Voici pour la première fois le panorama complet des modes de jeunes depuis vingt ans : des premiers rassemblements hippies à l'underground new-wave, des "intellos de gauche" babas aux provocation "punks", du classicisme Bon-Chic-Bon-Genre à la "superfrime" des minets, bref de la préhistoire pop (1966à aux modes funs d'aujourd'hui. …
Gilles de Rais, Jack l'Eventreur, Mata Hari, Raspoutine, le train Glasgow-Londres… C'est à un extraordinaire voyage dans l'histoire criminelle que nous convient Pierre Bellemare. Voici, racontées à la Bellemare, trente des plus grandes affaires criminelles de tous les temps. Leurs noms, leurs héros sont connus, mais tout le talent du plus populaire conteur français est de donner au lecteur l'impression qu'il les découvre pour la première fois. Des histoires incroyables, haletantes comme des récits policiers, dont les héros inoubliables sont les plus étonnants criminels que la terre ait portés.
On this second album by the unorthodox quartet comprised of Norwegians Grydeland, Wallumrød and Zach, and Frenchman Charles, the music continues to unfold with poetic logic and unhurried pace. To paraphrase La Monte Young, Dans les arbres draws a straight line and follows it. Their music moves gently but steadily ahead on broad planes of sound, the textural scenery changing as DLA harnesses its wealth of unorthodox extended techniques. Including but not limited to: Charles’ extraordinary control of harmonics, the prepared piano of Wallumrød perfectly matched by the prepared banjo of Grydeland and by Zach’s unprecedented use of the gran cassa, the horizontal orchestral bass drum, augmented here by metal percussion and ceramic bells. Small movements precipitate gradual sonic transformations. Sounds are carefully nurtured and encouraged to glow. Responsibilities are very equally shared as textures are blended.
At long last, the legendary unreleased Still Cool album! Producer Carl "Stereo" Fletcher had been planning this LP on his Uprising label since the late 1970's. In fact, it was nearly released in Nigeria (!!!), but due to a faulty tape machine on a trip to Lagos, it never happened. Finally released nearly 40 years later, here it is. Still Cool, like Stereo and his Uprising label, were part of the vibrant musical arm of the 12 Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group in the 1970's. Still Cool regularly performed on 12 Tribes stage shows, just check the photos in our LP & CD jackets. Four of the ten tracks on this album were released as singles back in the day, including one ("Sweeter Music") credited only to Still Cool vocalist Frankie Diamond.
In 1745, the king granted Jean-Philippe Rameau the position of Composer du cabinet du roy, which came with a pension. This new period would see productions in a lighter vein, in collaboration with the librettist Louis de Cahusac, and some of the Burgundian musician's most important masterpieces. 'Zaïs', performed in 1748 on the stage of the Académie Royale de Musique, is one of them. This ballet-héroïque gave French music one of its finest works.