martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

Tama Sumo

In describing Kerstin Egert, it's tempting to drop a cliché and say she's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, but that would be slightly wide of the mark. It's more that she's ebullient—between her bubbling laugh and shy yet open demeanour, her presence radiates generosity and warmth. Something similar could be said of her DJ sets. From her early days playing gay parties in Berlin to her more recent stint as a Panorama Bar resident, Egert has won over countless dance floors with her bright, funky, feel-good style. 

But there's more to Tama Sumo than just good vibes. Egert's personal story is one very close to the heart of house music: that of a gay woman who grew up in a conservative environment, eventually venturing out in search of a more tolerant and understanding community. Though unknown to most of her audiences, this experience fuels Egert's sounds, adding depth to her selections. Authenticity in music is a slippery phenomenon, but when Tama Sumo plays house she does it in a way that serves the genre's original purpose: to work as a message of love and an emotional salve. On RA.461, we get a taste of the sound that's made Tama Sumo a cult favourite. 

- Resident Advisor

lunes, 30 de marzo de 2015


Ultravox fue una de mis bandas favoritas cuando yo estaba en 3er y 4to año de secundaria. Para ese tiempo, poco antes de irme a Boston a estudiar en Berklee College of Music, me compré sus últimos dos discos: Lament y Quartet (que contiene la canción Serenade).


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Ultravox (disambiguation).
Ultravox Brilliant Tour London 2012.jpg
Ultravox in 2012, playing a date from their "Brill!ant" tour at the Hammersmith Apollo in London
Background information
Also known asTiger Lily (1973–1975)
various other names (1975–1976)
Ultravox! (1976–1978)
OriginLondon, England
GenresNew wavesynthpoppost-punk,electronicart rock
Years active1974–1987, 1992–1996,2008–present
Associated actsVisage
MembersChris Cross
Warren Cann
Billy Currie
Midge Ure
Past membersJohn Foxx
Stevie Shears
Robin Simon
Mark Brzezicki
Tony Fenelle
Gerry Laffy
Neal Wilkinson
Jackie Williams
Sam Blue
Vinny Burns
Tony Holmes
Gary Williams
Ultravox (formerly known as Ultravox!) are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 asTiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit "Vienna".
The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage. Ure revitalised the band and steered it to commercial success lasting until the mid-1980s. Ure left the band in 1987 after establishing his own solo career and the group disbanded for a while. A new line-up, led by Currie, was formed in 1992, but achieved little success.
The band's best-known line-up of Currie, Ure, bassist Chris Cross and drummer Warren Cann reformed in 2008 and performed a series of reunion shows in 2009 and 2010 before releasing a new studio album, Brill!ant, in May 2012. In November  2013, Ultravox performed as special guests on a four date UK arena tour with Simple Minds.

Six Degrees Traveler, Psychedelic Planet

"The new episode of our Six Degrees Traveler weekly internet radio broadcast is now posted. This week we we present the latest in our popular "Psychedelic Planet" mix series, featuring global sounds mixed with Psy Dub, Ambient Dub, Global Bass and Glitch." 

Listen on:
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domingo, 29 de marzo de 2015

Laraaji at Dublab / Laraaji en Dublab


January 24 2014 / 24 de enero 2014

I discovered Laraaji in the late 1980's through my friend Victor and through an awesome music store called Precision Audio. Laraaji's collaboration with Brian Eno's Ambient series just blew me away, I just love his cosmic ambient sound.  It is extremely original and defies classification.  Check out this live performance. I mean, Laraaji+Dublab, a superb combination!

Descubrí a Laraaji a fines de los 80 por vía de mi amigo Víctor y una excelente tienda de música llamada Precision Audio.  La colaboración de Laraaji con la Serie Ambient de Brian Eno me pareció genial, me encanta su sonido ambient cósmico.  Es extremadamente original y desafía toda categorización.  Oigan este show en vivo que hizo. Digo, Laraaji + Dublab, ¡Qué combinación fenomenal!

Laraaji is a true life enhancer. His solo sound offerings and those alongside collaborators such as Brian Eno have been a great inspiration to us at dublab. Laraaji’s decades long celestial sonic flow experiments have recently been seeing new light with several reissued albums from All Saints Records, a collaboration with Blues Control for the RVNG Intl. Frkwys series, and an appearance onLight in the Attic and Ethereal Sequence’s epic New Age survey I Am the Center. We’re thrilled that so many ears have been freshly discovering his music.
With the intention of turning on more ears to Laraaji’s music we collaborated with our friends Cinespia, to proudly present anintimate concert and Laughter Meditation Playshop with this New Age pioneer at Cinefamily. See some photos here. During his visit we were blessed to have Laraaji and his partner Arji graced the dublab studio for a live “Sprout Session.” Their offering was a pure expression of joyous sound waves that we are honored to share with you now.
Laraaji - Live dublab Sprout Session (11.14.13) 

Laraaji & Arji Interview 


sábado, 28 de marzo de 2015

Tom Day - Lala & Lili

Descubrí a Day oyendo el podcast de Bandcamp Weekly.

From Dublab: Peter Walker – Live Session & Conversation with Frosty

(Text by Dublab)
We welcomed the influential guitarist Peter Walker back into the dublab studio for the third time and what a joy his visit was! He shared rich stories with us and some live guitar pieces. The session coincided with the Light in the Attic rerelease of his 1968 Vanguard album “Second Poem To Karmela” Or Gypsies Are Important and Delmore Recordings’ album release of the lost studio session Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms?. Enjoy Peter’s offering of music and anecdotes.
Peter Walker - Live Session & Conversation with Frosty (04.10.14) 

Revisit Peter’s 2006 dublab session with the late great Jack Rose and his VisionVersion filmed in the Bronson Caves.

viernes, 27 de marzo de 2015

Minimoog, el rey de los sintetizadores / King of synthesizers

February 18 2014 / 18 de febrero 2014

"It remains in demand today, over four decades after its introduction, for its intuitive design and powerful bass and lead sounds."

"Con el paso de los años, el sonido del Minimoog se ha convertido en un clásico comparable al órgano Hammond, al Mellotron o a guitarras míticas como la Fender Stratocaster y Gibson "Les Paul"."

Minimoog control panel

jueves, 26 de marzo de 2015

John Renbourn has passed away today

John Renbourn
John Renbourn on the Custom House Square stage at New Bedford Summerfest 2005. Photo by Thom C.
Background information
Born8 August 1944
Marylebone, London, England
Died26 March 2015 (aged 70)
Hawick, Scotland
GenresFolk/folk-rockfolk baroque
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsAcoustic guitarsitar
Years active1961–2015
Associated actsPentangle,
The John Renbourn Group,
Ship of Fools
John Renbourn (8 August 1944 – 26 March 2015) was an English guitarist and songwriter. He was possibly best known for his collaboration with guitarist Bert Jansch as well as his work with the folk group Pentangle, although he maintained a solo career before, during and after that band's existence (1967–1973).[1]
While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn's musical tastes and interests took in early music, classical musicjazzblues and world music. His most influential album, Sir John Alot (1968), featured his take on tunes from the Medieval era.

La época del Synclavier

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Jan Garbarek & Ustad Fateh Ali Khan - Saga

Jan Garbarek (born 4 March 1947)[1] is a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist, active in the jazzclassical, and world music genres. 
Garbarek's sound is one of the hallmarks of the ECM Records label, which has released virtually all of his recordings. His style incorporates a sharp-edged tone, long, keening, sustained notes, and generous use of silence. He began his recording career in the late 1960s, notably featuring on recordings by the American jazz composer George Russell (such as Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature). If he had initially appeared as a devotee of Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann, by 1973 he had turned his back on the harsh dissonances of avant-garde jazz, retaining only his tone from his previous approach. Garbarek gained wider recognition through his work with pianist Keith Jarrett's European Quartet which released the albums Belonging(1974), My Song (1977) and the live recordings Personal Mountains (1979), and Nude Ants (1979).[3] He was also a featured soloist on Jarrett's orchestral works Luminessence (1974) and Arbour Zena (1975).[4]

Fateh Ali Khan (Urduفتح علی خان) was a classical singer and Qawwali musician. He was born in JalandharPunjabBritish India in 1901. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was the father of Pakistani Qawwali musician, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Their family has an unbroken tradition ofQawwali for over 600 years. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was trained in classical music and Qawwali by his father, Maula Baksh Khan, and he soon distinguished himself as a skilled vocalist and instrumentalist. He learnt to play traditional Indian instruments such as sitarsarod andvichitraveena as well as Western instruments like the violin. He also mastered thousands of verses in PunjabiUrduArabic and Persian.

- Wikipedia

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2015

"Mannix" TV Intro

Originalmente posteado el 5 de marzo de 2014

El tema de la serie televisiva Mannix, compuesto por el jazzista argentino Lalo Schifrin, conocido también por su música para la serie Misión Imposible y para las películas de Dirty Harry.

sábado, 21 de marzo de 2015

Olivia Wyatt en dublab

Olivia Wyatt – Sailing a Sinking Sea and Other Sonic Visions (03.10.15)

Many of Olivia Wyatt’s films heat-seek their way into your eyes riding on stunning music waves. This union of sound and vision makes her one of our favorite filmmakers.
For this special radio program, Olivia tapped into the dublab airwaves to talk about, and share music from her newest film,Sailing A Sinking Sea, a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Myanmar and Thailand.
Olivia Wyatt - Sailing a Sinking Sea and Other Sonic Visions 


viernes, 20 de marzo de 2015

Steffen Basho-Junghans

July 16 2014 / 16 de julio 2014

What first called my attention about this guitarist was the Basho in his name. Naturally, I assumed he must be closely related to the amazing immortal Robbie Basho, but that is not the case, as the bio below explains.

Steffen Basho-Junghans (born Steffen Junghans in 1953) is a German guitarist and composer. He was born in North Thuringia in the former German Democratic Republic. At the age of 17 he taught himself to play acoustic guitar and in 1978 formed the folk band Wacholder. In 1979, influenced by the American guitarist Leo Kottke, he began performing solo instrumental music on 6- and 12-stringJohn Fahey's Takoma Records label. During this period he discovered the music of Robbie Basho, and consequently became interested in Japanese haiku poet Matsuo Bashō, who had influenced Robbie Basho. Steffen Junghans incorporated the name 'Basho' into his own, as a mark of respect. Throughout the 1980s he lectured on acoustic guitar history and performed numerous concerts. guitar. Throughout the 1980s he became influenced by artists on
Steffen Basho-Junghans has released recordings on the German label Blue Moment Arts; the American labels Sublingual,Strange AttractorsLocust; the Italian label Sillyboy; the Australian label Preservation; and Kning Disk in Sweden, appears on several compilations. His music, unorthodox explorations between traditions and experimentation, is influenced by North American Indian, Asian, New music and European classical music.

jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

Ralph Towner y Jon Christensen - Piscean Dance

Solstice is an album by the American guitarist Ralph Towner that was released on the ECM label in 1975. It features Towner with Jan GarbarekEberhard Weber and Jon Christensen.
The 1977 album, Solstice/Sound and Shadows, was released by Towner on ECM with the same quartet.


Allmusic awarded the album with 4.5 stars and its review by Michael G. Nastos states: "Of the many excellent recordings he has offered, Solstice is Towner's crowning achievement as a leader fronting this definitive grouping of ECM stablemates who absolutely define the label's sound for the time frame, and for all time."[1]