Friday, 12 October 2012

Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes

With the release of the forth studio album 'Until The Quiet Comes' from LA's multi-genre experimental producer Flying Lotus comes his short film of the same name, directed by Kahlil Joseph. Stream FlyLo's whole album, featuring Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu, over at the Guardian.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Floating Points

Ah gigs, they're just one of the many benefits of the hotter months. And with all the good music entering our Australian shores in the coming months - we sit patiently, palms sweaty with anticipation!

American producer Floating Points will be performing as apart of Melbourne Music Week's 'Espionage feat..' night. Yet he's certainly not the only act.

Brace yourself.

Floating Points (Eglo/UK)
Alexander Nut (Eglo/UK)
Teebs (Brainfeeder/USA)
Africa Hitech (Warp/UK)
Fatima (Eglo/Sweden)
Sean Deans (The Operatives)
JPS (The Operatives)
Nam (The Operatives)
Edd Fisher (The Operatives)

Tickets available here.

Almudena Heredero Interview

With Melbourne Music Week emerging from the shadows this November I sit down with Face the Music guest and speaker Almudena Heredero. The Spanish native is one of the founders of highly successful music conference, the PrimaveraPro conference in Barcelona and that's just the tip of the ice cold San Miguel. I'm looking forward to speaking to the European entrepreneur tonight! To buy tickets to her Melbourne events click here.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Hanging Out with Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes)

Portable's 2012 Melbourne Curators Conference was a heady mix of music maestros, terrific techs, editorial-enigmas, media magnets et al. The Fitzroy Town Hall hosted a whole day of stories, experiences and lessons - a truly great day by the Portable staff.

One of the talks that really resonated with me was by Violent Femmes co-founder and bassist Brian Ritchie. Although originally from Milwaukee he now resides in Hobart where he curates annual festival Mona Foma. Every January Ritchie pushes the boundaries and in turn people's expectations of themselves and what they think they like.

January 2013 sees Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and St. Vincent as headliners. I sat down with Ritchie on his last day in Melbourne and talked about everything from the delicacies of his hometown to the Violent Femmes adoration of the Beatles.

Interview coming soon!

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I am more than prone to monologues; however, this is solely due to the manner in which they compliment a witty anecdote and their ability to resemble concrete evidence when it is so obviously lacking. I often wish I could emulate that aloof character who coolly stands in the corner smiling mysteriously as if she has a secret. However, I fear resisting the temptation to involve myself in other people’s conflicts and responding through body language rather than verbose banter may come across as contrived and arrogant. And, I am not willing to take that chance.

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