Returning to the city of his birth for inspiration, legendary maverick director Robert Altman helms an evocative, bullet-riddled tribute to the music and movies of his youth in Kansas City, a Depression-era gangster flick as only he could make one. Blondie O’Hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) resorts to desperate measures when her low-level hood husband Johnny (Dermot Mulroney) gets caught trying to steal from Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte), a local crime boss operating out of jazz haunt The Hey-Hey Club. Out on a limb, Blondie kidnaps laudanum-addled socialite Carolyn (Miranda Richardson), hoping her influential politician husband can pull the right strings and get Johnny out of Seldom Seen’s clutches. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and featuring a remarkable soundtrack performed live by some of the best players in contemporary jazz, one of Altman’s most underrated and idiosyncratic films finally makes its long-awaited Blu-ray™ debut. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation Original 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by director Robert Altman Newly filmed appreciation by critic Geoff Andrew Gare, Trains et Déraillement, a 2007 visual essay by French critic Luc Lagier, plus short introduction to the film narrated by Lagier Robert Altman Goes to the Heart of America and Kansas City: The Music, two 1996 promotional featurettes including interviews with cast and crew Electronic press kit interviews with Altman, Leigh, Richardson, Belafonte and musician Joshua Redman, plus behind-the-scenes footage Four theatrical trailers TV spots Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Dr Nicolas Pillai, original press kit notes and an excerpt from Altman on Altman
Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide range of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrète and elektronische Musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. The first edition of this book won the 2009 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize as it brought together researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology to provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topics and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. This updated and expanded second edition includes four entirely new chapters, as well as new original statements from globally renowned artists of the electronic music scene, and celebrates a diverse array of technologies, practices and music.
Roderics Debut-Album auf Katermukke aus dem Umfeld des Berliner Clubs Kater Blau ist ein entspannter Ritt durch die Clubmusik, mit melodiösen Akkorden, afrrikanische Handtrommeln und frischen Vocals.nnRoderics Debut-Album auf Katermukke, dem famosen Label aus dem Umfeld des Berliner Clubs Kater Blau, ist ein entspannter Ritt durch die elektronische Clubmusik. Seine ganz persönliche Vision enthält melodiöse Akkorde, afrrikanische Handtrommeln und frische Vocals. Der Mexikaner erreicht eine ähnliche Entpspanntheit wie sein südamerikanischer Kollege Nicolas Jaar. A perfect mirror showing you emotions and cold pictures, new facets and something about your past. A Perfect Mirror is a great option to discover yourself and Roderic is bringing the perfect sound for that. With our second longplayer on Katermukke we re introducing the Mexico based act, who is playing piano keys since his childhood. African hand drums and other instruments -Roderic is making clear, that electronic music can be based on every sound, organic or synthetic ones. The vocals are fresh and without any pressure - just catchy and natural. And so Perfect Mirror is taking us on a trip from the atmospheric and introspective to the driving and relentless world of a young and talented producer. On the sandy dancefloor or just laid back on your couch while watching the sundown - you will feel comfortable with something refreshing in your ears. Out on Katermukke, the label connected to Berlin Club Kater Blau and former Bar 25. TRACKS: 1. No Name 2. Within Me 3. Perfect Mirror 4. Kissing Into Each Other 5. Christal 6. Merequetengue 7. Mr. Sam 8. Midnight Sorrow 9. Slowly
(CD) Eine Reise durch dien französische Cosmic & Avantgarde Musik von 1970 - 1980. 20 Tracks, die meisten nie zuvor veröffentlicht.nnVol 2 der Reise durch dien französische Cosmic & Avantgarde Musik von 1970 - 1980. 20 Tracks, die meisten nie zuvor veröffentlicht und so noch nie zusammengestellt. Here we are with the new edition of Cosmic Machine! This sequel that comes after Cosmic Machine released in 2013 is a fantastic journey through time and space, and we know that you've been waiting for this new edition. So let us take you the Milky Way At the time, musicians were trying to capture the singing of meteorites entering the terrestrial atmosphere thanks to machines developed by NASA engineers, a new generation of analog synthesizers that enabled a bunch of electronic music composers to take over the charts. It seems that the machines were definitely made to serve a radical avant-garde, and many years later, we're glad to be able to listen to it with perspective, and most of all to dance to it! While moving your feet to Cosmic Machine The Sequel, you might identify Francis Lay, recognized as one of the best music composers in France, as well as Rosebud, who had the audacity to remix the main theme from the movie More, created by The Pink Floyd. You'll also find Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes from Heldon, band led by Richard Pinhas, a real visionary of electronic music. Pascal Comelade, a friend of his, and worthy heir of the American minimalist music also appears on this record, with a cold electronic sound called Mouvement Décomposé d'Un Coup de Marteau. Arpadys, for their part, make an apparition with a way more tribal and spatial track that will doubtlessly make you turn the volume up. Christophe, is featured too in COSMIC MACHINE THE SEQUEL. We decided to include Harp Odyssey, a track influenced by his collaborations with the electronic master Jean-Michel Jarre on 2 of his albums. Of course, Jean-Michel Jarre is an undeniable master, but he also had his: the father of electroacoustic music, Pierre Schaeffer that used to head the Group of Musical Researches, a real musical laboratory in which both artists have worked together, trying to experiment new sounds. You'll be able to listen to one of his tracks Moins Banak / Interlude ou Impromptu. Finally, the legendary Pop Corn instrumental from Anarchic System will probably take back to the surface some nice memories Each and every one of the artists present on this compilation have dreamt of getting his one-way ticket to the moon. TRACKS: A1. Pascal Comelade Mouvement Décomposé d'Un Coup de Marteau / A2. Stereo Moonshine / A3. Francis Lai Young Freedom A4. Rosebud Main Theme From More / A5. Queen Samantha Take A Chance (Remix Instrumental Edit) B1. Nicolas Peyrac Rite (From The OST Les 7 Jours De Janvier) / B2. Heldon Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes / B3. Roger Roger Vadrouillard 3 B4. Arpadys Monkey Star / B5. Video Liszt Fade in Honk Kong / B6. Pierre Porte Love Is All C1. Richard Pinhas Ruitor / C2. Christophe Harp Odyssey / C3. Grand Prix Grand Prix / C4. The Peppers Pepper Box C5. Joel Fajerman & Jan Yrssen Asteroide / C6. Moon Birds Cristal N°3 D1. Araxis Theme d'Araxis / D2. Anarchic System Pop Corn (Instrumental) / D3. Georges Rodi Indian Love Melody D4. Michel Magne Signaux Codes Non Identifiés / D5. Pierre Schaeffer Trièdre Fertile - Moins Banal (4ème Mouvement)