Friday, August 27, 2010
IMAGINARY VOYAGE - Daydreaming in Color with the MONGO DISKO by mongodisko Another set from MongoDisco...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
If there is a driving motive at the heart of Gavin Russom's latest project, The Crystal Ark, it is to create music that communicates and compels physicality and movement. A listen to the project's first single, aptly named "The City Never Sleeps," reveals a track as tireless as the title suggests, and Russom as a visionary who crafts invocations to move. With his second release under the Crystal Ark moniker, Russom is just as focused on eliciting movement, but deftly avoids repeating himself. Unlike its hypnotic predecessor, which slow burned and subtly seduced listeners to physically respond, "The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous" is explicit in its urgings – a composition of nakedly energetic and urgent inducements to dance.
Rhythm sits at the forefront of the track from the very outset: Polyrhythmic drumming forms the centerpiece for half-exhaled, half-sung male and female vocals and an electronic buzz that rises and falls in both volume and time. From there, the song shifts through moods, but never shakes its focus on percussion, which morphs from organic to electronic – twisting, changing, evolving and taking various shapes over the track's 14 minute runtime. Along the way, vocals in Spanish and English – provided by frequent Crystal Ark collaborator Viva Ruiz – take and relinquish control of a soundtrack that progressively swells and, ultimately, diminishes in layers of synths. By song's end, we're left only with a pulsing drone and persistent electro-percussion.
"The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous" also features a guest vocal appearance from Lizzy Yoder, formerly of Fischerspooner, and live percussion by Alberto Lopez. In addition to The Crystal Ark, Russom has released material as Black Meteoric Star and in collaboration with Delia Gonzalez. Most recently he has contributed to LCD Soundsystem both in the studio and as part of the live band.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
High School of the Dead is basically a westernized zombie action film stretched out into a television series. So you probably already have a good picture of what this feels like. However, this is an anime, so it’s not quite like a western zombie film; it features a special spice that can be found in some anime titles. We in the business call this ecchi, or a strong dose of perversion. This show also features tons of blood, and that phenomenon in anime where high schoolers are amazingly strong.
Basically, the story of this anime revolves around a group of students who just want to survive this zombie pandemic of epic proportions. It starts with their school gradually being overwhelmed by the undead, with a few of the smarter students realizing that running around screaming is probably not the best thing to do in this situation. The ones that survive team up and work together; however, the zombies are not the only ones the main characters have to worry about in this violent world.
This isn’t the best looking anime this season, or this year for that matter, but it gets the job done. But most importantly the fight scenes are intense and somewhat over-the-top, and exhibit a ton of splattered blood. Music is forgettable, but does what it needs to do, so no complaints here.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010
DrDunks aka Eric Duncan @ DeepSpace NYC June 28 2010 by DrDunks Hope U enjoy it Happy Sunday......
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Maryland resident Maxmillion Dunbar has alredy gained alot of attention from his releases on Future Times. Swerving the current contrived reference points, B-Boy Max forges his own path mixing a kaleidoscope of boogie, electro, hip hop & analog soul. Max’s first EP for RAMP starts with 'Bare Feet' clipping sparse soul loops with epic flourishes, 'Loveloop/Socket Bonus' marrying cascading synths and 808’s, 'Wouldn’t Matter' chops up a relentless boogie loops and epic disco strings, and 'WAVS' draws the EP to a close with 80's beat boxes and ramshackle synth lines.