After a considerable delay, the release of 40 Watt Sun’s debut album is now finally close at hand. This new British band consists of former Warning-front man Patrick Walker (vocals, guitars), drummer Christian Leitch of The River and bassist William Spong, and the two bands named should already give you a good idea of what is to be expected here. For those who bitterly regretted the split-up of Warning, this is not only a gleam of hope on the horizon, it is a sun which actually shines much brighter that 40 watts would allow for. In fact, I believe that no fan of the aforementioned bands could possibly be disappointed by this.
WALKING ON A DREAM is the debut studio album by Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun, released on 3 October 2008 by Capitol Records. The album was produced by band members Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, along with Peter Mayes and Donnie Sloan. A special edition of the album, containing a bonus disc of remixes, B-sides, and unreleased tracks, was released on 20 November 2009.
They say stars are in the sky, but in Los Angeles, they can be anywhere from struggling actors posing as waiters to bartenders with a song in their hearts. That was the case for Mike DeLay and Leilani Francisco when the pair met and became not only involved in the ways of love, but blossomed musically together over the years creating Tic Tic Boom. They adopted the DIY style early on and have continued that aesthetic with their new EP, Before the Sun Rises.
Samulnori is a traditional Korean folk percussion ensemble who utilizes for percussion instruments: kkaengguari, ching, changgo, and buk. Renowned changgo player Kim Duk Soo with Samulnori has put together a stunning collection of world talents who fuse traditional Korean forms with other genres that span the globe – most notably jazz and funk. The results are impressive. All of the pieces on this release maintain some facets of traditional Korean music that are unique to that culture, be it the pansori singing style on "Rabbit Stori" or the shanawi improvisational technique on "Shinawi".