Monthly Archives: June 2005

indie TV: Some Video Clips from Sigur Ros, Efterklang and AGF – Highly Recommended (Sigur Ros link fixed)

14-Jun-05
indie TV: Some Video Clips from Sigur Ros, Efterklang and AGF   Highly Recommended (Sigur Ros link fixed) :: sigurrosparenthesis9po

indie TV: Some Video Clips from Sigur Ros, Efterklang and AGF   Highly Recommended (Sigur Ros link fixed) :: mediafilesSince MTV/VH1 monopolized the video clips industry, videos of indie acts rarely gain wide distribution. Here are a few to make your day a better day:

Sigur Ros’ Version of the Little Match Girl
sigur rós recently wrote and recorded a six minute song for the royal danish ballet’s re-telling of hans christian andersen’s tale of the little match girl. this re-telling was performed at h.c. andersen’s 200 year birthday celebration in copenhagen last april. sigur rós’s song is not scheduled for release at this time but you can hear it in this video clip from the televised event.
[WMV 20MB] (Fixed! – RapidShare Link)

AGF – Poemproducer
AGF is one of the most talented women in the German glitch scene, and since this is one of the most productive glitch scenes, it means she damn good. One of her latest project examined the role of language and its importance. This is a video done for this project. It’s also available on a limited edition DVD.
[Download Link - 47MB]

Efterklang – Collecting Shields
Efterklang debut in 2004 with one of the most exciting albums of the year (available on Leaf). This is a short film made using Efterklang’s ‘Collecting Shields’. The film was made by Lars Nagler, and is not an official Efterklang video. This one also might be available on a limited edition DVD (for details).
[Download Link - 39MB]

More Video of Efterkalng
Swarming [QuickTime: 12.8MB] [Windows Media: 14.9Mb]
Prey And Predator [QuickTime: 20.4 MB] [Windows Media: 23.3 MB]
Chapter 6 [QuickTime: 16.5 MB] [Windows Media: 19.9 MB]

Maiden’s Music: Marissa Nadler – The Saga of Mayflower May

08-Jun-05
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Maidens Music: Marissa Nadler   The Saga of Mayflower May :: mediafilesOn November 11th 1620 the Mayflower dropped anchor on the shores of Cape Cod. It seems like it was a long time, but time is an illusion. If you don’t believe this, just give Marissa Nadler’s latest album a quick listen.
I am still quite suspicious when approaching anything the new freak folk movement has to offer, although finding out about Joanna Newsom made it all so brighter, it will take me some time to fully absorb this new genre. The first thing that captured my when approaching the Saga of Mayflower May are the strings. There are two strong elements in this record that rise high above anything else – the vocals and the strings. Actually, that almost covers up everything that happens on this record. But, oh, what strings are these. Let me just say that Marissa plays a 12 string guitar. I didn’t even know that such a thing exist, but what a joy it was to find out that it does. Just the idea of a guitar with 12 strings, being played by a woman with such a voice, is exciting.
The lyrics Marissa delivers are not always clear, and seem to float in some kind of a thick mist. And, when listening very good, you find out that it’s exactly where the words are. They are lost a in thick fog, drenched in a never existing past. Listening I feel as if I am floating higher and higher, every time she touches the strings, every time her voice covers my ears, I feel as I am being lifted one more feet up to the sky. At one point it seems as if after the record will end, I will never come back. But then it ends, and I come back. Well, it’s good to be here, so I will have the privilege to push the play button again and here her sing.

lily was a maiden in the castle sea
they found her in the forest where the wild willow be.
lily was a maiden in the castle sea
they found her in the forest where the wild willow be.
singing: “don’t plead me no, for I will seize you in the snow!”
singing: “don’t plead me no, for I will seize you in the snow!”
henry first saw lillian, girl of colored hair,
oh sitting by the river with the willows in her hair
lily hummed a tune he knew, a shanty from the sea,
he seized her by her little waist against the willow tree,
singing: “fare thee oh well, where you’ve gone no can tell!”
singing: “fare thee oh well, where you’ve gone no can tell!”
“oh you are worth a million silver pennies”, henry said to lillian.
“oh you are worth a million silver pennies”, henry said to lillian.
(alt. lyrics:
lily was a maiden in the castle sea, they found her drenched
in blood and sweat beneath the willow tress.
henry dagger proud and bare he sat a perched tree,
as lilian went to her death beneath the willow tree.)

Once you will listen the instant comparison is Hope Sondoval, but that’s just instant and you will soon find out that Mairssa has a voice of her own, unique and beautiful. You can find more stuff about the wonderful Marissa Nadler at her site. Where you can also find quite a few MP3s for download.

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