Episode 28 - I Know Sandman
- 01. Pethrol - As Far as I Know
- 02. Nicolas Jaar - No
- 03. Jacques Greene - Afterglow
- 04. Worriedaboutsatan - This Restless Wing (feat. Vincent Cavanagh)
- 05. Lavinia Meijer - Ambre
- 06. Weird Dreams - The Ladder
- 07. Lung Dart - Healthy Functional Tissue
- 08. Zammuto - It Can Feel so Good
- 09. La Roulette Rustre - Madame
- 10. La Roulette Rustre - Un gout De Folie
- 11. Crippled Black Phoenix - Deviant Burials
- 12. Esben and the Witch - The Wolf's Sun
- 13. Trudy and the Romance - Sandman
Nicolas Jaar is an American composer and recording artist based in New York. Among his notable works are the albums Space Is Only Noise (2011), Pomegranates (2015) and Sirens (2016). He is known in the club world for his various dance 12" EPs he put out from 2008 to 2011. Since his first album, he has embarked on more explorative directions, performing a 5-hour improvisational concert at PS1,releasing a large volume of experimental recordings through his label 'Other People'. In 2015, Jaar scored Dheepan by director Jacques Audiard (winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015). Jaar is also half of the band Darkside (Psychic, 2013).
His second studio album, Sirens, was released in September 2016.
From Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw to New York’s Carnegie hall, Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer has shown many audiences around the world that she performs all-round solo recitals with just her and her harp.
“My goal is to make the harp better known as a solo-instrument, with all its possibilities, which are often still unknown with the wider audience. There is definitely good repertoire written for the harp in the past, but in order to reach new audiences, it’s crucial to keep gaining new music for this particular instrument. To show the many different styles and colors you can make with the harp and to keep exploring in many different directions are what motivates me to be a musician.” – Lavinia Meijer
Born in South Korea and adopted into a Dutch family, Lavinia is now based in the Netherlands. She studied under the guidance of Erika Waardenburg at the conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam, where she received her Bachelor and Masters degrees of Music with the highest distinction. She has followed masterclasses not only with renowned harpists like Jana Bouskova, Isabelle Moretti, Daphne Boden, Maria Graf, Skaila Kanga and Susann McDonald, but also with other musicians, such as Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Anner Bijlsma (cello), Willem Brons (piano) and Theo Olof (violin).
Besides performing the standard harp repertoire, she also experiments with electronic music, theatrical music and jazz. She has performed with pop singers and bands, such as Giovanca, the Golfclub, and Jenny Lane. She worked together with the modern dance group Leine and Roebana and toured with them through the Netherlands in 2008. Her broad interest to find new sounds on the harp has let her to meet the American composer Philip Glass in 2011. He invited her to his own concert in the Melkweg in Amsterdam where she performed his Metamorphosis on the harp. “You are the special effect of this evening”, he commented after the show.
Weird Dreams is the nom de plume of the now Paris-based multi-instrumentalist, Doran Edwards.
New record, Luxury Alone, represents a transformation from the 2012 debut album Choreography’s guitar and harmony driven powerpop, to a more introspective synth and fantasy focused sound.
Luxury Alone was inspired at different points by the work of Daido Moriyama, Robert Ashley, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Eliane Radigue and Broadcast. An abstraction of personal, private emotion and a projection of a fantasy image, the album was written, recorded and mixed in a 4 year period of uncertain times that documents loss, de-realisation and the constructing of a new identity.
Edwards was joined by Dave Wade Brown and Michael Bateson-hill in the studio, and plays live as a five piece with Bateson-Hill (Keys), Samuel Mason (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Turner (Bass) and Cedric Monzali (Drums).
La Roulette Rustre
Un mélange subtil de Pink Floyd (pour la démesure), Ferré (pour la plume et la verve), Archive (pour le son), Zappa (pour l’absence de frontières) et enfin des Ogres de Barback (pour tout le reste)…
On obtient LA ROULETTE RUSTRE, sortes d’Enfants Terribles modernes à la poésie étrange.
LA ROULETTE RUSTRE propose un étonnant alliage musical cuivré, entre chanson à quatre voix, et matière sonore aux accents rock progressif. Il en transpire leurs racines lorraines, celles du fer et de l'acier.
LA ROULETTE RUSTRE nait il y a 10 ans bien sonnés, en pleine mouvance Têtes Raides, Mano Solo, Rue Kétanou. L’identité de son trio originel, Florent Cautenet, Emilie et Camille Povillon, est soudée lors d’une tournée initiatique en Roumanie en 2003. Ils sont tous trois animés déjà par une soif intarissable de libertés et de rencontres musicales.
L’empreinte du groupe se forge ensuite à coup de tournées improbables…
Comme au Burkina Faso en 2010 en se mêlant aux anciens musiciens-griots de Victor Démé (les Frères Diarra) … En passant par la rue, à coups de cuivres, d’accordéon et de textes déclamés …
Et par les cafés-concerts où les collaborations ne manquent pas, jusqu’à dépasser la dizaine de musiciens sur scène, comme chez la mythique Paulette (54) en 2009.
A la fois rock et acoustiques, ils ont toujours ce souci du mot juste et poétique, pour toucher ou raviver les révoltes intérieures.
Le groupe se professionnalise en 2009, avec la sortie de son 3e album « Gratte la Peinture », en distribution nationale. C’est aussi le début d’un partenariat durable avec le réseau régional des musiques actuelles en Lorraine.
Entre 2012 et 2014, LA ROULETTE RUSTRE prend sa forme définitive, à 5 musiciens, en accueillant Romain Thomas (voix, guitare, composition, clavier et basse), puis Christophe Boulanger à la batterie, qui apportent de nouvelles couleurs à une riche palette.
Crippled Black Phoenix
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX have confounded critics trying to pin their style down ever since multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves recorded his first ideas in 2004 – which earned them tagging attempts ranging from “stoner prog” to “freak folk” to “psychedelic doom”.
Despite the wide range of musical leanings within their albums, there is a unifying dark streak and somber melancholy running through the songs.
Founder Justin Greaves had already made a name for himself as drummer for IRON MONKEY and ELECTRIC WIZARD among others.
When the multi-instrumentalist finally decided to stand on his own musical feet, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX were born as a project. This involves a changing cast of musicians and live set-ups, which mirror the ever ongoing evolution of the band and the fact that the songs were mostly not composed with their live performance in mind.
Between 2007 and 2016 a string of six critically highly acclaimed studio albums have been released from ‘A Love of Shared Disasters’ (2007), via ‘The Resurrectionists’ (2009, ‘Night Raider’ (2009), ‘(Mankind) The Crafty Ape’ (2012), ‘White Light Generator’ (2014). This was complemented by EPs ‘I, Vigilante’ (2010), ‘No Sadness or Farewell’ (2012), and ‘Oh’ Ech-oes’ (2015), the live recording ‘Live Poznan’ (2013), and the ‘200 Tons of Bad Luck’ compilation (2009).
Signing with Season of Mist in 2016 brought the E.P. ‘New Dark Age’ and the latest album ‘BRONZE’ which has been very well received by critics and fans alike.
Justin Greaves: guitar, backing vocals, bass (studio), drums (studio)
Daniel Änghede: guitar, vocals
Mark Furnevall: synthesizer, keyboard, organ, backing vocals
Daisy Chapman: piano, keyboard, vocals
Ben Wilsker: drums (live)
Tom Greenway: Bass
Jonas Stålhammar: guitar, backing vocals
Belinda Kordic: vocals
Esben and the Witch
Trudy and the Romance
Ladies and gentlemen, hot off the block it’s the kids that pop your cotton socks off, Trudy and the Romance baby.
These nowhere boys will leave you love drunk and weeping into your whiskey. With hollywood-tinged melodies and raucous guitar, they spit grit in the teeth of a Colgate grin.
The voice of the kids, if they did but know it.
Quote: “Never boring, never disappointing, makes you laugh and cry in equal measure, lovely stuff” Grandma Irene. It is clear that soulful, youthful Trudy and the Romance has a lot more to show the world.