Monthly Archives: February 2008

Mannerism: Panic Ensemble

24-Feb-08


Mannerism: Panic Ensemble :: panic ensemble1
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.
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Podcast :: tinyset #21 – Too Many Words

19-Feb-08

tinyset #21 – Too Many Words [62:44m]

Podcast :: tinyset #21   Too Many Words :: delacroix liberty1Insane 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’.

Tidbit :: Chris Vincze – Evol (short movie)

16-Feb-08

Chris Vincze – Evol [SHORT MOVIE]
A beautiful orchestral love story between two people who just go backwards.

Tidbit :: R.E.M. – R.E.M. – Florida Atlantic University (in 1984) (mp3s)

16-Feb-08

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.

Tidbit :: 1 Hour In 20 Minutes – Soundtracks (podcast)

14-Feb-08

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.

Abstract Lust: Cecily Brown

12-Feb-08
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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.
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Art @ Saatchi Gallery
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