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Musical Saturday: Alt-J – Taro

Musical Saturday: Alt-J – Taro

What a lovely musical discovery Alt-J. An English “Geek Rock” band. The song I’m bringing today is Taro, based in the love story of two war photographers who died doing what they loved the most and their reunion afterwards. I’m copying the lyrics after the video. More of Alt-J on Spotify Indochina, Capa jumps Jeep, two feet creep up the road To photo, to record meat lumps and war, They advance as does his chance – very yellow white flash. A violent wrench grips mass, rips light, tears limbs like rags, Burst so high finally Capa lands, Mine is a...
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Musical Saturday: Iggy Pop – The Passenger

Musical Saturday: Iggy Pop – The P...

Is there a better way for starting a Saturday than with this song? The lyrics, written by Iggy Pop allegedly aboard Berlin’s S-Bahn, have been interpreted as embodying the nomadic spirit of the punk outcast. Check it out! I am the passenger and I ride and I ride I ride through the city’s backsides I see the stars come out of the sky Yeah, the bright and hollow sky You know it looks so good tonight I am the passenger I stay under glass I look through my window so bright I see the stars come out tonight I see the bright and hollow sky Over the city’s...
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Musical Saturday: David Guetta – Hey Mama

Musical Saturday: David Guetta – H...

This summer Saturday is time to bring a different song from what I was bringing in the past. David Guetta is a french DJ that this season nailed it with his son Hey Mama, playing in all radios and parties. In this song you can find the voice of Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha and the collaboration of DJ Afrojack. From Wikipedia: Several music companies and reviewers chose “Hey Mama” as the highlight of the album, with Billboard describing it as a “bombastic island-flavored jam”[5][6] and the Associated Press stating Minaj and Afrojack had produced...
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Musical Saturday: Yo-Yo Ma – Playlist For An Extreme Occasion

Musical Saturday: Yo-Yo Ma – Playl...

Today is time to bring a different album; Playlist For An Extreme Occasion is the work of the Silkroad Ensemble, a collective of artists gathered by Yo-Yo Ma in pursuit of showing a music without borders. It is not at all easy listening, but worth checking over the weekend. Composer Vijay Iyer created “Playlist for an Extreme Occasion,” a work that included a type of musical dialogue between the cello and the tabla — a pair of Indian drums — along with the use of the piano as a percussive instrument, and segments of improvisation. In creating the work, Iyer said he tried...
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Asphyxia: Mixing dancing and technology

The video that opens this post is a great example of beautiful outcomes that arise from mixing disciplines. The dancer Shiho Tanaka is recorded by the use of two Xbox Kinect controlers and then the movement is rendered with the connecting dots you can see in the video. The movement, the shadows… It’s simply mesmerizing. You can see more in the official website of the Asphyxia...
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Musical Saturday: Foster the People R...

Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. The group is composed of Mark Foster (vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Jacob “Cubbie” Fink (bass and backing vocals), and Mark Pontius (drums, percussion).[2] The group’s music, described as melodic dance-infused pop and rock, spans many genres. More on...