Playlist of October 23 2015

Playlist of October 23 2015
Let's talk about us
Snippet is the project of Johnno Casson from the UK. So far he has released 6 EPs and 2 albums, all produced by Wim Oudijk, musician and producer from the Netherlands. Last summer he released his sixth EP, titled "The Sunshine EP".
Color gris
Radaid is a fusion music group from Mexico, formed in 1998. They merge music and instruments from different parts of the world, for example India, China, Middle East, Mexico, Africa and the Balkans. So far they have released 4 albums.
Nie zostawiaj mnie
Lee-Leet is a singer-songwriter from Warsaw, Poland who sings and plays the piano. She regularly records and plays with a band. So far she has released 3 albums, 1 EP and 2 singles and describes her genres as nostalgic pop, art rock and sung poetry.
Midnight cowboys
Aly Cook is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand. She released her debut album "Brand New Day" in 2011 and her second album "Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel" in 2015. In 2012 Aly was New Zealand's female country artist of the year.
Everything I love
Katey Laurel is a folk/pop singer-songwriter from Denver, US, who writes hopeful, romantic and introspective songs about our common humanity. She has released 3 albums, "From Here", "Periscope" and "Periscope - The remix project".
Pushed around
SPiN is a 4-piece alternative pop, rock, powerpop band from Philadelphia, US. They record at their studio inside a 150 year old funeral home. The band: E (lead vocals/guitar), Jim (vocals/synths/piano), Lou (drums/percussion) and Hank (guitar/vocals)
The sharper your love
We Love the Underground from Baltimore, US was started by Brad Cox in 2009. The band consists of variating artists, currently there are 5. In November they will release their new album "Children Of The Program", the soundtrack for a novel Brad wrote.
New horizons
Song of the Week
Christer Holm from Espoo in Finland is a computer specialist by day and in his spare time he composes instrumental music. His debut album is titled "Galactic Voyages". Currently Christer is working on his second album, titled "Galactic Voyages 2".
You left me in no doubt
Alex Highton is a singer-songwriter from the UK, who plays gentle folk songs on his guitar. In 2011 he released his debut album "Woodditton Wives Club". In 2014 he released "Nobody Knows Anything" for which he is receiving good ratings and reviews.
Light lies
Mary Confurius is a singer-songwriter from the Netherlands. She likes to mix light and dark and translates her feelings into music. She writes the lyrics, composes, plays guitar and records in her home studio. She released one EP, titled "The Other".
In Germany before the war
Chabliz is a 4-piece band from The Hague, the Netherlands. They have released 2 albums (1 live album and 1 studio album). Both have received very good reviews in both Dutch and foreign press. They are planning to release their third album soon.
Our names in the sand
Lindy Waldeck is a songwriter from the Netherlands. The genre is a mix of of jazz and pop, which she summarizes as "Jazz and More". In 2013 Lindy released her 11-track fan-funded debut album "Picture Book", produced by Lindy and Joram Pinxteren.
Katy & The Escort Orchestra
Pink love
Katy & The Escort Orchestra are a 6-piece Motown, R&B, jazz and soul band from Baden, Switzerland. They summarize their genre as sparkling soul. Their lyrics tell true and fictional stories. In 2012 they released their debut album "Same Old Game".
Mona Lisa
Tassos Sotirakis is a musician from Athens, Greece. He started studying music at the age of 11, got a degree and received the highest distinction from the Greece ministry of culture. Genres: instrumental, experimental, progressive

This week you can listen to us twice. Today you can listen to our usual weekly radio programme and next Thursday you can join our 8th album listening session. This time we will host "Here At A Distance", the new album of singer-songwriter Casee Wilson from York, UK.

Today there are 14 songs in the program, and one of them is of course our Song of the Week.

TalentCast - Edition 350
Song of the Week
New Horizons
Christer Holm
Christer Holm's main genre is film music, but he also creates progressive trance and other electronic music. His compositions are always made to illustrate a story, and sometimes they themselves tell a story. Christer Holm's compositions have so far been featured in a few short film, animation and game projects. Currently Christer is working on his second album, Galactic Voyages 2.

New Horizons is a track from Christer Holm's debut album Galactic Voyages.

Christer Holm about his music history:

"Back in the early days, I was active in the Yamaha XG midi scene. I started by making remakes of Commodore 64 game music. My Last Ninja collection in particular gathered many fans.

Later I was part of the legendary group Cryogenic Emotions. We made lots of collaborations, mixing many unique styles. After many years of good friendship the group drifted apart and finally I was the only one left and then I decided it was time to finish that era.

I then joined the group X-Static, with which I had been collaborating before too. This group was mainly focused on making techno-ish, breakbeat, jungle etc music, while I was getting more and more focused on orchestral symphonic pieces.

As time went by, the Yamaha XG standard became more and more outdated by new synths, and finally samplers and virtual instruments. I started my own projects and work mainly with film and game music."

Website of Christer Holm