New music from The Deltahorse

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Check out this new jam from The Deltahorse!

“Howdy to all of you lovely people out there!

The Deltahorse is getting ready to release their debut full length album this fall and we do need your support to make it happen.

Please head over to our campaign at musicraiser.com and check out our music, videos and all the lovely rewards we have to offer for anyone who decides to contribute for the release of this upcoming album.

www.musicraiser.com/projects/3618

Thank you for all the support in advance!

And don’t forget to check out our soundcloud page at:

@deltahorse

Oh yes, and this post has nothing to do with spam ūüėČ

Thank you,

The Deltahorse”

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10 Questions with Blind Walker G

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1. How would you characterize your music?

W: Oldtime Schizophrenia, one leg in cool played harmonies like J.J.Cale, the other leg into Tom Waits eruptions.

2: What is one early music experience that made a deep impression on you//made you rethink what music can sound like//has helped shape the music you make today?

W:¬†When I was 16 back in the very early 70’s, I met a bunch of freaks ten years older than me, listening all day and night Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart. I mean, really all the time, maybe one or two Velvet Underground records in between, that’s it. Been hangin’ around with them for seven years, still today I can remember every single note of every Zappa record.

So that time deeply destroyed my ability to listen to charts music.

3. What is usually your process when creating//writing a new song?

W:¬†There is no real process. When I grab a guitar, there is a new song. I’m very bad at playing covers and mostly don’t remember my own songs from the past, so the only chance is to play something new.

The real process is to fight my lazyness and write down some lyrics and run a proper recording, before I forget everything.¬†In this case I like the idea and do it the same way like John Lennon. Never record a song at the same day you had the idea. If you can’t remember next day, the idea wasn’t strong enough.

4. Where can we find your music//what have you done to make your music available?

W:¬†Apart from Soundcloud I’m also on the “follow me-follow you-but nobody’s listening” site called Reverbnation, for the big commercial success (I’ve sold one album-download in four years) I’m on Bandcamp.

5. What is a recent musician//band//music that you are excited about?

W: The War On Drugs, Spoon, Eleanor Friedberger, Todd Snider, from Soundcloud artists as far as I know My Hot Air Balloon and Swamp Lightning.

6. How would you describe the music climate in your home when you were a child?

W: Music?? music-free home

7. Is style//image important to you and if so what//who do you consider cool in music?

W:¬†I’m absolutely not interested in style.¬†Of course to build up an artificial personality like Tom Waits did, makes sense. But I’m not that type of person, more that “just play my guitar and sing” down to earth musician.

8. What song do you want playing at your funeral?

W:¬† “Going To Hell” from the London based band “Tiger Lillies”. Been tour manager and part-time guitarist of them back in the 90’s and still dig their music.

9. Why music and why do you make it?

W:¬†There are so many things you can’t find the right words for, but I can play my feelings. So this is just like using another language with different possibilities.

The second thing is, if you play with a band with a working chemistry and you have this magical moment in music, when angels and demons start to cry together hand in hand —-YES, I’m alive.

10. If I should listen to one undiscovered musician//song today who//what should I check out?

W: www.youtube.com/watch?v=reBMRc2p4ZU



Visit Blind Walker G at:

https://soundcloud.com/blindwalkerg

http://walkerg.bandcamp.com/


10 Questions with The Weighty Tree (Mark C Todd)

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1. How would you characterize your music?

W: A primarily guitar based mix of different styles which I seem to classify from psychedelic groove, ethereal fuzz outs, bluesy funk, laid back acoustic, indie melancholy and somewhere in between. I love to improvise as much, if not more than produce music as fully crafted tracks. The Weighty Tree is the vehicle for my own personal musical emotional expression. It allows me full control over the process and content of the music that I can’t achieve in the same detail when playing in a band, although that has it’s own magic completely, but this way there are no compromises necessary. I play true to me and maybe someone will enjoy that in a different way, in the same way I enjoy others’ musical adventures!

2. What is one early music experience that made a deep impression on you//made you rethink what music can sound like//has helped shape the music you make today?

W: The first ‘toy’ my parents gave me which I would not leave alone was a radio cassette player. I had it in my playpen as a small child. Apparently I was completely hooked on it and never let anyone take it away without all mayhem! They quickly gave in and let me keep it! I’d never go to sleep unless it was on – a comfort blanket I suppose! I learned sound could be a toy I suppose.

3. What is usually your process when creating//writing a new song?

W: Pretty basic really, just playing around with various chords, progressions riffs I like and then I hit record. Overlay by jamming on top in various ways with different instruments, delete most of it until I have something that captures my attention and then move on to something new. I’ll go back later with fresh ears and either junk it or develop something further. Occasionally, I’ll figure out exactly what I want before I begin and work out full arrangements before I start.

4. Where can we find your music//what have you done to make your music available?

W: I never really pushed my music seriously because I’m not a singer/song writer as such, but when I discovered soundcloud and the fact that people might actually listen to my music and enjoy it I decided what the hell and uploaded some tracks. Then I got some really inspiring feedback which reinvigorated my creative juices, so I thought I’d work on a few more with a view to finishing some of them (the hard part!), which is where I am now…

5. What is a recent musician//band//music that you are excited about?

W: I like all music from jazz, blues, RnR, rockabilly, folk, 60s beat garage psych, soul and funk, 70s prog, krautrock & afrobeat, 80s indie, 90s/00s psych/shoegaze, stoner rock, americana & folk etc etc. and along the way alot of hip hop, drum’n’bass and rap too.

There are so many arresting artists, especially on soundcloud. Those I have collabed with all excite me, but I can’t choose one of them, so I’ll have to say 60s legends The Pretty Things – I saw them recently in Southsea (UK), and they blew me away, albeit with a young outstanding rhythm section!

6. How would you describe the music climate in your home when you were a child?

W: My dad always played jazz of the big band swing and bebop variety, country and western, blues and sixties RnB. My mum was into 60s/70s soul and classical music. I guess that’s why I like most styles of music so much, veering from one to another and why I love jamming. My older sister got me into indie music. I have been addicted to the search for new and old sounds ever since.

7. Is style//image important to you and if so what//who do you consider cool in music?

W: I think image doesn’t have anything to do with music but everything to do with the visual art, and of course it is fun to mix them together. I think truth is coolest, but a good old yarn is also hard to beat. I’ll go with the late, great Bo Diddley.

8. What song do you want playing at your funeral?

W: Bo Diddley – Bad Trip

9. Why music and why do you make it?

W: Cartharsis and fun. There is no why for me, only why not more! Job security kills my time but I guess that’s pretty important, damn it!

10. If I should listen to one undiscovered musician//song today who//what should I check out?

W: Charlotte Gordon soundcloud.com/charlottegordon


Visit Mark at:

https://soundcloud.com/theweightytree

http://theweightytree.bandcamp.com/


Jordaan Mason – “The Decline of Stupid Fucking Western Civilization” STREAMING

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You have to listen to Jordaan Mason’s new album,¬†“The Decline of Stupid Fucking Western Civilization” which currently is streaming for free on bandcamp! This is some gut wrenching post-punk monster of raw feeling. I’ve never heard music done like this before.

If you can you should definitely help out and pre-order your copy or support the physical making of this album by visiting his indigogo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-decline-of-stupid-fucking-western-civilization

At the 100 dollar donation level he will even cover a song of your choice!