We don’t mind the cheesy drum machine patterns and the sloppy roll…the French vocals and the healthy sound of the distorted guitars plus the sexy females are enough for us. Einkaufen (meaning shopping) is a a duo from Mulhouse, Germany and they are signed to Herzfeld records…and we forgot to mention we dig this demo
Archive for May, 2011
A Scott Walker, the lead singer for the Walker brothers ’30 century man’ brilliant cover by Lowlandssss from Wellington, New Zeland – have no idea who this is, just stumbled upon his Soundcloud page while searching for gems. This is one of those rare instances where the cover is better than the original..
He says he is Influenced by Eno, Budd and God. We have some unsolved issues with blind God believers, but it’s a long and tedious battle, and this is definitely not the time or place to discuss it. There were times we thought Eno was nearly God, but when he started interfering with earthly matters he knows nothing about, we understood he is as limited as any other human we know. There is no doubt Andrew G. Clark is as talented musically as he is as a visual artist. The roots of his music lie deep in Eighties synth pop. It might sound a little poppy for some of you, but we enjoyed listening to this musical project of his, ‘Future trends’, on this springy Saturday afternoon.
Room 205 is killing us again, and this time with the Schizophrenic maneuvers of our beloved Luis Vasquez and his Soft moon project. This time with the help bassist Justin Anastasi, drum machine and synth programmer Damon Way and visual artist Ron Robinson, the create a frantic version of Parallels. Highly recommended
Many know Sasha Grey for her starring role in Steven Soderbergh‘s Girlfriend Experience or as Vince Chase’s girlfriend on Entourage or as the starlet on the cover of the October 2010 issue of Playboy Magazine. Although Sasha has now released two limited edition full-length LPs and a 7″ with her band aTelecine and has also worked with Current 93 lending her vocals to “Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain“, she is only beginning to be known for her music, and yet Sasha has always made music. Sasha was inspired to play music by groups such as Throbbing Gristle and KMFDM and has been recording music since she was 15 years old.
So what does aTelecine sound like? aTelecine take an experimental approach to making music in the form of sound collages which bring to mind artists such as ‘Nurse With Wound’ and ‘Coil’ branching out into a world of dark ambient and death-dub. Their music is ever evolving and mutating and it’s only with each new album that they release that we are able to glimpse where they are heading.
These releases mark the first time any of the group’s music has been made available digitally – in addition the band is preparing to release a new LP, ‘The Falcon and the Pod’ in July.
Oldman – is a work by Charles-Eric Charrier commissioned by the label Joint Venture Records –motivated by a deep desire to listen to Charles-Eric’s music presented in the most simple and profound manner. The idea took shape after having worked on different projects together. The principle of ‘Oldman’: to record an acoustic album with his favorite instrument, the bass, in basic conditions: a chair in the middle of a room, some mikes and one single day of recording; all this to aim at the purest sound, explaining as little as possible while plunging into one’s deepest self.
From this recording session evolved an album that is simple, intimate and sober, with Charles-Eric’s grating voice in evidence, succeeding in creating a mood and sound that really brought back memories of Mingus ( the great Joni Mitchell album dedicated to legendary bassist and jazz musician Charles Mingus).
… “It was a pleasure to work on this melodic side which he rarely exposes – to aim for the essential, for the heart of his music, and to expose his talent as a composer, a songwriter”…said Covaleski, who produced this album
The more so since the music, the words, sometimes spoken, sometimes murmured, Charles-Eric Charrier has looked back on his past and has assembled memories and sensations, Just perceptions, just the present instant, without explanation, a voyage of the senses to his home town, Les Sables d’Olonnes, a fishing port in the Vendée region of France which has become a holiday resort.
While he composed and recorded the tracks, Charles-Eric has created drawings, some of which have been coloured by his wife, Béatrice Templé.
The album is on release including a booklet of 24 pages with drawings and the lyrics of Charles-Eric, printed by the Dutch company Extrapool on an a stencil machine. It also exists in a “low cost” version (CD and cover, without booklet) for those that need to pay attention to their expenditure.