Don’t be surprised if this week’s Sound Sunday sounds slightly Spanish. You may also detect some Russian, Croatian, Latvian, and Japanese. This edition is entirely dedicated to foreign languages and a broad mix of genres.
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Andrés Correa – Un Lugar
Genre: alternative, latin, folk, pop, rock, jazz
Andrés Correa is a singer-songwriter and guitarrist from Bogotá, Colombia. His music is a unique mix of folk, pop, rock, and some of his tunes melt completely into jazz. Very relaxing and laid-back music.
Un Lugar (English: a place) is a free download from Bandcamp.
Sant Gatxo – Llum
Genre: alternative, indie, rock
Sant Gatxo from La Vila Joiosa, Spain delivers energetic indie rock with popular melodies. The six-piece band is committed to the social reality around them, which is reflected in their lyrics, as well as in their stage performances.
Llum (English: light) is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
La Teoria del Caos – Selftitled
Genre: indie, rock
La Teoria del Caos hail form La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina. The selftitled album is their debut.
La Teoria del Caos (English: chaos theory) is a free download from Bandcamp.
UN PLANETA – Selftitled
Genre: alternative, indie, noise, pop, post rock, shoegaze
Un Planeta is another band from the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Originally a trio, they added a fourth member to better design their sound. The selftitled album released in 2012 is also their debut.
UN PLANETA (English: a planet) is a free download from Bandcamp.
Morbo & Mambo – Selftitled
Genre: experimental, rock, stoner, afrodub, afrobeat, dub funk
This shall be the last band from the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marbo & Mambo don’t want to be associated with any one genre. They claim not to make afrobeat, stoner, dub, or funk, but all together. This makes for a fascinating mix indeed.
Marbo y Mambo (English: curiosity and mambo) is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Holden Avenue – Wybierz Droge
Genre: alternative, punk, rock
Holden Avenue is quintet from Wroclaw, Poland. Their powerful and melodic punk rock, with hard rock guitar elements, has earned them numerous awards at festivals and band competitions.
Wybierz Droge (English: choose the way) is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Humlow of Pizza Killers – Selftitled
Genre: hardcore, acoustic, punk, rock, ballads
From the banks of the Yenisei river in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, this quartet creates a panic among their audiences. Some songs start harmless enough, with acoustic pop-rock melodies. You could almost think this was lovely mainstream, until the Russian punk vocals cut in and the instruments pick up speed and intensity. Fantastic album to relief some steam.
Humlow of Pizza Killers is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
XAXAXA – Siromašni i bogati
Genre: indie, punk, rock, post-rock
XAXAXA (HAHAHA in Cyrillic alphabet) is a band from Skopje, Macedonia. With Siromašni i bogati the trio released its sophomore. In their songs Vasko, Nenad, and Dzano address unfair differences between people, imposed social norms, and carelessness of those in power. To allow the interested listener a full immersion in their songs, the band provides English translations of all lyrics. Allos XAXAXA to take you into their world, despite all superficial differences.
Siromašni i bogati (English: the poor and the rich) is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Bernays Propaganda – Zabraneta Planeta
Genre: alternative, indie, rock, punk, post punk
With this band it might finally seem like I ordered the albums not only according to genre, but also according to location. This is not the case, but purse coincidence. May I introduce: Bernays Propaganda from Skopje, Macedonia.
From the album page: “Signature new wave/post-punk sound with strong danceable basis, delivering firm drum beats accompanied by thick and groovy bass lines, upon which layers of noisy and disharmonic guitar chords are played, though less funky and broken as before. Add more of that strong and remarkable female voice shouting political lyrics over catchy atmosphere and bursts of energy, and there you go – 9 new songs, 9 new stories, 9 new manifestos calling for radical changes. Bernays Propaganda once again outdid themselves, presenting us with material that shows how a band can reach full songwriting and arranging maturity while losing none of the basic postulates of the philosophy they grew up on.”
Zabraneta Planeta is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Martas Asinis – Ceturtais Albums
Genre: alternative, indie, dance, lo-fi
Martas Asinis is the works of Filips Derums of Riga, Latvia. Filips is also a member of several Latvian indie rock bands. In this project, however, Filips and his two band members produce progressive dance music. The indie rock influence of course shines through.
Ceturtais Albums (English: the fourth album) is a free download from Bandcamp.
EP: Zessho x Kerberos – Remixed EP
Genre: beats, hip hop, rap
Japanese rapper Zessho remixed by Kerberos with classic sample-based beats.
Remixed EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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