Paradise Lost, Hooverphonic, Slowdive, Donovan, and Agnetha Fältskog
“It's really much more than the plastic of album covers and record sales and dollars and cents. Music is just everybody's mother. Music is the power of you.” - Donovan
The Plague Within was Paradise Lost's return to their death-doom roots. It's one of the most diverse albums they have ever recorded. Reflection, Hooverphonic's second album with vocalist Noémie Wolfs, was recorded at fans' homes to get the specific reverb "Reflection" that these songs required. "Morningrise" might be the best shoegaze song of all time, and together with “She Calls” and “Losing Today” it is part of the wonderful Slowdive Morningrise EP. Although Donovan was hailed as the British answer to Bob Dylan when he first emerged, his debut album What's Been Did And What's Been Hid established him as a distinctive talent in his own right. Agnetha Fältskog's successful second studio album Vol. 2 , includes singles ”Fram för svenska sommaren” and ” Zigenarvän” who both made it to the Swedish chart, peaking at respectively No. 4 and No. 5. And to top it off we have two new coloured vinyl re-releases of Clutch's self-titled album(crystal clear vinyl) and Daniel Lanois' For The Beauty of Wynona ('smokey' vinyl).
On "Reflection", Hooverphonic's second album with vocalist Noémie Wolfs, they return to a natural analog sound. Alex Callier and Raymond Geerts didn't just want to record in a studio, but at fans' homes to get the specific reverb "Reflection" that these songs required. Therefore, in early 2013, Hooverphonic launched an appeal to their fans to enroll potentially unique homes in the ambitious concept of "Hooverdomestic".
Daniel Lanois is an accomplished guitarist, which he displayed on his second solo effort For The Beauty Of Wynona, released to critical acclaim in 1993. Lanois delivered a breezy and warm album, carefully crafted songs with beautiful arrangements, rhythms, and soundscapes. This one will definitely grow on you.
Agnetha Fältskog Vol. 2 is the second solo album by the Swedish pop singer and ABBA member Agnetha Fältskog, released in 1969. Five years before she won the Eurovision Song Contest with ABBA she was already a well-known singer in Sweden.
Only four days after Donovan's nineteenth birthday his successful debut album What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid was released. It contains his popular hit single “Catch the Wind”.
"Morningrise" might be the best shoegaze song of all time, and together with “She Calls” and “Losing Today” it is part of the wonderful Morningrise EP. The title track elevates the pop spirit with wonderful guitar cascades.
The Plague Within is the 14th studio album by the British band Paradise Lost. It was the bands return to their death doom roots, ranking among the most diverse albums they have ever recorded. Paradise Lost reward the patient listener with plenty of memorable moments and fantastic guitar riffs. This album broods and builds more with each subsequent listen, and each time you feel a little more entangled in its web.