Wild Child: Expectations

Wild Child: Expectations

Listen to indie pop music by Wild Child from Austin, Texas on their new album Expectations that was just released yesterday.

There’s an interesting article on their website with background about the album and band. They are on tour in the USA, Canada, and Europe from March through May.

New Album

Enjoy the music.

Expectations – 12 songs, 47 m1n

 

Videos

Here are several videos for songs from their new album

Expectations – 4 min 12 sec

 

The One – Live – 3 min 0 sec

 

Playlist

Here is my playlist of their songs.

Wild Child (Playlist) – 38 songs, 2 hr 18 m1n

 

See my music post on Wild Child for more albums, videos, and links. I have incorporated the new album and an expanded playlist there as well.

Photo credit: Expectations (Amazon – album cover)

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Whisperings Solo Piano Favorites

Whisperings Solo Piano Favorites

Listen to solo piano music on the official playlist of Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, which focuses on “solo piano music to quiet your world” by the top artists in the world. It was launched by David Nevue in 2003, and now broadcasts to almost a million fans across the world. You can also listen with a stream player at SoloPianoRadio.com/listen.

As the founder and program director for Whisperings Solo Piano Radio (solopianoradio.com), I’ve spent over a decade listening to piano music on an almost daily basis. This playlist contains some of my personal “solo piano” favorites. This playlist will be updated frequently. Enjoy, and be at peace!

– David Nevue

Playlist

Whisperings Solo Piano Favorites – 78 songs, 5 hr 34 min

 

Manos Milonakis

Manos Milonakis

Listen to music by Greek composer Manos Milonakis on his new album Festen.

Manos Milonakis is a composer from Thessaloniki, Greece. His Twitter page describes his music as “minimal, modern classical, experimental”. Manos produces modern classical music for films and theatrical plays, as well as for his independent solo work, and also works as a freelance architect at his own architectural studio in Thessaloniki. He’s a former member of the multi-instrumental cinematic-folk musical duet of Your Hand in Mine.

He composed the original score for a theatrical adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s film Festen for the National Theatre of Northern Greece – a soundscape odyssey fusing piano, wurlitzer piano, synthesizers, persephone, glockenspiel, violin, viola, cello, guitar, beat programming, and loop processing.

New Album

Enjoy his latest album.

Festen (2017) – 12 songs, 32 min

 

Playlist

Here is my playlist of his songs.

Manos Milonakis (Playlist) – 14 songs, 41 min

 

Albums

This is an earlier studio album.

Zyklon (2015) – 10 songs, 25 min

 

Single

Here is a single (EP).

Sólfar (2016) – 5 songs, 21 min

 

SoundCloud

Listen to some cinematic, folk, electronic, and post-pop tracks on SoundCloud.

Drink And Be Merry – Main Theme (2016) – 4 min 38 sec

 

A Neighborhood At The Limit – Reality Theme (2016) – 3 min 23 sec

 

Urban Lightscapes [Theme I, II, III] – (2018) – 3 songs, 7 min 46 sec

 

Researcher’s Night 2017 (music for dance) [Time, Wormhole, Entropy] – (2018) – 3 songs, 5 min 52 sec

 

Video

This is a brief trailer for the new album.

Festen (Album Trailer) (2017) – 33 sec

 
Here is a video with background about the making of his album.

Making of Festen (2017) – 1 min 50 sec

 
Here is the trailer with his original music score composed for Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett), which just opened at the Vassiliko Theatre of the National Theatre of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki.

Waiting for Godot (Trailer) (2018) – 1 min 33 sec

 

Links

These are links to his website, social media, and general information.

These are links to artist pages for music players and stores.

Photo credit: Festen @ Amazon (album cover)

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Juan Maria Solare: Sombras blancas

Juan Maria Solare: Sombras blancas

Listen to solo piano music by Juan Maria Solare on his new (10th) album Sombras blancas (White Shadows – Weiße Schatten).

He is an Argentine composer and pianist who teaches piano and tango music, and conducts several orchestras in Bremen, Germany, where he’s been since 1993.

Album

Enjoy the new album.

Sombras blancas – 19 songs, 59 mins

 

He composed all tracks except #1 (Frédéric Chopin) and #3 (Chinese or Russian folk song), and also performed, recorded and produced them. He provided these notes about the album on his website:

The paradoxical term sombras blancas (White Shadows) can refer to problems in life that don’t leave negative sequels or by-products. It also means: foreshadows of good things to come. And if shadows are like a mirror of our bodies (or souls), a “white shadow” reflects the luminous part of us.

Translated into everyday language: it’s about music that underlines our most positive aspects. Entertaining, but with depth.

The influence of tango music in this programme is undeniable (after all, Yours Truly was born in Argentina); however, this album’s music goes far beyond tango and reveals my classical background – such as Chopin.

Sombras blancas covers three decades of my pianistic output, from 1985 to 2016.

Casually, many of these white shadows are related to women that were or are important in my life, and not only couples or unfulfilled loves: Edelmira and -especially- Flora were my nannies in my first months and years of life.

Casually also, many of these pieces are in the key of E minor.

The phrase Sombras blancas stems from a poem by Barthold Hinrich Brockes (Hamburg 1680-1747), “Kirschblüte bei der Nacht” (Cherry blossoms at night), where an extreme, celestial whiteness is described, and where one of its lines says “sogar den Schatten weiß und sonder Schwärze hat” (even the shadow is white and void of any black). A nice thought, albeit extreme utopian, since absolute whiteness -immaculate perfection- belongs to angels, not humans.

Video

Here is a video of a song from the album that was recorded of a live performance at the University of Bremen.

Departure – 2 mins 24 sec

 

This is a video for another song from the album with images of the water fountain in Plaza de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain. The German expression “Zwischen den Jahren” refers to the last days of December (from Christmas) and the first days of January (An equivalent would be “Boxing Week”).

Zwischen den Jahren (Between the Years) – 2 mins 47 sec

 
Listen to more of his music at my Juan Maria Solare post with albums, videos, and links. This new album will be included there as well.

Photo credit: Sombras blancas @ Amazon (album cover)

SoloPiano.com – Official Playlist

SoloPiano.com – Official Playlist

Listen to solo piano music on the official playlist of SoloPiano.com, featuring some of the best solo piano artists around the world. Matthew Mayer founded SoloPiano in 2000 to promote his 1999 debut solo piano CD Crossing the Bridge, but now includes over 300 solo piano artists. You can also listen with a stream player at SoloPiano.com/listen.

Playlist

SoloPiano.com – Solo Piano Music (Playlist) – 128 songs, 9 hr 11 min