Since July of 2012, and at the beginning of every month, Ian Fellerman releases a volume of songs for free at bashfulhips.com. This will continue until August of 2013. Each volume of songs is at most three weeks old by the time you hear it. The video below is taken from Bashful Hips Vol. X.
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Chaos Atlantis is a real-time sonification engine, a program that converts ocean-marine data into sound. It is currently using data generated by NOAA buoy 46059 located off the coast of Northern California. This buoy measures several variables including water temperature, air temperature, wave height, wind speed, and much more. These numbers are used to control the parameters of Chaos Atlantis.
For example, wave heights control the amplitude of oscillators in a variety of contexts such as ring modulation and amplitude modulation. Dominant wave periods determine which synthesizers are used to make sound. The speed at which new sounds are created (tempo) is controlled by the wind speed.The frequency or pitch of a tone is controlled by the water and/or air temperature. The many permutations of these variables create an ever changing soundscape that is both fascinating and unpredictable.
Shany Kedar and Benjamin Esterlis met at a record store in Jerusalem in early 2005. After exchanging some gifts from each other’s personal music collection, Shany, then a young graphic design student and novice musician, asked Benjamin, an established Israeli indie electronic musician releasing music under the pseudonym Morphlexis, if he would help her produce her first album. He obliged.
Kedar’s debut, Bloodlines came out in 2006 receiving fine reviews within and outside of Israel, marking Kedar as one of the promising new voices of the local indie scene and more importantly – establishing the formation of an extraordinary musical bond.
Over the next few years Kedar and Esterlis went on collaborating on various live shows and small projects. In 2009, Esterlis formed We Are Ghosts, and asked Kedar to join along. We Are Ghosts is a musical experiment intended to document music in the making, without any pre-written materials. As of today, the collective has released 7 sessions recorded in various strange locations and aroused curiosity amongst audiences and critics alike.
In continuum with the spontaneous and free spirited approach to making music that was established while working with the relatively large collective that is We Are Ghosts, “Comfort You – Songs by Other People” marks a more intimate effort. Recorded within 24 hours and mixed after a couple of days, the short album presents a touching interpretation of old forgotten songs by musical legends such as Freddy Mercury, Bill Withers, Elvis Presley and Billie Holiday, while maintaining a fresh and minimalist point of view. The album combines sounds of instruments like glockenspiel and melodica with retro musical toys such as an old Casio keyboard, a toy vocal manipulator/distorter and children’s percussions along side with acoustic guitars and bass.
You can download the album, free of charge at sk-be.bandcamp.com.
What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway.
More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.
A new outcropping of Teh Weird has happened. Free stuff. For your ears. Download and listen. We like it and so will you.
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Uzi Ramirez is an iconic musician in the Israeli indie scene. A session guitarist and a member of Israeli bands Boom Pam and the Ramirez Brothers and overall a brilliant musician.
Uzi was a member of Boom Pam, a Balkan-rock band, signed to Essay Recordings and has toured the world extensively, playing in Europe, U.S.A, Canada, Mexico and Africa in clubs and on festivals.
While in Boom Pam, Uzi formed The Ramirez Brothers with two friends. With one album and an E.P. they gained recognition and acclaim in Israel’s indie scene, performing all over the country and have toured Europe several times.
In October 2010, he Uzi released “Lick My Heart”, his first solo album, which he composed, wrote and produced. The album features guest musicians from such bands as Funknstein, Boom Pam, Izabo, the Apples and the Collective.
We’ve dug up another album on Bandcamp, for your ears: “I’m The Lion” by Moses Luster and the Hollywood Lights.
Low life crooks, doomed love affairs and a haunted past populate the lyrics whilst drummer Shaggy Jones and keyboard player Declan Swoosh beat their instruments into unwilling submission to create broken-down, lumbering beasts of backing tracks. The ghosts of Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and even William Shatner are all present but, whilst the music may make nods to these artists, the sound is something quite new.
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