The Needle 013: #indie sounds, Irakere, "Happy Birthday" and more

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For the week of August 30, 2015

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As one of the more consistent channels, #indie seems to come through with something nice every week and this past week is no exception. @velvor shared with us a song by the Tacoma, WA natives, Widowspeak called ‘All Yours’. After forming the band in Brooklyn, they were soon signed to Captured Tracks in the same city and have been pleasing people with their sound ever since.

Widowspeak - All Yours (Single 2015)

#latin was busy this past week and most of that is thanks to @saritag who shared with us lots of music that fans of the genre need to check out. The latest sound falls somewhere in the latin/afro jazz category and was recorded at both the Newport Festival in NYC and the Montreux Jazz Festival. The group, Irakere, consists of afro-cuban musicians and this particular piece took 11 of them to make it as special as it truly is.

What else is going on?

 

Forget crate digging; real musicologists go for original sheet music. The manuscript for the most recognizable song in the English language (according to Guinness Records) was dug up last week and dates back to the 1890’s. “Happy Birthday”, which was originally written as “Good Morning to All” was found in a library at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Warner Music Group currently claims rights to the song, which is why we don’t hear it in movies all the time, but this could shake things up a bit. More on that here.

Prince fans, you’ve still got music coming your way as the icon just released his new album, HITNRUN Phase One, via Tidal and exclusive to it. If you’ve got Tidal, check it out. If not, I guess you’re outta luck. We’ve had conversation over Tidal in the past, but I’m curious to hear thoughts as it has now had some time in the market. For now, the closest non-Tidal users can get is here.

 

Don’t sleep on…


For those deeply involved in the #electronic music scene, Floating Points is most likely a name you’ve heard before. But there are plenty who don’t subscribe to the genre who might appreciate the Englander’s music. With a training background in classical music, he writes, composes and arranges music for his Floating Points Ensemble and you can hear those staples of sound bleed through in most of his music. There’s a lot worth checking out, but this is a good start:
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