Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Chikni Chameli,” from Agneepath (2012)

You really have to love year-end lists. From this Digital Spy list comes a terrific Bollywood clip. It’s “Chikni Chameli” (Katrina Kaif), from the 2012 remake of the 1990 film Agneepath. It is written by Ajay-Atul, sung by Shreya Ghoshal … Continue reading

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Video: “The Thunder May Have Ruined The Moment,” by Vieo Abiungo

William Ryan Fritch and Pete Munro — the creative team behind Vieo Abiungo’s Thunder May Have Ruined The Moment — have set the title track to video. It’s called Dryads. Shall we…?

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The Collected Clef

Some fjords and fiddly bits: 1. The Music Industry Has 99 Problems. And They Are… 2. Beijing spends a billion to get China rocking 3. Making Cents 4. Last Words….. (plenty of MP3 files, but none of them are songs)

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Merry Christmas: In a Lonely Place, by Tape Loop Orchestra

Stream a sample from “I Died When She Left Me” below, and order from Facture here (release date is tomorrow, Christmas Day 2012). This one promises to be pale and unsteady, complex and indulgent. Tape Loop Orchestra is Andrew Hargreaves, … Continue reading

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New: Quartz, by Smokey Emery

“At once sinister and endearing.” And without (much) further ado, Indian Queen Records introduces Daniel Hipólito’s latest Smokey Emery release, the Quartz EP. Like the previous Indian Queen album I am no longer alone with myself… (Silent Land Time Machine), … Continue reading

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New: Eighteen Minutes by Guy Gelem

In the hands of a mid- or late-career post rock group, the title Eighteen Minutes would refer to the radio edit of a single cut. But tides are shifting back toward nuance, favoring lowercase compositions, tones, brief snapshots. Straight-line narratives … Continue reading

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Holodeck: the Q and the A

Some of the artists behind Holodeck’s slew of September releases mailed in their thoughts on composing, stumbling home after a night of drinking, and the ideal video game console. First in line was Silent Land Time Machine, responsible for the … Continue reading

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