Saturday, June 16, 2012

And don't forget...

...Yep, don't forget, today's Bloomsday!

JJ & The 1st Edition of THE Book.

Bloomsday is the day on which James Joyce mighty masterpiece Ulysses is set in Dublin, on 16th of June 1904.
So, all of you (or the few of you?) who haven't been there, in the book, just go get it, read it, the avant garde of bookishness. Once there you'll never come back again...

NOW some time for vacation (see previous post)

Memories on Vacation - Goes Underground

Time for some vacation! Let's go underground, or more precisely, let's go under ground; digging deep in the soil in the garden, cutting the grass, reading, eating, drinking, socialize, etc, etc.
So, there will be a couple of weeks of staying away from this blog.
But don't worry we'll  be back sooner than you wish.
Meanwhile, don't forget your daily dose of Joxfield ProjeX - a couple of tunes a day keeps the bad temper away. That's a well-known truth.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Oax Pick - Don Ellis - Indian Lady (1968 footage)

I'm not much of a big band guy, but when hearing Don Ellis' band in the very early 70's, the "Tears of Joy" album, I was stuck. His albums from the late 60's, early 70's are some of the best and pointing forward big band albums from that era in my opinion. And Don Ellis electrified his trumpet and modulated it years before Miles did. And Miles is a huge personal hero!
There are very few vids from that time. Here's a wonderful piece recorded live in 1968, "Indian Lady", from the "Autumn" album.
And the time signatures are as always - odd.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Joxfield ProjeX – Insult on the Dance Floor

A new release on Tin Can Music net label ! ! !

Joxfield ProjeX - Insult on the Dance Floor (Tin Can Music IOTDF 2012)

With music still keeping some heavy rough and dark moods the intention of this album is to offer some uplifting lightness and joy to the listeners, bring them loads of swirling sounds that even might bring them up on the dance floor for some horror moves in a futuristic dance exercise. 
The music is as intense, electric and beautiful as ever.

This is Joxfield ProjeX’ 15th release and the second on own netlabel imprint Tin Can Music.

Joxfield ProjeX is a Swedish duo.
Yan plays keyboard, program heavy drums, add great sounds and samples here and there.
Oax plays guitar, ebow, gliss, add sampled percussion and sound effects where needed.
All music is recorded at Camp Batang, Stockholm and at Camp Anna, Gothenburg 2011-2012.
Cover art photographs by Henrik Schyffert – All rights reserved (Thanks a lot, Henrik!)
Production, sounds & visions by Joxfield ProjeX
This music should be played with full attention at any volume you like. 
You’re allowed to dance to it

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What's Up, John?

- I have no sponsorship at all, not backed up by some record companies and are therefore forced to personally ensure that the economic part circuit, which is a heavier work than you might think. But if you refuse to sell your soul the long way is the only way to go.

From a John Lydon interview on PiL in Nya Upplagan (New Issue), May 7th 2012.
Could have been about Joxfield, as well as many other Hard working "free" artists


Monday, June 4, 2012

Oceans 11, 12, 13 and.......... 52

Yesterday when I took a walk along the river shore I did pass a bench on which a guy was sitting, holding a big, home-made kite in his hands. It was windy, a bit too windy for a big kite to fly. I saw it was mounted some kind of camera in the middle of the kite.
I stoped for a couple of seconds, nodded a "Hi!" to him, he nodded back.
"A bit too windy for this?" I said and pointed at the kite.
"Yeah", he said, "I'm waiting for it to calm a bit".
"Taking photos?" I said, looking in the direction of the camera.
"Do you have a computer?" he asked.
"Yes, of course"
"Check on You Tube, I'm Oceans52" he said.
His origin was from Crete, Greece, and that's why the Swedish and Greece flag are on the kite.
And I did. Nothing spectacular, but a bit funny to see the result of his work. It seems like the video shown here is taken about 5 km south from where we met, but, I'm not all sure.

Oax Pick - Fire! with Oren Ambarchi - In The Mouth-A Hand

Fire! with Oren Ambarchi - In The Mouth-A Hand (2 LP 2012)

Four side-long blasters of vivid kraut-punk - Fantastic!!!!!!!