This year has been a challenge for all of us and we were lucky enough to have such tremendous records on our side to comfort us in difficult times. From gentle melancholia, to raging fury - the albums of 2020 had a lot of stories to tell and these are the ones our staff enjoyed the most. If you haven't listened to all of them you now got a whole lockdown winter ahead of you to do that.
What a freakin' year this has been! This sentence might be more true than at any moment in the past years. The Corona pandemic had a massive impact on pretty much all of our lives, the music industry and quite possibly also the rest of society. In the absence of live music events the songs and records that were released remained an anchor and provided much needed comfort in a difficult time. These are our fifty favourite tracks from this rollercoaster ride called 2020.
Three musicians, a barn, and a whole lot of cows - what do you get? Well, you are probably familiar with the outcome already. Those three are the elements that made the last Khruangbin records happen, so why mix up a recipe for success? The band’s record 'Mordechai' was written in the band’s usual writing spot in the countryside. It's the first time that one of their record features more vocals than instrumental tracks, so needless to say our author Liv had to phone up the Texan group.
How do you keep an overview about the countless new releases in the world of music? Well, easier said than done but thank god the staff of NBHAP keeps an overview. In this column one from the team personnally reflects on the past four weeks and the music that matters during this time. This time it's the turn of Liv Toerkell to ramble about our favourite passion in the world.
The first summer of self isolation is approaching soon and it will be a different one on my levels. However, we still got the beauty of music to comfort us and for these times our summerly playlist likes to be a fitting companion. This season's update features fresh songs by Lianne La Havas, Faye Webster, Real Estate, Pure X, Washed Out, Feng Suave, Núria Graham, Land of Talk, Khruangbin and other favourites of ours.
Yacht Pop mastermind Jeffery Paradise takes his infamous 'Daytime Disco' series on a winterly detour for us, including smooth and relaxing music from Khruangbin, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Underworld and, of course, Poolside. Get yourself a cocktail and join us for this marvellous ride.
How to keep an overview about the countless new releases that surface on a daily basis? NBHAP's staff provides guidance and introduces you to the five most essential new tracks that showed up on our radar over the past weeks.
For the 36h time one of Germany's most established music festival opened its gates to deliver exquisite musical picks within this quite unique family-friendly atmosphere. It was the first time for NBHAP editor Norman Fleischer who found it surprisingly tricky to fit in.