Saturday, May 30, 2009


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Blue Mink - The Best Of Blue Mink 1993

Posted: 30 May 2009 01:27 PM PDT

This next one will cover a mutlitude of sins for most of y'all. Especially those who appreciated the the FIRSTS posts I made of them recently. Their stuff is very rare and very hard to get a full album by "Blue Mink", so I offer up "The Best Of..." in the mean time to keep y'all out of mischief for a while anyway. Enjoy this fine band folks. And again grab this compilation here FIRST. 01. Melting

VA - The British Invasion: The History Of British Rock Volume 03

Posted: 30 May 2009 11:15 AM PDT

Here is "Volume 03" in the "The British Invasion: The History Of British Rock" series good people. A big thanks to Newman for suggesting this set folks. And enjoy. Part 1 Part 2

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Pretty Lights offer double album for free

Posted: 30 May 2009 01:38 PM PDT

Superchunk to release "Crossed Wires" single

Posted: 30 May 2009 11:18 AM PDT

Placebo: "Battle for the Sun" album review

Posted: 30 May 2009 07:02 AM PDT

The Rest: "Phonetically, Phonetically" MP3

Posted: 30 May 2009 05:55 AM PDT

Mat Kearney: "City of Black & White" album review

Posted: 29 May 2009 10:26 PM PDT

Whatever happened to: Afroman?

Posted: 29 May 2009 09:36 PM PDT


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Method Man & Redman - Blackout 2

Posted: 30 May 2009 08:00 AM PDT

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mrBIGGS24 has a song recommendation for you

Posted: 30 May 2009 12:21 AM PDT

Check out this song: 'ready for the world' by HOTBEATSONLINE.

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Hildegurls – Electric Ordo Virtutum (Innova)

Posted: 30 May 2009 04:23 AM PDT

Contemporary interest in the work of Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179) has been considerable and there are a number of faithful renditions of her considerable surviving compositions generally available. Whether the interest is a result of feminist scholarship or a late 20th Century resurgence in mysticism is moot. This 2009 release is a recording of a 1998 New York production by the Hildegurls; a group comprising of Lisa Bielawa, Eve Belgarian, Kitty Brazelton, Elaine Kaplinsky and directed by Grethe Barrett Holby.

The clear distinction with this production is the utilisation of electronic manipulation: in the Prologue the use of an electronic drone consisting of prolonged samples of a refrain. Multitracking of vocals to create chorus, use of a harmoniser to create a vocal counterpoint effect and digital sound processing to reproduce organum effects. Sampling is heavily utalised especially in the sections pertaining to dialogue delivered by the devil which is effectively constructed as a profoundly disturbing and confusing sound event. In act 2 tape is used to create vocal harmonies of 12 singular virtues with the live chorus of virtues and in act 3 different aspects of the soul are represented in acoustic samples of instruments. Besides all the allegorical use of sound devices to construct this morality play, Elaine Kaplinsky plays keyboards, Kitty Brazelton electric guitar and various percussion instruments are utalised.

Composition of this work into a vibrant and complex event, which conveys the essential ecstatic struggle and eventual triumph of the soul with satan, rests with Grethe Barrett Holby. Having founded American Opera Projects and been a prominent in modern opera in America for over 25 years, she is also a choreographer, director, performer and adaptor of operatic works. It is an intricate an innovative approach to the work of Hildegard Von Bingen, when many approaches have tended towards replication, Electric Ordo Virtutum explores with a specifically technological approach and radically reworks the form while remaining true to the essential characteristics of the works portent.


Between Interval – The Edge Of A Fairytale (Spotted Peccary)

Posted: 30 May 2009 04:23 AM PDT

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Swedish ambient producer Stefan Strand first started experimenting with electronic sounds in his teens, initially inspired by video game soundtracks and the likes of Jarre and Pink Floyd, before going on to self-release his debut album as Between Interval ‘Radio Silence’ in 2003. Since then, he’s released two subsequent albums through California-based label Spotted Peccary, and this fourth album ‘The Edge Of A Fairytale’ represents his first new material since 2006’s ‘Autumn Continent.’ In this case, this latest collection takes its title from Strand’s overriding conceptual theme of life existing "on the edge of a fairytale – between the known and unknown", something that’s reflected in mythologically fixated track titles like ‘Minotaur’s Lair’, ‘Atlantis Lost’ and ‘Eden In Shadows.’ Opening track ‘Delta Capricorni’ offers a pretty good indication as to to the sorts of deep ambient atmospheres to be found amongst the eleven tracks here, opening proceedings with sorts of vast synth pads, harmonic sweeps and deep, ominous bass drones you’d associate with Tangerine Dream or ‘Baraka’s Michael Stearns – indeed, it’s practically begging to be accompanied with some time-lapse video footage of desert clouds. ‘The Great Void’ sees some darker, more ominous tones edging into proceedings as whirring textures creep in alongside mournful, minor key washes of synths, but in many senses Strand never really allows the darkness to completely take over here, preferring instead to focus on a mood that’s more awed than really menacing – something that’s nicely reflected in the creeping bass synth pulse and cosmic-sounding synth washes of ‘Minotaur’s Lair.’ All things considered, ‘The Edge Of A Fairytale’ is beautifully produced stuff that while it perhaps doesn’t really offer any new, unexpected angles on the ambient genre certainly shows Strand successfully conjuring immersive atmospheres over its one hour running length. That said however, the adherence to the same sorts of elements means that there’s often little to distinguish individual tracks here, and a slight sense of repetition creeps in here at points.

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Katie Melua Live at Club Passim - The Photos

Posted: 29 May 2009 07:18 PM PDT

Katie MeluaAs promised, here are some of the pictures from the intimate Katie Melua gig in Cambridge, MA this past Wednesday. Such a good show! Katie was brilliant, funny, and beautiful. So glad I got a chance to see her live. My only regret is that I wish I knew how to take better flash-less photos. I need to get a little stand for my digital camera or something.

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New Jordin Sparks Promotional Photo & Paradiso Girls Video Leak

Posted: 29 May 2009 06:30 PM PDT

Jordin SparksA couple of other little blurbs...saw a new photo of Jordin Sparks pop up on The Prophet. It looks like it's been tagged as an exclusive from and apparently is part of a new batch of promotional photos for her upcoming new album. Whatever this photo is from - it's undeniable. Jordin looks fabulous!

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Paradiso Girls
Another fun bit I found on The Prophet was the leaked Paradiso Girls video for "Patron Tequila" featuring Lil Jon & Eve. It's a fun video! Apparently it's out in a couple of weeks on iTunes. I'd get this one for my iPod as well. The girls look great and I still am feeling this song. I do agree with Prophet that the choreography is lacking in this video. Perhaps they'll show us what sort of moves they got in the next video.

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Lady Gaga - Paparazzi Cover Art Revealed

Posted: 29 May 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Lady Gaga - PaparazziOfficial Cover art via Coverlandia

I don't know if I should be offended when I watch the new Lady Gaga video for "Paparazzi" or love it. I think I love it because I love EVERYTHING Gaga. She looks amazing. The almost 8 minute-long video has a bit too much of a storyline, but I guess that's what makes it different. Perez Hilton calls it epic and I'm inclined to agree. I'm on the Ebay-hunt for upcoming remixes by Moto Blanco, Filthy Dukes, Stuart Price and more. Gaga delivers once again. Oh, and the Lady G has taken to Twitter, telling off those "motherf***ers" who keep leaking her videos. I'll definitely buy this on when it comes out on iTunes and you all should too!

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