Mostly Robot is an “all-star band” made up of some really amazing people. Jamie Lidell is known as the Warp artist who has gone from brainy electronics to soulful singing; his voice is itself a pretty nice piece of (organic) technology. Tim Exile is a natural for an NI band, as he’s been constructing unique Reaktor-powered instruments for live performance, turning him into a kind of robot himself. Jeremy Ellis is a new kind of music celebrity, one whose finger-drumming powers have propelled him to YouTube stardom. (And Jeremy, perhaps more than any other drum machine-tapping artists you’ll see, really does this all with autopilot fully switched off. Jeremy here is the machine.) DJ Shiftee is a world-champion turntablist, a reminder that the record player can still be a real scratch instrument. And Mr Jimmy holds down the band as the one more traditional instrumentalist, a keyboardist who has already worked extensively with Lidell.
We’re back with a fourth installment, featuring six — count ‘em — six bands weighing in to create our most eclectic mix yet. Claire Boucher of Grimes, for one, may have missed the point by a little, but we’re including her pick, anyway, because it’s pretty freaking cool.
"The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales Video Medley" Directed by Jonathan Barre Music written and produced by Jason "Chilly Gonzales" Beck (SACEM) & Christophe Beck (SESAC) (c) 2011 Gentle Threat ISRC DEY38 1180362
Details have been slowly emerging about the Rome transmedia property. Originally a straight forward music album, two music videos (traditional and interactive HTML5) have since been released, and a full-length feature film is now being developed at the Sundance Lab. How did it evolve into a fully orchestrated music transmedia project?
“It’s depressing to talk to record company people. They don’t know if they’re going to have a job next week or if their label is going to be around in a couple of years. But it’s really about educating people.”
These questions were put to Jack White in April 2010 by Andy Morris for a GQ Business Special. They show his interesting perspective on the industry’s problems, and what amounts to his lack of any feasible solution – he is a retro-maniac after all.
Remettre le corps au centre de l’émotion. Voilà ni plus ni moins ce que proposait Amon Tobin lors de sa performance au Bataclan. Dans la lignée de son dernier album, le Brésilien voulait parler directement à nos sens, laissant nos émotions de côté