Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Was just listening to BBC 6 and heard a beautiful ode to rural life: "Dreams of Goats" by Lisa O Piu. It's a song about goats, but not in a joking way. A serious song about goat dreams. Makes these 'neue pastoral' bands look like posers.
See her myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/lisaolillportan
Dreams of Goats doesn't appear to be on that player, but do some surfing and you should be able to find it streaming somewhere. Or even better, go buy the album.
In other news:
Brasstronaut will be playing the Commodore Ballroom with Bonobo (Ninjatune) on June 30th for Jazz Fest. He'll be playing with an 8 piece live band, I've been told, so should be a very special show. Tickets are available through the Coastal Jazz website.
We will also be touring out to Hillside Festival in Guelph next month. This will include most Canadian cities west of Quebec City. Sorry maritimes, but we'll be sure to make it out there next year.
Heading back to the studio tonight to work on some new songs. Three have been written since getting back from the last tour. Also lots of recording to do for the mixtape.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
It's been forever, I've missed you, so let's just jump right back in.
We've been working on a new recording scheduled to come out sometime before the end of August. It's not a record, nor is it an EP. It came out of the desire to use some ideas that don't really work as songs, but more as movements of a mixtape. We'll be paying hommage to some of our deeper trip hop, disco, and electronica influences. I played a section for my friend Liam and he said it sounded like "Buddha Bar" music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha_Bar). A wave of insecurity was quelled by some research into the genre, where on Volume 2000 Mixed by DJ Claude Challe we see that track 5. Deepak Chopra (feat. Demi Moore) - "Desire". If Deepak is behind buddha bar, then it's ok for us.