After the recommendation from a fellow electro fan, DJ Autobass check out the site for Resistanssit electro party where he will also spin records , I just purchased from Voltti Records this excellent new 12" from an act called Viihde-Elektroniikka it translates as something like "entertainment electronics", the Finnish word for consumer electronics Don't let the "heroic" heavy metal type of sleeve deceive you, stylistically this release is quite Detroit-type of pounding, minimal electro.
Check some sound samples from Viihde-Elektroniikka site. All I know about the people behind this release thanks for the info to Ville Sahlakari is that its producer Raine Ruoppa runs Basso magazine ex- Posse these days, and he used to study graphic design. Doomsday Device A2. The Excessive Use of Force B1. Gora Elbrus B2. Administrative Punishment All tracks written, produced and performed by Raine Ruoppa.
Mixed by Jukka Immonen. Mastering: Arttu Peljo. Photography: Junnu Lusa. Listen to Viihde-Elektroniikka MySpace. Labels: 12" , electro , electronic dance music , Finnish artists , Finnish culture , record releases.
In Memoriam: Juice Leskinen The already frail-looking Juice Leskinen with his old collaborator Mikko Alatalo in The icon of Finnish popular music has passed away. To be honest, I had been expecting this to happen for some time now, knowing Juice's well-publicised and all the time increasing health problems, caused by his decades of unhealthy living habits.
The guy was a non-conformist bohemian to the bone but unfortunately that took place at the expense of his own health. Actually, it has to be said I've never become a big fan of his music myself -- he was a very clever lyricist though sometimes the style was admittedly lapsing too when he tried to be too clever for his own good and when, for example, a romantic couplet was followed by some obscene rhyme but unfortunately musically most of his stuff leaves me quite cold -- even though living in Finland you really can't avoid hearing his songs all the time.
So, though I've never bothered to get any of his albums, through radio and TV I too became familiar with most popular ditties and OK, even learned to like that have by now gained an evergreen status, and always enjoyed his Lennon-like quick and acerbic wit of those songs and his interviews. Therefore, it could well be said I found myself quite sad on hearing the news of Juice's passing. I remember a comment from someone in when film-maker and comedian Spede Pasanen another famous Finnish humourist also hailing from Savo province died, that it's hard to imagine the world without Spede because it feels like he has always been around.
I think this is also very much the case with Juice. Juice Leskinen's creative output is undeniably a cornerstone in the history of all recorded Finnish music. I suppose Juice's pronounced in Finnish way, "yoo-ee-seh" importance as a domestic Finnish institution is quite hard to explain to non-Finns because his work was based so much on the mastery and wordplays of Finnish language he also published several volumes of prose and poetry.
Posted by pHinn at PM 12 comments:. Brewster McCloud : the first scene with opening credits 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Nashville trailer 3 Women excerpt The Player : the first scene with opening credits More Robert Altman search results YouTube Robert Altman, the groundbreaking and sometimes also anarchistic American film director has passed away.
Altman is remembered for 's black war comedy MASH taking place in Korean War but clearly pointing to what was happening in Vietnam at the time , 's Raymond Chandler adaptation The Long Goodbye , relocated from the s to modern Los Angeles with Elliott Gould's memorable take on Chandler's hero Philip Marlowe as a shabby and burnt-out character, reflecting the early 70s post-hippie Zeitgeist , and the country music film Nashville where the world of show business was seen with satirical eyes -- a theme which recurred in Altman's movies.
Like many of his films, Nashville also utilized Altman's trademark techniques of actor improvisation and simultaneously overlapping dialogues appearing on soundtrack. Of his latest films, Altman gained most acclaim with 's The Player and 's Short Cuts , based on Raymond Carver's short stories. Labels: cinema , obituaries , YouTube. Monday, November 20, Jotain blogeista. Labels: blogs. Saturday, November 18, Tampere Exotica. Labels: Tampere , YouTube.
Roy Vedas: 'Fragments of Life' Another version of this song though I prefer myself the one above One of my all-time favourites is this "retro-futuristic" song from Roy Vedas imagine a typical beat group taken through a time warp by abducting aliens into record-producing.
I don't know anything else about this act except that they were two guys called Frank Di Mauro and Maxi Trusso; Trusso's vocals being manipulated here with a vocoder ish effect called autotuner , which became more famous with Cher's Believe the song which was famously parodied in South Park.
Roy Vedas, apparently another act in the endless list of one-hit wonders , disappeared as soon as they emerged, but I prefer their auto tune to that of the queen of plastic surgery. Labels: autotuner , pop music , retro-futurism. No: LXCD From press release notes translation from Finnish and all ensuing errors by pHinn : The hippie ideals and that fiercer underground arrived to Finland in the mental turmoil of the end of the s.
Their blooming was cut short, but both left their permanent mark on pop culture. The 2-CD Psychedelic Phinland collects together the nation's first hippie troubadours, pioneers of psychedelic prog, vanguard warriors of anarcho rock, acoustic tribal musicians and the extreme daredevils of the arctic avantgarde.
It's a unique sound documentary of the alternative music of the turn of the s and 70s. Archigram were influenced by science fiction, comic books and other popular culture, engineering, and generally taking ideas from outside their own medium to find new approaches for architecture. In Amazing Archigram 4 Zoom Issue of Warren Chalk wrote: "In this second half of the twentieth century, the old idols are crumbling, the old precepts strangely irrelevant, the old dogmas no longer valid.
We are in pursuit of an idea, a new vernacular, something alongside the space capsules, computers, and throw-away packages of an atomic and electronic age". Bibliography: Peter Cook ed. Labels: s , architecture , design , graphic design , pop culture , social criticism. The Music Machine, headed by Sean Bonniwell, was one of the most intriguing fuzz guitar-wielding "garage" -type bands coming into prominence in that golden year of when psychedelic music was still raw and relentless, having not yet decayed into boring, meandering, endless blues jams of San Francisco bands or boring, meandering, endless pseudo-classical jams of progressive rock acts.
The biggest Music Machine hit was the fierce 'Talk Talk', truly punk rock, only about ten years before Johnny Rotten and his foul-mouthed compadres made British TV watchers spill their evening teas.
Well, for me, the original "punk" of the ca. The Music Machine were forerunners in other ways, too. Preceding also gothic rock by some fifteen years, the band were uniformly dressed in black, wearing black gloves too though curiously only in the right hand for each member , and even dyeing their moppish "beat" haircuts black.
This sinister look must have been quite a sight to see among all the colourful groups of the day when hippie style, with its often-garish "day-glo" colours, was already emerging in the underground.
Some similarly gloomy overtones were also reflected in the band's music: the best psychedelic garage, more than flowers and mellow peace feelings of the hippies, always verged on the raw, gloomy feel of existential angst and even bad trip psychotic breakdown. With some extra luck and less music business shortcomings than eventually befell them, The Music Machine -- with Sean Bonniwell as their charismatic but enigmatic frontman with growling vocals and dark lyrics like Jim Morrison had, though admittedly with less "poetic" pretensions -- might finally have reached the same magnitude as The Doors did.
If only Labels: s , garage rock , psychedelia , rock music , YouTube. Saturday, December 09, Dubstep in Tampere. I checked this with some interest because I couldn't claim to have much idea what this dubstep thing -- supposedly the latest craze in UK's electronic dance music -- was all about.
Well, it turned out to be pretty intriguing: very growling and slow bone-shaking sub-bass sounds accompanied with abstract electronic excursions circling from one speaker to another. In fact, one could say it sounded much like a jungle 45 rpm vinyl record played at death-slow 33 rpm instead. So the tempo was that of dub reggae but the aggressive heaviness -- in fact, downright scary at times -- was clearly from those darker styles of drum'n'bass.
Do you think that might shift now, Katey? And I think she has enormous remorse when she realizes the truth of the matter. Any closing remarks?
It was this organic arc that happened because I had these two actresses who can turn a 5 or 6 on the page into an 8 or 9 or 10 on the screen… I want to thank Maggie. And I want to thank her for making me a better writer these last six seasons.
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