Love Bends - Wire - Change Becomes Us (CD, Album)
That the visual and art aesthetic was equal to the music and the message probably a reason why the group photo on "Strays" failed to inspire since the other LPs had featured some art. Their music seemed to encapsulate a bit of everything: love, sex, death, art etc. They also seemed to thrive on conflict, which is why Ritual de lo Habitual is my number one album of all time I think they all pretty much hated each other by then, half were full time junkies and Perry was keeping the vast majority of the money as he wrote, sang and did some production.
They didn't record it together, just went in separately and recorded their parts. Here's the top 5 of the non-Jane's output. Psi Com. Jane 18 bends and twists with a somewhat downcast sonorous keyboard. The melodic references to the first Jane series return with Jane 19, again keyboard and resonant chimes.
Jane 20 has a breathy keyboard melody, somewhere between wind chimes and woodwinds along with a gamelan at times sounding like vibraphone and deep percussive overtones. This track more than any other in the series evokes a scene from a film with a vast landscape of mystery. Budd closes this collection with Jane 21a modest and delicately resonant cross between piano and celeste and themes appearing in various other Jane tracks, making it part of the larger cohesive whole.
Is it me or have record labels and artists reduced their output somewhat? Is it a lull in a normal cycle or a sign of the economic times? Some of the music on this list will be familiar if you have checked-in to read my reviews and some I have not reviewed.
Please see my June review. I reviewed this album in June, as well. So many of the earlier recordings weak on the engineering and mix, except The Lamb were greatly improved and enhanced, and this comprehensive 3 CD and 2 DVD set documents the fabulous and memorable Hammersmith show in May of before the band traveled to the US for their fall tour.
The Words On Music label has a compilation of reinterpretations of their well-known single Outdoor Miner from their Chairs Missing album, and then I noticed a post earlier in the year by Marc Ostermeier of the band Should ,and WOM and Tench labels that a new album was forthcoming.
Juliette Commagere — Human — Aeronaut: Late in Commagere released her album The Procession on Manimal Records—a diverse combination of songs with dense and gorgeous vocals instrumentation—part art-rock, progressive and electronica. Commagere has returned with another beautifully recorded album of lush songs with her strong vocals and support from husband Joachim Cooder, Ben Album), Amir Yaghmai, Ry Cooder and recorded by Mark Rains and Martin Pradler.
The sound is deep, full, inventive and often fantastical—she is doing her own thing, and I love it catchy melodies and all. Click on the photo below to view other album credits and musicians. There are reflective and slow-swinging moments with languid electric guitar or piano as in Blue Melody and Waves Of The Windand whether the vocals are slightly saturated or clean, they are clear, but not over-powering. Jamison also plays a bit with a sense of time, starting What About Tomorrow with sounds reminiscent of an old radio tuning into a memory and discussions of what could have been.
Mockingbird is an elegant song, and the harp along with hushed organ and vocals are just… perfect. Another place, real or imagined is the intimate Roadside Bar with piano, percussion and the feeling of enjoyment and jamming with friends who sing along. The album closes with the reflective, visual and optimistic returning depicted in Old As much as I seek music that is more experimental and somewhat edgy, I also enjoy and have a deep respect for songwriters who take great care to compose and record with understated yet effective arrangements and skillful musicianship.
Many scientists have labs and equipment, and there are parallels between science and the creation of music. Discovery and creativity take hard work, inspiration and many tools—some of the work is also drudgery and can take a long time to complete. Sounds are discovered, altered, created and spun into a fabric of song, and more often than not the results are downright fun.
It took about a year from the very successful IndieGoGo campaign to the release of Anchor, but along the way Nick Zammuto Love Bends - Wire - Change Becomes Us (CD backers well informed on progress and entrusted early previews of the final tracks, along with the background for inspiration and in-depth technical information on how many of the sounds were developed. The resulting album varies from calming drones to chest pounding beats along with idiosyncratic melodic turns and spirited lyrics.
Many of the tracks are based around odd rhythms, some created with scratches deliberately made on LPs at planned intervals. Most of the music is also well suited to their live shows, where Nick Zammuto and his bandmates know how to have a good time, often with accompanying videos. In general, I find this album to be more reserved almost cautious, at times compared than their first. Anchor also has its quieter and more drone oriented moments, and can be quite introspective at times, as in Henry LeeStop CountingYour Time and the acoustic percussion and guitar swells of Sinker.
The bonus track Codebreaker is a syncopated keyboard, guitar arpeggio and electronic percussion pattern study. I think my only criticism of Anchor is that Zammuto might consider exploring some longer form works. Peculiar and energetic always work for me. I ordered the HGM album Poor Moonand that was all it took for me to go off hunting for more, which led me to his album Haw on Paradise of Bachelors and ultimately Love Bends - Wire - Change Becomes Us (CD his first complete album Bad Debtrecorded in his kitchen shortly after the birth of his son in There are overtones of concern in that album, since it was created as the global economic crisis was hitting financial markets and was having tangible effects on people.
It took Bad Debt a long time to see the light of day due to a warehouse fire during the London riots a few years back—most of the original CDs were lost. Amanda Petrusich has a brief essay about Taylor at the Merge Records link above, and it will give further insight on the roots of his music and her impressions.
Lateness of Dancers is quieter and a bit slower in pace compared to Haw and the recording is more intimate, even introspective with some of the qualities of Bad Debt. It includes some musicians from the previous albums along with primary collaborator Scott Hirsch most often on electric and bass guitars and William Tyler. The spirit of Mick Fleetwood was present for the back beat of Mahogany Dread along with an early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac for those of us old enough to remember!
Taylor continue unencumbered to do what he does best: write thoughtful and beautifully crafted songs. Other music genres aside, I posit that many fans of Progressive Rock Progressive Metal and other sub-genres included have fairly high expectations when anticipating the release of an album by a favorite artist or band.
The hope is perhaps for certain sounds and instrumentation—in a way, holding onto the past, the memories. Music can trigger memories; hear a song and it can take one back to a long distant place and time, instantly. Once again, long time collaborator, Dick Foster delivers sharp, witty and poignant lyrics that combine so well with the music. The more information available, the more to process, the more to remember and as a result we need devices to cope, mnemonics of many types.
And curiously, even with the most tragic and unjust, we humans have such short memories; history is bound to repeat itself, it sadly becomes inevitable. We are victims of our own creations. The album is also about loss on many levels. By contrast but very much in keeping with the symphonic reference Memory is an adagio slower tempo waltz of sorts, which shifts from a somewhat shrouded soprano solo to broad choral treatment.
Kombat Kid is an allegory. It is part march, part recitative and a story of consumption, manipulation and obsession…a reminder to step away from the keyboard or game controller now and then. Headcase is the only track on the album that even vaguely includes an homage…in this case it seems to me! EV also includes prominent and most welcomed solos by Steve Hackett. Broken is a heartbreaking lament with remarkable and emotional soprano saxophone solos by Rob Townsend I have to admit that I had quite an unexpected emotional reaction to the track.
Reality hits in the mournful resignation and loss of Shadowland and includes choral treatments and a stark guitar solo again from Steve Hackett. Some of the original themes return in the opening of the final track Entropyan acceptance of reality and the unknown possibilities.
I am certain that I have missed some of the literary, mystical and historical references…for now. The Scottish Rite Auditorium is part of Masonic arts complex and in the interior of the building has an eery Moorish feel to it, so the music was appropriate, if not haunting at times. All Photos are copyright by wajobu, please do not use without permission and credit—thank you. March 30, Categories: Uncategorized Tags: Audiokarma. Between his solo and collaborative work, John Scofield has appeared on more than a hundred albums since the s including his early work with Miles Davis.
As with the first album, Scofield moves all around and in between music genres, Jazz, Rock, Blues and Funk. A bitter-sweet album, yet excellent for a road trip or listening at home. Something different…and even better it has an excellent sleeve design and is available in white vinyl…. I love the combinations of Album), guitars, bells, zither, Mellotron, strings, bass-lines, and the at times witty vocals. Deftly crafted songs, and an supportive record label that takes care of its customers.
The new self-titled album from Berserk! The album also teases and mocks from the gently maniacal whistling in the opener Macabre Dance to the background telephone ringing in Fetal Claustrophobia …yes, I turned my head to see if my phone was ringing! The aggressive horns, meandering piano, fast-changing rhythms and moods as in Fetal Claustrophobia also remind me a great deal of one of my favorite King Crimson albums, Lizard under-appreciated until Steven Wilson remastered it with Robert Fripp.
The sharp inventive contrasts in instrumentation also remind me of Frank Zappa and early albums by Godley and Creme as in the albums L and Freeze Frame. Had a tough day in the trenches? Hold the rage at-bay warn the neighbors, shut the doors and turn up the amp and have a listen. Although he was 18 when he departed from the band Genesis inmany still associate Ant Phillips almost exclusively with that band despite his approximately 40 commercially released solo albums and collaborations since in addition to his vast output of library music compositions and commission work.
I have a ceramic artist friend Hayne Bayless at Sideways Studios to thank for getting me to these folks often the best music comes from referrals by friends. At times their music is somewhat mournful, but always reflective and passionate—this trio from Canada is Michelle Willis, Hugh Marsh and Don Rooke with guest appearances by bassist David Piltch and drums by Davide Direnzo. The album is up-close, largely acoustic in instrumentation and delightfully musical.
Rhian Sheehan is from New Zealand and has released 7 albums under his name as well as appeared on many compilations and soundtracks. The first single Joy is beautiful. I kind of lost touch with Wire after their albums Pink Flag and Chairs Missingbut I rediscovered their more recent albums when I updated my original recordings with CD reissues. The recordings and production are full, with great clarity and this album just makes me want to turn up the amplifiers.
The entire album can be streamed here:. Jonas Munk has released many great albums and collaborations as Manual and more recently as Billow Observatory, but this is his first soundtrack. Three albums from far away to me arrived at studio wajobu yesterday, and my immediate reaction aside from the excitement of getting a package from Moscow was when I opened the envelope, I was very pleasantly surprised with the design approach of the album packaging—a heavy semi-gloss stock tri-folded card about 5 by 7 inches with really nice layouts, printing and graphics—simple, elegant and compact.
The guy definitely has the background; he interned for David Lynch and he's worked with Quentin Tarantino. As far as his projects, I really liked wry humor and nail-biting gore of Cabin Fever the leg-shaving scene - oh my god! I've been told I should give it another chance, but I doubt that'll ever happened, I hated it that much. I ignored Roth's stuff for Love Bends - Wire - Change Becomes Us (CD couple of years after that.
Not too terribly long after that was news that Roth had embraced and would produce Jon Watts and Christopher D. Ford's movie Clown - a movie that originated as a fake trailer the creators had posted online and attached Roth's name to.
Roth caught wind of it and instead of getting upset at the use of his name took it for what it was - a compliment as well as a tactic two creative guys had used to get noticed - and reached out to the creators.
The movie is now set for release this year. How Awesome is that? Finally, late last year while in Vegas we visited Roth's Goretorium exhibit. I was blown away. I'm still probably never going to give hostel another chance, but the guy has earned his place in my "benefit of the doubt" book and when news trickled down about Hemlock Grove - especially because I kept seeing comparisons to Twin Peaks - I was interested. Well, below is the first footage released from the Grove, which lands all-episodes-at-once, on April 19th.
Taken out of context it's a bit wonky, until the end that is. As far as werewolves go my first love will always be Dog Soldiers, but this looks like it will be pretty damn awesome. You should follow this Love Bends - Wire - Change Becomes Us (CD to where I procured this footage from as bloodydisgusting typically posts the best horror stuff around!
Labels: Cabin FeverChristopher D. The Devil's Blood is No More. I've actually known about this for about a month. I wanted to write about it, however it really, really bummed me out.
I started a post and never finished. When my friend Tori turned me on to this band it was latejust after she'd seen them live opening for Ghost now Ghost BC. I was supposed to go to that show but backed out at the last minute due to the ridiculously early waking time I have during the week not sure why, but literally EVERY show I've wanted to see for the last two or three years has been during the week.
She went out and found a copy of their most recent record The Thousandfold Epicentre and I made a copy. Within about a day I was hooked and listened to nothing but for about a month.
The more I listened the more I became intrigued by the band. However, looking around online at the time there really wasn't much to go by. The only wikipedia article at the time was this one that I had to have google translate from German. Anyway, it's been a while since I've been on The Devil's Blood so hardcore, though it's not really ever left my musical vernacular for very long. Then a couple of weeks ago I fell back into their music pretty for a couple of days and during some down time at work googled them for the first time in probably over a year.
It has been a while since the announcement of our disbanding was made and we feel now is the right time to convey our plans for the legacy that TDB will leave.
These were the following: I'll stop there, but if you click on any of the text above - which I appropriated from the main page of the band's website - you can go there and read about the posthumous releases to follow. While I am most definitely excited about those, I'm really just still super bummed. The Mouth of Satan will go on to do another project, but in the meantime I'm still in mourning. Links from a better time: And of course, one of the outstanding tracks from The Thousandfold Epicenter:.
Hope Drone - Ambient Black Metal. Hope Drone's bandcamp has their eponymous e. In that return I realized a major oversight in my record collection. I do not own the AIC unplugged. Now, I know why I don't own it - its association with empty-v. However, Everybody Loves Our Town has made me re-think this. The book is word of mouth - in other words it is comprised entirely of interview snippets conducted and arranged by Mr.
Yarm and in the last chapters as those firsthand accounts address the death of Layne Staley there's a quote by AIC bassist Mike Inez that reads, "We discovered at that show that songs like "Sludge Factory" were even heavier acoustic.
Layne that night was so haunting. His voice, especially his performance on "Down in a Hole," it still brings a tear to my eye. There was a couple times I had to pull my eyes off of Layne and remind myself, Hey, I'm at work. Instead of being a fan here, I better concentrate on my bass chords. He was just so mesmerizing. Staley reminded me of my best friend Jake, who died a looong time ago. Anyway, that quote from Mr. Nutshell, the second track off of 's Jar of Flies ep just kills me every time.
But it's even more powerful here. All the tracks are fantastic, but that one and Sludge Factory - which since the first time I heard it has been one of my favorite Alice tracks - are just killer. I kept thinking the 'video' I posted the other day for the Yeah Yeah Yeah's new song Sacrilege was a little But hey, I always figure, "who the hell am I to judge? The video is above, as I'm sure you've already gathered. Labels: new albumsSacrilegevideoYeah Yeah Yeah's.
Believe it or not this makes me really want to hear the rest of this album. I love stuff like this - which Brooklyn Vegan posted earlier today. From Brooklyn Vegan. Wednesday, March 27, Hammock - Departure Songs. Richard Kadrey is awesome. I'm going to read the hell outta this!!! The Knife - Wanting to kill. I'd never heard of it before and really dug this track - it reminds me a bit of Vitalic. I intend to look into finding a copy of the ST.
Puna - au dial. Good stuff. I keep missing that show, but looking at the track logs it's great. I Love this man. Thanks to my wife for finding this. Labels: Henry RollinsHope. Labels: Harmony KorineSpring Breakers. M83 Scores Oblivion. This is old news by now and this first song released went up a while ago and then re-circulated earlier this week, however I'm not so much about breaking news as I am about curating the stuff I think is awesome from around the web.
I've tried to post this before, however each time there's been some issue with the embed code. I think it finally worked. Great track, as always.
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