Monday 22 December 2008

Happy Winter 2008/09

To celebrate the first day of winter , nothing better than a trip to the beach.

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Last 2008 Post , The Bloody Beetroots , concert update

Last post of 2008 ,

I would like to wish , super funky holidays and a awesome and amazing new year for everyone , a super thanks to everybody , readers and also to all the labels , promoters and artists that are always sending me new material.

It was a astonishing year for this blog , hundreds a day and thousand a week are cursing around here and enjoying my suggestions , extremely gratifying as you can imagine.

Nothing better to start the year than The The Bloody Beetroots, of course being one of the super favorites around the Audiopleasures world , im so gonna be there , very very promising , definitely gonna make a super post about them after the holidays.

Actually here in Haarlem the year is starting with a bang with another electro heavy Weight D.I.M.( Boys Noise )

Kisses and Hugs and c ya all in 2009

ps . Don't forget to support the artists , all the mp3 files are here for a short period of time and only for promotion propose , show how much you appreciate their hard work and buy their records , go to their gigs by t-shirts or just do anything that might make them happy.

2009 sujestions

Paradiso Amsterdam

03 Jan - Simian Mobile Disco
15 Jan - Filthy Dukes
21 Jan - Of Montreal , Fishersponner
24 Jan - Mr Oizo

04 Feb - Marlena Shaw
08 Feb - Vivian Girls
13 Feb - Deerhunter
19 Feb - Block Party Soldout - Metromony + We Have a Band
20 Feb - Emiliana Torrini
23 Feb - Ray Lamontagne Soldout

Melkweg Amsterdam

08 Jan - Mark de Clive Lowe with Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra
23 Jan - Late Of The Pier
23 Jan - Paul Kalkbrenner

03 Feb - Ladyhawke

02 Mar - Friendly Fires

Patronaat Haarlem

10 Jan - D.I.M ( Boys Noise )
15 Jan - ERRORS
17 Jan - Irrational Library - Labasheeda
22 Jan - Mark Lanegan
24 Jan - Darren Emerson

31 Jan - Patroonat 25 Aniversary

The Bloody Beetroots , Modeselektor , Pfadfinderei , Steve Aoki , Ghislain Poirier & Band

Watt Rotterdam

30 Jan - Apparat ( Live ) + D. Meteo

Tivoli Utrecht

30 Jan - Nathan Fake + Nuno dos Santos

22 Feb - Nitin Sawhney
27 Feb - Ray Lamontagne

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Sunday 14 December 2008

Audiopleasures Mixtape,Christian Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto,Tim Hecker,Lone ,Anders Ilar,Daft Punk,My Brightest Diamond,Goldfrapp,Xman

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Audiopleasures Mixtape

Mp3 | AGF and Vladislav Delay - Break Doors
Mp3 | B. Fleischmann - buzz
Mp3 | Bjork - Wanderlust [ Ratatat Mix ]
Mp3 | Can - Spoon [ Sonic Youth mix ]
Mp3 | Electric President - Ten Thousand Lines
Mp3 | Loka - Beginningless
Mp3 | Lymbyc Systym - Birds
Mp3 | Morton Valence - Bad Times for the hare Krishna
Mp3 | NonStop - Hydration Explosion
Mp3 | Outputmessage - Glintz
Mp3 | Parataxis - Atomos
Mp3 | The Long Lost - Woebegone [ Flying Lotus king cosby mix ]

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Christian Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto
" Cender " - Touch - 2007
Ambient / Electronic

Cendre was recorded between 2004 and 2006 in New York City by Ryuichi Sakamoto and in Vienna by Christian Fennesz. They came together for the mix in New York City in February of that year. Fennesz would send Sakamoto a guitar or electronic track and Sakamoto would compose his piano piece. This process was also reversed - Sakamoto initiating the track with a piano composition and Fennesz responding. Meanwhile they met for live shows, or communicated via digital means to compare notes, swop ideas and develop themes... And the cyclical process continued right up until the final mix.

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz blend the unstructured and imaginative qualities of improvisation with the satisfying sculpture of composition. Sakamoto's piano, his style reminiscent of Debussy and Satie, perfectly complements Fennesz with his powerful blend of shimmering guitar and passionate electronics.

Together they have combined to create 11 tracks of satisfying and challenging possibilities... Touch

Mp3 | Christian Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Oto

Tim Hecker
" Harmony in Ultraviolet " - Kranky 2006
Electronic / Ambient / IDM

Harmony in Ultraviolet is Tim Hecker's sixth album. It is a continuation of Hecker's interest in spectral communications, noise, impressionist musics, thresholds of listening pleasure/pain, and the limits of digital composition. This album is a significant development of his song-craft, challenging the usefulness of descriptors such as ambient, drone, metal, noise and even electronic music. If references are necessary it could be described as a sonata for the elements, songs of crackling embers, tidal pools, spruce skylines and autumn winds. Gerhard Richter's abstract paintings are also a fair orientation. Materially speaking, it is a record of whirring drones, whispering fissures, dense disintegrating chords, late-night noise and truth-telling harmonics. Yet this record follows no overarching process, no underlying narrative. It is both a homage for the Italian partigiani and also not at all. It is songs about ghost writing and midnight whispers but then again it isn't. In many ways this album can be viewed as a work of total destruction, embracing indeterminacy as an aesthetic ideal. Kranky

Mp3 | Tim Hecker - Dungeoneering

" Lemurian " - Deal Maker - 2008
Electronic / Downtempo / Beats

if you're into the whole Flying Lotus / Samiyam / Rustie / Lukid thing - this is just the ticket. Deriving its name from a lost, mythical continent, Lemurian has little to do with lost undersea cities and the like, although there is something ever so slightly fantastical about these heavily compressed instrumental hip hop productions and their evocative song titles: 'Lens Flare Lagoon' conjures up the glistening, watery effect suggested by its name, and 'Buried Coral Banks' has a Boards Of Canada-meets-Jacques Cousteau feel that's hard not to love. Incongruous with all this, interlude tracks like the gratuitous '80s soul sampling of 'Green Sea Pageant' steer the tone in a different direction, but divorced from the implied Jules Verne elements of it all, Lemurian makes for a sick collection of bass-heavy beats and quasi-ambient textures. Really good stuff - highly recommended! Boomkat

Mp3 | Lone - Banyan Drive

Anders Ilar
" Sworn " - Level - 2008
Electronic / Experimental / Techno

Anders Ilar from Sweden is definitely one of the world’s most versatile producer of electronic music today. From deep, frosty ambient scapes up to cold and academic abstractions Ilar seems to be able to produce everything. Like on the 12inch “Organza”, that was released on level records in 2006, Ilar’s fifth Full-length-release “Sworn”; has a mostly warm sound design, which fits perfectly with the label. The eight new tracks on Sworn have a romantic and sublime feel and combine a wide range of musical styles: you will find sparkling electronica, abstract IDM-ish parts and deep clubby tunes with slices of acid and Chicago house in it. Despite the many different influences the result is a very coherent one as everything is embraced by Ilar’s enigmatic and unique haze of sound. On “Sworn”, undoubtedly one of Ilar’s finest works to date, sophistication and blissfulness go hand in hand. The CD also includes three more highlights of Ilar’s and Level Records’ shared history - his outstanding contribution to the recent Level compilation „Top Ten“ and two tracks originally released on “Organza EP” in 2006 Level

Mp3 | Anders Liar - September Nights

MP3 | Daft Punk @ Coachela

Illustration by Johnnie Cluney

By happenstance a night or two ago, there was a network broadcast of “Santa Claus: The Movie,” the classic 1985 holiday vehicle starring David Huddleston (Kevin Arnold’s grandpa and the wealthy Jeffrey Lebowski) as Saint Nick, Harry and the Henderson’s John Lithgow and Dudley Moore, on the television. The post-dinner viewing, refresher course of this two-hour piece of cinema brought back many of the plot points that had been weakened in the memory in the years since. We bring this up today, in this essay about My Brightest Diamond, only for the similarities that sometimes come from the leftest fields when the restrictions are lax. Sean Moeller Daytrotter Read more Here

Mp3 | My Brighest Diamond @ Daytrotter [ Dec 2008 ]

Mp3 | Goldfrapp - Session Noir 2003

Xmen Origins: Wolverine, The OFFICIAL Trailer!

In this spin-off movie Logan struggles to find the secrets to his past.
Thanks to Charles's Xavier psychic powers Logan overcomes his mental barriers reaching his past life.
But the full truth of his origin is a far from being a gift: pain and loneliness once forgotten are awaken.
Logan remembers the role of Victor Creed (who will later become Sabertooth) in the death of his girlfriend, and how he ended up to the mutant Weapon X program which tried to transform him into a killing machine. Wolverine Blogspot

Watch | Xmen Origins: Wolverine

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2008 Most bizarre personal experience , Kikas Message

Last wednesday was asleep when i got a message from kikas on my mobile , i woke up thinking that was the alarm clock.
Cool to get messages from kikas in the morning , got up , had my breakfast , got on my bike and when to the train station.

Then something quite strange happened , normally the train is at 06.45 , this time it was at 05.41 witch is not normal , i jumped on the train , when i was inside looked at my mobile to check the time , was 1.42

I was incredibly early to work , jumped out of the train on the next stop , unfortanly there was no trains back to Haarlem at that time , so i had to walk back , pick the bike and go back to bed , arrived home at 02.45 . lol

Saturday 13 December 2008

Let's Lounge , The Last Days of Shishmaref , Iniciativa Colectiva,Thievery Corporation,Life In Loops,Parov Stelar,Nicola Conte,Air War Magazine

P40 Articulated Chair

Mp3 | Blue Train - Give I Strength
Mp3 | Breakestra - Hiding [ Soul Quantic Orquestra mix ]
Mp3 | Brother Jack Mcduff - Oblighetto [ J Dilla rework ]
Mp3 | Cusmos - Garoto [ Richard Dorfmeister and Moestl mix ]
Mp3 | Dinah Washington - Is You Or Is You Aint My Baby [ Rae and Christian mix ]
Mp3 | Dj Cam - Hip Hop Pioneers
Mp3 | Dj Shadow - what does your soul look like
Mp3 | International Pony - Blow your Mind
Mp3 | jazzanova - keep falling [ Feat. Ursula Rucker & Hawkeye Phanatic ]
Mp3 | Peace Orquestra - Meister Petz [ Beanfield mix ]
Mp3 | ReJazz - MG4BB
Mp3 | The Dining Rooms - Ink [ The Cinematic Orchestra vocal mix ]

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While politicians, scientists and environmentalists debate the effects of global warming, an Inupiaq Eskimo community in northwest Alaska, just under the Arctic Circle, faces the real world consequences of climate change every day. The ice beneath the small Alaskan village of Shishmaref, on the island of Sarichef, is melting. Homes are falling into the ocean. The situation is so severe that it has been predicted that the entire village will disappear within the next 10 years. How can you move an entire way of life? And should these villagers go to the edges of a city, or retain their rural ways? Filmmaker Jan Louter captures the transience of the Inupiaq’s traditional way of life in the face of the collision of climate change, satellite television and mail order shopping. The icy landscape—its water, smoke, steam and sky—is beautifully photographed, as are the village’s inhabitants. Every frame is a poignant portrait. The film doesn’t present a barrage of facts and figures to make its point, instead giving the viewer entry into the issue of climate change by way of a third eye. We feel the loss, the pain and the sadness of the families as they realize that they will never recover a way of life being swallowed by the sea. Jacqueline Lyanga

Watch | The Last Days of Shishmaref

Iniciativa Colectiva

Watch | Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation [ Live ]

Timo Novotny labels his new project an experimental music documentary film, in a remix of the celebrated film Megacities (1997), a visually refined essay on the hidden faces of several world "megacities" by leading Austrian documentarist Michael Glawogger. Novotny complements 30 % of material taken straight from the film (and re-edited) with 70 % as yet unseen footage in which he blends original shots unused by Glawogger with his own sequences (shot by Megacities cameraman Wolfgang Thaler) from Tokyo. Alongside the Japanese metropolis, Life in Loops takes us right into the atmosphere of Mexico City, New York, Moscow and Bombay. This electrifying combination of fascinating film images and an equally compelling soundtrack from Sofa Surfers sets us off on a stunning audiovisual adventure across the continents. The film also makes an original contribution to the discussion on new trends in documentary filmmaking. Written by KARLOVY VARY IFF 2006

Watch | Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX)

Watch | Parov Stelar ft. Lilja Bloom - Shine

Watch | Nicola Conte - Kind Of Sunshine

Air War Magazine is a non-profit online interactive web magazine, created by web designer Michael Gramling (The Vintage Skeleton), showcasing and promoting the work of graphic/digital designers, illustrators, fashion/clothing designers, photographers and many types of artists.

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Thursday 11 December 2008

Coca Froes David Paintings , Exhibited in the Fabrica Braço de Prata , Lisbon

The Fabrica Braço de Prata in Lisbon , has the pleasure to envite to the exhibition of the paintings by Coca Froes David , my Aunt.

The opening will be on the 12 December 2008 at 18.30 in the H.Arendt room

" We enter in these notebooks as in an interior garden or a house where the true beauty took refuge. That one that Kandinsky calls interior beauty. "
" In these notebooks, we will never know if the words illustrate the images or if it is the opposite : Perhaps they are simply non-separable and they gain life together "
" This written-painting design-itself by poetry. A conscious poetry of his knowledge and of the its expertise, since Coca quotes the poetic arts of Jorge Luis Borges and of the poetess Sophia of Mello Breyner Andresen, in dialogue with the its Muse. Here, the poetic art of the painter Coca is a phrase, left in the paper, a way of say this directions (of "do") painting: "My painting are my poetic creation".
" The painter Coca listens to women voices while painting, with their's unusual fate: Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Florbela Espanca , and also Frida Kahlo that wanted to make of her painting a biography. And to the questioning of those wives about the poetry she joint her own voice: "What is the painting? I don't Know. Im still searching".
" But isn't painting already found when Coca cites the words of Hokusai, inserted in the notebook as a lesson, that speak of color as if of people it dealt with, to the side of images who free the colors, without text, and also its variations? in the euphoria of the blue one, of the red, the yellow, the green, exuberant, and also, as indispensable counterpoint: the chestnut color, the violet, disfóricos, the black, melancholic… "

This is an excerpt from a beautiful text by Christine Zurbach

Rua da Fábrica do Material de Guerra, nº1 (in front of the post-office of Poço do Bispo) - Lisboa

Wednesday - Thursday : 18H - 02H00
Friday and Saturday : 18H00 - 04H00
Sunday : 15H00 - 24H00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Supported by :

Câmara Municipal de Évora

Grupo Pro-Évora

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Tuesday 9 December 2008

Ladies Night , Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson , Emiliana Torrini , AGF , Ursula Rucker

" Cocktail Night "Lori Earley

Mp3 | Cat Power - The Winter Wind [ Session Planet Claire 1998 ]
Mp3 | Coco Rosie - Good Friday
Mp3 | Diane Cluck - Reveller
Mp3 | Emiliana Torrini - Heart Stopper [ Session Planet Claire 2005 ]
Mp3 | Emilie Simon - Alicia
Mp3 | Feist - The Build Up [ Live at Park West 2006 ]
Mp3 | Mazzy Star - Blue Light [ Live Black Session 1993 ]
Mp3 | Nico - These Days
Mp3 | Nina Nastasia - superstar
Mp3 | Pj Harvey - Janet Johnny James [ Live at the Royal Court Theatre 2004 ]
Mp3 | Sayd the Shark - Joanne
Mp3 | Stina Nordenstan - I Dream of Jeannie

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Watch | Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson - Winter Song

Watch | Emiliana Torrini and The Weird Girls Project - Heard it All Before

A short music film made as a collaboration between UK director Ali Taylor, Icelandic musician Emiliana Torrini and Reykjavik art group The Weird Girls Project.

The track "Heard it All Before' comes from Emiliana Torrini's new album "Me and Armini". It was written by Emiliana Torrini and Dan Carey

Official Trailer for Reelblack's upcoming half hour documentary on Philadelphia-based poet Ursula Rucker. Film will make it's World Premiere at the 2008 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City.

Watch | Ursula Rucker - Poet

" Dance Floor Drachen " Poemproducer - 2008
Electronic / Experimental

AGF aka ANTYE GREIE calls herself e-poetess or powerful poemproducer in lack of a better description. she works mainly as a vocalist. musician. producer. artist. since 1996 permanently based in berlin. she was born and raised in east germany. and developed an early interest for music and poetry and philosophy. recently. she is been exploring speech and spoken word into electronic music. sound installations. pop songs. calligraphy and in the world wide web.

Music is free! Floating in space

AGFs 5th solo album is a digital release in the format of a web application considering the value of music in the year 2008. It is an open call asking listeners to show personal appreciation for the music they experienced. Each download contains a visible counter.

For this record AGF experiments with voice recordings over simple beats, has implemented some forgotten ideas and has re-recorded pieces of her previous works.

Drachen is german for dragon - a legendary creature, a reptilian monster, possessing magical or spiritual qualities.

1. IF YOU key message of the album spoken by AGF on technoid 135 bpm
2. CONSIDER a one-shot composition with 6 samples in RADIAL , the lyrics gave the album the name
3. THAN RECONSIDER a song AGF wrote for LUOMO in 2001, it was never released
4. RIPPING THIS TRACK made of samples from a fight scene in a Hollywood movie which can not be revealed
5. FOR FREE edited field recordings of 9th avenue/ 14th street in NY / USA in March 2008 while child is sleeping
6. YOU MIGHT a remix of STILL KILL originally written for a movie by SUE.C
7. SLOWLY a remake of the song TUNESIA originally co-written by VLADISLAV DELAY
8. TURN IMPOTENT deeper layers of the body
9. (cause) THIS IS this is this is this is a crazy vocal recording on 130 bpm
10. REDUCED BEAUTY a remake of the ballad YOU STOP from the 2004 WESTERNIZATION COMPLETED album
11. FROM A NAZI STALINIST SUCCESSOR the poem-producer-technic resulting in abstract narritive

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Sunday 7 December 2008

Digitalism , The Bloody Beetroots , Ascii Disko , Just For Kiks , Pony Hoax , Microsoft , Vessels , Fennesz Dafeldecker Brandlmayr

Mp3 | Digitalism @ I Love Techno 2008

Watch | The Bloody Beetroots - Cornelius

Ascii Disko new album should be out very soon , in the meantime.

Mp3 | Ascii Disko Dj Set Barcelona 2008

A Documentary about Sneakers, Hip-Hop and the Corporate Game.

Watch | Just For Kiks

Poni Hoax - Antibodies music video directed by Danakil

Watch | Poni Hoax - Antibodies

Microsot to release new " Softwear " , vintage DOS t-shirts . Source - Gismodo

A new video has been made for 'A Hundred Times in Every Direction', taken from White Fields and Open Devices, which was released in August. The stunning video, made by Aurora Fearnley, was shot using an ultra-slow motion camera, some cake and some water bombs. Vessels

Watch | Vessels - A Hundred Times in Every Direction

"till the old world's blown up and a new one is created" Mosz - 2008
Electronic / Ambient / Experimental

The process: several improvisations are reworked into three brief tracks, one edited by each member of the trio. Then these pieces are mined for a few very short fragments. These, in turn, form the core of a much longer piece, painstakingly assembled around repeated motifs salvaged from the wreckage. Very slowly - over four years of intermittent activity - a long piece comes into being. As it gets longer more space and silence enters the music. The trio's working method on "till the old world's blown up ..." is one of sudden flash and meltdown, followed by a gradual process of cellular division. This inexorable metastatic activity builds a new organism with a peculiar life of its own, far removed from its sources. Ghostly twangs of Americana, Ligeti-esque glissandi, hesitant electronic sputters, luminous vibraphone - all these and more combine and recombine, separated by stretches of nothing at all and driven by an urge to become ever more abstract. By the end of the process the old world has gone for good. Will Montgomery

Mp3 | Fennesz-Dafeldecker-Brandlmayr - Jets

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