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Free download: warchalking.bandcamp.com Having previously impressed us with two original one-man-acoustic-rock-soundscapes, 2007′s self-titled and 2008′s much loved “Stratum”, Warchalking seemingly vanished from o...
Free download: warchalking.bandcamp.com Having previously impressed us with two original one-man-acoustic-rock-soundscapes, 2007′s self-titled and 2008′s much loved “Stratum”, Warchalking seemingly vanished from our airwaves. Now, five years on, he’s back, and this time he’s got a backing band behind him. The driving forces behind the songs are the same – sagacious wordsmithery for the mind and boozy guitar riffs for the body – but the volume has been cranked up to the maximum. Essentially this set-up sounds like potential fulfilled, foot to the floor, windows down, squeezing every last drop of daydreamer gasoline from the tank. It could quite conceivably have been a third in a trilogy of acoustic masterpieces, but instead “Diplomancy” pushes onto the next level and hopes it doesn’t crash off a cliff. Simply put, you sense that this is one record that had to be made. Perhaps not as radical as Dylan going electric, but the same idea, the same thirst for experimentation and development. There is much to love about it, from reworked old songs to polished new offerings. It is as much a dazzling geographical journey through the new world swamps and bars of Missouri to the old world of Europe, as it is a dark psychological journey across continents of thought. Like all Warchalking records, it is chasmically and fluently deep and yet at the same time it is deliberately dumb and swaggering. I suppose it’s really up to you whether you want to dive down or else dance on the precipice. But enough of me rambling on in metaphors. To find out what the record is really all about, I caught up with Kris Baranovic and asked him everything you need to know about it: It’s been a while since the last Warchalking record (Stratum, 2008). What took you so long? Life happened. It’s not that those years weren’t productive. The Kaleidonauts record was a lot of fun and a lot of work, and there’s been bits recorded here and there. After Stratum, the Warchalking concept felt too cathartic, and I was very tired of making all the decisions. Collaboration and cooperation were necessary. Tigermouse was so much fun and so creatively generative to make that the time seemed right to get a band together, even if we only played once or twice a year in front of people. Instincts were wrong, and three bands materialized and collapsed over the course of three years. Then the Phasetron project took root, and while we were recording 7=5, I wrangled those fellas and a few other friends of mine to pitch in on a Warchalking record. So here we are. Why “Diplomancy”? Are there any recurring themes on it? Diplomancy is the combination of “diplomacy” and the suffix “-mancy,” as in necromancy or neuromancy, implying magic and sorcery. The concept came from a collaborative poem about those moments of magic at a bar or party or social event where a person hits complete equilibrium with their substances and their chatter, and everything that comes out of their mouth is perfect for every moment. The night flies by, people leave charmed and happy, and the charmer goes home and feels for one fleeting moment that maybe they’re not a horrible person, that life has meaning, that the high points outnumber the lows. That theme is embedded in most of the songs, and is present in the settings. These are songs about being out on the town, being out of town, or trying, and diplomancy, although not always at work, is always present in those places. On this record you’ve gone from being a one-man acoustic troubadour to fronting a 4-piece electric band. It’s quite a change. What are the pros and cons of the band set up as opposed to flying solo? I’ve been in bands since high school, so working with people feels more comfortable. The pros are there are people to say ‘no’ to ideas, which limits some of the schlock that haunts the da
12 days ago
Hello, dear readers! We have been good to you, posting at least one free album every day this year, but August calls us away to other destinations and time with family.Since leaving New York, Oddio Overplay has been based in the Arizona ...
Hello, dear readers! We have been good to you, posting at least one free album every day this year, but August calls us away to other destinations and time with family.Since leaving New York, Oddio Overplay has been based in the Arizona desert at Rancho Oddio. Lemme tell ya, August is not the time to visit el rancho. Everything slows down as temperatures and humidity climb. Triple digit (F) weather for several months in a row starts catching up with you when August rolls around.So, as the Tempos and the Happenings used to say, "See you in September!" Until then, how about catching up on the years of music we have promoted? Enjoy your August!Cheers and Sunshine,Katya Oddio
19 days ago
Founded in 1888, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest) of the Netherlands is widely recognized at the greatest symphony orchestra in the world.Together with Radio 4 Netherlands, the Royal Concertgebouw Orches...
Founded in 1888, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest) of the Netherlands is widely recognized at the greatest symphony orchestra in the world.Together with Radio 4 Netherlands, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra shares a concert series available for download. The series was released in 2009 to celebrate the 80th birthday of famed conductor Bernard Haitink.The three brilliant symphonic works conducted by Bernard Haitink include: Georges Bizet- Symphony in C Major Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" The Bizet is spectacular, and the Beethoven and Schmann are top-notch, too. Each download is accompanied by cover art and information.Official Website | Wikipedia | Facebook | AllMusicMusic License: © All Rights ReservedArtist Location: based at the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 days ago
Performing right now with the Mingus Big Band and with the Ed Jackson Quartet and serving as piano faculty for the UMass-Amherst's Jazz in July Summer Music Program, jazz pianist Helen Sung is hot. Hear for yourself on her album Live At ...
Performing right now with the Mingus Big Band and with the Ed Jackson Quartet and serving as piano faculty for the UMass-Amherst's Jazz in July Summer Music Program, jazz pianist Helen Sung is hot. Hear for yourself on her album Live At The Blue Note.Personnel: Helen Sung, piano; Steve Wilson, alto/soprano saxophones; Dwayne Burno, bass; Donald Edwards, drums From her bio:An award-winning classical pianist before jazz intervened..., Houston native Helen Sung is blazing her own path. A Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance graduate, she went on to win the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and is now enchanting listeners everywhere with an imaginative, modern artistry that thoroughly captivates: her music swings, it's funky, intelligent, and utterly unique.In addition to her first-rate albums and band, Sung currently appears with fine ensembles including the Mingus Big Band, T.S.Monk, and Terri Lyne Carrington's Grammy-winning Mosaic Project. Take the journey with this rising artist named by Wynton Marsalis as one of his 2011 "Who's Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch"!Official Website | Flickr | YouTube Music License: © All Rights ReservedArtist Location: New York, USA* Sung's website was built by Ben Azzara
21 days ago
Here is an album of selections from a live performance of contemporary compositions by Karlheinz Essl performed by classical pianist Víctor Trescolí on toy piano and grand piano and processed by Essl with live-electronics.The concert was...
Here is an album of selections from a live performance of contemporary compositions by Karlheinz Essl performed by classical pianist Víctor Trescolí on toy piano and grand piano and processed by Essl with live-electronics.The concert was held at New Theatre of the Fine Arts School Alfons Roig at Universitat Politècnica de Valencia. Videos of the performance are on the release page. Below is a work not included in the album.For more toy piano works, please see the Oddio Overplay article "The Underappreciated Kinderklavier" and associated compilation mix at the Free Music Archive.Víctor Trescolí | Karlheinz Essl | Audiotalaia LabelMusic License: © CC BY-NC-NDArtist Location: Valencia, Spain and Vienna, Austria
23 days ago
The brand new release this week, Love Letters And Broken Hearts, from Gumbo Soul Music features singer and keyboardist Dionne Bromfield. Her voice is lovely, controlled, and jazzy. Her songs are from the heart.Bromfield on keys and voice...
The brand new release this week, Love Letters And Broken Hearts, from Gumbo Soul Music features singer and keyboardist Dionne Bromfield. Her voice is lovely, controlled, and jazzy. Her songs are from the heart.Bromfield on keys and voice is joined by Derrick Hines playing bass guitar and Robert Campbell on drums.This Dionne Bromfield is an American performer. It seems, however, that the images embedded in some of the mp3s may be British pop and soul singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse goddaughter and collaborator, and TV celebrity of the same name, Dionne Julia Bromfield. Confusing. See Dionne's bio below.Dionne Bromfield Love Letters + Broken Hearts Ep by Dionne Bromfield + Gumbo Soul MusicGumbo Soul Music writes:Dionne Bromfield is fabled to have been born with microphone in-hand. She was raised engrossed in performing and worship artistry by her classically trained jazz pianist father and choir director mother. This eclectic artist grew up active in music, theater and dance but perhaps the greatest impressions were left when she was given a chance to “sit-in” with her family’s bands, vocal groups and orchestras. Dionne emerged on the professional Colorado music scene as a teen and, because of her sophisticated musical ear, attention to detail, and ability to effectively adapt her sound to most sounds and styles of music, was quickly dubbed a chameleon.Not your average “Pop Girl”, Dionne earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Music, studying musical techniques ranging from jazz and classical to soul, gospel and Negro spirituals. A former Fisk University Jubilee Singer ™ (Nashville, TN), Dionne renders a unique, youthful artistry infused with spoken word and many music genres including soul, classical, rock and Christian music. As a writer, she draws from her faith, experiences, observations and education. As a result, compositions and arrangements are an eclectic art form of their own. She calls her musical blend of storytelling “Life Music”. Currently, Dionne is materializing as an artist to watch. She also remains a highly sought after session and stage vocalist, songwriter and arranger. Dionne’s passionate delivery, personal testimonies, poetic styling and magnetic energy produce a distinct and refreshing experience for all “within reach”.Music License: © All Rights ReservedArtist Location: Atlanta
24 days ago
United State of Electronica, or U.S.E, is a Seattle, Washington based dance rock band. The U.S.E self-titled album United State of Electronica feels like Daft Punk as power pop. Fun at parties! Check out the first track, "It Is On", and ...
United State of Electronica, or U.S.E, is a Seattle, Washington based dance rock band. The U.S.E self-titled album United State of Electronica feels like Daft Punk as power pop. Fun at parties! Check out the first track, "It Is On", and see if you are smiling before the end.United State of Electronica by U.S.ESmiling yet? Here's the whole album!United State of Electronica by U.S.EOfficial Website | Bandcamp | Facebook | myspace | Wikipedia Music License: All Rights ReservedArtist Location: Seattle, Washington, USAImage: U.S.E promo photo from official website gallery
25 days ago
Today's selections are albums of original compositions incorporating samples from existing works. The end results of the process are fun!FILM NOIR, SPACE AGE POPSlipper (Sam Dodson) - Attack of the Killer LobstersYou Are Not Stealing Rec...
Today's selections are albums of original compositions incorporating samples from existing works. The end results of the process are fun!FILM NOIR, SPACE AGE POPSlipper (Sam Dodson) - Attack of the Killer LobstersYou Are Not Stealing Records, 2006© CC BY-NC-NDMULTICULTURAL DANCELes Oreilles En Ballades - SandwichIndependent Release, 2006© CC BY-NC-NDDEMENTED POLKAG.G. Allin's Dick - King Of The RoadYou Are Not Stealing Records, 2005© CC BY-NC-NDELECTRO DANCENood - Shaped Like A TacodBUT Recordings, 2000© ? "NOOD resist stupid copyright laws"BIG BEAT POPThe Coconut Monkeyrocket / Martinibomb - SPLIT!Comfort Stand Recordings, 2004© CC BY-NC-NDDANCEGorowski - Simulators CanWM Recordings, 2007© CC BY-NC-SA
26 days ago
The intuitive improvization group Knyaz Mishkin of Belarus has been performing together for more than 22 years. The ever-changing musician lineup is under the direction of the group's founder, guitarist Leanid Narushevich.The skill of th...
The intuitive improvization group Knyaz Mishkin of Belarus has been performing together for more than 22 years. The ever-changing musician lineup is under the direction of the group's founder, guitarist Leanid Narushevich.The skill of the performers and their improvisational ability to work off of one another is apparent in this collection of three performances, Usialiakaje (1:08:02). offered at the impressive, cutting edge HAZE netlabel.For more works by the Knyaz Mishkin ensemble, see the HAZE, Clinical Archives, Classwar Karaoke, and suRRism-Phonoethics netlabels, the Free Music Archive, and the Internet Archive.Official Website | Discogs | FMA | Bandcamp | myspace | ReverbNation | Live JournalMusic License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0Artist Location: Minsk, Belarus
28 days ago
Sometimes Mondays just need a kick start of death metal, right? Envenom by Cydocore is ready to get your Monday moving. last.fm | Jamendo | Metal Archives | myspace | Murder Gore RecordsMusic License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAArtist Loc...
Sometimes Mondays just need a kick start of death metal, right? Envenom by Cydocore is ready to get your Monday moving. last.fm | Jamendo | Metal Archives | myspace | Murder Gore RecordsMusic License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAArtist Location: Novska, Croatia
29 days ago