• Movement

    1 Dec 2011, 21:08 by bertrand-escaff

    Hi !

    Group Zeru ta Lur

    Artist Zeru ta Lur / Cérou ta Lourre, Zeru ta Lur, Cérou ta Lourre, Cérou ta Loure...

    Pronounciation Thay-roota loorrr

    Founder artist Zuhurbelea


    Other brand new groups :

    For artists and new projects, for cold wave fans or just curious :

    Cold Wave Revival

    If you want to have a band classified in thematic and alphabetic list :

    Afterpunk Directory

    Be welcome, and for news to share, historical cold/new wave description of your region and its styles, thank you for sharing it in :


    See you, cheers :-)
  • Joy Divisial Bureau of Investigation

    30 Nov 2011, 21:48 by bertrand-escaff

    Hi !

    Hands up. You have the right to keep silent.

    If you prefer to speak loud, you can contribute to the Global Enquiry for collecting the list of Bands Known or Obscure who Sound like Joy Division especially concerning the rythmical section .

    So, I ask you for the last time : which bands do you know with a big round obsessive rythm ?

  • Joy Divisial Bureau of Investigation

    29 Nov 2011, 23:08 by bertrand-escaff

    Hi !

    Hands up. You have the right to keep silent.

    If you prefer to speak loud, you can contribute to the Global Enquiry for collecting the list of Bands Known or Obscure who Sound like Joy Division especially concerning the rythmical section .

    So, I ask you for the last time : which bands do you know with a big round obsessive rythm ?

  • Arts and society : historical relationship.

    29 Nov 2011, 16:07 by bertrand-escaff


    What changes happened in your region under the influence of an art, either music or other arts..?
    Did you see it, or did you hear testimonies ?

  • They all saw The Sex Pistols live & made bands, we listen to the bands & forget…

    29 Nov 2011, 12:01 by bertrand-escaff

    They all saw The Sex Pistols live & made bands, we listen to the bands & forget home-made friendly local new wave !

    Passive ? Active ? A question of era and comfort, maybe...

    Regional news ? Evolution of bands and styles in your town ? Underrated bands you know ?

    >>> Fanzine : write a short wiki (even "non"-neutral : special authorization) + links to samples, then share the link to your thread / article with your friends.
    Indie, electro, post-punk, psyche, mod, funky, ethereal, pop, transe, dream, doom, punk, stoner... All thing other than L. Gaga & sponsored stuff !

    And... Suggest connexions. Cheers :-)
  • Zeru ta Lur y Los Chichos : contra la anorexia musical ! . .

    27 Nov 2011, 18:08 by bertrand-escaff

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  • 2009: The Year in Review

    30 Dec 2009, 21:38 by gillianMFC

    All the cool kids are doing it!


    25. Real EstateReal Estate
    Psychedelic surf-rock with a pretty cool album cover. Brah.
    Highlight: Suburban Dogs

    24. BibioAmbivalence Avenue
    Ever wondered where the human side of electronica was? This is it.
    Highlight: Lover’s Carvings

    23. Black DiceRepo
    Total craziness that’s really hard to listen to but actually ends up being fun. Music for the ADHD, electronic noise-loving set.
    Highlight: Chicken Shit

    22. Sonic YouthThe Eternal
    Because they can never make a bad album and I will always love them.
    Highlight: Leaky Lifeboat (For Gregory Corso)

    21. Fuck ButtonsTarot Sport
    So what if their songs go on forever and one bleeds into the next? So what if this isn’t as great as last year’s Street Horrsing? It’s still full of trippy, late-night goodness.
    Highlight: Rough Steez, but it’s hard to tell.

    20. Cymbals Eat GuitarsWhy There are Mountains
    Kind of like Lonesome Crowded West, but these guys take themselves more seriously than Isaac Brock. Unfortunately, they never reveal why there are mountains.
    Highlight: Indiana

    19. The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    I’m a total sucker for these shoegaze revival bands. And what an appropriate name for this band; it’s so hard when all you want is for people to just… fucking… like you. A simple desire, and one accomplished nicely.
    Highlight: The bassline on Come Saturday.

    18. Volcano ChoirUnmap
    Oh hey, Bon Iver! You sound creepier and more atmospheric this year!
    Highlight: Cool Knowledge

    17. Monsters of FolkMonsters of Folk
    After opening with the decidedly un-folk Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.), this debut album from the young supergroup got folkier. And more interesting.
    Highlight: Sandman, The Brakeman, And Me

    16. PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    Once you get past the terrible album name, you’re stuck with pure indie pop bliss. Sofia Coppola’s baby dad delivers some of the most fun songs this year. Shame I missed them by an hour at ACL.
    Highlight: Lizstomania

    15. Neon IndianPsychic Chasms
    Have you ever listened to a record that gave you the “where the fuck am I?” feeling? This is one of those.
    Highlight: Should Have Taken Acid With You

    14. The Dead WeatherHorehound
    Sometimes, when you read about a band, you imagine what they sound like. The Dead Weather sounds EXACTLY like I imagined them, and that is in no way a bad thing.
    Highlight: I Cut Like a Buffalo (What does that even mean?)

    13. Mos DefThe Ecstatic
    Welcome back! Mos Def has crafted a clever, original album, probably the best in rap this year. What amazes me most, though, is how he managed to rhyme something with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Wow.
    Highlight: Supermagic

    12. Dan DeaconBromst
    Cacophony. Utter cacophony. But it’s gorgeous.
    Highlight: Snookered

    11. The Big PinkA Brief History of Love
    Sonically huge. This album fits in perfectly with the throwback sounds of 2009, while still managing to sound a little different. And no, it has nothing to do with The Band.
    Highlight: Dominos

    10. Atlas SoundLogos
    Bradford Cox does it again. Once you can get past the disturbing cover art, you discover an album full of surreal goodness.
    Highlight: Walkabout

    9. The Flaming LipsEmbryonic
    The Flaming Lips are an endlessly likeable band. Then they go and make an album like this; an album very few people understand. According to Wayne Coyne himself, it’s supposed to be a cross between Miles Davis and Joy Division. I’m not sure I’m following him correctly, but the bizarrely seemless transition between Evil and Aquarius Sabotage is thrilling.
    Highlight: See the Leaves

    8. Death…For The Whole World To See
    Technically, this album is not a 2009 album. It was recorded in 1974 by a couple of black punks from Detroit but not released until now, upon their reunion. Does it fit in with great releases from say, MC5 and The Stooges? Absolutely. Does it fit in with the best recordings of this year? Absolutely.
    Highlight: Politicians in My Eyes

    7. Fever RayFever Ray
    She’s completely bizarre and she owns it. Swedish weirdo Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife strikes out on her own, and it's just as good, if not better than, Silent Shout.
    Highlight: Seven

    6. Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca
    Total ear-candy. This album is different than anything else out there this year. Also, Solange Knowles covered it, which aaaalmost makes her the cooler Knowles sister. Almost.
    Highlight: Stillness Is the Move

    5. The AntlersHospice
    A beautiful, haunting album. I can’t say a whole lot more about it... just listen.
    Highlight: Sylvia

    4. JapandroidsPost-Nothing
    I still can’t decide if this is the best or worst band name I’ve ever heard. But their fuzzy, loud, shout-along anthems are infectious and make for really good driving-alone-while-blasting-your-stereo sing-alongs.
    Highlight: Young Hearts Spark Fire

    3. GirlsAlbum
    Early 60’s guitars and melodies hiding behind a giant wall of sound; doesn’t get much more nostalgic than that.
    Highlight: Hellhole Retrace. Thanks, Pitchfork!

    2. Grizzly BearVeckatimest
    Harmonies are always a good thing. I had the privilege of seeing this band live, in the pouring rain, at ACL this year and I’m always impressed when bands can replicate their studio sounds perfectly onstage (although I’ve heard that at smaller, more intimate gigs, the guys experiment a bit, which would have been cool). From haunting, empty-church songs to poppy melodies, Grizzly Bear has you covered for all the pretty music you wanted to hear this year.
    Highlight: Hard to pick one, but Ready, Able is fantastic, especially paired with its claymation video. My most played is Southern Point.

    1. Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavillion
    Everyone is putting the same album on top of their lists (except Rolling Stone, who picked U2, but Bono is probably paying them to do that), and for good reason. From the very beginning of In the Flowers, Merriweather surrounds you in its other-worldy atmosphere and doesn’t let go until long after the final notes of Brother Sport have faded away. Animal Collective has always been awesome, but never before have they reached their full potential. Merriweather will be a hard act to follow, but I’m looking forward to hearing them try.
    Highlight: The hypnotic buildup of My Girls or the controlled chaos of Brother Sport.

    OTHER GOOD MUSICAL MOMENTS (In no particular order)

    1. Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic ZerosHome
    A really fun song.

    2. HealthGET COLOR
    I almost got to see them live this year. Damn curfew.

    3. CrocodilesSummer of Hate
    A good album for driving home from your shitty summer job.

    4. Venetian SnaresFilth
    It grosses you out (a song called Pussy Splooge? ewwww) and engrosses you at the same time.

    5. Good EPs (in no particular order)
    No AgeLosing Feeling
    The DrumsSummertime!
    Massive AttackSplitting the Atom
    Animal CollectiveFall Be Kind
    Delorean - Ayrton Senna

    6. Bear in HeavenBear Rest Forth Mouth
    I’m not sure what this is, but it was good.

    7. Jay-ZEmpire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
    Excellent, excellent, excellent. I adore Alicia Keys and Hova is at the top of his game (still). Long live his retirement.

    8. The Beatles: Rock Band
    An absolutely genius idea: take everyone’s favorite band and let everyone be them! I actually bought a Wii just so I could get this game. And I beat it the other night and it was climactic. John, if you’re reading this from wherever you are, I love you.

    9. Lady Gaga
    Where is this woman from? Mars? As much as I hate to admit it, she completely fascinates me. And if you haven’t seen the Bad Romance video, I recommend it. I commend Miss Gaga for bringing performance art back to music and a little bit of weirdness back to mainstream pop.

    10. (500) Days of Summer Soundtrack
    Somehow, the people who made this movie reached inside my head and stole all the music I like. I still can’t hear Here Comes Your Man without picturing Joseph Gordon-Levitt drunkenly singing it at karoke. Ditto There Is a Light That Never Goes Out and the elevator scene. Ditto You Make My Dreams and the dance sequence.

    11. Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
    Probably the most annoying song of the year, even if it was really catchy... and I kinda liked it... Oh and if you can find the Biggie Party And Bullshit remix, it's hilarious.
    Pssst! Here:


    Note: There are some movies that I’m supposed to love that I haven’t yet seen, including The Hurt Locker, Broken Embraces, The Princess and the Frog, The Messenger, and A Single Man.

    10. Avatar
    To put it simply: Avatar is a very, very pretty movie with a very, very dumb and predictable plot. But the prettiness is why James Cameron wants you to see it. Humor him. He is, after all, the king of the world. Heh.

    9. The Hangover
    Hands-down the funniest movie of the year. Best part? Other than all of it, the ending credits are absolutely hilarious.

    8. Where the Wild Things Are
    A lot of people absolutely hated this movie for being pretentious, taking a book with barely ten lines of text and turning it into an hour and forty minute movie. However, it tapped into the inner child of everyone who saw it, which made it succeed. Kudos to Karen O & The Kids for the fantastic soundtrack.

    7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
    I love Wes Anderson for several reasons: his tactful use of soundtracking, his tactful use of Bill Murray, and his tactful use of my school as a filming location for Rushmore (tiny parts of it anyway). How would I have known his style would carry over so well into stop-animation? I have never, ever smiled so much during a movie in my life; and, although he’s disguised as a clever fox, George Clooney is absolutely George Clooney. And Bill Murray still succeeds.

    6. (500) Days of Summer
    Romantic comedies are usually pretty lame. By turning the formula on its head and then chopping and screwing it some more, Marc Webb succeeded in making this tale of love found and lost into a total charmer with a great soundtrack and, even with all their faults, very likeable protagonists.

    5. District 9
    Most pleasant surprise of the year. I expected to see a fun, interesting sci-fi flick. But what I got was something so much better. A relatively unknown South African director uses a relatively unknown South African actor (who I read wasn’t really an actor at all) to carry a movie that is so relevant and so interesting and so gripping. A metaphor for apartheid using cat food-loving aliens? I’m game. Say what you want about it, but you absolutely have to see this film. It’s incredible.

    4. An Education
    This movie surprised me (but not as much as District 9). Not that the plot was terribly shocking, but the extent to which I was able to relate to how often I continued to think about the film for the next few days. Excellent performance by newcomer Carey Mulligan as a teenage girl struggling with the same things all other teenage girls (myself included) struggle with, topped off by an affair with a charming older man.

    3. Up in the Air
    It’s hard to say what makes this movie so good. Is it George Clooney? Possibly. Is it Anna Kendrick? Perhaps. A story of a solitary man facing having to make connections, or a frequent traveler who may have to be grounded. Either way, it’s heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

    2. Up
    Pixar can do no wrong. In one of their best movies ever (which is hard to say because all their movies are brilliant), they combine the childlike and the mature to create not just a great and memorable family film, but a work of art.

    1. Inglourious Basterds
    Nazi-killing, gratuitous violence, Brad Pitt demanding scalps, someone called “The Bear Jew,” and Quentin Tarantino. It doesn’t get much better than this. The bar scene was pure genius, as was Christoph Waltz’ performance as the evil but charming Colonel Hans Landa.

    OTHER GOOD MOVIES (in no particular order):

    1. A Serious Man
    Weird, but the more I think about it the more I like it, especially their use of Jefferson Airplane and the kid being high at his own bar mitzvah. You win, dude.

    2. The Informant!
    Fat Matt Damon? Hilarious.

    3. Precious
    It’s hard to deny the stir this film has created this year. With Oprah and Tyler Perry latching on, I was skeptical (I’m not a fan of either of them), but I gave in. Precious manages to tear you down and lift you up, all within the course of an hour and fifty minutes. Kudos to Mo’Nique, someone nobody took seriously until now.

    4. Paranormal Activity
    A viral marketing phenomenon. The movie itself could have been a bit scarier, but you have to give the fans credit for making this as huge as it was.

    5. Adventureland
    When a movie starts off with Bastards of Young, it can’t be that bad.

    6. I Love You, Man
    The best argument for bromance since, well, ever.

    7. Zombieland
    I love zombie movies. I will see any zombie movie you throw in front of me. So, combining zombies with a parody (and the best celebrity cameo in the history of parodies, which I won’t ruin), Zombieland was pretty awesome.

    8. Moon
    Congratulations to Duncan Jones for breaking out of his father’s shadow. (Daddy is David Bowie, in case you didn’t’ know). A bit of a mindfuck, but really interesting.

    9. Jennifer's Body
    Probably the funniest movie I saw all year... because it was so awful. A lot of awful movies take themselves seriously, but this one didn't. And I loved it.


    10. The recession still isn't over
    My dad reminds me of this every time I try to do anything that costs money. So I guess it must be important.

    9. Jersey Shore
    MTV glorifies a few more idiots. This is the Real World, but with bad fake tans and too much hair gel. It's offensive and it's hilarious.

    8. Twitter
    Who really cares that you're going to the bathroom right now? I don't.

    7. Bernie Madoff finally goes to jail
    What a douchebag. Not only did he rip off individuals, but he ripped off countless charities, hospitals, and Jewish organizations. There are some people in this world who are truly evil, and Mr. Madoff is one of them.

    6. Chris Brown beats Rihanna
    All the potential he had went out the window. She emerges stronger and more successful. A sad, sad story indeed.

    5. Tiger Woods is really horny
    There are 272,053 members in the "I Have Also Slept With Tiger Woods" facebook group. Shame on you, Tiger.

    4. Swine Flu
    Oh, get over it already.

    3. Kanye West makes a complete fool of himself.
    I agree that Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) video is much better than Taylor Swift's... anything, really (but not the best of all time... that award goes to Thriller). However, what Kanye did was totally uncalled for and extremely rude. I do have a bunch of respect for Taylor, however, for 1. writing her own songs and 2. that monologue on SNL that was actually very funny. We all knew Kanye was an asshole, but now we know how MUCH of an asshole. Even the president called him out on it.

    2. Obama's Inauguration
    It was pretty badass. And while this hasn't exactly been a stellar year in politics, it's nice to remember when things were still optimistic.

    1. Michael Jackson dies
    When something really huge happens, people always say "I'll remember where I was when I heard blah blah happened." I'll never forget the look of shock on my mother's face when we turned on the kitchen TV to "King of Pop, Dead at age 50."

    So overall, 2009 was a pretty decent year. Here's to hoping 2010 is better! (It will be for me; I get to graduate high school.)
  • Thoughts on (Insert Topic Here)

    8 Apr 2009, 05:40 by gillianMFC

    This is what happens when you take amphetamines. You think too much too quickly.

    Things currently on my mind:

    1. New Silversun Pickups record
    A little grungy-sounding. And the singer's voice isn't as girly as it used to be. Maybe his balls finally dropped.

    2. Merriweather Post Pavilion
    I knew just from the album art that it was gonna be super-trippy and awesome. Get high and listen to it; I promise you'll have fun. Sounds like someone kidnapped the Beach Boys and dropped them in the jungle with just a few tabs of acid and Brian Eno. Which brings me to my next thought...

    3. Brian Wilson
    Not only did he mastermind the greatest "boyband" of all time, but he wrote some pretty insane music. SMiLE - what a fantastic record.

    4. Les Misérables:
    This is ridiculously nerdy of me and I will be mocked by readers for generations to come. But you must understand how much this musical means to me for several reasons.
    a. As a kid, my mother played the soundtrack on cassette in her car nonstop. So I knew the songs pretty well before ever seeing the show.
    b. I saw the show when I was ten and bawled hysterically as (SPOILER ALERT) almost everyone dies.
    c. My school just did it, and for some reason, seeing my friends portray characters I love and do the most amazing job really stirs something inside me.
    d. I overheard my friend Abbey, who played Cosette (and has a crazy-amazing voice:, tell a history teacher from school that everyone in the show had a "spiritual connection" to it and each other. I've never agreed with anything more in my life.
    e. A local theater company put on a professional production and I took two friends from another school for their birthdays. I cried the whole second act and sang THE WHOLE TIME. The interesting thing about Les Mis is that it's more like an opera - entirely sung.
    f. I like things about French people fighting. Don't ask me why.
    g. If you have a facebook, this is work seeing:
    ^Yes, I'm in there. And no, you won't find me in the mass of huddled poor folks.

    5. Boyfriend (aka Ian)
    Coolest dude ever. I never date laid-back people, so this is a welcome change. Also, he's fucking rad and has good taste in everything. And he's a foot taller than me...

    And before his hair grew back:

    Soooo punk.

    6. Sleep. I need it desperately. Oh, so deprived.

    7. Happy Passover to my fellow Jews. Good luck avoiding bread for the next 8 days.

  • Wow

    26 Mar 2009, 21:11 by techno-shit

    Wed 25 Mar – Kings of Leon

    Definitely would go see these guys again. I was so amped as soon as I heard the opening chord for Closer start playing (my favourite song), and it kept up through the whole concert. Was incredible when everyone sung along to Sex On Fire and Use Somebody. Also was so thankful they played heaps of older music, as it was good to have variety. At first I was a little disappointed it was merely a "concert" not a "show" with extras etc. But I've decided it was a good thing, they're not an overly showy band, and to add bits of theatrical elements into it would've seemed fake.
    Highlights; Closer, Knocked Up, King Of The Rodeo, Sex On Fire, California Waiting and The Bucket.