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.
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
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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.
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.