Παρασκευή, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Freiflug


Kollektiv Turmstrasse is a project initiated by the musicians Nico Plagemann and Christian Hilscher from Luebeck, Germany. By the time the duo developed its pretty own stylistic presence in music, which makes their different inspirations and their sharing passion for electronic music absolutely audible. Their discography is include the album .
Verrueckte Wel that was released in 2006. Here we have the last track of the album freiflug.

Τρίτη, 28 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Aim - A tree, a rock and a cloud


Aim (real name Andy Turner) is a british musician, DJ and producer, who was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. His father was a jazz drummer and instrument shop owner, and Turner followed in his fathers footsteps, also owning a music shop. It was here that he began to hone his skills on the decks, helping him to embark upon his musical career. Aim’s sound is a blend of funky electronic music and hip hop beats, a sound which typified the Grand Central Records label.

A tree a rock and a cloud is a musical trip with amazing sounds and images. The song is included in the first personal album of Andy Turner which is called "Cold water music" and it include the notorious song, same-titled as the album "Cold water music".

1984

After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is the capital of Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. Together they try to escape Big Brother's listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape... "1984" is probably one of the most, if not the most, masterful transitions from book to movie ever made. In other words, director Michael Radford was faithfull, in every sense of the word, to his source material and the viewer can enjoy an accurate visualisation of both Orwell's aisthetic for a post-apocalyptic world and his obvious political criticism and timely argumentation about modern totallitarian and "democratic" regimes

Σάββατο, 25 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

The Chemical Brothers - Let's get yourself high

Get yourself high is a 2003 single that the group released. It features Canadian rapper k-os and appeared as a bonus track on their collection Singles 93-03. A music video directed by Joseph Kahn, featuring a digitally enhanced version of an old martial arts film called '2 Champions of Shaolin' accompanied this song.

Παρασκευή, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Δευτέρα, 20 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition


The Temper Trap is an indie rock band which formed in 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. The band consists of Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar, keyboards), Jonathon Aherne (bass) and Toby Dundas (drums). They released their debut album in  in Australia on 19 June 2009. The name of the album is "Conditions" and we following video is the track Sweet Dispotion.

Σάββατο, 18 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Some girls are bigger than others

This video ΅Some girls are bigger than other΅ is the only live performance of this track from the ΅group΅. This performance was in 1986 in Brixton Academy. The track is the last track of the album Queen is dead..  

Δευτέρα, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Burial - Moth(Four tet remix)

Burial (born William Bevan) is a musician from London. He produces electronic music containing elements of dubstep, 2-step garage, ambient and house music. His eponymous debut album was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. The Wire magazine named it their album of the year, along with achieving fifth place in the Mixmag 2006 Album of the Year list, and eighteenth in the best of the year list of The Observer Music Monthly supplement. Burial's second album, Untrue, was also released to critical acclaim and was the second-highest rated album of 2007, according to the review-collating website, Metacritic (wiki)


Burial & Four Tet - Moth (video mapping clip) from weim fr on Vimeo.

Κυριακή, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Papillon

Franklin J. Schaffner worked in a wide variety of genres, from domestic dramas to adventure epics. His ability to combine the personal and the visually expansive has drawn comparisons with David Lean. An acclaimed director of American TV drama in the 1950s, Schaffner began directing feature films in the early 60's. His most famous films, however are Planet Of The Apes (1968), Patton (1969), Papillon (1973) - three classes of the American Cinema. Papillon, about life in a French penal colony, featured standout performances from Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen. It was, however the last highlight of Schaffner's career, which deaclined steadily over the following two decades.


Δευτέρα, 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Τρίτη, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Δευτέρα, 22 Νοεμβρίου 2010

The French Connection


Winner of five Oscars including best picture, director and actor this grimy cop movie is short on characterization and long on law-and-order fervour. The redoubtable Gene Hackman is the maverick cop Popeye Doyle who reins in foreign (French) drug peddlars. The film is memorable for two reasons, its innovative, perfectly helmed and edited action sequences and a blatant exploitation of the anxieties of Americas "silent majority" during the tumultuous and uncertain times of the 70s

Tom Waits - Rain dogs

Rain dogs is one of the most significant albums of music history. Released in 1985 and is the 9th album of Waits. The album in general refers to the the urban dispossessed of New York. The album has been noted as one of the most important musically and critically in Waits' career.

Τετάρτη, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2010

The Sting


Chicago, 1930. Johnny Hooker, a small time crook, makes the mistake of getting in trouble with the gangster boss Doyle Lonnegan. When his best friend and partner is murdered because of this, Johnny asks the help of Henry Gondorff to set up a trick. The aim is to extract money from the gangsters and to even the score. Unique classic movie that remains until today, pleasant and hearty to the viewer. Combining drama and comedy, great characters and a witty plot with many twists, it stands as one of the most memorable con/crime films.

Σάββατο, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Trentemoller - Miss you

Trentemøller is a danish producer born in the region of Zealand(a Dennmark). He started his career by releasing several singles and in 2006 he released his debut album Last Resort. In 2008 he composed the soundtrack for the Danish movie Det Som Ingen Ved (What No One Knows). And finally in 2010 he released his final album named Into the Great Wide Yonder.

No. Title Length
1. "Take Me Into Your Skin" 7:44
2. "Vamp" 4:33
3. "Evil Dub" 6:15
4. "Always Something Better" 6:10
5. "While the Cold Winter Waiting" 5:04
6. "Nightwalker" 4:08
7. "Like Two Strangers" 3:25
8. "The Very Last Resort" 8:31
9. "Snowflake" 7:33
10. "Chameleon" 6:57
11. "Into the Trees (Serenetti Part 3)" 7:22
12. "Moan" 5:50
13. "Miss You"


trentemoller from Jerry Brown on Vimeo.


A day in Montreal - Canon HF-S100 from Rayn Studio on Vimeo.

Δευτέρα, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Nicole Willis and the soul investigators - If this aint love

Nicole Willis was born in 1963 in Brooklyn, NY. She started out in London in the mid-80’s where she teamed up with members of The Brand New Heavies. Later, having returned to NYC she was part of the earliest line-up of Deee-Lite. She then toured with The The, and in the early 90’s she was in the band Repercussions. Records were released on Mo’ Wax and together with the legendary Curtis Mayfield, the band recorded a version of Mayfield’s “Lets Do It Again”. Her last work is the project " Nicole Willis and the soul investigator ". They released in 2005 the album Keep reachin up. The above track is the second track of the album.(last fm)


Nicole Willis: If this ain't love(Don't know what is) clip from graphonomes.com on Vimeo.

Κυριακή, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Sebastien Tellier - La ritournelle



Sebastien Tellier is an eccentric and simultaneously genious French singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The public noticed him when he released his first album The Incredible Truth(2001) and went in tour with Air. However the real success was succeed in 2005 and with his album "Politics" A particularly popular song from Politics was "La Ritournelle", a string-led tune, which featured Nigerian drummer, Tony Allen of Fela Kuti fame . Furthermore Sebastien took part in Eurovision 2009 with the song Divine. His style general(music and performance) can be characterized frin lo-fi electronica to bizarre cabaret style with dynamic pop melodies.


Sébastien Tellier - La Ritournelle from Record Makers on Vimeo.

Repulsion


Repulsion is one of the most innovative and effective films on the subject of mental illness from the side of the patient. Catherine Deneuve embodies Carole, a Belgian immigrant who lives at the fashionable residential neighborhood of South Kensington in London. In a world where sex is something very important for her working, friendly and family environment, the character displays strong signs of oppressed sexuality which gradually develop into paranoia. Polanski displays a fully detailed and accurate presentation of the feellings and thoughts of a mentally deranged person combined with an apt visualization of the element of paranoia and fear in a way that is both stunning and repulsive. The director tries to deconstruct the phaenomenon of paranoia in an sum of different social and family factors while his unconventional use of shading, camera angles and music, show us a mature and distinctive film director and give the film a huge artistic value.

Τρίτη, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Misstress Barbara feat. Sam Roberts - "I'm Running"

Misstress Barbara feat. Sam Roberts - "I'm Running" from MapleMusic Recordings on Vimeo.

Mos Def - Supermagic


Mos Def is an American actor and MC. He is well known for his performances in several movies such as Be Kind Rewind with Jack Black, the Italian job, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  and in many other Hollywood movies. But in the same time Def is performing as a MC and he had collaborated with many big names in the hip-hop scene. He appears in the albums of Kanye West, De la Soul, GZA, Danger Mouse, the Roots,...,. His personal discography consists of 5 albums. The last album that he released was The Ecstatic and above we have the first track of the album "Supermagic".


MOS DEF "Supermagic" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Παρασκευή, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Daft punk -Make love

Daft Punk is a multi Grammy Award-winning electronicmusic duo formed in 1994 at Paris, France, and consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 8 February 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born 3 January 1975). 


water on earth from elle zza on Vimeo.

M83 - We own the sky

M83 - We Own the Sky from Mute Records on Vimeo.

Danger mouse + Sparklehorse - Little girl

Πέμπτη, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Bonobo - The keeper


Simon green is a well-known dj,producer musician general with his stage name Bonobo. He was born in Gr.Britain. His first work was on the label Tru thoughts in 1999 and the song Terrapin. After that he made a admirable career by releasing 4 albums lp's and many ep's. He is currently colaborated with ninja tune and the last album that he relased, was black sand(2010). The above track is the keeper from homonym album.Enjoy!


Bonobo - The Keeper - Dir Steve Glashier 2009 from Steve Glashier on Vimeo.

Τετάρτη, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Pantha du prince -Demon daze

Damon daze is the first album of pantha du prince. The album consists of the above tracks: 

1. "Suzan" - 8:02
2. "St. Denis bei Licht" - 6:16
3. "The Right for Romance" - 6:00
4. "Satin Drone" - 6:00
5. "Eisregen" - 6:10
6. "Circle Glider" - 7:03
7. "Butterfly Girl" - 7:23
8. "Schneeflieder" - 7:58
9. "Sad Saphire" - 5:46
10. "Glycerin" - 6:01

Κυριακή, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Παρασκευή, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy


Boards of Canada is an electronic music duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, composed of brothers Mike Sandison (b. 1 June 1970) and Marcus Eoin (b. 21 July 1971). They have released a number of works, most notably Music Has the Right to Children and Geogaddi, with little advertising and few interviews - like many of their label-mates on the pioneering electronic music label Warp.(Last fm)


Πέμπτη, 14 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Lester Young - Lester leaps in

Lester Willis Young nicknamed Prez, was an American jazz figure. He played saxophone. He with Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon were the most important jazz player in bebop. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young is remembered as one of the finest, most influential players on his instrument, playing with a cool tone and sophisticated harmonies. He became a jazz legend, inventing or popularizing much of the hipster ethos which came to be associated with the music.


Boogaloo Joe Jones - Brown Bag


Ivan Joseph Jones, also known as “Boogaloo Joe”, (born November 1, 1940) is a jazz guitarist. He made his solo debut as “Joe Jones” on Prestige Records in 1967, but earned the name “Boogaloo Joe” following a 1969 record of that title. 

Δευτέρα, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Mr Freeman, part 58 [ENG]

Chilly Gonzales - Dot



A Canadian multi-talented musician / producer (born Jason Charles Beck, aka Chilly Gonzales), known for his MC & electro albums (i.e. “The Entertainist” & “Presidential Suite”.), plus his comical live shows. He is able to play the piano, guitar, bass, drums & various brass instruments.


In the 1990s, he was the leader of the alternative rock bandSon before embarking on his solo career. Early in his solo career, he toured with Peaches (Merill Nisker) and the press nicknamed them the “Bonnie and Clyde of prankster rap.

Here we have the track dot from his album Solo piano(2006). (Last fm)


Chilly Gonzales: "Dot" from Adrian Pohr on Vimeo.

Κυριακή, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Caribou - Odessa


Caribou is Canadian Dan Snaith (b. 1978), who formerly recorded under the moniker Manitoba. Known for altering his sound with each subsequent release, he incorporates electronic psychedelia, krautrock rhythms, and breakbeat drums and creates a swirling, lush, musical panorama. The below video is the track odessa from his album Swim.




CARIBOU - Odessa from Caribou on Vimeo.


Σάββατο, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Τετάρτη, 6 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Synoikia to oneiro


"Synikia to oneiro" is a really touching and moving film. Being the second film of Alekos Alexandrakis, one the most talented greek artists of the 60s, it manages to depict the real side of poverty in the poorest suburbs of the greek capital in a raw and original way. Alexandrakis himself is surely one of the most significant artistic personalities of his time. He has clearly been influenced by the neo-realistic move of Italy during the 50s and his film bears resemblance to the works of Vittorio De Sica. Himself and Manos Katrakis give out truly stunning performances and the music tracks composed by Mikis Thodorakis and sung by Grigoris Mpithikotsis have now reached a classic status. The movie was heavily cencored and banned during the 60s because of its depiction of the suburban sociatyand was never distributed in foreign countries, thus bereaving the director from world-wide fame and destroying him economically.




Τρίτη, 5 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Dogtooth

Dogtooth is a really unforgetable cinematic experience. Young greek director George Lanthimos manages to create a movie with magnificent aisthetic taste and really meaningfull arguments of critisism about the structure of society,daily life and the existing political model. The viewer will find many fresh and creative ideas in this film, blended in a unique stunning atmosphere and although there are some script weaknesses and a mediocre ending it succeeds in being one of the most memorable greek films of the last decade. Truly a must see.

Κυριακή, 3 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Παρασκευή, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Mark Lanegan - Hit the city



Mark Lanegan (born November 25, 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington) is an American rock musician and songwriter. Lanegan began his music career in the 1980s. In 1985, he became the vocalist for grunge group Screaming Trees; the group broke up in 2000. Lanegan would start a low-key solo career, but in 2004 Lanegan released his big breakthrough album Bubblegum.


Τετάρτη, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

ellen allien - in white rooms


Ellen Allien, aka Ellen Fraatz, is a German electronic musicianmusic producer and founder of BPitch Control music label. She lives in BerlinGermany. She has said that one of the main inspirations for her music is the culture of reunified Berlin. her album Stadtkind was dedicated to the city. Her music tends to be difficult to classify stylistically and is best described as a distinctive blend of IDM and electro music, which is dance-floor oriented, yet at the same time has noticeable experimental elements.



Δευτέρα, 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Pawel - Coke


Born in Poland in 1978, Paul Kominek grew up in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In 1997, he released his debut 12” single “biocenter” on Poets Club Records. A year later, the first 12”s under the name Turner were released on the label Ladomat Records in Hamburg and received instant success among the electronic music scene worldwide.(Last fm)



Κυριακή, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Liberto- I am sorry

On September 18, Klik Records welcomes a new artist in its roster and presents Liberto with his debut album “Lullaby”, one of the four artist projects that will be released until the end of 2006.

“Lullaby” has a deep and tech house sound. It’s sometimes deep and emotional, sometimes intense and dance-y. Minimal philosophy, dubby long players in a cinematic background with some noisy elements… With his debut, Liberto manages to create his personal sound. His particularity in combining deep and tech house music makes his sound unique within the competitive field of European releases.


Παρασκευή, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Apparat

Apparat is a German electronic musician (Sascha Ring) living in Berlin who since 1999 has been running the Berlin based record label “Shitkatapult” . Starting out with dance floor-oriented techno, he later started to create ambient music and recently became “more interested in designing sounds than beats”. He is also a member of german group Moderat. The above videos is from his album walls and the name of the tracks  are Useless information and Fractales I.



Παρασκευή, 27 Αυγούστου 2010

Brooklyn funk essentials - Creator has a master plan




Brooklyn Funk Essentials is an acid-jazz, funk, and hip hop collective featuring musicians and poets from different cultures. The band was conceived in 1993 by producer Arthur Baker and bassist and musical director Lati Kronlund. Lati Kronlund played the bass, and other members included Hanifah Walidah (aka Sha-key), Joi Cardwell, Papa Dee and Stephanie McKay (vocals), Everton Sylvester and David Allen (dub poetry), Josh Roseman (trombone), Bob Brockmann (trumpet), Paul Shapiro (sax & flute), Yancy Drew and Tony Allen (drums), E. J. Rodriguez and Danny Sadownic (percussion), Desmond Foster and Masa Shimizu (guitar), ATN Stadwijk and Yuka Honda (keys), Bill Ware (vibes) and dj’s Jazzy Nice and Smash on turntables.




Moderat - Rusty nails

 Moderat this is what you get by adding modeselektor and apparat together. A new fresh dynamic electronic group from Berlin. They released their debut album into 2009 named "Moderat". Moderat are going to perform in September in Thessalonici in the dance electro festival Reworks.




Πέμπτη, 5 Αυγούστου 2010

Lawrence


Lawrence aka Peter Karsten is an ex-Gardener and the bright name of the Dial Records. With Pantha du prince they are the most famous and important names in the label.

Aphex Twin - We are the music makers


Aphex Twin is the pseudonym of Richard D.James. Aphex is an Irish figure in contemporary electro music and has been characterized from the media as the most inventive influential figure in this kind of music. The above video belogns to the album Selected Ambient works 85-92 and the name of the tracks is "We are the music makers."

Τετάρτη, 28 Ιουλίου 2010

Mark Ronson Just

Mr Ronson is a talented artist better know with his collaborations with artist like Amy Winehouse Jay z, Sean Paul and in addiition with his second album Version   (with covers of songs by bands such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Maxïmo Park, The Smiths, The Zutons and Kaiser Chiefs).  His style is a mixture of r'n'b soul  funk rock elements and the dynamic of the dancefloor. The following track Just is a cover from radiohead (the bends).


 And the original video from radiohead :

Πέμπτη, 10 Ιουνίου 2010

Melingo


I believe in different, and i want to share everything different that i find with you. For this post i ll share with you Melingo, Argentinian musician. After his travels in rock, pop and general contemporary(he was member of Los twist and Le Abuelos de la Nada) music he decided to dedicated in his intimate sounds.

The fist track that i suggest is Leonel di feo from the album Santa milonga :



Another one is Narigon from the same album.Enjoy.

Τετάρτη, 9 Ιουνίου 2010

Wax Tailor "This Train" (Feat voice & Ali Harter)



Xiu Xiu - The valley oh!


The following video is not official. Is an idea by FLORENCIA HORAK & AGUSTINA FIGUERAS which covers the original track.

Chinese shadow theater

Τρίτη, 25 Μαΐου 2010

Cocoanut Groove - The End of the Summer on Bookbinder Road



I think that we have a scandinavian invasion in our days, and i am not refering to ikea... I found more and more groups in my personal collection located in those cold countries, specially from sweden. And it seems that the years of sovereignty of abba (and ace of base of course as well) are gone for sure... Hey, there are many weirdos out there to be discovered... Look at this guy... His name is Olov Antonsson. It sounds like he is a football player... But he is writing cool songs!




Σάββατο, 22 Μαΐου 2010

The roots-How i got over


The Roots new single "How I Got Over" is from their upcoming ninth album and features new lyrical material from rapper BlackThought and beats from drummer Questlove. How I Got Over iwill be the ninth studio album released by the South Philly rap band since 1993. It  will be recorded live in studio, with no dubbing, effects, secondary tracks or vocals and pure performance power.

Here is the official video from the track .

Dyke & the Blazers



Dyke and the Blazer was a hot funky, groovy group from Buffalo, New York.Christian  They formed approximately around 1964. Dyke was   the lead singer and the main character of the band. The group were discovered by local producers Art Barrett and Austin Coleman of Artco records and became rapidly known. The label put out a tune that Dyke had written to go with a dance he had also created called "Funky Broadway". The record had a rapid play all over the United States. And that was!! Here is the dong "We got more soul" from the album Sharp.





Dyke was murdered on March,1971 in his hometown in Phoenix



Παρασκευή, 21 Μαΐου 2010

Gorillaz - Stylo


3 March 2010 in Japan. This was the date of the first release of Plastic People the new album of Gorillaz. This is the 3rd album of Gorillaz after the albums "Gorillaz" and the  "Demon days".The album features guest performances by Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mos Def,Bobby Womack, Gruff Rhys, Mark E. Smith, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Kano, Bashy, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, sinfonia ViVA, and The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music.

Stylo is the first single from the album, featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def was leaked on 20 January 2010.  In the video you will see Bruce Willis featuring as the tough cop.

Πέμπτη, 20 Μαΐου 2010

Unkle - Rabbit in your headlight


Unkle is a British musical outfit founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip-hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and has employed a variety of guest artists and producers. Names from Ian Brown(Stone Roses and solo career), Thom Yorke(Radiohead and solo) to Richard Ashcroft (The Verve and solo)  Ian Astbury(The cult and of course solo career ).







The following video is the track Rabbit in your headlight from the first album of UNKLE   Psyence Fiction recorded in 1998. The story of the clip is simple a man who walked into a channel along the traffic. Someone can find many symbolisms in this video. As a friend of mine said for me this video represent the man's journey through life. He's constantly being hurt and ignored. When he finally stops going along with the traffic, he breaks free from the tyranny of the majority, and he smiles for the first time. 





Of course this song stands out for Thom Yorke's vocal.

Τρίτη, 18 Μαΐου 2010

Photography Exhibitions



Φέρτε στο μυαλό σας τους "δρόμους" που έχετε περπατήσει και ρίξτε μια ματιά στο "δρόμο" έτσι όπως τον απαθανάτησαν οι φακοί των νέων μελών 



της Φωτογραφικής Λέσχης Αρχιτεκτονικής Σχολής (Φ.Λ.Α.Σ.).
Στις 25/5 και ώρα 20:00 εγκαινιάζεται,
στον εκθεσιακό χώρο του Τμήματος Αρχιτεκτόνων Πολυτεχνικής Σχολής Α.Π.Θ. (στον 2ο όροφο)
η έκθεση φωτογραφίας των νέων μελών της Φωτογραφικής Λέσχης Αρχιτεκτονικής Σχολής (Φ.Λ.Α.Σ.) με θέμα "ΔΡΟΜΟΣ" .
Η έκθεση θα συνεχιστεί ως τις 04/6 και θα λειτουργεί καθημερινά από τις 11:00 έως τις 19:00 ( εκτός σαβ/κου ).

Στα πλαίσια της έκθεσής μας, την Τρίτη 01/6, ώρα 19:00, ο φωτογράφος, εκδότης και δάσκαλος φωτογραφίας Τάσος Σχίζας, θα παραθέσει Ανοιχτή Διάλεξη με θέμα τον: "μινιμαλισμό".