Posts Tagged ‘cool music’

Check out this video with Dr. Robert Schneider and Elijah Wood presenting a new kind of synth controller:

By the way, the new Apples in Stereo record is here

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In this video, you’ll see Olivier Messiaens composition Oraison (1937) performed by Richard Leinhart. He’s playing the Haken Continuum Fingerboard (expensive controller) controlling the Buchla 200e (even more expencive synthesizer).  It’s very beautiful:

Originally, the piece was written for six ondes martenots. Read more about the performance here.
And another interesting post on Richard Leinhart, the Fingerboard and the Buchla here.

Pylon

Posted: 26. f 2009 in artists
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Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley RIP

Randy Bewely died yesterday after suffering a heart attack. Pylon was an american new wave / post punk band based in Athens, Georgia. They started in 1978 and they have released 5 albums and some eps and singles. They were one of a few important (and great) american post punk groups. You can read about them in Simon Reynolds book Rip it Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984

Read more about Pylon on Wikipedia
Pylon on Myspace
Review of the 2007 album reissue of Gyrate Plus (Gyrate orginally released 1980) on Pitchfork

Have you seen the music documentary 30 Century Man about Scott Walker? It’s a must see, a really good documentary about the legendary artist that started out in The Walker Brother but has gone experimental on his later records. The movie has interviews with among others David Bowie, Radiohead, Brian Eno, Allison Goldfrapp, Rob Ellis and Johnny Marr. Check out this trailer:

More about the documentary here

Endelig, ny plate fra Thåström

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Den svenske artisten Joachim Thåström kommer snart med ny plate. Den slippes 13. mars og har fått tittelen “Kärlek är för dom”. Ingen sanger er ennå tilgjengelig, og myspacesiden ser ut til å ligge brakk. Jeg har likt Thåström siden hans forrige plate “Skebokvarnsv. 209” som kom i 2005. Den plata er rolig med veldig bra tekster. Her er en video fra sangen “Om Black Jim” fra den plata. Sangen handler om den svenske dikteren Dan Andersson som døde av cyanidforgiftning på et hotellrom i Stockholm i 1920. Andersson brukte pseudonymet Black Jim når han gav ut sine bøker.

Thåström har  spilt i bandene Ebba Grøn (1977-1983), Rymdimperiet (1981-1983), Imperiet (1983-1988), Peace, Love and Pitbulls (1992-1997) og gitt ut en plate med prosjektet Sällskapet (2007)

Turnéliste våren 2009

13. mars: Lund, Olympen
14. mars: Stockholm, Cirkus
18. mars: Skövde, Skövde Arena
19. mars: Oslo, Rockefeller
20. mars: Göteborg, Lisebergshallen
26. mars: Västerås, Bombardier Arena
27. mars: Linköping, Sporthallen
28. mars: Kristianstad, Idrottshallen
3. april: Huskvarna, Folkets Park
4. april: Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken

I tillegg skal han spille på følgende festivaler i sommer: Arvikafestivalen, Storsjöyran, Putte i Parken og Peace & Love.

Thåströms nettside er http://www.thastrom.se/
Les mer om Thåström her

I kinda like this funky dude!