After stunning the mainstream pop machine into a state of huffy, new school e-disbelief by beating out Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry for the 2011 Album of the year Grammy, Arcade Fire seemed poised for a U2-style international coup, but the Suburbs, despite its stadium-ready sonic grandiosity, was far too homespun and idiosyncratic to infect the masses in the same way as the Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby. Reflektor, the Montreal collective's much anticipated fourth long-player and first double-album, moves the group even further from pop culture sanctification with a seismic yet impenetrable 13-track set (at 75 minutes it’s one minute over standard single disc capacity) that guts the building but leaves the roof intact.
A collaboration album by Toydrum, designed by Kai & Sunny. The album includes work by Toydrum who has been covered, reworked and remixed by different artists. Such as Trentemoeller, Nick Cave, Rival Consoles and more. Most of the tracks have been lifted from the Evangelist project, which featured the late Gavin Clark. Toydrum consist of ex-members of UNKLE.
London's and TD's soundscapes are so unique like a score to a movie. The British influence in TD's music within their 40 years' development is bigger and more intensive than most people may have recognised. For those who couldn't join the concert or like to relive it again: here's the full cut of their beat show at the Forum in Kentishtown on Nov. 1st 2008. A kaleidoscope beginning with the new title Trauma and ending with the breathtaking live interpretation of the TD classic Cloudburst Flight.
Swedes 220 VOLT released three quite good albums at the beginning of the '80s, with a classic Euro metal sound similar to the first Europe. But in the middle of the decade, their recording label saw a strong potential in 220 Volt to be launched on the prosperous American market. "Eye To Eye" was the result, and if you never heard this album you're missing something great. With the extremely talented Max Norman (Ozzy, Coney Hatch, Y&T) producing, mixing and engineering, 220 Volt obtained a punchy, glossy, awesome polished sound ready to conquer the world.