Entries in MUSIC (12)
Musician and Surrealist-Shapeshifter, Mark Linkous takes his life last night. We wish him well on his journey and look for him among the Stars. Mark's music has always taken one to an opiate hazed dream world, with slowed down bouyance, and lustful deep longing. A staunch collaborator, who recently gave us Dark Night of the Soul, with David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Iggy Pop, Nina Presson, Julian Casablancas (among others) still awaits a physical release due to contractual calamity. Linkous has long collaborated with dark stars, such as Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, the Flaming lips and Suzanne Vega. Word has it, he has left us with a nearly completed album. Sleep well...
R.I.P Mark Linkous
Long time lover, first time caller here.
The GORILLAZ are set to release their third LP Plastic Beach, and we are trans-vexxed. This mega-mélange, virtual band has been kicking hard since the close of the last millenia and their new album is certain to continue the blows.
Mainstay frontman, Damon Albarn, with his signature brit-pop gold has reeled from the deep music seas the likes of Snoop Dog, Mos Def, Bobby Womack, Lou Reed, Mick Jones and De la Soul - guaranteeing a trove of solid gold.
PSSSSSSSST! Flip those visors up space rangers, and peep this. Our full spectrum friend from the left coast, Johnny Polygon, serves another "panty dropper" hit. Pick it up.......
Greetings Cadets, we have just received word from our good friends at REVERSAL FILMS that Director Nathan Christ is being spotlighted at NOISE POP in San Francisco, February 24th at the legendary Roxie Theater.
Nathan Christ’s directorial debut is a cultural portrait of the modern American city examined through the lyrics and lens of its creative class.
To all of you San Franians.....Tell your friends! Buy tickets! This is going to be epic.
PEEP the trailer for the latest and greatest upcoming work from Reversal............
Descending upon NYC in a gust of glittery beats, runway-ready Canadian electro-glam band, Fritz Helder and the Phantoms have arrived to thrust us into the lion-jaws of March. Premiering a cache of heel breaking, bodice bursting chansons, New Yorkers will become Fritz's lab bunnies; applying his unique brand of aural cosmetics to our hungry ears. Tonight, they headline Greenpoint's GERMS @ Europa, with special guest host, THETWENTYTEN.
This once in a lifetime combination promises a night of dark grandeur, blissful oblivion, and outer borough borscht. In Lieu of fashion weeks closure, and early evening lubrication, check out one of WCIP's favored tracks.
Music and gaming are having a lovechild, and the california king with ultra plush mattress topper where it's all playing out is the iPhone.
From techno-blog 9TO5MAC:
"Tapulous has launched its latest iPhone/iPod touch gaming title, this time teaming up with the Black Eyed Peas (Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling, and Meet Me Halfway) to introduce Riddim Ribbon. Downloadable levels from Tiësto, Benny Benassi and others are also promised.
Described as a music racing game. As the song plays your job is to keep your ball on an infinite yellow rubbon, tilting your iPhone back and forth to keep it on the level. The iPhone’s accelerometer senses which way you are tilting the device and translates that into twisting controls for the ribbon racing.
“Each fork in the ribbon presents a new direction for you to take the mix of the song. Jump the ramps to reach upper levels, where wild audio effects kick in and the sound becomes more uniquely yours. Roll over pebbles and hit targets to maintain your speed through the checkpoints, but watch out for beat-dropping obstacles - you’ll need to flick your phone to jump over them! If you veer off the target line too long, instruments start fading, the music slows down, and the track falls apart. Then you’ll certainly lose the crowd, which is a DJ’s worst nightmare. The better you play the game, the better the song sounds!”
WCIP's non-profit endeavor, A Louder Future, strongly believes in the importance of music creation in the hands of our youth. The joy of competition and the instant stimulation of technology are keeping that dream alive.
Say hello to an entire new generation of proto-DJs, indie producers, and bedroom beatmakers.