Emperor Of Sand finds Mastodon returning to a deeply imaginative and complex conceptual storyline that ponders the nature of time. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the band conjures the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass. "Emperor of Sand is like the grim reaper," says drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. "Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time. Invariably, you ask, ‘How much time is left?'" "We're reflecting on mortality," adds bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. "To that end, the album ties into our entire discography. It's 17 years in the making, but it's also a direct reaction to the last two years. We tend to draw inspiration from very real things in our lives." Emperor Of Sand was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, just outside Mastodon's hometown of Atlanta, with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Neil Young, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine), who first worked with Mastodon on their seminal 2009 album Crack The Skye.
When Canadian singer/songwriter Bobby Bazini released his first full-length album Better in Time in 2009, he was only 20. By that time, his debut single "I Wonder" had already spent nine consecutive weeks atop Quebec English single charts. Bazini's brand of emotional, earnest, singer/songwriter pop, hugely influenced by classic soul and blues artists, struck a chord with Canadian audiences
Bobby Bazini, auteur-compositeur-interprète d'à peine 20 ans est remarqué pour sa voix unique et son indéniable sens du soul. Le premier extrait, I Wonder (sorti en août 2009) atteint rapidement le top 3 au palmarès anglophone correspondant et y demeure pendant plus de 9 semaines. Après 23 semaines il est toujours inscrit au palmarès. Coup de coeur au dernier Midem, Mungo Park Records reçoit plusieurs offres pour sortir l'album Better in Time en Europe. Avec sa voix unique et sa musique entre le soul, le pop, le folk et le R&B, Bobby Bazini vous charmera. En Europe, en Amérique du Nord et au Japon Bobby Bazini n'a que des éloges. Tous lui prédisent une grande carrière internationale. Vous serez conquis !
This 2-CD set impressively boils down one of the most brilliant and lengthy careers in music: 37 tracks from six record labels and 42 years. Satchmo performs Sugar Foot Stomp; Heebie Jeebies; Potato Head Blues; Basin Street Blues; Tight Like This; Ain't Misbehavin'; Lazy River; Stardust; Blueberry Hill; Mack the Knife; What a Wonderful World , and more!