8 may. 2013

Cover Blank Page - CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Today we come to write about a very known artist for you all, Christina Aguilera.

Restless, not only known for her musical career but also as an actress (not the best, we recognize it). Her first studio album "Christina Aguilera", saw the light 14 years ago, and his characteristic vocal strength hasn't been declining until his last album, released in 2012. "Lotus" as it is called their fifth album, contains songs with autobiographical echoes. In it we find the beautiful ballad "Blank Page" premiered by surprise on websites days before leaving the album. On our website you can find the instrumental version of this song like so many other of Christina Aguilera (over twenty).We hope you enjoy them!

Here we have many covers with our instrumental version of Blank Page.


30 abr. 2013

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FILMS

Recently we published a post about the song Almost home, included in the movie OZ. It is for that reason that we came to publish a post about the importance of movie's soundtracks and some of the most popular instrumental songs. We looked up on the Internet, we found a definition about the OST quite clear and easy to understand, with which we fully agree: The OST performs the function to make more powerful the emotions that pictures alone are not able to express.
Since the origin of sound in cinema, music has been an important element when it comes to expressing emotions we could not understand without. Formerly, when the silent film projections began, these were accompanied by a live orchestra to give more meaning to the images and giving to the film a greater reality. If we were watching an action scene, musicians multiplied the speed and force with which they played. When the scene was romantic, stringed instruments used to predominate, with a sweet melody and quiet tone. All logical and well known by all music lovers. Over the years the way to introduce music on films was changing. The music was always recorded at the same time as the action, in live (musicians who appeared on the scene) or from various media such as radios. Finally in the last decades, film has evolved so that the high quality of the image and the magnificent special effects, makes you pay less attention to the music. However, the publication of the OST`s allows million CDs sold, becoming known worldwide through advertising and the media that allow us to access them. At last, we want to thank all the great or small, famous or unknown composers who are dedicated to creating  music for movies, a great complement to the image which make us keep dreaming.
You can find below some artists and their famous musical compositions.

- John Williams - Star Wars saga, Superman, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Angela's Ashes, Munich, Shindler's list, Nixon.

- Ennio Morricone - A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Days of Heaven, The Mission, The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America, Cinema Paradiso, Kill Bill Vol.1 and 2.

- Jerry Goldsmith - The Sand Pebbles, Planet of the Apes, Chinatown, The Omen, The Boys from Brazil, Alien, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Mulan, three Rambo films, and five Star Trek.

- Hans Zimmer - The Lion King,  Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean.

- John Barry - James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa, Born Free, Chaplin.

- Nino Rota - Godfather trilogy, Fellini's Casanova, Amarcord, Roma, Romeo and Juliet, The Leopard.

- Alex North - Ghost, Good Morning, Vietnam, Cleopatra, Espartacus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- James Newton Howard - The Sixth Sense, The Fugitive, The Village, King Kong, Batman Begins, I Am Legend, The Dark Knight,  The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Bourne Legacy.

- Alexandre Desplat - The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, The King's Speech.

- James Horner - Titanic, Braveheart, Willow, Apollo 13, Star Trek II, Cocoon, Aliens, Glory, Field of Dreams, Enemy at the Gates, A Beautiful Mind, The Perfect Storm, Avatar, The Amazing Spider-Man.





Recientemente publicamos un post sobre la canción Almost home, incluida en la película OZ. Al escribirlo se nos ocurrió escribir hoy un post sobre la importancia de la BSO de las películas y algunas de las canciones instrumentales más conocidas. Indagando, hemos encontrado una definición sobre la BSO bastante clara y sencilla de comprender, con la que estamos totalmente de acuerdo: La BSO cumple con la función de potenciar aquellas emociones que las imágenes por sí solas no son capaces de expresar.
Desde el origen de el sonido en el cine, la música ha sido un importante elemento a la hora de expresar emociones que no podríamos comprender sin ella. Antiguamente, cuando las técnicas cinematográficas no eran tan avanzadas a la hora de proyectar una película muda en el cine, esta era acompañada de una orquesta en directo para poder darle más sentido a lo que veíamos y dotando al film de una mayor realidad. Si visualizábamos una escena de acción, los músicos multiplicaban la velocidad y fuerza con la que tocaban. Cuando la escena era romántica, solían predominar instrumentos de cuerda, mas suaves y con un tono mas tranquilo.  Todo lógico y de sobra conocido por todos los amantes de la música. Con el paso de los años la forma de introducir la música en el cine fué cambiando. Siempre música grabada al mismo tiempo que la imagen, en directo (músicos que aparecían en escena) o proveniente de diversos medios como radios u orquestas. Finalmente en las últimas décadas, el cine a evolucionado de tal manera que la gran calidad de la imágen y los magníficos efectos especiales, hace que se preste menos atención a la música. No obstante, la publicación de las BSO permite que se vendan millones de CD, dándose a conocer por todo el mundo gracias a la publicidad y los medios que nos permiten acceder a ellas. En definitiva queremos agradecer a todos los grandes o pequeños, famosos o desconocidos compositores/as que se dedican a crear para las películas, la música, un gran complemento a la imagen para hacernos seguir soñando.
Os dejamos algunas de las BSO que más nos gustan para que les echeis un vistazo.

25 abr. 2013

Covers DAYLIGHT - Maroon 5


We are pretty amazed by what you are capable to do. We get many covers and we have to recognize that these three new covers of the song Daylight by Maroon 5, are incredible. You will find this instrumental song on our website. Congrats!

Estamos asombrados por lo que sois capaces de hacer. Recibimos muchos covers y tenemos que reconocer que estos tres nuevos covers de la canción Daylight de Maroon 5, son increibles. Enhorabuena!






22 abr. 2013

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS


                                                          SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS


Good weather is coming, and with it the expected music festivals around the world. Seeing the last days has been in California (USA) the famous Coachella festival, we are encouraged to write a post about the most famous festivals of this summer and the artists who plays in them. There are a variety. We think the festivals are a great platform to listen artists in great live and outdoors concerts for several days, also a good way to discover young artists not very known. We usually go to see the headliners who usually plays in the evening hours, but you just have to take a walk around the stage in the early hours to discover new groups who maybe are going to become a headliners.
We leave you a selection of the most famous festivals and some artists that we are going to see in them this summer.


Está llegando el buen tiempo, y con ello los ansiados festivales de música por todo el mundo. Viendo que estos últimos días se ha celebrado en California (USA) el famoso festival de Coachella, nos hemos animado a escribir un post sobre los festivales mas famosos de este año y los artistas que actúan en ellos. Hay una gran variedad. Creemos que a parte de ser una gran plataforma para poder escuchar a grandes artistas en directo y al aire libre durante varios días, pensamos que también es una buena forma de que pequeños artístas sean mas conocidos. Normalmente vamos a ver a los cabezas de cartel, cuyas actuaciones suelen ser en horarios de noche, pero solo hay que dar un paseo por los escenarios en horas tempranas para descubrir grupos que probablemente lleguen alguna vez a ser cabezas de cartel.
Os dejamos una seleccion de los festivales mas famosos y algunos de los artístas que podemos ver en ellos.



13 - 16 june.- Manchester,Tennessee (USA)  BONNAROO
Paul McCartney , Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, BJÖRK, Wilco, Boys noize, The xx, Of monsters and men, Super jam, Zz top...

14 - 16 June.- Landgraaf (Nederland) PINKPOP FESTIVAL
Ellie Goulding, Fun, Greenday, Kings of leon, Paramore, Phoenix, Stereophonics, The killers, 30 seconds to mars, The script...

11 - 13 July.- Bilbao (Spain) BILBAO BBK LIVE
Greenday, Vampire weekend, Kings of leon, Depeche mode, Fatboy slim, Birdy nam nam, Billy talent, Editors, Mark lanegan band, The weeks...

12 - 14 July.- Balado, Kinross-shire (Scotland) T IN THE PARK
Mumford and sons, Rihanna, The killers, The script, Stereophonics, David guetta, Emeli sande, Frank ocean, Snoop dog, Calvin harris...

12 - 14 July.- Lisbon (Portugal) OPTIMUS ALIVE
Greenday, Vampire weekend, Kings of leon, Depeche mode, Biffy clyro, Editors, Phoenix, Of monsters and men, Crystal castles, Soulwax...

18 - 21 July.- Benicássim, Castellón (Spain) FIB HEINEKEN
Arctic Monkeys, Azealia Banks, Bastille, Benny Benassi, Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Miles Kane, Primal Scream, Queens of the Stone Age...

2 - 4 August.- Chicago, Illinois (USA) LOLLAPALOOZA
The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, The Postal Service, New Order, The Lumineers, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Tegan and Sara, Lana Del Rey...

23 - 25 August.- Leeds (England) LEEDS FESTIVAL
Green Day, System Of A Down, Eminem, Chase and Status, Foals, Biffy Clyro, Nine Inch Nails, Fall Out Boy, The Lumineers, Editors...



16 abr. 2013

Shakira INSTRUMENTAL KARAOKE

 SHAKIRA



Hearing her songs in English and Spanish, just looking forward to sun, beach and dance.
We're talking, of course, about the great artist Shakira. She seduced us with daring dances, freshness and joy, and more than 15 years after her career started, we still dancing with her music. People who follow Shakira from the beginning of  her career, we are used to listen her beautiful voice, but much has changed since then. With her album debut "Pies descalzos" (1996), and "Dónde están los ladrones" (1998), the lyrics were more important than now. Social, romantic, with great sensitivity ... simply superb. With her album "Servicio de lavandería" (2001), her music gave a big change, with English lyrics, and danceable Latin rhythms, and of course more commercial. For us this is our favorite album because it involves a big change in his musical career (especially the leap to fame). Since this album, you already know more or less the story. Her following albums are coming to the music charts around the world, English lyrics are predominant in their
songs. And if anyone did not know her, they would it with the beautiful song Waka Waka (It's time for Africa), anthem world football cup South Africa in 2010. And of course, with great songs and collaborations that has been doing throughout his career, like Alejandro Sanz (Tortura), Beyoncé (Beautiful liar), Pitbull (Rabiosa) ... Just to say that Shakira is one of  the international artists with more outreach. She has an organization called "Pies descalzos", what helps children around the world, many of their income was donated to various associations, and is tucked actively in ecological and environmental causes. We can only tell you that on our website you can find many instrumental version in the style of shakira , like the last one we have created, Underneath your clothes. Hope that you enjoy listening and singing it.

Al escuchar sus canciones tanto en inglés como en español, solo tenemos ganas de sol, de playa y de bailar y bailar. Estamos hablando, como no, de la gran artista Shakira. Nos conquistó con sus bailes atrevidos, su frescura y su alegría, y más de 15 años después del inicio de su carrera, seguimos danzando con su música. La gente que seguimos a Shakira desde el inicio de su carrera, estamos acostumbrados a su hermosa voz, aunque mucho a cambiado desde entonces. Con Pies descalzos (1996), y Donde estan los ladrones (1998), sus letras eran más importantes que ahora. Sociales, románticas, con una gran sensibilidad... simplemente magnífica. Con su álbum Servicio de lavandería (2001), ya di´un ligero cambio, metiendo ya letras en inglés, ritmos mas latinos y bailables, y más comerciales. Para nosotros es nuestro disco favorito ya que supone
un gran cambio en su trayectoria musical (sobre todo el salto a la fama mundial). A partir de ese álbum, ya conoceis mas o menos la historia. Sus siguientes discos van llegando a las listas de música de todo el mundo, el inglés va predominando en sus canciones. Y si había alguien que no la conocía, lo haría con su canción Waka Waka, himno del mundial de futbol de sudafrica en el 2010. Y como no, con las grandes canciones y colaboraciones que ha ido haciendo a lo largo de su carrera, con alejandro sanz (La tortura), Beyoncé (Beautiful liar), Pitbull (Rabiosa)... No nos olvidamos de contaros que Shakira es una de las artistas internacionales con más espíritu solidario. Tiene una organización llamada Pies descalzos, que ayuda a los niños de todo el mundo como con creaciones de colegios, muchos de sus ingresos los dona a diversas asociaciones, y está metida activamente en las causas ecológicas y medioambientales. Sólo nos queda deciros que en nuestra página web podeis encontrar las versiones instrumentales en el estilo de shakira de bastantes de sus canciones, como la última que hemos creado, Underneath your clothes. Esperemos que disfruteis escuchandolas y cantándolas.

10 abr. 2013

Covers WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN III - Bruno Mars


Hello everyone. It was the first time we asked on our Facebook page about the covers what you want to be published on our blog. Although there have been few answers, but most people have agreed to publish Bruno Mars, so here you can watch three new covers with our instrumental version of Bruno Mars's song When I Was Your Man which you can also find in our website. We hope that gradually you can read us and write more, because we will always consider your opinions. Thank you very much


Hola a todos. Ha sido la primera vez que os hemos preguntado en nuestro facebook qué covers queréis que publiquemos en nuestro blog. Aunque ha habido pocas repuestas, la mayoría ha estado de acuerdo en Bruno Mars, así que aquí os dejamos tres nuevos covers con nuestros instrumentales de la canción When I Was Your Man de Bruno Mars. Esperemos que poco a poco os vayais animando y escribiendo mas, ya que siempre tendremos en cuenta vuestras opiniones. Muchas gracias