"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


28/10/2013

Perfect day

A minimal version of this famous song of Lou Reed who flied away yesterday,
by our friend Otis...

  originally posted in february 2012

27/10/2013

Tarek Atoui ' I/E 2013

 
Tarek Atoui  with Uriel Barthélémi
at FIAC - Paris -October 26, 2013 at 7 pm  - Place du Carrousel du Louvre
I/E, 2013, Performance (excerpt)

22/10/2013

Ronald Shannon Jackson

    picture @ 1989 - Karl-Heinz Becholz

RIP Ronald Shannon Jackson , one of the most powerfull drummer i never listened to.
After he played with Ornette Coleman, he created the band "The Decoding Society" mixing free, jazz and funk,
as well has been member of the famous quartet "Last Exit".


21/10/2013

Radio Drame

 
100 hours of music to listen for free at "Radio Drame", online by Jean Jacques Birgé, one of the former of the famous "Un Drame Musical Instantané" with Bernard Vitet (who flied away this last summer) and Françis Gorgé. This french collective band initiating in the late 70 the idea of "ciné-concert", was created with the idea to illustrate silent movies, creating new instruments, using radio and cinema sound sources, and hybridating rock, jazz, contemporary and speech music.
They created their own record label GRRR and published around 20 records under their name.
 

"Radio Drame" with lot of musicians as Vincent Segal, Antonin Tri-Hoang, Yuku Oshima, Eve Risser, Yves Robert, Philippe Deschepper, Alexandra Grimal, Edward Perraud, Sylvain Kassap, Aki Onda, Thuston Moore, Yoshihiro Hanno, Nicolas Clauss, Ravi Shardja, Sacha Gattino, Brigitte Lyregaard, Dominique Meens, and of course, Bernard Vitet, Françis Gorgé & Birgé themselves.


18/10/2013

El silencio


Prix Jean Vigo en 2007, le très beau film court métrage "El silencio" de F.J.Ossang est illustré par la musique de Throbing Gristle.
A regarder définitivement.




J.F. Ossang, cinéaste, créateur de revue, éditeur
et poète proche de ceux qui utilisent le cut-up, comme Claude Pélieu en France.
Il publie "De la destruction pure" en 1977 et chante au sein du groupe punk-industriel MKB.


03/10/2013

The worried ones - 64


"The worried ones" is the new opus of the Swedish artist  Leif Elggren & the French one  Jean Philippe Antoine

"The Worried Song" – The Worried Ones’ anthem – is a cover of "It takes a worried man" - a well-known American country & western song.
"The North is protected" is read by Leif Elggren, w/Jean-Philippe Antoine on Minimoog.
"Razor, boats & automobiles" begins with Leif Elggren playing amplified haircutters. It segues into a mix of two compositions by Jean-Philippe Antoine : "Transports en commun" and Squirrel Island Water Music".


Performed and recorded live at "64" in Paris in 2011, it is now release on Firework Edition Records


THE WORRIED ONES - LIVE AT LE 64
From the always mysterious surroundings of Firework Edition Records we have here The Worried Ones, a duo (one-off?) of Jean-Philippe Antoine and Leif Elggren. They named themselves after the well-known (their words, not mine) American country & western song 'It Takes A Worried Man' and that song opens the CD. It's sung, not rather well, with the addition of rhythm machine. Then Elggren reads the text 'The North Is Protected' which is followed by 'Razor, Boats & Automobiles' which sees Elggren playing 'processed and amplified haircutters'. It's not clear what Antoine is doing here - maybe he got his head shaved? According to the cover 'it (being the former track - fdw) segues into a mix of two compositions by Jean-Philippe Antoine: 'Transports En Commun' and 'Squirrel Island Water Music'. So, in all, four pieces on this CD, except that the final piece is a re-run of the first piece, but then a bit different. So, it's about the two pieces in the middle. Elggren's spoken word piece has a feedback like sound in the background, but the voice is quite loud; maybe this sort of spoken word thing is not really my cup of tea. However the other piece, 'Razor, Boats & Automobiles', is one that I quite enjoyed. It has an excellent raw drone quality, which is something we find more in the work of Elggren (solo). It's music generated from some sort of action which you can hear, but it also stands by itself quite good. It fades over in the other two pieces at the same time, which has a totally different character altogether, vaguely, dreamy and remotely sounding; highly processed field recordings and bird twitter. An excellent piece of music. Conclusion: another fine, yet highly mysterious release. (FdW)

published by "Vital Weekly" - dec 2013

Coffret avec CD + 7 cartes + carré de feutre
Edition limitée : 200 exemplaires numérotés

excerpts here 

to order







more Leif Elggren here !!!