What do a saw, a yodler, an alphorn, a gospel choir, a theramin, a gamelan orchestra, binaural recording devices and Beck have in common? They're all part of this mind-blowing, wraparound rendition of David Bowie's Sound and Vision from his 1977 album, Low. This truly is a logistical, musical, and technical feat that... More.
The Danish pop artist explains, "The video is inspired by the lyrics to “Glass”, which tries to visualize the restlessness of a young person’s mind. It’s a boredom, an insatiability and anxiety. Fear of getting old, fear of missing things and fear to love. The video is shot in small Danish town called Hirtshals, which... More.
Ian Schneller, owner/engineer at Specimen Projects, has created an 'Upside Down Spinning Double Horn Speaker' whereby the sound running through gets cleaved into two expanding wavefronts. More.
A smooth operator from the earliest days, he helped to pioneer Bebop, Hard Bop and, later, RnB, Funk, and Soul. His music often filled my house and ears on Sunday mornings when I was growing up, and I have fond memories of many of his records as a result. He also had a big influence on my decision to later pick up a... More.
James Blake's New Song "Retrograde" by Gavin
James Blake has waited some time before releasing anything substantial since his last effort. 2011's haunting, spacious musical escapade, the self-titled Mercury Prize winning album James Blake was an instant hit with anyone bored of the watered down Dub Step and chainsaw-synth dance tracks that seemed to dominate the... More.
Beach House - Forever Still by Chris
Love Beach House? Love short films? Love mini concerts? Then this is the post for you. From beachhousebaltimore.com: More.
Paperman - Short Animated Film by Igor
Not difficult to see why this Disney animation is an Oscar-nominated short. It is stunning - merging classic hand-drawn animation techniques with that newfangled computer animation stuff. The composer on this piece is one Mr. Christophe Beck. More.
Ben Caplan "Down To The River" by Kelly
If you enjoy a good dance-stomp as much as I do, pour yourself a whisky and turn on some Ben Caplan! Had never heard of him before today, but after watching the video of his live performance in Studio Q, I went on a listening binge. Hoping to catch him next time he comes to Toronto (Feb 20th - 24th?). And that beard.... More.
One Too Many Mornings by Kelly
Warm up the room with one of my all time favourite videos - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recording One Too Many Mornings. I love watching the dynamic between these two, from the little smirks to the free style harmonies at end of the song. Make sure you hit 1:50 and 2:55 :) If you watch through to the finish, you... More.
Napster & The Music Industry Implosion by Meghan
Bill S. Preston, Esquire (birth name Alex Winter) made a documentary about Napster and the implosion of the industry. No release date yet, but check out the trailer below and keep it on your radar. WYLD STALLYNS!!!! More.
Nosaj Thing - "Eclipse/Blue" by Gavin
Two of my favourite things, projection mapping and Nosaj Thing, combine to create something very worth watching and listening to. More.
JINGLING YOUR TWEETS TODAY!! #JINGLETWEET by Grayson
Happy Holidays friends!!! We are spending the day turning your tweets into jingles! Send your requests to @graysonmatthews #jingletweet Check out the festive action: http://jingletweet.wordpress.com/ More.
Looking forward to what will undoubtedly be a moving and eye-opening documentary on "The Recycled Orchestra" in Paraguay. The people of Cateura, who make a living by recycling trash and selling it, have created instruments out of the trash that they find. This is a real testament to the perseverance of this community... More.
Cool! I don't get it. by Gavin
In all my life, I don't think I've ever seen a cinematic advertisement for a musical instrument or piece of audio gear. Let's just say there may be a reason for that, but I applaud the effort. The overwrought, pretentious, ridiculously over-the-top, beautifully shot effort. More.
Dave Brubeck: Truly a marvel by Ryan
Dave Brubeck passed away yesterday, just one day before his 92nd birthday. Music journalist Ivan Hewett put it perfectly: "What [Brubeck] had was endless curiosity combined with stubborness. His work list is astonishing, including oratorios, musicals and concertos, as well as hundreds of jazz compositions. This quiet... More.