After the successful album “tragic Kingdom“, No Doubt are preparing a new album. The new album could be called “artificial sweeter“, and should be out in the beginning of the year 2000. It will have 14 tracks which were recorded during 18 months by recording engineer Bernie Groudman. Bernie already has on his curriculum the single ‘Kiss‘ by Prince and the album ‘thriller‘ by Michael Jackson.
On this album No Doubt will abandon reggae and ska, and the sound of this record will be more 80s rock.
The German sextet Ramstein has a new album “live aus Berlin“. This live album was compiled from two concerts held on 22 and 23 August in the Wuhlheide park. This park, one of the biggest in Berlin, had about 40,000 people attending the concerts.
Cinematic Orchestra had one of the most dazzling debuts with the album “motion“. The collective directed by J. Swinscoe composed the album in a jazzy way touched by cinematographic atmospheres.
This article is also accompanied by an interview with J. Swinscoe. The musician talks about the recent album. Also his musical influences, ranging from hard-core (Dead Kennedys, No Means No, Fugazi) to the jazz of Coltraine and Miles Davis. Furthermore, it tells about Cinematic’s experience playing at the posthumous ceremony for Stanley Kubrick.
Brand New Heavies
Brand New Heavis have just released the compilation “trunk-funk: the best of“. This album is a celebration of 10 years of the band dedicated to funk. Also featured is new vocalist Carleen Anderson (ex Young Disciplines).
In this article is also present an interview to Carleen Anderson. Daughter of musician parents. Her mother, accompanied James Brown for several years, and her father, the musician Bobby Bird.
The interview deals with her adaptation to the Brand New Heavies, making some comparisons to the sound of the Young Disciplines.
At 53, David Bowie releases the album “hours“. In New York, Bowie gives an interview about his latest release. According to the musician, this album has more dense outlines and deals with ageing. It is not an album specifically about him, but about his generation.
David Bowie confesses that he doesn’t feel at ease with success and fame. In fact, after his big hit “let’s dance“, his creativity went into decline. It was only in the 90s that Bowie returned with great vigour, exploring new sounds through electronica.
This article about Iggy Pop is the review of the new album “avenue B“. According to the critics this album was the best Iggy did in the 90’s. A concept album of ten songs and three spoken words, where the musician confessed to be an inveterate sentimental and sexual nomad.