Posts Tagged ‘french’

‘Speak With Ghosts’ by Anakronic Electro Orkestra (now out on CD)

15th Apr 11 (Fri) Leave a comment

One of the late releases digitally in 2010… the fantastic Anakronic Electro Orkestra now has their full-length Speak With Ghosts out on CD.  It comes with three extra connecting snippets (“ghosts”) and is going to make it on my Best of CDs in 2011.  Sure, it made it on the list in 2010, but it’s sooooo good, I’ll break / make my own rules. :)

Do you like jazzy rock-fusion klezmer (great for fans of Beats Antique & Balkan Beat Box)?  Of course, you do! Find out more about Anakronic Electro Orkestra with the links below…

Read what I wrote last December below… or just take my word for it, and buy this albumYou won’t regret it!  Per the band, it’s also destined for a vinyl release later in 2011.

Speak With Ghosts by Anakronic Electro Orkestra One of my favorite EPs of 2009 was Anakronic Electro Orkestra’s The Yiddish Part.  My only complaint with the EP?  It was too short.  Well, in mid-November 2010, unbeknown to me at the time, they came out with their debut full-length Speak With Ghosts.  It’s digital only at this stage, with Amazon’s mp3 Download department being the best choice (which I found out after I bought it on iTunes).  Anyway, well worth the coin spent! AEO hail from Toul … Read More

~Dan – np: Anakronic Electro OrkestraSpeak With Ghosts


REVIEW: Yael Naim @ Aladdin Theater (Portland, OR – – 10/15/08)

16th Oct 08 (Thu) Leave a comment


Well, I heard about Yael Naim a week ago thanks to the NPR World Cafe podcast… she’s a Paris-born, Israeli singer-songwriter.  She’s been described as “a touch of folk and a touch of jazz, with mysterious and evocative words sung with a delicate and intentionally husky voice.”  After just hearing of her, I found out that she was playing the Aladdin Theater in Portland the very next week.  I was just going to head up to the Aladdin if I was up for it, and buy a ticket if they had some available.  Well, thanks to the power of the internets, I got an email Tuesday morning from the Aladdin, and they were giving away 50 tickets to the first people who responded to their email.  And, woot, I got a free ticket.  Natch.

The opener, Peter Von Poehl, was… well… absent.  So the replacement opener was Grey Anne.  And she was… RAD!  Very quirky, indie rock girl with an electric guitar, drum, accordion, butterfly wings, echoplex, and a stuffed giraffe.  Fun songs, off the wall, nice textures, strong voice, confident, quirky… She’s from Portland; so I hope she makes her way down to Eugene sometime soon.


Yael Naim and her band were really good, too.  They played Britney Spears’ “Toxic” as well.  That’d make my friend Bruth happy. :)  I enjoyed her set a lot, but I think my favorites of hers were the ones in French.  There’s something about French music that’s just… FUN.  Yann Tiersen, Jeanne Cherhal, Paris Combo, and… well, Yael Naim.

Next Aladdin visit for me… Jonatha Brooke and GlenI sat on a glass table and might not be playing guitar for a whilePhillips.  Yikes. :)  I hope Glen’s arm is better to be at this show, because otherwise, I don’t think I’ll go.  At the end of the day, I hope he gets better more than me being able to see him.

The Appropriate Linkage:

~Dan – np: RadioheadIn Rainbows

From the Top of the World

23rd Sep 08 (Tue) Leave a comment

A Reminder

My Brightest Diamond‘s From the Top of the World -EP- is out today on iTunes.  It’s the single for the title track plus 3 French songs.  Here’s my original post about this release with all of the INFO

$2.97 if you only want the new songs.  But if you don’t have A Thousand Shark’s Teeth, you might as well get that one, too.  You know you want to…

~Dan – np: My Brightest DiamondFrom the Top of the World

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