YMO will be live at 31th July on Fuji Rock Festival!!!
After a successful year in 2010 with lots of events across Europe, North and South America, Recoil’s ‘Selected Events’ tour returns this year with some additional performances across Europe. After the BTTP festival in Manchester with Gary Numan and Motor, the new shows continue on in Vilnius (Lithuania) at Forum Palace on Tuesday 10th May and in Ventspils (Latvia) at The Centre of Performing Arts – ‘Juras Varti’ on Wednesday 11th May. As usual, Alan should also be available for meet and greet signing sessions after the performances at each event.
Here’s some words from Alan: “Last year was a lot of fun and very different for me to be out on the road so much. Even so, there were places which we never got to for one reason or another and now we have a chance to fill in those gaps, which is why I’m delighted to add a few more events. We have the unusual Mute night to prepare for (with maybe a surprise or two) and then these extra dates in cities I have never visited before. I’m very excited to be visiting both Lithuania and Latvia. We also hope to add some more events over the coming weeks.”
Go here for full details + ticket links: http://blog.recoil.co.uk/events .
Here is the list of dates so far for the 2011 shows:
- 01/04 Manchester at Academy 1
- 10/05 Vilnius at Forum Palace
- 11/05 Ventspils at Centre for Performing Arts
- 13/05 London at The Roundhouse
Ryuichi Sakamoto performed an experimental set with piano and electronics. Recorded at The Stone in New York City on February 26th, 2011.
YMO has a new official homepage on Facebook:
Black Eyed Peas Musical Director Printz Board takes us on a secret tour of his keyboard lair onstage during BEP’s 2010 E.N.D. Tour. He discusses keyboard setup (including a Novation, Moog, Roland Juno-G, and Yamaha Motif), mixer, stereo monitors, bass amp, trumpet, and all of the extra bells and whistles. He’s got a talk-back mic to communicate to Eric Harris during the show, the monitor engineers, or the whole crew in their in-ears. He also has a little TV screen that shows him any angle of the stage, and he can alert whomever necessary about potential problems, so that each cue happens at the right time and the show goes smoothly from song to song.
STATE OF MIND – This is the opening song to Craig Padilla’s February 2000 “Music for the Mind” performance at the historical State Theater in Red Bluff, CA. This benefit concert (for the State Theater and Red Bluff Skate Park) featured Padilla’s vintage analog and digital synthesizers, as well as a cool light show from Morpheus Lighting.
Under the slogan “Join In The Rhythm Of Machines” are two of the largest EBM bands making a total of nine exclusive performances across Europe. In connection with the tour released an ep that is currently being recorded and the tapes promises more surprises during the evening.
In Malmo and Gothenburg veterans may also be joined by a relatively new rising star on EBM heaven, … namely Swedish Auto Da Feh.
Listen and read more about them at
LES SOULIERS is an ensemble of thirty pairs of shoes, piloted by computer and mechanically actived by “tramplers”. The shoes strikes and scrapes the floor according to a numerical score (Midi score read by the software Max / MSP).
LES SOULIERS are supported by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the city of Toulouse, le bbb, Bauer & Durin Réalisations and by Farnell France.
Recorded live in Urbana, Illinois on March 7, 2008. This outdoor concert was part of a student-run open house for the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Tesla coils were used to create musical pitches via a control system designed by university student Steve Ward. Two coils were used. The right coil is playing a prerecorded Midi track, acting as the bass, and the left one is performed live as a lead sound via the Continuum Fingerboard. In spite of the frigid temperatures (4 degrees Fahrenheit, 26 mph winds), the concert was well attended and was voted the most popular event of the open house.
This is the second part of a prog-rock piece I wrote about the history of Easter Island called “The Island at the Center of the World”. I played the instruments on the backing track except the drums which were played by Mike Novak.
dave wright and karl white rehearsing in the studio in order to leave on tour next week at
Check out the dates and locations as well as free tickets the Meat Beat folks are giving out at http://www.meatbeatmanifesto…
Feb 2 – Seattle, WA EL Corazon
Feb 3 – Portland, OR Peter’s Room Under Roseland
Feb 4 – Vancouver, BC Venue
Feb 9 – Los Angeles, CA El Rey
Feb 11 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
Feb 15 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Feb 16 – Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Feb 19 – New York, NY Santo’s Party
Video from Dpoint’s virtual release party concert.
Swedish Synth Pop duo DPoint recently released their new album In Memory Of Voices No Longer In Our heads on January 15, 2011 with a virtual event. The video is a single called KIK9 taken from the new album. See their list of synths and other gear at http://dpoint.kodapa.com/?pa…