Archive for July 2010
I always found out that there are some minor themes in music, which lead musicians to really express something personal and powerful thru music.
Of course major themes like ‘love’, ‘loneliness’, ‘rage’ and so on are quite standardized and predictable in the way they are expressed. Some others, a little less common in music, like (the first that comes to my mind) ‘future’, ‘travelling’, and in this case, ‘sun’, are anyway so powerful and specific that the musicians are often “more” challenged to fully express sonically what they perceive from the theme itself.
I’ve always been fascinated by the way the ‘sun’ leads musicians to create warm, suffused, kaleidoscope-like melodies and shining, translucent and psychedelic atmospheres.
So finally I decided to pick the most inspiring sun-related tracks to do a kind of podcast. It is ideally divided into three part: at first, the tracks with most direct relation to it (kind of a morning/rising section) then the “psychedelic/opalescent” section, and finally a more dark/introspective/spacey section that leads to a peaceful conclusion.
Hope you like the work, catch the feeling and of course enjoy the music.
Free Download by clicking the small arrow on the right of the player.
01. Herbie Hancock – Sun Touch
02. DJ Rels – Sunrise
03. The Politik – Black Sun
04. Linkwood – Hear The Sun
05. Caribou – Sun (Jazzy Gentle Solare Mix)
06. Ulrich Schnauss – Sunday Evening In Your Street
07. Boards of Canada – Hey Saturday Sun
08. Ashra – Sunrain
09. Sinner DC – Sunrized
10. Annie Hall – Sunday Reflections
11. Edanticonf – A Night With The Sun
12. Junior Boys – Under The Sun
13. Erell Ranson – When The Sun Lies Down
14. Reggie Dokes & The Kuumba Project – Black Sun
15. Aroy Dee – Sun
16. 154 – Sun
17. Soultek – Sunny Day In Montego Bay
18. Ras G – Sun Behind The Clouds (skit)
19. Theo Parrish – Suns Of Osiris
Before the review of the night, we would like to congratulate the guests of session # 1 for their recent exploits: Annie Hall has been called to perform at Sonar, and Vaghe Stelle just played at Dissonanze. Good results for them and great satisfaction for us.
The second episode of JMM was held on June 23rd in the wonderful area called “Cortile della Farmacia” at the Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin.
For this occasion we were honored by the presence of two British artists which fit perfectly with the JMM sonic and personal attitude: Plant43 and Jo Johnson. New generation electronic artists, they gather inspiration from the classic world of Techno and Electro stretching those blueprint with newer sonic aesthetics and deep personal sensibility. They also co-founded the Bleep43 resource, whose events hosted artists like Surgeon, Dj Pete, Dj Stingray, Derrick May, Omar S, Convextion, Legowelt and many others.
Simplicity, attention to details and deep immersion into personal and uncompromising worlds were the keys to their live set.
To complete the line up, Branda J opened the night building a tight and personal path with hiphop instrumentals and electronic rhythms from the new generations; then Marco and me (passEnger+xluve) introduced the guests with our machine-driven live set.
Here you can find some videos and pics on the night plus the recording of the three live sets, freely downloadable.
Download: Plant43 Live @ JMM (right click + save as)
His live set has been appreciated for its intensity and intransigence, thanks to a cohesive and articulate musical path, built around complex electronic architectures and deep visionariety.
/// Jo Johnson
Download: Jo Johnson Live @ JMM (right click + save as)
Jo Johnson (Myspace), from London as well, caught the listeners with a smooth but intense live set, built around lyrical melodies and emotional urgency, without losing the focus on groove effectiveness.
/// passEnger + xluve
Download: passEnger & xluve Live @ JMM (right click + save as)
An extract from our new live set, more hardware machines and improvisation than usual, same cross-genre pollination as usual.
The youtube channel where to find every JMM video is here: Just Music Makers | Youtube
Thanks to all the supporters, see you next session!
She dropped a moody and forward thinking selection, ranging from ambient soundscapes to crunchy beats, from classic hip hop to obscure abstract jams… Check it out!
Download the whole set: Annie Hall | Sonar 2010
01. Shed – Waved Mind
02. 33 A3 – Hverfandi
03. 33 A3 – Paeling
04. Adam Johnson – Trinity
05. Industruct – Autophonic
06. Flying Lotus – Brainfeeder
07. Nobody Present Blank Blue (Flying Lotus Remix)
08. Vesna – Rack Mode
09. Rekordah – Candy Flossin´
10. Paul White – Ge´Em Up
11. Harmonic 313 – Koln
12. Herald Of Change – Alone
13. Shlohmo – Spoons (Shigeto Remix)
14. Waajeed – Make Doe
15. Harmonic 313 – Word Probems
16. J Dilla – Running
17. Flying Lotus – Maybe He Aint Lying
18. Hudson Mohawke – Just Decided (Feat Olivier Daysoul)
19. Starkey – Ok Luv
20. Check One – Random
21. Ikonika – Yoshimitshu
22. Scuba – Three Sided Shape
23. Fuer.Steps – Lunar Dust
24. Breakage Feat Burial – Vial
25. Starkey Feat Anneka – Stars
26. Shed – Ithaw
27. Roof Lights – Radiance