June 17, 2012 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: June 17, 2012

Cathy Jordan’s All The Way Home is the debut solo album by long time member of the multi-award winning Irish traditional band, Dervish. All The Way Home re-introduces traditional ballads Cathy has performed with family and friends since childhood, songs handed down through generations that Cathy would have heard from the earliest age. Her goal was to preserve the traditional methods with contemporary energy that would find the ground common to all generations. The album was produced in Sweden by acclaimed producer, multi-instrumentalist Roger Tallroth and features many of the most notable names in the folk world. All The Way Home reaches across generations and connects musical genres from traditional to classical to jazz and beyond. Every masterpiece is greater than the sum of its ingredients. One example is the ground-breaking, other-worldly production of Cathy’s duet with Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader of the traditional Eileen McMahon.

mp3 192 kbps | 61 MB | DF | UJ | TB

Ryan showcases some of his new songs which, not unlike the drink that’s named after him, are both eclectic and sweetly intoxicating. The first half is a top-heavy, bleary-eyed amble through the metaphysi-cal country moves made familiar through his work in The Silt. Central to these songs is Ryan’s heady, almost surrealist lyrics, which traipse commonplace folk themes on the slant and uneven ground of a funhouse. Here his way with a turn of phrase demonstrates its dexterity amid slinking caterpillar accompaniments (including a rest stop-style pedal steel and even an English horn pilfered from the AM waves). The second half assumes the mentalist lounge approach, that particular sound not unfamiliar to those who attend the monthly Ryan Driver Quartet appearances at the Tranzac bar in Toronto.

mp3 VBR~227 kbps | 74 MB | UJ | DF

If you buy only one CD now , we heartily suggest that you make this collection your first choice. A better first CD would be difficult to find as Kete takes us on a heartfelt-soulful journey through some of life’s most important emotions.

Recommended if you like

Bob Dylan
John Hiatt
John Prine

mp3 224 kbps | 82 MB | DF

Slaughterhouse will drop June 26 on In The Red; the 11-song album comes in the fun, alternate form of a double 10-inch. The Ty Segall Band went into The Hangar Studios in Sacramento for this first record, which has been described as more of a collaborative effort amongst bandmates Mikal Cronin, Charlie Moothart, and Emily Rose Epstein, likely more in line with their live sound.

mp3 192 kbps | 56 MB | DF

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