James Blake Debut Album Released: 07/02/11

James Blake es un artista inglés nacido en Londres. Su primera producción será editada por Hemlock Recordings, y el sencillo de "Limit To Your Love" le ha dado una enorme expectativa a su lanzamiento. Con bajos increíbles, melodías innovadoras y una gran voz, es un disco imperdible. Les dejo el vid de su sencillo, link a su página y recuerden apoyar al artista comprando al menos una de sus canciones a partir del 7 de Febrero... Enjoy...


HOST A SCREENING opportunities for "AN ISLAND", a film by Vincent Moon and Efterklang

AN ISLAND, the film by Vincent Moon based on the music by Efterklang will start its official screenings on February 2011.

Efterklang and Vincent Moon have recently invited all their listeners and followers to host their own screenings of An Island.

These PRIVATE-PUBLIC SCREENINGS, as they call them, will run for two months – February and March 2011. The name, as they explain, comes from the fact that the screenings are "private" because they are hosted by private people and "public" because the screenings are official and open to anyone.

Basic rules apply:

-The screenings need to have free entrance

-The screenings need to be public.

-The screenings need to have a minimum capacity of 5 people

-The screenings need to be verified by Efterklang & Vincent Moon and only screenings that are featured on www.anisland.cc are official Private-Public Screenings

All the information about the film and how to host a screening can be found HERE.

I see this as a perfect opportunity for the MUSICAL SOULMATE crew and friends to contribute to the free distribution of this film and independent music work in general, something that have always characterized Vincent Moon's work throughout the years.

So far, I only see one screening for 8 people in Mexico City, having one at our headquarters in the 319, might not be a bad idea...I will just say this once.

I leave the third teaser of this film...



AN ISLAND - 3rd TEASER - Vincent Moon & Efterklang from Rumraket on Vimeo.


Jónsi - Kolniður (From Go Live DVD)

Mi track favorito del increíble disco de Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), vocalista de Sigur Rós. El vid es parte del CD & DVD "Go Live" que es toda una joya. Enjoy...


MGMT at Daytrotter - Jan 3 2011

A nice way to start the year...MGMT at Daytrotter.

As always the post from Daytrotter (below) could not be better...



Link to download the session with 4 tracks

Post from Daytrotter:

We Hear Of Love, Of Youth, And Of Disillusionment
Jan 3, 2011

Here lies a testimonial for MGMT. We're not sure what you know about the Brooklyn band led by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden and we're not sure how much you've heard of their work. Many more of you likely heard their debut album, "Oracular Spectacular," that comet of a record that rocket-shipped them into the brighter lights and enormous stages, than their second, "Congratulations," arguably a better album and one that showed their boundless creativity and, just as importantly, their massive balls - yes, their cajones. It is a record that they didn't have to make, but they did it anyway because they couldn't conceive of just making a simple, huge-hooked, dance-pop record again. We're not at all sure how many copies it sold, nor do we necessarily care, as we find it to be incredibly intriguing, a psychedelic labyrinth that will seemingly still give us more and more for years and years, the longer we listen to it. It was a record that VanWyngarden's father, a writer for the Memphis Flyer, famously defended as a textured and sometimes difficult "grower" when it was getting kicked around a bit at its release. Some of you may have heard the reports that the band was less than phenomenal as a live band, back in the day. Well, we'd like you to take a knife to all of the ugly or negative thoughts that you might harbor, for the MGMT that exists right now - fleshed out with bassist Matthew Asti, guitarist James Richardson and drummer Will Berman - is an exquisite ensemble and has never been better, entering the building here in Asheville for its MoogFest appearance at the Civic Center to the songs of Rodriguez and then matching all of the energy that Big Boi left out on the stage prior to them. Given the time, it's easy to see the group going on to have one of the more impressive discographies of all of the American bands that have surfaced in the last 10 years. Kind and considerate, not to mention thoughtful and slightly bashful as a person, VanWyngarden has the beginnings of a great frontman, singing like a young Mick Jagger and wisely letting the dense and multi-dimensional songs take the forefront, rather than any canned shenanigans or showy, immodest energy. The music on "Congratulations" is a dominance of visions, a rodeo of spirit and essence, a dynamic display of the strange corridors of a young man's mind that's busy contemplating and commiserating with the depths of such an odd muscle and what it's capable of pulling off. "I Found A Whistle" begins with an acoustic strumming that reminds us of an old Neutral Milk Hotel progression, and it's a song that feels like a flooded time capsule or, even more, a time machine that with the bleating of the whistle discovered can transport us into those thousands and thousands of expired years, that let us fall into the arms of dusty and spooky history, along with the yellow tricksters and thieves. There's a man with a pistol, waiting in the moonlight for the word and there are others abusing that whistle and seeing things they maybe shouldn't be seeing. VanWyngarden sings on "It's Working," "You know it's not the same as love/Cause love is only in your mind/Not your heart," and these are the more reasonable, though darkened insights that we mostly get from his lines - ones that come across as the thoughts of an older, albeit burnt soul. We hear of love and disillusionment. We hear of not knowing which end is up and there's a lot of connective tissue holding the chaos together.

Discos del 2010 - Ale (Perro)

Les dejo la lista de los 10 discos del año para Ale (Perro), colaboradora oficial de Musical Soulmate, saludos a todos.

1.- High Violet - The National

2.- The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

3.- Total Life Forever - Foals

4.- Brothers - The Black Keys

5.- This is Happening - LCD Soundsystem

6.- Plastic Beach - Gorillaz 

7.- Volume Two - She & Him

8.- Beachcomber's Windowsill - Stornoway

9.- All Alone In An Empty House - Lost In The Trees 

10.- Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon


NPR's Best Music of 2010

That time of the year has arrived...

On December 1, 2010, NPR Music revealed their favorite albums of the year, or what they called Best Music of 2010.

Take a look at their recommendations below and start preparing yours...

As always, here in MUSICAL SOULMATE we'll publish our picks for 2010 in a couple of weeks...



Recommended by NPR Music Staff

Thomas Ades, Tevot

Agalloch, Marrow Of The Spirit

Aloe Blacc, Good Things

Khaira Arby, Timbuktu Tarab

Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

Erykah Badu, New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return Of The Ankh

Big Boi, Sir Lucious Leftfoot...The Son Of Chico Dusty

The Black Keys, Brothers

Brooklyn Rider, Dominant Curve

Buke & Gass, Riposte

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig

Regina Carter, Reverse Thread

Chancha Via Circuito, Rio Arriba

Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest

Issac Delgado, Love

Joyce DiDonato, Rossini: Colbran, The Muse

Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma

Four Tet, There Is Love In You

Vittorio Grigolo, The Italian Tenor

Gyptian, Hold You

Hilary Hahn, Higdon & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos

Mary Halvorson Quintet, Saturn Sings

Rita Indiana, El Juidero

Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song

Jonsi, Go

Seu Jorge And Almaz, Seu Jorge And Almaz

King Sunny Ade, Baba Mo Tunde

Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs, God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise

LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening

Lower Dens, Twin Hand Movement

Alexander Melnikov, Shostakovich

Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid

Jason Moran, Ten

Carla Morrison, Mientras Tu Dormias

The National, High Violet

Owen Pallett, Heartland

Sondra Radvanovsky, Verdi Arias

Josh Ritter, So Runs The World Away

Robyn, Body Talk

Kermit Ruffins, Happy Talk

Christian Scott, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Gil Scott-Heron, I'm New Here

Sleigh Bells, Treats

Esperanza Spalding, Chamber Music Society

Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone

Sufjan Stevens, The Age Of Adz

The Tallest Man On Earth, The Wild Hunt

Titus Andronicus, The Monitor

Sharon Van Etten, Epic

Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Crystal Fighters - Star of Love

Desde el Reino de Navarra, España, nos llega esta "nueva" banda... Crystal Fighters. Si bien es un hecho que parte de su material se encuentra filtrado en la red desde hace un año, desde Octubre finalmente se encuentra disponible en las tiendas digitales más grandes. El disco se llama Star of Love, su primer sencillo fue Xtatic Truth, y definitivo es de lo más fresco que pueden escuchar ahorita. Un Electronic-Indie-Folk que sin ser completamente una innovación seguro no suena parecido a muchas cosas que hayan escuchado anteriormente. El disco completo es muy bueno, siempre se agradecen nuevos artistas que propongan algo distinto. Les dejo un par de vids.