• ‘Nine Hundred’ en vente sur iTunes Store

    10 Dec 2007, 21:47 by borisMiles

    Depuis quelques jours, le EP "Nine Hundred" (5 titres sorti en 2006) de DevonMiles est distribué nationalement au format numérique. Si vous voulez le télécharger tout en nous soutenant, il vous en coûtera 4,95 € pour des fichiers “iTunes Plus”, c’est-à-dire avec un encodage supérieur et sans DRM.

    Certains sont nostalgiques du support physique (y compris nous-mêmes), mais la distribution numérique est la meilleure solution pour des groupes de notre “niveau” : la distribution physique nous est presque inaccessible, surtout sans album long format. On verra par la suite si nos prochains disques seront pressés, mais notre premier mode de distribution sera iTunes Store.

    Pour acheter le disque sur iTunes :

  • Streamable Track Gots - Jun 07

    9 Jun 2007, 02:12 by IanAR

    It's been over three months, since my Streamable Track Gots - Feb 07 journal entry, and another nice crop of my wanted tracks, have shown-up as streamable, on the tag.

    Dirty Pearl
    It's Been Done
    Love Is Stronger Than Death
    ... along with the rest of the great The Things We Do.

    Dance To The Underground (Playgroup Mix) Playgroup
    Dance To The Underground (Prance Mix By The Faint) The Faint
    Start A Fire (Justin Robertson's Revtone Vocal Mix) Justin Robertson
    Struggle (Adrian Sherwood / Mark Stewart Mutant Disco Dub Mix) Adrian Sherwood Mark Stewart
    ... along with the whole of the Electrify EP.

    Answer to Billy
    Blue Hills (In The Distance)
    Get Along
    Gonna Take My Dog for a Run
    Long Distance Driving
    ... and the rest of the tunes on Columbia Lane: The Last Sessions.

    Again & Again from The Bird and the Bee, which's now fully streamable.

    Out Come The Freaks but sadly not Wheel Me Out.

    Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours seemed to've become streamable, but very dissapointingly, it's a (actually a naff by Blue).

    If you've similar yearnings, for particular track to be streamable, please join the Streamable Track Wants group.
  • [UK, Channel 4] How Music Works - Rhythm

    5 Jun 2007, 13:36 by IanAR

    I watched a few of these shows on their first broadcast. I seems they're being repeated now, in the daytime. It seems to be going out each day, this week, 10:30 - 11:30.

    The second part - rhythm has just finished. Howard Goodall and the production team did a great job: factually, musically and visually. Explaining the roots and cross-pollination of the various characteristics of rhythm, over a timespan from to now.

    Due deference is given to BRAHMS, Fats Waller, Philip Glass, mother Africa and the Cuban melting pot. For once, Stevie Wonder is provided the über-superstar status he deserves (how it riles me when he's left out of all-time top twenty songwriter lists, and such).

    To me, the most interesting part was concerning a favourite piece of music Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of SpringPetrushka/The Rite of Spring. Since my teens, I've always made comparisons between this and , but while Howard was explaining s and s he made a quantum-leap to juxtapose Stravinsky's riot with the complex, usually voice driven, rhythms in - and yes, when I listen to it, I can hear that now!

    I'm going to set my alarm to remind me for the remaining two parts.

    A number of other musicians assisted on the program, including Drum Jam, who reminded me of my friend Smiley from Gambia. Drum Jam

    Some of the other music included was: Tennon Ryu (arranged by Mark Alcock), Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, Tera Haasa (arranged by Harjit Singh), Hope (feat. Faith Evans, composed by Terrel Carl Mitchell / C Morton / Jerome Frederik Taylor), Cao Cao Mani Picao (composed by Jose Carbo), Kizuna composed, Siegfried Idyll (performed by Northern Sinfornia), Romantic Piece No. 4 (performed by Steven Isserlis and Ana-Maria Vera), Steafan Hannigan - Bodhran drumming rhythms, The Seagull (performed by Shona Mooney), Zadok The Priest, Blue Danube Waltz (performed by Howard Goodall), Akhnaten Prelude, Drum Jam - Improvised African rhythms, Invention Number 6 (performed by Howard Goodall), Romany Czardas, Pineapple Rag (performed by Howard Goodall), T'Aint Nobody's Bizness If I Do (on a piano roll) (composed by Fats Waller / Harry Brooks / Andy Razaf), Ain't Misbehavin (composed by Waller / Brooks / Razaf), Honeysuckle Rose (composed by Waller & Razaf), O Duo - Improvised percussion rhythms, St Anthony Variations (performed by Howard Goodall & Raffaella Smith), The Message (composed by Edward Fletcher / Melvin Glover / Nathaniel Clifton Chase / Sylvia Robinson), Get It on (composed by Marc Bolan), En Guantanamo, Killing Me Softly With His Song (composed by Charles Fox / Norman Gimbel), Superstition, He's Misstra Know It All, brandenburg concerto no 5 (performed by Howard Goodall).
  • Bright Eyes Show in Omaha Review

    23 Jun 2006, 00:34 by goodlife11

    From the Omaha World Herald
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    Oberst and Bright Eyes rock on despite rain


    Bright Eyes at Memorial Park

    Conor Oberst performs at the free concert in Memorial Park on Saturday.

    The rain was heavy and the crowd wasn't gigantic, but homegrown indie rocker Conor Oberst and his Bright Eyes bandmates rocked out Saturday night before thousands of soaked fans at Memorial Park.

    Oberst's group took the stage about 8:10 p.m. It started pouring about five minutes later, continuing for about 45 minutes.

    "If you don't care about the rain, then we don't either," Oberst told the crowd. "We're going to play as long as you want us to play."

    The crowd's cheers amused Oberst, who looked up from under the hoodie that was tightly fastened around his head.

    Before the concert began at 6 p.m., Mayor Mike Fahey introduced Bright Eyes and the other two acts for the free concert, Omaha band Neva Dinova and Welsh singer Gruff Rhys.

    "We wanted to do something to say 'thank you' to Omaha's youth," Fahey said. He welcomed "locally grown, nationally known" Oberst.

    Bright Eyes gave a powerful performance, despite the downpour. The band played until about 9:45 p.m.

    Toward the end of the show, Oberst made political comments, even though he said the city had encouraged him not to.

    "That's not how my mother raised me," Oberst said.

    He said President Bush was an "idiot," and he condemned the Nebraska Legislature for approving a plan to split the Omaha Public Schools into three districts, one mostly white and two mostly minority.

    "We have to get together as a city," Oberst said. "I will move out of this city if that's what it's going to be like."

    A spokesman for the mayor estimated the crowd at more than 15,000 people at 8:30 p.m. Less than two hours earlier, Fahey said there were 8,000 to 10,000 at the park.

    Jennie Weberg, 28, of Omaha, arrived at the park about 3:30 p.m. She attends the Fourth of July concerts in Memorial Park each year. She said Saturday's crowd was fairly small compared to concerts past.

    "I've never seen this so empty before," she said early in the evening. "I was surprised."

    Most of those in attendance were between 18 and 25.

    Among the older concertgoers were Nancy and Michael McKibbin of Peru, Neb.

    Nancy McKibbin, 53, said nothing is better than a free concert. "Doesn't matter if they (the acts) are young or old, just as long as the music is good," she said.

    Michael McKibbin, 57, said the concert's "more contemporary" music was good. "Keeps things fresh," he said.

    Other events in Omaha likely kept some attendees away from the Bright Eyes concert, which preshow estimates had said could draw more than 20,000.

    Fahey said there probably were 20,000 people at Rosenblatt Stadium for the College World Series and 6,000 to 7,000 at the Playing With Fire blues concert series on the riverfront.

    Traffic around Memorial Park seemed to flow well. Neighborhood streets to the north were full of parked cars but were otherwise unaffected.

    Several people drank beer during Oberst's performance, even though alcohol is prohibited inside Memorial Park. At least one person was cited for possession of marijuana. Police said no serious problems occurred during the concert.

    New this year was a rule that prohibited people from staking out spots in the park days in advance of the concert. People were allowed in starting at 5 a.m. Some people came in at that time to claim spots and then left.

    Turns out the where didn't matter much - Oberst's vocals were audible from just about anywhere in the park.

    The music was a blend of folk and rock. Sometimes, the delicate mix of accordion, fiddle, keyboards and Oberst's guitar played second to the noise in the crowd.

    The rain drove many people away, but most stayed - huddling under blankets, trees and umbrellas. Some welcomed the rain, singing and dancing. Many dove down a hill on the east side of the concert area, sliding through the mud.

    Oberst was one with his young fans at Memorial Park. Among the songs he performed for them were "The First Day of My Life" and "Take It Easy (Love Nothing)."

    "Conor gave a great performance," said Hanna Bendler, 19, of Omaha. "The rain, the mood and Conor - it was all so fitting."

    World-Herald staff writers Conning Chu and Josh Swartzlander contributed to this report.

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