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Whatever You Love You Are: John Convertino (Calexico)

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Play the note for what it is, not what it does.”

—John Convertino.

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‘The Western Suite and Siesta Songs’ is the debut release by newly formed duo featuring John Convertino (Calexico, Giant Sand) and French film score composer Naïm Amor. The seeds were sewn some years back, having formed ABBC at the turn of the millennium: the Calexico core duo of John Convertino and Joey Burns joined forces with their close friends & Tucson neighbours, Amor Belhom Duo (Naïm Amor and Thomas Belhom). The result was ‘Tete A Tete’, a feast of sprawling sonic terrain (from the Burns-penned heart-wrenching ballad ‘Gilbert’ to Convertino’s stunningly beautiful piano-based compositions and all points in between).

Similarly, a sprawling sonic canvas is masterfully drawn from Convertino and Amor on ‘The Western Suite and Siesta Songs’. Part A comprises of sun-drenched, awe-inspiring compositions, which traces the South West’s desert plains and vast beauty contained therein. Reference points could be Calexico’s ‘Hot Rail’ or ‘Black Light’ and Ennio Morricone’s singular score-work.  The sweeping, cathartic ‘Of Dust and Wind’ is a sonic marvel of blossoming themes and variations, traversing a vast space of possibilities and wonder. Clean electric guitar tones and marimba flourishes are dotted across ‘Black Boot Shuffle’ with cumbia piano pulses and Convertino’s awe-inspiring drums. The crossroads between vintage New Orleans and 50’s Jazz.

A more inward, introspective feeling descends on part B, which represent some of the record’s most defining and breath-taking moments. The rich poignancy of nylon guitar-led instrumental ‘Santa Cruz River’ magnificently captures a tender beauty akin to a meandering river finding its sea. The piano-based ‘Snow Falls on the Desert Plain’ is wrapped in a cinematic bliss and timeless rapture. ‘The Western Suite and Siesta Songs’ marks a timeless, enriching journey from two gifted musicians who have been carving out some of the most singular, genre-defying works for over two decades.

‘The Western Suite and Siesta Songs’ is out now on LM Duplication.

http://lmduplication.com/lm10.html

 

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Words: John Convertino

 

The record that brings you back to the period of your life in Tucson, AZ?

 

The Shadow of your Smile’ by The Friends of Dean Martinez is one of my favourites to this day. Really captures a moment there where Joey and I started woodshedding in the studio, coming up with songs together, that record morphed into what truly became Calexico, more than ‘Spoke’ did in a lot of ways.

 

The LP(s) that made you want to become a drummer

 

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie. Neil Young Harvest. The original broadway soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar. Art Blakey’s Mosaic, and the original drum battle between Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa.

 

 

A defining record that led you onto your own musical path

 

Led Zeppelin, the first record.

 

The collaborative (non-Calexico) albums you’re most proud to have been part of?

 

The Hill by Richard Buckner, Fox Confessor Brings on the Flood by Neko Case, Coming Home by Maggie Bjorklund, I’m really proud of this new record I did with Lincoln Barr called Trembling Frames, the new Depedro record, The Passenger, and Barbara Manning’s amazing 1212. I loved working with Tift Merrit on her record Traveling Alone, playing opposite Marc Ribot!

 

 

Composers/musical voices you feel you have learned the most from?

 

Eric Satie, Gustav Mahler, Art Blakey, Max Roach, the drummer Jim White and his projects including the Dirty Three. Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Reuben Gonzales, The Police, Led Zepplin. Bill Evans.

Favourite film score

 

Rumblefish by Stewart Copeland.

 

One musical philosophy that has always remained true for you?

Play the note for what it is, not what it does.

A trusted roadtrip soundtrack

 

The best of Neil Diamond

 

A piece of music/recording/song that speaks to you like no other?

 

Mahler’s Second Symphony.

 

Your most-prized jazz record

 

Out of The Cool by Gil Evans

 

The last album you picked up that amazed you? 

 

Floyd Kramer plays with Strings

 

 

‘The Western Suite and Siesta Songs’ by Naim Amor & John Convertino is out now on LM Duplication.

http://lmduplication.com/lm10.html

 

 

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December 6, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Whatever You Love You Are: Nadia Sirota

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In celebration of the prestigious Icelandic label Bedroom Community’s tenth anniversary year, we are delighted to present the second in a series of features where the artists share their musical influences, memories and most cherished recordings. Following on from label co-founder Valgeir Sigurðsson, it’s New York’s renowned violist and composer, Nadia Sirota.

Words: Nadia Sirota

 

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Bedroom Community is an Icelandic record label/collective formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson, with Nico Muhly and Ben Frost, later adding Sam Amidon, Daníel Bjarnason, Puzzle Muteson, Paul Corley, Nadia Sirota and James McVinnie to the intimate roster. 2015 saw two new additions to the family being: Emily Hall & Jodie Landau and wild Up.

Like-minded, yet diverse individuals from different corners of the globe all creatively orbit around an inconspicuous building and its inhabitants on the outskirts of Reykjavík Iceland – Greenhouse Studios – where the music is mostly created.

In celebration of the influential record label’s 10th Anniversary in 2016, members of the collective come together in a series of live performances known as the Whale Watching Tour. The inspirational tour is an unusual and ambitious premise. The artists, who are friends and colleagues, present what is more like a musical conversation with aspects of a show-and-tell than a formal concert.

Nadia Sirota, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, Daníel Bjarnason & Jodie Landau are going for several dates on both side of the Atlantic to keep going this Whale Watching Tour 2016, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Bedroom Community. They will also deliver during Iceland Airwaves a very special performance together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in Harpa, Reykjavik.

The first piece of classical music you fell in love with?

When I was very little I was OBSESSED with the Overture from Bernstein’s Candide. Obsessed.

A recording whose arrangements floored you?

David Bowie ‘Blackstar’ sounds so bonkers-good.

A masterful composition which made a huge impact on you?

Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

An unforgettable live performance you have been part of?

My very first BedCom performance at Airwaves, of KIT, in 2006. It was also the first time I’d played a long-ass viola piece for a bunch of drunk and sweaty festival-goers and and I became addicted to it.

A defining record that led you onto your own musical path?

Kim Kashkashian’s Brahms Viola Sonatas

Nadia will perform along with Nico Muhly on the album launch concert on September 27th, and during Bedroom Community’s Whale Watching Tour.

 

WHALE WATCHING TOUR

27.09.2016 New-York, Subculture**

01.10.16 Krakow, Sacrum Profanum **

03.10.16 Copenhagen, Bremen Teater *

04.10.16 Leipzig, UT Connewitz*

05.10.16 Amsterdam, Paradiso*

06.10.16 Bristol, Colston Hall*

07.10.16 London, Barbican **

03.11.16 Reykjavík, Iceland Airwaves **

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Nico Muhly & Nadia Sirota**

Over the past decade, Sirota has been involved with unique interpretations of new scores and for commissioning and premiering works by some of the most talented composers. The New York Times has heralded Sirota as “a bold new-wave music interpreter and the violist of choice among downtown ensembles these days.” Sirota has been an integral part to luminaries of both the modern-classical scene (Stars Of The Lid, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson) and indie giants such as Arcade Fire, The National and Grizzly Bear, to name but a few. Similar to her close friend and colleague, Nico Muhly, Sirota graduated from the Juilliard School where she created the Juilliard Plays Juilliard programme for student composers and performers. Furthermore, Sirota is also a founding member of ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble).

Keep In Touch’ is the new album from Nico Muhly & Nadia Sirota and features The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Alarm Will Sound. ‘Keep In Touch’, especially in its original version, was premised on the fear of never quite managing to make that connection. Its two soloists—violist Nadia Sirota and vocalist Anohni, of Antony and the Johnsons—were recorded separately, so that Anohni was virtually present, her part constructed from pass after pass of vocal improvisations, while Nadia’s was added later, all in one long, live take.

Every dimension of the piece accentuates what Muhly calls the “in-betweenness” of these two strange voices: Antony’s singing and the equally sweet falsetto of the viola. The solo part, with its bow-scrapes and awkward passagework, affectionately emphasises the instrument’s flaws, its unevenness’s of tone, and its idiosyncratic character as the neglected middle child of the fiddle family. (Even the percussion on the electronic track is constructed from the little noises a violist usually makes only by accident.) And Antony’s voice, so stately on his own records, is here reduced to abrupt, extemporaneous gestures” mirroring, not alleviating, the viola’s isolation.

– Program Notes, Daniel Johnson (2007)

‘Keep In Touch’ is released via Bedroom Community on 30th September.

https://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.com/album/keep-in-touch

http://www.nadiasirota.com/

http://www.bedroomcommunity.net/

 

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September 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Whatever You Love You Are: Valgeir Sigurðsson

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In celebration of the prestigious Icelandic label Bedroom Community’s tenth anniversary year, we are delighted to present the first in a series of features where the artists share their musical influences, memories and most cherished recordings. First up is label co-founder Valgeir Sigurðsson.

Words: Valgeir Sigurðsson

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Bedroom Community is an Icelandic record label/collective formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson, with Nico Muhly and Ben Frost, later adding Sam Amidon, Daníel Bjarnason, Puzzle Muteson, Paul Corley, Nadia Sirota and James McVinnie to the intimate roster. 2015 saw two new additions to the family being: Emily Hall & Jodie Landau and wild Up.

Like-minded, yet diverse individuals from different corners of the globe all creatively orbit around an inconspicuous building and its inhabitants on the outskirts of Reykjavík Iceland – Greenhouse Studios – where the music is mostly created.

In celebration of the influential record label’s 10th Anniversary in 2016, members of the collective come together in a series of live performances known as the Whale Watching Tour. The inspirational tour is an unusual and ambitious premise. The artists, who are friends and colleagues, present what is more like a musical conversation with aspects of a show-and-tell than a formal concert.

The Whale Watching Tour is an opportunity to manifest what we, as a record label and a collective of disparate musical personalities, do behind the closed doors of the studio. To create something uniquely belonging to the live experience from source material that is very familiar to us. These shows are fuelled by joyful energy and appreciation for each other but also tension, blood and sweat that makes it all the more rewarding at the end of the day.”

– Valgeir Sigurðsson

Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota, Sam Amidon, Daníel Bjarnason & Jodie Landau are going for several dates on both side of the Atlantic to keep going this Whale Watching Tour 2016, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Bedroom Community. They will also deliver during Iceland Airwaves a very special performance together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in Harpa, Reykjavik.

Running alongside this, though, is a commitment to releasing new music. The label has launched the Hvalreki series, a platform for inquisitive producers to group together and focus on fresh innovation. The title means ‘beach whale’ in Icelandic, and it aims to become a regular showcase for ideas that sit outside the norm. The Hvalreki series launches with material from Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson. ‘Scent Opera‘ owes its origins to a project at the Guggenheim back in 2009, and it’s a lengthy, hypnotic work.

‘Scent Opera’ by Nico Muhly & Valgeir Sigurðsson is available now:

For full dates of Bedroom Community’s forthcoming Whale Watching European Tour, visit HERE

First piece of classical music you fell in love with?

Air on G string – Johann Sebastian Bach

 

A recording whose arrangements floored you?

Talk Talk Spirit of Eden

 

A masterful composition which made a huge impact on you?

Piano & String Quartet – Morton Feldman

 

An unforgettable live performance you have been part of?

A disastrous gig in Magdeburg on a joint tour with Ben Frost in the early days.

A defining record that led you onto your own musical path?
The Clash London Calling

 

Composers/records/musical voices you feel you have learned the most from?

Nico Muhly / Selmasongs / Mark Bell

Most cherished moment(s) from Bedroom Community’s first ten years?

WhaleWatching Tour 2010

Favourite film score(s)

Bernard Herrmann Vertigo

 

One musical philosophy that has always remained true for you?

“It doesn’t matter what you can, only what you do” – Einar Örn Benediktsson 1982

A piece of music / recording / song that speaks to you like no other
Nick Drake River Man

 

‘Scent Opera’ by Nico Muhly & Valgeir Sigurðsson is available now:

For full dates of Bedroom Community’s forthcoming Whale Watching European Tour, visit HERE

 

 

Whatever You Love You Are: Emily Hall

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Earlier this year marked the release of ‘Folie à Deux’, a highly ambitious concept album detailing a modern-day relationship of love and loneliness by the award-winning British composer Emily Hall. Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group, the album’s lyrics were written by long-term Björk collaborator Sjón, while the album was released by world-renowned Iceland independent Bedroom Community. ‘Folie à Deux’ was written for two singers – Swedish vocalist Sofia Jernberg and British tenor Allan Clayton – while a specially created electro-magnetic harp was also made for the recordings. Emily Hall studied composition at York University and the Royal College of Music, London. She has written for many different ensembles and orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, LSO, BBCNOW, the Brodsky Quartet, Opera North, LCO, Hungarian Radio Choir.

Words: Emily Hall

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Grisey: Partiels

I couldn’t believe my ears and my eyes when I first heard this. Grisey deconstructed sound then reconstructed it with a live orchestra to this insanely beautiful effect. I took a lot from Grisey for a long while and it’s stayed with me.

Owen Pallet: Heartland

Here’s a great concept album which can be appreciated on so many levels and which has a narrative you have to work to discover (in a good way). It was definitely a reference when I decided to create my own opera/concept album in Folie.

Dido and Aeneus: When I am laid in earth: Henry Purcell

The harmony of the suspended vocal line against the strings in this aria is probably perfect. I love the zoomed in and heightened emotional state he creates.

Tracey Emin: words

I see Tracey Emin as a benchmark for honesty in art – the transparency of her art and words has a direct hit for me which I always aspire to.

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Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande

I saw this in my early 20s and it had a massive impact on me. It has a really distinct dreamy atmosphere and a good production will fold you into Debissy’s dreamy world and keep you there. I think it is the kind of opera that can only be felt live.

Olivia Chaney

Voices are always a major inspiration for me. Here’s Olivia Chaney one of my favourite singers and someone I’ve had the pleasure to write for.

 


 

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‘Folie à Deux’ is available now on Bedroom Community.

http://www.emilyhall.co.uk/
http://bedroomcommunity.net/

Whatever You Love You Are: Cheval Sombre

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To mark this Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated debut Irish concert by Cheval Sombre (New York native Christopher Porpora) we are delighted to publish – in Porpora’s own words – the key inspirations (spanning visual art, poetry, film and music) that have helped shape Porpora’s own art as both poet and songwriter. Porpora has released two studio albums to date – self-titled debut (Double Feature) and ‘Mad Love’ (Sonic Cathedral) – as well as various vinyl issues and a live album recorded at St. Pancras Old Church, London, with longtime friend and collaborator Pete Kember (Sonic Boom, Spacemen 3).

Words: Christopher Porpora

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Words have always held great importance for me. Choosing one word can be the work of many mornings and nights, the work of many long hours. As I say of music, we all might consider what sounds we contribute to the world – and words too – sonorous as they are. Are they beautiful sounds we are producing? Are the words, the sounds we choose, enhancing the quality of our experience of life? Might we lift this life up to the light? Can we see it as glorious?

To ask such questions is to be bold in the face of a cynical society. One must risk criticisms of naïveté, sentimentality, idealism, even romanticism. I have risked all these long as I can remember, in the name of what I experience as the beautiful, especially in writing.

But I have always discovered wondrous support along the way – artists who have sustained me, atmospheres which have held me, all nurturing my pursuit of the written word, of beauty.

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Joan Ambrosio Dalza

A seemingly anonymous lute player from Italy brings this luxurious atmosphere in which to write – this just improves the quality of any room, any hour of the day.

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Terry Riley

This recording of a 1975 concert in Köln, with Don Cherry, is the sound of reaching for the stars, or reflecting them, and nothing less.

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Alastair Galbraith
Green Dream

A master of intimate mystery.

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Krzysztof Kieślowski
La Double Vie De Véronique

This film had an immense impact on me when it first came out, and still, to this day. Its atmosphere is utterly dreamlike, and Zbigniew Preisner’s accompanying score hints strongly at the reality of magic in our daily lives.

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William Butler Yeats
When You Are Old

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

 

In Yeats’ lyricism I have always found the flourishes of how exquisite a quiet moment can be.

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Georges Rouault
Bouquet de Fleurs

Georges Rouault’s paintings always reminded me of another everyday miracle – stained glass. He
worked with glass as a medium, too. His work helped to define the cover art for the first album.

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Five for Ireland

Limited Edition of 99 copies
letterpressed, each hand-numbered

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Five for Ireland began as a simple celebration of my first proper show in Ireland. I had played in Galway years ago, in the streets, and fared alright. Ireland was very kind to me then. But I didn’t have any proper songs then as I do now. So I thought to work on something for the occasion. I had to find an arc, a theme of a kind. Hearing about the beauty of Cobh, I immediately began dreaming of the sea, and I had heard that folks were still listening to Mad Love there, so there it was – the sea / mad love became the theme from which to choose and order the poems. After a few days, I had twenty, looking into older works and recent pieces, all suggestive of this double-theme. Thinking about format, the broadside came to light as an unexpected suggestion. I began to think of a time when poetry’s venue was the street – of times when one might encounter a poem slipped between the pages of something else amidst the hassle, or walked through crowds in a pocket. It became time to slim the collection down. Space would now be limited, and very. Remembering Rouault, I began to sift for poems smaller in size but evocative of the landscape of paintings – images which could then suggest the sea / mad love, alternately, by leaving impressions in which to get lost, standing in the street or otherwise, anywhere.

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Cheval Sombre’s debut Irish concert (with special guest Margie Jean Lewis) takes place at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork this Saturday 17 October. 

TICKETS are priced €15 and can be purchased HERE.

Event Page via Sirius Arts Centre HERE.

https://www.facebook.com/chevalsombremadlove
https://www.facebook.com/margiejeanlewis

 

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October 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Whatever You Love You Are: Willy Vlautin

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This year marked the eagerly awaited release of ‘Colfax’, the debut album from The Delines, a country-soul group featuring stalwarts of the Portland, Oregon music scene, featuring novelist and Richmond Fontaine frontman, Willy Vlautin. The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations), alongside the keyboard work of The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee, fellow Portlanders Sean Oldham and Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and pedal steel player Tucker Jackson (Minus 5). 2014 also marked the publication of Vlautin’s fourth novel, ‘The Free’, published by Faber & Faber. Born in Reno, Vlautin is currently based in Scappoose, Oregon.

Words: Craig Carry

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The LP that most affected you growing up in Reno?

WV: Willie Nelson’s ‘Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be)’.

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Your most precious Country record?

WV: (The same).

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The best Punk album?

WV: Ha, if you call X punk it would be: X ‘Under The Big Black Sun’.

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Favourite Dead Moon album?

WV: I’d have to say ‘Unknown Passage’.

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The ultimate songwriter’s album?

WV: ‘Small Change’ by Tom Waits.

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The greatest story-telling song?

WV: ‘Ode To Billie Jo’ by Bobbie Gentry.

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Favourite Willie Nelson song?

WV: ‘Bloody Mary Morning’.

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The Bruce Springsteen album you most identified with?

WV: ‘The River’.

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Your personal favorite Calexico record?

WV: ‘Feast of Wire’.

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Your favorite Richmond Fontaine song to perform live?

WV: ‘Two Alone’.

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Your favorite Soul singer?

WV: Candi Staton.

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The album that you always return to?

WV: Dolorean ‘You Can’t Win’.

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The song or album that would best soundtrack ‘The Free’?

WV: The song ‘Fawn’ by Tom Waits.

 


 

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‘Colfax’ by The Delines is available now on Decor (UK/EU) and El Cortez (USA).

https://www.facebook.com/thedelines
http://decorrecords.com
http://elcortezrecords.us

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Willy Vlautin’s fourth novel ‘The Free’ is available now, published by Faber & Faber.

http://willyvlautin.com
http://www.faber.co.uk

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December 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

Whatever You Love You Are: Peter Broderick

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Portland Oregon-based composer Peter Broderick will release a special collaborative record with longtime friend — the UK composer and Berlin-based artist, Greg Haines, this summer. The resultant mini-album, entitled ‘Greg Gives Peter Space’, will be issued by Erased Tapes on June 16th. Here, Peter Broderick reveals his newfound passion for Dub music and what has inspired his latest project.

Words: Mark Carry, Illustration: Craig Carry

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I’ve definitely been inspired by pretty much everything I’ve heard on the Wackie’s label…and more recently I’ve been getting into the work of Joe Gibbs. Not to mention classics like King Tubby, Prince Jammy, Augustus Pablo, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. I also love the sideways approach to dub music by Bill Callahan on his latest record ‘Have Fun With God’. The thing I love about dub is how the studio becomes an instrument in itself, and very tangibly so…it’s all about deconstructing songs and piecing them back together again in a very intuitive and playful way. And something about the sound of old analog tape delays is just so warm and beautiful! And funky!

—Peter Broderick

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Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‘Yard Music’

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Augustus Pablo ‘King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown’ (Leftside Wobble Edit)

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Prince Jammy & The Aggravators ‘Prince Jammys Magic’

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Max Romeo ‘Chase The Devil Dubplates’

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Augustus Pablo ‘Power Of The Trinity Dub/West Abyssinia Dub’

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Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Vendors ‘Love Is Blue’

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Greg Gives Peter Space is the long-awaited first collaborative work with Peter Broderick and Greg Haines, which will soon see the light of day (via download and vinyl release on June 16th) on the ever-illuminating independent label, Erased Tapes. Inspired by the pair’s obsession with dub music, the gifted multi-instrumentalists create sublime soundscapes, derived from rhythmically driven tracks, evoking the spirit of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo. On the utterly transcendent track, ‘The Drive’, Broderick asks “Are you ready for this?” — Greg Gives Peter Space unfolds layers of stunningly beautiful violin passages, ethereal sounds from tape-worn synthesizers, celestial harmonies and a hypnotic bassline. Welcome to the ever-expanding and shape shifting sounds of this incredibly exciting new collaboration.

‘Greg Gives Peter Space’ is a six-track mini album which reflects the latest artistic endeavors of Haines and Broderick, who have both been heavily immersed in a seamless array of collaborations in the not-too-distant past. American-born musician and composer, Broderick has long been synonymous with Copenhagen’s Efterklang, in addition to magnificent collaborative works with close friends Nils Frahm and Dustin O’Halloran, to name but a few. British born and Berlin based composer, Haines’s collaborative work includes his ongoing work with the Alvaret Ensemble (whose carefully constructed compositions feature intricate layers of brass, electronics, piano, voice, guitar and percussion) and 2012’s collaboration with the Dutch National Ballet and choreographer David Dawson.

Interestingly, it is the respective artist’s latest solo works which gives traces to the dub-influenced sounds of Greg Gives Peter Space. ‘These Walls Of Mine’ (Erased Tapes, 2012) saw Broderick effortlessly fuse a myriad of genres — soul, hip hop, folk, modern-classical — and the album’s longest cut ‘Copenhagen Ducks’ feels like a distant companion to ‘The Drive’s similarly evolving dub-infused sound. A space and dimension is wonderfully attained. Last year’s Denovali Records LP ‘Where We Were’ (Haines’s most groundbreaking and daring work to date) reveals the British composer’s fascination with dub music (and, indeed, musical experiments) where seamless layers of synthesizers created a resolutely unique body of work. Greg Gives Peter Space feels like the natural next step, where two like-minded artists forge thrillingly new, enchanting sounds.

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‘Greg Gives Peter Space’ will be released on vinyl and download via Erased Tapes on June 16th, 2014.

Tour Dates:
5th June LONDON – Village Underground · Tickets: bit.ly/1eyLl9B
9th June BERLIN – Berghain Kantine · Tickets: bit.ly/1sYgVRT

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http://greghaines.co.uk
http://peterbroderick.net
http://erasedtapes.com

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April 28, 2014 at 11:37 am