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New solo album by The Earlies’ synth wizard Christian Madden

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2017 by dc

Ex Earlies keyboardist and ‘amiable drunkard‘, Christian Madden has just released his debut solo album and it’s an absolute stonker. ‘The Wrecking Place‘ is a 12 track instrumental concept album described as, “providing the soundtrack to a string of unimportant events that took place in Burnley between 1985 and 2004“. It’s a humble pitch but always better to under promise and over deliver.

From start to finish the album runs amok across a variety of genres with ease, tipping a hat to funk, jazz, hip-hop, breakbeat, and prog rock without ever seeming like some rag bag collection of random thoughts. It’s a beautifully well crafted journey through Madden’s musical loves and adventures.

Check ‘The Wrecking Place‘ via the Bandcamp link below:

Miles Ahead – new trailer

Posted in Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2016 by dc

Here’s the trailer for Don Cheadle‘s forthcoming Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead:

Low Down – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by dc

Low Down follows the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 60s and ’70s jazz scene. It should be getting a release very soon after decent reviews earlier in the year on the film festival circuit. As yet though, there’s no official release date. Check out the trailer below:

Flying Lotus – See Thru To U feat. Erykah Badu – new tune

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2012 by dc

Anyone for some stoner-hip-hop-jazz? If that’s a yes, here’s the first tune to come from from Flying Lotus’s forthcoming album, Until the Quiet Comes.

Here’s See Thru To U, featuring the lovely soul warbles of Erykah Badu:

Until the Quiet Comes is out on the 2nd October.

Gil Scott Heron’s memoirs to be published next month

Posted in Book, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2011 by dc

Next month a memoir by the late Gil Scott-Heron titled The Last Holiday, will be published. The book’s publishing date falls on Martin Luther King Day, and the release date ties in sweetly with Gil Scott Heron and Stevie Wonder‘s 1980 tour which acted as part of a campaign to have King‘s birthday named as a national holiday in the US.

His memoirs follow on from a collection of poetry called, Now and Then, which was published in June of this year.

Also staged to mark the release of Gil Scott Heron‘s memoirs, is a tribute gig/celebration, called Bookslam at Wilton’s Music Hall in London on 19th January. Artists on the bill include Jamie xx, Kate Tempest, Ben Mellor, and Gilles Peterson.  You can book tickets here.

Download Flying Lotus’ Lovers Melt 2

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2011 by dc

This mixtape was released back in July, but it deserves another visit. Lovers Melt 2 is a two hour plus mix by Flying Lotus and contains his self-confessed, “favorite songs ever”.

Head on over to the Brainfeeder site here and download it for free.

It’s verrry niiice.