Wait for it….. :) <3
Wait for it….. :) <3
Now that’s a single :)
Secondhand Surehots (2007) - 30min.
About 5 years ago Dublab made this nice little short “Secondhand Sureshots”, which took us neatly behind the scene of some kick-ass L.A “composers”: Daedelus, J Rocc, Ras G and Nobody. The whole point was to show you, exactly how things got done. How time would be spent hunting for vinyl, taking it home mashing it up, re-sampling the wonkers out of it all, making something new. Making it yours!. It’s an intensely fascinating docu that did create a minor stirr of it’s own. The whole project went onto a dvd, some secondhand vinyl covers and so forth. A brilliant project. Favorite parts are the Alfred of Daedelus clips (search for him on Youtube and you will know why). Enjoy!
Here’s some pics of the vinyls that came out of it. Gorgeous looking things huh? Wauv. Inspiring stuff right there. (Pictures courtesy of Dublab)
The New Sound Of Music (1979) - 49min.
A 1979 BBC documentary about avant-garde music-making technology. On the brink of a new dawn boasting dangerous synths and computers. Yes, Classical musicians/composers and dumb politicians feared the worse: Someone could come and smash, steal and ridicule their current efforts and understanding of what “real” music was. It’s a documentary that in many ways shows a totally idiotic picture on our apparently not so “intelligent” species, how they acted and perceived music/art merely 30 years ago. A great match for the Secondhand Sureshots film. Ahhh… 70’s you were such a doof. :) (Chapters continue on Youtube)
Another State Of Mind (1982) - 1 Hour and 19min.
The adventures (and misadventures) of two punk bands Social Distortion and Youth Brigade, as they embark on their first American tour. Along the way they meet up with another progressive punk band, Minor Threat, whom they hang out with at the Dischord house for about a week near the end of their ill-fated tour. A hilarious, wonky, weird and ofcourse very 80’s film.
Untill next portion. )
A Pennsylvanian by birth, Keith Kenniff is an honors graduate of Boston’s esteemed Berklee College of Music, best known as the brains behind dulcet ambient/electronic practitioner Helios and the fingers on the ivories of post-classical piano minimalist music as Goldmund (the latter’s music once described by no less an authority than Ryuichi Sakamoto as “…so, so, so beautiful…”). Together with his wife Hollie, Keith also records as Mint Julep, and the two released their debut album “Save Your Season” which NME coined as “Unquestionably Beautiful”. A succession of albums under those aliases has made Kenniff the darling of discerning critics and his music has also been widely used in film, television and advertising. He’s a one man powerhouse of everything pretty much just plain awesome, but not just that. He obviously understands certain things, he can make stuff swirl, twirl and vibrate in a certain way not many can. And… best of all, he made the latest of his albums free to download. :)
True… stuff like this is seldom free, but… sometimes… only sometimes… they are. (Thank you Keith, you’re awesome). As he states on his page: “I have been very fortunate to receive support from lovely fans over the years, and so “Moeity” is my gift to you. Below are also downloads of selected tracks and mixes from my other projects. Donations are appreciated, but not mandatory – enjoy.”. So… go get it while you can. Youre tired eyes will love you for it.
John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest-serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004. He was known for his eclectic taste in music and his honest and warm broadcasting style. He was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock records on British radio, and he is widely acknowledged for promoting artists working in various genres, including pop, reggae, indie pop, indie rock, alternative rock, punk, hardcore punk, breakcore, grindcore,death metal, British hip hop, electronic music and dance music……
We can quote Wikipedia all we want, but the matter of the fact is, that this guy changed radio and the way people think about radio (and most music). Radio today (yes today as well) is utter shit and most radio-presenters really do not care about much… oh that’s not true… 90’s hits i guess they care about alot, especially in Denmark. John Peel was an amazing man who instinctively dared to challenge and shock, surprise and make sure to keep your sad soul alive. He didn’t just play repetitive elevator music in order to try soothe the pain of the daily grind while passively sticking it to the man. No….. and you sir, should not have gone thru life not knowing about him or having listened to his show. So, get on that! Stat!
Was looking around the inter-webs for some interesting snippets to post, when we quite randomly came along this nice little pearl, only 10 days old. Website Electronic Beats does some very nice video features called “Slices”, following various musicians within the electronic music scene…. hence the naaaame ;). This time though, a wonderful little slice of our favorite British duo ISAN, which consists of 2 very inspiring people: Robin and Antony. :) Not only have ISAN done tons of good albums, they’re also incredibly humble, nice and amazing people to witness in person. Don’t you think? Well… watch this!.
Anyhooo… spinning on…. In case you didn’t know, they did an amazing remix for our favorite Italian avant-dorksters Valerian Swing, which is on a 7” included on the "A Sailor Lost Around The Earth" LP we released a bit more than a year ago. It’s such an amazing track… still don’t know how they pulled it offff… Broken glass and everything…. but they did. And… in case you never heard it. You can listen it right here or go to our bandcamp and download it!. The track will be free to download all thru September. :)
So, whether you’re looking out the window enjoying the sun, listening to ISAN, or sitting in the livingroom drinking tea (waiting for Town Portal)… or… Just chilling on the internet with some beautiful cyber-Brits? It’s all good!. Life can be pretty amazing like that, right?
"…and why would you wanna pay 22.50$, in a strip mall for a fucking J-Lo record! That’s crime!." :)
"Record sales in the millions" ;)
All roads lead to “Chronopoly”! And… One of them would be our newly updated Bandcamp, which reveals not only the full tracklist, but also the free download of that deliciously deceitful tune “Uncle Genie”. Grab it, play it, toss it around like a madman if you wanna. But, be sure to check back, cause we cannot emphasize this enough: You only heard 1/8 of it ;) :) http://subsuburban.bandcamp.com/releases
Second time around, we wanna take you around some more culturally (more or less) fixated music doc’s that you absolutely have to see. Some of you probably already have, but chances are that many of you haven’t, so… Dig in!
Good Copy Bad Copy (2007) 59 min. Danish (Yet strongly focused on Sweden) music documentary about more than just copyrights, but mainly about copyrights. Featuring Girl Talk, Danger Mouse and more. Directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen and Henrik Moltke.
Lucky People Center Internation (1998). An absolutely amazingly odd film by Swedish superhero director Johan Soderberg, whom over the years also has done such films like: Surplus (2003), Tokyo Noise (2002) and the The Planet (2006). It’s essentially a film about the rhythm of nationality, globalization and our planet. This is just a clip, the whole things is out there somewhere, but you already know how to find it. ;)
Refused Are Fucking Dead (2006). (Speaking of Sweden) A beautiful and poetic docu about a band, who’s individual dreams and collective ideals collides in a single moment that changes their lives in more than several ways. And… Hey, what better time to catch up on this, since we just went thru the whole re-union shabam this year. Yes! They are back together. Whether that’s good or bad….. doesn’t change the fact that this film is a very powerful thing. The film is on youtube, yet without subtitles, so searching for it is a must.
To be continued……
The future ain’t what it used to be ;)
It’s funny cuz it’s true ;)
Yup, it had to happen some day. Apartment housing for birs. Very very awesome stuff. Check this out over at Inhabitat. (Click image for more)
American metal mag Decibel Magazine just broke the big news with the exclusive premiere on the new Valerian Swing video, for the track Pleng. “Oddball Video Complements Oddball Band”???? You bet yyyya! Here you go!!!!! But oh… don’t forget to read up on what they have to say about it all, right here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com Yummiiiieee!!!!
And… Best of all, there’s a magnificent little making of video aswell. Nothing lige grown men with big beards dressing up as cute little animals. :)
These are the solid dates, be sure check up on the SXSW updates or check Time Columns and Valerian Swing’s designated facebook profiles. Bound to be updates over there aswell. Hope to see some of you out there. :)
6th - Lehigh Valley PA @ WXLV Radio 90.3 (noon -3pm)
9th - Baltimore - NOVO Festival @ Windup Space.
11th - Richmond VA @ Strange Matter
13th - New Orleans LA - Neutral Grounds.
14th - Austin TX - SXSW @ Hostel International BBBBQ (RSVP)
15th - Austin TX - SXSW @ TBA.
16th - Austin TX - SXSW @ Molotov Lounge (STPP Showcase)
17th - Austin TX - SXSW @ Club 1808 *NEW*
18th - Tulsa OK @ Crystal Pistol
20th - Nashville TN @ The Muse.
22nd - Columbus OH @ Kobo.
23rd - Tyrone PA @ We Live in New York and LA Art Space.