From Banks label's page:
"Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry’s most important curators – Banks is poised for massive things in 2013. Drawing from inspirations like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, Banks focuses on the duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric sounds. The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter will release her debut EP on IAMSOUND in early 2013."
Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985), known as Janelle Monáe is an American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer signed to Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial album, The Audition, Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). The EP had a modest commercial impact, peaking at No. 115 on the Billboard charts in the United States.
Sound has a special place in our array of senses... often the passage of time is marked by sound (drumbeat, clock tick, cicada, footsteps). So Soundtransit.nl (while almost entirely outmoded by SoundCloud) has in its libraries magical time and space travel technology. Here are some of my favorites.
Flamenco in a park in Sevilla, Espana
Ole Ole at a Football match in San Sebastian
Near Yang-ming Shan in Taipei
Seafood Market in Taiwan
Accordian in Den Hague
Capoeira in the Cape Verde Islands
Music for the Barong Dance in Bali
Midday Prayer in Cairo
Poem of the Day
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