It’s always nice when being disconnected from your gadgets for a couple of days, because even after a short time, being connected again opens a whole new world for you and so much interesting stuff is suddenly going on and there are plenty of things to discover. This is how I felt when I lately logged in to my Deezer account. After just a couple of days where I hadn’t been logged in, so many new albums had been released. It was like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for nerds and music addicts. And I was Augustus Gloop in this huge music library filled with new tracks. And I discovered this charmingly weird album Bye bye 17 by Har Mar Superstar.
It’s not the kind of music you expect to be in the charts, nothing to be compared to synthetic sounding so-called music you can year on some dance music radio channels. And amongst all this purely commercial music which, thanks to all the audio editing that’s done after recording a track, always sounds the same, Har Mar Superstar’s music clearly stands out and is uncommonly refreshing. Listening to it, I felt transported to the groovy and colourful 70s where I met The Caterpillar and Austin Powers in his bright suit. And it somehow made me also think of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Virgins.
But have a look on your own: