July 31, 2008
In schimb, live-ul lui Sillyconductor a sunat cam de 100 de ori mai bine decat la MNAC, la Rokolectivul din aprilie, unde sunetul s-a lovit de peretii Casei Poporului si a cazut cu zgomot pe jos. Acum, la Ruse, a sunat ca visul unui soricel megaloman care a adormit ascultand muzica simfonica dupa ce s-a intors de la clubbing si a visat ca e om si compozitor.
Pentru că sîntem convinși că cititorii au nevoie de o astfel de revistă (care în momentul de față lipsește de pe piață), dar și pentru că cel mai mare capital al ei au fost colaboratorii și grafica peformantă care i-a pus în valoare, am decis să continuăm folosind același concept pe care noi înșine l-am brevetat.
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July 30, 2008
AVC: What did you discover, revisiting these songs that were written more than 25 years ago?
PH: Until we decided that we were going to do it and started rehearsing it, I hadn't actually listened to the album for many years, so it was quite interesting coming back. It was a little like listening to a different band, really. I had this perspective from it that I've never had before, and it really struck me how interesting the album was. It wasn't quite as commercial as I remembered. I think in my mind—because we'd had so many million-selling hits on the record, and the album itself had sold millions—I thought it must have been very commercial. But listening to things like "Georgia" and "The New Stone Age," I realized that, no, actually, it was quite experimental. Not to mention the title track, which is completely mad. And I do think those songs stand the test of time—which I definitely can't say about all the records I've made. [Laughs.]
July 29, 2008
Here’s what they did - to celebrate the 4th of July this year they declared the best band, best solo artist, and best new band from each of the 50 states in the United States of America. It’s a nice list they made, but it got me thinking. I decided I’d like to set out to discover who I’d pick -myself, based upon no criteria other than the person had to be from the applicable state and had to be a singular musician- who I’d pick as the Top Musicians (of All-Time) From Each of the 50 States.
July 28, 2008
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July 27, 2008
Geoff, I read recently that you said once that you didn’t quite get the whole trip-hop thing at the time…
Geoff Barrow: We just were a band and basically, it so happened that there was this genre named in and around us that we were never really into at all. If any record was coming out with the name trip hop on it, it usually went out of the window as quick as it came in. I don’t consider Tricky as trip hop, I don’t consider Massive Attack as trip hop. It was something that meant two things; it meant something in England, and it meant something else abroad. Abroad, it wasn’t seen as a bad thing. It was just a cool thing. In America, it was the British and European cool sound of hip-hop. In Spain and Italy, it was seen as cool alternative music, emotionally charged, heavy kinda of music. In England, for me, it was kind of weird background music that I was never into. You had people who actually called themselves trip hop, and that was enough for me to go ‘I don’t care’. We were listening to Public Enemy, Adrian was listening to Sonic Youth… My music tastes have changed because I’ve gone out of hip-hop and gone into rock, avant-garde, krautrock… We’ve never been soft in what we do. Over time, tracks like It Could Be Sweet could be perceived as soft, but it actually comes from a tradition of British soul music more than anything else.#link >>>