Brian Eno

Inside Brian Eno’s reissue series

Four classic Eno albums are under discussion<p>Fathoming the reissue history of <b>Brian Eno</b>‘s catalogue has proved frustratingly elusive. Information, it …

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Transmissions Podcast :: Paul Major / Favorite Reissues of 2017

Welcome to Aquarium Drunkard’s recurring Transmissions podcast. In the first half of this month’s episode, we tune into a discussion with Paul Major, …

Indie Music

Brian Eno, Roger Waters Respond To Nick Cave

<b>Brian Eno</b> and <b>Roger Waters</b> have responded to <b>Nick Cave's</b> assertion that they are "bullying musicians" over their stance on Israeli shows.<p>The Australian …

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Nick Cave calls Israel shows a “principled stand” against boycott campaign

Palestinian activists respond to Cave's decision<p><b>Nick Cave</b> has explained the reasons behind <b>The Bad Seeds</b> performing in Israel, despite pressure for …

Tel Aviv

Roger Waters in tirade against Nick Cave’s anti-boycott stand

Roger Walters has dismissed criticism that his long-term backing for the anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement represents at attempt …

Jewish Culture

The Healing Arts: Hisham Akira Bharoocha on His Exhibition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Brooklyn

Installation view, Hisham Akira Bharoocha “Reflections.”<p>MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER<p>Although the Brooklyn-based artist and musician Hisham …

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Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg Takes Spacey Trip With Sir Paul, Half of Daft Punk

Our take on the fifth album from the singer-actress<p>On her first LP in seven years, singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (daughter of Sixties French …

Music

Medicinal Music: 20 Records for Healing

• Lists<br>• Tom Watson / 12.05.17<p>For a dominant species, humans are intensely fragile creatures.<p>Our inherent physical and emotional complexities are what …

Thom Yorke

Nick Cave says he is playing Israel to make a stand against 'bullying' boycott campaign

Cave said that three years ago he had received a letter from musician Brian Eno asking him to sign "a list of people called Artists For Palestine", …

Keyboards

My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields on the Agony and Ecstasy of 'Loveless'

In the past few months, Kevin Shields nearly went bankrupt, as he pursued the seemingly Sisyphean task of making new, completely analog vinyl …

Jimi Hendrix

The simple statistical analysis that explains the entire history of popular music

In national security, social network analysis is used to identify potential terrorists. In marketing, it can uncover the Instagram influencers who are best positioned to sell a company’s product.<p>But social network theory—the study of how different people or things interact with one another, often …

Frank Zappa

The 50 Best Albums of 2007 | Pitchfork

• World Village<p>Aman Iman: Water Is Life<p>50<p>It’s easy to get caught up in the story of Tinariwen: They descend from some of the world’s last truly nomadic peoples-- the Kel Tamashek or Tuareg-- and formed in a refugee camp. But the narrative is just background, a conversation piece that’s not necessary …

Lily Allen

Nick Cave: I'm performing in Israel because of BDS

"It was important for me to come out against this silencing of artists," said Nick Cave.<p>Nick Cave decided to perform in Israel this week as a direct …

World News

Scott Litt on R.E.M.’s “Automatic for the People,” an album that “captured a moment in time” - Salon.com

Producer Scott Litt was behind the boards for every R.E.M. album between 1987's "Document" and 1996's "New Adventures In Hi-Fi." He's also been involved in the band's ongoing reissue campaign, including the recent deluxe take on 1992's "Automatic for the People." This particular release is notable …

Entertainment

Yamaneko's Spa Commissions and JV Lightwork's Inner Work challenge everything we know about ambient and New Age

<b>Recent New Age-challenging releases from Yamaneko and Deadboy under the moniker JV Lightbody has FACT’s John Twells asking, If all music can be so</b> …

Ambient Music

Noel Gallagher: ‘Many fans don't want Oasis to reunite – because they've got f***ing lives’

While countless nostalgic Britpop aficionados still yearn for the day when Oasis’s Gallagher brothers will once again share a stage — and even …

Liam Gallagher

Yamaneko's 'Spa Commissions' Offers Some Much Needed Peace

The British electronic producer's fragile ambient compositions are an ode to relaxing spaces and video game soundtracks.<p>“I can't really be arsed with Brian Eno at all, if I'm honest,” isn’t something you’d expect to hear from a producer who nominally operates in ambient circles, but Joe Moynihan …

Dark Souls

Joda Clément and Mathieu Ruhlmann – Kindred

The opening track on Joda Clément and Mathieu Ruhlmann’s album “Kindred” is a (very) loose interpretation of Brian Eno’s 1974 song ‘Taking Tiger …

Keyboards

Phish Fall 97: Remembering November 17th In Denver

<i>This year marks the 20th anniversary of Phish Fall Tour 1997, a seminal run in the band’s history. JamBase teamed with The Mockingbird Foundation to</i> …

Johnny B. Goode

‘David Bowie: A Life,’ by Dylan Jones

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Just a few pages of the more than 500 in this beguiling new oral biography of David Bowie address the singer’s apparent …

David Bowie

This Primer On Generative Music Is A Masterclass In UX

It elegantly covers everything you ever thought to ask about “generative music”, and ton that you didn’t.<p>We’re used to hearing about AI beating humans at everything these days. But machines have been making music on their own for decades already. It’s even got a whole genre: “generative music.” …

Noam Chomsky

My Bloody Valentine’s new album is like if someone “dropped some acid” on mbv

The latest revelation comes from frontman Kevin Shields, who when speaking to <i>Rolling Stone</i> revealed that "this [album] is like if somebody took that …

Music (UK)

How generative music works

From software developer and writer Tero Parviainen, an interactive presentation on how generative music works. (Roughly speaking,

Keyboards

2 Days of David Bowie-Inspired Radio Programming

<b>Dylan Jones</b> (12:00-13:00)<i><br>Dylan Jones, perhaps best known as editor of GQ magazine, will be kicking off the two-day broadcast by reading excerpts of</i> …

David Bowie

Meet the World’s Worst Orchestra, the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Featuring Brian Eno

What is it about objectively terrible works of art that so captivates? Cults form around Tommy Wiseau’s <i>The Room</i>, the “Citizen Kane of bad movies,” or …

Culture

Open letter to singer Nick Cave from the Gaza war protesters he once supported

Dear Nick Cave,<p>When the nine of us climbed the roof of the Elbit UK drone factory, your voice helped to amplify our action. You standing up for us in …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

[LISTEN] Brian Eno - Only Once Away My Son (Ft. Kevin Shields)

With one having released new material just earlier this year and the other rumored to be working a new album scheduled for next, Brian Eno and My …

Indie Music

Swinging Modern Sounds #84: Music for Spaceships

A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon a recording on YouTube of the sort that is liberally scattered there if you take the time to look. I’m …

Lou Reed

Ought figured they really ought to formally announce their new album, Room Inside the World, on Merge (so they did)

Not to “twist your arm” or whatever, but: Montreal’s current most-awesome post-punk foursome Ought have announced their new album, Room Inside the …

Santa Ana

10 Album Covers From the 70's That Should Be Hanging On Your Wall

You just cut an album. It’s fantastic, but your work is not over. Perhaps one of the most important parts of the project still remains: The Album Cover.<p>Streaming services and digital downloads may have rendered the art of the album cover obsolete. And although vinyl sales have had an upturn in the …

Vinyl Records