We know that technological progress can outpace the law. The music industry is one such poster child where existing copyright law is as old as the hills, with some legislation dating back to 1909. The last major re-visit occurred in 1998, which is still B.S. (Before Streaming), so we are long overdue for a big catch-up. The Music Modernization Act
Tom Waits has been quiet these past few years. Thanks to Marc Ribot, Waits has broken his 2-year song silence by appearing on Songs of Resistance 1948 – 2018, Ribot’s new album of protest songs. “Bella Ciao” is as Italian anti-Fascist folk ballad and Waits brings his best gravel to the mix.
Ecce homo, “behold the man”, are the words spoken by Pontius Pilate as he presented a bound and crowned Jesus Christ to the angry masses before the Crucifixion. It has been referenced throughout history by painters, writers, poets, and philosophers. I owned a copy of the work by Nietzsche, a first printing from 1908 with decorations by Henry van de
Music lists, you gotta love ’em. Pitchfork has just posted their picks for the 200 best albums of the 1980s, in descending bestest order. And it goes a little something like this:
I wonder if many of you, like me, run into this issue when making a list: there is simply too much music to share. Add to this the desire to deliver something of interest to a larger group of readers, and (for me) this effort inevitably results in a too long list of disparate selections, and/or a playlist so deep
“Cecilia is the dissociative metamorphosis of dj/producer BABI AUDI (NYC, Montreal) known for unsettling yet cinematic Club Dead LTD (Hoss Records), Mommy Dust (self-released), 6 page letter ( DIS magazine). Her new EP “Charity Whore” is out now on the new Imprint GROOMING Label. “Charity Whore” is a continuous 21 minute recording which progresses through four distinct acts ; the
Kan Wakan is Gueorgui Linev, a Bulgarian born, LA-based composer and producer. Phantasmagoria Vol. 1 is his new record, the first of a planed trilogy, featuring vocalist Elle Olsun, drummers Ian Chang (Son Lux) and Gene Coye (Flying Lotus), and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. All told, they mix up a light-headed heady potion of orchestral pop that’s easy to listen
This is the first of a number of lists that I started to compose in my head when you were still at AudioStream, but never got round to sending.
Have you danced with Ducasse? Done the Maldoror mambo? Lindy Hop’d with Lautréamont? Swiss avant-garde black metal band Schammasch are digging into Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror and The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite is the first release of a planned series.
The infamous Nurse With Wound list is the band’s guide to their musical influences, originally included in their first record Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella from 1979 (whose title comes from the madly mad and lovingly long prose poem “Les Chants de Maldoror” by Comte de Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasse) first published in