Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Edge of Wrong

A documentary about the festival "Edge of Wrong" is in the making

"The EDGE OF WRONG Music Festival started in 2006 and has been running for nine years. EOW aims to create a framework for exploratory music and art that prioritises collaboration between different cultural groupings, most notably South Africans and Norwegians. We believe that the arts provide invaluable and necessary means to bridge cultural differences and expand knowledge systems, and that collaborative artistic projects bring individuals together, facilitating lasting connections between communities".

Morthen Minothi Kristiansen is the (or one of the) driving force(s) behind the festival and Gøthe Lasse Ellevsøy is making the film.

And this project is crowdfunded through Indiegogo. You may contribute whatever amount you want of course, and even buy your way into the film (will cost you 103 USD)!

"Edge of Wrong - where mistakes are glorified"!

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Necks live in Copenhagen

A beatiful video today, recorded at Australian trio The Necks´ concert at Jazzhouse (Copenhagen) in October 2014.

The Necks are: Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums) and Lloyd Swanton (bass).

They will tour Europe in April, and for tour dates and interview visit The Quietus.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Life of a Song: I’m a Believer

The Life of a Song: ‘I’m a Believer’
David Cheal
Financial Times
27 February 2014

"Wyatt’s version was a triumph, and showed that it was not always essential to have written a song for it to be authentic, personal and emotional".

Added 1 March after comment on access problems:

It seems like you have to sign up to be able to read 3 articles for free pr month.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler in Brighton

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler from Vanishing Point on Vimeo.

Vanishing Point and National Theatre of Scotland present
"The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler"
13 - 17 May 2015
Brighton Festival

And after you have ordered tickets watch this gem from 1981 where Ivor Cutler performs "Counting Song" at Anti-War poetry event, Chelsea, London.

(I got a bit scared off by that "license this clip" message, so run all the way over to YouTube folks).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Global release day

Do we see the end of different local and international record release days?

See news over at IFPI - The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

"Global release day to go ahead following international consultation

26th February 2015

Following consultation with artists, musicians unions, record companies and retailers, it was confirmed today that the release day for new music will be aligned internationally on a Friday."

Skydive Trio and Monkey Plot

Two new albums from the magnificent Hubro label coming!

First out is Skydive Trio´s album "Sun Moee", with Thomas T. Dahl (guitar), Olavi Louhivuori (drums) and Mats Eilertsen (bass).

Norwegian release: 20.02.2015
International release: 17.04.2015

The next one is Monkey Plot with the album "Angående omstendigheter som ikke lar seg nedtegne".

The band:Christian Winther (acoustic guitar), Magnus Nergaard (double bass) and Jan Martin Gismervik (drums).

The title of the album is borrowed from the Swedish sound artist and poet Pär Thörn, and in English should be something like "Regarding circumstances that can not be recorded/written down".

Norwegian release: 06.03.2015
International release: 24.04.2015

And if you are still irritated by the different local and international release dates on records, see the next blog post!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Richard Dawson

If this isn´t something special I don´t know what to say!

Richard Dawson with "The Vile Stuff" from his latest album "Nothing Important" (Weird World 2014).

His European tour also brings him to Norway, playing Oslo´s club Blå 9 March and at the Bergen Borealis Festival 12 March.