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Loneliness of the passions

A perfect rendition of  ‘Le Vent Nous Portera’ by Noir Desir. This was recorded a year before Lead singer Bertrand Cantat’s fatal altercation with his girlfriend Marie Trintignant. Life and death are so very tightly intertwined, there is a loneliness in the passions that can only be expressed through music. […]

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Distant forests of Japan

A transcendental performance from the highly rated, yet underrated Cure Featuring a 25 year old Robert Smith. Robert Smith+Japan+1984 all melted together  through the lens of video distortion creates a highly futuristic retrospective. I could have really posted anything from this concert, or any other live performance of theirs for […]

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Grannies and nieces

Check out the now sadly deceased Vic Chestnutt’s compelling performance of Granny. The singer songwriter from Georgia (Athens to be exact) was left partially paralyzed after a car crash at the age of 18.  As a result he could only form simple chord structures to accompany his rather unique and […]

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Paper wings

Bringing to mind the cocteau twins, Hannah Moriah’s rendition of ‘Paper wings’ is haunting in a Nordic kind of way. It is instantly familiar and deeply touching. Chris Musgrave Shoots her simply and intimately. It is this intimacy first and foremost in the music that conjures conceptions of lost loves […]

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Fishing for boatwomen

They say that Holgar Czukay was obsessed with short wave radio.  He probably still is for that matter. He would spend his time dialing around.  Fishing through the obscure frequencies that invisibly collide in the air and recorded whatever he Encountered . This was way before it became fashionable. In […]

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Thera

Witchcraft in the fields. Clara Rockmore  Performs Tchaikovsky’s Valse Sentimentale. The Theramin has come a long way from the science fiction horror movie accompaniment  of the fifties, with all those cardboard nightmares in their flying saucers. Jean Michelle Jarre tried to make a showman’s chic about it and its sounds […]