Archive for March 2011
5. http://www.last.fm/music/Bibio/_/All the Flowers (Lone Remix)
6. http://www.last.fm/music/Massive+Attack/_/Redlight (Clark Remix)
Yes, that feeling you get when you find a song that you know will be with you for the rest of time. That feeling hit me in the face the first time I listened to Hungry For The Power by Azari & III. Yes, there are lots of great new artists, amazing new technology, awesome soundscapes and moods being created nowadays, yet, very few tunes mark an era like for instance Aphex Twin did, but I risk saying these Canadians managed the feat. It’s a problem with electronic music. Some of us have our favourites that bring us memories, but very few tunes have a global impact, not cos they are bad, but cos there’s a huge quantity of electronica being made, and we consume lots of it. It’s not like the in the old days when you were listening to the radio and you waited anxiously for your favourite tune to be played. No. But Hungry For The Power gives me that feeling once again. What a tune. It is definitely an anthem.
This is a short film about the evolution and lasting popularity of a drum break recorded in 1969: The Amen Break. The film progresses both in soundtrack and visually; from early songs where the break was untouched, and the playback devices used at that time, to the computer manipulated versions of it on the airwaves now, and the very digital way in which music is consumed.