Friday, May 27, 2011
Samiyam's self titled debut album 'Sam Baker's Album' is one of the most anticipated releases this year for those interested in hip hop/electronic funk. Samiyam serves out 40 minutes of woozy, intricate, and heartfelt beats in what is his best work yet.
Out on the 27th of June 2011 under Brainfeeder.
Check out this album sampler.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
In an essay titled "Metamorphoses of Musical Form", Ligeti developed the concept of musical "permeability" according to which a musical structure is "permeable" if it allows a free choice of intervals and "impermeable" if not. Ligeti here considers Palestrina’s music as having "perhaps the lowest degree of permeability" because its handling of consonance and dissonance was the most sensitively defined of all historical styles. Ligeti saw permeability and impermeability of groups, structures, and textures in serial music as substitutes for the form-shaping function of melodic lines, motifs, and harmonies in older styles. Some textures could be layered and juxtaposed; some musical structures will mix with others seamlessly, while other structures will stand out. 'Atmospheres' exemplifies much of Ligeti's theory suspending harmony in favor of sustained sounds. The piece opens with a "fully chromatic cluster covering more than five octaves, held by strings and soft woodwinds", out of which various groups of instruments drop out successively, followed by various "strands of sonic fabric" reenter the composition, first white notes then black notes along with shifts in timbre and duration of notes which drive the piece forward. Consequently,
The whole piece is a study in what Ligeti's essay had called the "permeability" of musical structures, how some will mix with a great many others, some stand always apart; it is also a demonstration of what can be achieved when all the usual regulators, being so finely tuned at the time by other composers, are left open.
Ligeti noted that Atmosphères had a polyphonic structure, but one organized by his own rules. The polyphonic structure, he stated, cannot be heard by the listener, but remains "underwater", hidden from the listener.
Friday, May 20, 2011
The new waves being felt from Alpha Pup Records, who have released or distributed for a swag of talent including: NoCanDo, Shlohmo, Nosaj Thing and many others, is Co. Fee. Co. Fee's recent LP release, 'Easy Listening' is something I think you should make apart of your collection.
Co. Fee - Kali  from analoguerevolver on Vimeo.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
From Bruxelles to Vilnius. from Vlek Records on Vimeo.
French director Emile Sacré followed Squeaky Lobster and Cupp Cave around when they went to Satta Bar for a Vlek showcase earlier this year. Here is the 9 minutes result: a brilliantly conducted video report that takes you from Brussels to (very) cold Vilnius, Lithuania.
Vlek Records is a Brussels-based music label. The next release is Cupp Cave's DICE POOL EP (june 13, 2011).
Listen & Pre-Order Here: vlekrecords.bandcamp.com/
More info about the label on vlek.tumblr.com.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Space Is the Place is an 82-minute film made in 1972 and released in 1974. It was produced by Jim Newman, directed by John Coney, written by Sun Ra, Joshua Smith and features Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Asoundtrack for the film was released on Evidence Records. Watch it here