Song of the Week – June 20th, 2008

This week’s Song of the Week is ‘Propane Nightmares’ from Australian electronica masters Pendulum. The single is off their new album ‘In Silico’ released on Warner UK. Pendulum has been around for a half dozen years, forming in Perth before moving to the UK. Modifying the drum’n’bass style of some of their early single, ‘Propane Nightmares’ is pumped up with synth horns and a ton of energy. This is not music to relax by, but the fusion of styles produces a really slick, driving and melodic sound.

You won’t catch Pendulum live outside of the UK this Summer unless they book some additional shows, but In Silico has been released in the US (their US debut) and you can see/hear more at their website or MySpace Page

Song of the Week – October 12th
October 17, 2007, 2:42 am
Filed under: Amazing, Music, Seal, Song of the Week, techno

Seal (yes the guy who brought us a hit single called Crazy long before Gnarls Barkley), has a new album coming out in a month, and the first single actually recaptures some of the unique blend of techno, pop, rock and soul that his very first and most successful album did.

The single, ‘Amazing’ is more upbeat than ‘Crazy’ but bears some resemblance to his first hit single. Sixteen years later the sound has a modern edge, but retains the rich orchestration and production qualities. The Album will be called System, and is due out on November 13th.

Seal is also doing a one-time only charity performance to benefit autism research through the Autism Speaks. In a unique twist, the December 18th performance will be paired with interpretive ice skating performance from past champion ice skaters including Olympic Gold Medalists Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano, six-time U.S. champion and World champion Todd Eldredge, and three-time U.S. champion and two-time World bronze medalist Michael Weiss.

Seal - Amazing Album Art

Seal’s Website

Seal’s Myspace