Wednesday 4 June 2008

Let's Dance, Padded Cell, Au, Beneva/Clark Nova, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Blindness, Joseph Hoback , Oded Ezer, Marcelo Pombo, These New Puritans, Green

Mp3 | Joy Division - No Love Lost [ Lcd Soundsystem Cover ]
Mp3 | Vitalic - You Prefer Cocaine
Mp3 | Ascii Disko - Aldimarkt
Mp3 | Black Strobe - Im a Man [ Black Strobe mix ]
Mp3 | Chromeo - Tenderoni [ MSTRKRFT mix ]
Mp3 | Apparat - Schallstrom [ Thomas Fehlmann mix ]

" Night Must Fall " - Dc Recordings - 2008
Psychedelic / Disco House / Post punk

Padded Cell, Drawing inspiration from bands as diverse as Goblin, The Velvet Underground, Arthur Russell, Material, Bush Tetras, and Carl Craig, this duo's analogue fetishism is tinged with creeping psychosis but makes for a sound that is as soulful and emotional as it is dark and narcotic. The making of "Night Must Fall" has involved a list of collaborators that hints at this rich diversity: Dennis Young (Liquid Liquid) plays percussion and marimba, Chloe Battant from London punk funk band Battant (Kill The Dj) delivers vocals; guitars and synths come from sonic necromancer Giallos Flame (Analogue Screams / DC Recordings), and Italian producers The Diaphanoids (Bearfunk) deliver strings, synths and vocals.

Mp3 | Padded Cell - Savage Skulls
Mp3 | Padded Cel l - Konkorde Lafayette

" Verbs " - Aagoo - 2008
Indie / Experimental

Au Verbs is the elated realization of those many asymmetrical pop diamonds that shone so brightly throughout Au's artful debut (whose warm, Appalachia-informed gems found many favorable comparisons to the far-reaching likes of Arnold Dreyblatt, Animal Collective, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Grizzly Bear)—its many swift and unexpected evolutions shepherded confidently by Wyland's competent, classically-trained hand. As surprising as it is immediate, Verbs is infused with all of the earnest and palpable joy of its creation—the delightfully enveloping whole of which demands to be heard. Aagoo

Mp3 | Au - All Myself
Mp3 | Au - Two Seasons

" Sombunall " - Fenetre - 2008
Electronic / Experimental / Glitch

Working together with the up-and-coming Norwegian vocalist Therese Aune, who sings on “His Freefloating Affection” and “With Love, Etc.” (duet with Rudi), the duo Beneva vs. Clark Nova could be compared to the off the wall pop sound of Hanne Hukkelberg and Silje Nes. Mix this with the electro-acoustic world of Four Tet, the complex rhythms of Autechre, the indietronica of Broadcast, plus a good dose of charm, melodic oddity and some introverted enthusiasm, and you’ll maybe get a grasp of what Sombunall is all about. Tracks like “88 Kilos of Excrement” and “Thora’s Inferno”, with their catchy rhythms and melodies, have been small ‘hits’ on the duo’s Myspace site. The uplifting “Nothing, Only Worthwhile” rounds off the album, which we believe is one of the most exciting releases of 2008. Fenetre Records

Mp3 | Beneva vs. Clark Nova - 88 Kilos of Excrement
Mp3 | Beneva vs. Clark Nova - His Freefloating Affection

" Superwolf " - Dragcity - 2005
Indie / Folk

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney
No matter who or what he calls himself, Will Oldham has always been uniquely capable of making colossal leaps in tone between breaths, and from track to track Superwolf nobly maintains that practice, drifting gracefully from classic-rock stomps to whispery dirges. Consequently, Oldham followers may recognize Superwolf as a welcome midway point between Oldham's past aliases, as it hops from shambling, Viva Last Blues-ish, Palace Music-era shakes to dark, Master and Everyone haunts. "Beast for Thee" matches a gorgeous, barely-there melody with self-deflating lyrics ("Why are you kind to me?/ You could so easily take me in your arms and see/ A donkey"), Oldham's quivering pipes and Sweeney's fragile guitar coalescing into a soft, droning, and tremendously pretty whole. The equally excellent "Blood Embrace" features some of Oldham's heartiest vocals, each word strong and full, floating above dark electric guitar swirls, dodging film samples of a faithless woman whispering to an unnamed lover, crafting an atmosphere so tense and ominous that you almost can't help twisting your face around to peep over your shoulder. Amanda Petrusich - Pitchforkmedia

Mp3 | Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney - What Are You_
Mp3 | Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney - Beast for Thee

First trailer for Fernando Meirelles's latest film, 'Blindness'. The film stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Don McKellar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Sandra Oh, and Danny Glover.

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Watch | Blindness

Awesome animation by Joseph Hoback

Watch | Creature Mover

The Finger - Oded Ezer new typo art project, is an imaginary landscape of Hebrew letters. It was originally created as a homage to the Israeli poet, choreographer and art critic Hezi Leskley (1952-1994), echoing the title of his first book, published in 1986.

Watch | The Finger

Argentinean artist Marcelo Pombo creates large, colorful paintings that are rooted in a surrealist vocabulary and contain abstracted landscapes, architecture and figurative elements. The artist approaches his paint application through pointillism, employing thousands of small dots to assemble this primitive yet deliberate imagery. Pombo, who currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, is a prominent artistic figure within South American contemporary art. Daily Serving

Click here to watch the whole concert!

The Green Man Festival in the UK, is looking for one last band to open the festival. We want your help and the music loving public's help us discover this band. So we started a search called Green Poll.

This is how it works:
- Bands register for Green Poll on our site greenpoll
- The public vote for the bands they like and get a chance to win a pair of tickets
- Band with most votes plays Green Man attended by 10,000 people and they also get 6 extra tickets

15th, 16th and 17th August 2008
Super Furry Animals / Spiritualized / Pentangle / Richard Thompson / Iron and Wine / The National / Black Mountain / Drive By Truckers / Howlin' Rain / King Creosote / Caribou / Damien Jurado and lots more

for more info The Green Man Festival

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