Archive for Live
Berlin-based contemporary composer Nils Frahm gives fans a further preview of his new album, Spaces,(out November 19th on Erased Tapes), by revealing a full stream of album track ‘Says’ as well as the album artwork.
Fans can pre-order the release from the label store here. Frahm is about to embark on a string of West Coast shows this week with Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick, and Hauschka in support of Spaces, celebrated with a special album release concert in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on November 25th
Known for his unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, as well as his collaborations and production work for contemporaries such as Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick and most recently Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire, Frahm has performed at events like Mutek, Boiler Room, Decibel and Primavera, as well as in traditional concert spaces. ‘Says’ brings together many of the instruments Nils has on stage during a live performance. The Juno synthesiser, Fender Rhodes electric piano, tape delay and grand piano, all give the track an otherworldly sound. The album cover contains a die-cut through which you can see an image of Nils in his live setup taken from above, plus additional images, which can be used as alternative covers.
Spaces was recorded over the course of two years in different locations and on various mediums, including old portable reel-to-reel recorders and cassette tape decks, these moments were later pieced together in his Durton Studio and referred to by Frahm as a collage of field recordings rather than a live album.
Nils Frahm – Spaces (Official Album Teaser)
1. An Aborted Beginning
3. Said And Done
4. Went Missing
6. Improvisation For Piano, Laughs, Coughs And A Cell Phone
8. For-Peter-Toilet Brushes-More
9. Over There, It’s Raining
11. Ross’s Harmonium
09/26 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival – Oliveray set with Peter Broderick
09/27 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival x Erased Tapes with Ólafur Arnalds
09/28 PORTLAND (OR) : Mississippi Studios with Ólafur Arnalds
09/29 SAN FRANCISCO (CA) : Regency Ballroom with with Ólafur Arnalds & Hauschka
10/01 LOS ANGELES (CA) : First Unitarian Church with Ólafur Arnalds & Hauschka
11/25 NEW YORK (NY) : Le Poisson Rouge - ’SPACES’ Album Release Concert
First Live Performance of Get Lucky by Pharrell Williams @ HTC Live New York 4/19/2013
‘DE9 Fragments’ is a series of fragmented audio edits based upon my live DJ set recordings. Each one will attempt to capture the feeling and direction of the night, giving those who were there a reminder of the events they experienced while giving those who were not present a fragmented distortion of what they missed.
Edited & Reconstructed by Richie Hawtin & Rebekah Aff
Download:Richie Hawtin: DE9 Fragments 7. Somewhere in South Africa (February, 2013)
As one of the most important new figureheads to emerge in electronic music in recent years, SJM Concerts and Lock N Load Events are delighted to present the return to London of Scuba, for an exclusive showcase of his outstanding live show. Taking place on Saturday 27th April at The Forum in Kentish Town, Scuba will be joined by some of the most talented, forward-thinking artists currently residing in the scene.
1. Sigha – Suspension (Hotflush)
2. South London Ordnance – Revolver (Hotflush)
3. Locked Groove – Firefall (Hotflush)
4. Jessie Ware – No To Love (George FitzGerald remix) (PMR)
5. Dense & Pika – 31 (Hotflush)
6. Sigha – Puritan (Hotflush)
7. Locked Groove – Dream Within A Dream (Hotflush)
8. Duke Dumont – The Giver (Locked Groove remix) (Turbo)
9. Machinedrum – Part Of Me (Hotflush)
10. Scuba – Too Strong (Hotflush)
11. Dense & Pika – Crispy Duck (Hotflush)
12. George FitzGerald – Needs You (Hypercolour)
13. Machinedrum – Torso (Hotflush)
14. Scuba – Talk Torque
15. Sigha – Brood (Hotflush)
16. Scuba – Untitled (Hotflush)
17. Locked Groove – Lost (Hotflush)
18. SCB – Dissipate (Nonplus)
19. Joy Orbison – BRTHDTT! (Hinge Finger)
20. Locked Groove – Heartbreaker (Hotflush)
This spring, Simian Mobile Disco will release their first live album since the duo’s conception in 2005. Live is a flawless mix of SMD releases, past and present, with some brilliant reworkings of some of their most infamous tracks. ‘Cruel Intentions’, ‘Hustler’ and ‘The Beat’, for instance, all feature with a more fevered and fervent strut, showcasing the duo’s effortless way with an infectious beat and a knack for destroying any dancefloor they’re put in charge of. The end result is an exhilarating blend of precise electronics, danceable rhythms and joyous aptitude.
James Ford and Jas Shaw, aka Simian Mobile Disco, have always had an envious ability to transform their sound while firmly staying at the forefront of contemporary music. Their earliest explorations were in an inimitable strain of indie dance that resulted in the now infamous ‘Attack Decay Sustain Release’. With their ever-evolving sound, they went onto release ‘Temporary Pleasure’ that featured a plethora of vocals from the likes of Alexis Taylor, Beth Ditto and Jamie Liddell. Most recently, they have released techno 12” compilation, ‘Delicacies,’ and last year’s critical praised ‘Unpatterns,’ described by XLR8R as SMD’s “magnum opus” making it to number 2 on XLR8R’s end of year album chart. This has seen the duo produce an altogether deeper club friendly sound – a psychedelic-tinged strain of electronic music which still sounds so singularly and utterly them.
This diverse musical excursion has led us to ‘Live’, an album recorded whilst on tour last year, during a performance in Philadelphia in one take, with no edits. With a background of feverish techno rhythms and bounce as well as some vintage analogue electronics, ‘Live’ perfectly displays the brilliance of SMD and is being released on their own Delicacies label. Fittingly, this is their first record distributed through the seminal German electronic label Kompakt.
In addition, this February Simian Mobile Disco will begin a five-date tour of Europe to warm up for summer festivals worldwide. Be sure to catch them live to witness the ‘Live’ experience, including a curated “Delicatessen” warehouse party in London, and get a preview from this video of James and Jas live at FYF in Los Angeles last year.
1- your love ain’t fair/ run theme
2 – a species out of control
3 – unfixed
4 – supermoon
5 – cerulean
6 – it’s the beat
7 – skin cracker
8 – hustler (jam)
9 – aspic
10 – wooden
11 – seraphim
12 – cruel intentions
13 – interference
14 – put your hands together
15 – sleep deprivation
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
1 – NITSA – Barcelona
2 – CTM Festival – Berlin
8 – Cina Mirano – Brussels
9 – Le Machine – Paris
22 – Factory 7 – London