Joi: New Video – ‘Particles’ (Ólafur Arnalds ft. Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir)

august 4th, 2016 | By altinnuendo

Piesa 'Particles' este al şaselea single extras de pe noul album de studio al muzicianului islandez Ólafur Arnalds. Noul disc se numeşte "Island Songs" şi este realizat în colaborare cu diferiţi artişti islandezi. 'Particles' este realizată în colaborare cu solista trupei Of Monster And Men, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir. Mai multe detalii despre acest album găsiţi aici.

Editorial No.3 #14 – Tot ce trebuie să știi ca să poți dezbate fumatul în spațiile publice închise

martie 30th, 2016 | By herminedirt


- Numărul deceselor anuale provocate de fumatul pasiv: 600.000 (WHO);

- Numărul deceselor anuale provocate de interzicerea fumatului în spații publice închise: 0.


"Avem probleme mai mari în România de care să ne ocupăm."

Argument invalid construit pe o evidentă eroare logică; vezi acest link și acest link. Dacă avem lucrul rău A și lucrul rău B; simplul fapt că B este un lucru mai rău decât A nu duce la concluzia că A nu este un lucru rău și că nu le putem condamna pe ambele sau lua măsuri împotriva ambelor.

Se poate privi argumentul și ca o falsă dilemă: pentru a ne concentra asupra "lucrurilor mai rele" nu trebuie să nu ne concentrăm asupra "lucrurilor mai puțin rele", nu există nici o conexiune inerentă între cele două.

Joi: New Video – ‘Imodium’ (Mike Patton/Kaada)

martie 10th, 2016 | By altinnuendo

Piesa 'Imodium' este primul extras single de pe noul album de studio al lui Mike Patton şi Kaada. Noul disc se va intitulat "Bacteria Cult" şi va fi lansat pe data de 1 aprilie 2016 via Ipecac Recordings. Videoclipul a fost regizat de artistul vizual român Alexandru Ponoran.

Luni: Albumul jazz al săptămânii – #46. “Head Hunters” (1973)

februarie 15th, 2016 | By altinnuendo

Stil: fusion jazz/funk
Data lansării: 26 octombrie 1973
Casa de discuri: Columbia
Producători: Herbie Hancock, David Rubinson
Muzicieni: Herbie Hancock (pian, synth), Bennie Maupin (saxofon, clarinet), Paul Jackson (bas), Bill Summers (agogô, cabasa, hindewhu, tambourine) şi Harvey Mason (tobe)
Durata: 41:34

01. 'Chameleon'
02. 'Watermelon Man'
03. 'Sly'
04. 'Vein Melter'


"Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Herbie Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz." [sursa]

Luni: Albumul jazz al săptămânii – #45. “Spiritual Unity” (1965)

decembrie 14th, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Stil: free jazz
Data lansării: 1965
Casa de discuri: ESP-Disk
Producători: Bernard Stollman
Muzicieni: Albert Ayler (saxofon), Gary Peacock (bas) şi Sunny Murray (percuţii)
Durata: 29:19

01. 'Ghosts: First variation'
02. 'The Wizard'
03. 'Spirits'
04. 'Ghosts: Second variation'.


"Spiritual Unity was the album that pushed Albert Ayler to the forefront of jazz's avant-garde, and the first jazz album ever released by Bernard Stollman's seminal ESP label. It was really the first available document of Ayler's music that matched him with a group of truly sympathetic musicians, and the results are a magnificently pure distillation of his aesthetic." [sursa]

Luni: Albumul jazz al săptămânii – #44. “Jazz at Massey Hall” (1953)

decembrie 1st, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Stil: bop
Data lansării: 1953
Casa de discuri: Debut/OJC
Producători: Charles Mingus
Muzicieni: Dizzy Gillespie (trompetă), Charles Mingus (bas), Charlie Parker (saxofon), Bud Powell (pian) şi Max Roach (tobe)
Durata: 46:54

01. 'Perdido'
02. 'Salt Peanuts'
03. 'All The Things You Are'
04. '52nd Street Theme'
05. 'Wee (Allen's Alley)'
06. 'Hot House'
07. 'A Night In Tunisia'.


"This concert was held at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada on May 15, 1953, and was recorded by bassist Charles Mingus, who overdubbed some additional bass parts and issued it on his own Debut label as the Quintet's Jazz at Massey Hall. Charlie Parker (listed on the original album sleeve as "Charlie Chan") performed on a plastic alto, pianist Bud Powell was stone drunk from the opening bell, and Dizzy Gillespie kept popping offstage to check on the status of the first Rocky Marciano-Jersey Joe Walcott heavyweight championship bout. Subsequent editions of this evening were released as a double-live album (featuring Bud Powell's magnificent piano trio set with Mingus and Roach), dubbed The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever. The hyperbole is well-deserved, because at the time of this concert, each musician on Jazz at Massey Hall was considered to be the principle instrumental innovator within the bebop movement." [sursa]

Joi: New Video – ‘Sunny Side Up’ (Faith No More)

noiembrie 26th, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Piesa 'Sunny Side Up' reprezintă cel de-al treilea single extras de pe noul album al trupei Faith No More, intitulat "Sol Invictus", lansat în luna mai a acestui an.

Joi: New Video – ‘Neon’ (Port Noir)

octombrie 29th, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Piesa 'Neon' reprezintă primul single extras de pe noul EP al trupei suedeze Port Noir, intitulat "Neon", ce va fi lansat la sfârşitul lunii octombrie a acestui an.

Miercuri: Black Wednesday #115

octombrie 29th, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Into The Wild (2007)

"Christopher McCandless: 'The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind deaf stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head'."

Luni: Albumul jazz al săptămânii – #43. “Point of Departure” (1965)

octombrie 26th, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Stil: avant-garde jazz
Data lansării: aprilie 1965
Casa de discuri: Blue Note
Producători: Alfred Lion
Muzicieni: Kenny Dorham (trompetă), Eric Dolphy (saxofon - 1,2,3; clarinet - 3,4,5; flaut - 3), Joe Henderson (saxofon, flaut -3), Andrew Hill (pian), Richard Davis (bas) şi Tony Williams (tobe)
Durata: 56:38

01. 'Refuge'
02. 'New Monastery'
03. 'Spectrum'
04. 'Flight 19'
05. 'Dedication'.


"Pianist and composer Andrew Hill is perhaps known more for this date than any other in his catalogue -- and with good reason. Hill's complex compositions straddled many lines in the early to mid-1960s and crossed over many. Point of Departure, with its all-star lineup (even then), took jazz and wrote a new book on it, excluding nothing. With Eric Dolphy and Joe Henderson on saxophones (Dolphy also played clarinet, bass clarinet, and flute), Richard Davis on bass, Tony Williams on drums, and Kenny Dorham on trumpet, this was a cast created for a jazz fire dance." [sursa]

Luni: Albumul jazz al săptămânii – #42. “Alone” (1968)

octombrie 12th, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Stil: post-bop
Data lansării: 1968
Casa de discuri: Verve Records
Producători: Helen Keane
Muzicieni: Bill Evans (pian)
Durata: 35:07

01. 'Here's That Rainy Day'
02. 'A Time For Love'
03. 'Midnight Mood'
04. 'On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)'
05. 'Never Let Me Go'.

Luni: Albumul jazz al săptămânii – #41. “Song for My Father” (1965)

septembrie 14th, 2015 | By altinnuendo

Stil: hard bop/soul jazz
Data lansării: 1965
Casa de discuri: Blue Note
Producători: Alfred Lion
Muzicieni: Horace Silver (pian), Carmell Jones (trompetă), Joe Henderson (saxofon), Teddy Smith (bas), Roger Humphries (tobe), Blue Mitchell (trompetă), Junior Cook (saxofon), Gene Taylor (bas) şi Roy Brooks (tobe)
Durata: 59:59

01. 'Song for My Father'
02. 'The Natives Are Restless Tonight'
03. 'Calcutta Cutie'
04. 'Que Pasa'
05. 'The Kicker'
06. 'Lonely Woman'
07. 'Sanctimonious Sam'
08. 'Que Pasa (Trio Version)'
09. 'Sighin' and Cryin''
10. 'Silver Treads Among My Soul'.


"One of Blue Note's greatest mainstream hard bop dates, Song for My Father is Horace Silver's signature LP and the peak of a discography already studded with classics. Silver was always a master at balancing jumping rhythms with complex harmonies for a unique blend of earthiness and sophistication, and Song for My Father has perhaps the most sophisticated air of all his albums." [sursa]