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Unknown Pleasures Uncovered

The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on Kottke.org. A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...

Amazing Melody Gardot

Like many, I discovered Melody Gardot through her second album "My One and Only Thrill" and immediately took to her soft voice and elegant style. Last night, Fabienne and I had the opportunity to go and listen to her...

Somogo

I had lunch with Anne (Atelier an) today at La Maison Rouge. It was good to catch up. Among other things she told me about her 20 year old son, Vivien who's a passionate percussionist and talented drummer like...

Parov Stelar | Coco

Parov Stelar is an Austrian musician and DJ located in Linz, to who's music I have really taken to since discovering his album «Shine» last year. Like Waldeck, his music is smooth and silky, and entices you to listen...

Nouvelle Vague in concert in Lausanne

Last night was magical. We were teleported to Les Docks in Lausanne to listen to Nouvelle Vague in concert. It was my first time at Les Docks and I found the place very friendly and well laid out. The...

Regina Spektor | Far

I must be one of the last to have discovered Regina Specktor, but lucky enough to stumble upon Laughing With earlier this month. My curiosity was tickled and let me to her latest album Far and to realise she'd...

Emilí­ana Torrini | Me and Armini

I made this happy discovery while couch-browsing the iTunes Store the other evening: Emilíana Torrini's new album Me and Armini. Emilíana Torrini is half-Icelandic, half-Italian, lives in living in Brighton, UK, and has already published a number of albums...

Faut-il

“ Faut-il saupoudrer un peu de pardon sur la haine afin de la dissoudre Faut-il mélanger les circonstances atténuantes aux injures pour les délayer Comment stopper l'hémorragie de mots rageurs Comment contenir toutes ces questions qui pondent des oeufs Et voir à...

Belleruche | Turnable Soul Music

Another smooth discovery I made while browsing Asa' "Listeners also bought" section of iTS. Belleruche is a well-crafted mix of bass & drums with a sensual, smoky, sexy female vocalist, together with funky guitar moments. Pure soulful jazz under...

Asa | Asa

Here's music to start your week with: Asa's (pronounce Asha which means eagle in Nigerian) self named debut album. An album full bright colours, heights and perspective. Rythms that callback long gone memories of Jamaican evenings, rythm & blues,...

KT Tunstall | Drastic Fantastic

Like many I suppose, I discovered KT Tunstall during her live session at the Apple Special Event on September 5th (Tip: scroll to 01:14:30 of the webcast to view her performance). I thought she gave a stunning performance in...

Bloc Party | A Weekend in the City

I discovered Bloc Party's first album Silent Alarm back in April 2005 while spending a weekend in Berne at Laurent's house. I still remember my surprise and amazement at hearing that spiky guitar rock and Kele's voice that recalled...

Ayo | Joyful

I discovered Ayo (Joy in Yoruba) quite by chance just before leaving for Leysin last week. I was following a trail of "you bought this - see what others bought" on the iTS when I fell on Ayo's first...

Carla Bruni | No Promises

We waited two years for Carla Bruni's second album, and here it is at last. First impression is that it is short - 35" minutes max. - and entirely in English this time. The texts are old American and...

Nina Simone | Remixed and Reimagined

I've been listening to this album for the last couple of days, and I must admit that it was just what I needed. It's energy and soulful vibrations fill the space up. Remixing can be a daunting experience and...

Norah Jones | Not too late

I downloaded the pre-release of Norah Jones' latest album "Not to late" from the iTunes Store this morning. It is her third album, and I was waiting for it since "Feels like Home" in 2004 and hoping it would...


About

Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

This weblog is an nth attempt to solve my multiple online personalities and weblog/rss feeds burnout issues. (more)

Words

I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...

Music

The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on Kottke.org. A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...

Pictures

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