Thursday, March 28, 2019

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Blues for My Nation Mix

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Music hath charms...  Let's Shuffle!

"Nodus Tollens" by Searmanas

Nodus Tollens is the realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore.  This is a track from the self-titled release by Searmanas - a solo moniker of electronic producer Niabi Aquena.  A classically trained pianist, originally from the Shenandoah Valley in rural Virginia. I have really enjoyed getting to know this complex yet (to me) accessible music. 

"Charlottesville (Blues for My Nation)" by Watermelon Slim

The blues is not music of despair. It is music of hope despite the troubles. On this track from Church of the Blues - is a lament for a broken nation, but it is an expression of hope - not resignation. 

"Electronic Brain" by Pas Musique

Pas Musique is a four piece electronic music band from New York. This is a track from their latest album The Phoenix which was released back at the beginning of the month. 

"Till We Meet Again" by Daphne Lee Martin and Raise the Rent

Next, we have another track from Scared Fearless by Connecticut singer-songwriter Daphne Lee Martin. In her twenties, Martin taught Pete Seeger's Clearwater program, she later opened a vinyl record shop and record label in her home of New London, CT. Glad I finally got to meet her and see her live last month - along with Kieran Ledwidge.

"The Heart and Soul" by SPC ECO

Our third track this week from Fifteen by London based alternative duo SPC ECO. Really digging this music.

"Flying Too Close to the Ground" by BlackieBlueBird
"The Weeping Willow" by BlackieBlueBird

We close with two more tracks from the fabulous Ghost River album by Danish duo - BlackieBlueBird.  Their music is, as the name suggests - hauntingly beautiful. 


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