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JUDITH LUCY’S ALL STAR FEMALE FINALE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 17, 2015

Judith Lucy goes out in style. For the final episode of her ABC show Judith Lucy Is All Woman, she has gathered many of Australia’s finest female artists to sing the Helen Reddy classic ‘I AM Woman’.

The cast includes The Bull Sisters, Deborah Conway, Jen Cloher, Angie Hart, Bertie Blackman, Ella Hooper, Rebecca Barnard, Justine Clarke, Lisa Miller, Monique Brumby and many more

Preview below. See the final episode tonight at 9pm on ABC1

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CASIO’S CZ SERIES SYNTH APP FOR iPAD

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - March 17, 2015

Casio Releases iPad App That Recreates Its Popular CZ Series of Classic Synthesizers A few weeks ago,  Casio announced today the release of the CZ App for iPad, a virtual synthesizer app based on Casio’s best-selling CZ series of synthesizers, including the CZ-101 model released in 1984. Designed especially for…

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REVIEW: IN DREAMS – DAVID LYNCH REVISITED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 17, 2015
The cast

The cast

REVIEW: IN DREAMS – DAVID LYNCH REVISITED. Melbourne Recital Centre. March 16, 2015
Greg Phillips

To the uninitiated, the beginning of last night’s In Dreams – David Lynch Revisited (music from the films of David Lynch) at the Melbourne Recital Hall would have made no sense at all. A guy (let’s call him Musical Director David Coulter for sake of accuracy) walks onto stage amid an aural haze and begins to saw through a piece of wood. He then takes the saw to the other side of the stage and begins to play it with a bow. Coulter is accompanied by a harp played by Marshall McGuire, who is wearing a Slipknot style theatrical mask, as they ease into the theme from the movie, The Elephant Man. Attempting to make sense of any David Lynch work is futile and in the spirit of Lynch’s world of dark dreams, tonight’s artists took the Recital Centre audience on a journey which wasn’t to be questioned but to be admired.

Lynch fans of course would know the symbolism of the log, relating to the sawmill from the town of Twin Peaks, scene of Lynch’s most celebrated production. For the diehard Lynch devotees, the remainder of the evening was a game of match the song to the movie. Canada’s Owen Pallett set the bar high for the evening with a superb violin rendition of Mysteries of Love from the movie Blue Velvet. Sophia Brous, who performed in the UK version of this show in mid-2014 repeated her stunning Spanish a cappella version of Roy Orbison’s Crying, named Llorando for the film Mulholland Drive. Ex-Bad Seed Mick Harvey tackled Eraserhead’s In Heaven before the stage was bathed in Lynch’s signature colour red for the beautifully dark Angelo Badalamenti masterpiece Laura Palmer’s Theme. The noticeably pregnant Sarah Blasko made her first appearance of the evening to deliver a haunting version of the sweet but sinister The Nightingale. The mercurial Kirin J Callinan took on somewhat of a Clark Gable, dandy style persona to croon his way through Just You. International cabaret star Camille O’Sullivan made Up In Flames her own and then in the tradition of Lynchian surprise, the house lights were abruptly  switched on to a crowd collectively mouthing the words, oh this must be intermission!

Upon return Cibo Matta’s Yuka Honda performed a dramatically spot-lit solo execution of The Voice of Love on keyboard. Pallett returned for the Lynch/Badalamenti ‘hit’ Falling, which became a signature tune for its original Twin Peaks’ singer Julee Cruise. Sophia Brous delivered the torch song Blue Velvet with film noir elegance, violently interrupted by Kirin J Callinan’s lightning bolts of distorted guitar, reminding us all of David Lynch’s ability to remove us so effortlessly and instantly from our comfort zones.  However, for those hoping for a breather, there was no reprieve. From Callinan’s crude guitar piercings, our senses were further ruffled by New York based, Japanese duo Cibo Matto’s world of electronic musical chaos on The World Spins (Twin Peaks) and This Magic Moment (Lost Highway). While the main cast  eternally surprised and delighted the audience with their unique cameos, the backing band constantly provided a Lynch-appropriate vibe, tight and creepy. The imposing David Okumu delivered intricate guitar licks, listening to and complimenting the eery trumpet and assorted brass instrumentation from Terry Edwards. Tom Herbert on bass and Seb Rochford on drums kept it sitting together brilliantly and Seb’s hair … my God, I’m sure it has its own postcode. The whole, strange, fantastic dream is the vision of Musical Director David Coulter, who with pride, oversaw the proceedings and contributed his own tasteful guitar, violectra and percussion to complete the picture. His creative use of incidental music and white noise was as crucial as the main songs in creating this Lynchian sensory experience.

Mick Harvey returned for a couple more ballads and Camille O’Sullivan shone again on Song to the Siren, expressive and gripping. Harvey then led some cast members in a stirring version of Chris Isaac’s Wicked Game.  Acute familiarity with David Lynch’s work wasn’t critical to enjoy this show, just a willingness to go with the flow and to applaud the creative genius of Lynch and his musical partner in crime Angelo Badalamenti.

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PROMARS PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer Available Now!

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - March 15, 2015

The PROMARS PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a complete reproduction of the rare and powerful PROMARS synthesizer first released in 1979. With two detunable VCOs and two sub-oscillators per voice, the PROMARS is easily one of the most deep and rich sounding monosynths ever created. Designed for SYSTEM-1 as well as…

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JEBEDIAH 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND ALBUM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 15, 2015

JEBEDIAH

Formed in Western Australia two decades ago, one of Australia’s most loved bands, Jebediah will be touring Australia in June playing a ship load of hits and more.

“On our TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY TOUR we will be playing two monster sets,” the band announced today.  “The first will be dedicated to all the songs that you guys love the most spanning our twenty years as a band and then for the second set we are going to play our debut album, “Slightly Odway” from beginning to end!  There are songs on that album we haven’t played in many years and even one that we have never played at all.  We are going to have to rehearse for this tour!  We might even need to try and get fit seeing as though we are going to be spending around 2 hours on stage each night!”

Additionally the tour features  some support acts close to everyone’s hearts, including;  FRONT END LOADER (Sydney), SCREAMFEEDER (Brisbane), FUR (Melbourne), RED JEZEBEL (Adelaide) and TURNSTYLE (Perth)

Plus on May 29, the band will release  ‘Twenty’, a compilation of all your favourite Jebediah tunes

2CD TRACKLISTING**

TWENTYCD 1
1. STAR MACHINE
2. FALL DOWN
3. JERKS OF ATTENTION
4. ANIMAL
5. CONTROL
6. LEAVING HOME
7. FIRST TIME
8. SHE’S LIKE A COMET
9. HARPOON
10. PLEASE LEAVE

CD 2
1. MILITARY STRONGMEN
2. TRACKSUIT
3. FEET TOUCH THE GROUND
4. IT’S OVER
5. MONUMENT
6. YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS BRAVE
7. MORE ALONE
8. TEFLON
9. LOST MY NERVE
10. RUN OF THE COMPANY

**Vinyl tracklisting in a slightly different order
JEBEDIAH’S
TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

TOUR DATES
FRI JUNE 5
METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
w/  Special Guests Front End Loader
Doors: 7.30pm

FRI JUNE 12
THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
w/  Special Guests Screamfeeder
Doors: 7.30pm

FRI JUNE 19
THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
w/  Special Guests FUR
Doors: 8.30pm

THUR JUNE 25
HQ, ADELAIDE
w/  Special Guests Red Jezebel
Doors: 7.30pm

FRI JUNE 26
ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH
w/  Special Guests Turnstyle
Doors: 7.30pm

GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE
TUESDAY MARCH 24

FOR MORE INFORMATION
CHECK OUT www.jebediah.net
OR THE VENUE WEBSITE

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AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS’ WILD ANTIPODEAN TRIP

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2015

Gaz Cobain and Brian Dougans of the trippy British electronic production outfit Amorphous Androgynous (aka the Future Sound of London) seem to be on a mission to psychedelicise the world. Since the early nineties, the pair have delivered numerous acclaimed, mind-altering, body-wobbling original albums such as The Isness, Alice in…

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GEORGE HARRISON’S MATON GUITAR TO BE AUCTIONED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 14, 2015

maton_ms500-1_georgeJulien’s Auctions in New York City have announced that the 1963 Maton Mastersound Electric Guitar played by George Harrison will be part of their music memorabilia auction at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square NYC on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th, 2015
This guitar was used by Harrison in the summer of 1963 when he had it on loan from Barratt’s Music Store. According to Andy Babiuk, Harrison’s Country Gent was experiencing problems and brought to Barratt’s in Manchester to be repaired. The Maton was given to Neil Aspinall for Harrison to use while repairs were made. The Country Gent was returned the same day, but Harrison retained the Maton and played it in concert at Margate (July 8 to 13), in Liverpool (August 2), at a photocall at the Cavern (August 3) and when the Beatles played Guernsey, Channel Island (August 6-10). The Maton MS-500 Mastersound guitar with natural finish, tobacco sunburst, two volume and two tone controls, three-way selector switch and Bigsby tremolo.

Other highlights of this very special music auction include: a vintage owned Eric Clapton Gibson SG Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar circa 1962, John Lennon’s bath robe, Jimi Hendrix worn ring, Frank Sinatra’s 1970s–1990s address book, Lady Gaga’s stage worn latex body suit and face mask, and a rare Michael Jackson red face mask.

Join Julien’s for the live auction at The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square NYC or participate online at JuliensLive.com on May 15th & 16th, 2015, and take away your piece of music history.

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TANGLEWOOD TW60 ACOUSTIC GUITAR DEMO

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 13, 2015

Demonstration of the Tanglewood Sundance Pro TW60 SC VS E from the folks at Tanglewood UK. Tanglewood distributed in Australia by National Music

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BOSS RC-1 LOOP PEDAL Demo from Kosmic Music

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - March 13, 2015

Kosmic’s guitar stalwart Gary Cox shows you how to get some excellent sounds with the Boss RC-1 Looper, as well as integrating a host of his other fave Boss pedals for maximum effect. Check out more from Kosmic here

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CRYSTAL PALACE SOCCER STAR LEARNS GUITAR IN 4 WEEKS on his EPIPHONE PRO-1

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - March 13, 2015

When Joel Ward is not defending on-comers as a fullback for Crystal Palace of the Premier Football League, he finds other things to do like… learn to play guitar! Joel decided just 4 weeks ago that he wanted to learn to play so he picked up an Epiphopne PRO-1 Ultra and has already made his stage debut at the Gibson Showroom in London. Check out the video courtesy of Premier League News.

Epiphone distributed in Australia by http://www.gibsonami.com/

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