Dienstag, 28. Juni 2011

*Movies of the day* (Mr.Nice / Radio Rock Revolution)

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Mr.Nice
Tragikomödie/ Autobiografie GB 2009


Regie: Bernard Rose 
Darsteller: Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny, Crispin Clover, David Thewlis, Elsa Pataky
http://www.mrnice-derfilm.de/
http://howardmarks.name/


*England in den Sechziger Jahren: Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans) verlässt sein mittelloses Elternhaus, um dank eines Stipendiums an der Universität in Oxford Philosophie und Physik zu studieren. Dort trifft er nicht nur die liebreizende Ilze (Elsa Pataky), in die er sich verliebt, sondern kommt auch zum ersten Mal mit Drogen in Berührung. Nach seinem Universitätsabschluss schlägt Howard zunächst einen konservativen Lebensweg ein und arbeitet zusammen mit Ilze als Lehrer, doch schon bald sehnt er sich nach einem aufregenderen und abwechslungsreicheren Lebensstil.

Als ihn sein Bekannter Graham Pliston (Jack Huston) bittet, eine kleine Lieferung Haschisch aus Deutschland nach Großbritannien zu schmuggeln, willigt Howard kurzerhand ein. Als er Judy (Chloe Sevigny), die schon bald seine Frau werden wird, kennenlernt, beginnt er, sich gänzlich dem Drogenschmuggel zu widmen und taucht immer weiter in die Welt der Drogen ab.

In kürzester Zeit mausert sich der junge Mann aus kleinen Verhältnissen zu einem Haschisch-Tycoon und baut in Großbritannien ein Produktions- und Distributionsnetzwerk für Haschisch auf. Doch trotz seiner kriminellen Machenschaften gelingt ihm immer der Spagat zwischen seinen Rollen als Drogenbaron, der nur noch unter dem Psyeudonym Mr. Nice arbeitet, und der des liebenden Familienvaters.


Der Film basiert auf der gleichnamigen Autobiografie des bekannten britischen Drogenschmugglers Howard Marks.





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Radio Rock Revolution
Musikkomödie GB 2009

Regie: Richard Curtis
Darsteller: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Nick Frost, Rhys Darby,  Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge, Jack Davenport
http://movies.universal-pictures-international-germany.de/radiorockrevolution/

*1966: England ist so wild wie nie zuvor, doch die staatlichen Radiostationen bleiben hart. Während die Hysterie der jungen Menschen ständig steigt, jagen die Sender täglich nur maximal zwei Stunden Rock und Pop über den Äther. Doch selbst das ist dem zuständigen stockkonservativen Minister Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh) ein Dorn im Auge. Noch mehr ärgert ihn jedoch der kultige Piratensender „Radio Rock“, der sein Programm von einem Boot in der Nordsee aus sendet – völlig legal übrigens. Mit allem Mitteln will Dormandy diese Gesetzeslücke schließen. „Radio Rock“-Boss Quentin (Bill Nighy) hat eine illustre Truppe von durchgedrehten Top-DJs um sich versammelt...

Freitag, 24. Juni 2011

*New Singles & Songs* (Paul Thomas Saunders, John Maus, White Lies)

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 Paul Thomas Saunders [england] -  Appointment In Samarra (2011)
http://www.paulthomassaunders.com
http://www.facebook.com/paulthomassaunders?sk=info

*Paul Thomas Saunders is a twenty year old singer songwriter from Leeds who creates psychedelic folk soundscapes.
'Appointment In Samarra' comes from his brand new 'Lilac & Wisteria ep' which is out on july 4th, 2011 through the RT60 label.




John Maus [usa] - Cop Killer (2011)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Maus/184511418992
http://www.mausspace.com/
www.myspace.com/johnmaus

*Another track from 'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves', the forthcoming third album by electronic-psych-pop artist John Maus. Footage from this unofficial clip come from 'The Element of Crime by Lars von Trier (1984)

*Check also his current single 'Believer'
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-singles-songs-john-maus-metronomy.html

and

*Track 2 of the album - 'Quantum Leap'
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-singlessongs-lykke-li-raveonettes.html






White Lies [england] - Holy Ghost (2011)
http://www.whitelies.com/
http://www.facebook.com/WhiteLies?v=app_103023329392#!/WhiteLies?v=wall
www.myspace.com/whitelies


*Official clip for the new third single 'Holy Ghost by indierock band White Lies from their album 'ritual' released in january this year

*Check also this entry from White Lies...
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/02/gig-of-daywhite-lies.html

Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2011

*Bring Liebe In Deinen Kühlschrank*

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Christian Vagedes (Vegane Gesellschaft Deutschland)
 http://www.vegane-gesellschaft.org/
http://www.videogold.de/earthlings-uncut-edition-deutsch/

*Auszug einer Rede des Gründers der Veganen Gesellschaft Deutschlands in Köln auf dem Roncalliplatz vom 14.05.2011

Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2011

*New Singles & Songs* (Peaking Lights, Is Tropical, Spc Eco, New Order, I Break Horses)


Peaking Lights [usa] - Amazing & Wonderful (2011)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/PEAKING-LIGHTS/172619390709
http://www.myspace.com/peakingfix

*Official Video for 'Amazing & Wonderful' from california tranced post-reggae hyno-pop duo Peaking Lights debut album '936' released in february this year


*More from Peaking Lights
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/02/postmodernsong-of-daypeaking-lights-all.html






IS TROPICAL [england] - THE GREEKS (2011)
http://WWW.ISTROPICAL.COM
http://istropical.tumblr.com
http://www.myspace.com/istropical

*IS Tropical is a pop-influenced lo-fi dance trio from London. Their debut album 'Native' was released on june 13th, 2011 on the Kitsune Label. This track is the latest single from the album.




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SPC ECO - Here I Am (2011)
http://www.spceco.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SPC-ECO/169852579723666
http://www.myspace.com/spceco
http://spceco.bandcamp.com/

*This track is taken from the new Big Fat World EP by Dean Garcias (Curve) project SPC ECO.
*If you like try also 'spotlight', a song from their 'Silver Clouds' EP from last year...
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/01/postmodernvideosongsjanuary-2011.html






New Order - Hellbent (2005/2011)
http://www.neworderonline.com
http://www.facebook.com/NewOrderOfficial

*Previously unreleased track from New Order recorded in 2005 taken from the 'Total: From Joy Division to New Order' Compilation

*More from New Order
 http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/04/forgotten-classicsthe-heart-throbs.html






I Break Horses [sweden] - Hearts (2011)
http://www.ibreakhorses.se
http://www.facebook.com/ibreakhorses

*I break Horses is a indie/dreampop duo from sweden. The debut album 'Hearts' is released on August 15th via Bella Union.


*free download
http://cdn.stereogum.com/downloader/?file=%2Ffiles%2Fmp3%2FI+Break+Horses+-+Hearts/

Dienstag, 21. Juni 2011

The Flower - The Utopian society

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The Flower
www.hanfverband.de
http://www.cannabis-clubs.de/
http://www.gruene-jugend.de/
http://www.drogenfachgeschaeft.de/
http://www.gruene-hilfe.de/
http://selbsthilfenetzwerk-cannabis-medizin.de/
http://www.cannabisnews.com/

*The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited. The animation is a meditation on the social and economic costs of marijuana prohibition.

Montag, 20. Juni 2011

The Age of Stupid

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*This is a short animated scene about consumer capitalism from the movie 'The Age of stupid',  a British drama-documentary-animation film by Franny Armstrong from 2009.
The film stars the late Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from the mid-to-late 2000s and asking 'Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance'?




*Watch the movie in full
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The Age of Stupid
Documentary/Drama United Kingdom 2009
Director: Franny Armstrong
Starring: Pete Postlethwaite

http://ageofstupid.tao.de/
http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Stupid
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Age_of_Stupid

Sonntag, 19. Juni 2011

New Singles & Songs (John Maus, Metronomy, The Morning Light Project)


JOHN MAUS [usa] - Believer (2011)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Maus/184511418992
http://www.mausspace.com/ 
www.myspace.com/johnmaus

*John Maus is a American composer and political philosophy and theory instructor at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (Honolulu) His music is a mixture of Indie/lo-fi and electronic-psych-pop.
*This is the official Video for the single 'believer' taken from his forthcoming third album 'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves' which is out via Upset The Rhythm on june 27th, 2011.
*check also 'Quantum Leap', another track from the album...
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-singlessongs-lykke-li-raveonettes.html





METRONOMY [england] - The Bay (2011)
http://www.facebook.com/metronomy
http://www.metronomy.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/metronomy

*Metronomy is a british electropop band from London formed in 1999.
*This is the Offical video and 2nd single from Metronomy's latest album 'The English Riviera' which was released in april this year.






The Morning Light Project [italy] - Slicer (2011)
http://www.themorninglightproject.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MORNING-LIGHT-project/219073245642?sk=wall
http://www.myspace.com/morninglightproject

*The Morning Light Project is an Italian band from Messina, formed in 2008.Their sound is a mix of alternative, ambient and electronic music.
*'Slicer' is the first single from their debut album 'Interface' released on may 25th, 2011.

Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2011

*Forgotten Chillout*Classics (Utah Saints, Deadmau5)


Utah Saints [england] - Morning Sun (2001)
www.myspace.com/utahsaints
http://www.utahsaints.com/
http://www.facebook.com/utahsaints?sk=wall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Saints

*'Morning Sun' is taken from 'Two', the second album by british dance band Utah Saints, released in 2001.





Deadmau5 & Kaskade [canada/usa] - I Remember (2009)
www.deadmau5.com/
http://www.facebook.com/deadmau5
www.myspace.com/deadmau5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadmau5


*'I Remember' by Canadian progressive, electro, and house producer Deadmau5 and American DJ Kaskade is taken from the album 'Random Album Title' which was released in 2008 on the Ministry of Sound label. It features vocals from Haley Gibb.

Dienstag, 7. Juni 2011

*Forgotten Classic Album*Nico - Chelsea Girl* (1967)

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Nico [ger] - These Days (1967)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Girl_%28album%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nico

*Nico (Christa Päffgen,*16 October 1938  18 July 1988) was a German singer, composer, fashion model, actress, and Warhol Superstar. She is known for both, her vocal collaboration on The Velvet Underground's debut album - The Velvet Underground & Nico, and her work as a solo artist from the late 60s through the early 80s.


*All three tracks are taken from her solo debut album 'chelsea girl' released in october 1967.




Nico [ger] - Little Sister (1967)




Nico [ger]- THE FAIREST OF THE SEASONS (1967)

Sonntag, 5. Juni 2011

*New Singles & Songs* (The Pierces, Sufjan Stevens, The Boxer Rebellion, Deep Cut)


The Pierces [usa] - Glorious (2011)
www.thepiercesmusic.com/
http://www.facebook.com/thepiercesmusic?sk=info
www.myspace.com/thepierces

*The Pierces are Catherine Pierce and Allison Pierce - sisters, singers, and songwriters.
Raised in Alabama by free spirited, hippie parents in a large family of five children, they created a special bond through their music.


*'Glorious' the new single released on may 23th was followed by ''You & I', the fourth album on may 30th - produced by Coldplay’s Guy Berryman. 



*Check also the official video for their single 'You'll Be Mine'
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/03/songs-for-weekendthe-charlatans-pierces.html







Sufjan Stevens (usa) - I Walked (2010)
http://asthmatickitty.com/sufjan-stevens
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sufjan-Stevens/73949695413
www.myspace.com/sufjanstevens


*This track is taken from 'The Age of Adz', the latest album by Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Sufjan Stevens released in october last year.
*The album's title is a reference to the apocalyptic art of schizophrenic artist Royal Robertson (1936-1997) whose work depicted his vivid dreams and visions of space aliens, futuristic automobiles, eccentric monsters and signs of the Last Judgment.


*Free download
http://cdn.stereogum.com/downloader/?file=%2Ffiles%2Fmp3%2FSufjan+Stevens+-+I+Walked/






The Boxer Rebellion [england] - The Runner (2011)
http://theboxerrebellion.com/
www.myspace.com/theboxerrebellion
http://www.facebook.com/theboxerrebellion?v=app_178091127385

*This is the official video for 'The Runner' , the second single from Boxer Rebellion's 4th album 'The Cold Still', released in february this year.

*More from their latest album...
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/search?q=the+boxer+rebellion






Deep Cut [england] - About Face (2011)
http://www.facebook.com/deepcutband?v=info
http://www.soundcloud.com/deepcutband
http://www.myspace.com/thedeepcut

*Mat Flint, bass guitarist for Death In Vegas and formerly singer/guitarist for the early 90's band Revolver (Heaven sent an angel) will releases the forthcoming 2nd album 'Disorientation' with his new band Deep Cut on 5th September 2011 via Club AC30. 

*Download this song for free... 
http://soundcloud.com/charmfactory/deep-cut-about-face/s-EX5et

Donnerstag, 2. Juni 2011

*New Singles & Songs* (JAKWOB, Waylayers, Syket, Whirl, Other Lives, WU LYF, THE VACCINES, Chapel Club)

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JAKWOB [england] - Right beside you *dj-fresh-future-jungle-remix* (2011)
www.jakwob.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jakwob/55387965381
http://www.myspace.com/jakwob

*After releasing several fairly high profile remixes for  Little Boots, Ellie Goulding, Empire of the sun or Robyn, British dubstep producer Jakwob will release his debut single 'Right Beside You' in the U.K. on June 20th, 2011.
What a fucking great tune is this track 2 dj-fresh-future-jungle-remix??? :-))





Waylayers [england] - Hear No Lies (2011)
http://www.waylayers.co.uk/
http://myspace.com/waylayers
http://www.facebook.com/waylayers?sk=app_4949752878

*Official Video for 'Hear no lies', a track from the 'Weightless' ep by electronic indie band Waylayers from London.


*Check also the title track of their ep...
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-singlessongs-waylayers-samba-screen.html



Syket [sweden] - Let It Heal (2011)
http://www.syket.net/
http://www.facebook.com/syket

*This is the lastest single by swedish Dreamy psychpop band Syket, taken from their debut album 'with love' released in february this year.






Whirl [usa] - Sandy (2011)
http://whirl.bandcamp.com/
http://www.myspace.com/whirlband

* Whirl is a california six-piece based dreampop/shoegaze band. Their debut ep was released as a 12inch on april 18th 2011.


*Listen to the ep in full...
http://whirl.bandcamp.com/album/distressor






Other Lives [usa] - For 12 (2011)
http://otherlives.com/
http://myspace.com/otherlives

*Other Lives is an American indie rock band from Stillwater, Oklahoma. 'For 12' is taken from their second album 'Tamer Animals' released on may 23rd, 2011.





WU LYF [england] - DIRT (2011)
http://www.myspace.com/trubluloveyu
http://worldunite.org/


*Manchester based band Wu Lyf (World Unite! Lucifer Youth Foundation!) will release their debut album on june 13th, 2011. 'Dirt,' drops their album title 'Go Tell Fire To The Mountain' in its lyrics.


*Check also 'Heavy Pop' from last year which will also appear on the debut...
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2010/08/postmodernvideosong-of-day-11-08-2010.html




THE VACCINES [england] - ALL IN WHITE (2011)
http://www.thevaccines.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/thevaccines

*'All In White' is the latest single from their debut album 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' which was released in january this year.

*check also a live video for their song 'A lack of understanding' 
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-singlessongs-wartime-sweethearts.html



Chapel Club [england] - Blind (2011)
http://www.chapelclub.com/
http://www.myspace.com/chapelclub
http://www.facebook.com/chapelclub?v=app_10442206389
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapel_Club

*This is the offical video for Chapel Club's latest single 'Blind', released on may 16th.

*More from Chapel Club...
http://timmi-x.blogspot.com/2011/02/postmodernalbum-of-daychapel-club.html