Monday 16 March 2009

CLP,The Silent Ballet C, Yuki Tani No Shuraba,Sam Spenser,Cleve Gray, Death Cab for Cutie,The Edge of Heaven, Feel the Bubbles,Hildur Gudnadóttir

BANG!!! Berlin's number one video artist collective TRANSFORMA shredded their ass off to produce this awesome video for CLP's anthem "Bang Out".

Watch | CLP - Bang Out

Two years ago The Silent Ballet magazine and the Lost Children Net Label joined forces with the goal of providing a quarterly compilation that operated outside the boundaries of genre stereotypes, consistently promoted new and emerging artists, and released exclusive tracks into the public. Nine compilations later, we’d like to think that this venture has been a success; over one hundred artists have graciously lent a track to a compilation, the series has been downloaded over 70,000 times, and we’ve received great feedback from readers and musicians alike about discovering a new favorite band
thanks to the series.

The future looks just as bright as ever. We’re currently planning the tenth volume of the series and we do hear the demands to make these compilations available in physical form. While on one hand we do enjoy the fact that the series is 100% free and does no harm to the environment, we are currently exploring a few projects that may result in a physical CD being created at some point in the future. If there’s one thing you can count on us for, it’s being spontaneous.

As always, a big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below where your support for their music can be demonstrated. Until next time...
–Jordan Volz, The Silent Ballet
–Barry Rogers, Lost Children Net Label

Free Download Volume IX: One Day We Will All Live Under the Sea

Directed by Mike Nesbitt , Two rival samurai must prove themselves to each other, in a battle over feelings of superiority and inferiority.

Watch | Yuki Tani No Shuraba

Sam Spenser. Photo by Jessica Rolland

Cleve Gray - 1918-2004

Cleve Gray, a painter admired for his large-scale, vividly colorful and lyrically gestural abstract compositions.

Mr. Gray achieved his greatest critical recognition in the late 1960's and 70's after working for many years in a comparatively conservative late-Cubist style. Inspired in the 60's by artists like Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler, Mr. Gray began to produce large paintings using a variety of application methods - pouring, staining, sponging and other nontraditional techniques - to create compositions combining expanses of pure color and spontaneous calligraphic gestures.Cleve Gray

The video debut of Grapevine Fires, directed by Walter Robot and the latest music video from the album Narrow Stairs.

Watch | Death Cab for Cutie - Grapevine Fires

Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey,where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten. Imdb - Omayra73

Watch | The Edge of Heaven

Bob Burnquist and Ty Evans got together with Aero to make this film of Bob 'feeling the bubbles' by skating through thousands of balloons. First there was the Youtube Balloon Bowl. Now Bob and Ty have taken this amazing idea to the next level by skating through a world of them!

Watch | Feel the Bubbles

This is Hildur Ingveldardóttir Gudnadóttir's second solo album and her first for Touch. ['Mount A' was released on the Icelandic label '12 Tónar' in 2006.] Hildur flew so much during 2007 and 2008 that she spent alot of time staring at clouds through the airplane window, considering their appearance and formation... She says: "My aim with this record was to create a feeling of breath with a bow on string. I wanted to create a sky and cloud-like feeling in the compositions. I wanted to have open space for single notes and let them breath, like single clouds in a clear sky. As a contrast I also wanted create denser and heavier compositions which were more thundercloud like. I like the way clouds form, how many tiny droplets can form such dense forms and then slowly evaporate into thin string-like ones."

'Mount A' was an intensely solo work, composed and recorded in winter darkness, a solitary, rural affair. 'Without Sinking' was recorded in Berlin, mostly during the summer of 2008; also Hildur has collaborated with Icelandic musicians Jóhann Jóhannsson [two of his albums were released on Touch, 'Englaborn' in 2002 and 'Virthulega Forsetar' in 2004], and bassist Skúli Sverrisson. Her father, Gudni Franzson, also guests playing clarinet on two tracks here. This collaborative process is reflected in a much more open sound; there is more space and you can hear the air. Mixed by Valgeir Sigurdsson and Hildur at Greenhouse Studios Iceland, and mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye, 'Without Sinking' is a luxurious, riveting and involving piece of work. Touch Rec

Mp3 | Hildur Gudnadóttir - Erupting Light

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