Human mannerism is the subject of most (if not all) music and art. Panic Ensemble provide a new take on this theme. When they approached their music and lyrics, they actually wrote a psychology book. Panic Ensemble’s debut album is a brilliant survey of the human psyche with special focus on the wonderful behaviors of fear, obsession and panic. With lyrics based partly on professional literature, their work has a solid base in reality. On the other hand, with their amazing musical arrangements, they posses a celestial aura. To bring this down to earth and give a bit of a clue about what kind of music they do, I will just have to throw in Rock, Jazz, Klezmer, Electronica and most of all Cabaret as categorizing genres. Panic Ensemble’s debut was recently released on Earsay Records.
Monthly Archives: February 2008
Insane Clown Posse, Sarah Jones, Jahcoozi, Antibalas and Eric Burdon all make strong points wrapped in wonderful vibes. DJ Spooky, on the other hand, while creating a phenomenal remix record with his Adbusters release, only sports a shallow message. The connecting line here is the the same line that goes between the vibes and the lyrics of these tracks. Not really sure it fits the definition of a ‘line’.
02 – Beastie Boys – The Flute loop
03 – Jurassic 5 – Swing Set
04 – The Apples – Attention
05 – DJ Spooky feat. Michael Franti and Spearhead – Rock the Nation (the Dawning)
06 – DJ Spooky feat. King Britt and Ursula Rucker – Human Beings Want To Be Happy.mp3
07 – Laszlo Viktor – Forog A Penz
08 – Insane Clown Posse vs. Melvina Reynolds – Hellauluja vs. Little Boxes (tinyways concat)
09 – DJ Vadim feat. Sarah Jones – Your Revolution
10 – Jahcoozi – Black Barbie
11 – FDJ – Bandiera Rossa
12 – LL Junior – Vigyazz
13 – Lama Pil – British Prime Minister Speech
14 – Antibalas – Sister
15 – Eric Burdon and War – They Can’t Take Away Our Music
Chris Vincze – Evol [SHORT MOVIE]
A beautiful orchestral love story between two people who just go backwards.
R.E.M. – R.E.M. – Florida Atlantic University (in 1984) [MP3s]
For these of you of haven’t noticed, the legendary rbally website came back to life recently and is again the best place on the web for live recordings.
1 Hour In 20 Minutes – Soundtracks [MP3]
Hermione Gilchrist returns to the music of the silver screen with a celebration of soundtracks and the perfect placement of the right song – from the ear-endangering Stealers Wheel in Reservoir Dogs to Academy Award winning Anchors Aweigh with ol’ Blue Eyes.
At her best Cecily Brown breaches a hole in her abstract nature and manages to sneak through it lust and passion. It’s mighty hard to portray powerful lust and passion in abstract painting. Of course, abstract expressionist was always about these feelings and always tried to portray them with the most vigor. However, when the painter is in passion, much is often lost in his mumble. Brown, through suggestive figuratism, has managed to overcome this and the result is a lustful and touching creation.
Art @ Saatchi Gallery
Some more works
And even more