Erste Sekunden

Die These ist ja bekannt: Alles entscheidet sich in den ersten Sekunden. Ob man das Jobinterview erfolgreich übersteht, mit wem wir unser Leben verbringen – aber natürlich auch, ob ein Song es vermag, uns direkt anzusprechen.

«First Second» haben Pulse Park ihr zweites Album benannt, was die Eingangsthese zugleich bestätigt und widerlegt, weil man eine Sekunde braucht, um den doppelten Sinn zu begreifen. Was unmittelbar erfreut und was sich erst mit der Zeit entfaltet: Beiderlei findet sich in der heutigen (wie überhaupt in jeder) Golden Glades-Ausgabe.

Erste Sekunden  ist zu hören am Mittwoch, den 17.04.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 18.04. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 20.04. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Cool SoundsBug LifeChapter Music
Elephant StoneGoing UndergroundFuzz Club Records
The Lemon TwigsA Dream Is All I KnowCaptured Tracks
Sarah MaisonA La Clarte Du JourMuzul Productions
The Reed Conservation SocietyA Coeur JoieViolette Records
MagonBreakthrough BlitzDecember Square
Dana GavanskiLate Slap (feat. Cornelia Murr)Full Time Hobby
Dana GavanskiLet Them RowFull Time Hobby
Rural FranceTag AlongMeritorio
Holiday GhostsBig CongratulationsFat Cat
Max BlansjaarAnna MadonnaBeanie Tapes
Katie von SchleicherPileaSipsman Records
Dent MayCoasting On Fumes (feat. Jordana)Carpark Records
BMX BanditsHop Skip Jump (For Your Love)Tapete
Hooper CrescentLate Night TVSpoilsport Records
Hooper CrescentKaraoke LoveSpoilsport Records
Nights TemplarLonely Like the DevilPaisley Shirt Records
La LuzPoppiesSub Pop
Susan JamesTime Is Nowself-released
Nancy PriddyAnd Who Will You Be ThenRev-Ola
Way DynamicMaterialSpoilsport Records
Short CircusIn Another
Pulse ParkWide ArrayHall + Echo
Pulse ParkInertia and MassHall + Echo
Klaus Johann GrobeWhen You LeaveTrouble In Mind
Henny HerzThe ReaderInselgruppe
Pernice BrothersWhat We HadNew West Records
Pernice BrothersWho Will You BelieveNew West Records
The PearlfishersWe're Gonna Make A Hit Record, BoyMarina Records
House of ZenHigh FivesAburAc
John Canning YatesUnder Cobalt SkiesViolette Records


Einen Gang herunterschalten und die unbeschwerte Leichtigkeit des Sommers genießen. Diese Golden Glades-Ausgabe möchte die Umstellung auf den Ferienmodus mit entsprechender Musik unterstützen. Als hilfreich erweisen sich saisonale Tracks u.a. von The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland sowie das brasilianische Projekt Sessa.

Ferienmodus war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 12.07.23 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 13.07. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 15.07. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Hamburg UKW: 91,7 & 104,0 MHz & DAB+
Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Silver FirsMorocco (late version)Oh, Sister Records
VacationerTripDowntown Records
CrepesThe World Ain't Too Far AwaySpunk Records
WilcoImpossible GermanyNonesuch
Aoife Nessa FrancesGeraniumBasin Rock
EzratYellow FlowersBobo Integral
Cheekface(I DonÕt Want to Go to) CalabasasNew Professor Music
Vashti BunyanSwallow SongBranch Music
Nick DrakeOne Of These Things FirstIsland Records
TriptidesAs You Can SeeCuration Records
ClearanceHaven't You Got the Time?Topshelf Records
Tough AgeTime & AgainBobo Integral
CotsSalt or SandBoiled Records
SessaPonta de FacaMexican Summer
Wax MachineAll I Can DoBatov Records
Your Heart BreaksNew Ocean WavesPlan-It X
The Hannah BarberasFantastic Tales of the SeaSubjangle
Laundromat ChicksFlorida DreamSiluh
The Street Corner SocietySummer Days, Summer NightsJubilee
Focal PointGirl On The CornerStrawberry
Honey BucketEnglish GardenSee My Friends
Raoul VignalCity BirdsTalitres
The KingfishersThe VacationLNFG / Creeping Bent
Pernice BrothersSomervilleOne Little Indian
AmericaVentura HighwayWarner
The National Jazz Trio Of ScotlandMatchmaker, MatchmakerKaraoke Kalk
The National Jazz Trio Of ScotlandSkylark Karaoke Kalk
CartooneIce Cream DreamsAtlantic
DropkickDon't Give Yourself AwayHurrah! Musica / Sound Asleep
Photo OpsStand In The ShadowsPaul Is Dead
Rose City BandMariposaThrill Jockey

Best Of 2019

Is it too late for a roundup of my favourite albums of 2019? I’m actually glad I waited so long, because a very good album from last year only recently came on to my radar.

Here’s my selection of records I highly recommend listening to, if you don’t already know them.

Tandem Felix: Rom-Com

While everyone kept raving about the latest Wilco release Ode To Joy, I’d like to make sure, this sort of like-minded band from Dublin gets some attention: Tandem Felix is the project of David Tapley, a subtle singer-/songwriter who is giving insights into his and other people’s life. It’s kind of downhearted but witty, filled with splendid melodies and a quality of mellow comfort. In-between showing moments of a slacker attitude and some psycherock tendency with the song “Oil Money”. Surprisingly, Rom-Com is a debut full-length. You wouldn’t expect that, because it shows a very fine and thought through production. The arrangements are meticulous and the song collection is cohesive. And most of all: I can listen to it every day without getting tired of it. Also, worth mentioning is the well-chosen artwork by French surrealist Guy Billout. It perfectly reflects the oeuvre of Tandem Felix.

Vanishing Twin: The Age Of Immunology

Well known for their lead single “Magician’s Success” which comes with a space pop vibe à la Stereolab meets Broadcast, Vanishing Twin have way more to offer. Seeing the band live in early December 2019 in Hamburg was mind-blowing. Percussionist Valentina Magaletti impressed with a versatile playing and obviously enjoyed keeping the group together with her jazzy shuffles, shouting commands to her three international colleagues on bass, guitar and vintage keys. Vanishing Twin are a genre bending affair and nothing like the usual indie outfit. They are modern visionaries taking a different approach in every track: old film scores, psychedelic krautrock, melodic art pop and jazzy soundscapes. The Age Of Immunology takes the listener on to an exciting adventure.

Cate Le Bon: Reward

I always liked Cate Le Bon. Her songs sometimes are kind of strange – but in a beautiful, haunting way. And after all these years, the Nico comparison still lingers on. Not only the light and dark tone of Le Bon’s voice and her Welsh accent reminds of the German singer, it’s also embodied in the artistic self-image. With a credo like: show courage and never confine your sound and vision. The music on Reward isn’t trying to please the mainstream, it’s experimental and playful. But there’s also a pop- and folk-feel and there’s always a connection between the composition and the emotion. It’s open-minded and passionate and with this combination, Cate Le Bon creates songs that sound like nothing else. She’s also an awe-inspiring producer and responsible for the slick production of Deerhunter’s latest album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? It was a pretty good year for Cate Le Bon and she’s definitely one of the most exciting artists of 2019.

Doug Tuttle: Dream Road

I fell in love with Doug Tuttle’s songwriting a few years back when he started with his psychedelic band project Mmoss. But then he started recording songs alone in his bedroom studio and he got better with every release. On his fourth solo album Dream Road, multi-instrumentalist Tuttle perfected his elegant nostalgia-soaked sound. His vocals are quite hazy, but with full of emotive lyrical content. And although this downer pop moves into delicate grounds, it’s soothing and hopeful. The fragile harmonies are hypnotic, deep and warm. Doug Tuttle’s songwriting recalls all the lost good moments of late 60s and early 70s pop with a haunting touch of psyche and Americana. I have found myself returning to this beautiful record a lot last year and it keeps on spinning on my turntable.

Kiwi jr: Football Money

This fantastic record was released in March 2019 and re-released earlier this year on a label from Leipzig (Germany) called Persona Non Grata – I still remember Persona Non Grata from the 90s, when they started out as a low-key Fanzine, covering all the Indie rock bands I was into at that time. And here’s the thing: Kiwi jr from Canada just as well could have been your favourite act from the 90s. Every track on Football Money sounds familiar: there are jangly guitars and beatific melodies. Catchy hooks and choruses to sing along are combined with a great sense of humour. It’s this kind of nonchalance we fell in love with listening to Orange Juice or Pavement. A ferocious feel-good energy is running through the veins of this debut album. It’s astute and not too calculating in referring to all the familiar sounds. It’s fun! And I hope there’s more to come from Kiwi jr.

Further records I really enjoyed in 2019:

Pernice Brothers: Spread The Feeling

Lens Mozer: Don’t Stop

Max Gowan: Bygones 

Sunbeam Sound Machine: Goodness Gracious 

Froth: Duress

2019 was a pretty decent year for music and it looks like 2020 is going to be a good one too! Stay tuned…

Spread The Feeling

Oftmals geht es in den Songs bei Golden Glades um Verlangen, Sehnsucht und die zügellose Leidenschaft für… ja, für was denn genau?! Die Wahrheit ist: Oft geht es ums Essen. «Spread The Feeling» heißt etwa das neue Album der Pernice Brothers. Ursprünglich war dies der Werbeslogan für eine Erdnussbutter. Das passt, denn kernig, cremig und mit einer angenehmen Süße versehen sind auch die Songs von Joe Pernice. Er selbst ist zwar Gemütsmensch, aber auch sein größter Kritiker, denn nachdem das Album vor fünf Jahren bereits einmal fix und fertig angerührt war, stoppte Pernice die Veröffentlichung, weil er der Meinung war, dass viele der Songs nicht gut genug gewesen seien. Außerdem im kulinarischen Fokus: (Sandy) Alex G und sein düster verspieltes «House of Sugar». Schließlich abgerundet wird die Playlist mit «Sweet Surrender» der Softrock-Gruppe Bread.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 25.09.19 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 28.09. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Jay SomCrownLucky Number
WilcoLove Is Everywhere (Beware)dBpm
Cascade LakesMeans To An EndAffairs Of The Heart
Orange JuiceI Guess I'm Just A Little Too SensitiveDomino
Girl RayShow Me MoreMoshi Moshi
ALDOTrembling EyelidsFull Time Hobby
SASAMITake CareDomino
Pernice BrothersMint ConditionAshmont Records
Pernice BrothersThe Devil and The JinnAshmont Records
Peyton PinkertonSo LowDarla
(Sandy) Alex GTakingDomino
(Sandy) Alex GSouthern SkyDomino
SmilesThis BoySlumberland
YNYSMae'n HawddLibertino Records
The Hannah BarberasHideousSubjangle
Monnone AloneTumble DownsMeritorio Records
The Radio Dept.Pulling Our Weightself-released
Orange Crate ArtEighth Sphere
Andrew TaylorSomewhere To BeRock Indiana Records
The Grief BrothersA Lost Week In BingolandCountry Mile Records
Pernice BrothersSkinny JeanneAshmont Records
The New MendicantsOut Of The LimeXPT Records Banana
Boy ScoutsThrow Away LoveAnti
OscillaNo Reasonself-released
VetiverTo Who Knows WhereLoose Music
The Memory FadesRun
CorridorTopographeSub Pop
Frankie CosmosSo BlueSub Pop
Dana GavanskiCatchFull Time Hobby
Dumb InstrumentHigh JumperBad Tool Records
BreadSweet SurrenderRhino
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