Friday 31 December 2010

Wishes of a awesome 2011 for everyone

finally got Nye plans, going to Amsterdam ... Hell Yeah :)
Wishes of a awesome 2011 for everyone, a megalicious year full of awesome music and all the creative stuff we looove ... cya y'all next year !!!!!!

Benoit Pioulard - A Coin On the Tongue

Benoit Pioulard is a musician that i like quite a look that i've been neglecting for too long.

"Since a young age, Thomas Meluch has been fascinated by natural sounds and the textures of decay. He began playing piano before his feet could reach the pedals, and for more than a decade has sought to create a unique sonic environment by combining remnants of pop song structures with the lushness and unpredictability of field recordings. A veteran drummer of a half dozen bands and an avid collector of instruments and analog devices, Meluch relies on guitar and voice as the bases for his work as Benoît Pioulard."

Watch | Benoit Pioulard - A Coin On the Tongue
Mp3 | Benoit Pioulard - Rto

A coin on the tongue and Rto are taken from the wonderful Lp "Lasted" on Kranky , the album is a mix of Folk/Indie and Ambient/Drone

The Nine Eyes of Google Street View

"Two years ago, Google sent out an army of hybrid electric automobiles, each one bearing nine cameras on a single pole. Armed with a GPS and three laser range scanners, this fleet of cars began an endless quest to photograph every highway and byway in the free world"

"The Nine eyes of Google Street View" is a annual collection of photos curated by Art Fag City and its named after the nine different lenses a Google vehicle uses to create a visual record of the world.
This year invited guest was Montreal based artist jon rafman and the selection cleary reflex the sometimes bizarre and strange world we live in, most of these occurrences happen far from our eyes, prostitution, people flashing at the Google cameras, burning cars and other strange events. view the complete collection here

Thursday 30 December 2010

Keith Fullerton Whitman - Pyramid Atlantic live

A wonderful 20 minutes piece recorded from a live performance by Keith Fullerton Whitman in DC as just surfaced, its not everyday that we get treated with this sound quality.

Watch | Keith Fullerton Whitman - Pyramid Atlantic

"For the last decade or so, Keith has been one the most consistently innovative figures in American electronic music. His discography is as variegated as it is voluminous. For years he dished out a righteously furious mix of breakbeats and esoteric cut-up experiments under the moniker Hrvatski (the one pseudonym that stuck out of a gaggle of many that he used on 1998’s wonderful (and hellaciously eclectic) Attention: Cats! LP). Eventually, though, he all but abandoned the breaks for more abstract terrain and began releasing records under his given name exploring a broad range of styles and techniques from ambient guitar drone to musique concrete, krautrock to early electronics. In recent years, his work—at least in the live context— has centered increasingly around modular analog synthesizers with often extraordinary results." Rare Frequency

Veronica Falls - Beachy Head

Its better later than never and for that reason here is the music video for the very cool track released on a single by the London quartet Shoegase/Noise Pop Veronica Falls last summer.

Watch | Veronica Falls - Beachy Head

Beirut Cheap Magic Inside Free DVD

Indie folk band Beirut is offering a free download of their "Sold Out" Dvd "Cheap Magic Inside"

"On September 2007, Chryde and Vincent Moon went to New York to film Beirut play all the tracks from the Flying Club Cup in bars, rooms, parks and even in an ice-cream truck garage.
In the hour-long movie they brought back, Zach Condon wanders alone in Brooklyn and eventually finds, in each place, his band waiting for him, behind a door, on stairs"

Welcome in my snowball

Auvergne central France pictures by Patrick Baleydier, check out Patrick's complete portfolio Here

Wednesday 29 December 2010

Vertigo Street Art in Lisbon by Paulo Arraiano

Awesome street art in Largo do Saldanha Lisboa by Paulo Arraiano .
Vertigo is a public art project comissioned by Sandro Resende in collaboration with Lisbon Patrimony Department.
Photos By Duarte Lourenço

75 photos by 75 photographers on Booooooom

Great collection "75 photos by 75 photographers" found on 2010 and curated by Booooooom, more Here

I’m a Monster by Headless Productions

Such a teaser, i want to the see more ...

"I’m a Monster" is a upcoming animation directed by Adrian Garcia, Alfredo Torres and Victor Maldonado from Barcelona based studio Headless Productions

Watch | I’m a Monster

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Cinema Palace Haarlem Farwell Party

One of the oldest cinemas in Haarlem, the Cinema Palace is going to close is doors, to celebrate the existence of the old cinema and at the same time to give a decent farwell to the building a big party in going to happen on the 15 of January.

Club Tarantula, Patronnat and Madame Risquée with the help from the local City Hall are presenting a glorious night of varieties with Classic Cinema, Burlesque acts, live bands and Dj's.

Dress To Kill and think : Hollywood chic, 1920’s -1950’s, Charleston, Moulin Rouge, gangsters en diva’s, Brigitte Bardot, Charlie Chaplin, Marlène Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Betty Boop. etc.

On stage Pepper Minsky, La Sirène, Raoulala, Deena Ray, Narsumi Scarlett, Lady Marmalade, Sayuri Dee, Ir Vendermeulen, Dame Sterrenstof, The Speakeasies, Maximum Rose, live band with Maison du Malheur and dj's duo Pietertje Pep en Gijsbert Versgemalen

Haarlem Grote Houtstraat 111-113, open doors 20.00 Tickets and more info Here

LCD Soundsystem James Murphy on Sound Opinions

Great James Murphy interview on sound opinions, i was delighted to hear all this stories about Lcd, New York and James himself ... a must !!!!

Watch | James Murphy on Sound Opinions

Sir Ken Robinson Audiopleasures personality of the year

"Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence."

"Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. It's a message with deep resonance. Robinson's TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? "Everyone should watch this." TED

Watch | Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
Watch | RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

Monday 27 December 2010

2010 Best Albums Part 2

Second round of 2010 Audiopleasures favorite albums, the order is irrelevante.

Twin Shadow - Forget / 4AD
Listen | Twin Shadow - Slow

Twin Shadow is the moniker used by one George Lewis Jr., a Dominican-born, Florida-bred composer whose varied musical misadventures have already taken him around the globe and back. This reviewer first became aware of Lewis when he lived in Boston several lifetimes ago. Lewis quickly gained notoriety while playing in a punk band that could seamlessly spit out furious Fugazi-style anthems alongside three-part harmony Gospel. With his charismatic, razor-tongued stage presence and his intimidating musical vocabulary, Lewis built a congregation of wobbly-kneed devotees who were left at a loss when he split for Brooklyn and parts unknown back in 2006. Lewis would spend the next few years performing for European theater troupes and knocking out soul infused classic rock (think Otis Redding fronting Led Zeppelin). Somewhere along the line, the seeds for Twin Shadow were planted when Lewis presumably hibernated in a German hotel room, armed only with a drum machine and copies of Tears for Fears’ The Hurting and David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy. A random set of circumstances led Lewis to Grizzly Bear bassist/producer Chris Taylor, who helped see the project to fruition (Forget will be the first full length released by Taylor’s Terrible Records imprint). Pop Matters

Sylvain Chauveau - Singular Forms Sometimes Repeated / Type
Listen | Sylvain Chauveau - Singular Forms Sometimes Repeated

"For those only familiar with Sylvain Chauveau in an entirely instrumental form, the amount of vocals on this album may come as a surprise. The French multi-instrumentalist is comfortable using silence and space as effectively as any sound. The odd, unexpected noises placed low in the mix create different feels depending on the mood of the track in question. Chauveau’s melancholic lines are again dropped in and out by swift production over notes used so poignantly that there is little danger of the minimalist style growing tiresome at this stage, allowing the noises space to breathe and resonate.

The opening crackles of ‘From Stone To Cloud’, akin to a wartime wireless, give way to single piano notes and rich male vocals, slightly looped and almost clipping off the end of the preceding phrase- an effect set to be a prominent feature throughout the album. Ambient sounds litter the background, humming and buzzing until an abrupt cut-off before the titular lyrics, trailing off into creepily muted percussion to meld into the second track, ‘Show The Clear And Lonely Way’. Closing with what sounds like a vinyl skip, the song soon drops into the intergalactic blips of ‘The Unbroken Line’, almost 2001: A Space Odyssey-esque.

The blend between tracks makes Singular Forms feel cohesive, as if conceived as whole entity, rather than piece by piece. Although the intro shows what interesting and complex things the Frenchman can do with the most obscure of sounds, the six minute composition lacks some of the charisma and personality inherent in his other work. Despite the reappearance of poetic vocals about open oceans and snow, panning from speaker to speaker, the absence of piano for the most part finds us in territory that may feel too abstract for a few, with drones in place of tuneful keys. " The Line of Best Fit

The Greenhornes - **** / Third Man
Listen | The Greenhornes - Song 13

"Cincinnati's Greenhornes make a stellar return to the scene here with their fourth record simply titled "★★★★". It is their first full length since Dual Mono was released back in 2002 but the incredible thing is, that in 2010 the band brings the same 60's style pre-psychedelia garage rock meets British invasion style to you, like no time has passed. The band basically picked up where they left off and sound tighter then ever. Of course, the road traveled in-between has kept them at the top of their game, as 2/3 of The Greenhornes have been entrenched in the Jack White family, with Jack Lawrence playing in both White projects, The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, while Patrick Keeler is in The Raconteurs. John Curley (Afghan Whigs, Ass Ponys, White Stripes) recorded much of the album at his Ultrasuede Studio in Cincy and additional tracking took place in Third Man Records home of Nashville with producer Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs. Of course, The Greenhornes would not be anything without the voice of Craig Fox, whom returns to front the band with his infectious swagger. "★★★★" sounds exactly how you think it will sound and that is a plus. There is no experimenting, no studio trickery and no vocal effects. The Greenhornes give you a straight up rock n roll record that has flash, controlled restraint and soul completely interwoven into its 12 tracks." The Fire Note

Holy Fuck - Latin /
Listen | Holy Fuck - Latin America

"For most of their history, Holy Fuck have operated as the augmented duo of Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh, surrounding themselves with a rotating cast of bass players and drummers (sometimes more than one at a time). Over the last few years, though, a consistent lineup has solidified, with bassist Matt McQuaid and drummer Matt Schulz holding down the rhythm section. And as one might expect, the consistency has affected the band's sound, making Latin, the band's third album, leaner and funkier than its predecessors.

Borcherdt and Walsh have refined some of their more aggressive noise, and here they use their arsenal of tone generators, guitars, and keyboards to create washes of tone that wrap around the rhythm section like a scratchy blanket. The occasional stab of melody flashes out from the maelstrom, before following the band on its next rhythmic turn. In fact, the album opens with a long ambient wash that builds in volume and intensity before peeling back to reveal the skeletal dance groove of "Red Lights", a highlight that makes the most of the strange interplay between untethered ambient sound and insistent rhythm." Pitchfork

Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here / Editions Mego
Listen | Emeralds - Candy Shoppe

‘Does It Look Like I’m Here?’ is the third official album by Emeralds (after "Solar Bridge" on Hanson, and the self-titled LP on their own Wagon and Gneiss Things imprints, as well as countless small edition tapes and CDRs on a host of labels) and once again it presents another radical new direction for this Cleveland trio.
It sees the group moving from playing single oscillator analog synthesizers to really complex analog and analog/digital hybrid as well a great deal of guitar synthesizers, not to mention fine tuning their skills as brilliant tunesmiths. Simply put, the results are outstanding.
Comprising of a number of tracks from their recent ultra limited 7” vinyl series on Wagon, as well new compositions exclusive to this release. This fine selection of tunes surpass anything they have achieved in their 5 year career. Perfect melodies intertwined with ripping sequences and a guitar sound that floats perfectly throughout. Although most tracks cover new ground in that they follow a shortened ‘pop format’, more long form cuts such as the towering ‘Genetic’ and the title track will give fans of their earlier work something to grab onto, or totally let themselves go depending on the state of mind. Editions Mego

Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises / Caldo Verde
Listen | Sun Kil Moon - Third and Seneca

"Expansive wide-panned double tracked vocals and clear-as-a-bell finger-picked guitars meander through seemingly aimless songs. But they’re not aimless, they’re each a thing of beauty, and beauty doesn't need to have a point. It's just beauty. There are no highlights, the hole album being such a consistent songwriting endeavor. Kozelek has written a batch of songs that fit together like a laced shoe. On his own, without a band, the voice and guitar becomes the centre of the musical landscape. Moments of intricate guitar drift away from the main song, spilling out into puddles, rock pools of melody caught after the tide has withdrawn.

The album is almost a travelogue following Kozelek around the west coast of America. Always enamored with places, we find ourselves taken from Puget Sound in Seattle to San Francisco, Kozelek beds his songs into the physical world and explores how our geography impacts our lives. All of it over exquisite, courtly classical guitar. This is beautiful music, auteured with a singular vision in mind. Artists should be allowed to explore the obsessions that drive them. Sometimes it's awful, sometimes it's stunning. This is an idea taken to its natural conclusion, a classical guitar and a voice working together. Oh, and it's awesome." Rhum

Bonnie Prince Billy & The Gairo Gang - The Wonder Show Of The World / Drag City
Listen | Bonnie Prince Billy and Cairo Gang - Someone coming through

"Keeping himself admirably busy over recent times, Will Oldham returns with yet another new full-length for Drag City/Domino, a studio-recorded follow-up to last year's acclaimed Beware. For The Wonder Show Of The World, Oldham is joined by his frequent collaborator, guitarist Emmett Kelly, who on this occasion steps up to the position of "first mate and then some", as the album credits would have it. The album starts impishly with Oldham hinting at some nefarious nocturnal activities: "I once loved a girl, but she couldn't take that I visited troublesome houses" he laments during the opener, with a very capable Kelly performance at his side. Kelly features more prominently still on 'Teach Me To Bear You', which comes with wonderfully fluid, bluesy guitar soloing and reverberating vocal harmonies. After the comparative expanse of albums like Beware and The Letting Go, this record reverts to a more self-restrained instrumental palette, concentrating on the song at hand and the two central performers; their voices and guitars. Consequently there's a ramshackle, intimately lo-fi country feel to the recordings, with just a couple of extra players cropping up: Mt. Eerie's Phil Elverum assists on vocals during 'Go Folks, Go' and 'Kids', while prolific session player Shahzad Ismaily provides bass and occasional percussion." Boomkat

Tamaryn - The Waves / Mexican Summer
Listen | Tamaryn – Love Fade

"The Waves sounds like the last shoegaze album ever, an expansive coda that finds airy mournfulness in seas of guitar and vocals that open up like a desert sky. Tamaryn's namesake singer, a New Zealand ex-pat now living in San Francisco, has a special voice: feminine yet woolen and full-bodied, a sound that merges with the sweeping guitars dramatically and which carries the album's tone so well it'll practically break your heart. "Haze Interior" might be the most accurate song title of the year, with the awakening, semi-hopeful vibe of "Dawning" following suit. But The Waves is one of those album's that saves the best for last: The closing "Mild Confusion" rings out, the guitar stabbing upward while Tamaryn herself holds the vocal center, raising goosebumps and hopes for another record soon." Sound Fix

Dead Ghosts – Dead Ghosts / Floridas Dying
Listen | Dead Ghosts – Off The Hook

"Bursting from the desperate vaults of R&R’s discrete past, Dead Ghosts is a shattering testament to the janglophone origins of pop. Reverberated country twang, phantasmic R&B, gnarly jangled garage, and indelible pop hooks bespeckle this game-changing thesis, throwing a Hegelian bomb into your square neighbor’s pool party. Grab the telephone, kick-down the door, wave your 4-4 and keep yelling: pop music ain’t gonna hit me no more. There ain’t nothing new without something old so grip it all while you’re still here to party." Weird Canada

Whirl - Distressor / Self Released
Listen | Whirl - Distressor

"Whirl is truly a great name for any shoegazing band, undoubtedly due to its certain truth in advertising quality. The term “whirl,” unfortunately, was ruined for me from my first job at 16 – Fazoli’s. During my tenure as breadstick bitch, it was my duty to begin the shift by mixing the garlic butter, which was made mostly from some gnarly yellow gelatinous shit called Whirl. The main selling point, displayed prominently on the label in in one of those explosive talk bubbles, was “no need for refrigeration.” A dairy product that did not need to be preserved with refrigeration. Neat. Yummy.

Charming and whimsical anecdotes aside, this Whirl from beautiful Emeryville (they have an Ikea!) on the East Bay has produced and quietly released an EP of such gorgeous enormity that all memories of my career in fast Italian cuisine have been repressed. The elements of true-to-cannon shoegaze are all here on Distressor - swirly guitars, anthemic melodies, and piercing treble. What makes Whirl different is their presentation – releasing such a large sound onto cassette tape to give their destructive ground swells a restrained, muted, and beautifully wonky vibe. Imagine hearing Slowdive’s Just For a Day for the first time after a nasty case of tinnitus." The Decibel Tolls

2010 Best Albums Part 1

X-Man Project - The Future is Now

One of my oldest and best friends Marzo aka Matreco has been producing Psy-Trance for ages, under is psy name X-Man Project - The Future is Now has reached # 1 in the Acid Planet charts. if you into Israel prog psy-trance than this is for u, this has nothing to do with that euro-"SHIT" trance, this is the real Shit !!!!

Congratulations Bro !!!!

Listen | X-Man Project - The Future is Now