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I recently made my picks for the best albums and songs of 2011--see them below along with selected links to some of my articles, photos and videos of these artists. 1. Chris Bathgate - Salt Year 2. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues 3.
Posted on 06 August 2011. Tags: d.i.y. , EIY , gardening , KickStarter , music , news , not architecture , recording , Sarah Saturday , solo Gardening, Not Architecture is a DIY/EIY solo recording project started by Sarah Saturday in 2003 in Baraboo, WI. The first official release under the “Gardening, Not Architecture” project name was a four-song EP in 2007, entitled “The First EP,” which was available for free on the G,NA website and in a limited run of 49 CDs in hand-sewn, numbered/signed paper sleeves. In 2009, Sarah completed her first tour as G,NA: 19 self-booked shows in 21 days on the west coast.
, a place to incubate your musical ideas until you're ready to go public with them. A few of the challenges (aka features) of music.mefi are that -- 1. Any song you post is de facto public.
Rosicrucianism is a generic term referring to studies or membership within a philosophical secret society said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz . It holds a doctrine or theology "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm." [ 1 ] Rosicrucianism is symbolized by the Rosy Cross . Between 1607 and 1616, two anonymous manifestos were published, first in Germany and later throughout Europe. [ 2 ] These were Fama Fraternitatis RC (The Fame of the Brotherhood of RC) and Confessio Fraternitatis (The Confession of the Brotherhood of RC). The influence of these documents, presenting a "most laudable Order" of mystic-philosopher-doctors and promoting a "Universal Reformation of Mankind", gave rise to an enthusiasm called by its historian Dame Frances Yates the "Rosicrucian Enlightenment". [ 3 ]
Éric Alfred Leslie Satie ( pronounced: [eʁik sati] ) (signed his name Erik Satie after 1884) (17 May 1866, Honfleur – 1 July 1925, Paris ) was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde . His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism , repetitive music , and the Theatre of the Absurd . [ 1 ] An eccentric, [ 2 ] Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies .
For the Ancient Greek festival and dance, see Gymnopaedia . The Gymnopédies , published in Paris starting in 1888, are three piano compositions written by French composer and pianist Erik Satie . These short, atmospheric pieces are written in 3/4 time, with each sharing a common theme and structure. Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as an important precursor to modern ambient music [ 1 ] — gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. [ citation needed ] For instance, the first few bars of Gymnopédie No. 1 consist of an alternating progression of two major seventh chords, the first on the subdominant, G, and the second on the tonic, D. The melodies of the pieces use deliberate, but mild, dissonances against the harmony, producing a piquant, melancholy effect that matches the performance instructions, which are to play each piece "painfully", "sadly" or "gravely". [ 2 ]
Review Summary: Space Is Only Noise: A 2011 Odyssey. 10 of 11 thought this review was well written Outer space, a vast black sea; the idea of it tantalizes the comfortable complacency in which we all reside. It is so massive that the physicists of our world can only speculate as to how large the universe actually is.
Nicolas Jaar: "I Got a Woman" Nicolas Jaar is a New York-based 21-year-old who does a lot of things that young dance producers do-- plays shows in clubs around the world, remixes dance artists , runs a small record label called Clown and Sunset -- but he doesn't really make dance music. Born to artistic parents, Jaar listened to everything from minimal techno producer Ricardo Villalobos to hip-hop mastermind Madlib to Portuguese fado music, Ethiopian jazz, and Pink Floyd while growing up in Chile and NYC. And on debut full-length Space Is Only Noise , coming February 14 on Circus Company , he works a lush, meditative style that depends more on silence than on beats-- check out highlight "I Got a Woman" above for proof. Pianos, guitars, and voices blur into electronics, all of it melting into a soft, drifting haze somewhere between Air and Portishead. It's a deeply relaxing, satisfying piece of work from someone seemingly way too young to be making music this mature.
Photo by Will Westbrook Back in September, we reported the (literally) mind-boggling news that Apples in Stereo frontman Robert Schneider had invented a new instrument , the Teletron, that you basically play with your mind. (Or, in Schneider's own words, it's "a circuit-bent Mattel MindFlex toy that enables you to play a Moog synthesizer by varying your thoughts.") Last week, Schneider debuted an original Teletron composition written by Neutral Milk Hotel mastermind and notable recluse Jeff Mangum . (Thanks to James Hindle for the tip.) In a statement, Schneider explained that he and noise musician Robert Beatty (Hair Police, Three Legged Race, Ulysses) performed Mangum's Teletron piece with Duke University's Dr.
The Album Leaf is the solo project of Jimmy LaValle, a San Diego-based songwriter who began recording solo material one year after forming the post-rock band Tristeza. Inspired by a number of genres -- classical, jazz, and post-rock among them -- LaValle constructed his own songs in a similarly eclectic manner, utilizing everything from ambient noise to field recordings to radio transmissions. An Orchestrated Rise to Fall introduced the resulting sound in 1999. An EP (In an Off White Room) preceded the release of LaValle's second full-length album, One Day I'll Be on Time, which was released by Tiger Style in March 2001.
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The original liner notes of the full LP : The music in this collection constitutes a series of tonal pictures with new sound variations and new tempo variations. The composer, and primary performer, is the tall, bearded musician, familiar to Manhattanites, by the name of Moondog. Although some of the melodies, and some of the tempi, are immediately congenial, their full flavor comes out on repeated listenings.
The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, produced 1980–1984 The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (a.k.a. the "808") was one of the first programmable drum machines ("TR" serving as an initialism for Transistor Rhythm ). Introduced by the Roland Corporation in early 1980, it was originally manufactured for use as a tool for studio musicians to create demos . Like earlier Roland drum machines, it does not sound very much like a real drum kit. Indeed, because the TR-808 was released a few months after the Linn LM-1 (the first drum machine to use digital samples), professionals generally considered its sound inferior to sampling drum machines; a 1982 Keyboard Magazine review of the LinnDrum indirectly referred to the TR-808 as sounding like marching anteaters . However, the TR-808 cost US$1,195 upon its release, which was considerably more affordable than the US$5,000 LM-1.
Andrea Parker is a British electronic music producer , record label proprietor and DJ from Yalding , Kent . Despite having a background in cello playing, Parker was heavily influenced by electronic pioneers such as Art Of Noise and Jean Michel Jarre . [ 1 ] She formed the group Inky Blacknuss with producers Alex Knight and Ian Tregoning in 1993 for Andrew Weatherall 's Sabrettes label , before signing to hip hop label Mo' Wax for her solo output, releasing her debut album Kiss My Arp (a reference to the vintage ARP synthesisers ) in 1999. Electronic music producer David Morley was an important part of her musical output as co-writer and almost all her studio work took place in his studio in Germany (now Belgium).