Acid jazz is a genre that has been used to describe a wide variety of different sounds and styles over the years, but I feel it can be boiled down into two main catarogries: On one hand we have experimental jazz bands that dabble in soul, funk and R&B (sometimes incorporating synthesizers or other electronic elements into the groove). And on the other, we've got DJ's and electronic music producers that blend together jazz and electronica with hip-hop (and sometimes house) beats.
On this Saturday night's edition of the After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite examples of the later. We'll hear from The Herbaliser off of the album they released last year: There Were Seven. I've been digging this album more than any of their previous efforts, it's a bit less experimental, and more rooted in jazz, hip-hop and turntablism, which I love. I'll also be playing some choice tracks from my favorite acid jazz album Ki-Oku, the result of a collaboration between turntable sensei DJ Krush and trumpeter Toshinori Kondo (bottom right).
On top of that we'll be listening to Amon Tobin, St. Germain, Mr. Scruff, Parov Stelar, Skalpel, Wax Tailor, and many more. Stream it live this Saturday night (10pm-12am CTZ) right here on KRUU radio.
Welcome to my preview of Rainbow Rider #121. We drink no wine before it's time, but this show is very very fresh. All new music from 2012 and 2013 on the show Saturday morning at 2 AM. I have been acquiring a really strong set of albums produced recently, and folks I talk to are excited about this year in music. We will begin with Steven Wilson from his 'Raven That Refused To Sing'. Jim of Seattle has a nice little novelty song called OK. Jacco Gardner from Cabinet of Curiosities, one of the three best psychedelic albums I have heard in the last year. Tom Dyer, my good bud from Green Monkey Records sings John The Revalator. And hey, the longest song is a classical piece from Vox Clamantis. Check the playlist out at midnight, and then stick around for something new. Cool Breeze
2008 wasn't that long ago, but creative hindsight is still 20/20, and it's now easier to see the creative music we missed 5 years ago. that was the year that two fascinating artists/groups released albums that are still hard to categorize, and still sound fresh and classical at the same time.
juno reactor (left) is brit ben watkins and an ever-changing ensemble of musicians, percussionists, and electronica. most famous for part of "the matrix" soundtrack (and others), their 2008 cd "gods and monsters" was an amalgam of electronica, trance, world music, and avant guarde vocal mixes.
released in the same year was "cartographer" by e.s. posthumus ("e.s." stands for experimental sounds), a 21-century classical, electric ensemble of musicians, originating from l.a. brothers helmut and franz vonlichten. they've done music featured in "minority report," "lord of the rings," and others. but the music stands on its own, as more than background vibes for frodo's adventures.
classical music rocks on in the 21st century.
Dr. Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon and the author of the NY Times best seller, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife in which he describes his 2008 near-death experience. Dr Alexander has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Duke University Medical Center.
Many industries are being impacted by the rapid pace of technological change, but perhaps none more than the publishing industry. Tune in to Writers' Voices this week to learn how these changes impact authors and readers, from Rodney Charles, founder of 1st World Publishing here in Fairfield.
1stWorld Publishing bridges the gap between the old and new publishing paradigms, allowing authors to maintain creative control over their books while gaining access to mainstream distribution channels and one of the highest royalties in the industry.
Listen in and learn about the breadth of publishing options now available to authors, how 1st World chooses books for publication, what is expected from the author, how the books are marketed and sold, how the book business works in 2013; and what changes are on the horizon.
Dr. Candida Moss is a professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame.
A graduate of Oxford University, Dr Moss earned her doctorate from Yale University.
Her latest book is The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom.
These songs have one thing in common: I wish that I had written them. I never seem to get too many days away from listening to these tunes. I have the usual suspects like The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and The Moody Blues. I also want you to hear Mike Nesmith, JJ Cale, The Knack, and Johnny Rivers. Country, blues, ballads, pop, and rock. Two hours of afternoon delight in the form of clever, insightful, heartfelt lyrics set to carefully crafted rock and roll. The G Man
TONIGHT we celebrate women in rock! In Women on Rock Part 1 I played some of the great female rockers that created that established that woman could rock just as nasty and raw as men - Joplin, Patti Smith - Part 2 features the modern extension of those women PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, L7, Siouxie Sioux and the Banschees and more!
"Giacchino’s mastery of the orchestra, his clever variations on pre-existing themes, his knack for exhilarating percussive action, and his intelligent application of thematic ideas, makes Star Trek Into Darkness a worthwhile entry into the pantheon of Trek scores, and the first satisfying blockbuster score of summer 2013."
Also, selections from Iron Man 3; Kon-Tiki; World of Warcraft Video Score; David Arnold's Independence Day and a brand new score to Hitchcock's 1929 thriller The Lodger.