Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Favorite record shops in Berlin

Leila M

Rosa Luxemburg Str. 30, 10117 Berlin   
+49 (0)30/24085419

Wide range of Vinyls and CDs from new releases of Indie, House, Experimental, Electronica, Ambiant, Disco, Weird Stuff to some classical Krautrock, Jazz pieces and other.

Bis auf's Messer
Marchlewskistraße 107, 10243 Berlin
+49 (0)30/20687291

Art Gallery and Record Shop with an incredible choice in Vinyls and CDs of the best Indie and Alternative music in present time.

Space Hall
Zossener Straße 33, 10961 Berlin
+49 (0)30/6947664

Temple of Techno in Berlin. Here you can find some rare old classics for a "reasonable" price. It's one of the biggest shop in town with a wide range of Vinyls and CDs with all sorts of Eletronic, Rock, Funk, Disco, Reggae, Hip-Hop and much more.

Mr Dead and Mrs Free
Bülowstr. 5, 10783 Berlin
+49 (0)30/2151449

A shop mainly for Indie stuff, but in their field renowned. Leftfield dance finds possible.

Piatto Forte
Schlesische Str. 38 b, 10997 Berlin
+49 (0)30/69 51 89 54

Small shop with some rare pieces in a wide range. A bit messy and sometimes expensive but it's worth to take a chance by going there.

Le Petit Mignon
c/o Staalplaat store
Flughafenstr. 38, Eg rechts, 12053  Berlin

Best place for Experimental and Avant-Garde Music.

Neuromantic-Violations Recordshop
Rigaer Straße 5, 10247 Berlin
+49 30/55875586

Related to Praxis Records, here you will find a wide range of Breakcore, Experimental, Electronica and Techno stuff.

Audio In
Libauerstraße 19, 10245 Berlin
+49 (0)30/486292984

Good place for House, Techno, Electro and Disco. They have some exclusivity on some great Labels.

Rumpsti Pumpsti
Weserstr. 165, 12045 Berlin
+49 (0)3028860615

Noise, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Sound-Poetry, Musique Concrete...

Holy's Hit Records
Solmsstrasse 33, 10961 Berlin
+49 (0)179/7783174

Berlins best Second Hand Vinyl Collection 20.000 LP's & Singles from 50's-90's.

Fashion Killers
Wrangelstraße 48, 10997 Berlin
+49 (0)30/60930245

Wide range of Vinyls from Indie, Industrial, Wave, Electronics to some Jazz, Easy Listening...

33 rpm Store
Wrangelstraße 95, 10997 Berlin
+49 152 21983727

Friendly little shop in the Wrangle Kiez sharing the space with a nice cafe. The collection is very personal and you can find there some small local labels that you've never heard before.

Satori Records
Wrangelstr. 64, 10997 Berlin
+49 (0)30/53 14 20 51

Most beautiful shop in Berlin for Jazz and Wine lovers. Huge collection of records and a nice selection of wine! Some pretty rare stuff as well. A bit pricey though but worth it! And nothing better that listen to some beautiful music while testing some delicious wine! Highly recommended!

im Haus Schwarzenberg
Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin

Art gallery and shop with a nice range of Breakcore, Electro and Experimental Vinyls and CDs.

Das Drehmoment Records
Schliemannstr. 21
10437 Berlin

Label and Recordstore specialised in Electro, Disco, Minimal, New Wave, Synth Pop and Dark Electronics.

Friday, 30 September 2011

C'est la vie !

Music to make children, beautiful music, flirting pop songs, love songs, groovy sexy alien disco, sex with your neighbor anthem, divorce rock'n'roll, chill with oma lounge. C'est la vie !

1. Ergo Phizmiz and his Orchestra  - Come to Debbie       
2. Baby Dee - The Pie Song             
3. Sun City Girls - Dear Anybody      
4. Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Hours After       
5. Momus & Anne Laplantine - Seakliff Kragg     
6. Skeletons  - L'il Rich      
7. Midori Hamada  - Silver Apples Of The Moon    
8. Junk Culture - Weird Teenage Vibes     
9. Les Brochettes - Rene               
10. Michiko Kusiki - Tonight in the Streets       
11. Dim Dim - Belle Etrangere    
12. The Easy Access Orchestra  - Le Masseur    
13. Mathematiques Modernes  - Reponds-Moi     
14. The Machines - Flying Kite       
15. Paul Piot & Paul Guiotrry 7 - Amour, Vacances et Baroque              
16. Joe Meek - Piste 27      
17. Pigeons - Missing You        
18. Tipsy  - Electric Blue Eyelashes
19. Basile - Engins bizarres et gens étranges               
20. Rockets  - Le Chemin       
21. Goblin - L'alba Dei Morti Viventi       
22. Pascal Comelade - De La Neurologie Au Zig-Zag

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Artist of the Week : Lazer Crystal

Synthesized Chicago LAZER CRYSTAL is a musical node comprised of three humans and various mechanisms. Listening to their songs is like sending your mind on a trip around the universe.

In fact, singer/keyboardist Mikale De Graff says he hopes the disc, titled "MCMLXXX", takes people to a mental place where you can’t be in the physical world. And he says it’s OK for people to see Lazer Crystal as a riddle: “I think the puzzle is a good aspect of what music or art or conversation or whatever can be,” says De Graff, 30, a Kentucky native who has lived in Chicago since 2003. “Clarification is always nice too, but a little mystery can go a long way.”

Their music sprawl across Krautrock, Italo-disco, prog, and noise, and in keeping with those influences their payoff isn't in pop hooks so much as it is in really intense vibes. Even without much foreground melody, the music has a focus that Lazer Crystal's early material lacked—something De Graff and Read say they achieved by giving in to their electro and house fandom.

Lazer Crystal believes that we as humans are at the extreme promontory of the centuries. The human race has reached the moment where we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible to seek the unknown. We are moving beyond Time and Space toward the absolute, since we have discovered eternal, omnipresent speed.

1. To create music that reflects this ideal.
2. To present a multi-colored, polyphonic surf of sound and vision, set to the ritual nocturnal vibrations of its arsenal, to be played as an offering of respite.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sounds wonderful

MUSIC is a mystery. It is unique to the human race: no other species produces elaborate sound for no particular reason. It has been, and remains, part of every known civilization on Earth. Lengths of bone fashioned into flutes were in use 40,000 years ago. And it engages people’s attention more comprehensively than almost anything else: scans show that when people listen to music, virtually every area of their brain becomes more active.

Yet it serves no obvious adaptive purpose. Charles Darwin, in “The Descent of Man”, noted that “neither the enjoyment nor the capacity of producing musical notes are faculties of the least direct use to man in reference to his ordinary habits of life.” Unwilling to believe that music was altogether useless, Darwin concluded that it may have made man’s ancestors more successful at mating. Yet if that were so, you might expect one gender to be musically more gifted than the other, and there is no evidence of that. So what is the point of music?
In this section Steven Pinker, a cognitive psychologist best known for his book “The Language Instinct”, has called music “auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of at least six of our mental faculties.” If it vanished from our species, he said, “the rest of our lifestyle would be virtually unchanged.” Others have argued that, on the contrary, music, along with art and literature, is part of what makes people human; its absence would have a brutalising effect. Philip Ball, a British science writer and an avid music enthusiast, comes down somewhere in the middle. He says that music is ingrained in our auditory, cognitive and motor functions. We have a music instinct as much as a language instinct, and could not rid ourselves of it if we tried.

Music can mean different things in different cultures. But although it is culturally specific, some of its building blocks are universal: melody, harmony, rhythm, the timbre produced by a variety of instruments and the distinctive style added by particular composers. Almost all musical systems are based on scales spanning an octave—the note that sounds the same as the one you started off with, but at a higher or lower pitch. Pythagoras, a Greek philosopher who lived around 500BC, is said to have discovered that notes that sound harmonious together have simple ratios between their frequencies: for example, one that is an octave higher than another has double the frequency. The Pythagorean “diatonic” scale, still the basis of most Western music, is made up from seven notes. But it is far from the only one. Javanese Gamelan uses two scales with different numbers of notes; North Indian music has 32 different scales. Arnold Schoenberg devised a 12-tone scheme of atonal music about a century ago.

Mr Ball goes through each component of music in turn to explain how and why it works, using plentiful examples drawn from a refreshingly wide range of different kinds of music, from Bach to the Beatles, and from nursery rhymes to jazz. If you can read music, you will find yourself humming aloud to see what he means. If you can’t, you might occasionally get lost among the technicalities. But before things get too rarefied, Mr Ball’s facility for conveying complex facts in simple language comes to the rescue.

His basic message is encouraging and uplifting: people know much more about music than they think. They start picking up the rules from the day they are born, perhaps even before, by hearing it all around them. Very young children can tell if a tune or harmony is not quite right. One of the joys of listening to music is a general familiarity with the way it is put together: to know roughly what to expect, then to see in what particular ways your expectations will be met or exceeded. Most adults can differentiate between kinds of music even if they have had no training.

Music is completely sui generis. It should not tell a non-musical story; the listener will decode it for himself. Many, perhaps most, people have experienced a sudden rush of emotion on hearing a particular piece of music; a thrill or chill, a sense of excitement or exhilaration, a feeling of being swept away by it. They may even be moved to tears, without being able to tell why. Musical analysts have tried hard to find out how this happens, but with little success. Perhaps some mysteries are best preserved.

The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can’t Do Without It. By Philip Ball

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Space is the place

 Maybe you would like to know what is this all about? Quesako is a dj from Planet Arrakis. For a very long time he travelled across the Universe and got lost in Space. He finally find his way home and this mix session tells you all about his trip through Space in the last decade.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Shadow changes into bone

The air is dark, the night is sad,
I lie sleepless and I groan.
Nobody cares when a man goes mad:
He is sorry, God is glad.
Shadow changes into bone.

Every shadow has a name;
When I think of mine I moan,
I hear rumors of such fame.
Not for pride, but only shame,
Shadow changes into bone.

When I blush I weep for joy,
And laughter drops from me like a stone:
The aging laughter of the boy
To see the ageless dead so coy.
Shadow changes into bone.
by Allen Ginsberg

Friday, 23 September 2011

The Sahrawi Music and Dance are Twins

Around the world there are many kinds of music and dance. In Western Sahara there is a special music and dance style that reflects the Saharawi culture and expresses their happiness, sadness, hopes and aspirations.

The Saharawi music is similar to the Mauritanian because most Mauritanians speak the same language that we speak. Our language is called Hasania. However, we have our own, more modern music. Many Saharawi songs talk about our problems, as we are refugees waiting to return to our homeland. The songs talk about women and children whose husbands and fathers went to the war and never came back. They talk about death, about life in the refugee camps, about religion and about asking God to help us. Some of the songs are about the uprising and the civil protests against the actions carried out by the Moroccan authorities in the occupied Western Sahara.
The songs talk about the hope to return to our homeland. When I listen to our music it makes me think about my family, my little brothers and my parent's advices. I wonder how their lives are and what they are doing. I remember the good times when I was playing football with my friends in the sand with bare feet.

When talking about Saharawi music, dancing has to be mentioned. A Saharawi singer once said that the music and the dance are twins. Trilling is also a part of the Saharawi music culture. The women trill to express happiness. They trill when their children pass the exams, when there is a wedding, when a family member or friend comes back after having spent time in another country and so on.

We have many singers in the refugee camps both men and women, old and young people. They sing for the national ceremonies and at the weddings. At the wedding parties the singer and his band plays in a big tent. This is the place where the man and the woman get married. The audience forms a circle around the middle of the tent. The singer asks two or more persons to dance. When they finish, others take over. Both men and women dance at weddings. The weddings are also good opportunities for people to show themselves as youth may find their future partners at ceremonies such as these. To attend a Saharawi wedding is an unforgetable experience and after having experienced one, you will look forward to the next. You can see the beauty of the women and the men when they dress up for the weddings and move to the music that brings them so much joy.

I really enjoy Saharawi music. It makes me feel alive. It both reminds me of my chldhood and makes me think about my future and about what I hope to be. However, it also makes me think about the Saharawi's situation and about the human rights violations that are carried out by Moroccan authorities against Saharawis everyday.

One Saharawi singer says in his song: “Salam, Salam where is Salam... hoping to live in peace that will hopefully spread not only to my country, but to all.”

Article by Iwaly Dadi February 2010


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Artist of the Week : BABY DEE


Performance artist, songwriter, classically trained harpist, circus sideshow veteran, and transgender street legend Baby Dee was born in 1953 in Cleveland, OH. She spent ten years as music director and organist for a Catholic church in the Bronx before joining the circus as the bilateral hermaphrodite at Coney Island. This landed her a gig as the bandleader for performance art group the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and a tour with the Kamikaze Freak Show in Europe. After moving back to New York City, she became a fixture in lower Manhattan with a street act on a high-rise tricycle with a concert harp. She recorded her first record, Little Window, on the Durtro label in 2000, a four-track EP in 2001, and her second full-length, the double-disc Love's Small Song, in 2002. Dee returned to Ohio during the latter record's recording, taking vows as a novitiate of the Little Sisters of Crabby Doom (a Cleveland-based order dedicated to the care of smelly old men), vows that she has since forsaken. For her third full-length recording, Dee recruited a typically eclectic army of fellow musicians, including Will Oldham, Andrew W.K., Robbie Lee, Max Moston (Antony and the Johnsons), Bill Breeze (Psychic TV), John Contreras (Current 93), James Lo (Chavez), and Lia Kessel. The resulting Safe Inside the Day arrived in January 2008 on Drag City Records. In 2010, Dee released A Book of Songs for Anne Marie, a lovingly detailed and orchestrated collection of harp and piano-based ballads. It was followed in 2011 by the Andrew W.K.-produced Regifted Light, which followed a similar course as its predecessor, though with a greater emphasis on instrumentals.

by James Christopher Monger

Thursday 22 September 2011 / Baby Dee (Live) / Start 21:00

Sunday, 18 September 2011

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