Playlist of December 9 2016

Playlist of December 9 2016 / Edition 399
Daniel Ward-Murphy is a London based singer-songwriter. He performs with a talented ensemble of musicians, known as "The Words". In 2008 he released his debut fan-funded album "Until the Morning Light".
Өвөлжөө (Mongolian version of Banquet)
Magnolian is the project of indie-folk singer-songwriter Dulguun Bayasgalan from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This year he has released his debut EP, "Famous Men". One song on the EP is in Mongolian, all the other songs are in English.
Love is on the line
The Strands, formed in 2011 and fronted by British soul singer-songwriter Amanda Campbell, is a band from Santa Monica, US. Their lyrics are thoughtful and provocative. They call their genre artisanal and have released two albums so far.
The band called out for more
Gabby Young & Other Animals is a nine-piece band from London. They have released 3 albums. Gabby Young was an opera singer until she got inspired by the jazz. After a longish break she is performing again and currently she is touring solo in Germany.
Place to fly
Elizabeth Geyer is from Australia. She describes herself as a late bloomer and making her own music feels for her like finally coming home. She is not only a singer and composer of jazz music, she also plays the piano, trumpet and flugelhorn.
Catself is remembered by her audiences for her unusual but catchy melodies, poetic and clever lyrics and the fairytale atmosphere she creates. Her songs move both between genres and between moods and themes.
Mechanic love
Frenetic is an one-person electronic music project from the Russian Federation.
Hiiren Hiljaa
Oona Kapari from Helsinki, Finland loves sound and likes to play with it. She combines synthesizers, samples of organic sounds and works as a sound engineer at Finnvox, Finland's oldest recording studio. She released a debut EP, "Suoraan Suoneen".
Pieces of her broken heart
Song of the Week
Infinitus Mortus is the project of Stephen Megna from New Jersey, started in 2008. He makes classically composed symphonic metal (made popular by some European bands) with varying members, breaks away from mainstream music and delves into the darker.
Even close
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is a four-piece alternative rock/power pop band, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, US and formed in 2004. All songs are written by Jean Cabbie, the arrangements are done by The Secret Admirer Society.
All went down
Rock City Seven is a five-piece cover band from Chicago, US, formed in 2009. They play covers of ABBA, Frank Zappa, Black Sabbath, Barry White, The Police, the Killers and more. Occasionally they make original songs too, these we play in TalentCast.
Ordinary man
Broken Sun is a collaboration between various Dutch and Australian musicians, formed in 2008. So far they have released 2 albums: a self-titled debut album in 2009 and Life & Death in 2014. Genre: alternative, Americana, blues, soundtrack, rock
100 Miles
Mister Sir is a progressive post-hardcore trio from Tomsk, Siberia, the Russian Federation with Anton Serov on guitars and vocals, Andrew Tryphonov on drums and Segey Rokhmanyuk on bass. They performed all over Siberia for quite some time already.
Man of spirit
HarryBigButton is a trio from Seoul, South Korea. They describe themselves as a hard'n'loud rock band. Their guitars are heavy and kind of bluesy, their vocals are clean and deep. The name HarryBigButton is slang for a cheap, vintage car stereo.

This week I have a special newcomer to TalentCast, for the first time I am going to play a song from Mongolia. Just like last week I will play relaxed music in the first half of the programme. The second half of the programme is for the fans of rock.

We have a convincing Song of the Week winner. You will hear who won somewhere halfway through the programme. The programme ends in South Korea with a trio who describes themselves as a hard'n'loud rock band. The first song I will play for you is by a singer-songwriter from the UK.

TalentCast - Edition 399
Song of the Week
Pieces Of Her Broken Heart
Infinitus Mortus
Infinitus Mortus is a New Jersey-based symphonic metal project, started in 2008 by composer and musician Stephen aka Stoki Megtooth.

In 2010, the debut album of Infinitus Mortus, titled 2012, was released. It was recorded with an operatic vocalist.

In 2011 the release of the project's second album The Conspiracy of Love was a fact. This album is built upon the themes of love, anguish and heartache.

This autumn Stephen has released a third album, recorded with an opera singer,. The album is titled Transmutations.