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SmS#2013 Back From The Brink

27 Jun

It’s been a while. Too long maybe?

Either way, I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s simply too much happening musically here in beautiful Bergen to ignore. With that in mind, it’s time to wake this blog from its year long slumber!

Keep you eyes peeled for more posts over the coming days. Back in business as they say.

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SmS#74: Tashaki Miyaki

11 Mar

Seven Mountain Service has been on an inexplicable sabbatical, I can only apologise for our mysterious absence. To make it up to you, I’m going to share with you a band that our good friends over at BeachTapes just introduced me to. Tashaki Miyaki are the duo from Los Angeles who make music that made me want to tell everybody about them. It’s life affirming dream pop if I’ve ever heard it. Sit back and enjoy.

It’s good to be back!

Tashaki Miyaki – Somethin’ Is Better Than Nothin’ from The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing on Vimeo.

Tashaki Miyaki – Best Friend (Official Video) from Juan Iglesias on Vimeo.

SmS#73: The Megaphonic Thrift –

21 Jan

Brilliant Bergen based noise-makers The Megaphonic Thrift are back….. and how! The band were good enough to give us a taster of their new self-titled record, with this album track Raising Flags. If the this track is anything to go by, the album promises to be huge. Roll on 3rd of February!

The Megaphonic Thrift – Raising Flags

SmS#72: Souldrop @ Kvarteret

21 Jan

Saturday night is upon us, what to do…….

Well if I were you, I’d be at Kvarteret where Bergen dance trio Souldrop will be blowing a few minds with their ridiculously good live set. I reckon they may well be joined on stage by some special guests aswell. Sounds like the perfect saturday night to me! It all kicks off at 22:30. See you there.

Souldrop feat. Chris Holm – No Soul

Souldrop feat. Lars Vaular & Store P – Om Igjen

SmS#71: Happy Birthday Bowie

8 Jan

Today is a day to celebrate a legend. On this day 65 years ago, David Robert Jones was born. Without a doubt my favourite artist of all time celebrates his birthday today so let’s rejoice at his amazing contribution to music over the past 40 years. It’s only fair then that I gather some of my favourite tunes from his wonderful career. Whether it’s from his early psych-folk Space Oddity days, or from his Ziggy Stardust glam rock pomp, the soul-funk Thin White Duke era, his truly brilliant and reclusive Berlin trilogy, his take on 80’s pop superstardom or his trip into drum n bass in the 90’s (maybe not the latter). Looking back, it’s amazing to see the work the man has produced, I just  can’t imagine what music would sound like today without his legacy. Enough of the flattery, enjoy his music for yourself!  Here is the best of David Bowie.

 

Suffragette City

Drive-In Saturday

Station To Station

Sound And Vision

Always Crashing In The Same Car

Heroes

Ashes To Ashes

Fashion

Let’s Dance

 

SmS#70: Albums of 2011

2 Jan

With the singles in place, it’s now time to unleash this years stand-out long players. I love this time of year, not just the excessive amounts of food and drink, but the joyous task of going through the albums released over the past 12 months. Some LPs didn’t need a double check because of their brilliance, others have been rediscovered after months gathering dust on the shelf and then there has also been the tough task of narrowing down the list. Great stuff, so I hope you’re as excited as I am to celebrate the albums of 2011.

Thanks for following us through-out our first year and stay tuned for new and exciting things on the pages of Seven Mountain Service in 2012. Happy New Year!

1.Panda Bear – Tomboy

2.Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

3.The Horrors – Skying

4. Cass McCombs – Wit’s End

 5.Drake – Take Care

6.Destroyer – Kaputt

7.Real Estate – Days

8.Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

9.Beyonce – 4

10.Bon Iver – Bon Iver

11.Atlas Sound – Parallax

12.The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient

13.Iceage – New Brigade

  14.Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

15.Wild Beasts – Smother

16.Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See

17.Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

18.Radiohead – The Kings Of Limbs

19. The Weeknd – House Of Balloons

20.SBTRKT – SBTRKT

SmS#69: Singles of 2011

27 Dec

2011 was a year we at SmS can look back on very fondly. It’s the year SmS was brought into this world and  also a tremendous year for music, both locally here in Bergen and internationally. A year to savour. So as the year of the rabbit comes to a close, it’s probably the orderly thing to do by summing up the best bits. Here’s the year’s best singles, all of which have helped soundtrack SmS’s first year in town. I’ve put them in a rough order, but the  most important thing is to check them out if you haven’t heard them.

1.Cass McCombs – County Line

2.Shabazz Palaces – Are You… Can You… Were You?…

3.Panda Bear – Slow Motion

4.Girls – Vomit

5.Bloody Beach – Quembo Que

6.Bon Iver – Holocene

7.Beyonce – Countdown

8.The Horrors – Still Life

9.Atlas Sound – Mona Lisa

10.Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See

11.SBTRKT feat Little Dragon – Wildfire

12.Lana Del Rey – Video Games

 13.The War On Drugs – Come To The City

 14.Wild Beasts – Bed Of Nails

15.Young Dreams – Young Dreams

16.Real Estate – It’s Real

17.Smith Westerns – All Die Young

18.Frank Ocean – Swim Good

19.Advanced Language – Party On The Moon

20.Real Estate – Green Aisles

21.Jamie xx – Far Nearer

22.Destroyer – Savage Night At The Opera

23. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best

24.Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever

25. Verk – Epidemi

26.Burning God Little – Notes On Being Snowblind

27. Zoo Kid / King Krule – Out Getting Ribs

 28.Drake feat. Rick Ross – Lord Knows

29. The Black Lips – Family Tree

30.The Weeknd – The Morning

31. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream

32. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

33. James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir

34. M83 feat. Zola Jesus – Intro

35.Baxter Dury – Isabel

36. Roots Manuva – Here We Go Again

37. Slow Club – If We’re Still Alive

38. Panda Bear – You Can Count On Me

39. The Horrors – Moving Further Away

40. Arctic Monkeys – Thats Where You’re Wrong

41. Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words Gone

42. John Maus – Hey Moon

43. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Thought Ballune

44. Radiohead – Staircase

45. Washed Out – Amor Fati

46. Ungdomskulen – Elle

47. Sondre Lerche – Domino

48. Tom Waits – Bad As Me

49. The Strokes – Machu Picchu

50. Bleached – Think Of You

If I’ve made a glaring error and not included a tune you think should be in the list, leave me a comment. Always nice with abit of feedback!

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