Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Supersilent — 6.2 (2003)

Supersilent is a jazz / improvisation band featuring a lot of unconventional instruments. The group features ambient trumpetist Arve Henriksen and sound artist Helge Sten of Deathprod. Each album is completely improvised (and some albums have a very aggressive electronic sound not very common in jazz).

Album: 6 (2003)

Aurora Borealis (1865)
by Frederic Edwin Church

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ben Frost — There Are No Others, There Is Only Us

There Are No Others, There Is Only Us is a video installation by Marc Silver, filmmaker about the power of crowds. The visceral music of Ben Frost (already discussed in this blog) has been composed to accompany the images.

In a time where the world is ever more connected and unbordered, Marc Silver considers whether crowds are a force for oppression, or a potential for resistance. There are no others, there is only us is a powerful visual metaphor illustrating the nature of collaboration and the power of crowds, with music composed by producer Ben Frost.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Corpus Delicti & Press Gang Metropol

I love the music of french goth band Corpus Delicti. I don't get tired of their sound and their music just gives me shivers. Unfortunatly the band had disbanded and disappeared for some time.

Well they have just returned under the name Press Gang Metropol. Of course, like most "aging" bands, the new sound is cleaner (with some clear New Order inspiration).

Little update (4/4/2012): The song Answers is available for free to download on Press Gang Metropol's Bandcamp page.

Corpus Delicti
Album: Twilight (1993)

Press Gang Metropol
Album: Checkpoint (2012)