Fed up with the main stream music albums? No need to worry here @ GloPop it’s not all about pop music. Occasionally GloPop will go into alternative mood, bringing you album reviews for those less main stream albums, you shouldn’t miss out on. Kicking off this week, is a trio of acts who couldn’t be more different from each other:
‘Chill Funk Trip’ by Made of Wood.
born and raised in Worcester, MA yet Albuquerque based Dan Waldman is a man of many talents. Not only is he an accomplished pianist and composer in a classical back ground, his incredible talent is reflected in the wonderful pieces of music he’s been creating for his ambient music project ‘Man of Wood’. The expertise of his classical background, combined with own samples (which are being altered constantly), a variety of sounds inspired by the idols ( Massive Attack, Air, Radiohead,..) a healthy doses of passion for music and lots of hard work have resulted in an outstanding down tempo debut album called ‘Chill Funk Trip’.
The album, a compilation of 11 exquisite funk tracks, is a fusion of instrumental lounge music with a twist. Expect a chilled atmosphere, of experimental sounds, caressing your ears with the soft sounds of electro instruments, jazz instruments like sax, piano twist interludes and a no talking policy. this is chill out at its best. Absolutely LUSH!!!
The album ‘Chill Funk Trip’ by Made of Wood is out on iTunes or any other online retailer and can be bought now.
‘Love blood’ by King Charles
Early last month we featured King Charles on our blog as one of the artists to watch out for in the alternative indie circuit. Looks like our suspicion was right. Even though ‘Lady Percy’ didn’t make the airplay to any of the radio stations, follow up single ‘The Brightest Lights’ feat. Mumford & Sons, is attracting lots of attention and is currently being picked up. What a joy, as this independent singer songwriter really deserves the big break through.
Charles’ debut album ‘Love Blood’ is an astonishing 11-track album with up tempo alternative music. With the summer and all its festivals in sight, this gentleman will leave an impressive impact thanks to the impressive amount of feel good songs. Hail King Charles! Apart from the new single, the album also includes ‘Lady Percy’ and previous singles ‘ Love Blood’ and ‘Bam Bam’.
The album ‘Love Blood’ by King Charles is out on iTunes in standard or deluxe edition. Available now or via other online retailers.
‘I U Need’ by Olga Kouklaki
Just as King Charles, Greek born Parisienne Olga Kouklaki found her way to GloPop a good month and a half ago when we reviewed her electronica track ‘I U need’. In the article, which we reviewed here, we mentioned how the singer explained her new album as more accessible and more appealing sounding. Currently ‘I U Need’ is one of our most favorite albums of 2012, simply because of the 11 electronica songs which flirt occasionally with the oh so wonderful sounds from the eighties.
‘I U Need’ is one hell of a diverse album, performed by a singer who’s incredible in expressing her emotions without ever going over the top or holding back. Olga Kouklaki is pure class and deserves without a shadow of a doubt, her title as ‘electro mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea’. If you are new to electronica music or a die hard fan, then this lady is all you need.
The album ‘I U Need’ is out via i-Tunes and any other online retailer now.