even if somewhat pedestrian. Next track is indeed rather beautiful, even if somewhat more romantic than you’d expect from a rapper. And then there’s the video from Venemous2000 shot in Marsaskala. What else is there to say really?

Kapitlu TlettaxWarda Fuq il-Qabar

Venemous2000The Music

SaħħarTriegħdet l-Art

Marton Saliba is one of the more prolific black metal exponents from Malta. He has now released a new album called Kruha u Kefrija, and on first listen this is the one track from it I enjoyed the most. There’s a hint of Motorhead in it, but it’s still bang on black metal…and somewhat refreshing to here this genre performed in Maltese.

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.


Blue Moon


Show notes for the 419th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Massacre House PartyThe Highway
From time to time Sylvan Borg catches my attention with some new song or other that he’s recorded. Most recently he’s been doing this with a band called Massacre House Party. This is their latest release. I can’t believe this guy almost gave up altogether just a few years ago because radio stations in Malta would not play his stuff.

Claudia FanielloMiles Away
Unlike the previous act, this popular singer has no trouble getting airplay for her songs. Here’s the latest one and it certainly shows that she has now clearly found a new style and sound for herself — one that suits here beautifully, if you ask me.

Claire TonnaEvery Step is a Kiss
(Live at Earth Garden 2015)

Joe RoscoeFigure this Out

XarulúGrand Paris

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.