lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015
Rei Harakami (レイ・ハラカミ?) (10 December 1970 – 27 July 2011) was a Kyoto-based electronic musician from Hiroshima, Japan. He composed and mixed on two Roland SC-88Pro sound generators, at times supplemented by the Roland SK-88Pro keyboard model. He suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage on 27 July 2011.
Rei released his debut album in 1998 on Sublime Records. Follow-up albums, opa*q in 1999 and red curb in 2001 showcased his skills as an artist and producer. Rei's growing reputation resulted in his becoming in demand as a producer and collaborator for artists such as UA, Great 3 and Coldcut. His recent collaboration as an artist and producer was on Akiko Yano's 2004 album, Honto no Kimochi ("True feelings"), and resulted in widespread recognition in Japan.
Rei regularly performed at some of Japan's big festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival, and Sonar Sound Tokyo. Rei had also actively participated in several music showcases in France and Germany and in Sonar 2005 in Barcelona, Spain where he appeared with Shiro Takatani (from performance unit, "Dumb Type", as a visual collaboration).
His fourth album in 2005, lust, quickly gained popularity in a variety of music scenes. In 2006, Harakami released new and past works on the compilation album Wasuremono ("Forgotten Items") and a project CD Colors of the Dark for the Planetarium. In 2007, he composed the music for the film Tennen Kokekko ("A Gentle Breeze in the Village") based on Fusako Kuramichi's novel of the same name, centered on a group of teenagers in rural Japan. Harakami also started a project with Akiko Yano, called yanokami, which debuted in 2007.
domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2015
sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2015
Poliça (often written as Polica) is an American synthpop and alternative rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota founded in 2011 by Ryan Olson (production) and Channy Leaneagh (vocals). Live the group consists of Chris Bierden (bass/vocals), Drew Christopherson (drums), Ben Ivascu (drums) and Channy Leaneagh (vocals).
viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2015
Inara Maryland George (born July 4, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, one half of The Bird and the Bee, a member of the band Merrick, with Bryony Atkinson, and a member of the trio The Living Sisters, with Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark. Her 2006 solo album All Rise was a KCRW hit.
jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2015
The Walla Recovery invites you to step off of the platform of nostalgic "what-ifs" and embark on a journey away from unfulfilled longing and toward sacred forgetfulness. Not as those who have finished the journey, the boys of Walla have been chasing the mystery since 2001.
The band's latest EP, With Trembling... respects the audience with its brutal honesty while challenging them to adopt its expectant hope. Consisting of pilgrims Brandon Reynolds (percussion), Jonathan Kaylor (cello/guitar), Justin Luningham (bass/cello), and singer-songwriter Zack Smith (guitar/vocals), The Walla Recovery offers euphonic versatility and familiarity with each live and studio listen.
These trepidatious troubadours have travelled from Austin to Alabama, Florida back to Fort Worth, near Zack's childhood home on Walla Ave. The release of With Trembling... marks the most significant stride the band has taken in its trek together. The next one promises to be bigger.
miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015
Way back in the 20th century, Petra Haden and Yuka Honda first crossed paths when they were members of That Dog and Cibo Matto (respectively). Since then they've each had one foot in pop music and one foot in the avant garde. Petra has released groundbreaking vocal projects Imaginaryland and Petra Haden Sings The Who Sell Out, performed and recorded with Beck, Foo Fighters and The Decemberists, while also singing and composing TV commercials for Toyota Prius. Yuka has released 3 experimental electronic albums on John Zorn's Tzadik label, while also producing Japanese pop artists, including Maki Nomiya of Pizzacato Five and Miu Sakamoto.
The two started writing songs together in 2002, but it was a slow, long distance project. They live 3000 miles apart (NYC / LA) and would collaborate intermittently, using frequent flier miles...
As IF BY YES, they are joined by guitarist Hirotaka "Shimmy" Shimizu and drummer Yuko Araki, both long time members of the Japanese band Cornelius, and on their debut album,Â Salt On Sea Glass, special guests include David Byrne (vocals & lyrics) on "Eliza", guitarist Nels Cline, and remixes by Keigo "Cornelius" Oyamada.
Sail away on scintillating solar winds. If By Yes is guaranteed to seduce you with their utterly exquisite and playful sensibilities, futuristic rhythms, and other-worldly sounds.
martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015
"One of the best experimental artists currently making tracks. Layers and layers of experimental-electronic goodness, focus constantly shifts from leads to bridges to the beat and back around again, using sounds in Ableton Live that many others would have difficulty with, but instead forms an analog/virtual opus." -Women's Radio
Jones' tracks have been released with such reputable international labels as Iboga, Spun Records, Aleph Zero, 1320 Records, Addictech, Ultimae, Schematic Records, Native State Records and she's celebrating the launch of her labels Cartesian Binary Recordings and Pok Pok records.
Two of Jones' albums have been chosen in the top 25 essential albums of the year on NPR Echoes Radio in 2006 and in 2009.
Rena is currently celebrating her fifth full length album featuring world renowned artists Sophie Barker on vocals (Zero 7 and Groove Armada), Matt Robertson (Bjork, Lamb, Batt for lashes) and Earl Harvin (Seal, Air)
Multiple tours around North America and Europe have lead Rena to perform at some of the worlds most established cutting edge electronic music festivals; Glade Festival (UK), The Secret Garden Festival (UK), Shambhala Music Festival (Canada), Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle as well as tour support for Plaid and opener for Ladytron and Trentemoller.
Jones' live sets are a potent sonic session. She orchestrates her violin and cello over hand crafted beats melding the organic with the electronic. Her performance is a sophisticated example of the modern movement in electronic dance and ambient music.
"Multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer Rena Jones is a force to be reckoned with. At age 30, she boasts more than 30 collaborative albums, 3 full length solo albums, 20 years of classical violin study, and 12 years of cello, and she is considered one of the leading women in audio engineering today." -Strings Magazine 2007
Her extensive background in music and sound covers a colorful spectrum from award winning video games Dance Dance Revolution and sound design for Twisted Tools and Keith McMillen Instruments and she has over a decade of experience as a seasoned studio musician.
Carlinhos Brown (nombre de nacimiento Antonio Carlos Santos de Freitas) es un cantante, percusionista, compositor y productor brasileño. Nacido en el estado de Bahía el 23 de noviembre de 1962 y criado en la periferia de Salvador. Existe una confusión acerca de que su nombre sea un posible homenaje a James Brown pero lo cierto es que el propio Carlinhos ha aclarado ser un homenaje a Henry "Box" Brown, un esclavo afroamericano que logró su libertad siendo enviado por correo dentro de una caja de madera a un estado abolicionista.
Comenzó aprendiendo a tocar el pandeiro y, paulatinamente, empezó a dominar todos los instrumentos de percusión de la cultura afrobrasileña.
Carlinhos se volvió uno de los instrumentistas más requeridos de Bahía a principios de la década de los 80. En 1984 tocó en la banda "Acordes Verdes" de Luiz Caldas y, en 1985 formó parte de la banda de Caetano Velosoen el disco "Estrangeiro". En esta participación, su composición "Meia Lua Inteira" tuvo mucho éxito en Brasil y en el exterior. Aún en 1985, el propio Luis Caldas grabó "Visão de Cíclope", primera composición de Carlinhos Brown y uno de los éxitos más tocados en las estaciones de radio de Salvador. Enseguida surgieron "Remexer", "O Còco" y "É Difícil", composiciones suyas interpretadas por otros artistas, que le rindieron el premio Caymmi, uno de los más importantes de la música baiana. Participó también en giras con João Gilberto, Djavan y João Bosco. En la década de los 90 se proyectó nacional e internacionalmente como líder del grupo Timbalada. Este grupo reunió más de 100 percusionistas y cantantes, los "timbaleiros", la gran mayoría jóvenes pobres del barrio de Candeal donde jugaba al balonaco todos los días con el perro llamado Luisón y donde nació. Junto a la Banda Timbalada lleva grabados 13 CD's (hasta 2015) e hizo giras por varios países del mundo. El disco debut de Timbalada, 1993 fue descrito por la Revista Billboard como "el mejor CD producido en América Latina".
lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2015
domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015
sábado, 21 de noviembre de 2015
Since forming in 2005, No Second Troy has carved a determined and inspiring path from obscurity to national recognition. Feature spots in movie trailers such as "Charlie St. Cloud" with Zac Efron, highlights on ESPN, XM Radio and appearances on MTV have all garnered mass appeal, while critical acclaim from SPIN Magazine and the CMJ Top 200 music chart boosted its indie support. It's perhaps because of this wide spread acknowledgement that the group has had the privilege of playing alongside bands like Coldplay, Everclear, Pete Yorn, the Robert Randolph Family Band, Dr. Dog and countless others at the prestigious SXSW and NXNE festivals. No Second Troy enlists an undeniable self-awareness of their musical space between indie and pop. Employing a realistic perspective on the band, the music and the industry, Washington DC's No Second Troy teeters on the edge of indie rock with introspective anthems rich in explosive vocal melodies, driven by railing guitars, and balanced by subtle layers of piano and organ. The band makes no excuses in trying to blend the pop hooks of bands like Arcade Fire and Young the Giant with the unique indie-rock...
viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015
jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2015
Zero 7 is a British musical duo consisting of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. They began as studio engineers and in 1997 formed the group Zero 7. Their debut album, Simple Things, was released in 2001. Subsequent albums include When It Falls, The Garden and Yeah Ghost.
After studying sound engineering, Binns and Hardaker began their careers in the music industry in the 1990s at Mickie Most's RAK recording studio in London, engineering music for British groups like the Pet Shop Boys, Young Disciples and Robert Plant. In 1997 they created a remix of the song "Climbing Up the Walls" by Radiohead (which was also the first time the name 'Zero 7' was used) and Binns received a credit for additional sampling on Kid A. The pair also remixed Terry Callier's "Love Theme From Spartacus" and songs by Lenny Kravitz, Sneaker Pimps and Lambchop.
The name Zero 7 was chosen after Binns and Hardaker travelled through Mexico and ended up in Honduras where they spent time on an island called Utila on which was a bar called 'Cero Siete'. When back in the UK they were asked by Radiohead to remix "Climbing Up the Walls" and they called the mix "the Zero 7 Mix" which stuck.
miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015
martes, 17 de noviembre de 2015
lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015
Jonatha Brooke (born January 23, 1964) is an American folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Massachusetts. Her music merges elements of folk, rock and pop, often with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies. She has been a performer, writer, and artist since the late 1980s, and her songs have been used in television shows and movies.
domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2015
Joni's remarkable life has been documented in thousands of articles, interviews, press releases, music, and art over the course of her career. The JoniMitchell.com library contains 3008 titles and counting, including articles written and interviews conducted exclusively for the website that cannot be found anywhere else. The Chronology of Appearances is another comprehensive database that provides the dates and venues of Joni's performances chronicling every known appearance from Joni's coffee house days to some of the biggest venues in the world.
It is probably safe to say that the Library and Chronology of Appearances contain the most exhaustive collection of publically available information in existence about Joni Mitchell. Sifting through all of this material to distill an accurate biography of the artist is an impossible task and no-one but Joni herself knows all of the incidents, feelings, thoughts, motivations - the many facets of the personality that make up both the inner and the outer life of this complex human being. But by utilizing the site's invaluable resources, supplementing it with material from books and other people who have played important parts in her life, and, of course, by listening to the wealth of incredible music she has created, we at JoniMitchell.com feel that it is possible to search out the most reliable and comprehensive information available to piece together a portrait of the great artist.- http://jonimitchell.com
sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2015
Inch Chua Yun Juan (born 22 December 1988) is a Singaporean singer-songwriter, musician, producer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Los Angeles. Chua is also the host and creator of Gear Gawk, an Internet TV series profiling musicians' working gear and how it helps achieve their sound. After rising to fame in Singapore's nascent indie scene as lead singer of the rock band Allura, Chua began to record on her own, blending acoustic folk with alternative rock, electronic music, jazz and pop influence. Inch Chua is backed live by her band, The Metric System.
viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2015
Upon the 1996 release of their first EP, Casa, the New York quartet known as the Autocollants brought on their styling of gentle indie pop. With the lineup consisting of Dwayne (guitar), Tim (guitar), Laura (lead vocals/bass), and Ed (drums), their appeal of Stereolab, Lush, and a trademark of breezy, relaxed appear continued the following year as Drive-In Records packaged the bands second EP Tennis Racket. However, by 1997 The Autocollants called it quits amidst personal and creative differences. Laura relocated to Northern California in 1999 and moved on to form Casino Ashtray, Cartwheel -- with former Autocollant Dwayne- as well as releasing a solo EP. Shelflife Records eventually gathered and released The Autocollants discography on the 1999 compilation Why Couldn't Things Just Stay The Same.
jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2015
miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2015
Pablo Sciuto es un músico y compositor uruguayo nacido en la ciudad de Montevideo, con nueve discos a sus espaldas donde combina ritmos como el indie pop, jazz, bossa nova, candombe, con sonidos electrónicos. Ha creado un particular estilo y se ha posicionado en la ola de nuevos creadores del Río de la Plata. Actualmente se encuentra radicado en la ciudad de Madrid, España desde el año 2000.
Sus inicios fueron en su ciudad natal Montevideo desde el año 1995, participando en varias bandas como Escape (hard rock), Luz del Alba (pop, fusión) junto a su amigo Javier Gras, con la cual interpretaban versiones de Eduardo Mateo en salas pequeñas. En el año 1997 comienza su carrera solista, con pequeñas intervenciones en el Hot Club de Montevideo, compartiendo escenario con artistas como Erika Herrera, Leo Anselmi, Fernando Henry, entre otros. En 1998 da el salto a Buenos Aires, participando en conciertos en varias salas del circuito porteño.
Ha actuado y colaborado con artistas como el brasileño Leo Minax, Jorge Drexler, Pablo Guerrero, Ana Prada, Gustavo Pena “Príncipe”, Jorge Barral, Rita Tavares, Tancredo, Habana Abierta, Daniel Drexler, Gabriela Torres, Carlos Chaouen, Pippo Spera, Tontxu, Mercedes Ferrer, Jorge Galemire, Samantha Navarro, Cristina Narea, Javier Paxariño, Jorge Barral, La Tercera República, Adrián Sepiurca, Daniel Drexler, Alex Ferreira, Pedro Moreno, Evaldo Robson, entre otros.
En su estudio de Madrid experimenta con diversos instrumentos, en una rica combinación entre electrónica y acústica. Sus letras están influenciadas por la metafísica, la ciencia ficción y la astronomía de la que es un gran aficionado. Ha incursionado en varios géneros musicales, desde el jazz, bossa nova, candombe, folk, funk, pop, electrónica, etc.
martes, 10 de noviembre de 2015
lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2015
domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015
Jennifer Warnes is one of the most renowned singers of our time. Her voice is one of the loveliest instruments in contemporary music. As a solo artist or a duet partner, on albums or in movies, Warnes sings it straight from the heart. Her voice is pure. The emotions it conveys are pure, too.
"To this day, I'm not as interested in music as people think," says Warnes. "I'm more interested in how close we can get through the music."
Warnes has recorded songs that have won both Grammys and Oscars, songs that have topped the pop charts and honored the most subtle aspects of art.
Her smash duet with Joe Cocker, Up Where We Belong, is a defining example of her vocal majesty. Warnes is an artist with extraordinary emotional range. Her collaborations with Leonard Cohen - on his records, as well as on her classic album Famous Blue Raincoat - have a haunting, delicate beauty to them. For all the power and command in her voice, Warnes' singing reveals great emotional vulnerability.
Kristy Hanson is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. She has toured colleges and clubs across the country and within Los Angeles, at venues including the Hotel Cafe, Genghis Cohen, Room 5, Molly Malone’s and Witzend. She has showcased at industry events including BMI’s Acoustic Lounge, NACA conferences, the 2012 AIMP showcase at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, and at NAMM 2013 under the John Lennon Songwriting Contest auspices. In 2012, she won West Hollywood’s Summer of Music song contest, making her original “Welcome Me Home” the city’s theme song. Most recently, her songs were featured in a special concert at the New York Musical Theater Festival, performed by Mandy Gonzalez (star of Broadway’s Wicked and In the Heights) and Telly Leung (RENT, Glee). She has composed songs for web series and TV, including Funny or Die short “Late Night Baby,” the web series “Unicorn Plan-It” and the TLC series “What Not to Wear.” She recently licensed the title track of her new EP “Piece of Your Heart” to the Bravo series “Newlyweds: The First Year.”
sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015
Carlos Alomar (born 7 May 1951 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican guitarist, composer and arranger best known for his work with David Bowie, having played on more Bowie albums than any other musician other than Mike Garson. He has also performed with Duran Duran and with Duran Duran's side project Arcadia on the album So Red the Rose.
viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2015
Siberry's music is most commonly compared to artists such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and Laurie Anderson. She has drawn from a wide variety of styles, ranging from new wave rock on her earlier albums to a reflective pop style influenced by jazz, folk, gospel, classical and liturgical music in her later work. She has cited Van Morrison and Miles Davis as being strong creative influences.
Siberry has often criticized the competitive power of commercial radio and the recording industry. In 2005, Siberry pioneered a self-determined pricing policy through her website on which the purchaser is given the choices of: standard price (about $0.99 USD/track); pay now, self-priced; pay later, self-priced; or "a gift from Jane". In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Siberry confirmed that since she had instituted the self-determined pricing policy, the average income she receives per song from Sheeba customers is in fact slightly more than standard price.
jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2015
miércoles, 4 de noviembre de 2015
Born in Vermilion, South Dakota and raised in part in Illinois and Ontario, Shawn Colvin was already a well-traveled and seasoned performer by the time she won her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut Steady On in 1989. In the decades since, Colvin has released a string of superlative albums and established an enduring reputation as one of America’s great live performers. Her lasting appeal is due in part to her willingness to lay herself bare coupled with a dry wit; intrigued parties would do well to investigate Colvin's superb memoir Diamond In The Rough (William Morrow Publishing, 2013).
October 19, 2015
by ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS
Paolo Angeli has a whole toy shop aboard his guitar: He's got hammers, pedals, propellers, springs, drone strings and even a couple of cell-phone ringers at his disposal.
The base of it all is a six-stringed instrument from his native island of Sardinia, and the seed of Angeli's sonic creations is traditional Sardinian music. But in the same way that he's turned his guitar into something new, Angeli twists and turns that tradition into musical magic, in creations that skim over jazz, experimental, improvisational, classical and punk — embracing all, yet not quite belonging to any. All those toys let him create a palette of super-saturated colors and unbelievably varied textures.
Angeli, who's based in Barcelona, describes his set-up as "a one-man band for the new millennium." The setup may be futuristic, but the music he creates is deeply human — warm and full of humor and wit, just like Angeli himself.S'u is available now.
martes, 3 de noviembre de 2015
Singer/songwriter Beth Orton combined the passionate beauty of the acoustic folk tradition with the electronic beats of trip-hop to create a fresh, distinct fusion of roots and rhythm. Born in Norwich, England in December 1970, Ortondebuted as one half of the duo Spill, a one-off project with William Orbit which released a cover of John Martyn's "Don't Wanna Know About Evil." She continued working with Orbiton his 1993 LP Strange Cargo 3, co-writing and singing the track "Water From a Vine Leaf" before appearing with the group Red Snapper on their first singles "Snapper" and "In Deep." In 1995 Orton teamed with the Chemical Brothers for "Alive: Alone," the ultimate track on their Exit Planet Dust LP. After assembling a backing band comprised of double bassist Ali Friend, guitarist Ted Barnes, keyboardist Lee Spencer, and drummer Wildcat Will, she finally issued her 1996 debut EP She Cries Your Name; her stunning full-length bow Trailer Park, produced in part by Andrew Weatherall, followed later in the year. In 1997, Orton released the superb Best Bit EP, a move towards a more organic, soulful sound highlighted by a pair of duets with folk-jazz legend Terry Callier; the full-length Central Reservation followed in 1999. "Stolen Car" was a moderate hit among college radio and tours across the U.S. were also successful. Three years later, Orton emerged refreshed with her third album Daybreaker. This time around, she collaborated with ex-Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams and the Chemical Brothers. In early 2006, Orton released her fourth album, Comfort of Strangers. The 14-song set was recorded in two weeks with producer Jim O'Rourke. After a recording break of six long years, Orton signed to Anti and released the Tucker Martine-produced Sugaring Season in the early fall of 2012.
- Jason Ankeny