First round of contributions in October to Henk-Jan’s soundtrack to 2018 in Spotify. A retrospective of the past ten days.
Thursday 1 November: Kenny Marks – Before My Last Goodbye
Yesterday, American christian singer Kenny Marks, one of my soft rock heroes in the 80’s, passed away. I found a close-up of Kenny, a picture I took at the Christian Artists Seminar at De Bron conference center back in August 1991. Kenny was outspoken and set his priorities on spreading the gospel. Before his last goodbye he wanted to do a lot.
Friday 2 November: Kate Havnevik – The River
Norwegian singer Kate Havnevik released The River on 26 October. Pulsating and colourful.
Saturday 3 November: CHVRCHES – Miracle (The Juan Maclean remix)
Tonight I attend the CHVRCHES concert in Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht. To celebrate the moment here, I chose the Juan Maclean remix of Miracle.
Sunday 4 November: TGC – Toxins
European synth pop duo TGC (The Green Children) gave Rooms to their audience, my first virtual meetup with Milla and Marlow.
Monday 5 November: Reliance – Crashing Down
Tuesday 6 November: Georgi Kay – Toxins
British singer Georgi Kay released her debut album on November 2nd, According to EQMusic blog she explores the “dark side of the sonic pop spectrum. It is a realm which allows you to explore raw and honest sentiments, and create evocative soundscapes, often around poignant and moving topics, such as loneliness. From sharing her political thoughts to revealing deep-seated emotions. The hazy, sonically embedded sound clings to the breathy tonality of Georgi’s voice. For the most part, you should find her style, both melodic and vocally, chilling, yet enchanting.”
Wednesday 7 November: Lauren Béa – Sovereign Still
Thursday 8 November: Over The Rhine – All I Need Is Everything
Friday 9 November: Matthew Parker – Paradise
Saturday 10 November: Mogli & Robot Koch – Strobe Light remix
Enjoy your weekend.