Morocco, Mice and Music (Episode 130 & 131)

Sailing La Vagabonde Music


Thank you to this weeks artists, featured on episode 130 & 131 of SLV, your music helps make our videos possible!

It brings us great pleasure to find and feature new music on SLV, exploring new material on the ground, online and  sent to us by dedicated artists from all over the world. There is a great variety of sounds for us to pore over, from contemporary folk music, to post-indie electronic and many others in between. Although there is a small slice of the musical pie embedded into our episodes, the depth and volume of material extends further than might be expected. If you are enjoying the music on SLV, please let us know!

There are a quite a few ways you can delve into the music featured on the show. The information for the songs of each episode is under the YouTube videos in the description, there are several fortnightly updated playlists we have compiled on the music streaming websites SoundCloud and Spotify and you can discover more about all of the artists in this blog. Take a look at the links of the artists to head to their webpages where you can help support their journey.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the latest episodes of SLV, they are embedded right here in this very blog, enjoy.


On our way out, Moroccin’ about (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 130

We sail west, along the northern Moroccan coastline. It’s all go go go right now, just making quick stops in every few ports so that we can make our exit out of the Mediterranean. New oceans are calling our names. We tie off the boat in another marina that’s pretty much deserted and head into the country on a road trip. I’ve always dreamed of visiting Morocco, to get lost in the ally ways and go spice shopping at the markets. I hope you enjoy this little adventure with us! Videos made with love, Elayna.


When the cats away the mice will play! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 131

After a spontaneous trip to the blue town, Riles and I crank the engine for Ceuta in no wind.. which means no sailing.. which means way too much free time out there. Join us for a dolphin party, a missed fish and good vibes all round. Have a fabulous Monday from us!


Spotify Playlist


SoundCloud Playlist


Django Django – https://www.djangodjango.co.uk

Progressive and refreshingly experimental indie is thrust unto the world via English rockers Django Django. With their new sound that flirts the lines of industrial-electronic and prog-indie rock, they bring sensible, quasi complex music to the fore, while staying true to the foundational song writing emphasised by the Django of the past. Their latest offering ‘Marble Skies’ was released in January 2018, it is the bands highly anticipated third album coming after a three year gap in major releases

 


Taji – https://www.tajimusic.com

Taji uses music to address some of the issues faced by many young adults, from feelings of isolation, yearning and loneliness, to a visceral sense of adventure. Influences such as Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Bon Iver have helped Taji forge his sound. Like his contemporaries, his music is fundamentally melodic, often propelled by the rhythm of a deep kick drum and simple backing bass lines. His guitar work is noteworthy, easily capturing the attention it seeks by offering quirky and interesting riffs.


Luciole Langevine – https://soundcloud.com/luciole-langevine

Luciole Langevine moulds with a tremendously vast selection of genres, much to the pleasure of her growing fanbase on SoundCloud. The recipe is straightforward, borrow music from various composers and fuse her vocals of mood and choosing inside. The result is exciting and frankly refreshing, a good concoction of sounds, featuring Luciole as her own remix.

 

 


Mute Choir – https://www.facebook.com/mutechoir

Mute Choir was created as a platform to explore the themes of freedom, creative vision and expression, while addressing the dissonance experienced by humans who are doing what is expected of them by society, rather than following the pursuits they are interested in. Disgorging a post-electronic sound, Mute Choir exudes a sense of melancholy, all the while enticing the spirit of danceability. Heavy with rock music sensibilities, all sounds are cleverly positioned to allow room for Sam Arion’s silky vocal to float between tracks without effort.


Eli Blackshear – https://soundcloud.com/user-886099565

Blackshear affects a buttery, lo-fi vocal united with a catchy and simple guitar track that serves its rhythmic purpose easily. Fluxing from slow jam ballads to upbeat, ample barre chord ditties, maintaining interest is no problem. While the musical aspect of Blackshear remains predictably linear, he shines bright with his raw, tone-generous, emotional vocal and lyrics.

 

 


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. 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


Fernando Ferronato –  https://ftferronato.bandcamp.com/

Classical guitarist Fernando Ferronato is a Brazilian musician and composer with the ability to manifest pensive moods through the sounds he creates on his instrument. He began playing at the age of twelve when his Godmother gifted him with his first guitar, since then he has honed his skills to a craft mirroring landscapes and the forces of nature. Often laced with a sense of urgency, seldom a gasp of air between the shower of notes and tones, the listener is kidnapped and hypnotised into a state of reflection.


Heeblay – https://heeblay.bandcamp.com/

Producing an eclectic, calming and enchanting soundscape, Gold Coast local Heeblay succeeds in delivering a layered texture of sounds backed by a haunting yet soothing vocal, the low key chanting of words resonates amidst a cluster of stringed, wind and percussive instruments the likes of which would be difficult to pronounce let alone play.

Heeblay has recently released the album ‘Something Big and Beautiful Like the Sky’ which is available on Bandcamp and everywhere else.

 


Amarantehttps://soundcloud.com/amarantemusic

Josh and Jysi from Los Angeles form the alternative-folk duo of Amarante, specialising in an ethereal and captivating blend of music which they have recorded and produced themselves. Melding haunting vocals together with an interesting arrangement of sounds to create an open and airy feel, the final product is eminently listenable. If you have enjoyed past productions from the talented duo, then you will be happy to know Amarante released their fifth record, ‘Spirit of the Abyss’ last year.


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. Keep an ear out for new releases from Koresma in the coming weeks.

Thanks for dropping by Vagabonds. Did you enjoy reading about the musicians featured on SLV over the last couple of weeks? Let us know by leaving a comment, we love hearing from you.

If you like what you hear, you can find more by following the artist’s links, or by checking out our Spotify and SoundCloud accounts, where there are plenty of updates on each weeks playlists.

Huge thanks to the featured artists from the last couple of weeks! The episodes of SLV would not be the same without your excellent musical creations.

 

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