Saturday, 28 February 2009
Riceboy Sleeps - Jonsi Birgisson & Alex Somers - VIDEO
" Jónsi has been keeping busy these past weeks making an album with his boyfriend Alex. the boys are currently isolated in a jungle hut in hawaii completing their first album, which will be released in the summer.
for a preview of the album you can check out the compilation album dark was the night, to which they have contributed a song under the name riceboy sleeps. the compilation is released by the red hot organization, an hiv/aids charity, and features contributions from other quality acts such as sufjan stevens, beirut, arcade fire, yo la tengo, etc"
In support of the coming album and to promote the worthy 'Dark Was The Night' here are 2 videos by 'Riceboy Sleeps'
download 'All the big trees' (mov)
download 'Daniell in the sea' (mov)
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Great Lake Swimmers - Live - Reverb, Toronto - 13.06.2008
In Session - Studio 211 - 16.08.2004
From website "Fifty-five years ago, Marilyn Bell took a plunge and traversed Lake Ontario. Back then, being a Great Lake swimmer was a big deal; now, it's an astonishing physical feat taken for granted. It's a rapidly forgotten part of history, like a faded map or a tattered photograph. Or a lost channel. Tony Dekker's Great Lake Swimmers have spent the past seven years performing on stages around the world—though, like Bell, they should never be taken for granted. LOST CHANNELS, their fourth album set for release on March 31st, finds them once again recording at historic locations. This time in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario and New York state, telling tales of hidden histories, still "mining for light in the dark wells," still "tuned to an instrument of greater and unknown design." The instrument in question is the singular voice of Tony Dekker, a voice that summons ghosts from times past. It’s a voice that is capable of conveying heartache and comfort all in the space of a single phrase."
Set List - Concert:
01 Moon shakes
02 Bodies and minds
03 Your rocky spine
04 I am part of a large family
05 Various stages
06 Put there by the land
07 Changing colours
08 Moving pictures, silent films
Set List - Studio Session:
01 Three days at sea
02 Moving, shaking
03 Man with no skin
04 Merge, a vessel, a harbour
05 I will never see the sun
Do Make Say Think - In Session Studio 211 Toronto 25.04.2007
If you haven't heard DMST before then you are in for a treat. They are such a great band with a real diversity and professionalism evident through out their music. There are aspects of jazz, post rock, and physcadelia found in their music some of which reminds me of a cross between Pink Floyd and Cinematic Orchestra. Enjoy
03 The landlord is dead
04 A tender history in rust
05 The universe
A Northern Chorus - In Session, Studio 2 CBC Radio 02.05.2005
A Northern Chorus is a Canadian band who have been playing for 10 years. In that time they have released 4 albums. There is some great music here, some post-rock, space rock with a bit of folk thrown in. There are 4 songs here which, if you havn't heard them before should give you a good idea of who they are.
01 The shepherd and the Chauffer
02 Until these seams are sown again
03 Fragile day
04 Subjects and matter
Sigur Ros - Brown Theatre, Louisville 26.03.2003 Re-Master 09
A lovely concert from the brilliant 2003 period. Great line up of songs. You can watch an audience cam video of this show [here]
04 Ný batterí
06 Olsen olsen
07 Viðrar vel til loftárása
The Tumbled Sea - NEW SONG / VIDEO
I am thrilled to be able to offer a new song from -hopefully the new album -of 'The Tumbled Sea.' You may remember Sam's first album [link] which was for me one of the highlights of 2008 and received my personal album of year post. The track itself is a beautiful song which really warms the heart. I absolutely love it, no surprise there !
Also included is a short video which Sam scored the music for. The video was made by his friends Alex Caplow and Jeannie Yoon and filmed by Albert Yu for an end of term film class. It features some music not released by Sam. Enjoy this sublime music
APRIL UPDATE - Expect a new album very soon
New song 'Untitled'
Remix of Unreleased song
ø - new song
Monday, 23 February 2009
Kjartan Sveinsson - Síðasti bærinn (un-released)
Kjartan Sveinsson, the keyboard player from Sigur Ros scored this beautiful music for the short Icelandic film entitled 'Síðasti bærinn' or 'The Farm' back in 2005. It was nominated for an Academy Award. As its just been anounced that Kjarten will be scoring music for the new film Ondine I thought it would be timely to offer this.
[MF] Mp3 -Download
Apologies for the delay in posting the film. Had to re-do the soundtrack due to technical issues
Friday, 20 February 2009
Sigur Rós - Radio City Music Hall, New York - 21.03.2003 Re-Master 09
Lineage: ccm4's(ORTF, handheld)>V3>D10ProII> WAV >Re Master>mp3 320kbps
This one is special. During the re-mastering of these concerts there are often hidden delights that reveal themselves. This one in particular is one of those. The audio in general is fabulous, very clear crisp and well balanced but its the drums that make this one really stand out. They are huge! sometimes frighteningly so. A great one to play loud. Enjoy
NB: the first track was missed due to the taper experiencing equipment problems, which also runs slightly into the second track.
-- Vaka - Not Included
04 Ný batterí
07 Olsen olsen
08 Viðrar vel til loftárása
download p2 new link 13.05.09
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Sigur Ros - Reykjavik 30.07.2006 VIDEO - Re mastered Sound Track 09
All Videos are now posted here http://victoryrosevideo.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Sigur Ros - Lowry Theatre, Manchester UK - VIDEO -Re Mastered Soundtrack
All videos are now posted here http://victoryrosevideo.blogspot.com/
Sunday, 1 February 2009
Sigur Ros - Lowry Theatre, Manchester UK 09.07.2005 NEW! Previously Unreleased Source
Lineage: Sharp MD>mic>RE-MASTER-(Ozone Mastering Suite-T-racks) >Normalize, Multiband dynamic compression, Harmonic excitation, T-racks EQ to raise voice out of mix, Hard Limiting>WAV>Fraunhofer II Mp3 compression-Highest settings 320kbps>you
I'm really happy to post this as it is the only Sigur Ros concert I have actually had the good fortune to see. There are a couple of other sources out there of this concert but the sound is pretty poor. I had recorded this show but I had lost the original recording and the master CD back up files I had made have been missing until very recently. I found this quite by accident whilst trying to improve the soundtrack of the DVD of this show! So look out for a much improved post of the video of this concert soon.
The concert itself was the second of their Takk Tour and was breathtaking both visually and aurally. The sound of this particular recording is very good if perhaps a little flat and hissy in quieter parts.
There are a few small glitches on this such as when Kjartan speaks just before the Oncore song. -Yes Kjarten speaks ! These will be corrected on the FLAC version which be available in the near future
01 Intro music/ Takk / Glosoli
02 Ny Batteri
07 Se Lest
10 Olsen Olsen