Posts tagged triphop
Posts tagged triphop
Last thursday I (= 2/3 a.m. = sal) did a special episode of my 14-daily-internet-radioshow »sal | about | music« (on metal-refinement.de) called “sal |about | ccmusic” dedicated entirely - guess what - to cc-licensed music.
sal | about | ccmusic #1 features a rather eclectic mix of wonderful music from: Dumbo Get Mad, Frontregen, Moon & Sun, Pinkle, Entertainment For The Braindead, Jeremy Macachor, Computer Magic, Simone Aliprandi, Baby Scream, Ori, Boletes, Evils That Never Came, Traveling In Stereo, Very Expensive Porno Movie, Kookooo Kitchen, Viya, Útidúr, Secret Babies, The Dwindlers, Liam Stewart, Josh Woodward, Lockerbie, Medos Little Trap, Meczûp, Zack Kouns and James Yates. For the introducing jingle I used some short Public Domain Beethoven-samples, a small part of a Bomarr track and a large part of the title track from the Amygdala Projects; as musical bed during the moderation you can hear wonderful music by Benjamin Dauer.
I will release a download of the entire music from the show as a mixtape/collection or something like that soon, in the meantime you can enjoy the show (in German) above or listen/download it → here
Though I’m really not the biggest fan of reinventing and remixing classical music - I found most of the reworked classics cheesy, way to simple and way to ‘reduced to hooklines’ - this free EP “Chopin Rearranged” by Polish musician Piotr Michałowski (in artem Nmls, whatever that stands for) sounds quite interesting.
Listen to what he created from the famous Raindrop-Prelude:
Giampaolo Stuani - Frédéric Chopin: Raindrop Prelude (op. 28/15)
Nmls - Rainlude Predrop
Quite a difference, eh? I like the way Michałowski mixes the popular melodies all up, changes the tempo and adds modern rhythm to it. The is much more than a rearrangement, it is a de- and reconstruction.
It doesn’t replace the original Chopin, but it is certainly one way to start with the romantic composer and to understand, which impact his harmonies still have in the 21st century.
You can get Michałowski’s EP → here
You can find the Preludes, op. 28 - my favourite Chopin cycle - wonderfully performed by the Italian pianist Giampaolo Stuani → here.
Unfortunately it is a VERY lossy version, as usual, when it comes to a free onclassical.com download version and unfortunately the parts are in the wrong order - but at least you get a good impression.
Both releases come with a Creative Commons license, check the download pages for details.
Jeremy Macachor (feat. Ashley Macachor) (vik44 Chance Remix)
Here comes a very promising single from a guy called Jeremy Macachor featuring mmhhh… his wife? his sister? his daughter? his cousin? his niece? his not-related-namesake? Ashley Macachor (very sexy voice and kind of singing BTW) with a very mysterious tune, if the rest of the album is like this, it’s going to be a bummer. I really don’t like the featured remixes of the original track that much (too trance, too techno, too whatever) with this one exception, the vik44-Chance-Remix really expands the original track and adds an almost portisheadish flavour to it. Yummy.
Get the whole thing → here (and don’t mind about my complains about the remixes. I’m simply to old for that ;-))