Tagged: genre: fusion

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Calle 13 – Entren los que Quieran

Calle 13 has always been known for their “in your face”, scandalous and raw lyrics. Their music is a widespread fusion of all things Latin American, music from merengue to salsa to traditional South American instruments, all over a base of steady rhythm hip-hop.

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Miyavi – What’s my Name?

After the birth of his two beautiful daughters the Neo-Japaneze Samurai Guitarist has made his comeback this year with this spiffy new album What’s My Name?, although Oresama himself would prefer to call it a re-debut album.

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YAM – Issue 012

Our latest and last issue as a PDF. This marks a new beginning for us, and marks the actual 2-month countdown for the opening of yam-mag.com. In this issue, McNeil from The Dark of the Matinee gives us a look at what was the Toronto Film Festival this year, and gives his thoughts on Let Me In, Black Swan, and Norwegian Wood.

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Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns

The Catalyst takes a big risk by not using the traditional verse-chorus-verse structure, instead picking every single idea they’ve had for the past three years and putting them into something that may sound like a concept album… or not.

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Isaac Delgado – L.O.V.E.

Never understood cover tribute albums, but Isaac Delgado’s tribute to Nat King Cole en Español gives more than a playful re-imagining of the songs in Spanish. It’s got Latin Jazz soul.

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Jónsi – Go

Melodic post-rock band Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi releases his solo debut. Go starts off full of energy to finally tell the story of a life well-lived. Perfection.

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Yuguo – Those Words I Want to Say to You

Shanghai indie rock band Yuguo releases their EP titled Those Words I Want to Say to You (那些我想对你说的话) after a visit to Spain — and you can certainly feel the influences — in which they tell a story in six tracks.

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YAM – Issue 010

On this issue we’ve got reviews for most of the summer blockbuster films, Prince of Persia, Robin Hood, Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass, and the likes. We also talk a LOT about music, including Julz Kpop adventures, and a variety of music, including Yuguo and Zhonguo Feng idol Jay Chou. We also talk about television shows beginning with American shows, South Korea’s, Japan’s, and Peru’s.