SomaFM independent internet radio
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Seks Bomba - Operation B.O.M.B.A.

It looks like a soundtrack but it isn't. Yet, it could have easily been one. Seks Bomba are a Boston award-winning band and they play an excellent multi-layered blend of spy themes, space age lounge, go go beat and hammond grooves. Their singer sounds like a sarcastic crooner and their technical abilities are out of this world. Operation B.O.M.B.A. contains captivating retro songs as well as many frantic instrumentals. Check out the "Seks Bomba Theme" to see what I mean. You can also visit their website here. The surprising thing is that Seks Bomba seem to be relatively unknown outside their homeland. In fact, it was exceptionally hard for me to find their album down here in Greece. I visited many record shops until I managed to find one where they ordered it for me and it arrived a couple of months later!!! Nevertheless, no matter how hard it can be to find their album, it is definitely worth a try. Go buy it, guys, and support Seks Bomba.
posted by Nada at 12:37 AM | Permalink | 1 comments
Friday, January 18, 2008
Nick Drake - The Complete Lost Recordings

No introduction needed. Nick Drake is, IMO, the greatest and most soulful of all folk guitarists/songwriters. What's more, the words of his songs are not merely lyrics: they are POETRY, great, introspective, fragile poetry. His music has been my company for more than ten years; yet, every time I listen to his songs, I feel like it's the first time. There isn't even a single song by Nick Drake that I don't like. All of them are perfect...

I bought this album after I had collected all his official releases. It contains songs which he recorded at home (hence the bad sound quality) and he allegedly gave them to his mother as a present. Most of them are covers, played in that standard folk fingerpicking style. It is a collection of songs that fully represents his influences. An early glimpse at the work of a genius.


posted by Nada at 2:52 AM | Permalink | 2 comments