donderdag 25 augustus 2011

Reviews from the net

From Jamedo, music platform:

Carybe, Portugal :
You know what?... funk yourself.
25/08/11
 
Let me tell you... music, is a very serious thing... right?... but, there's nothing in the book that says it can't be fun... or even funny. In fact, I believe that it even benefits a whole lot, when musicians are having fun while doing it. And to those who may be inclined to think that "playing with music" is just a subterfuge, think better... remember, before you can even think about making whatever stunts, the simplest they may appear to be, you have necessarily to learn a lot of other basic stuff... and there are no shortcuts. Sure this album, transpires a lot of fun... but it breathes quality and know how all over. It's... an extended, but overall gratifying... funky based production, leaded by an excellent performer, with a voice full of personality and a full bodied singing, replete of irony and good spirit. The music is quite addictive and sounds generally super well... and if at this point and by any chance, you still have at least, the slightest temptation, of thinking that this funky stuff ain't serious music, then... most probably... you are in a desperate need situation, of being funked... and funked real good.
Communication is, in fact, a complicated thing... words, sometimes, develop such strong roots in some rough ground, that pull out some other possible meanings and applications or even associations, can be a very hard task... so it happens within the world of music, necessarily as a communication vehicle. I'm convinced that, quite often, the most effective way to mark and transmit a serious point of view, is to joke with and about it, for instance.
However, this basically sums it up. :wink:
Thanks for the music... and stay well. :thumbup:

piano de la tour;
Magnifico
29/08/11
SuperFantastic...this album...and all productins. HI from italy.

musictomyears
Oh Baby... You Tickled MY Body & Funny Bone.... & Made Me Feel < Hot, Sexy & Sensitive... & Great All Over.. Inside & Out..Wickedly Wild & Soul Filled, Jazzy, Pop,Fusion Music.
29/08/11
Haha and a massive big smile...kick of your shoes and chill to the max...by listening to... this, so much fun,filled, charisma.carnival stylish,greatly humbling fantastic, kick ass. groovy, soul filled, poppy,jazzy,funky album. with superb vocals..and great lyrics. to make your feet itch and to want to get up and dance this album away..

with exceptional musicians and performances one after the other and songs..that will instantly make you want to listen to them over and over again...Direct favourite in ipod this one..

bittar.projetos
Sensacional
04/09/11
 After listening to the album I add for my playlist the track "Leak" ... great music, good for background listening when i'm working ... impossible to get stressed! I'm from Brazil and this song reminds me bossanova. Great Album, congratulations!

SouthOMike
Absolutely Satyrical!
08/09/11
It has been a long time since anyone has taken potshots at the events of the world, and all the little things that happen within a persons day. JoosTVD has picked up, somewhat, where Frank Zappa left off. Perhaps not with the music end, but lyrical content is a definate hoot! My favorites are Alice Tea and Tweet. I like the change from past efforts!

starkil3r
12/09/11
I am always sorry for the artists that you can't buy their albums in a store. You can find a lot of albums here which are much better tham some of the albums you can buy.
This album is one of them.
I am really sorry that there is a lack of good taste in this society today.
But keep on making good music. I love it and I am glad that i found jamendo.com
I always find albums or songs that entertain me more than Lady Gaga or the whole mainstream music.

joeskop
14/09/11
Fine album, fine songs, fine arraments, fine players... Also fine lyrics.
So what's wrong? Nothing, except that the Vanished Dutchman is just here (ok this is a fine place!), and Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga and RWilliams are everywhere.
Thanks again.

feuermond10
15/09/11

hinkletuttle
16/09/11
I love this funky album. Great music and great lyrics, and amazing sound quality. It's like medicine for the soul! Makes me feel good.

otisblues
22/09/11
I like it, it's different and very professionel played and also funny! Maybe little bit of Frank Zappa!

lorenzorivera
22/09/11
22/09/11
Very fresh and sympatic music..!!! Congratulations to the artist..!!!

wingenbach
22/09/11
ein humor volles und kreatives album.die instrumente setzen sich in ein chaotischen klanggefüge die allesamt passen.der track My Sweet Spanish Drama.. gefällt mir sehr.ein gut produktives album.

Aufklarung
22/09/11
... e questo sia concesso almeno in campo musicale, se in campo sociale sembra impossibile.
Qui di fantasia ce n'è tanta, insieme ad un humor che trasuda dalle note.
In tempi ormai lontani ho studiato Francese. L'Inglese non lo mastico per nulla:ed è un peccato, perché immagino che per ironia e fantasia i testi debbano tenere lo stesso passo della musica.
(and this is granted at least in music, if it seems impossible in the social field. Here there's plenty of fantasy, along with a humor that exudes from your notes.
In days gone by I studied French. The English do not chew on anything and it's a shame, because I imagine that for irony and fantasy texts should keep the same pace of the music)

geraldobarbosa
23/09/11
Very creative work. Components of rhythmic funk and jazz, mix in a very interesting way. The vocal with a humorous twist, coupled with unusual sounds, enjoy the beholder. The movements are nice and well built. Very good.

Bluespfaffe
23/09/11
Manchmal muss es einfach mal wieder sein, dann braucht auch der bluesgestählte Pfaffe ein wenig Spaß in der Musik. Aber das nicht so, dass es einfach albern wird. Sondern dann suche ich Platten, die mir ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubern und mich einfach intelligent unterhalten.

"Orson Nietes" macht es einem in der Beziehung leicht. Locker funkig perlen die Songs dahin. Die Gitarre treibt das ganze mit teils abenteuerlichen Solos voran. Und manchmal fühle ich mich direkt an die großen Zeiten von Steely Dan erinnert. Nur die haben es sonst so drauf gehabt, Jazz-Intelligenz mit Pop-Appeal zu versöhnen. Nur dann geht mit dem Künstler dann doch immer mal wieder der Schalk durch und löst das ganze in befreiendes Gelächter auf. - Das ist wahrscheinlich der Punkt, der nicht nur mich an den seligen Zappa erinnert, diese Kombination aus trockenem Humor und musikalischer Rafinesse.

"Orson Nietes" ist so von vorn bis hinten durch alle 24 Titel (und über 70 Minuten) eine große Unterhaltung auf höchstem Niveau. Und wie gesagt: tanzbar von vorn bis hinten ohne Risiken und Nebenwirkungen. Meine Empfehlung lautet daher: Runteladen und weiterempfehlen!

U.L.I.
24/09/11
....is hier das Motto. Ein Streifzug durch alle möglichen Stilrichtungen mit einem Augenzwinkern und der dazugerörigen Portion Spaß, Humor und Frechheit dargeboten mit hoher musikalischer Kompetenz.
Natürlich sind zappa-eske Einflüsse hörbar ohne den Eindruck einer Kopie zu vermitteln, und das ist gut so.
U.L.I.

Apokalipsik
25/09/11
Myślę, że godny uwagi choćby przez to, że ... dobrze nastraja i czasem bawi słuchacza ];)
(Ik denk dat zelfs vermeld, omdat zij ... good tunes, en soms speelt met de luisteraar];), that noticed, good tunes, they play with the listener)

southman
25/09/11
merci pour le partage : très fort et très agréable , cette pop faussement légère : comme du Kevin Ayers funky ? ou du little feat jazzy ? Non du Bigshoes?
extra !
Hervé
(thank you for sharing: very strong and pleasant, this deceptively slight pop: like Kevin Ayers funky? or jazzy little feat? Not the Bigshoes?)

VozDeSangue
Very cool album indeed.
27/09/11
Orson Nietes is an album filled with perkiness and funky peppiness. JoosTVD clearly shows innovative approaches to music and the anarchic madness of this album actually portrays a great cohesive piece of work. It is a wonderfully inventive "popourri" of tongue-in-cheek medleys and a delight to the ears.

Art Owens
28/09/11
Fun album to listen To.

claudod
30/09/11
Hey you are the new Frank Zappa! Very very nice album! I'll listen to it better because it worths it especially about the lyrics!

ttb
Good evening,
Thanks for the link. I listened to the album the whole way through and I must admit it is very good! Funky, fresh, and a joy to listen to. I will write a review for my blog www.thethoughtsbubble.com
and be sure to post one on the album site as well.
All the best,
Lev

chriszette
01/10/11
excellent

lele rambelli
04/10/11
Bella musica suonata e cantata da un artista eclettico e versatile, che sa spaziare con padronanza e disinvoltura fra diversi generi, ma sempre all' insegna del groove!
E' una musica ricca di piacevoli sorprese, per di più valorizzata da una bellissima voce...
Da ascoltare, perchè merita!
(Beautiful music played and sung by an eclectic and versatile artist, who can roam with mastery and confidence between different genres, but always to 'teach the groove!
It 'a music full of pleasant surprises, more enhanced by a beautiful voice ...
To listen to, because it deserves!)


lvarnava 
06/10/11
excellent
Tibiditibiditibidi tum:)

cljkitten2

07/10/11
I just love this album. Great energy and humor, a solid effort.
Nice work,

lino28
14/10/11
OH OH OH !!! C'est tout bonnement excellent. Mille merci pour tout BIGSHOES. C'est graver et ça passe en boucle dans ma sono. A bientôt.
OH OH OH! Dit is gewoon uitstekend. Duizend dank u voor alle BIGSHOES. Het is het branden en het gaat in een lus in mijn geluidsinstallatie. Tot ziens.

latester
08/11/11
I honestly believe that this is probably one of the best albums released in 2011, not just on Jamendo, but anywhere. The songs take on several different moods and styles, and takes you on a musical joyride. I would recommend it to anybody.
 

From Vivat, blog:

Great album ,fusion of many styles,rock,groove,latin,jazz.Nice vocals.
FREE DOWNLOAD with only your e-mail address or give what you want for the artist,for his work and his music.Thanks to him.


maandag 22 augustus 2011

Orson Nietes: The songguide

For those who want to to know everything, nothing spicy, shocking or special Murdochish up here........but take a deeper look into my humble kitchen sink an take a trip into the deep. The process of creating something from nothing is only possible when I let myself go. Doing it immediately from the void! So much fun I had! And sorry soundengineers, I ain't one, the sound had to be a big blasting powerhouse. I guess you would do a more professional thing here. Thanks to all of you that have listened this last year, your feedback has made my self-confidence (Orson Nietes) grow a little bit more. Already teased the hungry listener with the first 11 tracks on bandcamp. And now finally,  I bring you these 24 stories, doing it like it's a full blown double vinyl album, my 15th album: (hey pssss...GRAB me....it´s over there, somewhere on the right...it's the "lite"version for now)                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                   
                                                        01.Back In The Race
Sort of  a comeback song isn't it? No, it isn't. Well, that pushy drive (banging out on the piano) got me to these competetive words. A little edgy (rock energy). I wanted a full, organic bandfeel. For me this had to be the opener.  


02.Bigger Things
Had a lot of ideas floating around, some didn't immediately fit. Two of them I melted into a bigger one. Just sing along and feel happy, think BIG.             

   

                                                                                                                             03.Alice Tea 
Goofy humor? A trippy LST or LSD song with a lot of Chaplin Slapstick to set that goofy mood.  Sugar your tea honey. Aktion- reaction effects from the soundlibrary and yours truly.    


04.Leak
 Yes, it's about leaking in general and it's about those wiki revelations, that won't go away. Gimme some truth. I'm especially fond of the combination of melody and chords,  so I kept it very direct and simple.                                          


             
                  
                                                          05.Suits In A Building
 Elevator blues! Stuck in slowfunk. It started with a piano pattern. I doubled      different bass parts to make it more pulsing funky. 


06.Showking

I'll show you! Rock'n troll pastiche. Quick, Short ditty on the piano. Had a lot a fun with myself, but only 1.19 minutes, ha.                                                             




 
07.Tweet                                               


I had to write this.....
poor birdy...retweet  







08.Pukeman     

I really got it going. Wrote all these crazy songs very quickly! (Alice Tea, Tweet, Showking). It's good to puke sometimes. Karmacleaning. Man, I had too much energy, I had to....                                                                           

                                                                                         
                                                                              09.Bill Withus





To keep things fresh, I often switch between guitar and  piano when I write. It started with this breaky melodic intro. All instinct, funky, groovy fingers hammering on the keys, basically around G7. "Hey Bill, are you with us?" The music busines vs Bill Withers. Very talented man, not taken seriously by these A&R guys. Well, watch the documentary... Hope you like it Bill (although he'll probably never hear it).  


10.Climb Another Hill
You can relax now. Variation in mood, tempo and theme right here. Basically a lovesong for the desperate ones, written and played on the piano, yours truly.       



                                                                                                                  
        11.My Sweet Spanish Drama 
I love spanish flicks and although I've never been there before, I feel something matadoresque bullying in my blood, si, si. I was in a flamenco mood.    


Don't Stop now! (In the old days my turntable would repeat itself, scratching the vinyl at the end, so I had to flip it over to the other side, try to do that with your device!)

                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                        12.Citizen Able



"Started at the top, worked my way down", he said. This song tries to do the opposite. With a smooth latin beat I worked myself up.                                                                                                                        


13.Mask
A sober approach, intimate atmosphere contrasts with the first half of the album. I always try to vary with tempo, style, just to keep myself on my toes. A personal favourite. So revealing.                     



          

                            
                                                                            14.Jazz Off
"I do not play jazz", Miles said, just to get those jazzpurists reaching for their guns.. It's all music in the end man, and we all hear it in our own way . I love it when musicians reach out, explore something they haven't done before. There is nothing new up here, but I'm always fascinated by hypnotic, repeated patterns or rhythms. I tried to sing unusual, different melodies on top of that (listen: Talking Heads- Remain In Light [1980].                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                             15.Miracle



JoosTVD does a poppy one. Well, everything I do has got to have some sort of a melody. This I did on piano, quickly writing itself.    





16.Sombrero
Siesta! My sweet spanish drama under Mexican hideaways.                                                                           
                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                                17.Sugar Tune





Something that's hard for me to do sometimes (sorry mom and the rest), so I write about it: a lighten up-live a little-song. Soft melodic one, written on the piano. Lost my teeth in there..                                                            


18.Mermaids In Bloom


The girl is growing up, finding her own feet.
You know who you are...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19.Entre Nous                                                                                                       
Instrumental, consisting of two seperate pieces I had other plans with orignally. Found them interesting enough to melt together. But keep it "between us".                                                                                                      




20.Has To Be
I'm a big fan of blue-eyed soul, (I think black music is rhythmically more subtle) but offcours I'm just a plain, stiff euro-celtic. It has to be this way....                                                                                                                                                                                               21.Overdrive        
At first I had this slow pianoballad version, but decided to change the tempo. The result: I combined those two. I love to play these chords on piano.                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                           22.Flag Of The World              

Think about that, mmm.......a dream......utopian music?                                                                                                                                           






                                                                   23.Machito                              
Mucho-Macho-Macheato. it was a combination of words, chords and the "Riders On The Storm" inspired Bass-pattern that made this fun to write.


24.Dad Waltz (The Song He Gave Me)
  
Basically me, touching strings. Heard it on his funural....

woensdag 10 augustus 2011

Officially released, today it's "Orson Nietes" day

Just try it, more info, video and  audio the following days....
so stop by anytime.

allrighty then the first track to rock your socks right off
And try out the "lite"version on the right (scroll, lol)


JoosTVD Tube

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