jueves, 30 de abril de 2015
miércoles, 29 de abril de 2015
Playing the Changes
“I can definitely say that I’m excited for ESKA right now. I’m a new mum and I’m finally releasing music as an artist. Yes, I’m enjoying the changes.”Eska Mtungwazi is something of a phenomenon in the U.K. music scene. Hailing from Lewisham in South East London, this multitalented musician, songwriter, arranger, and—most importantly—vocalist, has become a go-to person for many of the most discerning artists and producers around. For the best part of two decades Eska has, often somewhat anonymously, lent her tones to a myriad of musical offerings, including work from The Cinematic Orchestra, Matthew Herbert, Zero 7, and Grace Jones. She’s seen very much as “the singer’s singer,” and one whose fans have been desperately waiting for far too long to hear her full-length album. The wait is over. Eska’s self-titled, full-length, solo debut album is out now on Naim Edge Recordings.
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martes, 28 de abril de 2015
domingo, 26 de abril de 2015
From the Bandcamp blog:
A Look Back to Move Forward
“I’m glad that even if that particular technique—when I use body percussion and all sorts of crazy guitar—drove my career to be on television, I have a body of work worth releasing that doesn’t have anything to do with that.”
Metallic, frenzied finger-picking may have become Kaki King’s impressive trademark, but the guitarist and singer is quick to prove that the bulk of her catalog has nothing to do with the style that made her famous. Now a decade into her career, King is releasingEverybody Glows: B-Sides and Rarities, a collection of seemingly forgotten recordings gathered from various live shows across the world and numerous studio sessions. On the eve of its release, King took a minute to reflect on Everybody Glows, why she’s thrilled about the buried treasure deep within the lyrics of these tracks, and what it says about her growth as an artist as she begins the next phase of her career.
sábado, 25 de abril de 2015
3 de marzo 2015
Described by Billboard Magazine as a “visionary composer and producer”, Karsh Kale is one of global music’s brightest stars. In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped to create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. His body of work has been cause for fans and critics alike to claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music. Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the worlds most sought after fusion artists. Read more »
viernes, 24 de abril de 2015
jueves, 23 de abril de 2015
"Just in time for the last Coachella weekend and Record Store Day, it’s a special ALL-MUSIC EPISODE! We’ve got tunes and tales from Nancy Sinatra, Miguel, Carrie Brownstein, Weird Al Yankovic and Steve Martin. Also, David Crosby chats about crafting his classic California album… Classical maestro Gustavo Dudamel declares his love for all things Aerosmith… Todd Snider gets his wallet stolen by Tony Bennett (well, kinda)… Lars Ulrich bows to the crowd… And Jenny Lewis and Benjamin Booker pitch in as dinnertime DJs."
martes, 21 de abril de 2015
Super-smooth house from the Ostgut Ton mainstay.
“Nick Höppner has a lot of obvious credentials—for starters, he’s a Panorama Bar resident and celebrated producer on the club’s label, Ostgut Ton, which he managed for years. But the thing that really makes him extraordinary is harder to define. For lack of a better term, it has to do with sincerity. As a DJ and a producer, Höppner’s sound is defined by an emotional honesty that’s rare in dance music. You can hear it in the soaring, bittersweet melodies of his new album, Folk. And you can sense it on the dance floor when he pulls out something like, say, Underworld’s “Two Months Off"—this is a man expressing himself fully and unabashedly through music. And that’s what you get on RA.463, a mix Höppner says was made to showcase his club DJ style as accurately as possible.”
lunes, 20 de abril de 2015
domingo, 19 de abril de 2015
sábado, 18 de abril de 2015
"The favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil are witnessing a new trend, influenced by American music and culture. Negro X, a hip-hop group from the Vidigal favela, claims to have found the right blend of their culture with global rhythms. From video journalist Edgar Costa in Brazil."
viernes, 17 de abril de 2015
jueves, 16 de abril de 2015
lunes, 13 de abril de 2015
"We are pleased to present Tom Ward's 'Alfresco Love Sounds.' Tom is a 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham, England who writes dreamy, psychedelic pop tunes seemingly in his sleep. When one thinks of Great Britain, they typically imagine grey skies and damp cobblestone, but Tom Ward's music paints a picture of life in the UK that feels and sounds far more like a sunny day in California. The sounds of birds echo in the background and you can almost smell the sea in the distance. Tom is truly a one-man band and his brand of songwriting feels both modern and timeless."
domingo, 12 de abril de 2015
"To celebrate our 300th episode, we’re telling the DPD origin story! You’ll hear pieces ofour first-ever episode (yes, spooky)… highlights from format-busting conversations with Spike Leeand Elaine Stritch… Advice (and jeers) from our public radio peers…. Behind-the-scenes tales that we’ve never shared before… And a chat with two very special guests, without whom Brendan and Rico literally COULD NOT EXIST! It’s everything but the kitchen sink (and cupcakes)."
sábado, 11 de abril de 2015
jueves, 9 de abril de 2015
Radio Free Culture #45: Two Copies of Every Record: The Archive of Contemporary Music with Bob George
WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.
In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to Bob George, the Director (and a founder) of the Archive of Contemporary Music, currently located in NYC, about the collection and a new partnership with the Internet Archive.
Check out the podcast on WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes. Or listen here:
3 de diciembre 2014
Totalmente genial. Srinivas tocaba la mandolina eléctrica sin trastes (fretless). Conozco su música gracias a la discográfica Real World de Peter Gabriel.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shrinivas performing in Pune, January to December 2009
|Native name||ఉప్పలపు శ్రీనివాస్|
|Born||28 February 1969|
Palakol, West Godavari Dist,Andhra Pradesh, India
|Origin||Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Died||19 September 2014 (aged 45)|
|Genres||Indian classical music|
|Labels||Real World Records|
Uppalapu Shrinivas (Telugu: ఉప్పలపు శ్రీనివాస్ 28 February 1969 – 19 September 2014) was a virtuoso Indian mandolin maestro, prodigy, trailblazer and composer belonging to the classicalCarnatic musical tradition of Southern India. Recognized worldwide as a colossus and the rarest of musical geniuses, Shrinivas is regarded as the Mozart of classical Indian music. Shrinivas pioneered the introduction of the mandolin, a western instrument, into classical Carnatic music, because he fell in love with it as a five-year old, in the same manner as three much older musicians, Varahappa Iyer, Baluswami Dikshitar, and Vadivelu, had introduced the violin into Carnatic music, two hundred years ago. There is a major difference in their contributions: cognoscenti and leading musicians accepted Shrinivas’s mandolin when he was about nine, owing to his astounding virtuosity and sheer genius, whereas it took about a hundred years for the violin to be thus accepted. A prodigy, he made his debut in 1978, at the age of nine, and since he was the first musician to adapt and play the mandolin in the Carnatic music style, he came to be popularly known as Mandolin Shrinivas. “Eddie van Halen, eat your heart out,”Beatle George Harrison reportedly said in 2001, having stumbled upon one of Shrinivas's albums. "George Harrison's favourite piece of Indian music was Mandolin Ecstasy, an album recorded by a child prodigy from Madras called U Shrinivas at the age of 13. It was, like, my dad's favourite album of all time," says (Dhani) Harrison. "U Shrinivas is 27 now and still making music. He plays an electric five-string mandolin, he's fantastic...."  Over the next four decades, he toured across the world, and collaborated with John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook. After Pandit Ravi Shankar, no classical Indian musician enjoyed the kind of global reach and worldwide audience that U. Shrinivas has: at a very young age he was internationally viewed as the successor to Pandit Ravi Shankar. Shrinivas's gift was so prodigious and baffling from the very moment he gave his first performance that it inevitably led to his being compared to the world's greatest prodigies: "Some of you have heard or read about exceptionally gifted children, our own Mandolin Shrinivas, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Beethoven, Sir Isaac Newton, Picasso, Madam Curie, the list is endless." (The Hindu, Sunday, May 3, 1992)
miércoles, 8 de abril de 2015
martes, 7 de abril de 2015
“When composer Philip Glass started performing his own music, a lot of people didn’t know what to make of it. Some people thought it sounded like the needle of a record was stuck in a groove, repeating over and over again. Some people thought it was simplistic. Some thought it was a joke. Glass says that in the ‘70s, audience members threw things at him while he was performing."
12 de septiembre 2014
El disco Ocean del extraordinario guitarrista brasileño Bola Sete salió originalmente en 1975 en la discográfica Takoma. En 1981 fue relanzado por Lost Lake Arts, una subsidiaria de Windham Hill dedicada a rescatar del olvido grabaciones de música instrumental meritoria de artistas como George Winston, Shadowfax, Modern Mandolin Quartet, Paul Horn, y los guitarristas Robbie Basho, Pierre Bensusan y John Renbourn.
Dice la Wikipedia sobre Sete, cuyo nombre real era Djalma de Andrade:
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Bola Sete's name means "Seven Ball". In Brazilian billiards, the seven ball is the only black ball on the table, and Bola got this nickname when he was the only black member of a small jazz group. He studied guitar at the Conservatory of Rio and he started performing with his own sextet and local samba groups while he was still a student. His early influences were guitarists Django Reinhardt,Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, and Oscar Moore (of the Nat King Cole Trio), while he was also captured by the sound of the big bands that were touring South America at that time (Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman). His career started in 1952, where he played various clubs and hotels around Italy for four years. Then, he returned to Brazil and started touring all of South America, during which time the manager of the Sheraton hotels noticed him and decided to bring him to the US to play in the hotels. He played for a while in New York's Park Sheraton, later moving to San Francisco to play in the Sheraton Palace. Dizzy Gillespie was staying there at the time and listening to Bola Sete playing every day. When Gillespie decided to bring his pianist Lalo Schifrin to the hotel, he discovered that Lalo and Bola had already met and played together in Argentina. This meeting was the beginning of Bola's success in the US. In the fall of 1962, Gillespie took the guitarist to the Ninth Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, where he enjoyed a huge success. After that, he toured for a while with Gillespie and finally returned to San Francisco, where he joined the Vince Guaralditrio. Bola was already well known in the US, and his partnership with Guaraldi yielded several well-received recordings. After staying for a couple of years with Guaraldi, Bola formed his own trio with his fellow Brazilians Sebastian Neto (bass) and Paulinho (drums). With his own trio, he appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 and released an album of his performance, which peaked at #20 on the US Jazz chart.
domingo, 5 de abril de 2015
viernes, 3 de abril de 2015
00:48 / 01:30:13
Bandcamp Weekly Future Bones
Featuring fresh tunes by soul & gospel legend Mavis Staples, plus Norway's Jagajazzist. We air killer hip-hop from Oddisee, L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae, and special guest J-Live. Also stopping by is 22-year-old Cuban singer Daymé Arocena. And hear new gems from Bells Atlas, Twit One, and No Joy.
"We had so much fun interviewing former “Parks and Rec” actress Aubrey Plaza (we’re still sad about it ending too). She talked to us about her new movie “Ned Rifle” and Aubrey tells us about the time she hallucinated on anti-malaria medication.
Also, stop labeling her, America!"
(Actually, her interview is really fun
jueves, 2 de abril de 2015
miércoles, 1 de abril de 2015
It's hard to believe that it hasn't quite been a year since the first Sylvan Esso album came out. The odd yet perfect marriage of Nick Sanborn's electronics with Amelia Meath's voice feels like a familiar friend by now. And yet seeing these songs performed softly — and captured in the light of day — made them feel fresh and lovable in new ways.
To keep things fresh and interesting, Sanborn brought a bunch of new gear to the Tiny Desk; it seemed a bit bewildering to him for a bit, but also inspiring. I think that's what makes this combination work so well: Meath and Sanborn inspire one another. You can see it in their eyes and in their smiles, and it comes out in their playing and dancing. It's enchanting music, performed wonderfully.
-- BOB BOILEN