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  • Digital Release : «Metaswing» out now !

    23 Sep 2010, 13:00 by BleedingArts

    Here is Metaswing, the new album of Syl Kougaï !



    Meta (from Greek: μετά) = It expresses, at the same time, reflection, change and succession, the act of going beyond, beside, between or with.
    Swing = This term is used to describe the sense of propulsive rhythmic “feel” or “groove”, especially when the music creates a visceral response such as feet-tapping or head-nodding.

    From now on, you can listen to it in its entirety.
    You can download it in Hi-Res in the format of your choice.
    We wish you a good listening and we’ll wait for your feedback with great interest.

    http://sylkougai.bandcamp.com/album/metaswing
  • Digital Release : «Metaswing» out now !

    23 Sep 2010, 12:59 by BleedingArts

    Here is Metaswing, the new album of Syl Kougaï !



    Meta (from Greek: μετά) = It expresses, at the same time, reflection, change and succession, the act of going beyond, beside, between or with.
    Swing = This term is used to describe the sense of propulsive rhythmic “feel” or “groove”, especially when the music creates a visceral response such as feet-tapping or head-nodding.

    From now on, you can listen to it in its entirety.
    You can download it in Hi-Res in the format of your choice.
    We wish you a good listening and we’ll wait for your feedback with great interest.

    http://sylkougai.bandcamp.com/album/metaswing
  • Equilibrium is the worst band ive ever seen live.

    20 Sep 2010, 14:39 by tomcatha

    Sun 19 Sep – Heidenfest 2010

    Horrible snoozefest, they have just 1 song and keep on playing it for an hour. Everything whats wrong with modern "viking/folk" metal aka keyboardy power metal with black metal influences.
    I bet all the kiddies who enjoyed this band left for Twilight of the Gods, which were in the end by far the best act of the day.
    Ill just go back to my Skyclad, Cruachan and Moonsorrow.

    EquilibriumTwilight of the GodsBathory
  • Apres moi le deluge - Leeds festival review

    1 Sep 2010, 20:04 by Bambi2803

    Fri 27 Aug – Leeds Festival 2010

    So yay! after 2009 Leeds being amazing, I had high hopes for Leeds Festival 2010. And (mostly) it didn't disappoint.
    One question - when did the private school rahs flood the place. It's a FESTIVAL why do you need that much make up. Anyway

    Caveat: a lot of these bands I didn't know before so if I'm a bit vague with names and faces my apologies

    Friday
    Modest Mouse

    It rained but still they put on a good set. Not much to say since I temporarily lost my phone but good even though it was pissing it down. 6/10

    Maccabees
    Love these guys, especially their second album and they really got the crowd going, judging by the amount of 14 year old boys moshing into me being REBELLIOUS YEAH (don't shout it, but they might have smoked some WEED! Oh how Daddy will be angry!). Particuarly liked the weirdly balaclava-clad saxophonists and trombonists. Highlights include Can you Give it and Love you Better. The crowd singing was tremendous, especially on Toothpaste kisses. 8/10

    Darwin Deez
    Well talk about getting the crowd going. A large amount of people in the Festival Republic Tent watched these guys. I only knew one song (Radar detector) but they got the crowd going. the lead singer high-fiving everyone at the barrier and telling everyone to chant 'reading sucks dick', and then breaking into an impromptu 'all the single ladies dance' stick in the memory. Didn't disguise the fact that they didn't have that many songs but have booked a ticket to see them in Leeds on the back of the performance and all my friends were likewise converted. 8/10

    Food Break

    Dizzee Rascal

    Did what he did best - got the crowd going. Bonkers was, well bonkers. A little cover of 'smells like teen spirit' was nice too. he's a traditional trope at festivals now and didn't really do anything different but when what he does works so well, why change it? 8/10

    Libertines
    Oh dear. Oh dear. I used to love the Libertines - listened to their 2 albums more times than I care to remember. I used to wake up to 'Narcissist' every day (don't ask). But I have never understood the adulation heaped on them by the UK music media and especially by some of their more rabid fans. If you were to believe them Pete Doherty, in his opium-smoking poetic glory is a rival to Shelley and Wordsworth. He's not. He has moderate talent for writing songs which he has entirely burnt out based on his last solo album and is no Bob Dylan by any stretch. And this performance, in its limpid, often turgid, glory, was the worst I saw all weekend. Much of the crowd loved it (I was in a part that was running a sweepstake on if he'd walk off - 3-4 songs in he did and I won £10, but he did come back), even though the songs lacked any pace compared to in studio , being lifeless, sexless joyless versions of the originals. It picked up some pace - 'Can't stand me now' was alright I suppose - but then it dragged on and on until they finally put the set out of its misery. Shambling, not in a good way. 2/10

    Arcade Fire
    I have waited to see this band longer than I care to remember - I couldn't go see them last time they played the SECC due to pneumonia. They really didn't disappoint. There weren't as many people as I thought they'd be, but it didn't matter. I'm not a big fan of the new album but live it came to life - 'Ready to start' was a perfect opener, surprise surprise. They played a lot of old Funeral songs, Neighborhoods 1,2,3, Crown of Love, Rebellion (Lies), Haiti and of course Wake Up and the favourites off Neon Bible, but a lot of their new stuff, Month of May for example, held up very well. I thought Rococo was out of place at a festival (Suburban War come on!) and Sprawl II couldn't compare to the fragile brilliance of Haiti as a Regine song but every song was performed with cathartic gusto. The backdrop, a suburban billboard complemented the set perfectly. Outstanding 10/10

    Saturday
    Wild Beasts
    Heard a lot of good stuff about these lads so this was a bit of a frustrating performance. Their vocals clearly are unique and sometimes it all came together quite beautifully but it did same as they weren't all there, either saving themselves for Reading or worn out, as they admitted, by 9 months touring. Some parts lagged but some parts shone. As I said, frustrating. 6/10

    The Drums
    From the lead singer's swagger on stage, you knew this would be a good performance. they didn't play let's go surfing (or if they did, I missed it) which is my favourite, but they had tons of energy, the crowd clapping along all the time. They did really command the place. Fun. 8/10

    Food

    The Like

    A trio of (very attractive) ladies who kept having to pull down their skirts, they were more than eye candy, with some very hummable if fleeting tunes (one in particular called Walk of Shame. Only downside was this very fat lady next to me making (what she thought were) sexy dance moves, which only succeeded in filling me with vomit, instead of desire. 7/10

    Tame Impala
    yeah I found out about these guys on Pitchfork. But (gasp!) I think Thom Yorke is up his own arse! Explain that hipsters! Or sue me, I don't care. But they were brilliant, mixing guitar that reminded me of early Led Zeppelin with the psychedlica of Animal Collective, with vocals straight out of the Stone Roses. It sounds like a collection of homages but it gelled perfectly into a unique and at times with its extended song lengths, thrilling experience. Only problem was the set was only 35minutes long but not their fault. Recommend. 9/10

    Foals
    Played a very energetic and fun setlist. I don't know the stuff off their new album but it was fun as their first definetly. insane crowd for this one. Highlight by far was Cassius which they played second. Not much else to say apart from see them live they're much better than on CD. 8/10

    Paramore
    I tried to go in with an open mind. But her voice is So. Fucking. ANNOYING. Every time she tried to warm up the audience and incessantly thanked everyone I wanted to cover her in duct tape and feed her through a wood chipper. Nasal doesn't begin to cover it. She played nine songs. Nine songs. I suppose the crowd cries of 'get off you're shit' and 'get your tits out' didn't help but she obviously wasn't having any fun. neither was I. 3/10

    Blink 182

    As with many people, when 12-14 I listened to these guys a lot. And they put on a bloody good show, with the most packed crowd I have ever seen, 360 spinning drum kit as well. highlights were 'what's my age again'. I left early so can't properly rate but a very solid show 8.5/10

    British Sea Power

    Caught the last 4-5 songs of this gig. not many people but they put on a good show, Lights out for Darker Skies and Waving Flags getting everyone going. They've stalled a bit in recent years but very much enjoyed this show but didn't see enough. 7/10

    Sunday
    New Young Pony Club
    For a band put on at half one, they really got everyone going. Again I only saw 5-6 songs, blame buses. Didn't know any of their stuff but lead singer really going for it and everyone enjoying themselves. Went and bought the album off the strength of what I saw. 7/10

    Girls
    Unusually a band better in studio than live. I liked their shoegaze and Velvet Underground touches and the stage strewn with flowers was a lovely touch but the lead singer's voice was nasal and hissing and the set went nowhere. 5/10

    Two Door Cinema Club
    Huge turnout for these lads and I soon saw why. Got the crowd moving, invented songs that often turned on guitar breakdowns and got everyone moving. Undercover Martyn and Do you want it all were brilliant. Played with an energy I wish Girls had had. 9/10

    The Big Pink
    terrible. well dominos was alright. But the crowd was dead the music was dead and I was out of there, picking up cups of cider to give back and so get money for a burger. 2/10

    Lostprophets

    Saw the end of their set. A huge banner with 'Mega Lolz!' raised a smile and though I hate most of their songs they did a decent job in getting the crowd moving. Covering Prodigy and DMX was a step too far though. 6/10

    Delphic
    Brilliant. These guys' dance touches really translate well to a festival setting, where on stage 3 big satellite dominated the stage. Doubt was electric and at the end - I'm not sure which song exactly - there was a cracking guitar solo. Their blend of dance and rock really went well and I think they'll be headlining places second album. Good show 9/10

    Queens of the Stone Age

    Josh Homme was born to play festivals. It's a brilliant festival. Why? "Look at those woman's fucking tits there, it's a good day". They played a lot of songs from Rated R that were heavy as always, including 'I think I lost my headache' that had a heavy heavy finish. No one Knows and a Song for the Dead brilliant as always but there was nothing special about the show - it did feel a bit cookie cutter and the crowd was docile surprisingly. I guess Homme was a bit annoyed at being relegated to warm up when he headlined the place 2 years ago. Recommended though. 8/10

    Phoenix
    Didn't expect much from these guys but they pulled off a show. liztmania was the highlight. The light show was indeed a spectacle (get it! a pun! Because in french fireworks is spectacle and the lights were a.... eh forget it). The lead vocalist ran around into the crowd and their songs got everyone moving. Again I didn't know the songs but have bought the album off the basis of that performance. Stunning. 9/10

    Marina and the Diamonds
    OK it was sunday night. I was tired. Everyone was tired. But even if I were fresh, not for one minute would I have been impressed by this unoriginal sub-par Florence and the Machine rip off, who oohhed and aaahhhed and gurgled her way through the setlist. like OMG! She wore hippy sunglasses isn't she unusual and wacky and kooky! Pity there were about 200 girls in the audience all dressed like her, all looking at each other in horror that they weren't a special little snowflake. There was one song called i'm not a robot or I'm not a chicken or something that was reasonably entertaining but she's such a rip off from Florence I'm surprised the Ginger Ninja isn't collecting royalties. 3/10

    Fin
  • A Hard Days Night - the opening chord is.........

    18 May 2010, 23:46 by FoxyFreedom

    We just read in someone's journal entry on this site lastfm that people still haven't worked out the opening chord to The Beatles A Hard Day's Night.

    Here is a clue for you: it is not one chord but TWO CHORDS played together on different instruments. Try it at home.It's not that difficult.

    If you are really desperate to know how it was done, send a message to our inbox on this site and we might tell you....but only if you can keep a secret
  • Timeghoul article + interview

    5 Mar 2010, 18:09 by tomcatha

  • 2009: The Year in Review

    30 Dec 2009, 21:38 by gillianMFC

    All the cool kids are doing it!

    TOP 25 ALBUMS

    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: http://hypem.com/track/928736/Notorious+BIG+-+Party+and+Bullshit+In+the+USA+Remix+

    TOP 10 MOVIES

    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.

    IMPORTANT CULTURAL MOMENTS

    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.)
  • Best albums of 2009

    24 Dec 2009, 19:12 by miguel88

    1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


    2. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic


    3. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns


    4. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion


    5. Pearl Jam - Backspacer


    6. A Camp - Colonia


    7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest


    8. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


    9. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up


    10. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career


    11. J. Tillman - Year In The Kingdom


    12. The Horrors - Primary Colours


    13. Ida Maria - Fortress 'round My Heart


    14. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night


    15. Mandy Moore - Amanda Leigh


    16. Regina Spektor - Far


    17. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs


    18. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing


    19. M. Ward - Hold Time


    20. Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio


    21. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM


    22. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone


    23. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below


    24. Sonic Youth - The Eternal


    25. Kevin Devine - Brother's Blood


    26. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)


    27. Japandroids - Post-Nothing


    28. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk


    29. Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers


    30. Rhett Miller - Rhett Miller


    NOT GOOD:
    The Bravery - Stir The Blood


    Weezer - Raditude


    Arctic Monkeys - Humbug


    Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum


    JUST TOO BAD:

    Muse - The Resistance

    I feel like I should say something here. Unless this albums is the soundtrack for a low-class film version of George Orwell's 1984, this shit is unacceptable.

    U2 - No Line on the Horizon

    Holy crap. Middle-age crisis, much, guys?

    Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

    Geez, grow up already.

    Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe

    Boring crap. I think they're done. FYI, Violator is still one of my favorite albums.

    Chris Cornell - Scream

    There are no words for this. It's just too much. I'm still trying to forget the pain caused by listening to this album.

    Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young

    Can we have The Strokes back please? Please, please, please? 'Cause I won't take another one of this Casablancas solo shit. Albert Hammond, Jr. did it better.
  • VIDEO CLIP : OPVERN, NEW TRACK ILLUSTRATED BY SARGE GRAFX

    18 Dec 2009, 17:09 by BleedingArts

    Watch the new animation by SArge grafX:

    http://www.vimeo.com/8246019

    track: OpVern
    artist: Syl Kougai
    http://sylkougai.com

    visual concept_2d/3d animation: sarge grafX
    www.myspace.com/sargegrafx
  • THE SECRET WEAPONS [PART1] : WALDORF MICROWAVE XT

    3 Dec 2009, 21:00 by BleedingArts

    Hi there,
    many people ask me what kind of machines and technics I use to make my sounds. So I decided to begin a serie of posts under the category Technology. I will talk about my instruments and the way I use them in order to share with you some of my secret weapons
    To begin with, here is the Waldorf Microwave XT, a synthesizer that uses a wavetable system based on the pioneered Wolfgang Palm’s PPG synths of the ’80s...
    Read the whole article at
    http://sylkougai.com