Apr 15, 2015
來自倫敦的女唱作人Cornelia 找來了 Portico (Quartet)、Dark Sky、Bonobo、Kwes 以及 Scratcha DVA 等多組英國本地重要的音樂單位合作的首張專輯「Balun」即將會在今年的6月15號透過Camp Mozart廠牌發行。
On 15th June 2015 musical bright spark Cornelia releases her powerfully enchanting, intelligent pop-filled debut album ‘Balun’ on Camp Mozart records. In addition to a standard digital release, ‘Balun’ is available as a limited edition audio poster, which marks the first step in a series of technological musical endeavours, brought to you by Cornelia in collaboration with Novalia.
Cornelia’s sweet, spectral vocals plus subtle flourishes of grime, bass, IDM, ambient and synth adorn eerily beautiful songs, which although pop savvy possess a level of gravitas and proper sonic depth.
Following a fruitful two years writing, recording and touring with the likes of Portico (Quartet), Dark Sky, Bonobo, Kwes and Scratcha DVA, ‘Balun’ marks the movement of Cornelia’s full focus to the solo artist limelight. On the album, Cornelia ruminates:
“I wrote ‘Balun’ on the brink of a big change in my life - moving to the UK. I felt I was at the edge of a border, both physically and mentally, having to relearn basic things like language, culture and conventions. I had a new story to tell.
I started to shift my mindset by reaching down into a bag of tunes I had written since I started my transition from Sweden to the UK. I grabbed a fistful of them; some I had produced on my laptop and some I had simply sung into the voice recorder on my phone.
Because of the different platforms I recorded them on, I decided I needed another pair of ears, so I took refuge in Bristol with drummer and engineer Greg Freeman who I met working Portico’s album. Together we finalised a sound based on synthesisers, live drums and intimate vocals. We recorded in kitchens, bedrooms, hallways and churches.”
Cornelia Dahlgren’s formative years in Sweden were spent making songs, singing in choirs and playing in bands to the backdrop of Öland’s magnificent landscapes. She participated in the first season of Swedish Idol, but dropped out in the final stages upon deciding the manufactured approach wasn’t for her, helped in part from some sound advice from Robyn. As a result she founded the label Camp Mozart and began crafting esoteric and elemental sounds.
Cornelia debuted with the colourful ‘Capsule’ EP before close friend Jamie Woon persuaded her to move to London, following which she released two EPs called ‘By The Fire’/’Now & Hereafter’ and ‘Aquarius Dreams’.
Another single ‘Stormy Weather’ was released on Exceptional Records and that period also saw inspired collaborations with two widely-acclaimed artists - Portico Quartet and Rinse FM’s Scratcha DVA.
The song ‘Steepless’ was written by Cornelia and Portico Quartet in close dialogue and was released on their third, self-titled album.
‘Pretty Ugly’, written and produced by Scratcha DVA and Cornelia, became the title track of his album on Hyperdub, which Mary Anne Hobbs called “a beautiful track with a dazzling sound”.
Cornelia and Bonobo wrote ‘Pieces’ together for his album ‘The North Borders’ and she sang at several of his shows, including a huge concert at Alexandra Palace, to 11,000 rapturous fans.
She then hooked-up with Dark Sky, where she had three songs on their ‘Imagin’ album for Modeselektor’s Monkeytown records.
Following so much fruitful collaboration, combined with her interest in creative technology, it’s unsurprising that Cornelia should combine these elements for her latest project. About a year ago Dr Kate Stone from Novalia invited Cornelia to her office in Cambridge, after Cornelia sent Kate a fan mail about her TED Talk. They quickly made friends.
Together with Novalia, Cornelia has made a printed album poster, using technology enabled by integration of conductive ink, capacitive touch and conventional electronics to provide a musical experience in a new format, combining science, design and music; when touched the poster plays the songs of the album through a built in speaker and includes buttons for volume up and down.
“As a technology company, we have loved working with Cornelia to create beautiful interactive LP posters that use our process in this way”, says Dr Stone. “We’ve enjoyed creating a project together which puts music back into a beautiful, physical object that can be kept and treasured.”
This poster is the first step in a series of innovative musical presentations that Cornelia and Novalia are developing together, including a midi controller project for live stage.
Using the same technology as the ‘Balun’ poster, their printed MIDI is a combination of printed capacitive touch, MIDI processing and Bluetooth Smart. Cornelia has been helping them beta test their first prototype, providing valuable feedback from a musician's perspective. They’re also interested in looking at how MIDI can be used for stage and performance. As printed MIDI can potentially turn any surface into a MIDI controller, whether the surface is flat or curved, it offers great opportunities for integration into different areas of the stage; objects, walls and potentially wearables could all become MIDI enabled using Novalia's technology. “Kate is an absolute genius. I brought my laptop with my live set in Ableton and a MIDI controller to show her how I work, and said that it would be amazing to be able to build my own controller in paper one day”, explains Cornelia. “Kate had started to look into the possibilities of MIDI but had not heard of Ableton before, so when I hooked her up with a friend at Ableton HQ, it all started to make sense and we realised we were onto something. When Apple finally released the new enhancements to Core MIDI everything caught fire and I can’t wait to get some new gear on the road.”
With big tunes and big ideas to match, expect to hear a lot from Cornelia in the near future…
1. How Far Pt. 1
4. Not In Love
5. Oh Well
7. How Far Pt. 2
Mar 19, 2015
取自FaltyDL以本名Drew Lustman即將發表於Planet Mu廠牌的專輯The Crystal Cowboy內開頭曲Watch A Man Die，PV由先前合作過的Chris Shen包辦，影像取材自香港街景所推出的一支2分鐘序曲預覽。
The album opens with ‘Watch A Man Die’ which relives memories of mid-nineties drum & bass, weaving delicate melodies and smooth strings into brisk latticed drums.
Drew Lustman - The Crystal Cowboy out April 20th on Planet-Mu
Sherwood & Pinch取自上月發行的專輯Late Night Endless內的首支單曲Gimme Some More (Tight Like That)結合了影像於今日發佈。
Sherwood & Pinch's collaborative album Late Night Endless, released last month, is the mouthwatering result of two storied producers coming together musically after a chance meeting at Fabric all the way back in 2011. Their dubbed-out, garage-adjacent track "Gimme Some More (Tight Light That)" is dark, sure, maybe with an element of creepiness to it, but the video they've put together is on a whole different level.
The video seemingly follows the perspective of a stalky individual following people around London all night and well into the daylight. On the occasion that someone turns around, the video cuts and we're on to the next one. The vid might be a commentary on the UK's surveillance state, but it also might just be the home movies of a creeper. You decide!
Directed & produced by Leo Marks
Director Of Photography Jaroslav Moravec for On-U Sound/Tectonic RecordingsSound/Tectonic Recordings
Filmed in London 2015
From the album Late Night Endless http://smarturl.it/lne-amazon
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-night-endless/id947508069
Mar 16, 2015
今日發行: Creato Kano - Skyway Motel | Happy Skull
‘Skyway Motel’ is out now on Happy Skull, buy it here.
THE GARDEN STREAM MINUTE LONG NEW TRACK PRIOR TO THEIR TOUR WITH WARPAINT AND HEADLINE SHOWS IN THE UK
Mar 13, 2015
被Hedi Slimane列為新繆思的加州雙胞胎兄弟檔所組成的前衛龐克樂隊The Garden，在他們即將前往英國與Warpainp共同巡演迴前，透過i-D專訪並帶來一支長約一分鍾出頭的精幹新作“I Want That Nose I Saw On TV”。
The Garden - I Want That Nose I Saw On TV
Calfornian Twins Fletcher and Wyatt Shears will support Warpaint on all Their european dates as well as headline shows in Leeds, Birmingham & London
Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears AKA The Garden, consistently defy categorisation and continues to break ground in their self-inflicted ‘Vada Vada’ genre. Their live shows are experiential, as powerful and philosophically confounding as they are glib and tricksy. There never is any time for explanations, only a sense of urgency and a rapid spiral into their parallel world. To be seduced and ensnared by mirror-image raconteurs, operating an addictive carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts, is a close approximation of The Garden experience.
如果你在先前有認識過一組叫做Kool Thing的團，那麼便不會對於這組立基於柏林發展而主要成員分別來自愛爾蘭的Julie Chance（主唱）與澳大利亞的Jon Dark（吉他手）所組成的Evvol感到陌生，總之她們換了個新名字另起爐灶然後將在今年5月18號推出一張新專輯“Eternalism”，光看她倆的造型其實還蠻神似2:54那對姐妺花，取自即將發行專輯內的新單曲No Love已先於昨日曝光，對於持續在追尋The xx那ㄧ路線的樂迷們Evvol會是可多多留意的目標。
Evvol - No Love (Taken From The New Album 'ETERNALISM' Out May 18th on MAD DOGS & LOVE Records)
Next stages in a band's life are meant to feel like new chapters, but Evvol have pretty much opened a new book. Previously named Kool Thing, Berlin-based, Paris-born, and made up of Irishwoman Julie Chance, Australian Jon Dark, and their French touring live drummer Valentin Plessy, has reconvened. And a new vitality is sparking.
Evvol's music is always about certain dualities; light and dark, immersion and surrender, containment and escape. 'No Love' continues to push forward that vision, tinged with moments of introspection and total release. A new found positive energy radiates from the sounds on this record, with every crack between the synths, drums, vocals and guitar revealing complexities in its minimalism.
成軍於波士頓現佇立於紐約發展的兩人組合Sonnymoon，其女成員Anna Wise有特殊迷人的嗓音是賣點外，較為人熟知的是曾獻聲與美國加州知名說唱歌手Kendrick Lamar 2012年受到葛萊美獎入圍的專輯”good kid m.A.A.d city“中的Real一曲，有了上次絕佳的合作關係後Anna Wise將會再次出現在Kendrick Lamar即將發表於今年的新專輯之中，不過在此之前Anna Wise的本業組合Sonnymoon將率先於本月23號帶來一張屬於他們自己的新專輯”The Courage Of Present Times“，風格裡相當有紐約團前衛的調性並且結合了電子,爵士,R&B以及西岸West Coast的Abstract Hip Hop等元素於一身。下方可完整試聽來自月初先行發表取自新專輯內一首名為Pop Muisc的單曲。
Sonnymoon - Pop Music
As vocalists go, few have the distinct style and panache of Anna Wise. A classic voice, soothing yet bold, a hybrid of vintage soulful groove and 2015 feminist chic. That must have been the thinking behind Kendrick Lamar’s recent decision to invite Anna to contribute on ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ – she lent vocals to four tracks on the double-album as well as being hugely involved in the overall creative/writing process.
Sonnymoon are, of course, much more than Anna’s voice: in Dane Orr they have a producer capable of forming something ornate and beautiful out of the simplest of beats. To listen to ‘The Courage Of Present Times’ is to glide through eeriness, Flying Lotus channelling D’Angelo while Regina Spektor watches awkwardly from the corner. The Boston duo met at The Berklee College Of Music some years ago, their classical training always apparent, but the looseness and creatively free nature of the current L.A scene will always be as key to their music as their formative years.
Haunting soundscapes, dreamlike ethereal noise, all kept in tow by a keen pop sensibility – The Courage Of Present Times is the work of a duo who have found their voice, their swagger enhanced by recent time in New York and their creative flow at full force. They have also shared stages with, among others: The Roots, Shabazz Palaces, and Flying Lotus
Album: The Courage Of Present Times
Released 23rd March 2015 on GLOW365
3. Grains of Friends
4. For Right Now
5. Pop Music
6. Sex For Clicks
7. Trust Fall
8. The Only Face
9. Transparent Times
OK，如果你（妳）正好也準備要出席今年德州的SXSW音樂盛會，這邊剛好有荷蘭電子音樂活動單位Amsterdam Dance Event（ADE）前往今年SXSW宣傳今年將慶祝20週年所策劃的兩場暖身活動，分別會是在下週3/17以及3/19這兩天，詳細活動說明請參照下方：
ADE is once again bringing stand-out electronic talent from The Netherlands to one of the busiest and largest showcase events in the world. Kicking off the music week on Tuesday March 17 will be Rwina Records with Dutch talents Akka, Jameszoo and Torus amongst US renowned artists EPROM and Rabit. On Thursday March 19 ADE presents: Amsterdam's Finest with former TrouwAmsterdam residents Elias Mazian, Cinnaman, Awanto3 and Job Jobse.
Founded in 1996, the ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The international event will be marking its 20th anniversary this year with a series of special events, and organisers are expecting 365,000 national and international visitors to the birthday edition.
ADE Festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hear the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and current superstar acts. In addition to the extensive festival line-up, ADE Playground offers music enthusiasts a large and varied daytime program including exhibitions, in store promotions, pop-up stores and film screenings, in locations all over the city center.
The business arm of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students.
The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place October 14-18, 2015. For more information visit www.a-d-e.nl
來自英格蘭德文郡的Rosie Lowe在上月推出的一首新曲Who's That Girl加入了紐約低音舞曲製作FaltyDL的巧手將原本流行史詩般的作品改製成適合舞池化播放，並可於下方完整試聽。另外Rosie Lowe將計畫在今年透過Paul Epworth的Wolf Tone廠牌發行她的首專輯。
Rosie Lowe - Who's That Girl (FaltyDL Remix)
NUBIYAN TWIST's Debut album launch 14th March @ Brixton Jamm ft. Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) // My Panda Shall Fly... and more
Mar 11, 2015
成軍於Leed現常駐於London發展的12人大樂隊Nubiyan Twist曲風融合soul, jazz, dub, hip hop與afrobeat等多種風格於一身，即將於本月底30號透過倫敦廠牌Wormfood Records發表首張同名專輯“Nubiyan Twist”，並會在本週六於布萊頓非常知名的表演場地Brixton Jamm舉辦專輯發表前的暖身演唱會。 相關訊息如下：
Nubiyan Twist fuse infectiously danceable, groove-driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz-inspired improvisation. Punchy arrangements, a giant horn section, upbeat Brazilian raps, turntablism, futuristic textures and dub effects combine with the sultry, soulful delivery of lead singer Nubiya Brandon. Encouraging artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles, notable influences include the likes of Fela Kuti, King Tubby, J Dilla, Herbie Hancock and Nat King Cole.
Grown in the fertile Leeds music scene while studying at Leeds College Of Music, Nubiyan Twist are now mostly resident in London, with a hardcore faction based at Henwood Studios, the custom studio they built in Oxfordshire out of hay bales and cement as Nubiyan HQ.
Having won acclaim for their electric live performances, over the band’s 3 year lifespan they’ve collaborated with Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra), played alongside De La Soul, Bonobo, Quantic, MF Doom, Robert Glasper Experiment, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Groundation, Ebo Taylor and DJ Yoda, and can count BBC 6 Music’s Huey Morgan as a fan.
You can see Nubiyan Twist perform live at the following venues:
7th LEEDS The Wardrobe
14th LONDON Brixton Jamm (Album launch)
26th MANCHESTER Band On The Wall
27th LIVERPOOL Threshold Festival