A Blissful Double Header (Episode 97 & 98)

What’s better than one episode of Sailing La Vagabonde? TWO gorgeous episodes of Sailing La Vagabonde!  This week the team explore some of the highs and lows of sailing the through the beautiful waters of Mallorca and Spain. Not only are we shown some stunning video footage, but THAT music, am I right? If you haven’t laid your eyes and ears upon the latest, you can do so right here in the embedded YouTube players, amigos.

Did you hear the music played in the latest episodes? It is some seriously good stuff. The good news is that on our SoundCloud account you can access each of the songs from the episodes in our weekly featured playlists. Check it out below! You might even like to listen to the artists whilst reading a little more about them in this blog. If you follow the provided links to our featured musicians pages, you can show your support by liking and sharing their content, or even splash out and purchase some of the magic.

Accidental hero – www.facebook.com/accidentalhero

There is nothing accidental about the quality of Ben Pagnam’s very chilled out, very honest and easily listenable take on acoustic folk rock. Providing a reliable and refreshingly simple musical arrangement, backed by gorgeous vocal tones that succeed in delivering relatable short stories, I found myself singing along after only a few listens. Enjoy the lovely choruses laced into each song.

 

 

 

Listening to the electronic tapestry of Koresma takes me to another place; a forest surrounded by massive pine trees, a tropical island in the Caribbean or somewhere like the vast deserts of Australia. Organic, acoustic sounds provide a strong footing for the subtle and inviting digital undertones that are interwoven among the layers of ‘hear-quenching’ sounds. Have a listen to Bridges or Sun Begins to Pour to embark on your journey into Koresma’s delicious soundscape.

Joe Mungovan – www.joemungovan.com

Talented multi-instrumentalist Joe Mungovan writes an exciting and driven brand of indie-rock, characterised by a pulsating drum beat, simple and catchy guitar riffs and a very honest and smooth vocal.

 

 

 

Jangle – www.janglemusic.bandcamp.com

Producer of an interesting fusion of sounds, Jangle provides listeners with eclectic yet harmonious blend of down-tempo chill out music. From deep bass lines, stringed instruments such as the harp, violin and guitar and fanciful but minimalist vocals, the spontaneity of his composure commands attention. This music is fundamentally electronic in nature, however it  maintains a warm and distinct human element.

 

 

 

Windspiel – https://soundcloud.com/windspielebers…

Featuring “music from the world”, Windspiel cross multi-lingual borders, with lyrics in Spanish, German and English to name a few, they seem to have most of the language bases covered! Their music is very easy listening, consisting of traditional acoustic instruments such as the double bass, violin, slap box and spanish guitar, they manage to create a ‘happening’ and driving rhythm that is quite easy to tap a foot or bob a head to. Windspiel is four friends making music about nature in an urbanised time and doing a good job at that.

Hey guys, our CD “Spuren im Sand” is now available for order and download on bandcamp 🙂 windspieleberswalde.bandcamp.com
If you like our music, follow us on facebook too:
www.facebook.com/windspiel.band

Tom Owens/Porch Guitar – https://www.facebook.com/porchguitar/

 Tom Owens aka Porch Guitar is a favourite here on SLV, his lo-fi improvisational style of guitar playing is a delight to listen to. The name Porch Guitar rings very true. Tom says, “Guitar Improv on the front porch. Structured as it happens. Sounds of nature. Cars go by. Neighbors wave. Yeah..”

As you hear the music this kind of scene is very easy to imagine, a park out the front, the sounds of birds chirping, and of course Tom noodling away on his front porch.

 

A Wood is as Blues as it gets, ranging from crystal clean acoustic guitar strumming to digging right into lead breaks that do all the talking. Although his tracks lack vocal expression, his guitar work is impeccable, and beautifully laced electric leads fill the gap and then some as he makes the guitar do all the singing. This type of blues makes me want to break out my air guitar and pull various pained facial expressions.

 

 

 Sam has been releasing quietly impressive music on his Soundcloud account for a while now, music that has evidently evolved over time, from guitar heavy indie-rock to a more modern take on the genre seen in his first offering from the upcoming EP “War Artist”, named “Moby Dick”. Taking us down a more layered, vocally enchanting path, it will be interesting to see what else the WAM-award winning songwriter will have to offer in subsequent releases.

“A really special songwriter” – Lachie Macara, Triple J

“Sam Carmody is a real literary talent, with an artist’s inquiring mind and a natural feel for the beauty and toughness of language” – Charlotte Wood, author of the award-winning The Natural Way of Things.

Sea Foam Sweater Girl – www.soundcloud.com/seafoamsweatergirl
 Beautifully raw, Seafoam Sweater Girl records her songs lo-fi and in one take. Despite no professional quality recordings, she manages to create lovely guitar sing alongs which we just love to listen to. Honestly I think the lo-fi and raw quality of this music only adds to its charm and represents a style that tends to be lacking in indie-folk recordings. Especially from artists that still sound great no matter what medium they record with.
 A very cool, very chilled style of indie-folk rock, Neem is supported by elegant guitar riffs, ice cold vocal harmonies, and a sensible rhythm section. At the fore are deep and soul inspired stories told by singers Nimai and Sally, who in their contrast of bouncy upbeat tunes and political leanings respectively, find a nice equilibrium together in their shared vocal duties.

 

Another week of SLVM done and dusted Vagabonds. We would like to whole heartedly thank the musicians who have contributed their masterpieces to our show, it wouldn’t be the same without you guys and we are extremely grateful! Don’t forget to click their links and show some love.
Until next time,
SLVM

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