Archive for April, 2012
The track is: ‘Save yourself’ by Names divine . Believe it or not, but the initial disharmony turns into a great rooted rock ballad. Great guitar and song. Know nothin about the artist.
Somehow, the cacophony, noise and mayhem created by The Beardy Durfs through their modified guitar pedals, homemade amps, broken guitars and seriously damaged drum kit, sounds real pleasant and absurdly enough, soothing to my ear. The Beardy Durfs hail from Copenhagen and they have just signed with the progressive Danish label Pad & Pen Records. Throughout 2012, the band will release a number of 7” singles, which will be compiled on their debut full length LP at the end of the year. The releases will be followed by a long line of small club shows in Denmark and abroad.
“My Baby” from “Steal Guitars: Fencing Partners”, the remix companion to Jib Kidder’s “Steal Guitars” coming soon from Portland’s States Rights Records. Song by Julia Holter using source material from “Ringtone Cowboy” by Jib Kidder, video by Jib Kidder
This morning I have discovered the music of Helena Gough, maybe I should add, her approach towards life and art, or philosophy of sound, although it’s a big word, and dealing with her art, we are talking real small, stripped down only to the absoloutly necessary…on her site I have found some interesting words and sounds I wanted to share with you guys, hope its not to heavy for ya on this lovely Friday morning.. Some thoughts about why & how…
…”Working with very limited material, maybe only two or three sounds for each new piece. Taking everything possible from the tiniest element, making the smallest things significant, creating something from nearly nothing. Exploring the qualities of a sound. A process of uncovering…, Because: I have many doubts and many questions (I don’t think I have any answers). Sometimes I hope to offer a moment in which someone might sense that things do not have to be as they are To listen, rather than just to hear with dumb ears. The power of sound as a transformative experience, a place for uncertainty and substance… I have many doubts and many questions (I don’t think I have any answers). Sometimes I hope to offer a moment in which someone might sense that things do not have to be as they are”……….
Purchase her wonderful and much appreciated music HERE
Takafumi Tsuchiya, also known as Takcom is a Tokyo based independent motion director, designer and animater. He has been working for both commercial and artistic projects constantly challenging existent boundaries, through his collaborations with several cutting-edge musicians at cultural events and nightclub live performances. By using the various technique such as mixing pre-recorded sources and handmade (or keyframed) animations with generated materials, He is on constant quest for universal visual language, based on new ethics. Check out his latest, A clip for AU’s OJ. I love this song.