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I recently came across the work of this director but more specifically his film Vampyros Lesbos. I warn you now, this film is a little sexy. But it has an absolutely killer soundtrack.If you’re into sound track stuff, especially stuff that makes you think of jazz, sleaze, psychedelia, 70′s funk grooves then check it out.
If you are interested in hearing it you should head over here………..
And the whole film with English subtitles below! If the subtitles aren’t in English you can change them with option just below the film.
Really worth checking out more of his stuff around late 60′s and 70′s. Later on he gets a little dirtier apparently and we don’t really talk about that sort of thing here! Also, some of his work stars Christopher Lee and Klaus Kinski which is another great reason to check it out.
As it’s the festive season we thought we’d share with you this free download of our cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game. Thank you to everyone who came and saw us this year and, looking forward to seeing you in 2013. Merry Christmas! Download and enjoy.
William Basinski is an American composer who piece ‘The Disintegration Loops’ will be performed for the first time at the Southbank on the 12th August.
‘The Disintegration Loops’ were composed by Basinski when he attempted to transfer some of his old pieces from tape to digital. However the original tapes were in such a poor condition they frayed and warped on the tape heads thus destroying the original compositions. Basinski was left with the sound of his work distorting and, if you like, dying.
The significance of this sound was made even more poignant by the fact that he completed this process on 11th September 2001. Basinski’s home is New York and as he watched the towers fall from his balcony he recorded the process on video recorded with his ‘Disintegration Loop’ echoing over the top.
I’m not 100% sure how the London Contemporary Orchestra are planning to capture such a unique sound, but I’m sure that it’ll be a event not to be missed.
Double Denim released our first single Never Leave with a b-side of Let’s Move Back To Front back in November 2010 and they have since become firm friends. Hari Ashurst who makes up one half of the label gives us an intriguing mix of tunes below.
P.s For his notes on each tune see below:
1. Junior Boys – Last Exit
The original is dialled to 2am, the Fennesz take is wide-awake at 5am.
2. Chrono Cross OST – Chronopolis
Never played the game but I really want to sample this. Really Trip-Hop and Epic!
3. The Visitors – No Under on the Ground
I put this on every mix, it’s amazing, and weirdly unheard. Anything with vocoder is good though.
4. Gay Cat Park – I Am A Vocoder
Which leads me on to Gay Cat Park (a teenage band name if every I heard one) and this, one of the best vocoder songs ever.
5. Elite Gymnastics – Here, In Heaven
A group I’ve listened to nonstop for the past year or so. Really potent music.
6. Stevie Nicks singing “Wild Heart” backstage
One of my favourite Stevie songs. Her voice sounds incredible even off-guard here. She looks amazing too.
7. Claire Hamill – Spring Awaken, Larkrise
Claire Hamill did a record made up solely made up of vocals. It’s a beautiful record, and really expressive, although sadly forgotten now.
8. AC Newman – Come Crash
AC Newman is a great songwriter and his first solo record is all gold. New Pornographers were/are a real hotbed of talent (Destroyer, Neko Case and AC.)
9. The Cardigans – Explode
Not sure if anyone else out there is canonising The Cardigans but I am.
10. The Juan Maclean – Happy House
Love this. When I played with them they had some insane equipment, including a spinning synth (I think). What a great song.
11. Enon – Natural Disasters
Juan Maclean’s drummer was also Enon’s drummer, which blew my mind more than I think he was prepared for when he told me. This song is an all-time favourite.
A friend recently introduced me to the Seduce Me and Green Porno series which were directed, written by and star Isabella Rossellini. These little clips are beautifully strange, incredibly funny and scientifically correct. Stereolab’s One Note Samba featuring the legendary Herbie Mann on Flute works very nicely as accompanied listening…
In SEDUCE ME the five two-minute portraits explore the unconventional seduction rituals of creatures ranging from bugs to cuttle fish. Seduce Me offers an entertaining yet informative look into the bizarre seduction rituals that often precede the mating process.
GREEN PORNO covers both land and sea! The series features Rossellini as she acts out the reproductive habits of marine animals and insects, both scientifically accurate yet extremely entertaining.
Public Information Records have released a collection of F.C. Judd’s music on an excellent collection called Electronics Without Tears (Great Title!) The previous stuff I had from him were all hissy vinyl rips, but these are all cleaned up and in excellent condition.
Mr Judd is often overlooked in the world of early electronics but his output and development in the field is just as crucial as Ms Derbyshire and Ms Oram and the rest of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
More info can be found at their website and below is a little sampler from the album:
I’ve also just come across this program for those with a MAC: Berna. ‘It is a software simulation of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio. Oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders, mixers, are all packed in a easy-to-use interface with historical accuracy.’ so says the blurb, but I’m still very far from mastering it or producing any satisfying sound on it what so ever! But I’m sure its possible.