Introducing Singer Songwriter Ren Faye and the hauntingly beautiful ‘Winter’s End’



By Roger Moisan

When I first heard Ren Faye’s voice, I was immediately reminded, dare I say, of the great Sandy Denny . Her folk influenced style and vocal timbre coupled with a Northern authenticity provide a new and exciting  addition to this genre.

The lyrics for ‘Winters End’ are stand alone poetry worthy of analysis by any student of this art form and poignant at this time of year.

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Winter’s End I don’t feel… Anything… I’m left here, at winter’s end

Friends, they all… Pass me by… All I need, is to find my winter’s end

It’s dark and I’ve no light Dark….ness, by my side… Tempting storms, Won’t keep me warm,

And all I want… Is a place I can call home and I… and I side by side You don’t know, you don’t know

No-one knows, When I am lost, The window pane,

Gives way to all the frost…

I’m here, and I come home to lay down weary in my bed and there is you… and there is you…

Winter’s End… Winter’s End…


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Today’s FFM Stage Belongs to Angelo Zaminga – Number Station


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Angelo Zaminga – guitars, Leonardo Colazzo – bass,  Boris Stomeo – drums,  Artwork by Paolo Bolognini

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Today’s Stage Belongs to FFM’s USA Ambassador Aria Elan – ‘Out’






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“If nothing can fix it, I’m buying my ticket. You can’t leave me, cause I’m OUT…”

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Vernelle Shura Edwards -Aria Elan

A graduate of the College of Charleston and Southwestern University School of Law, she worked as an entertainment attorney, founded Isis Management, representing musicians, producers, and artists, including James Brown, Phred Mosbey, Musical Director for Earth, Wind, and Fire, musical group Bel Biv Devoe; the great South African singer, Miriam “Mama Africa” Makeba, Salaelo Maredi, acclaimed South African director, actor & playwright, and many others.
Ms. Elan later founded Sisi Records, releasing a collection of works, including Motown Legend Sylvia Moy’s hit “Love’s Inside” on the “Universal Love” album. Moy wrote and produced Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amor.”

In 1990 she wrote musical “Amandla Ka Mandela,” which was staged at Henry Street Settlement Theatre in Manhattan, New York, which was followed by her historical fiction book “Missionary.”


Today’s FFM Stage Belongs to Soundsmyth – Wings of Love






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Soundsmyth was founded in 2003 by Steve Smith and his brother David, along with longtime friend Walt Collins. The three had been playing music together off and on since they were teenagers. In 2006 they were joined by vocalist Ray Palmer and began working on their first CD. A year later Walt left and was replaced on bass by Rich Holtz. Two more years passed before the recordings were finished, mixed and mastered. The CD release party for “We Returned to Rock and Roll” was held at the Token Lounge in Detroit on February 13th, 2009.Sometime after the Detroit gig, David expressed a desire to go back to playing keyboards. The search for a new drummer ended several weeks later when Allan Eberly joined the band. While recording their follow-up CD, Lora Beuoy was asked to join the band as a second vocalist. No sooner were the last tracks recorded that both Allan and Rich departed. The CD was finished in September 2010 but the release was delayed while the “Wolves of Winter” video and cover art were completed. In October David decided to leave the band so Steve and Ray set up shop in what was to become Barking Dogs Studio.

Lora’s husband Ken joined in the fall of 2010 followed by Steve’s daughter Jaclyn the following spring. Over the next four and a half years numerous drummers worked with the band until John Bowden filled the position in 2014. Due to their talent and unique musical style, the band continues to gain fans both locally and internationally.



Today’s FFM Stage belongs to the awesome Riccardo Gioggi






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Today’s FFM Stage belongs to the Brilliant William Bloom






William Bloom Aka Will Anderson, is a phenomenal talent from Brisbane, Australia. Check out ‘Lionheart’ and the On Song interview to discover more about Will.

Will Anderson is not a middle aged Aussie comedian, he’s an equally talented 19 year old musician who blends modern production with smooth vocals, didgeridoos, guitar and percussion to create a soulful one of a kind sound.

His debut single “Notions” presents a clever mix of acoustic and electronic instruments and was written about shaping your own path. “The song is a conversation about loving someone or something and having influential people around you oppose it and advise against it. Its about saying “fuck it” and letting yourself love who you love and do what you love”

This kid was born with music in his blood. However he didn’t pick up his first musical instrument until age 15 when he was gifted with his dad’s hand-me-down guitar. 4 years on and Will has not only mastered the guitar but can play over 10 different instruments including 3 face melting didgeridoo’s. This guy is the living proof that men can multitask playing most of these instruments live, at once.

After countless hours of practice and under the guidance of local aboriginal and non-aboriginal mentors, the 19 year old now carves his own didgeridoos from the tree’s in his hometown. “I have always wanted to share and in the incredible aboriginal culture and bring people together with my music, these didgeridoos have let me do that”- Will Anderson.

While still at school, he gained national recognition in 2015 by winning the Peoples Choice Awards at Australia’s largest singer/songwriter program Telstra’s Road to Discovery and was named runner up in Queensland Music’s Most Promising Male Songwriter competition in 2016.

This was followed by several festival appearances such as Caloundra Music Festival, Caxton Street Festival and Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking in 2016 as well as supports slots with The Cat Empire, Busby Marou and Kingswood.

With a polished live show and a clear musical vision Will Anderson relocated from Mackay to Gold Coast at the beginning of 2017 to focus solely on music and is set to make a serious impact on the scene with the release of “Notions”.

“I wanted to create something new, something fresh, something that has never been done before” – Will Anderson on Notions.

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My 39 Favorite Albums Of 2017 – Hanif Abdurraqib






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Much like last year, I have decided on a somewhat random number of albums. I do appreciate how the list format can be equal parts exciting and somewhat exhausting during this time of year. But for me, it’s a good place to mention a lot of albums that I loved but didn’t always get to write about or talk about a lot this year. In 2017, I went from (arguably) writing too much about music to not having nearly as much time to write about music as I wanted to. I hope to strike a balance in 2018. In the meantime, here are my 39 favorite albums of the year. Like last year, if there was good writing on the artist or album, I’ll link that as well.

39. Big K.R.I.T. — 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time

This track-by-track breakdown is really cool.

38. Wiki — No Mountains In Manhattan

37. Migos — Culture

You’ve probably read enough about Migos this year. Here’s a gif I like of Offset adjusting his cuff links in preparation for a potential physical altercation.

36. Paramore — After Laughter

This one really came and went for a lot of folks! This NYT profile was good.This Fader piece was also good. And though I try not to share my own stuff when I do these, I also enjoyed dissecting the album.

35. Syd — Fin

34. Gas — Narkopop

33. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings — Soul Of A Woman

This piece on the making of the album after the death of Sharon Jones is heartbreaking and good.

32. Sabrina Claudio — About Time

31. Julien Baker — Turn Out The Lights

A lot of good writing on Julien Baker this year — I most enjoyed thisthis, and this.

30. DJ Quik & Problem — Rosecrans

29. Bell Witch — Mirror Reaper

This Bandcamp piece about the album’s making and process is good.

28. Jonwayne — Rap Album 2

Jonwayne is not too big on interviews, but The Guardian did a solid one.

27. Idles — Brutalism

A good profile was done here.

26. Vince Staples — Big Fish Theory




Mychal Denzel Smith on Vince Staples was one of my favorite things to read this year.

25. Sleigh Bells — Kid Kruschev

24. Harry Styles — Harry Styles

Anne Donahue wrote many things on Styles this year, this was among my favorites.

23. Slowdive — Slowdive

Lots of cool stuff written on Slowdive’s return this year. I most enjoyed This Noisey profile and this NYT Piece on Shoegaze.

22. Converge — The Dusk In Us

It’s quite long, but this exhaustive history of Converge is very good.

21. Stormzy — Gang Signs And Prayer

There’s not enough good writing on Stormzy, I think. But I did enjoy this British GQ profile.

20. Chelsea Wolfe — Hiss Spun

19. Kendrick Lamar — Damn

A lot has been written about Kendrick and that’s fine but instead of any of those things, here’s 2 Chainz freestyling over the DNA instrumental — which was my favorite freestyle of the year until like three weeks ago.

18. Kelela — Take Me Apart

Loved this piece in The Fader.




17. Protomartyr — Relatives In Descent

All Songs Considered broke down the album well.

16. Rapsody — Laila’s Wisdom

15. Grizzly Bear — Painted Ruins

I enjoyed reading this GQ piece.

14. L.A. Witch — L.A. Witch

13. Power Trip — Nightmare Logic

A couple good interviews with Power Trip Here and Here.

12. Oddisee — The Iceberg

This profile was good.

11. Kelly Clarkson — The Meaning Of Life

There should be more in-depth writing on this era of Clarkson IMO, but this piece was a good one.

10. Daymé Arocena — Cubafonía

Short, but a good piece on the artist for those potentially unfamiliar.

9. 2 Chainz — Pretty Girls Like Trap Music

I wrote this pretty weird thing about 2 Chains and bowling.

8. LCD Soundsystem — American Dream

7. Jlin — Black Origami

Great feature on Jlin here.

6. Lorde — Melodrama

A lot has been written on Lorde this year, but I got some joy out of revisiting this Rolling Stone article from 2013, and then reading this one from 2017.

5. Thundercat — Drunk

Good profile here.

4. Open Mike Eagle — Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

3. Kehlani — SweetSexySavage

2. Richard Dawson — Peasant

1. Sza — CTRL

Here and Here and Here.

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Today’s FFM Stage belongs to Dede SP and the West Java Syndicate






Last gig of 2017. Special performance at Bandung Creative Hub Festival opening.

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Last gig of 2017. Special performance at BCH Fest opening.Full-lenght video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F14ZEEeVWU

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Today’s FFM Stage belongs to KLP Juvenile and ‘Closer’ (Explicit)






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Here is an extremely sexy new track and video from FFM member KLP Juvenile. Spread the love by sharing and subscribing to Juvenile’s channel.

Juvinile – Closer [Music Video]

Juvinile – Closer [Music Video] please [YOUTUBE LINK https://youtu.be/yeal515xnAk] Watch Like Comment & Share also @/Tag 2 or more People in the comment section that may like it 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥[FREE DOWNLOAD LINK SOUNDCLOUD https://soundcloud.com/klpjuvinile/closer]

Posted by KLPJuvinile on Saturday, 25 November 2017