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The Luck of Eden Hall
Posted: 25 Sep 2012

Alligators Eat Gumdrops Ltd Ed 200
The Alligators Eat Gumdrops CD is limited to 200 printed copies, housed in a hand embossed, individually numbered gate fold sleeve, baring original artwork by Curvey. Nearly 50% sold before the release date, so order NOW! We don't want you to miss out! Please send $15 (US) + $3 Postage and handling via Paypal to luckofedenhall@gmail.com. Includes a TLOEH sticker.

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The Luck of Eden Hall
Posted: 25 Sep 2012

The Sunday Experience by Mark Barton
Staying with things psych, flowery and lysergic many thanks to Mr Curvey of the Luck of Eden Hall for sending over a copy of the bands ultra limited ‘alligators eat gumdrops’ set, there are only 200 of these babies and each come in a gatefold sleeve individually hand embossed and numbered by the great man himself. Should be of need of introductions in these pages for the luck of eden hall have seemingly been embraced into th
e inner circle of fruits de mer’s extended family making ea catching appearances on the labels key note compilations as well as the issue of a the odd sought after long sold out 7 inch platter. ‘alligators eat gumdrops’ follows hard on the heels of the bands acclaimed two volume ‘butterfly revolutions’ set and marks itself out as arguably their finest and most defining to date. Crackling and fizzing with ambition, these eleven cuts flip switch between strut drilled hook happy transistor tormentors and demurring orchestral tweaked psymphonic psyche curios. Upon these grooves you’ll be treated to the frantic buzz sawed sitar saturated ‘Bangalore’ as it whips up a frenzied strut zapped lather as though imagining a prime time Soft Boys relocated to the Marrakesh while the unravelling and rampant ‘ten meters over the ground’ is groomed in a hazily glazed casing all showered in the frothing euphoria of blazing brass fanfares provided for by Mars Williams. It takes only the briefest of listens to realise quickly that the Eden Hall haven’t simply made a psych record per se but have added to their artistry a sonic carnival lushly colourfully and vibrant, a musicalia that fizzes and sizzles on a high end soundboard that freewheels between pummelling power pop, buzz sawing white outs and an emphatic appreciation of a mercurially turned hook heavy pop persona, amid this kaleidoscopic garden of delights a pic n’ mix diet of Van Dyke Parks, Todd Rundgren, soft boys (‘the dream weaving good night anne berlin’ a subtle case in point) epicycle and Roy Wood (more pertinently the Move as on the trace lines bared upon ’green fairy’) are found feeding heavy in the melodic matrix with the first on the mentioned list irrefutably ID’d on the opening ‘high heeled flippers’ whereupon he’s relocated to the psych prog overtures of porcupine tree’s immensely grand ‘stupid dream’ platter albeit as though dipped first of all in the dissipating folds of the murmurs from irma’s warping floyd vision. Somewhere else the wispily pastoral ’summertime girl’ is charmed in the dainty breeze of a lo-fi minimalism that much recalls Freed Unit’s ’gigglegoo’ set while ‘amoreena had enough yesterday’ is so lulled in quiet majesty that it acts as a perfect bed fellow to the bands aforementioned ‘butterfly revolutions’ opus (incidentally Volume 1 in case you were wanting specifics). Those fancying something a little up close and personal will do well to investigate the bullish and scowling ‘Alligators eat gumdrops’ as it ruptures to a db’s mainlining on the Move motif while all said in our much humbled opinion the sets two best moments come tucked near the end grooves. The flange framed ‘this is strange’ ricochets addictively to a power pop throbbed undercarriage that jags, spars and shimmers to a haloing psyche dayglo aura frazzled by a searing grizzled grooving beatnik wooziness that imagines a full on and potent Sweet Apple on a Velvet Crush transfusion while the emotionally sapping ‘ a carney’s dream’ may just leave the meeker amid you needing counselling for as the sets crowning glory this crestfallen psyche glam nugget is ablaze and caressed as a sumptuous symphonic gem lush in tear stained introspection that’s cradled and bruised in heart heavy hurt and buoyed by an enigmatic and deeply alluring aftertaste of a hope beyond. Utterly arresting. Available via the groups band camp site where you can also pick up a poster - something I fancy would look well smart hanging on my wall - hint hint.
Sentinel
Posted: 24 Sep 2012

First Video review
http://insomniaradio.net/2012/09/21/sentinel-somewhere-else/

Complimenting the coming of Fall tomorrow, we see the arrival of Sentinel’s new single, Somewhere Else, a nice representation of the changing of the seasons that seemingly synchs up perfectly with the brand new video the Bay area trio worked on over the summer months here on the West Coast [US].
The video that we recommend with today’s feature was filmed in digital HD over four different days and in locations around Northern California, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, Helen Putnam Regional Park, Bear River Eldorado National Forest, and Muir Beach National Park. The band created three elementally based character myths which you can read all about on their Vimeo page; namely Tarabud, Gatherman, and Triple B.
What to say about the song, and additionally the video? I’ve already enjoyed several listens and viewings and can’t get enough of how the instrumentals really smash through at the end during mystic hour on the beach w/ the elemental trio engaged in some sort of ceremony well into the moonlit night. The panning shots and locales are fantastic, and the vocals and marching drumbeats from “up on the hill” really bring it all together. Check the Vimeo HD version below!
CATSELF
Posted: 22 Sep 2012

Catself will give a guest performance at Akoestisch Open Podium in Gorinchem
Tomorrow afternoon I'll be giving a guest performance at Akoestisch Open Podium in Gorinchem! I will play a 40-min set of both guitar and piano songs. The whole event will start at 14.30 and my set is at 17.00.

Place: Café Soestdijk, Langendijk 17, Gorinchem.

If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/284776981623829/ or here: http://www.facebook.com/events/159048940856759/.

...and... if you missed my show in Rotterdam - you can see me there in November! I have been invited back and I'll play at JW Muziekcafé together with Lee-Leet, a passionate rock/gothic/poetic artist, and Chabliz - a wonderful pop-noir band from the Netherlands on 25 November. It will be for sure a very special evening, and I am sure it is worth making a trip to Rotterdam for!

You can RSVP to this show here (Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/events/283100398462703/.

Cat
Carnival
Posted: 20 Sep 2012

New Video and Sound Experiment!
Hello everybody!
we worked hard for some time to come out with this --> our very new experimental Video and Track!
Go and check it out on our page and feel free to tell us what you think, we'll appreciate your feedbacks :)
http://www.labtones.com/artist/carnival

Much Love!

(life is a) Carnival
I am the Law
Posted: 19 Sep 2012

EP Dinner by night
De nieuwe EP van I am the Law getiteld Dinner by night komt eind dit jaar uit. I am the Law slaat met deze EP een nieuwe weg in. Stay tuned for more....
CATSELF
Posted: 18 Sep 2012

Playing at Jazzcafé de Spieghel, Groningen, tomorrow!
I will be playing at Jazzcafé de Spieghel in Groningen tomorrow evening, starting at 22.30. Welcome if you're nearby! I'll do a guitar song set and then a piano song set (so, yes, I will play "Foot on the Brake" and the mermaid songs...). There's a nice acoustic piano there.

I'll be playing in the upstairs bar, just walk up the stairs and you will find me.

If you live far from Groningen, on Thursday I'll be playing in Rotterdam and on Sunday in Gorinchem, just look at my shows list for details!

=^^= /
Desperados BFDM
Posted: 14 Sep 2012

On Saturday 15/09 Desperados BFDM live in Alblasserdam and in Dordrecht!
On Saturday afternoon 15/09 we play at the Harbour Festival Alblasserdam - organized by Labtones Live! - from 15,10 till 15,50.

Promotional Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe-6ie_lj6c&list=PL3FD1141B3EDA2B5F&index=1&feature=plpp_video

Routebeschrijving: I.v.m. de afsluiting van het centrum, moet er om het centrum heegereden worden via: De Oude Torenbrug, Randweg, bij rotonde rechtdoor langs dok11, dan linksaf de Blokweerweg op en bovenaan de Blokweerweg linksaf richting Haven. Het podium staat op de Zuiderstek naast de Jachthaven.


On Saturday evening 15/09 since 23 till 24 o' clock Desperados BFDM will play again live in Dordrecht at the Labtones headquarter Cafe Restaurant Merz (www.caferestaurantmerz.nl), always a pleasure to play and to party there!
Café Restaurant Merz: Korte Kalkhaven 3 3311 JM, Dordrecht
tel.: 078-6132582


You are all more than welcome to join the events! DON'T MISS THEM!

www.desperados-music.com
Motzer
Posted: 8 Sep 2012

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Labtones
Posted: 5 Sep 2012

LABTONES ARTIST OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER: THE COSMIC CARNIVAL
Our new artist of the month The Cosmic Carnival (NL) was founded in 2007, but this could also be 1967. Because in the sixties really good songs were written, according to the band. Accordingly, the music of The Cosmic Carnival is clearly inspired by the song structures and sunny harmonies from this period. They also know how to mix this sound with modern influences from indie and rock in a clever way. In 2009 they won the Grote Prijs van Nederland (the biggest band competition of the Netherlands), after which the band concentrated on the many shows that followed. From intimate gigs in living rooms, to the big Paradiso venue in Amsterdam, to a tour in New York City. Recently, their first full-length album Change the World or Go Home was released in the Netherlands and Belgium. Later, the record will also be released in the rest of Europe. Curious how these catchy songs sound? On September 15, The Cosmic Carnival will perform on the Labtones stage during the Havenfestival in Alblasserdam (NL, for more info: www.labtones.com/live)! Can't wait that long? Listen to some songs on their Labtones profile: http://www.labtones.com/artist/thecosmiccarnival
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