Archive for the ‘minhagalera’s favourites’ Category

Tarmac/ Louise Attaque

December 31, 2008

In 2001, due to unknown reasons, Louise Attaque split. Two of its members (singer Gaëtan Roussel and violinist Arnaud Samuel) formed Tarmac. It is pretty obvious that they didn’t try to revolutionaise the french folk music, as their sound is Louise Attaquesque to the bone. And we thank them for that:

Notre Epoque

La lune
Tarmac – La lune

More Tarmac and Louise Attaque


David Lynch

November 26, 2008

I don’t know why it didn’t come as a surprise to hear that Davin Lynch also does music. When you have this immense power that forces you to create, you only have to find some means to put that creation into whatever form it needs to reach the world.  This time, Lynch decided to use music. I don’t know how or if he put the idea into the actual musical notes, but his concept most certainly touched me.

This song is from the soundtrack of his 2006 movie: Inland Empire. I don’t know how many of you had recurring nightmares of the midget in Twin Peaks, but I am one of the people who were marked by that scene and the sight and sound of it still give me the creeps. This song is in tune with the atmosphere of all Lynch’s movies.

On the same note, I would like to present you a tune from the great Julee Cruise (the artist that sang on the Twin Peaks soundtrack). Floating is, as the name says, an eerie tune, great (or not) for any type of tripping experience.

Caravane Palace – neo-manouche?

October 27, 2008

Please tell me I get to be the first to tag this style in the making!

Jolie Coquine



Elsiane – Bringer back of memories

October 12, 2008

I am glad to see that I haven’t reached that stage in my life where I say: “They don’t make good music as they used to back in my days.”

Elsieanne Caplett’s voice is organic, like she’s the one actually raising the hair on my body, while Stephane Sotto’s drums torture your perceptions. A wonderful hybrid.



Ruckus Roboticus – Playing with scratches

October 11, 2008

Not since Kid Koala have I heard such a playful musician. He is just starting to get noticed, winning several music awards: Rockstar Games (Best DJ Mix 2003), Solid Steel (Best Mix 2003 & 2007), and Scion (Free-Up-Your-Mix Finalist 2005), so pay good attention to him, you might some day say: I know this guy from D I S C O R G Y (talk about cockiness)! He is indeed playing with scratches: old movies, children songs, game samples and the result is pure turntable:


Jamie Woon – Wayfaring stranger (Burial mix)

October 9, 2008

Howie B – The undisputed truth – How it is.

October 2, 2008

This great song is a classic motown tune, that was taken by DJ Howie B in 2001 and transformed into an incredible trip-hop, downtempo piece. Loved it for years, but didn’t find it anywhere. Luckily, music blogs came to my rescue and I to the rescue of all youtubers:

Belleruche – addendum

September 12, 2008

Ok, so when you hear the title “Turntable soul music“, you only have the option to go and download, right?

The lovely voice of Kathrin deBoer makes this band even more special, because, unlike other turntable artists, they are not sampling anything, they’re doing the real thing.

Northern girls

Minor swing (ok, maybe not the best cover, as it is really hard to equal Reinhardt…, but still, a nice attempt)



Erik Sumo

September 11, 2008

Many artists who came to visit and concert in our country have made the mistake of saying: “Good evening Budapest”. The public would naturally disagree in any way possible as our capital is, even if no one cares, Bucharest. However, no matter how much I love my country, I must admit that Hungary is a much bigger landmark on the music map. Just take for example this artist here. I am fascinated and incredibly in love with what he’s doing.

Csillag vagy fecske

Friday I’ll be dead



Venetian Snares – Öngyilkos Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday cover)

August 27, 2008

Ofcourse i post this one made by Ventian Snares, one of the greatest musicians of this planet. 🙂

Is a remix of Billie Holiday’s version, released on “Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett” in 2005.

Links: Official page, Fans page, MySpace, LastFM, Wikipedia.