Passive/Aggressive

Hooray For Earth mixtape for Denmark

In English August 19 2012

by noel heroux of hooray for earth, newyork

It’s no secret that us and our friends have all fallen hard for Denmark in the past few years…for me it started with the accidental acquisition of “…And The Glass Handed Kites” (by Mew, ed.) in 2005, then later discovering Oh No Ono in 2009. At that point it seemed to me that I’d found a place where like-minded musicians were just totally letting loose and creating all this majestic, fantastical music. This mix here is just kind of a journey riding along that sort of feeling – some tracks related, some random (some obviously of Danish descent). This is a clunky mix I guess but it’s just all about the magic in each of the songs.

The start and end tracks were both sent to me by Malthe Fischer a couple years ago when he was giving us a bit of education on Danish classics (hope I got the titles right). Thanks to Nis Svoldgård for the Gangway introduction. Also please excuse the poor quality of that old Thulebasen track, I think it was downloaded from MySpace. Læs resten

Hør Thurston Moores artist talk og musik af Chelsea Light Moving

In English August 10 2012

“I don’t want to be some kind of solo-artist who is ex- a band like Sonic Youth. It seemed kind of boring to me. I just don’t wanted to come to a new town and be Thurston Moore, ex-Sonic Youth, I liked the idea of having a band, of being a band, that had a title or some kind of aesthethic. I always thought of bands as gangs coming into town and playing shows in the middle of the night.”

Mandag den 6. august gav Thurston Moore koncert i København, og i den forbindelse deltog han i en artist talk på Københavns Hovedbibliotek i samtale med Lars Movin. Her taler de blandt andet om forskellen på Thurston Moores seneste soloalbum “Demolished Thoughts” og hans band Chelsea Light Moving, inspirationskilder til William S. Bourroughs og Roky Ericksson, og om fluxusbevægelsen og musikalske eksperimenter i New York i 70’erne og 80’erne, fx. Suicide og CBGB. Læs resten