The Noise of Time. The New Yorker, April 19, 2021.
Two electronic instrumental tracks from George Martin dating from the early Sixties are being reissued.
A collaboration with BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Maddalena Fagandini, “Time Beat” and “Waltz in Orbit” were first released in April 1962 as a Parlophone single, shortly before Martin first met The Beatles.
They are due to be reissued on May 1 as a limited run of 100 numbered, 12-inch vinyl EPs. The songs have been newly remastered by Craig Leon, with new remixes by SPARKLE DIVISION and Drum & Lace. They are sold exclusively by dublab, with all proceeds benefiting dublab’s nonprofit community radio programming and mission.
Pre-order copies have sold out online, but look for them when they’re released on May 1.
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Lambchop have unveiled a short film for “Fuku” – the second track track taken from their forthcoming Showtunes album.
Watch the video here:
The band had previous released “A Chef’s Kiss” along with the Showtunes announcement; the new album is released on May 21 via City Slang.
Says Kurt Wagner, “There is a theatricality to the song ‘Fuku’ which is a thread that runs through the Showtunes idea. [Director] Doug Anderson responded to that like a cat to catnip. On first viewing, the visual might appear a bit unusual, foreign even, but trust me, it could have been a lot weirder.”
“I heard Kurt’s song and was absolutely in love,” continues Anderson. “‘Fuku’ evokes all of the things that the musical theater reaches for but is incapable of representing: the desire, longing, and impossibility of really falling in love. It reminded me of the truth in Walter Pater’s “All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.” Pure and abstract.
“The characters in the video try and fail to communicate their experience—they possess nothing and are incapable of giving that nothing to another. Attempting to evoke coherence from the inconsistent, disparate, and stupid. They persist.”
Neil Young has confirmed he plans to release his ‘lost’ 1982 album, Island In The Sun.
Renamed Johnny’s Island, the album “includes a majority of unrelated tracks including ‘Big Pearl’, ‘Island In The Sun,’ and ‘Love Hotel’, plus others you may have heard before,” Young wrote on his official website. “It’s a beautiful record coming to you soon.”
Island In The Sun is the latest in a slew of previously unreleased albums from Young’s capacious archives, including Hitchhiker, Homegrown and Odeon Budokan.
Young’s ‘lost’ Crazy Horse album, Toast, dating from the early aughts, is also due for release.
Meanwhile, you can buy Uncut’s updated deluxe Ultimate Music Guide by clicking here – the full story, from Buffalo Springfield to Colorado and Archives Vol 11.
This Woman’s Work is a series highlighting classic albums by female artists who have made a lasting impact on music and pop culture. This time: the Grammy nominated live album, “Black Gold,” by singer and pianist Nina Simone. It was recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic Hall in New York City on October 26, 1969 and released in 1970.
“Black Gold” displays Nina Simone’s talents at interpreting a song, not to mention her range, moving from soul and gospel to show tunes and folk music. Through it all, her distinctive voice soars into moments of defiance and uplift.
“The greatest artists have to bring who they are authentically to the music that they do,” says drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington. “So somebody like Nina Simone, I mean, she’s like the greatest storyteller that ever lived, because when I hear her sing a lyric, I understand the song and the story more than I think anybody else.”
Political activist and scholar Angela Davis says Simone’s influence extends beyond her musical gifts. “I don’t think I have ever met anyone before meeting Nina Simone who was so focused on using her talents to change the world. She wanted to use her music, use her voice, use her capacity to create new worlds.”
“Black Gold” features performances of some of Simone’s most well-known songs, like her cover of “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” and the anthemic “Young, Gifted and Black.” The album represents not only an artist at the peak of her talents but an important figure in the civil rights movement in the US.
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Our Artist Of The Week is Welsh singer / songwriter Tobias Robertson. He writes heartfelt songs about all of life’s experiences.
Listen to his debut EP Moving On here:
He presents a modern, soulful and powerful twist on classic folk. Artists coming to mind are John Mayer and Jason Mraz. Performing regular shows since an age of 16 has given Tobias a wealth of experience and has left him with a comfortable demeanour onstage. Tobias got asked to audition for The Voice UK in 2016 where he ended up on Boy George’s team, and has spent the time since the show playing any gig that came his way. This has truly helped him become the skilled entertainer he is today. Robertson’s voice has a homeliness to it that is hard to find. When you listen to him sing, you just want to be his best friend.
Listen to his lovely live at home rendition of I miss you by Blink 182 here:
Looking to play shows anywhere that he can and to record and release music, Tobias looks forward with a bright future ahead. We totally agree here, and we can’t wait to see this talented fellow at a show as soon as we can.
Do us all a favour and buy all his CDs at tobiasrobertson.co.uk!
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