Creative mixing tricks, massive input lists, live-tracking, Snarky Puppy… Eric Hartman shares precisely how he brings audio to life in this amazingly informative episode of Pro Studio Live.
Exploring Dallapiccola’s orchestral works in excellent company
The new disc includes the first modern recording of Dialoghi (1960) – the most hermetic of all Dallapiccola’s works in its inwardness and glacial, though never inexpressive, harmonies, played with keen eloquence by Jean-Guihen Queyras. A satellite to the in-progress Ulisse, Three Questions with Two Answers (1963) fairly encapsulates the opera’s metaphysical concerns in its motivic richness and sense of grand vistas – whether of nature or humanity – aspiring towards the infinite.
Rophé obtains responsive playing from Turin’s RAI orchestra, with sound that brings out detail and atmosphere in equal measure. If the Chandos CD is an ideal introduction to Dallapiccola’s music, the Stradivarius disc is a necessary follow-up and can be strongly recommended.
Richard Whitehouse - Gramophone 11/2005 -
The Gimmies is a Japanese Garage Punk Rock band created by guitarist Sora in 1997. Described by one reviewer as "a band that wants to beat every song to a pulp with an unmitigated fury". What The Gimmies' Punk-Rock sound may lack in variation is more than made up in ferocious energy. In 2002, they released their debut album 'Auto Shut-Off….Any Questions?' on Japanese label Star Jets. "The screaming guitars tap into the Detroit sounds of The Stooges and the MC5", wrote an impressed reviewer… The Gimmies currently have 2 singles, 3 full albums, and inclusion on multiple compilations to their credit. They are primal rock personified – a garage band that kicks ass and doesn't take names.
Shamall (Norbert Krueler) is actually a full blooded colleague of his fellow countryman T (Thomas Thielen). And this is because of his similar approach to music and creating an album. Thomas Thielen is a multi instrumentalist who even does the vocals himself. And so is Norbert Krueler. Like the "band" description says: he is obviously influenced by Pink Floyd but also it is possible to detect influences from /similarities to mentioned T, French project Iris and several progressive electronic artists like Klaus Schulze. Main basic idea that runs through this entire concept album is the often re-occurring "Life" theme. And for no less than 80 minutes he keeps coming back to this theme playing numerous variations.