Two gentlemen teamed up to create an album inspired by Italian spaghetti western soundtracks, with Jack White and Norah Jones.
Brian Burton and Daniele Luppi met in Los Angeles in 2004. Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, had just created a media storm with The Grey Album, begun work on Gorillaz Demon Days opus and was also embarking on his hugely successful Gnarls Barkley project with Cee-Lo Green. Luppi, a composer from Italy, was receiving acclaim for his album An Italian Story, which revisited the cinematic sounds of his childhood. (He has also written music for the screen – Sex and the City, Nine – and later worked with Burton on arrangements for Gnarls Barkley, Dark Night of the Soul and Broken Bells.) United by their shared passion for classic Italian film music, they decided to create something special. After an intense songwriting period – writing separately at first, and then together as the songs evolved – they travelled to Rome in October 2006. Luppi made some calls and they assembled the original musicians from films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West – including the legendary Marc 4 backing band and Alessandro Alessandroni’s ‘I Cantori Moderni’ choir. read complete article…
VIP Art Fair gives contemporary art collectors access to artworks by critically acclaimed artists and the ability to connect one-on-one with internationally renowned dealers—from anywhere in the world and without leaving home.
“Rather slowly, the buying and selling of art and antiques is going online” The Economist “Are collectors ready to buy million-dollar artworks online? Some of the biggest names in art and technology are betting on it. Surfing for Pollock, de Kooning and Basquiat.” The Wall Street Journal.
Machine Clap EP OUT NOW on Beatport!
Fantastic new tracks from the Filthy Dukes out now on Beatport! “The group began as Olly Dixon and Tim Lawton working together, where they promoted various club nights and DJ sets. They would go on to play supporting DJ sets for Mylo, Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem, as well as release remixes of bands such as Late of the Pier, The Rakes and The Maccabees. Their music was described as “electroacidhousenuravetwisteddiscopunkfunk”. The duo then joined together with long-term producer Mark Ralph to begin playing live. The band have their own resident DJ set, Kill Em All, which they have been playing for five years.” (Wikipedia).
Real hard stuff:
More fantastic new tracks here on Soundcloud.
Google launches Julia Map on Google Labs, a fractal renderer in HTML 5
Julia Map uses the Google Maps API to zoom and pan into the fractals. The images are computed withHTML 5 canvas. Each image generally requires millions of floating point operations. Web workers spread the heavy calculations on all cores of the machine.
We hope you will enjoy exploring the different Julia sets, and share the URLs of the most artistic images you discovered. See what others have posted on Twitter under hashtag #juliamap. (Posted under Julia meets HTML 5 by Daniel Wolf, Software Engineer). Click on the images below to dive in to infinity!
Does It Offend You, Yeah! New Album “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You” coming soon!
After “We Are The Dead” this is the second release from their upcoming new album. We can’t wait! And hey, you need bass to get the full enjoyment-package. Find some honest recommendations for decent loudspeakers here at TheFrogfisher.