30-Nov-2005 11:30 PM - L'Enfance Rouge - Krško - Valencia (15tx cd, 53'18'' - Wallace rec 'o5) - Con in realtà 14tx, visto che la quattordicesima sono 6 secondi di silenzio a titolo (prendo fiato..) Colloquio risolutivo sull'europa sociale tra il presidente romano prodi ed il primo ministro cavaliere silvio berlusconi.. Krško Valencia ha un rinnovato impatto fisico rispetto i precedenti di François Cambuzat e soci. Rimane lo stesso scenico effetto da cantastorie in aurea post-rock sperimentale (senti la prosa gitana di Davos Bei Nacht e Gaio E Giallo), ma in più, il ruolo di Cambuzat guarda meglio agli agganci melodici che la musica gli offre, non lasciandola più semplicemente come una cornice spezzata e sincopata di genere sperimentale per i suoi masochismi politici, ma la trasforma invece in una stanza dalle dimensioni oblique, calda e piena. Da qui la ripresa di qualche titolo già pubblicato anni fa, e nuovo ossigeno con Iparalde, o la malinconia esplosiva di Pantocrator. Poi in particolare c'è Chapelle du Sauvage, arpeggio notturno consegnato alla voce della bassista Chiara Locardi, in uno squisito gusto francese, morbido e amante (insieme a Cambuzat in sfogo demenziale (almeno credo sia Lui..) anche sulla traccia finale), il canto falso patriottico da compagni di catastrofe di Caracas, Lusaka, Berlin e il fumo jazz di Noir Orange, breve strumentale ricca di un assolo di tromba mite e gocce di pianoforte. - Credo sulla carta questo Krško - Valencia si possa definire un bel disco, singolare ma non primizia, intimo ma non avvicinabile, - sebbene, la puzza di colto e di politica, - attacco o critica sociale che ne sia, - mi disamori dall'affezionarmici e mieta futuri ascolti. [vedi sotto per gli mp3] // L'Enfance Rouge - Krško - Valencia (15tx cd, 53'18'' - Wallace rec 'o5) - It's fourteen tracks only, to be correct, seen that #14 is 6 seconds silence, entitled (let me blow..) Colloquio risolutivo sull'europa sociale tra il presidente romano prodi ed il primo ministro cavaliere silvio berlusconi.. [translated it's almost 'Resolutive talk on social Europe between the president romano prodi and the first minister cavalier silvio Berlusconi.].. Krško Valencia has got a renewed phisical impact in comparison to François Cambuzat & Co's previous works. It stays the same scenic storyteller effect into an experimental post-rock raw (listen to the gypsy prose of Davos Bei Nacht and Gaio E Giallo), but, more, Cambuzat's role watches better to the melodical hooks that music offers him. - It doesn't feel anymore as Their sound was a simple framing of stop&go's and fractures of genre for political masochism, but all has turned into a trasversal room/suite, warmer and cosy. Then, a couple of songs restored under this alternative point of view, and new oxygen through pieces like Iparalde, as well as explosive melancholy of Pantocrator. Particular note for Chapelle du Sauvage, nocturnal arpeggio leaden by bassist Chiara Locardi's voice, in an exquisite french taste, soft and lovable (together with Cambuzat, in a demential vent on the last track), - a false patriotic chant, brothers of catastrophe on Caracas, Lusaka, Berlin, - and jazz smokes of Noir Orange, - brief instrumental interlude, enriched thanks to a quiet trumpet solo and piano raindrops. - On balance, i think this Krško - Valencia is well done, - it's singular but not unique/new, it's intimate but not exactly accesible, - although, the stench of policy, - whatever it is an attack or a social criticism, - it doesn't help me to fall in love.
¬mp3s (via Wallace, more here)
30-Nov-2005 2:04 PM - Well, it seems i am really enjoying drawing.. my last effort at Threadless is the half scary creature from the lagoon.. hopefully You like IT; - and YES, it's only 4 colours.. ohmygod.. feedbacks are welcome..
30-Nov-2005 12:22 PM - In past june Kevin Shields (from My Bloody Valentine) performed live a multi-layered guitar soundscpe for Patti Smith's the Coral Sea, - a book about the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It took place in London, at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 22 june 2oo5, for the Curate Meltdown.
.The Coral Sea (87mb)
29-Nov-2005 1:02 PM - Heather Culp has got a beautiful photography portfolio to browse through, overall focusing on young people portraits. Colours are warm and vivid, and the gallery #eight features some interesting snapsthos playing with drawings.
29-Nov-2005 11:27 AM - Con mio grande piacere vengo a consocenza dell'iniziativa della Galleria Mondo Bizzarro di Roma che ospiterà dal 3 dicembre prossimo al 2 febbraio 2oo6 le opere di Mark Ryden!! Insieme a Lui H. R. Giger, e Z. Beksinski. - Un bel tuffo nel surrealismo. Preparo il costume..
28-Nov-2005 5:49 PM - And yes, my new submission at Threadless has been approved.. well well.. do You like it? - Btw, I don't want this illustration could be misunderstood, - there's nothing sexist with it, - it's just for fun. Btw, i have a male-version here and a close-up here. Feedbacks are welcome! ^_^ - ps. no real hamsters have been used in the conduct of this project..
28-Nov-2005 10:10 AM - I was browsing submissions at Threadless, and i crossed through this one (by Staxwax), that let me know about this fact. - Besides the tee is fantastic, the story is even crazy.. as crazy as the reason why someone killed a sparrow.. stupid human beings.. (ps. yes, i know there are wars, famines, and poverty around the world, - but this episode is singular)
28-Nov-2005 9:31 AM - Scopro con estremo piacere che i meravigliosi Pshychic Paramount (chitarra e basso ex Laddio Bolocko) hanno finalmente pubblicato un album debutto, Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural, su No Quarter rec (che corro ad ordinare!): saranno in italia a dicembre con due uniche date live, (me tapino) non a roma, bensì reggio emilia e trento. leggeteVi tutti i miei wowmadonnasanta di due, anzi tre anni fa qui (come vola il tempo..) quando vennero a roma di supporto ai Suicide. Davvero straconsigliati, un live psichedelico shoegaze ultrastrumentale che brucia tutto il male che c'è intorno, da albano alla pausini a mtv allo stipendio basso al raffreddore. [leggi sotto per stream audio] // With extreme pleasure, i come to know that amazing Pshychic Paramount finally released a debut full-lenght album, Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural, through No Quarter rec (i run and order it!): They are touring u.s.a. and Europe this fall, - italy included, but unfortuntely not Rome.. shit! read my three years ago wow&ohmygods about when They supported Suicide in Rome.
¬stream audio (via Aquarius rec)
25-Nov-2005 12:57 PM - Cat Power's new release The Greatest will be out for Jan 'o6, in the meanwhile, You can already get Your dose through this preview.. Sounds a little bit like Moon River.. dunno why.. (ps. as Her record label notes: it's not a not a greatest hits)
¬mp3 (via Matador):
25-Nov-2005 12:33 PM - I love Isobel Campbell's Music, especially as The Gentle Waves: now, a new ep, Ramblin' Man, is due for december, - featuring special duets with a quiet Mark Lanegan (would You have ever expexcted that?), covering some Hank Williams' famous tunes.. - personally i'm not a Lanegan fan, but i dig His role on these melodies.
¬stream audio preview (winmedia files, via interoute):
o1. Ramblin' Man
o2. (Do You Wanna) Come Walk With Me
o3. Revolver Pt. 2
o4. St. James Infirmiry
25-Nov-2005 11:20 AM - hehehehhe.. 'Barry Hatter is an action adventure game featuring young wizards, broomstick racing, and a completely original concept'. [news via stayfreemagazine]
24-Nov-2005 3:53 PM - Pare che il prossimo album The Ginko dei nostrani post-rock/slow-core Mashrooms sia prodotto dall'epilettico Paper Chase mr. John Congleton.. [vedi foto, leggi commenti di un anno fa] // It seems that italian Mashrooms's next album (kids melting post-rock and slow-core), The Ginko, will be produced by Paper Chase gentleman mr. John Congleton.. [see pics, read comments of one year ago]
¬mp3s (via website) from Welcome to Spackentown ['o4]
o1. waiting me
o2. feedle in the middle
24-Nov-2005 1:59 PM - My today WOW! is completly for Sarah Bear's works.. total hilarious animated gifs, with an inch of childish sweetness.. my favs': Tea & Biscuits, The Pillow Fight, Poor Little Thing, - great! - More, this page brought me the Domestica Design homepage, - featuring an excellent graphic/web design portolio. Worthy attention.
23-Nov-2005 3:17 PM - Fernanda Coehn's multi-colour nudes, pure genius, need Your attention.
23-Nov-2005 2:12 PM - Aa. Vv. - Sweet Teddy Torna a Casa - vol. I (13tx mp3s, 36'39'' - Sweet Teddy rec. 'o5 - download gratuito) - Lasciate stare il titolo della compilation e la pagina html amatoriale: figurano in questo sampler 13 ottimi Gruppi punk no-wave dell'indie intranos, dall'epilessia dei Go Down Moses al post-punk sparato alla miglior qualità degli Afraid!, - poi Sant'Antonio Stuntmen, tra bombardamenti-percussioni e guitar feedback urlante, gli El Alieno in puro spirito emo spastico, e lo sporco lo-fi blues Pussy Galore-iano noise dei Almandino Quite De Luxe. - Insomma, un'ottima camera con vista (gratuita) su quello che non si vede ma è meglio. [vedi sotto x gli mp3] // Aa. Vv. - Sweet Teddy Torna a Casa - Vol. I (13tx mp3s, 36'39'' - Sweet Teddy rec. 'o5 - download gratuito) - Nevermind the title given to this sampler, and neithern the amatorial html linked page: it stays as a matter of fact that this free download compilation features 13 excellent punk no-wave Bands from italy, from Go Down Moses smart epilepsy, to the shoot-em all Afraid!'s post punk style; then it's time for Sant'Antonio Stuntmen, pure energy on percussive drumming and screaming guitars, El Alieno in pure spastic emo punk, and dirty Pussy Galore-ish noisy blues with Almandino Quite De Luxe. - I mean, it's a quality room with a view (for free) over what it's (crying shame) hidden.
¬mp3s (via website)
1. Afraid! - Chicken Winged Angels
2. Go Down! Moses - All We Need Is Law
3. El Ghebo - Gianelli Power
4. Dummo - Madame Baseball
5. Kelvin - Eatch Others
6. Almandino Quite De Luxe - My Beautycase Is Full Of Bones
7. Phidge - O Ren Ishii
8. Sant'Antonio Stuntmen - Ruzene
9. Woolter(feat.Lord Dave) - Nothing Bye Bye
10. El Alieno - Talofen Vs Diazapam
11. Speedy Peones - System Solaire
12. Searching Guitar - T Bird'04
13. Non Compliant Cardia - Osmosis John
23-Nov-2005 2:04 PM - Mr. Bingo: one of best illustrators i found on the net: totally briliant and abrasive. Ideas-filled; actually the best place to get some creative inspiration.
23-Nov-2005 12:16 PM - The Fatal Consequences of Masturbation, - From Le Live sans Titre (Paris, 1844): true or not, it made my day.
23-Nov-2005 12:09 PM - One of best blog-readings i had during last days is justforaday.blogspot.com (yep, there is a clear reference to Slowdive's masterpiece: sincerely rich in mp3s and news, reviewing lots of Band coming out from the very best unknown (and almost unknown) indies. Bookmark the site.
23-Nov-2005 11:33 PM - Rosolina Mar - Before and After Dinner (12tx cd, 37'58'' - Wallace & Robotradio rec 'o5) - Un anno dopo il precedente s/t [leggi komarecensio], ritornano i veronesi Rosolina Mar, con un passo più deciso, dove pur mantenendo la passione per titoli meta-demenziali (Domenica Mattina la Benedizione dei Trattori, Mingozo di Mongozo), si tuffano meglio che prima negli elettrici anni 7o, specie nell'imperversare sul wha-wha, quasi sforando nell'acid caro agli inseguimenti alla Harry Callahan, per quanto resti ancora dietro l'angolo il canale mono del miglior funk. - Senti in merito Isa Eyes, unico brano dove s'introducono a tradimento due parole di cantato, - o le brevi et intense Tuttopapetti e Protopapetti. Poi mentre la title track come Car Patch (D-tone) piegano più sul lato free-jazz delle due chitarre e batteria, Flesh Dance tocca la scuola fusion, mettendo da parte le malinconie e focalizzandosi invece sull'eccitazione dei cambiamenti della sezione ritmica. [see below for mp3] // Rosolina Mar - Before and After Dinner (12tx cd, 37'58'' - Wallace & Robotradio rec 'o5) - One year after previous s/t full-lenght [read past komareview], italian Rosolina Mar are back with a more decisive step into 7o's electricity. - Notwistanding the same past passion for half-demential titles; They dive into wha-wha driven suites, almost embracing acid jazz in some hot pursuits à la Harry Callahan, even if it stays still after behind the corner the warm splendour of funky mono. - Regarding, listen to Isa Eyes, unique track with two words vocals, - or short and intense Tuttopapetti e Protopapetti. Then, while the title-track as well as Car Patch (D-tone) turn on the free-jazz side of two guitars & drums ensemble, Flesh Dance brush by the fusion music school, putting aside melancholy, but focusing on excitement of the rythm section changes.
¬mp3s (via Wallace rec):
o5. Flesh Dance
21-Nov-2005 3:21 PM - Oh, that's nice. I got my interview with The Misteriosos.. - In case You didn't read yet about the Band on these komapages (blame on You!), well, - The Misteriosos is a special jewel renewing the fuzzy underground motif of 6o's, sharing Their Love for psych garage genre swinging between hypnotic lysergical trips and fast dirty rock&roll immediacy. - well, read more here.. // Oh, chebbello. Ho la mi intervista con i Misteriosos. In caso non ne aveste letto ancora nulla su queste komapagine, beh, vergogna su di Voi. cmq, The Misteriosos sono uno speciale gioiello che rinnova il motivo fuzzy dell'underground anni 6o, dividendo l'Amore per il garage psichedelico altalenando viaggi ipnotico/lisergici e immediatezza sporca da rock&roll. Beh, leggete tutto qui ..
18-Nov-2005 5:15 PM - My frien Sté travelled Turkey past month, and took some beautiful personal snapshots of this amazing country.
18-Nov-2005 3:42 PM - Vincent Di Nguyen is an highly inspired americant illustrator for children books. Pretty lovely and delicate, He's got some particular skills in using lights and shadows on warm colours.
18-Nov-2005 10:30 AM - My Way My Love.
My Way My Love, Rome, 16th nov @ Locanda Atlantide, 5€. [trad. ita qui] - From Japan with Noise, Yukio Murata, Takeshi Owaki, and Dai Hiroe were in Rome past night. If You are an habitué to these komapages, You are not new to My Way My Love's droning guitar-driven Music (read komareviews here, and here, + interview), to Their brilliant up-beat nervous schizophrenia and obsession for loops and distortion, touching poles as Sonic Youth and Enon. Before Their show, three local bands has opened: Dispositivo per il Lancio Obliquo di una Sferetta, KBN and Buzzer P.. Oh my godz, - must say!, pure mediocrity? maybe only KBN had something good to play, even if nothing new or charming; moreover, local (so-called) sound engeneer was probably deaf after years and years of deep purple, seen my ears were kind of bleeding because of intolerable amps volumes, and You couldn't even try to talk someone without screaming and screaming and SCREAMING - that frustrating. Dispositivo per il [..] played a 'thing' oriented to guitar chaos with demential spoken word (they invited My Way My Love to join them on stage for the last song, but it's been brief and sad), and Buzzer P., well, i cannot think of them seriously.. - ok, this is just a matter of taste, ok? - Btw, i couldnt enjoy the 'music', and i went and talking with Yukio, a very very nice guy, with a big gentle smile, but OF COURSE we couldn't hear us all that well, if not with some big difficulties, if not by repeating over and over what we both were trying to say.. and after first greetings he told me something like 'sorry, you must be patient, there are 3 bands before us' - omg, it was 11,3o pm, i must wake up at 7 am.. in the meanwhile Takeshi, bleach blonde head drummer, were sleeping on a sofa (i can't see how, seen the music mayem), and bassist Dai was at the merchandise bank selling tee shirts (- i'm sorry there wasn't a small sized one for me, dude!), bags and cds. - Around midnight, finally, it was japanoisers' time. The stage presence suddenly has changed, You could feel there was higher than before - and this is not xenophiliac, but pure good sense.. sorry.. Yukio introduces the Band after some problems he had with cables, and then there's the first explosion, satured of distorted bass, guitar, and beaten hard drumming, - intro for Ovo. At best on Reykjavik 69, Sports, and drifting Captain with Dai and Takeshi backing vocals, - speeden up version, to conclude about 30 min show. I'm sorry it didn't last all that much, but i enjoyed indeed. I couldn't miss the gig.
14-Nov-2005 4:55 PM - If You got tired of mp3-player offers from everywhere, well, don't spot and reading this.. i just wonder if this stay-at-home daddy opened a shuffle ipod to use its hadware things to create this fantastic toy (not-so-toy!) 512mb mp3 player, forged like a candy dispenser.. how wonderfull.. also, i wonder what major company is going to steal His brilliant idea..
14-Nov-2005 3:28 PM - This might sound extremely kitschy for most of You dear random komareaders, btw, since Robert Moog's death (see previous 21st sept komapost), this Tribute to is particolarly enjoyable and vintage.. and free download, first all.. - SRI is a branch of M-1, no profit being specialized in rare out-of-print records.. how good!
11-Nov-2005 1:12 PM - ok, i discovered i feel lot of fun when i drawn something.. it relaxes me a little.. - ps. sorry if i didnt post anything in last 3 days.. too busy at work..
08-Nov-2005 5:36 PM - let's try again..
08-Nov-2005 1:51 PM - The Brunettes: frankly i didn't know anything about this boy/girl 6o's style Band from New Zealand, now recently under Subpop rec. Coy, cute, cutie-pie, hoochie-pie, coochie-woo, woochie-candy-poo. The Ronettes are not far, Music is on the wave of twee-pop. It's funny that if You are into a kind of Music genre, Your name it is too.. - btw, here You find Their whole discography in streaming and more.
07-Nov-2005 5:33 PM - The Misteriosos - s/t (12tx cd, 59'21'' - self prod. 'o5) - This album is special: You can even feel it from ever first rolling drums of the opening track Now. Obsessive pysch(o)-garage Music, strong of fuzzed out rancid guitars, 60's organ serpentines, rich percussions. - The Misteriosos combo threesome is from Boston, and sounds something similar between the Fuzztones melted with the Demolition Doll Rods and early My Bloody Valentine line-up (like on She Said, perfect symbiosis of male/female voices joining fast rock&roll escapes and psychedelic suites). No false steps, all tracks work fine bringing Band's taste for indie lo-fi genre at its top, - genuine, vivid fresh green. And while here The Misteriosos' rebellious wild side seems to be left to JellyRolly's voice, - catchy, distinct and passionate, - it's Tula Storm's lifeless and hypnotic vocals to guide the listener through lisergical trips of Any Wonder, 7 Years and alchemies of The Sun - this one, possible missing track from A Clockwork Orange the film, with its mesmeric Moog explosion. Titles as Time of Day and Hey Hey Hollie Lollie are pure kicking ass hits; - The Stars that Play with Laughing Sam's Dice has been kidnapped by some misteriosos thieves at some freak under drugs over 40 yrs ago.. [see below for mp3's] // The Misteriosos - s/t (12tx cd, 59'21'' - self prod. 'o5) - Questo album è speciale: lo si può avvertire sin dai primissimi rulli di batteria della prima traccia. Ossessiva Musica psych(o) garage, forte di chitarre rancide e fuzzose, serpentine di organo stile anni 6o, ricche percussioni. Il combo a tre di Boston suona qualcosa di similare tra i Fuzztones mischiati con Demolition Doll Rods e la prima line-up dei My Bloody Valentine (come su She Said, perfetta simbiosi delle voci Lui/Lei che si uniscono a fughe rock&roll e psichedelia). Niente passi falsi, tutte le tracce funzionano bene, portando il gusto per il genere lo-fi indie della Band al suo massimo, - genuino, vivida erba verde. E mentre qui l'anima ribelle selvaggia dei Misteriosos sembra essere lasciata alla voce di JellyRolly, - accattivante, personale e appassionata, - è quella senza vita e ipnotica di Tula Storm a guidare l'ascoltatore/trice nei viaggi lisergici di Any Wonder, 7 Years e nelle alchemie di The Sun, questa, possibile traccia mancata dalla colonna sonora di Arancia Meccanica, - con la sua mesmerica esplosione di Moog. Titoli come Time Of Day e Hey Hey Hollie Lollie sono puri hit da bottino ricco; The Stars that Play with Laughing Sam's Dice invece è una canzone rubata da misteriosi ignoti a qualche freakkettone sotto stupefacenti oltre 4o anni fa..
¬mp3s (via website):
.7 Years (8.1 mb)
.Hey Hey Hollie Lollie (6.9 mb)
07-Nov-2005 10:42 AM - Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - Music from the film Mysterious Skin (15tx cd, 45'oo'' - Commotion rec 'o4). Listening this soundtrack album is like having a silent trip through the clouds. - Your astral body flying, - You can see, below, early daylight rays reflecting and sparkling through the fog of a post rainy night, the brighten green grass of a hill, that humid sense and colour of the living Nature, - the first shy steps of a great new day sunshining. Maybe You already know and crossed into early shoegazing movements of The Moon & The Melodies (1986), - special ambient album featuring Cocteau Twins threesome and creative Harold Budd. - This time it's a two-some, that sees Guthrie and Budd to draw on-air multilayered guitar-scapes prospectives and low-mood percussions, for Gregg Araki's discussed film Mysterious Skin. - Atmoshperes are touching, holy and innocent, amniotic, - full of standing cascading sounds, - building a blissful palace 45'' minutes tall.. - Note: the movie picture featured also early Slowdive's song Golden Hair (originally by Syd Barrett - download here), - not a novelty, considering Araki's love for this dreampop Icon, often sound scoring his novels. Btw, it's not found on the CD, that be might considered as Guthrie & Budd's a one-chapter only side project.. right?
.- stream audio tracks here.
.- movie trailer (via cineworld): - 0.38 mb, 1.25 mb, 2.06 mb
06-Nov-2005 1:13 PM - Bent Haimer directed Factotum, out in early 2oo6, based on the s/t novel by Charles Bukowski, and it's Matt Dillon to play Henry Chinaski's role.. pretty curious to watch the movie, even because i still remember of a great Dillon in Drugstore Cowboy (and that's it..).. and even if i haven't seen previous èprouve Bar Fly (1987), i read Bukowski's half-disappoint in one or two of his diaries/books about making a movie from a book.. and what's funny and common with these two films? "Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead" - has been used as tagline for both.. oohh.. original.. - btw, here You find the trailer.
02-Nov-2005 6:00 PM -
well, above You can see two of my efforts in designing a tshirt.. - Threadless is a wonderfull website (and a brilliant making cash idea) for getting new fresh tshirts.. people submit an artwork, and if approved by Their staff, it's in the contest for 7 days: the six with more scores will be printed and sell, and its creator gains 1000 u.s. dollars.. not bad at all!! so.. if You like my ideas.. VOTE FOR ME! ^_^!
02-Nov-2005 10:43 AM - September has been not all that bad, in particular thanks to:
ø. shannon wright - flight safety
ø.ø. unwound - repetition
ø.ø.ø. hope sandoval & the warm inventions - bavarian fruit bread
ø.ø.ø.ø. slowdive - morning rise
ø.ø.ø.ø.ø. the zombies - begins here
ø.ø.ø.ø.ø.ø. the chalets - check in
ø.ø.ø.ø.ø.ø.ø. autolux - future perfect
ø.ø.ø.ø.ø.ø.ø.ø. jennifer gentle - valende
-> -> -> once upon a time it was october..