Saturday, June 30, 2007

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bakers at dawn is a one man project from Malmo, Sweden (the man behind it being Markus). He used to play under the alias Big Ship and relased one cd-r album on Canarie Records called "You Got Your Fathers Mother", which was really good. He switched artist name sometime last year, I think, but the style hasn't changed much (never change a winning concept :-)).

And the music is really cool, we're talking very, very lo-fi and melancholic, mostly acoustic, rock with some really catchy melodies. The songs below are my two absolute favourites, "Lay it aside" (synths extravaganza and the I-hate-myself-and-I-want-to-die feeling) and "Camera" (great chorus, superb ending, think Eric's Trip meeting an even sadder Swede). And on Myspace you can find (and download) some newer stuff too ("Ancestor contest" would be my choice of the day).


Friday, June 29, 2007


Yes, it's time for the quick introduction to Klaus&Kinski. It's a band from Murcia, consisting mainly of Alejandro (most instruments) and Marina (most vocals), with some occasional help from Paco and Daniel. I found them last year on Myspace and was immediately addicted to their sweet mix of pop and Spanish folk music with a slight hint of electronica. For that reason ONBC asked them if they were interested in making a cover/remix/whatever of our single "Shell for the mourning", which they were. They did what you might call a complete make-over and turned our rather simple song into a downbeat/upbeat/fuzzguitar version with a few new melodies included as well (and there was much rejoicing in camp ONBC :-)). Besides that they were also very kind and sent me a copy of their demo, which is just amazing. It consists of 17 of their own songs (+ cover versions of "Souvenir" (OMD) and "Here comes the sun" (The Beatles)), among which "En la cama", "Me vas a destrozar" and "Flashback al reves" are my favourites (if I had to mention just three). And now they've gone and made a video for the latter.

So go watch, while Klaus&Kinski flashes you through cars, beaches and refrigerators (it's a very good video :-)):