25 January 2010

αγαπημένο μου ημερολόγιο

Τετάρτη 20-01-2010 στο Σταυρό του Νότου
έπαιξαν οι Playground Noise. Τι είναι οι Playground Noise; Είναι αυτό που λέει το όνομα τους.. είναι μια παιδική χαρά θορύβου. Είναι μια παρέα από αυθεντικούς χαρακτήρες που κάνει το κέφι της ή πιο σωστά εκφράζεται και επικοινωνεί δια της μουσικής. Μουσική θορυβώδης, μελωδική, γεμάτη, βασισμένη στα καλύτερα κιθαριστικά συγκροτήματα των δεκαετιών 90, 80, 00, 70, 60 (με αυτή ακριβώς τη σειρά). Στο live παρουσιάστηκαν δεμένοι, στιβαροί και δυναμικοί με φουλ σύνθεση (δυο κιθάρες, μπάσο, ντραμς, πλήκτρα, βιολί, τσέλο και τρομπέτα). Ο αναμενόμενος πρώτος τους δίσκος θα δείξει αν πρόκειται περί άξιων συνεχιστών των Closer..

Στη συνέχεια ανέβηκαν στη σκηνή οι βελτιωμένοι, ανανεωμένοι Zebra Tracks. Εμφανίστηκαν τεχνικώς άρτιοι και ενθουσίασαν τον Φαντασμένιο όταν ξέφυγαν από το βαρετό αλά Βloc Party στιλ και έπαιξαν ένα καινούργιο εντελώς shoegaze τραγούδι. Αν το πάνε προς τα εκεί τότε θα τα ξαναπούμε σίγουρα. Στα συν οι διασκευές σε Deus X Machina και My Wet Calvin (Έλληνες να διασκευάζουν Έλληνες;;;;)

Πέμπτη 21-01-2010 στο ποπ
γράφτηκε μια μαύρη σελίδα στην ιστορία του συμπαθούς μπαρ. Μπίγαλης, Ρακιντζής Βουγιουκλάκη και άλλες μαλακίες. Τρασ ψαγμενιές του κώλου. Για εξαγνισμό όλοι στο bios την επομένη.. κρίμα.


Παρασκευή 22-01-2010 στο bios
Ο Vladislav Delay και η μπάντα του ήταν μετρίως μέτριοι και κάτω του αναμενόμενου. Στο τέλος το κοινό τον αποθέωσε. ok περί ορέξεως μπλα μπλα μπλα..

18 January 2010

misery is a february

Το τυπικό μεταγιορτινό κλίμα χαρακτηρίζεται από γκρίνια, ανορεξία, βαρεμάρα και άγχος.
Είναι 11:30 και έχεις ραντεβού στις 12:00; Θέλεις να σιγοβράσεις τη σάλτσα σου για 30 λεπτά; Σκέφτεσαι να τρέξεις για μισή ώρα; Ψάχνεις τη μουσική που θα ακούσεις ενώ βλέπεις διαφημίσεις στο star;
Μην αγχώνεσαι! Τα ακραία μουσικά φαινόμενα είναι εδώ για εσένα και σου παρουσιάζουν με περηφάνια το πρώτο μιξ του Φαντασμένιου. Φαντασμίξ για τα μισάωρα σου. Φαντασμίξ και περνάς καλά. Φαντασμίξ.


Το πρώτο καλό live μισάωρο του 2010 το έδωσαν στο τέλος της εμφάνισης τους οι τίμιοι Savage Republic την περασμένη πέμπτη στο an.

14 January 2010

Θύμα των layers και του pitcfork ο Lou

Στο άνωθεν βιντεοκλιπάκιον ο Lou o Barlow αφηγείται , με φωνή του στιλ μόλις με πυροβόλησαν και θα πω την τελευταία μου λέξη, την πορεία ηχογράφησης του τελευταίου του δίσκου. Μάλιστα στο 14ο λεπτό ο Lou ο Barlow αναφέρει ως πρόσφατες βασικές επιρροές τους Knife, Animal Collective, και Panda Bear. Κατακαημένε Lou, σε παρέσυρε και εσένα το γαμωpitcfork. Τι κρίμα να μην ξέρεις Ελληνικά να σε παρασύρει η Lifo, το avopolis, το Ποπ και Ροκ, ο Περτρίδης..
Ο οποίος Lou δεν είναι και κανένας πουθενάς. Μέλος των Dinosaur Jr, Folk Implosion, Sebadoh (με τους οποίους έγραψε το διαμάντι bakesale) και προσωπική καριέρα με το εξαιρετικό Emoh. Αλήθεια πόσοι μουσικοί έχουν τέτοιο βιογραφικό;


Η πανάθα πρώτη, τα επιδόματα αλληλεγγύης στο λαό, τι λείπει;

Ανακοίνωση: Την τετάρτη 20/01 στο Σταυρό του Νότου λίγο πριν την κυκλοφορία του πρώτου τους δίσκου εμφανίζονται live οι Playground Noise. Με μέγα Τίμο στο μπάσο, δεν χάνεται αυτό το live!!

11 January 2010

20 για τα 00s by fieldmoon

Η λίστα για τα 00s από τον συνεργάτη των ακραίων μουσικών φαινομένων Fieldmoon (γνωστός και ως απεσταλμένιος):

20. The revolution will not be televized
GSYBE – Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antenna to Heaven (9 October 2000, Constellation)

" Listen... we all stop paying rent tomorrow and have a meeting somewhere, all the millions
of us who lose everyday and know that things are fucked and know that we're fucked and that mostly
we're powerless to change it. We stop paying rent tomorrow and sit down and figure out what the fuck
a little. Let's do that - let's not talk about rock music anymore, let's ease up on the careless adjectives
a little bit, let's fuck the rent and have ourselves a little meeting about the state of things finally ...
and let's stop talking about the millenium. THE END OF THE WORLD WILL NEVER FUCKING COME... "

Love, Godspeed You Maudlin Emperor! 21/6/99

19. Love Boat
Jens Lekman – Night Falls over Kortedala (9 October 2007, Secretly Canadian)

"Sometimes I feel like I'm working on a sitcom or something. I almost see the little studio, and I think
of it as a good comedy show or something like that, with the characters lined up, and I'm trying to make
the characters come alive somehow. There's a lot of silly stuff happening, but in the end, there's always
that feeling of "I've gotta wrap this up with some kind of dignity and a little tear in the eye."

Jens Lekman

18. Dr.
Manitoba – Up in Flames (31 March 2003, Leaf Label)

"I don't mind people using the word psychedelic to describe it. It's music that people have recorded
with all sorts of different sounds. Just throwing everything in and sorting it out later on, which is
definitely the approach I take to it.It's pretty much half me playing instruments and half samples
I think it confuses people as to what's what. Which is a good thing, if I can make them sit together
so well that people don't know what I did and what I stole off records"

Dan Snaith

17. Little Miss Sunshine
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (5 July 2005, Asthmatic Kitty Records)

"In general, the Illinois record gives an overarching survey of the history of civilization
in that particular region, from the Cahokia Mounds to Native Americans to European immigration
to the Industrial Revolution. I needed to step back and get a view from the moon, so to speak.
I figured that an inquiry into the civilization of mankind requires the most objective vantage point,
namely that of an alien. We are all aliens here"

Sufjan Stevens

16. Storytelling
Bright Eyes – Lifted or the story is in the soil (13 August 2002, Saddle Creek)

" The “Lifted” album, in 2002, was me and the producer Mike Mogis and this other friend of ours,
Andy LeMaster. When I’m arranging stuff with Mike, since we don’t write out music, I write a lot
of parts on keyboard. Then we show the cello part to the cello player, and half of it makes sense
and half of it doesn’t, and he’ll say, “You can’t really play that.”

Conor Oberst

15. Bliblikia
Mum - Yesterday was dramatic Today is OK (11 March 2000, TMT)

" Q: On the first album, you used a lot of found sounds recorded around the house.
Do you still do that a lot?

A: Yes. It’s something that we’ve always done, recording sounds everywhere…
We like treating all sounds with equal respect. If something sounds good, then it sounds good.
It’s as simple as that really."

Gunnar Orn Tynes

14. love, mortality, love , mortality e.t.c
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Fights the Pink Robots (16 July 2002, Warner Bros Records)

" Not a perfectionist, especially in this situation. In the studio, we'll spend months
remixing a song if they let us. But it's all about the amount of time we have. With
live shows you can't be too much of a perfectionist. It's just playing good, playing
together, making sure all the parts are there. That's [all you can] ask for. So, I'm
not a perfectionist by any means. Actually, I like the mistakes when they happen—obviously
we use a lot of our mistakes. "

Steven Drozd

13. Post 9/11
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (23 April 2002 , Nonesuch Records)

" What if there was a movement to shut down libraries because book publishers and authors were
up in arms over the idea that people are reading books for free? It would send a message that
books are only for the elite who can afford them.Stop trying to treat music like it's a tennis
shoe, something to be branded. If the music industry wants to save money, they should take a look
at some of their six-figure executive expense accounts. All those lawsuits can't be cheap, either."

Jeff Tweedy

12. New York City
Strokes - Is this It (30 July 2001 , RCA)

"What I really like about this album is that there's no track that you skip over,
there's no favorite song or anything."

Nick Valensi

11. Intercity
Urlich Schnauss – Far Away Trains Passing By (November 2001, City Centre Offices)

" I think the progress of technology doesn/t play such an important role when
it comes to pushing the boundaries of any kind of music. I believe in interesting
production ideas, good arrangements and melodies, not dsp chips or the latest plug
in fxs & software synths."

Urlich Schnauss

10. This Modern Love
Interpol – Turn on the bright Lights (19 August 2002 , Matador)

" There's love and creativity. There's things that get nourished. And things
that are born. And then there are fights. I mean a marriage is hard enough with two people.
Now try and imagine four and the dynamics of that. "

Carlos Dengler

09. Candy Darling
Antony and The Johnsons - I am a bird now (1 February 2005 , Secretly Canadian)

" I feel your fists
And I know it's out of love
And I feel the whip
And I know it's out of love
I feel your burning eyes burning holes
Straight through my heart "

Antony Hegarty

08. Perfectionism
Tv On the Radio - Dear Science (22 September 2008, Interscop)

" Well, I think it's kind of like life. Through the trauma of birth we're thrown into
these repetitions, everything from our heartbeat to our routines, and I think it's identifiable.
When you look at commercial music, it has created all these different jolts-- but if you look
at a lot of the music that we listen to, and particularly Afrobeat and highlife and a lot of
music from like Mali, it's based on repetition."

David Sitek

07. There should be a v.i.p to everyone
The Go Team! – Thunder Lighting Strike (13 September 2004 , Memphis Industries)

"Just that nobody had done it properly really. My music tastes span from noisy stuff like
Shellac through to the Jackson 5, and I like the idea of putting those together. Also, I
was bit frustrated with standard guitar bands just knocking off another guitar-based song.
And thinking that not everything has been done yet-- not to say we're massively original,
but I just wanted to try something new "

Ian Parton

06. Soulman
Lampchop - Nixon (November 2000 , Merge Records)

" Q: With regard to the album, I recently read your synopsis of each track. Particularly in
describing Nashville Parent, you came across like a movie director explaining a complex
scene - ‘cut to this, pan left then cut to that’ - so have you ever regarded Lambchop songs
as mini-soundtracks to a grander visual idea for the band?

A: Well I would never call it a ‘grand’ visual idea, but it is based in visual experience …
Let’s just say ‘experience,’ where I’m sitting somewhere, or a part of something going on
around me, and sort of taking note of things or trying to describe things in ‘that’ kind of

Kurt Wagner

05. Poetry
Max Richter - Blue Notebooks ( 26 February 2004, Fatcat Records )

"I guess I make the music I would make if I had the background that I have.
So, someone who has studied piano and composition, has a couple of music degrees,
was young when electronica was starting to happen, witnessed the aftermath of punk
and who listened to a lot of stuff and read a lot of novels...It all feeds in to what
I do - a kind of hybrid- written down- classical - electronic- experimental music. A
few people have called it post-classical, which is as good a name as any... "

Max Richter

04. My Bloody Valentine
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion (6 January 2009 , Domino)

" Do you think of yourselves as good musicians?

BW: I'm definitely not.
DP: I guess it's a relative term. We were talking about this the other night...
NL: I think we found ways of using our instruments in ways that we really like
and we've gotten sort of skilled at that style, but we're not the kind of people
that could be studio musicians and have somebody be like, "You've gotta play a solo
on this part." I don't think any of us could really do that sort of thing."

03. Post Radioheadism
Radiohead - Kid A (2 October 2000 , Capitol)

"I just wasn't interested in guitar music anymore. 'Yeah, but things were being torn down anyway.
That's how I felt. There was no being brave. It was "I either do this or forget it. Just stop."

Thom Yorke

02. Daydream Nation
Sigur Ross - Takk (12 September 2005 , Geffen)

"the music comes from a very special place deep inside the
mountains of iceland (laughs). there is actually nothing genius about
what we do, you know, there is nothing clever about sigur ros. really.
how we write the songs is just mucking about, it's all very er… what is
the word for it? it’s all very spontant (sic). the new album is just more
matured, obviously i mean we’ve done these two albums, one kind of naive
and happy and one depressing and boring. no, just joking."

kjartan (kjarri) sveinsson

01. But I can't help the feeling I could blow through the ceiling
Arcade Fire - Funeral ( 14 September 2004 , Merge Records)

" 1. "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" – 4:48 2. "Neighborhood #2 (Laika)" – 3:31
3. "Une annee sans lumiere" – 3:40 4. "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" – 5:12
5. "Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)" – 4:49 6. "Crown of Love" – 4:42
7. "Wake Up" – 5:35 8. "Haiti" – 4:07 9. "Rebellion (Lies)" – 5:10
10. "In the Backseat" – 6:20 "

04 January 2010

20 για τα 00s

Είναι πιο δύσκολο να μην ανέβεις στη μπάρα όταν παίζει το I Wanna Be Adored παρά να κάνεις τη λίστα με τους καλύτερους δίσκους της δεκαετίας 2000-2009.

Οι επιλογές είναι επηρεασμένες από τον fieldmoon, φίλους, γνωστούς και τα εξής: Δασκαλόπουλος, Μήνας, pitchfork, milkman, almost cool, brainwashed, blogs (από τον 16forever έως τον radiobutt), wire, uncut, overdub, John Peel, Mixing It, sport fm, high fidelity, Χαμένοι στη Μετάφραση, ZiBiB, ποπ, κορτο, σκάλα, λούκι, μπας, φεστιβάλ κινηματογράφου, ριζούπολη,
2456μ, Βλάοβιτς, Ρίο-Αντίρριο, Κηφισίας, fm, 4Kb/s, 222, Παλιόχωρα, Berwick, λαμπάκι, Magnet, βότκα, τσίπουρο, κυανιδίνη-3-ρουτινόζη, Pt(II), γκαγκάριν, ρόδον, an, 28/05/09 00:20. Εξαιτίας αυτών μπήκαν κάμποσοι δίσκοι παραγωγής 2000-09 στα ράφια του Φαντασμένιου. Χωρίς φόβο και πάθος κατέληξε στους εξής 20 πιο αγαπημένους:

1. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lighting, Strike
2. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is In The Soil Keep Your Ear to the Ground

3. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
4. Godspeed You Black Emperor - lift yr skinny fists like antennas to heaven!

5. Lambchop - Nixon
6. Sigur Ros - ()
7. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
8. Strokes - Is This It
9. Arcade Fire - Funeral

10. Animal Collective - Meariweather Post Pavillon
11. Mercury Rev - All Is Dream
12. Ulrich Schanuss - A Strangely Isolated Place

13. Mogwai - Happy Song For Happy People
14. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
15. Clinic - Internal Wrangler

16. Mum - Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today Is OK
17. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Worn Copy
18. Avalances - Since I Left You

19. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
20. Streets - Original Pirate Material

Λόγια και επεξηγήσεις είναι περιττά καθώς λίγο πολύ όλοι τα ίδια ακούμε..


Ο fantasmenios δεν μένει στη Νέα Υόρκη οπότε για την αναζήτηση νέων ακουσμάτων κατέφυγε σε διάφορα sites έτσι όπως στη δεκαετία του 90 έψαχνε και την παραμικρή αναφορά των συντακτών του ποπ και ροκ. Χωρίς δογματισμούς και φανατισμούς. [Όσο δήθεν είναι αυτοί που ακολουθούν τυφλά τις τάσεις τύπου pitchfork άλλο τόσο δήθεν είναι αυτοί που σκίζουν τα ρούχα τους διακηρύσσοντας ανεξαρτησία].