Tuesday, May 18, 2010

[gig reviews] Upcoming videos

Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, many things haven't been posted around this blog. These were some of the gigs I attended the last 2 months.
I'll try posting up some videos of the following gigs:
-The Sticks live at The Lounge, Lisbon;
-Sonic Youth live at Coliseu, Lisbon;
-Zeni Geva live at Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon;

Thursday, May 13, 2010

William Basinski "The Garden of Brokenness"

You have to listen to this album in certain conditions to give it the value it deserves. This isn't William Basinski's expected music, too: because it shows a struggle of peculiar noise that the reader can hear in the background and the same time a melancholic piano filling the environment with its own notes. It's kind of strange. It gives you desolation.
I got into William Basinski some months ago because of this blog, called Zepelim. They mentioned sometimes one or two Basinski musical pieces and I was curious and downloaded right away some of his music. "The Garden of Brokenness" must of been the first link I've clicked and it's funny since this isn't a typical tune made by this artist. Afterwards, I got hearing some "Disintegration Loops"... They sure have a beautiful story behind their birth. To a common person it may seem that Basinski's work is monochordic, repetitive and boring: to the reader who likes to care about what his trully hearing, this music is filled with details, refracted sounds, that enable a cloud of thoughts around one's head.

The tracklist is:
The Garden of Brokenness (49minutes;47seconds)

Get it here via MegaUpload.

I couldn't find any excerpt of this piece, but I'll put one of a great record: "Vivian & Ondine":

Mixtape by Jesus Avec Pas Des Pantalons

Witch house is an emerging genre. In fact, it was created around 2009. According to my perspective, this genre is like a new hype thing, that manages to make sense of all these new visual: collages, triangles, "neosurrealism"...
It's like the hypnagogic pop term that David Keenan invented sort of gone into a manic depression or bipolar disorder state. Actually, there are other synonyms of witch house that can be seen as arguments to justify my previous sentence: "occult house" and "gothic chillwave".
However, the music itself is original in its own means: slow, dark, electronic, filled with little details, sometimes lo-fi, sometimes awkward...

This blog, Jesus Avec Pas Des Pantalons did a great job and compiled this mixtape just for all new contemporary music fans (or whatever you want to call to these exquisite sounds).
The playlist is the following:
1. SALEM – Whenusleep (2:25)
2. oOoOO – EGYPTYNLVR (2:40)
3. White Ring – IxC999 (5:07)
4. RAW MOANS – rose bath (demo) (2:53)
5. SLEEP ∞ OVER – Your world is night (4:21)
6. Modern Witch – Not The Only One (4:37)
7. CREEP – HOT SHIT RMX (2:54)
8. yusuf b – shakespearsgone (1:22)
9. Diamond Black Hearted Boy – New World Order (3:36)
10. Mater Suspiria Vision – Exorcism of the hippies (3:42)
11. White Ring – Faded (3:37)
12. Modern Witch – Chalice (2:29)
13. oOoOO – PCKRFCRMX (2:02)
14. dir†ypride – sOme†hiNgiN†heway(cObain) (4:45)
15. ///▲▲▲\\\ – tetanus wine (3:44)
16. Balam Acab – Big Boy (4:27)

My favourite song around here is, for sure, dir†ypride – sOme†hiNgiN†heway(cObain): what a great cover this is.

Below is SALEM's "Piggyhog":

Sunday, May 9, 2010

[upcoming bands] Battle Bossanova

Hailing directly from Denmark, this newborn garage band entitled Battle Bossanova seem cliché: guitars wabbling through the air, oooo' chants along the vocals and catchy rhythms. They aren't this standard. If they were, I didn't select them too.
They've released one cassette, like this image points. Still haven't heard it... I just got the opportunity to hear their songs on their myspace and they're worth it.
If you live in Denmardk be aware:
May 27 2010 9:00P
Drone Bar Kbh N, DK
Jun 17 2010 9:00P
Loppen - Ganglians (us) support Battle Bossanova Christiania, Hovedstade, DK

Directly copy-pasted from myspace, here are their current upcoming gigs- they promise.

Here it is their myspace.

[gig announcements] Os Passos em Volta at Groovie Records

This next Saturday, this is 15th of March 2010, the portuguese band Os Passos em Volta are performing for free at Groovie Records (located in Escadinhas do Duque, near Rua da Oliveira and Largo do Carmo).
Courtesy of Serotonin Sounds (including the flyer).
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