[TypicalGirls] RE: Monika Bärchen: Songs for Bruno, Knut & Tom
andyvluck13 at hotmail.com
Fri May 30 11:22:45 EDT 2008
dj trouble on wfmu plays alot of Monika stuff, a great selection of women punk, post-punk, country, blues, soul, rock-a-billy, etc. and other great music. many of you may dig her show.
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 07:25:14 -0600From: dina.hornreich at gmail.comTo: typicalgirls at lists.ibiblio.orgSubject: [TypicalGirls] Monika Bärchen: Songs for Bruno, Knut & Tom
I thought you might be interested in this new compilation, Monika Bärchen: Songs for Bruno, Knut & Tom.
I've been listening to selected tracks -- including one by Gudrun Gut-- on KVCU Boulder (Radio 1190), and I thought it would be up our alley!
Here's a blurb:
Monika Barchen: Songs for Bruno, Knut & Tom celebrates Monika's 10th year of releasing music that's largely electronic and often created by women, but entirely thoughtful and unique, with a collection of previously unreleased tracks from the label's roster. Songs such as Quarks' "Willkommen," Lile's "Sticky Images" and Michaela Melian's "Locke Pistole Kreuz" define the delicate, feminine electronic music that Monika is often known for, but the collection goes wider and deeper than that: Eglantine Gouzy & Landini's "L.A." offers electronic pop that's catchy but never obnoxious, and Iris' "Fever" and Mico's "I See a Soul" deliver subtle sensuality. Rosario Blefari's "Verdad" is punk en Espanol that goes even farther afield of the usual Monika sound, and the acoustic pop of Masha Qrella's "Goodnight Lovers" is so simple and straightforward that it's an automatic standout. On the other hand, intricate instrumentals like Robert Lippok's "Heart of Nuut Picked by the Crows of Neu Koeln" and Max Punktezahl's "Dashes" reflect the label's commitment to more strictly electronic artists as well. Not surprisingly, though, two of the collection's best moments come from its stalwarts: Monika founder Gudrun Gut's "Monika in Polen" shows the same gift for creating vital atmospheres that she did on her long-awaited debut album I Put a Record On, but with a more lighthearted vibe, as she turns chirping birds, a Polish folk song and rounded beats into a playful, head-nodding track. Longtime Monika artist Barbara Morgenstern turns in another highlight with "Wilderness," a subtly elegant meditation on nature vs. nurture and instinct vs. civilization. Despite the comp's diversity, all of its tracks sound completely natural together, a sure sign that Monika is doing something right. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide
E-mail for the greater good. Join the i’m Initiative from Microsoft.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the TypicalGirls