Just saw the film, Rip! A Remix Manifesto, last weekend. The movie explores new creative modes of music-making (and other art forms) enabled by present day technologies and cultural interests. It also uses this path into the creative world to cover most of the present day struggles with copyright and notions of ownership of “intellectual property.” Continue reading “Rip the Movie”
Lots of news lately about Radiohead offering its newest album as a download (choose your own price). Saul Williams and Trent Reznor decided to do the same with their new album. Continue reading “Radiohead and Co. Help the Industry Catch Up”
UnKindness Of Ravens recently may have been heard by way of CKDU 88.1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ron Bates’s The Threat is an “eclectic show of noise, jazz, indie rock, and other avant garde weirdness,” which presented (among exciting bits of thumb-piano joy from Konono No.1 and well-placed rock) some UKOR too. Fortunately for those who missed it, there is a podcast (episode 35 from 19 Aug 2006). It’s not just back-scratching that I’m recommending downloading the The Threat podcast (more like skin flaying), Ron’s put together a solid history of interesting music.
UnKindness Of Ravens is slow but alive and well.
A subtle note to the reader. UnKindness Of Ravens (UKOR), while a little slow is far from dead. Material in the works will provide a double album within a year (or longer).
Sitting on a Bench Preview Clip (mp3)
Splinter me out the jewel of a juicy black lime, lime, lime… (as it echoes off) this eruption came–brought us running, red-footed, across a molten earth, which bloomed in motion. We could see the pregnant future and drank to our loosening legs. We could youtheneyes our impulses and telekinized the seedling smokes hovering above our homes. We could architect monuments to melt back into their molten beginnings. After all, we vibrated a circle which revealed itself.
Continue reading “From the Mess of Our Orgiastic Heavens:”
Front and back cover images. Continue reading “Cover Art from Obsidian Smoke Rings”
Ma tasse est toujours pleine à ras bords dans la mer. La fée verte met les rêves dans ma bouche et prend les mains de la mer. J'ai jetée le berceau d'eau perdu au ciel-- qui a brisé en mille morceaux. Le monde sommeille, il ne soigne pas mes mains pénibles ou ma bouche en plein rêves.
Track One of the Obsidian Smoke Rings Album.
The front cover liner notes for the album, Panasonic Songbird by UnKindness Of Ravens. You can download this PDF from the album. This does not include the back cover image and notes. Most systems come with some type of PDF viewer already installed.