My name is Marcelo Badari, and I am a musician from the southeast region of Brazil. Looming Flames is my instrumental solo project since 2011.
The idea behind Looming Flames is to create music with an electric guitar, a loop pedal, and some effects pedals in a minimalistic way. I also use a Boss SP 202 sampler in my guitar chain. With it, I can have sampled acoustic drum beats, played by me, in my compositions. I have some electronic beats and some noises sampled in the SP 202 as well.
Recently I had the opportunity to interview Greg Connors about his new single “Future Nostalgia.” As I was listening, I was so drawn into the track, which prompted further listening to Connors’ vast cannon of eclectic material. I found his songs speak to me in a familiar voice, both vulnerable and comfortable. His melodic, yet ‘cut the crap’, self-styled phrasing dances with a deliberately off-kilter, sweetly angular guitar motion.
Turvy Organ, our featured artist of this week, is not only a fantastic band when it comes to songwriting. No, they also take care of their visuals and shoot their music videos themselves. A great inspiration for other independent musicians, for sure.
Zibbz, an addicting swiss sibling alliance – heavy on the synth and heart-pumping bass, courtesy of multi-instrumentalist/producer, Stee, and topped by the soulful rock’n’roll growl out of the frontwoman, Coco, will represent Switzerland in this year’s European Songcontest.
Two years ago, Switzerland’s “first and last punk” Rudolph Dietrich released a 60 minutes movie, putting together 19 of his songs of the past decade to a unique mix of political and social discourse, blended with his blues-inspired rock music.