Monday, September 3, 2018

The Minstral Show – (Episode 055)

Hello everyone, we’re back after a short break to bring you the best and newest songs of the 21st century featuring: Blackwater Holylight, Factice Factory, Sir Robin & The Longbowmen, Muff, Great Lake Swimmers, Agnes Obel, Lucy Kruger, S.J. Tucker, Wheat Fields, The Hanging Stars, Paul Weller and Chelsea Lee.

More than just a podcast, World United Music has emerged to bring you the best music being made in the 21st century by signed, unsigned and Independent artists.

To all the Artists, be sure to share the podcast episode with your network as it helps bring attention not only to your work but to the work of others as well. That's what the “World United Music” project is all about, bringing attention to all the artists who make great music.

SET: 01

From Portland Oregon, “Blackwater Holylight” starts off the first set with “Sunrise” taken from their April 2018 self titled album “Blackwater Holylight”.

“Sunrise” is an intricate brew of music genres that swirls into a psychedelic pool of mystique, thought and garage rock. A Great new alternative tune to start off today’s episode.

Following Blackwater Holylight is “Factice Factory” from Lievin France with their June 2018 single, “Extinguisher”.

“Extinguisher is a new wave  / dark wave offering that reminds of Gary Numan in all its electro mysterious and futurist atmosphere. It borders on late 70’s early 80’s new wave but is darkly unique with its own signiture. Good sounds from Lievin France.

From Dresden Germany, Sir Robin & The Longbowmen follow with “In the Dark” taken from their January 2016 self Titled album “Sir Robin & The Longbowmen”

“In the Dark” is a good mix of Heavy Psyche and Dark Wave which best describes the atmosphere it invokes on the listener…its like being in the moments of a heavy dream well before waking up. Good song.

Austin Texas band “Muff” close the set with the title track to their August 2018 album “Go Gently”.

One of six great tunes on the album by Rachel LaCoss, Taylor Wallace, Nic Valenzuela, and Scott Lowe.

And so, Good music flows in the 21st century with Sunrise, Extinguisher, In the Dark and Go Gently, on the Minstral show.

SET: 02

Toronto Ontario Band, Great Lake Swimmers starts off the second set with “New Light” taken from their 2009 album “Lost Channels” –

Great Lake Swimmers is built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer / songwriter Tony Dekker… “New Light” being a good soothing example of their melodic music and poetic lyrics, let’s us know that Change, is a constant.

Agnes Obel follows with “Stone” taken from her October 2016 album “Citizen of Glass” - The music is dreamy yet with an aura of shadow and mystique where poetic lyrics gently invites the listener to personal imagery…a very engaging song to be sure.

Up Next is South Africa’s Lucy Kruger with “Heart of Stone” taken from her 2012 debut album “Cut those Strings”.

Sometimes leaving a place can be a good thing in order for the soul to evolve but in leaving, there is always someone left behind. “Heart of Stone” is a song about that experience sung in a very honest and down to earth way. Lucy now makes Berlin Germany her home and has evolved wonderfully into “Lucy Kruger and the Lost Boys”…lot’s of great music to discover there.

S.J. Tucker closes the set with “Storm” taken from her October 2006 album ”Sirens”. The “Storm” signifies our path in life as the gypsy soul wonders across the land to live life and explore it to its fullest…Sometimes it’s better to be the River and not the stone.

And So, change waits for no one as new light shines to turn some of us into stone and others to flight as we begin new journey’s on the road and in the storm ahead called life.

SET: 03

From Black-heath Australia, “Wheat Fields” kicks off our last set with the title track to their May 2013 EP “Saturnalia” –

Saturnalia is a psychedelic pop tune that derives its name from the Ancient Roman celebration held in December to honor Saturn. The song is a harmonic blend of psychedelia and vocals that certainly pleases the ear. Excellent music by Wheat Fields.

London UK Band “The Hanging Stars” follow with “Golden Vanity” taken from their March 2016 Album “Over the Silvery Lake” an awesome album by the way, with its soft psychedelic Americana country vibes and ambiance. What’s not to like? “ Golden Vanity”

Paul Weller follows with “Aspects” a pre-released single from his upcoming September 14th 2018 album “True Meanings”. This will be Paul’s 26th album to date which speaks to Paul’s successful career in music. The song “Aspects” is a reflection of hope and empathy, which are qualities in short supply in today’s world. Good music and great timing.

Closing the set is Virginia state’s Chelsea Lee with “Lucky for You” a song released in 2009 while she was still in high school. It’s a wonderful song that expresses the pains of a break up, yet its sung with hope, bravery and a hidden melancholy at the same time. A masterful song that sent sparks and excitement sky high across YouTube when it first came out….and the magic is still there.

However, her self made video and all her artist links disappeared from YouTube sometime ago but I found the original video on Vimeo and since I’m unable to track down artist links for Chelsea Lee, I have included the Vimeo link in the episode description. So please do visit Chelsey there and leave a comment. “Lucky for You” is a wonderful song not to be missed.

Be sure to support the artists by going to their official websites, buying their music and joining their email platforms. Details are in the episode description.

And now the final set on today’s program in celebration of life and hope for the future. Thanks for joining us everyone and we’ll see you all next week, enjoy the music.

The Minstral Show – (Episode 055)


SET 01
Blackwater Holylight – Sunrise
Factice Factory – Extinguisher
Sir Robin & The Longbowmen – In the Dark
Muff – Go Gently

SET 02
Great Lake Swimmers – New Light
Agnes Obel – Stone
Lucy Kruger – Heart of Stone
S.J. Tucker – Storm

SET 03
Wheat Fields – Saturnalia
The Hanging Stars – Golden Vanity
Paul Weller – Aspects
Chelsea Lee – Lucky for You


Be sure to support the artists by going to their official websites, buying their music and joining their email platforms. (See Details below.)


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