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Dead Can Dance – Live Happenings (Part III) (free download)

Posted in free download, music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Nabil

last year Dead Can Dance gave away EPs of live recordings titled Live Happenings Part I and Part II. now Part III is available, and like the others it’s also free. the EP opens with Saltarello, a 13th century Italian piece that DCD made their own in 1990 on their album Aion, and  Brendan Perry introduces thusly, “this next instrumental rocketed to the top of the charts in the summer of 1461”. the other three tracks are The Wind That Shakes The Barley, How Fortunate The Man With None and Dreams Made Flesh. just click here to get Live Happenings (Part III)

below is Toward The Within, a recording of a performance at the Mayfair Theatre in Santa Monica, California from 1993


From Heaven to Heaven, New Order Live, The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters

Posted in books, music, photography with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by Nabil

it gives me great pleasure to inform readers about my old friend Dec Hickey’s new book From Heaven to Heaven, New Order Live, The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters which is published at the end of this month. it’s a unique record of a hugely successful, massively influential and truly iconic group that contains over 400 previously unpublished photos, forwards by band members Peter Hook and Stephen Morris and introductions by Paul Morley and Moby

follow this link to read the full press release as well as extracts from the  forwards and introductions. you’ll also find details on how to purchase the book, which is availalable in hardback, the first 750 copies of which come in a limited, numbered, collectors edition with additional treats for the über fan

additionally for those in the UK, the February issue (out now) of  Uncut magazine’s Flashback section has a four page feature on From Heaven to Heaven

below is a live performance of Dreams Never End that was filmed in November 1981 in New York, the studio version of which appears on New Order’s debut album Movement


Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble – Mr. Machine

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by Nabil

The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble have just released their second album of rather unique acoustic techno. Mr. Machine is a very worthy follow-up to last years You Make Me Real. it’s essentially more of the same though the band are now an ensemble and with added Emika, whose voice combines beautifully with their sound. and well it should since she’s guesting on a cover of one of her own songs, the original version of which can be found on her self titled debut album, released at the beginning of this month

here’s the album teaser trailer

and this is the video for Pretend feat. Emika

lastly, this is Emika performing Pretend live in Berlin earlier this year

Vex Ruffin, The Stepkids & Jonti – live at Rubber Tracks NYC (3 sets to d/l free)

Posted in free download, music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by Nabil

Converse presented a Stones Throw showcase at their Brooklyn NY studio, Rubber Tracks, last Friday (October 21st).  performing live sets were The Stepkids, Vex Ruffin and Jonti, with Peanut Butter Wolf DJing between sets.  the crew at Rubber Tracks recorded, engineered and mixed the whole live session, each of which is available as a free download by following the links below

Vex Ruffin – I’m Creative (live) d/l the full set here

The Stepkids – Legend in my Own Mind (live) d/l the full set here

Jonti – Twirligig (live) d/l  the full set here

Björk – Biophilia (stream the whole album right now)

Posted in music with tags , , , on October 7, 2011 by Nabil

Biophilia is the new album from Björk, due for release in three days time (October 10th), but it can be heard right now by connecting to the NPR Music site. as well as a standard CD release, it will also be released in the form of a series of apps. Biophilia will be the world’s first “app album” made in collaboration with Apple. in Björk’s own words it’s been described as a multimedia collection, “encompassing music, apps, internet, installations, and live shows

the full Biophilia app is also out on October 10th and can be found here

and here’s the video for moon

The Cinematic Orchestra – In Motion 2011

Posted in film/dvd, free download, music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2011 by Nabil

The Cinematic Orchestra continue the In Motion series with a 2nd installment and a return to the Barbican in London on October 1st

In Motion is an ongoing live event curated by the band, where a selection of films chosen by the artists will be given original scores

The Cinematic Orchestra have invited Dorian Concept + Tom Chant, Grey Reverend, Austin Peralta, Kutmah and of course themselves to perform exclusive scores

this is a gig i’m rather excited about (my tickets arrived today) as i’ve not seen The Cinematics since the release of their second album, Every Day, in 2002

in 2003 they recorded a soundtrack for the 1929 silent film, Man With A Movie Camera, from Russian director Dziga Vertov. it was given a limited DVD release which i highly recommend seeing, if you can find a copy. their music fits the images perfectly. should you not be able to find a copy then simply get the album as it’s superb. here are a couple of tracks from that recording

Reel Life (Evolution II)

Work It! (Man with the Movie Camera)

to buy tickets for the Barbican show go here

and for their own website go here

Fink & 59 Productions present ‘Perfect Darkness’ Live

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , on July 21, 2011 by Nabil

Fink, who are now to be regarded as a band, rather than Fin Greenall with other blokes backing him, are preparing their upcoming tour in conjunction with 59 Productions. they want their audience to experience something new. here’s a little feature explaining . . .

check out when Fink is playing here

and for more on 59 Productions go here

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