“A long time ago I used to hear spiritual singers singing beautiful songs and I wanted to be a singer too. I first started my musical career by singing in small local groups in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. In the year 1968 I came to Seattle and started singing with local groups, but failed […]The Source Article test
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Bassnectar comes to us with the 1st single, “You & Me”, an arpeggiated ballad featuring vocals from W Darling which appears on his forthcoming album Noise Vs. Beauty, which drops June 24th.
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Dubbed the most inventive electronic artist since Aphex Twin by NPR, Bassnectar has criss-crossed the world selling out huge venues & donating hundred of thousands of dollars with his Dollar Per Basshead Program, but took an extended break to complete the album.
“I took an unprecedented 6 months off the road (the first time since I started touring in the late 90s) and dove deep into the creative process. I unplugged from social networking and didn’t listen to any music: I just created. For the first time I feel completely content with what I have created, and authentically detached from the preferences of others; I made the music I wanted to make and I love it,” says Bassnectar. “Each of the 15 songs represents a specific point along that spectrum with some songs that sound like pure freakout-noise, some that sound beautiful and touching, and some that are combinations,” he adds. ” I experimented with new approaches (like writing a song with no bass and no beats) and even did multiple-phase remixing where I would take an idea and strip it down to only basic piano and guitar and then work with various singer-songwriters or musicians to craft different variations. Some of these songs sounded like indie rock or like film scores. But then I would go back remix them again, sampling them and adding electronic enhancement and effects. The result is my most musical album to date, and definitely my favorite.”
Last week, he teased his collaboration with Baltimore MC Rye Rye, “Now”, which is a frenzy of electro synths, flowing rhymes, & 808s. Also joining Lorin on Noise Vs. Beauty is a diverse range of artists including Fashawn, Zion I, TURSI, Donnis, Jenna Sousa, Simon Morel, BEGINNERS + Lafa Taylor. The album is available now for pre-order.
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Last night brought the 18th Annual Webby Awards, where Ylvis’ captivatingly bizarre video for “What The Fox Say?” won for Best Viral Video. Appearing to hand off the award were Stephen Malkmus and Reggie Watts, who both appeared to have trouble reading the teleprompter, which led to the already stiff dialogue taking on a hilariously [...]The Source Article test
Film composer Brian Reitzell is getting ready to put out his debut album, Auto Music, next month. The previously released single “Last Summer” featured Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine providing a sort of sequel the work done by Shields and Reitzell on Lost In Translation, and now the song has gotten the remix treatment [...]The Source Article test
Texas rap absurdist Riff Raff has been talking up Neon Icon, his for-real debut album, for what feels like years, and the album finally has a firm release date. It’s out next month, and it’ll have appearances from people like Amber Coffman, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall. To celebrate, Riff just [...]The Source Article test