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  • TouchME 1:30 pm on August 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bhagsu, didgeridoo, do the astral plane, flying lotus, , koji, nothing is something worth doing, shpongle, travel, trip   

    Real music, real talent, real discoveries 

    What can I say…

    Here I am, back in Montreal after 6 months of running around the world with my (now lost) backpack. The blog is still standing, the music is still flowing, I’m happy. What have I seen during this trip some may ask ? Way too much for me to start describing on the blog, but what I’ve heard, that I can share with you guys.

    The village where I was staying was a refugee point for a lot of Tibetan monks. Photo by Joel Suganth

    One artist in India was leading the enormous trance scene (the Israelis brought the trance to India, it’s everywhere in the country now) and is creating some pretty insane beats. His name, a lot of people know it, is Shpongle. The track right here, Nothing Is Something Worth Doing, is a beautiful mix of beats and magnificient instruments, mostly the Hang drum, an instrument I was very lucky to hear and see live while I was traveling India. Never have I heard such a sound, it reminds me of flowing water (don’t ask me why, my brain has been scarred by this trip). Just give it a listen, it’s amazing and the title of this track is just perfect, the lifestyle of India.

    Nothing Is Something Worth Doing – Shpongle

    During my travels, I was lucky enough to be able to buy a cheap guitar in Istanbul and keep it with me until the very end of my trip. As a matter of fact, I was even able to bring it back to Montreal. I jammed a lot while I was running around and played with a lot of different people from all over the world. The thing that I liked the most was playing with people who had instruments I had never heard. During the trip, I tried the mandolin, the oud, the didgeridoo, the djembe, the tabla, the bansuri and many more instruments that completely blew my mind.Here is a little video of a japanese man named Koji that I saw playing the didgeridoo many times… so full of talent (he also plays the hang drum, check out his youtube channel).

     

    NOW, I HAVE to post this song that Jeesus (it’s funny how right now I’m the one who looks like Jesus physically but he is the one named Jeesus…) showed me, an amazing song, quality electronic music like you don’t hear everyday… It’s from Flying Lotus and it’s gonna get your swag on bitches ! Just give it a go and you’ll see what I mean, you too will FEEEeeel that shit.

    Do The Astral Plane – Flying Lotus

     
    • Norm 12:13 pm on September 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Your cranium must be protecting some very vlaualbe brains.

  • TouchME 8:39 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beauty, broken bells, cello, coming home, egypt, elmore james, Luka Sulic, , smooth criminal, Stjepan Hauser, , trip, your head is on fire   

    Goodbye America 

    3 days left…

    Haven’t posted in a while… One reason : trip. Leaving for about 6 months around the Mediterranean sea with a backpack and myself. Can’t really think straight since I’m leaving in 4 days and the situation in Egypt (I’m landing there) is getting pretty crazy. Will I see Egypt ? I dearly hope so.

    Beauty – The Shivers

    Here is a song I found on another blog that I find… well… magnificent. Nothing special about the voice, nothing special about the melody, but it just fits together so beautifully. Here is the blog too : SYNESTHESIA. Photographies and music… enough said. Here is a little myspace profile for those who don’t know The Shivers. Their other songs are not so different from Beauty, so go ahead and have a look.

    Your Head Is On Fire – Broken Bells

    Three words : Too Much Weed.

    Kinda had an overdose (not that it’s possible) in the last weeks… But damn when I listen to that song, it’s just… I don’t know I have the feeling that I’m floating IN the song…

    Broken Bells really make me go crazy with their insane album. I REALLY hope that they are going to show up one day in Montreal and I won’t know and just end up passing by the Metropolis and hear a scalper saying in a low voice (I don’t get it, are they trying to be subtile ? DOESN’T WORK!) “Hey, Broken Bells tickets, the show is sold out, want one?”. I’ll be looking at him with a spliff in my mouth : “How much…?” thinking of a price around 100$. “Well, just give me the rest of that blunt and I’ll give you my last one”… Hell of a deal !

    Coming Home – Elmore James

    Aaaaah the good ol’ sound of blues. Will never get tired of this music. Here the long gone Elmore James sings us a song about the way back home. YES, I will be coming back home and I hope that on this day, I will know…

    Adios

    P.S. I’ve always been in love with cello…

     
    • falsereprise 7:56 am on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Eille, Kev, t’as vu? Leurs violoncelles sont en carbonne!

      Non mais sérieux, c’est superbe le post!

    • Unry 4:51 pm on February 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hallo,
      I like your taste! Hope you can
      check out my first work here:

      http://unry.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-dream.html#links

      Please don’t be shy to leave a comment! ;)

    • -j 12:10 am on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much for posting The Shivers. I’m now obsessed.

      It was your description, the band name, and the song title, that made me listen. This song gripped me at the first strum.

      • TouchME 1:52 pm on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        An isane song, one of the only one I’m listening to while on my trip.

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