My friends Carbon Based Lifeforms new album Derelicts is out Oct 6th.
Here’s a treat for all you CBL fans, a behind the scenes of the cover photoshoot.
This is not a track from the album.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy live at Bohus Fästning, Sweden.
In the main set they played “I see a darkness” which created an extraordinary momentum which totally captured the audience. The song was followed by the cover of R. Kellys “The Worlds Greatest” and it was the greatest ending of the main set anyone could imagine and everyone in the crowd was dancing and cheering.
All the three (!) encores were great. Including the one with Nicolai Dunger (where N. Dunger sung and played guitar, while W. Oldham sung some backups).
This one came out a little flat…but I like it anyway.
Joel Josefsson bloggade om det Bonnie “Prince” Billy: http://joeljosefsson.blogspot.com/2011/01/nagonstans-daremellan.html
Ten years ago I had a thing for exotica. You know Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Yma Sumac etc…I picked this up back then. I don’t know why I liked exotica that much, it’s such a weird genre…that’s really pure fake. Or pure fantasy if you wanna stay positive. Even though it has lost it’s charm, I still find the whole world of tiki and exotica fun…it’s kitsch you know. You don’t have to love it all, to enjoy it in some way.
By the way, last time in NYC, I picked up two shirts at Screaming Mimis: one hawaiian shirt and a bowler shirt with pink flamingoes on it’s back…well, there you go.
And I guess many genres are fake, as well as many artists. In some cases it bothers me, in other it don’t.
Don’t even know if Cavallaro qualifies as exotica artist…
Thumb pianos (m’bira, kalimba etc) are great. Got this from Digidroid and Miss P. and I’ve used it on some Fabriksmusik tracks.