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All of this happened a long time ago when the world was a very different place. Of course, none of us knew that at the time.
(From The Drift - A Novel by Joe Wolfe-Mazeres) Available at Amazon.com (Kindle edition also available)
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SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Thursday, November 15, 2018 - We have a pretty cool event in the works. More to come! I can tell you this isn't really an E2TG event. It is connected to my novel, The Drift, and we have some super cool guests lined up. Announcement soon!
Tomorrow, I move - so no shuffle. Today, though, we dig back into the "New Music" playlist with a first listen and some cool music from the recent and relatively recent past.
"Eyes of Duque" by Cesar Davila-Irizarry featuring Elouise
The Transmigration EP primarily features the music of E2TG favorites - Californial blackgrass ban, Elouise, remixed by Cesar Davila-Irizarry - a composer best known for his work on the television series American Horror Story. This track is an original composition by Davilla-Irizarry featuring the playing of Elouise. Another track that would have fit well on our Double Shot "Instrumentals" show. Two days this week, and I already have two great ideas for our next Instrumentals show - whenever that may be. This song definitely fits the spirit of the rest of the EP - which consists of remixes of original and classic tunes remade by Elouise and then further re-envisioned by Davila-Irizarry.
"The Quiet Reign of Thought" by Claudio Conti
As an introverted and introspective person, I connected with this track from Garnet Dusk by Italian-born, international singer-songwriter Claudio Conti.
"Stop This War" by At Pavillion
Next up, we have a single from earlier this summer by Austrian indie pop band, At Pavillon. Check out lively video. Great to have some great pop music in the shuffle.
"Wanna Do" by Bob Rea
Nashville by-way-of Colorado singer-songwriter Bob Rea returns to the shuffle with a track from his album Southbound which features some of Nashville's finest musicians.
"The History of Fishes" by MIS+RESS
Brian Wenckebach is the musician behind MIS-TRESS. We first met him early on in E2TG history with the band Elika. He recently released an experimental EP and is set to release the second MIS+RESS full-length later this year or early next year. This is one of the last two tracks we have to feature from the debut MIS+RESS album. Wonderful music."Homecoming" by The Search
Next up, we have another track from A Wave from the Sidelines by Swedish band, The Search. This band traces their roots back to 1999 and a band called The Silverslut. The album is an homage to the music of the 1980s, and the sound is familiar yet original. To me, it sounds like music I have heard before years ago, but it does not precisely sound like any particular song or artist. I'm not sure I'm saying it well, but I dig this album.
"Tornado" by Chris J. Connolly
Chris J. Connolly is a UK-Born, U.S.-based, singer-songwriter. This is from his album Moving Maps - out on Diversion Records. I played this song on a recent Double Shot show. It took me a little while get this added to the playlist - human error on my part - but I am so glad I figured it out.
"Cave Nr. 69" by rOZZ
Crunching for the C is the 7th album by the Swedish singer-songwriter that goes by the name rOZZ. (Our second Swedish artist in today's shuffle. rOZZ is an amateur astronomer with an interest in philosophy. I have fallen in love with this album.
"Roundelay Bends (Version)" by The Velveteen Jumping Beans
We close things out with a seven plus minute song from The Velveteen Jumping Beans and their album, We're Here for a Good Reason. The Velveteen Jumping Beans are in actuality Discount Ravioli. Band members Evan and Hayden Nork - of The Foresters hosted an art show this weekend at Yale West Campus. What I am trying to say is that these are extremely creative and talented young people who make lots of great music and art.