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Soundtrack Review: Heat (1995)

Thu, 2008-11-27 21:00
This is a review of the motion picture score to Heat by Elliot Goldenthal, Lisa Gerrard and others. “Appropriate and sometimes engaging, but a great album would have maintained a more stable temperature” Most of my review analysis are devoted to themes.  They define the score for me determining how you emotionally engage and latch on to the music.  A score without them would seem a challenge of a musical experience; how do you embrace a score with nothing consistently identifiable?  And thus

Introducing The Next New Networks Poster Series (#1)

Tue, 2008-11-25 15:24
[IMG Barely Political [Next New Networks Poster Series 1.1]] I was all set to tell you all about The Next New Networks Poster Series and then Jamison Tilsner over at Tilzy TV did it in a more eloquent, intelligent way. (All the writing at Tilzy is thoughtful and cogent in a way that’s unusal for internet TV analysis. Check them out.) We wanted to take the NNN brands and give loyal fans a way to connect with us in a tangible, physical way. I mean, virtual is way great, as far as it goes, but w

Interview: Heidi Burton [1]

Mon, 2008-11-24 17:20
Good Monday everyone! I’m so happy to present our next interviewee up at Pikaland: the lovely Miss Heidi Burton who is based in Cambridge, UK, whose illustrations never fail to make me chuckle! An illustration for Illustration Friday’s theme called “Fierce” Name: Heidi Burton Location: Cambridge, UK Website/Shop: heidiburton.etsy.com Blog: heidillustration.blogspot.com Illustration media: Just about anything I can get my hands on, but mostly paint, pencils, fine-liner pens and Photosh

Paint by Numbers 4

Mon, 2008-11-24 05:16
I know I know you can’t get enough… it could be toast right? Today’s cutting and rolling tune sample… Sucktastic movie — Fan-damn-tastic soundtrack… Kronos Quartet… ’nuff said. Great early music… Solitary Man is a classic. This covers it, Hot August Nights — Live and his latest Rick Rubin album are all the Diamond one needs. This is before he became adult contemporary. This album meant to me what an album only can when your 15 years old. It’s still the definitive version of Sunday Blo

globalFEST Brings 13 Artists from Around the World on 3 Stages at Webster Hall in New York City

Mon, 2008-11-24 04:43
The 2009 edition of globalFEST will introduce audiences to established artists they have not heard before, striking yet unheralded traditions, wild young innovators playing with centuries-old forms, and funky global revivalists of 1970s musical activism. Many international artists who are the musical toast of their communities remain virtually unknown to the broader U.S. audience. Kailash Kher, a sensation in the Bollywood film world with his Sufi inflected popular songs, a judge of "Indian

YOU'VE GOT FOETUS ON YOUR BREATH!

Fri, 2008-11-21 21:33
The inscrutable J.G. Thirlwell was dropped on this planet some time ago to bestow sonic majesty, c

Walter Kitundu

Fri, 2008-11-21 06:00
The cryptic sounds of hidden nature, wild animals, and native cultures are not only found in the numerous stacks at the Library of Congress or between the grooves of an exotica record. Artist Walter Kitundu utilizes these very sounds and ideas in his acute musical compositions. Sound artist, instrument maker, and composer, Kitundu finds a harmony between traditional musical forms, nature and sculpture. He has created an array of instruments including the Phonoharp, a multi-stringed instrument

Next New Networks’ Designer Posters

Thu, 2008-11-20 00:02
Next New Networks has commissioned one of America’s leading graphic designers and illustrators to create limited edition posters for their various micro-networks. Frank Olinsky designed the MTV logo and album covers for everyone from Sonic Youth to Smashing Pumpkins to the Kronos Quartet.  Now, he’s also the designer of the first edition Barely Political poster (of which there are only 1K) that now hangs proudly in our office. I just returned from the Future of Television Conference where g

The Far Side - playlist for Tuesday November 18

Wed, 2008-11-19 09:10
As played on The Far Side, as broadcast on Phantom 105.2, Tuesday November 18, 10pm-midnight Everything Everything “Suffragette Suffragette” (Salvia) TV On The Radio “Wolf Like Me” (4AD) Parts & Labor “Prefix Free” (Jagjaguwar) Husker Du “Could You Be The One?” (Warner Brothers) Jay Reatard “Painted Shut” (Matador) George Pringle “LCD I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” (Trouble) Cap Pas Cap “We Are Men” (Skinny Wolves) Marnie Stern “Shea Stadium” (Kill Rock Stars) Bad Brains “

Today On Radio 2 18/11/08

Tue, 2008-11-18 09:00
According to one review, witnesses at a performance of Mark Berube & the Patriotic Few heard "a cross between Tom Waits and Rufus Wainwright but with far more aggressive songwriting and performance style not seen since the likes of Bruce Springsteen." Berube himself (in one interview) has described his music as "modern folk," so let's just stick with that. To hear some of that modern folk, you can tune into Canada Live (8 p.m.) Tuesday evening for a concert recorded this September in Montreal

CD Review: Strange Toys

Tue, 2008-11-18 08:47
STRANGE TOYS | Talking House Records 2008 | Joan Jeanrenaud, cello; PC Munoz, producer Tracks: Sling Shot | Axis | Kaleidoscope | Transition | Tug of War | Dervish | Ink Blot | Blue Kite | Livre | Waiting | Rainkids | Air & Angels | Vermont Rules | Trottola | LISTEN TO AXIS | BUY THIS RECORD Although widely recorded as a member of the Kronos Quartet, Strange Toys is cellist Joan Jeanrenaud’s first solo disc comprised of pieces entirely of her own composing. The tracks are short, with on

What Do You Think Gordon Lightfoot Should Write About?

Mon, 2008-11-17 18:35
Lenny Mania that this morning you can hear, among much other music, a re-working of Tower Of Song by Leonard Cohen and U2. And the What Do You Think Gordon Lighfoot Should Write About poll continues, which you can contribute to here or here. Tempo (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) The weekly Download Lowdown travels to London England for a concert recording of Schubert's Ninth Symphony, "The Great," and you'll find out how to download it for yourself. Also, a concerto by Mozart that he wrote to get two pesky

aworks ordered list :: budget Amazon MP3s for the new economy

Mon, 2008-11-17 00:52
Image via Wikipedia Listed in order of minutes per dollar (the more the better, as in miles per gallon): For Bunita Marcus by Morton Feldman An aural symbiotic mystery by Charlemagne Palestine and Tony Conrad Crashing Aeroplanes by Ammer Einheit. Please buy this one and let me know what it is. Labyrinthitis by Jacob Kirkegaard Cage, John & Bach, Michael: One13 by Michael Bach Cage: Orchestral Works Volume 3 by Mayumi Miyata In C by Members of the Creative & Performing Arts at Su

Kronos' Spacey Treat

Sat, 2008-11-15 01:53
[Concert review] San Francisco's Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet--David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)--made a stop at Kingsbury Hall Nov. 13, teaming up with the University of Utah Singers to present Sun Rings, a 10-movement, 85-minute multimedia work written by Terry Riley. The production included the pre-recorded chirping, whistling and buzzing sounds of outer space recorded by NASA from its Voyager expeditions.Fantastic grainy images illuminat

Snore & Guzzle Radio Hour #8

Thu, 2008-11-13 22:15
The Nap-time Trilogy, Parts I - III Part I Part II Part III Bonus! Lullatone Naptime Mix Part I White Rainbow - shanty town exclusive Nat King Cole Trio - For All We Know Bill Evans - blue in green Jean Sibelius - Canzonetta, op.62a Rebecca Pan - Bengawan Solo Nuno Canavarro - 13 (untitled) Billie Holiday - Violets For Your Furs David Darling & The Wulu Bunun - Wulu Dream João Gilberto - Valsa (Como São Lindos Os Youguis) The Fleetwoods - You Mean Everything To Me Gerry

The Nap-time Trilogy

Thu, 2008-11-13 16:07
The topic of discussion for this month is sleepy-time, and that which coaxes us into slumber. Namely, how music can coax one into slumber. This particular writer has experimented with many a ritual for the encouragement of sleep, and found that most come up short. Music is consistently the most persuasive agent. It is also one of the healthier options. This all leads into Snore & Guzzle Radio Hour #8. However, we’re breaking protocol here and the radio hour this month is much more than an ho

CAFÉ TACUBA - CAFÉ TACVBA - DISCOGRAFIA

Thu, 2008-11-13 00:30
O ALL TRIBES tem seu favorito no Grammy Latino e divulga o trabalho da rapaziada do México que espero façam barba e cabelo amanhã. Sino é o disco... abrtzCafé Tacuba, grupo musical radicado no México, cujo nome mudaria depois para Café Tacvba, devido a problemas legais com o Café de Tacuba, restaurante encontrado no centro da Cidade do México. Começaram a sua carreira musical em 1989. Rubén Isaac Albarrán, também conhecido como "Juan", "Pinche Juan", "Cosme", "Anónimo", "Nrü", "Amparo Tonto Meda

Alternative Radio

Wed, 2008-11-12 16:47
Mês passado, quando soube que o Kronos Quartet vinha tocar em Denver, comprei ingressos no mesmo dia.Não tinha a menor idéia de como seria o programa. Em se tratando do Kronos, a única certeza era de que não seria um concerto comportadinho.Contando, é difícil imaginar um quarteto de cordas tocando o hino nacional americano à la Jimi Hendrix. O programa, Alternative Radio, levou para o palco uma rádio improvisada em que David Barsamian entrevistava a ambientalista e ativista Diane Wilson, fundado

Great music from Paul Amlehn

Tue, 2008-11-11 08:25
We received some nice messages from artist, writer and musician - well, I guess polymath is the right word! - Paul Amlehn informing us of some fascinating projects he's involved with, collaborating with faves of ours such as Robert Fripp, Jim White and many other great musicians. He's also sent us a few real good pre-release tracks. Very impressive stuff! Thanks Paul! Check out Paul's brand new blog here: http://amlehn.blogspot.com where you can catch details of his impending projects,

Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet, ‘Way Down in the Hole’

Sat, 2008-11-08 15:52
Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet, ‘Way Down in the Hole’