Although now firmly settled in New York City, Young Magic’s three members came together through equal helpings of openness and fortuity. In 2010, singer and producer Isaac Emmanuel had left his home continent of Australia to travel across Europe, over to New York, and down through Mexico, all the while creating and recording music with whatever instruments he found along the way. While in Mexico, Emmanuel kept a tight correspondence with fellow Australian expat Michael Italia, who for months had been similarly traveling across Europe and South America with portable recording gear in tow. They decided to meet up in New York, where their good friend from a few years prior, Indonesian-born vocalist Melati Malay, had been living and making her own recordings. In early 2011 the three friends, who had initially bonded over their broad musical palettes, began recording together and contributing songs to the record, culling influences and finding their own footing among them.
Young Magic release their album Melt on 14th February 2012 on Carpark Records. More information
Between The Wallscaptures the sound of a band 'playing'together, in both senses of the word - experimenting and trying things, being playful, as much as being a group performing as a unit together. Between The Walls is the sound of people pushing towards and pulling against one another simultaneously. It is the sound of buzzing amplifiers, sudden musical non-sequiturs, loud blasts of straight synth lines cutting through melody and structure. And it is also the sound of beautiful and odd electronic textures and brilliantly defined and deliberate drums, underpinning fragile but deliberate performances of sad songs and country ballads.
As founder and half of the songwriting engine that drove the mighty Hüsker Dü, to his maverick solo work, Grant Hart has cut a singular path across the last three decades of music. It is with great confidence that we say he has made an album to rival his greatest achievements. A double album based on John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' - to show both the light and the dark of the album in its initial introduction, so we are offering two tracks for preview via Soundcloud: 1)'Is The Sky the Limit?' is a melancholy song of the aftermath of rejection built upon the eerie and lonely sound of Sputnik 1; and 2) 'Letting Me Out' follows in all its propulsive Buddy Holly glory as the Artist formerly known as Lucifer offers up his cunning business proposition to populate the netherworld.
The release will be supported by extensive touring with his band, Grant Hart and The Burn/Burning, with plans for a more conceptual presentation. [PLAY]
Game features the songs: 'Wounder' / 'Loner' & 'Spaceape (Feat. Spaceape) by Burial
Cloud Chamber orchestrates 'found footage' across a variety of media. Players navigate, collaborate and interact in order to access found media (films, diaries, documents, etc) – they are detectives discovering what actually happened. The experience can be described as 'a single site Altered Reality Game'. It is fiction for the Facebook generation - part social network, part filmed mystery and part game.
The tone mixes psychological thriller elements with supernatural horror and real space science to draw players into a dark mystery. As players explore the story, the mysteries of the human psyche and the heartless voids and immensities of outer space become one.
Directed and produced by Tim Main. Petite Noir aka Yannick Ilunga is to release Noirse, the first single since the breakthrough Disappear. It's a glistening noir-wave production of tropical marimba and shuffling grooves from his Congolese and Angolan origins. It rises from graceful beginnings to a rousing, insatiable crescendo. The single features sterling remixes from Deptford Goth, NUGUZUNUGUZU and Pional.
Petite Noir will be performing across the summer, kicking off with an enviable support slot for Solangein NY for which he was personally invited. More dates are still to come.
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