Tuesday, September 30

Filth and Wisdom - Eugene Hutz vs Madonna

Filth and Wisdom, Madonna’s directorial debut, written by Dan Caden, and starring Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, will open October 16th. The comedy is about three roommates, all dreamers living in London who end up in the sex trade.

It was the official selection at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival. The film has received mixed reviews; one review telling her to “hang on to her day job.” Ouch. I’m not a big fan of movie critics, so I’ll wait till October to make my own opinion. Personally, I’m excited, I think it will be a lot better than what these griping critics write.

Filth and Wisdom - Trailer

Monday, September 29

Go around twice if you're happy!

Go around twice if you're happy!

Oare ar merge si in Romania? :D (eu zic sa incercam!)
Thanks to: Blosom Sakura

Klaus Schulze - my monday mood

Klaus Schulze (born August 4, 1947) is a German electronic music composer and musician. He also used the alias Richard Wahnfried. He was briefly a member of the electronic bands Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel before launching a solo career consisting of more than 40 albums (more than 110 CDs) lasting over 3 decades.

Klaus Schulze. Wahnfried 1883

Klaus Schulze-Satz Ebene

Klaus Schulze-Elvish sequencer

Klaus Schulze -the Schulzendorf Groove

"In 1969, Klaus Schulze was the drummer of one of the early incarnations of Tangerine Dream for their debut album Electronic Meditation. In 1970 he left this group to form Ash Ra Tempel with Manuel Göttsching. In 1971, he chose again to leave a newly-formed group after only one album, this time to mount a solo career. In 1972, Schulze released his debut album Irrlicht with organ and a recording of an orchestra filtered almost beyond recognition. Despite the lack of synthesizers, this proto-ambient work is regarded as a milestone in electronic music. The follow up, Cyborg, was similar but added the EMS Synthi A synthesizer.

He has had a prolific career, with more than 40 original albums to his name since Irrlicht, some highlights being 1976's Moondawn, 1979's Dune, and 1995's double-album In Blue (featuring one long track with electric guitar by his pal Manuel Göttsching of Ash Ra Tempel). He often takes German events as a starting point in his compositions, particularly on his album "X" (the title signifying it was his tenth album) in 1978 which was subtitled "Six Musical Biographies", including such notables as Ludwig II of Bavaria, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. His use of the pseudonym Richard Wahnfried indicates his interest in Richard Wagner, which also informs other albums of his music, notably Timewind.

Throughout the 1970s he worked mostly in the musical vein of the above-mentioned Tangerine Dream, albeit with far lighter sequencer lines and a more reflective, dreamy edge, not unlike the ambient music of contemporary Brian Eno. Some of his lighter albums are appreciated by new age music fans, but Schulze has always denied connections to this genre.

Klaus Schulze had a more organic sound than other electronic artists of the time. Often he would throw in decidedly non-electronic sounds such as acoustic guitar and a male operatic voice in Blackdance, or a cello in Dune and Trancefer. Schulze developed a Minimoog technique that sounds uncannily like an electric guitar, which is quite impressive in concert.

In the 1980s Schulze moved from analog to digital instruments, and his work accordingly became less experimental and more accessible. Although the switch to purely digital recording and instruments is evident in the style of Dig It (1980) It was not until the release of Trancefer (1981) that the shift in style became evident. Trancefer was far more obviously reliant on sequencers than previous recordings, and the resultant effect transformed Schulze's style from gentle melodic journeys to and ever growing crescendo of music consisting of multi layered rhythmical passages. This is particularly evident in the Trancefer's first track "A few moments after Trancefer", although the second track "Silent Running" is more reminiscent of Schulze's earlier works.

This newer style can also be found in Schulze's next release Audentity. Both "Cellistica" and "Spielglocken" are composed in a similar, sequencer based, style as Trancefer, but this is certainly not the case of all of Audentity's tracks, indeed "Sebastian in Traum" hints towards the Operatic style to be found in some of Schulze's much later work. The predominance of sequencing can also be found in the follow up live album Dziekuje Poland Live '83, although it should be noted that many of its tracks are re-workings of those to be found on Audentity. Schulze's next studio-based album Angst (soundtrack to the namesake 1983 film) moved away from the harshness of sharp, heavily sequenced style of the 3 previous albums and, once again, had the more "organic feel" of earlier recordings. Another highlight of this era was En=Trance with the dreamy cut "FM Delight". The album Miditerranean Pads marked the beginning of very complex percussion arrangements that continued into the next two decades.

Starting with Beyond Recall, the first half of the 1990s was the notorious "sample" period, when Schulze used a variety of pre-recorded sounds of screeching birds and sensuous female moans in his studio albums and live performances. Sampling was such an unpopular diversion that when In Blue was released in 1995 without samples it was hailed as a return to form. The decade also saw the release of copious amounts of previously unreleased material, of varying quality, in several limited-edition boxed sets. Some live recordings were discovered on pristine but forgotten reels of tape which had been used to provide echo in concerts.

Recently Schulze began incorporating elements of jazz and classical music, working with more contemporary techno dance music such as trance, and creating two opera, the second still awaiting release. Also, in 2005 he began re-releasing his classic solo and Wahnfried albums with bonus tracks of unreleased material recorded at roughly the same time as the original works.

June 2007, Klaus Schulze released a new album entitled Kontinuum.

Both Klaus Schulze and Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) have produced an album called Farscape, released in July 2008. Later that month, Schulze and Gerrard appeared at an open-air music festival on the Loreley rock in Germany." - wikipedia

prezentare Visualart - 7 octombrie 2008

Lume! Lume! Marti, 7 octombrie, in jurul orei 17:00, in foaierul cinematografului Scala va avea loc o prezentare Visualart, impreuna cu o discutie libera pe tema "Making of - Animatie".
- visualart.ro

thanks to: Cris

Sunday, September 28

CGSOCIETY pic for september

Obosit si rutinat de munca la birou, de statul aiurea in casa pentru ca la cursuri nu prea avem chef sa trecem? De cand nu am mai fost la un vernisaj, de cand nu am mai vazut o expozitie? Multi dintre noi avem acest issue, si ca sa nu se astearne praful pe retina va propun ca odata pe luna sa mai aruncam un ochi in lumea societatii CG (computer graphics), si sa vedem ce mai creeaza artistii CG. Luna aceasta vi- l propun pe Loïc e338 Zimmermann.

Loïc e338 Zimmermann

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30 August 2008

Warriors Orochi - a new samurai challange

Tocmai ce m-am dezlipit de PSP, pe care mi-am pus de curand Warriors Orochi, un joc care m-a prins asa cum m-a prins si tatal lui - Samurai Warriors. Un joc excelent cu un gameplay foarte bun si cu un story pe care nu l-am descoperit inca in intregime. In cele ce urmeaza, o scurta descriere a jocului culeasa de pe gamespy, cateva screen-uri si concept-art-uri si vreo doua filmulete. enjoy!

Warriors Orochi (intro)

Warriors Orochi Trailer for PSP

"Warriors Orochi is a crossover of two historical action epics, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. In the game, Orochi the king of demons has merged together in time the Sengoku and Sangokushi periods in an attempt at world domination. The heroes of both Dynasty and Samurai Warriors must now fight together to defeat Orochi and his demon followers.

In addition to generals from both franchises, totalling over 70 playable characters in all, Warriors Orochi adds a new feature to gameplay: team battles with up to three team members. You can switch off between the three members as you take on the hundreds of enemies that line the fields and castles of the strange world created by the Orochi." - gamespy

"The best thing that we can say about Warriors Orochi from the get-go is that it's pretty much everything that you'd expect. If you're not a fan of Koei's hack n' slash action games set in feudal Asian countries, we're not exactly sure what to tell you besides...it's Dynasty Warriors meets Samurai Warriors. For those of you who are fans of the series -- obviously, you're out there, since the games are always popular on traffic metrics on every gaming site, and we still get the occasional flame mail for some of our more scathing reviews of Dynasty Warriors' myriad sequels and spin-offs-- this is fan service on a level that may make your head explode. We got our first hands-on with the Xbox 360 version of the game at Koei's press event, and the PS2 version later that night, and frankly, we can't say much more than "it is what it is."

The game's title comes from the powerful serpent king Orochi, who has come to Earth and kidnapped the best and brightest warriors from China and Japan to test his skills against them. He has smitten most of them, but the fiercest combatants, who largely consist of characters from past installments of the games, are still around to beat him down. The action will take place in four scenarios, consisting of eight to ten branching stages. Three stages will take place in ancient Chinese kingdoms, and one will take place in the Samurai Warriors universe. You'll pick warriors from the Wu, Wei, and Shu Kingdoms, as well as combatants from both Samurai Warriors games.

Visually, the game looks, well, as good as the series can on PS2. It's a franchise that peaked out a while ago on the hardware, and really, at this point, it's the experience that likely counts the most for millions and millions of PS2 owners. On the Xbox 360, it's pretty much like the other 360 ports of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors: overall, it looks like a much prettier version of the PS2 games. That's not to say that either game looks bad, however. The visuals of the 360 show off a lot of detail in the faces of each warrior, and again, the PS2 version is pretty much at the zenith of how it can look on that platform. Of course, it's a little tougher to look at after the unveiling of Dynasty Warriors 6 at Koei's event, which looks like a truly next-gen Warriors experience.

Warriors Orochi looks like it's exactly what it sets out to be: a title that fuses the best of Dynasty Warriors with the best of Samurai Warriors in the name of a little hack, a little slash, and a whole lot of kicking ass. If you're a fan of these seemingly indefatigable games, there will probably be nothing to stop you from picking this one up save for the fact that we're two months out from its release. It adds the ability to switch between three characters, the ability to fuse the best of your weapons to hone a more solid instrument of destruction, and you'll have nearly forty stages of non-stop button-mashing to keep you happy. The series' harshest critics might not find something to warm their hearts here, but the hardcore fans of the games will undoubtedly not care." - gamespy

Saturday, September 27

Ten masked men - Death Metal si bascalie

I-am gasit pe baietii astia si mi s-au parut fun mai ales pentru fanii genului. Ia priviti voi ce fac baietii astia:

Justin Timberlake - Death Metal

Ten Masked Men - Gangster's Paradise

"Ten Masked Men is a British death metal cover band who specialize in covering pop songs. The band was formed in 1996 when Mark ("The Mauler") and Dave ("The Chef") Hutson did a cover of Oasis' "Wonderwall" to annoy a friend. The song was much the same as the original, except it was played with distorted guitars and death metal grunts. It was recorded on a 4-track in a bedroom and was soon followed by "Stayin' Alive", "Into the Groove" and "Beat It". These simple recordings were played to friends and in some clubs, and became increasingly popular.[citation needed] There was still no band name at that time but the moniker Ten Masked Men was adopted after hearing a news broadcast about masked terrorists.[citation needed] In addition the band adopted wearing masks as it was felt that a masked appearance would fit in well with the idea of playing covers.[citation needed]

In 1999 the first CD, Ten Masked Men, was recorded and was given out free in their local club.[citation needed] It was evident that the music was becoming notorious and so the CD started circulating in top London clubs.[citation needed] A five-track EP was recorded later that year and Star Wars references came into play with the name The Ten Masked Men Strike Back, which was swiftly followed up with the second full-length CD Return of the Ten Masked Men in 2000.

It was three years until the next CD was recorded, entitled The PhanTen Masked Menace. A new full-length album is due early 2008, entitled Attack Of The Ten Masked Men.

The band appeared on Channel 4 television in the UK on the late night show Born Sloppy, where special guest Jack Osborne had to guess the name of the tune that Ten Masked Men had just played. Due to legal issues the band were only allowed to play 30 seconds of each song, which were "Livin' La Vida Loca", "...Baby One More Time" and "Push It". The band also played live on the XFM breakfast show after winning a competition to appear on the B-side of UK Indie band Ash's rare "I’m On Drugs" vinyl." - wikipedia

Ten masked men - sex bomb

Ten masked men - thriller

Ten masked men - Baby One More Time

Ten masked men - Livin 'La Vida Loca

"Ten Masked Men have covered songs ranging from Frank Sinatra, to 1980s hits like Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer", and modern hits such as "Seven Days" by Craig David and "Something Kinda Ooooh" by Girls Aloud. Each album also features a song from the soundtrack to one of the James Bond movies." - wikipedia

Thursday, September 25

The Residents - Gingerbread Man

Va propun aceasta piesa de capatai pentru aceasta mohorata zi de joi. O sa va faca mare placere sa o ascultati sau sa o reascultati, si sa consideram asta ca o revenire de-a mea in forta pe propriu-mi blog.

The Residents - Gingerbread Man

The Residents - Gingerbread Man (audio)

The Residents is an American avant-garde music and visual arts collective who have created over sixty albums, created numerous musical short films, designed three CD-ROM projects and ten DVDs, and undertaken six major world tours. Throughout their career, spanning nearly four decades, they have maintained complete anonymity. All public relations, interviews and promotions are handled by their spokesgroup, The Cryptic Corporation.

Because of the band's wish to preserve anonymity, it is difficult if not impossible to compile a history that is complete and accurate as far as hard facts are concerned. This, together with the obscure nature of the band, makes The Residents' history more a question of lore than biography. The facts that do exist are primarily their recordings and shows, but of the process that led to the creation of them knowledge and fact is scarce. Therefore the history of the band as it is portrayed in this article is based on what is known, not what is necessarily true, and it should be judged with that in mind. The only reliable sources are their albums, shows and products; all else is either speculation, lore among fans or information (or disinformation) from The Cryptic Corporation.

The Residents supposedly hail from Shreveport, Louisiana, where they met in high school in the 1960s. In 1966, members headed west to San Francisco, California. After their truck broke down in San Mateo, they decided to remain there. Like all information pertaining to the early days of the band, this is provided by The Cryptic Corporation and may or may not be invented.

While attempting to make a living, they began to experiment with tape machines, photography, and anything remotely to do with "art" that they could get their hands on. Word of their experimentation spread and in 1969, a British guitarist and multi-instrumentalist named Philip Lithman and the mysterious N. Senada (whom Lithman had picked up in Bavaria where the aged avant-gardist was recording birds singing) paid them a visit, and decided to remain.

The two Europeans would become great influences on the band. Lithman's guitar playing technique earned him the nickname Snakefinger, a nickname he got after his frantic playing on the violin during the performance with The Residents at The Boarding House in San Francisco 1971, where his fingers' speed made them look like snakes in the eyes of the less-musically proficient but imaginative Residents. It is also stated that one of The Residents took a snapshot of Lithman's fingers, during which they resembled the insignia of the hammer and sickle, earning him the nickname Comradefinger, a nickname which did not prevail.

The group purchased crude recording equipment and instruments and began to make tapes, refusing to let an almost complete lack of musical proficiency stand in the way. - wikipedia

Thanks to: NIC (nomansland)

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