Shiva in Exile
Yesterday, I listened to the new Shiva in Exile album, which will soon be up on Magnatune.
I've been a huge fan of Stefan Hertrich, who is Shiva in Exile, because his music is an amazing mix-up of many genres in a brand new creative way. You'll hear new age, goth, arabic, metal and industrial and electronica on his album.
In my speeches, I've sometimes referred to his 1st album as "goth industrial arabic", which usually provokes some snickering in the audience, but it's true.
His second album, which he just sent me for inclusion on Magnatune, is even better.
I wrote him to tell him I loved his new album, and wrote me back this very nice note, expressing how Magnatune had affected him:
|I am happy that you like the album! It was really really really much work and I hope it will get some attention.
However, I know that Magnatune again will contribute much to the popularity of Shiva In Exile.
I think without Magnatune having published the first album I wouldn´t have written this one, because most good results and interesting connections came because of Magnatune :-)
What's special about his note, is that Stefan is a veteran of the music industry, as he was in the quite-popular band Darkseed, and has had several albums released on the mini-major labels.
You can listen to his first album here:
Posted by John Buckman on July 3, 2008 at 06:34 PM | Permalink
I think "Ethnic" was my first album purchased on Magnatune. Can't wait to download another one!
Posted by: CoSTa at Jul 5, 2008 11:19:47 AM
Shiva in Exile is one of my magnatune's fav'.
Looking (listenin') forward to drop an ear to their coming album!
Posted by: pfelelep at Jul 7, 2008 10:32:12 AM
"Ethnic" has been one of my favourite discoveries on Magnatune...thank you! Looking forward to the new album...
Posted by: Andrew at Jul 31, 2008 11:19:31 PM
Sounds much more "goth industrial indian" than "goth industrial arabic"... interesting
Posted by: om at Aug 1, 2008 1:49:45 AM
Thanks for alerting me to this music. The music is as intoxicating as that produced by Niyaz or Irfan.
Posted by: Craig Gidney at Aug 1, 2008 4:21:50 AM
I just love the new Shiva in Exile CD! I listened to it a few times yesterday as I was working. I agree with Om: it's intoxicating music.
Posted by: Wendy at Aug 4, 2008 9:29:26 AM
I bought the album a couple of weeks ago and I've been listening to it everyday, especially He'neya. My friends like the album quite a lot as well.
John, did you thought about compiling and cross-referencing Last.fm information with new releases? You can get snapshots, like this: http://www.last.fm/music/Shiva+in+Exile/+charts?charttype=weekly
Posted by: Simon at Aug 7, 2008 7:04:50 AM