I sometimes like to rewatch pieces from the Vox Earworm and Vox Borders video series. I especially liked this one on John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” from the Vox Earworm series, for which they won the Emmy for “Outstanding New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture”: John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered saxophonists, released “Giant […]
Another great entry in the Vox Earworm series: Bach’s six cello suites are considered a rite of passage for cellists. They’re masterpieces of classical music, and the prelude in G major — the first movement of the suites — is perhaps the best example of Bach’s power as a composer. In it, he’s able to […]
Another great video in the Vox Earworm series, a must see for any (house) music lover. Perfect fit to watch right after their previous “The Disco Invention that Changed Pop Music” video. On June 12, 1979, thousands of disco records were destroyed at Chicago’s “Disco Demolition Night”. Within one year, Chicago DJs and producers had […]
I’ve been enjoying – and have linked to – the videos by Vox quite a lot, especially those from Vox Earworm. This video on how disco’s newly invented vinyl format – the 12-inch single – revolutionized pop music in the ’70s, is something right up my alley:
Stunning track by Alfa Mist, from their latest album Structuralism: This track should’ve lasted at least twice as long … great vibe. Via Jurriaan (who went to Roeselare Jazz last week, posted some photos/videos praising Alfa Mist their performance on Instagram, thus piquing my interest …)
For more than a year it’s been bugging me that iTunes “sometimes” would auto-rate played tracks. It happened on some albums, yet not all albums. Back in May 2018 I posted this video on YouTube showing the behaviour: As you can see iTunes here automatically rates “En Masse” (track 10) from the moment it starts […]
From their third album “Cocoa Sugar”, an album that already made it into my “2018 – Best Of” playlist — It’s that good! Listen to it here. 🎧 Be sure to also check out their other two albums if you’re new to Young Fathers. Their first album “Dead” amazed me back in 2014.
Alex Somers, partner of Sigur Rós’ Jónsi, has created the music for the Black Mirror episode “Hang the DJ”. I really like the album Alex has created for this episode. Next to “Into Place” and “Out There” the track “End” (featuring Sigur Rós) really stands out: Feels like classic Sigur Rós / Jónsi. Listen on […]
Great piece by Resident Advisor on the magnificent Untrue album by Burial: Ten years since its release, we unpack the creative process behind one of electronic music’s most mysterious classics.
Every time I hear Radiohead’s Videotape I grab back this first episode of Earworm, a series by Vox on music. It’s a brilliant analysis of the brilliant rhythm that drives this song.