okamotonoriaki is an audio -visual artist based in tokyo. the 1983 osaka-born tama arts university graphic design graduate has been well-recognized for his works since his under - graduate days with his graduation video piece earning him the encouragement prize of the japan media arts festival. the freelance audio -visual artist is an awarded talent whose accolades includes the “golden wings” 2008 digital creators award, the 10th tbs digicon6“ sunrise award”, dotmov festival 2008 shortlist and nhk digital stadium’s “best selection”.
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tim ward came of age in the grip of michigan’s mitten. like nearly every other boomer with a guitar, he longed to be a beatle and made further advances in that mission than most.
2007 debut solo album by berlin-based guitarist and composer takeshi nishimoto.
monologue was recorded in a one-day session in a church in berlin, the natural acoustics providing a perfect ground for takeshi's compositions.
white noise is an experimental electronic music band formed in london, england, in 1968 by american-born david vorhaus, a classical bass player with a background in physics and electronic engineering. he was initially joined by bbc radiophonic workshop composers delia derbyshire and brian hodgson, who had formerly both been members of electronic music project unit delta plus.
turns out these seven songs are guyanese-american artist bill russell’s only recordings. bill had 100 vinyl copies pressed up in 1979 on his own bi-russell records label, promoted it modestly and locally, and it went nowhere.
the penguin cafe was founded by arthur jeffes in 2009, bringing together a talented and disparate group of musicians from the likes of suede, gorillaz and razorlight, initially to perform his father simon jeffes’ legacy of world renowned penguin cafe orchestra music, ten years after his untimely death in 1997.
1982, brussels: the former au pair for rick wakeman of yes and two of her teenage friends are at the doorstep of les disques du crepuscule, ready to cut an album with gilles martin. living on busking wages and next door to tuxedomoon, their work results in a contemporary bossanova record that would provide a missing link between antonio carlos jobim and kraftwerk.
yet another fully obscure reissue from projekt records,
the arms of someone new was a new wave oriented band from the mid 80s. their sound can be likened somewhat to early legendary pink dots albums, especially in the usage of limited or primitive technology with the drum machines and a very childlike sound. although the two bands do not sound the same, sonically speaking, there is a certain mood and ambience they both share
randall mcclellan was a founding member of the electronic music studio at the eastman school of music in 1967 where he later received a ph.d. in composition, theory and musicology. a growing interest in north indian music and vocal technique prompted him to develop his personal compositional practice into an active platform for inducing altered states of mind.