Jan 25, 2015

The Captivating Voice of Benjamin Clementine

Music Television presents Benjamin Clementine on A Take Away Show

Bravo and thank you again to La Blogotheque, a series producer of rich cinematic quality music films that they call Take Away Shows, mostly shot on streets and various locations around France. This particular Take Away Show installment features a very captivating new voice that seems to be gaining some traction.

Benjamin Clementine perform his songs titled 'Condolence' and 'St-Clementine-on-Tea-and-Croissants­' in the emptied Sainte Geneviève Library in Paris. This particular Take Away Show helps him put on a mini theatrical opera, that is part of the lead up to his debut album titled At Least For Now.  Click here to preview a music video and a live take of a song from his debut album which is previewable on our sister site, TheRecordStore.Com.

This striking artist is unique, in both the way he looks, acts, sounds and carries himself. It is in a way that seems to have have the makings of potential success in not only music, but theatre and film as well.

An interesting clip we found, which we featured on TheIndies.Com yesterday, is a testiment to the fact that he may have been paying his dues for a while. The clip was shot a few years back in 2011, when Benjamin was busking in a Paris subway station and a random commuter filmed him performing Bob Marley's song No Woman No Cry from her Blackberry.  Click here to see that, after you watch this video below. Enjoy! GC

Benjamin Clementine - Condolence and St. Clementine on Tea and Croissants (Live on A Take Away Show)

Cheers to the talented La Blogotheque/Take Away Show team that produced this. They are:
Directed by Colin Solal Cardo
Sound by Etienne Pozzo
Mix by Jean-Baptiste Aubonnet
Unit Production Manager : Jean-Baptiste Arbouch
Production managers : Jonathan André & Anousonne Savanchomkeo
Produced by Chryde & Matthieu Buchsenschutz
Focus Puller : Thomas Jacquet
Colorist : Matthieu Toullet (MPC)
Barclay : Pauline Bérenger / Flavie Jaubert
Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (Paris) : Ismaël Jude-Fercak, Faustine Lejour, Yves Peyré, Chantal Sisti

Jan 18, 2015

Music Videos from Gaby Moreno's album titled Postales

MusicTelevision.Com presents music videos from Gaby Moreno's album titled Postales

Just in case you missed Gaby Moreno's third album titled Postales, which proceeded her most recent Christmas 2014 album, just below are the four official videos from that record, which led to her winning the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist.  She is not really New, but they got the Best Artist part right.

She has been at it for quite a while, in a way worthy of respect for her ethic and determination.  She has paid her dues the old fashioned way.

Whilst these four songs featured below are all in Spanish, and might make you want to learn the language if you don't already know it,  do not pigeon hole Gaby Moreno as a strictly Latin or Spanish singing artist.

Much of her earliest material was in English, and it is fantastic with a timeless quality. She has made some real serious English language ethereal rock, such as with a earlier song of hers titled Bella. And, then she went on to write and record a vast body of blues/rock songs, which were in mostly in English. She will no doubt release more English speaking music as she has done in the past.

It would restore my faith in the music industry if Gaby were to win traditional English language Grammys in the future.  Regardless of awards, Gaby Moreno is one of the most grounded, authentic, uncontrived international artists of substance out there who needs no pomp, pump, slick tricks or smoke & mirrors to make her point. GC

Gaby Moreno - Qué Voy a Hacer (track #8 on Postales)

Gaby Moreno - Valle de Magnolias (track #6 on Postales)

Gaby Moreno - Juegos y Miedos (track #7 on Postales)

Gaby Moreno - No Estoy Tan Mal (track #1 on Postales)

Hear and see a wonderful live filmed version of Blues de Mar, which was track #6 on Postales, at this link: http://www.musicload.com/2015/01/gaby-moreno-tasty-live-take.html

Connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com


Jan 14, 2015

Cold Specks latest music videos

MusicTelevision.Com presents Cold Specks music videos off Neuroplasticity album

Off the British label known as Mute is a great Canadian based band known as Cold Specks.  The vocalist and chief organizer is Al Spx.  She and the group have a big rich sound all their own. As you will note if you look at the KEXP-FM recording referenced below, the group is excellent in live settings with no pump or circumstance, and able to cast a spell live that may even surpass the strength of their prolific studio recordings.

They are presently on the European arm of their world tour through February 2015, playing numerous venues throughout Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain - See ColdSpecks.Com for the dates.

These two videos below represent tracks #7 and #2 of their latest 10 song album titled Neuroplasticity. This music has it's own mood. This is late night, turn down the lights, turn up the volume music where you can let your mind drift free of everything and reset. GC

Cold Specks - Absisto

Cold Specks - Bodies At Bay

Hear and see more handpicked Cold Specks performances at the two links below:

A recent in studio live performance of Cold Specs in the KEXP-FM Studio in Seattle performing songs off of their most recent album, along with an insightful interview.

Music videos and live performances from Cold Specks first album titled I Predict A Graceful Expulsion

Connect direct with Cold Specks at ColdSpecks.Com


Dec 22, 2014

Nneka's latest single: Book Of Job

MusicTelevision.Com presents Nneka and songs from her album titled My Fairy Tales

For regular visitors to these pages, Nneka needs no introduction. She is one of the heaviest global artists of substance to keep an eye and your ear on. She and her music personifies the spirit where the humanitarian meets political messages of Bob Marley, Nina Simone, John Lennon, Fela Kuti and Michael Jackson when they were alive and in their primes.

Below is the music video to Nneka's latest single titled Book of Job which will be off a full album titled My Fairy Tales, due out in March 2015. Visit Nneka's site referenced below for details on pre-order perks.

Nneka - Book of Job

Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com


See more videos by Nneka at:
1. musictelevision.com/2014/12/cobe-obeah-true-colors-featuring-nneka.html
2. musicload.com/2013/09/nneka-lost-souls-live-in-philly.html
3. musictelevision.com/2012/03/nneka.html

Dec 17, 2014

Cobe Obeah - True Colors (featuring Nneka)

Music Television presents Nneka with Cobe Obeah

One artist who has been stumping for the common man in her native Nigeria and others around the world who feel marginalized by the various Police States around the globe that exist, is a wonderfully deep prolific recording artist named Nneka.

On her own, Nneka is a powerful voice, who occasionally collaborates and lends herself to others who have something important to say.

Nneka wrote this about one such song, featured below, which she participated in: "TRUE COLORS... the new Video by COBE OBEAH feat. NNEKA inspired by the american police, upcoming elections in Nigeria, hate, Boko haram, War, breakups, and love..."

While the industry is applauding D'Angelo for his recent release, Black Messiah, we hope that the industry also embraces other artists of deep substance like Nneka, who has been in the trenches, fighting the fight non-stop since she first hit the scene, slightly more than a decade ago. This woman embodies the activist spirit of those like Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Fela Kuti and John Lennon. She is the real deal. Her friend Cobe Obeah may just be another artist of substance to keep on our radar.

Cobe Obeah - True Colors (featuring Nneka)

Connect direct with Cobe Obeah at cobeobeah.tumblr.com

Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com

See more videos by Nneka at: http://www.musicload.com/2013/09/nneka-lost-souls-live-in-philly.html and musictelevision.com/2012/03/nneka.html

Dec 15, 2014

A Christmas song by Tim Minchin

MusicTelevision.Com presents Tim Minchin

This morning, Gaby Moreno shared a note with her friends that read: "Last night I saw Tim Minchin performing at Largo. He played this song. Can't tell you how much it moved me..such a beautiful Christmas song from an "non religion" perspective..."

Tim Minchin wrote the following about his song:  "A sentimental song about Christmas. This version is taken from the Australian 'Ready For This?' DVD. As in previous years, all proceeds from the sale of this song during the months of November, December and January will go to the National Autistic Society (NAS)."

Tim Minchin - White Wine In The Sun

Connect direct with Tim Minchin at TimMinchin.Com

Dec 7, 2014

Gaby Moreno and her Christmas Album

My brain fogs up with love and tears of joy fill my eyes when I listen to the music of Gaby Moreno. A meaningful description using words is way too elusive. Gaby's authentic essence and the unmanufactured beauty of her music does just fine, speaking for itself. GC

MusicTelevision.Com presents Gaby Moreno
Photograph of a well grounded Gaby Moreno shot by Gaby's dear friend and bassist, Leslie Lowe
Below is the latest music video from Gaby Moreno to the song titled El Primer Noel off her most recent Christmas Album titled Posada. Billboard Magazine's Judy Cantor-Navas recently recently dubbed Posada "An Instant Latin Christmas Classic".

This is what Gaby wrote to describe her record: "Posada" is a collection of traditional Christmas songs, recalling the years when I was a young girl living in Guatemala and singing in my church choir. These are the songs we would sing during the month of December at church on Sundays, at Advent family gatherings and for the traditional Latin American celebration "Las Posadas" which begin on Dec. 16th - Gaby Moreno

Gaby Moreno - El Primer Noel - Directed by Carlos Lara and Tita Moreno

Connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com

Gaby Moreno Christmas Album: Posada
Album cover to Gaby Moreno's Christmas Album titled Posada

Enjoy these additional Gaby Moreno performances, filmed live with excellence:

Gaby Moreno performing live in Paris

Gaby Moreno performs on Treble Clef Live :)

Gaby Moreno performs a live take of Quizás, Quizás, Quizás

Gaby Moreno plays songs from her Illustrated Songs album, live.