Late last year a friend rang up in the middle of the night (well that’s what it seemed like) and played some music down the phone and asked me “who the hell is this”. The answer turned out to be Rafael Anton Irisarri’s album “Daydreaming“. I hadn’t heard of him then (that took an hour [...]
Archive for the ‘Ambient’ Category
It’s Saturday night and I have been listening to Crux, Emmalee Crane’s debut album. It seems to inhabit the same sort of place that Rafael Anton Irassari is occupying. A curious mix of textural washes, real instruments, circuit bent electronics, found sounds and a ton of imagination. It is helping me lose my birthday blues. [...]
I was over at Amie Street and stumbled across Tim Hecker, it’s time for some “hard listening” folks. So you wont walk away humming the tune today, just warning you up front.
Tim Hecker is an electronic/ambient artist based in Montreal, Canada. He mad a name for himself as Jetone creating techno/dance music, but his ambient works have garnered him a heap more interest.
I first ran into Lindsay Buckland years ago when he was busking here in Melbourne, his music would stop me cold every time and more than once I was late for a meeting or would miss the tram because of him.
Lindsay plays dulcimer and we aren’t talking simple folk accompaniments here (altough I am sure he can do them brilliantly. No siree, we are talking electric, amplified, signal processed, digitally looped and spat out dulcimer. And it’s brilliant.
Arborea is Shanti Curran and Buck Curran. Shanti Curran provides lead vocals, banjo, harmonium, ukulele, sawing fiddle, and hammered dulcimer and Buck Curran provides, vocals, guitar, slide guitar and sawing fiddle. They both write arrange and produce. Now I know most of you saw the word banjo, freaked out and were loath to continue BUT [...]
So back when I was a lot younger , I used to go and watch movies about surfing. There was something about the visuals, the music and the whole “pushing the envelope” attitude the surfers I had thaat was seriously attractive. This was also back in the days when you could smoke in theatres. I [...]
Jools pointed out that the YouTube meme “The Machine is Us/ing Us” has been updated. Fortunately the music is untouched. The music from this video is by Deus who I believe is from the Ivory Coast. I can’t really tell you much about him, but I can tell you that it’s damn fine music. Head [...]