Thursday, May 28, 2020

TWO NEW RELEASES ON THE DISCUS LABEL


from the Discus newsletter

...Adios Al Futuro is a second slice of creative and melodic prog / kraut / electronics from trio Das Rad.



 tribal / electronic / free jazz sounds from De Tian



A CARL KING UPDATE


a message from Carl King :

Hi, it's Carl King.

I've got two videos for you, but first...

The year I was 1983. I was 8 years old, and I'd get home from school just in time to watch He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. My parents owned a roadside motel on Highway 41 in Nokomis, Florida. There was a TV in one of the motel rooms that would just barely pick up some UHF station that played the show. My dad would unlock the room and let me go in there just for watching He-Man. The picture was usually scrambled with static, fading in and out, but I didn't care. The show was a kinda-psychedelic blend of outer-space and fantasy, futuristic technology and old weaponry.



The aesthetic has stuck with me -- and it has influenced my own cartoon projects, album covers, and most importantly, my physique.



Vienna Symphonic Library asked me to make a walk-through video for their Synchronized Solo Strings. The He-Man theme has a strong harmony and melody that's easy to translate to String Quintet. I embellished it a bit, but still followed the original music as a close guide.

Hope you enjoy it. The first video is just the music by itself, and the second video is a detailed walk-through in Cubase and VSL Synchronized Solo Strings.

-Carl.
http://www.carlkingdom.com


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

AKINETÓN RETARD


Discovered them earlier this week. (thanks, Danny !)
Akinetón Retard.
From Santiago, Chile.



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

GARY HUSBAND & MARKUS REUTER - MUSIC OF OUR TIMES


MoonJune Records has just released "Music Of Our Times" by Gary Husband and Markus Reuter.

The album got recorded while stuck in Japan after playing one gig and finding out that the upcoming Stick Men tour had been cancelled.
Leonardo (Moonjune) booked some studio time for Gary and Markus and the two of them improvised the complete set.
Beautiful soundscapes.

Check it out :



And listen to the Make Weird Music interview on YouTube with Gary Husband, Markus Reuter and Mr. Moonjune aka Leonardo Pavkovic, hosted by Anthony Garone of Make Weird Music youtu.be/EOesSn3b9C0


STEF KAMIL CARLENS


Hadn't imagined Stef Kamil Carlens doing a(nother) version of this stale tune.
Oh well...



'NEW' GEORGE DUKE ALBUM


Recorded live in Berlin in 1977.

George Duke - keyboards, vocal
Charles Icarus Johnson - guitar
Byron Miller - bass
Ndugu Chancler - drums
Sheila E - percussion and vocals
Josie James - vocals
Muffy Hendricks - vocals
It also features a surprise appearance by Herbie Hancock joining in for an encore.

Available on iTunes, Amazon,...

The setlist (and the album) feature : 'Echidna's Arf (Of You)' and 'Uncle Remus'


-- info : Jan van Kemenade



PIERRE VERVLOESEM BAND


Musician, composer and producer Pierre Vervloesem is preparing to take the Pierre Vervloesem Band on the road.

Wowie Zowie !!
That's excellent news.


Pierre Vervloesem: guitar, compositions
Bruno Vansina: sax
Nicolas Dechêne: bass
Peter Vandenberghe: keyboards
Renaud Van Hooland: drums


Zig Zag World management.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

DON'T PUSH THE CLOWN


Don't Push The Clown
featuring Bobby Vega (bass), Ray White (guitar, vocals), Terry Haggerty (guitar) and Prairy Prince (drums)
from 2003.




Friday, May 22, 2020

MARBIN - TEN YEARS IN THE SUN


Dani Rabin, Marbin guitar player, has released a solo album.

He adds :
The expression "ten years in the sun," as described in Hayao Miyazaki’s film The Wind Rises, encapsulates the notion that within every life there is an era of peak creative performance and opportunity. Dani Rabin tells us the story behind the album: “The Covid-19 pandemic and shutdown caught my band Marbin in the midst of an exciting swing. The band was a few days into a thirty-seven-day tour when we had to cancel all of our shows, turn back, and drive 3,000 miles back home to Chicago. I knew it was the right thing to do as I didn't want to put our fans and band members in danger, but I was disheartened nonetheless. When I was home I was trying to figure out a way to keep my creative momentum going when I stumbled across an old notebook filled with ideas and fragments of songs we never got to use and I immediately knew what I had to do. The acoustic guitar has a soothing kind of quality to it and it gives the listener a very intimate experience. The melodies and harmonies stand out without all the bells and whistles of a full band, which I do like, but can also be somewhat distracting from the real essence of the music at times.”




HAM SESSIONS TEAM WILL BE BROADCASTING CONCERTS


The Ham Sessions Team (located in Ghent, Belgium) will be broadcasting video concerts, including material from previous Ham Sessions.

Today, at 16h00, Michel Mast will discuss the upcoming plans and announce the first concert broadcast (by HOSHA) that will take place on the first of June.