Saturday, 29 September 2007
2007 will always be My Brightest Diamond year , the why requires a longer reflexion about everything i discovered about Shara Worden.
In the beginning of the year i was zapping thru one of my favorite blogs , Music is Art , Daniella was posting about her favorite records of 2006 , there was Bring me the workhorse , i had heard the name before but never catch my attention , after listening for the first time Dragonfly , it was like my own pandora box opening , it sounded like Cocteau Twins but more sophisticated , more everything , that voice amazing .
My curiosity was starving for more , start reading reviews and downloaded a few more mp3 , it was shocking , a few days later bought the album and from that day on Shara is a part of my live and entered the gallery of my forever favorites personalities and albums.
Even more than just the album , i was completely impresses with all the videos i found , that girl , sings Opera , rides on rollerblades , plays with string quartets and as as a thing about wonder women.
Then came the album remixes and some incredible talented people put on some even more amazing videos.
I was living with my old flat mate Scotty and i told him often what i was experiencing with that record , love , i was feeling love every time i listened to shara singing , its easy to understand now why , its her , all the love she puts on her songs , the stories behind the songs and about her live.
I was not the only one , read a few bloggers complaining about the same Wordian rare disease , love and obsession were the most common words.
I always listen to the things i really like in a very intense way and drown easily in an imaginary world tracking down and understanding everything about the records.
for all this , next week will be a very emotional week , for the first time going to watch My Brightest Diamond live im going to sing , dance and shout all my favorite songs from bring me the workhorse.
A few weeks later decided to make a myspace for shara and deposit all the information i found about her , the Nina Simone passion , the Van Gogh letters and much more .
So , if u dont have any plans for next week and u are in Amsterdam , Rotterdam or Utrecht , dont miss My Brightest Diamond.
If not , there are plenty of other places to see her.
someone wrote this
As Shara approached me in the front of the store, I was reminded once again of how beautiful the petite, smiling woman was in person with her porcelain skin and big, bright, playful eyes. A smile stretched across her face as she introduced herself and explained what she was doing in the store. Read more
Mp3 | My Brightest Diamond - The Robin Jar's
Mp3 | My Brightest Diamond - Golden Star - Planet Claire jun 06
Mp3 | My Brightest Diamond - lucky - Radiohead cover
Video | Magic Rabbit
Remix by Alfred Brown
Directed Murat Eyuboglu
Video | Something of an End @ Northsix
Video | Shara sings Youkalli (Kurt Weill)
Video | Shara sings Golden Star @ Wordsmiths
My Brigthest Diamond
Label | asthmatickitty
Music is Art
Shara Worden Tribute Page
Sep 28 2007 8:00P
Sep 29 2007 11:45P
Knust (Reeperbahn Festival) Hamburg
Sep 30 2007 8:00P
Oct 1 2007 8:00P
Oct 2 2007 8:00P
Oct 3 2007 8:00P
Oct 4 2007 8:00P
Oct 5 2007 8:00P
Tivoli De Helling **VENUE CHANGE** Urtecht
Nov 8 2007 10:30P
Le National Montreal, Quebec
Nov 9 2007 9:45P
The Drake Toronto, Ontario
Nov 10 2007 9:00P
Ladies Literary Club Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nov 11 2007 10:00P
Lakeshore Theater Chicago, Illinois
Nov 12 2007 9:00P
The 930 Listening Room Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 13 2007 9:45P
Wexner Center (Ohio State University) Columbus, Ohio
Nov 14 2007 9:00P
Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 15 2007 11:45P
North Star Bar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 16 2007 10:30P
Iota Arlington, Virginia
Nov 17 2007 10:00P
Blender Theatre at Gramercy New York, New York
Nov 18 2007 8:30P
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 19 2007 9:30P
The Space Hamden, Connecticut
Friday, 28 September 2007
Derail it! De-tune it! Stack it all up and let it clatter back down again. Tour the innercoastal waters in a sailboat with friends. Get labeled gothic country and avant-something and psyche-something then tie it up in a burlap sack and toss it in the Rio Grande; toast life while the whole mess drifts down past Albuquerque and drowns somewhere outside Nuevo Leon.
Castanets is American music drowned then reborn clear-eyed and wet with sea spray. Castanets is murderous nights and the 10 west sunset and crying gulls. Castanets is Raymond Raposa. Castanets is Raymond Raposa alone, walking through the dark and crowded dancefloor, singing bare voiced (rangy, high, cracked and real) with acoustic guitar. Castanets is a four-piece or a five-piece, six-piece, seven-piece, all-of-us-everywhere-piece stomping out electric tombstone chants or something that sounds like Pink Floyd with more heart. Castanets is delta heart, Nashville hands, outer space brain. Castanets is Cathedral (Asthmatic Kitty, 2004) and First Light's Freeze (Asthmatic Kitty, 2005).
Mp3 | Castanets - All That I Know
Video | Castanets - You Are The Blood
Label | asthmatickitty, a fantastic label out in NYC , also home of some Audiopleasures super favorites , My Brightest Diamond and Sufjan Stevens.
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Chloe, Tim, Andy and Joel: A girl, a geek, a liability and a keyboardist that wouldn't look too out of place in the chorus line of Oliver. A proper band, proper songs and proper electronics.
"There is something enjoyably awkward about Battant. Despite the cut glass electronica, or perhaps because of it, there is a solemn, scratchy texture that intrigues and entertains. Battant make music that is dark, sinister and easy to get swept away with." Alasdair/Diskant
Video | Battant - Jump Up
by Matilda Tristram
kill the Dj
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Munich born CHRISTIAN PROMMER is one of the finest producers and DJs in the German club music scene and far beyond. As a member of FAUNA FLASH (with ROLAND APPEL), TRÜBY TRIO (with RAINER TRÜBY and ROLAND APPEL) as well as VOOM:VOOM (together with PETER KRUDER and ROLAND APPEL) he is responsible for a multitude of album productions, 12inches and remixes which have often challanged the traditional borders between genres and even established whole new genres.
With releases on Compost Records and !K7 as well as countless DJ gigs throughout the world, CHRISTIAN PROMMER has undoubtedly built up a reputation which makes his name a constant mark of quality both in music and production technology.
Mp3 | Fauna Flash - Mother Nature
Mp3 | Voom Voom - Best Friend
Mp3 | Truby Trio - Cruisin
Saturday 29 September @ Paradiso Amsterdam
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Ninja Tune is a London-based independent record label started in 1991 by DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut, with a strong leaning towards electronic, abstract hip-hop, instrumental hip hop, nu jazz, drum and bass.
In both live and studio context, the Cinematic Orchestra employ a live band which improvises along with a turntablist and electronic elements such as samples provided by Swinscoe. In their studio releases Swinscoe will often remix the live source material to produce a finished product that is seamless combination of live jazz improvisation with electronics, such that it is difficult to tell where the improvisation ends and the production begins.
The Cinematic Orchestra have been noted for their new score to the classic 1929 Dziga Vertov's Russian film Man with a Movie Camera.
The Cinematic Orchestra released their latest album "Ma Fleur" on 7th May 2007. The album features vocals from Patrick Watson, Fontella Bass and Lou Rhodes.
Download | Ninja Tune cast 4 - The Cinematic Orquestra
The Cinematic Orquestra
Live @ Paradiso 07 October Amsterdam
Monday, 24 September 2007
In the two years since the release of his spectacular début, A Hundred Dry Trees, Brussels based Jérôme Deuson (aka aMute) has toured the width and breadth of Europe several times, started his own superb label, Stilll, and created a new body of work that is as original as it is beautiful. The Sea Horse Limbo sees aMute expanding his blend of guitars and glitches to include drums (Stéphane Fedèle), cello (Jean-Paul Dessy of the world renowned contemporary music ensemble, Musiques Nouvelles), and voice (Deuson, Jenna Robertson of Avia Gardner, and others). Deuson..s new work breaks with the frosty, crystalline quality of A Hundred Dry Trees, coming up with a collection that is luminous and sun-baked. It is a lush and epic work that is as moving as it is challenging. A record to be listened to with the volume turned up as loud as the neighbours will allow and with sun shining on your closed eyelids.
Mp3 | Amute - DiscoFlagsareall...
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Micro Audio Waves (originally a duo) came on the scene in 2000, and began by developing compositions of a minimal and experimental orientation, the result of which can be heard in their first album (Micro Audio Waves), launched in 2002. With the addition of Claudia Efe (vocals), the project takes on new outlines. The more purist electronica gives way to more structurally classical electro-acoustic compositions, without betraying the experimental component. "No waves", released in 2004, was considered as one of the most exciting albums of the year by John Peel at BBC Radio One, and it won the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in Paris (best album & best videoclip). With their participation in various international festivals (Lisbon, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Groningen, Prague, Bratislava...), Micro Audio Waves have become a permanent fixture in the avant-garde music landscape.
Video | micro audio waves - Fully Connected
micro audio waves
The reactable is a collaborative electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible multi-touch interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving and rotating physical objects on a luminous round table surface. By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular synthesizer, users can create complex and dynamic sonic topologies, with generators, filters and modulators, in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.
View more here
Video | Reactable live in Berlin
Video | reactable: basic demo #1
Video | reactable: basic demo #2
Super Audiopleasures favorite , if u like stuff around Apparat , ur gonna love this.
Roman Revutsky has a borderline pop sensibility inhabiting domains of both rock and electronica belonging to neither. A singer and a songwriter, he is expressly not a "singer/songwriter", a case of a sum at odds with its parts. An experimentalist with no time to experiment, what RR has to offer is sonic storytelling spiked with subzero man-machine spleen and sweet psycho delivery, with all songs adding up to a hypnotizing narrative of uncommon lyrical power. Roman Revutsky is based in Siberia, Russia.
Mp3 | Roman Revutsky - Inconplete
Audiopleasures favorite , included on mY Indie Soul 3
Band Members Frances Noon , Lazlo Legezer.
Influences ,everything you like is an influence if you forget it all : All great pop songs, the Pixies, J. Saul Kane, Portishead, the KLF, Radiohead, Cibo Matto, Shut up and Dance, the Slits, Can, Etta James, Richard Bartz, MF Doom, Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, Company Flow, Crash Worship, ESG, Django Reinhardt, Mable John, Boards of Canada, the Beastie Boys, Roots Manuva, Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, My Life In the Bush of Ghosts, Donovan 'vendetta' Bennett, Jiri Ceiver, Billie Holliday.
Sounds Like no-one else
Record Label none
Type of Label None
Mp3 | My Toys Like Me - Coach Station
Oct 1 2007 8:00P
Hoxton Bar and Kitchen London
Oct 14 2007 8:00P
the Amersham Arms London
Oct 19 2007 8:00P
Oct 26 2007 8:00P
electronica festival Florence
Nov 28 2007 8:00P
Nag Nag Nag London
Visit My Toys Like Me
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Runaround was the first song from the series mY Indie Soul that started last year.
maya saxell & (a boy named) kim oxlund.
playing footsie with: rasmus kabelka, mikkel langlo gelting & hans kjelstrup , they sound like smelling salts and wrist slapping and they are from Copenhagen.
Audiopleasures Favorites , go visit Said the Shark also on myspace.
Mp3 | Runaround
Said the Shark - In this heat
by Jamie Tolagson
I think my head is still in Paradiso...
Yeahh , last sunday for the first time i saw Apparat live , after month and months of waiting , i was completely overwhelmed with his performance , everything i expected and more , the first hours of the Shitkatapult anniversary were also a good surprise , Sun Electric and Jan Jelinek were also fabolous.
Mp3 |Ellen Allien & Apparat - Way Out
Mp3 |Nathan Fake - Charlies House ( Apparat rmx )
Mp3 |Apparat - Limelight
Mp3 |Apparat - komponent (Telefon tel aviv rmx)
Apparat live with band in Lowlands 2007
Friday, 21 September 2007
Zena has been photographing babies and children underwater for over 10 years. Her images of swimming babies have been used on the front cover of The Radio Times magazine, promoted the acclaimed BBC Human Body Series and featured in various magazines including Paris Match, Dive, Junior, The Daily Mail and Telegraph newspapers.
In 1998 the Royal Photographic Society awarded Zena the prestigious silver medal for her "Waterbabies" in the International Print competition. Her images of babies and children are featured in a photographic book called Enfants d' Eau which is available to purchase from the Amazon.fr website.
The long awaited Michael Mayer/Superpitcher hookup is finally with us, with both producers displaying chameleon-like qualities with a generic emphasis far removed from the pompous Maximalism both producers have been known for. The album sets the pace with the fabulous "The Art Of Letting Go", Supermayer laying their musical credentials bare with a quasi-discoid, ska-fuelled pop ditty stretched out to fill 5 and a half minutes of supremely catchy post modern sloganeering. There are nods to post punk, Scandinavian disco and even British indiepop littered throughout this opening gambit, with the rest of the album gradually exploring each of these primary facets in greater detail. "Us and Them", by contrast, is more teutonic, with echoes of both Kraftwerk and Trio's wondrous "Da Da Da" resonating through its robotic skank. "The Lonesome King" delivers lounge-pop par excellence, "Cocktails For Two" betrays a love of Sade's acceptable sort of MOR, while the number of short interludes dispersed throughout the album wouldn't have sounded out of place on the blissful kraut electronics of Roedelius or Harmonia. In short, "Save The World" is an ambitious, sprawling album deeply rooted in a love for pop music, something that's long been evident in Mayer's more enjoyable dj sets. Recommended.
Source - www.boomkat.com
MP3 | Supermayer - The Art Of Letting