24/03/2009

Mr Wright

Mr  Wright Diary

Mr Wright : Diary of a Fool (Series Two)

As time goes by, we all have new stories to tell. And as long as the pendulum clock keeps ticking, there must be music to come in phase with the beat...

From his debut masterpiece "Thames Valley Leather Club" on the legendary él Records to his latest solo accomplishment "Metropolitan" on Siesta, Kevin Wright has been casually and wryly flying over pop trends for more than 20 years. And more than ever, he still knows how to get his timeless pop and elegiac feelings accross. Most recent projects like "The Dreamers" or "The Party and the Guests" are there to testify it adequately.

On his first ever release, "Late Again", a very obscure 7" from 1984, a personal liner note : "There are some songs which perhaps don't really adhere to the pop structure, and are more concerned with a kind of emotion, a point of view, rather than attacking the mass market. A personal point - but that's not to say that there's no humour. Some impressions:a small English town at night, wet, glistening streets, giggling schoolgirls and hedonistic lads. Also, disappointment, perhaps always...". Straight to the point.

"Diary of a Fool", to be released this March 31st, will be Mr Wright's ultimate album. And still, those point of views and impressions, turned into feelings...gambler in an old-fashioned mixed duet "Band Apart", lonely in a jangly "Tomorrow not Today", magician in a cinematico-retro "Diary of a Fool", untouchable in a baroque "The Arrows", lost in a modern "Desert of Love" tango, nostalgic in a very poppy "I wish I had a Girl like you", dreamer in a fully orchestrated "Look at the stars" - in duet with Bid-, hopeful in classic ballad "Don't look back", annihilated in a "Civilization" guitar wall, and...head-over-heels on the undressed "My true Love".

A brilliant testament !!! Order it HERE

J-M

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16/03/2009

Little Big Adventure

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Little Big Adventure

For 2 years now, swedish artist Magnus Sätterström, aka LBA, has been putting several easy going treasury songs available on the web and his Ben & jerry's has been nominated as one of P 'n C 2007 fave songs. (Oooh yeah, who kerrs ?)

After the release of a first official CDR EP on Cosy Records, here comes the announcement of his signing to Labrador Records. HURRAYYYYYYY !!!!

The first single to be released in may is called "The hateful eye" and is made available HERE, in the old LBA tradition... A bit more upbeat than previous stuff, as if the Whitest Boy Alive was having some inspiration again...

J-M

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05/03/2009

Charlie Big Time

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Charlie Big Time : The tall Storeys of... (Series Two

Charlie Big Time’s 3” EP “A bit of Charlie”, released back in 2007, was one of the few Cloudberry releases that drove me really nuts, and I then completely filtered the Bolton duo out of my mind until very recently while checking the Series Two rapidly inflating catalogue…

Despite a perfectible production, the 11 gems from their debut album “The Tall Storeys of…” are setting up the nearly-perfect imaginary soundtrack of a black & white early 80’s  holiday home movie, built of a Mc Lennan/Forster-like subtle songwriting framework and a Split Enz-esque vocal harmonies outline…

As for live appearances, Charlie Big Time will be playing a few acoustic shows later in the year to coincide with a new EP and a new album but that’s another story…

For the time being, order the album immediately HERE, open your heart and enjoy!!!

=> “Charlie Big Time : Charlie Big Time

J-M

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