Playlist of February 5 2016

Playlist of February 5 2016
Harmony in my head (live)
Benny Mayhem is from Australia. Until a year ago he played in a punk band. After the band broke up, instead of starting a new band at once, he decided to travel and tour as a folk-punk troubadour. Benny Mayhem is already planning his next tour.
Penelope brigade
Jeff Hayman is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Mandurah, Western Australia. In 2008 he moved to Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. Since the age of 15 he has been playing and writing songs.
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".
Ephemeral existence
Instead of Ink is the project of Cedric and Keven from Quebec in Canada, started in 2004. So far they have released 3 albums, "Far From Close" in 2010, "Open Air Museum" in 2012 and "The Eclipse Season" in 2015.
Butterfly
Radaid is an 8-piece 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.
Lighthouse
Son of Theia is an alternative and experimental rock band from Chisinau, Moldova, formed in 2015. "Lighthouse" is their debut single.
Hold on, please
Ampia Vista is a solo-project from Italy. He has been making music for a long time, still before the first internet music sites. His songs combine different styles, from simple pop songs to more complex rock.
The ruins of Nexia
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".
Modality
Wyrmwood is a 4-piece progressive hard rock band from Canada, formed in 2004. Members: Ian Stilborn (vocals/guitar), Todd Leveque (drums), Jared Cyr (bass) and Justin Punchy (guitar)
How did I forget
The 5-piece Romanian alternative rock band Burning Table was started in 2011. The thought behind their music is to play without prejudice, leaving the notes, the rhythm and the player's state of mind to form the sound. They have released one album.
Âme en peine
Laïxa is the duo of singer Paméla and instrumentalist Chris from France. Both like to make jingles for radio stations and radio shows, also for TalentCast.
Dance
Kyrby's House is an alternative rock band from Mariupol, Ukraine.
Devastation suffocation
Absolon is a symphonic/goth power metal band from Orlando, Florida. They combine old school European metal with todays contemporary symphonic/goth power metal. In 2013 they released their debut album, "Darkness Rising: The Tale of Derek Blackheart".
Mayhem
Mortice (UK) was started by John O'Leary, who after playing in the Gunslingers and other bands became a sound engineer. He toured with different bands like Nazareth and Uriah Heep. Later he wanted to make music again and started the band Mortice.
Monochromatic
Besides is a quartet from Poland. The band was formed in 2011. After winning a national TV talent show, they became one of the most popular bands in the Polish post-rock scene.

We will play 15 songs in the programme of this week. You will hear some singer-songwriters, some fusion, some rock and some instrumental tracks. Somewhere halfway the programme you will find out who is this week's Song of the Week winner.

We start in Australia with a singer-songwriter who calls himself a folk-punk troubadour.

TalentCast - Edition 364
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Song of the Week
The Ruins Of Nexia
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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.

The Ruins Of Nexia 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