Bjork‘s camp sent over an astounding Michel Gondry-directed video for Crystalline, which is just a small part of the interdisciplinary project that is Biophilia. Aside from a traditional record, the album will include apps, a new website, custom-made musical instruments, live shows and educational workshops that focus on exploring the similarities between nature, technology and music. You can find a lot more information about this project on her website, and [...]
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I was given the opportunity to spend a week with Ghanaian legend Obo Addy during his stint at a show I engineered a few weeks ago, and in between stories of gigs in Nigeria with Fela Kuti and skirts with Sammy Davis Jr., he introduced me to the beauty of Konono N°1. The group was formed in Kinshasa, DRC in the late ’70′s, where they combined electric likembés with traditional [...]
I just received an email about this collaboration between Dirty Projectors and Björk (two of my faves) for a cause, and obviously I couldn’t resist. The email alone says so much more than I could ever paraphrase, so here it is: “In April 2009, Brandon Stosuy from Stereogum.com asked me if we wanted to play a benefit concert at a bookstore in New York. I said yes. He asked Björk [...]
July 1st, 2010 | Published in Music
Often I like to think about my musical past, about artists, and more specifically albums, that significantly changed the way I thought about music. Björk is one of those definitive artists for me, and Vespertine is the album that truly solidified my love for her. This album hasn’t even been out for that long, so we’re definitely not time traveling very far. Hopefully if you’re already a fan it can [...]