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2011/02/27
Julianna Barwick

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Julianna Barwick's Asthmatic Kitty Records debut, The Magic Place, is a nine-piece full-length album of magic and solace, bursting joy and healing tones. Julianna's mostly-a-capella music is built from her voice multi-tracked through a loop station. There's more backing instrumentation on this one than on previous albums but it's the vocals―soaring high in reverb-drenched, wordless harmonies―that matter most here. It's the layered fragments and pieces that become an intricate pattern through technology; it's the sound of a rising thing, a big group harmony as a splash of sunlight through a car window, a sound that feels like hope and ascendance and patience and intimacy.

Her inspiration here is the a capella church hymns she grew up singing; the way a roomful of diverse voices can join together to fill up a space. Says Julianna about her church singin' days, “You could really hear all the layers, harmonies, rounds, the men and the women, the claps... everything. Some of those hymns are so beautiful.”

Like Sigur Rós's ethereal glossolalia, there's a very particular joy in listening to Julianna's music. Free of the constraints of narrative and traceable language, it's the same joy in giving yourself over to opera in a foreign language, of letting go of your pesky rational mind and allowing the feeling to come through in the voices and performance. The title track is next, a reverb-y beauty queen that soars to Promethean heights and builds its own kind of safe haven in the clouds. Even the gaps between songs are essential to the album's listening experience―a sigh between stories or silence-as-drone, each second important. The New York Times called the pauses between Julianna's songs, “the small pleasure of a chance to breathe between the greater pleasures of not wanting to have to.” Meet The Magic Place. It's a great place to be...
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Pitchfork Page here
Radiohead's eighth record, The King of Limbs, represents a marked attempt to create a considered and cohesive unit of music that nonetheless sits somewhere outside of the spectrum of their previous full-length discography. And that's not to say that it doesn't ripple with the dazzling sonics or scenery that have become the band's stock in trade, but just that, unlike so many of their milestones, there's no abiding sense of a band defying all expectations in order to establish new precedents.

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Is it worth the bucks? Hard to tell at first. It's not a game-changer a la Kid A. It's not even as accessible as Rainbows (and that's using the term loosely). It's understated and introspective. There are no big anthems, no singalong choruses -- virtually no choruses at all, in fact, just layers of skittery rhythms, dreamscape sonics and atmospheric vocals. The lyrics are preoccupied with nature -- lotus flowers, magpies, fish out of water and whatnot -- in contrast to the music's unnatural chill. Coupled with the title -- which refers to a 1,000-year-old tree in Britain -- it suggests a man-vs-nature theme.
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2011/02/22
AUSTRA

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last.fm AUSTRA Biography
AUSTRA is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Wolf. The debut of AUSTRA comes at the end of a long line for the bands principle songwriter Katie Stelmanis. AUSTRA represents the musical progression of almost 10 years of performing as an artist, fleshed out by a full band. More settled and dominant than ever, the AUSTRA sound represents all of Katie’s influences tightened into a shiny metal ball - pianos give way to keyboards as songs build and pull, their urgent dark melodies arpeggiating and multiplying through an army of synthesizers, wrapping themselves around Katie’s astounding voice.

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The Dark (2010, Ici d'ailleurs)
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Ici d'ailleurs
Matt Elliott Page
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2011/02/12
De Stijl

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"De Stijl" is a Dutch art movement and means "The Style". Lead singer Jack White had been an admirer of the movement for a long time, especially of furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld who also designed the Rietveld Schröder House, which Jack and Meg White visited while on tour in the Netherlands.

Gerrit RietveldGerrit Thomas Rietveld (24 June 1888–26 June, 1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect.(Wikipedia,Gerrit Rietveld)
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Red and Blue Chair (1917)

De Stijl is the second studio album by the American garage rock band The White Stripes, released on June 20, 2000 on Sympathy for the Record Industry.
The album reached number thirty-eight on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart in 2002 when The White Stripes' popularity began establishing itself.
It has since become a cult hit for White Stripes fans because it displays the early fusion of simplicity of the band's blues and punk fusion before the breakthrough success of White Blood Cells.
De Stijl was dedicated to Rietveld as well as Blind Willie McTell.(Wikipedia De Stijl )

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William Samuel McTell, better known as Blind Willie McTell (May 5, 1898 (sometimes reported as 1901 or even 1903) ? August 19, 1959), was an influential American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was a twelve-string finger picking Piedmont blues guitarist, and recorded 149 songs between 1927 and 1956.(Wikipedia Blind Willie McTell)





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"De Stijl" is a Dutch art movement started in 1917 ( also called neoplasticism). The name itself means- the style - and originated as a journal published by Theo van Doesburg. The jurnal was devoted to the style's theories and assumptions. The art style itself involved painting and sculpture and favoured the use of primary coloures and straight lines only as the means of expressing harmony. The most famous artist of the movement was Piet Mondrian.

Piet Mondrian Wikipedia
He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.
Between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis, Mondrian changed the spelling of his signature from Mondriaan to Mondrian.

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Piet Mondrian, Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1930


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Allmusic said the debut studio album "The White Stripes(June 15, 1999)".
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Minimal to the point of sounding monumental, this Detroit guitar-drums-voice duo makes the most of its aesthetic choices and the spaces between riffage and the big beat. In fact, the White Stripes sound like arena rock as hand-crafted in the attic. Singer/guitarist Jack White's voice is a singular, evocative combination of punk, metal, blues, and backwoods while his guitar work is grand and banging with just enough lyrical touches of slide and subtle solo work to let you know he means to use the metal-blues riff collisions just so. Drummer Meg White balances out the fretwork and the fretting with methodical, spare, and booming cymbal, bass drum, and snare cracks. In a word, economy (and that goes for both of the players). The Whites' choice of covers is inspired, too. J. White's voice is equally suited to the task of tackling both the desperation of Robert Johnson's "Stop Breakin' Down" and the loneliness of Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee." Neither are equal to the originals, but they take a distinctive, haunting spin around the turntable nevertheless. All D.I.Y. punk-country-blues-metal singer/songwriting duos should sound this good.

Tracklist
1. "Jimmy the Exploder"
2. "Stop Breaking Down" (originally performed and written by Robert Johnson)
3. "The Big Three Killed My Baby"
4. "Suzy Lee"
5. "Sugar Never Tasted So Good"
6. "Wasting My Time"
7. "Cannon"
8. "Astro"
9. "Broken Bricks" (written by The White Stripes, Stephen Gillis)
10. "When I Hear My Name"
11. "Do"
12. "Screwdriver"
13. "One More Cup of Coffee" (originally performed and written by Bob Dylan)
14. "Little People"
15. "Slicker Drips"
16. "St. James Infirmary Blues" (originally performed by Louis Armstrong; written by Joe Primrose) 17. "I Fought Piranhas"









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The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about
the band and have it stay that way.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and
incredible career.

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular
channels.

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those
creations, with their feelings considered greatly.

With that in mind the band have this to say:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”

Sincerely,
Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes


中村明美の「ニューヨーク通信」 ホワイト・ストライプス解散。声明文日本語訳
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ホワイト・ストライプスは本日2011年2月2日、バンドを公式に解散することを発表します。今後新たなレコーディングやライブ・パフォーマンスが行われることはありません。

解散の理由は、アーティスティックな面におけるふたりの意見の相違や、続けていきたい意志がなくなってしまったからではなく、またふたりの健康状態のせいでもありません。メグもジャックも、健康状態は良好です。

理由は無数にあるのですが、でも、最大の理由は、これまでこのバンドが作り上げた美しさと特別さを永遠にそのままにしておきたかったからです。

メグもジャックも、ファンのみなさん全員ひとりひとりに感謝しています。また、ホワイト・ストライプスの激しくも素晴らしい13年にも及ぶキャリアを通して得た、みなさんの類い稀なる支援には敬意を表して止みません。

サード・マン・レコーズは引き続き、Vaultの購読者と一般のチャンネルを通じて、ホワイト・ストライプスの未発表ライブ音源やスタジオ・レコーディングをリリースしていく予定です。

メグもジャックも、ファンの皆さんには、この決断に悲しむのではなくて、むしろ彼らの創り上げたアートと音楽のために前向きなことをしたと思って欲しいと願っています。なぜならこの決断は、彼らの作品をこれまで共有してきたファンの皆さんの気持ちも最大に考えながら、それを尊重して行ったことでもあるからです。

これをもって、以下バンドからメッセージです。

「ホワイト・ストライプスは、もうメグとジャックのものではありません。ホワイト・ストライプスは、これからはみなさんのものなのです。だから、これからは、みなさんの好きなようにしてください。アートや音楽の美とは、もしみなさんが望むなら永遠に存在し続けることができる、ということだと思います。この体験を一緒にしてくれたことに感謝しています。みなさんとの体験は一生僕らの中から消えることはありません。そのことに多大なる感謝をしています。」
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メグ&ジャック・ホワイト
ホワイト・ストライプス

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Braids is: Raphaelle Standell-Preston: lead vocals, guitar :: Austin Tufts: drums, vocals :: Katie Lee: keys, vocals :: Taylor Smith: bass, guitar, drums, vocals

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Native Speaker

BRAIDS
BRAIDS’ was formed by four best friends in their last year of High School in Calgary, Alberta. Convincing one another to skip university, they stayed in the garage all year and practiced obsessively, even while their fingers froze during the cold prairie winters. Then, at only 18 years old, they took the bold step of moving across the country together to Montreal, where they began crafting their self recorded/self produced debut album Native Speaker.

Oscillating between density and spaciousness, BRAIDS’ sound is not easy to define. The four members construct music which is ample and rolling, perhaps alluding to the landscapes of their youth, but filled with radical texture and startling immediacy, an influence of their more recent surroundings. Delicate layering gives their experimental pop epics just enough breath to playfully explore the depth of ambient melody. Though BRAIDS dives into moments of deep obscurity and sonic experimentation, there remains embedded within the music the hypnosis of an unforgettable pop tune.

Native Speaker, is the accumulation of months of meticulous craft-work to properly capture the band’s entrancing live performance. The albums’ songs were tested and shaped through numerous performances and lyrical massages, resulting in work that is brilliant in detail and structure. Averaging over 6 minutes and never coming in under 4, the tracks on Native Speaker maintain a deep seeded focus.

BRAIDS has an unusually collaborative dynamic, generating all of their sweeping sounds live in a synergistic maelstrom. Even their name, BRAIDS, evokes a feeling of something continuous and progressive, yet lush and intertwining. It implies the interweaving of all four members’ musical ideas, favoring collective and equal input.

On January 18, 2011 BRAIDS is putting forth their debut album Native Speaker, a reflection of coming of age for the four intricately linked musicians. It captures a period of innocence and a period of change, yet comes off as strikingly mature beyond their years. Most importantly, it displays a yearning and striving to break through, an ambitious debut for a young band just getting started.

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As Native Speaker truly starts to take shape toward its midsection, you can hear them disassembling "Lemonade" only to rebuild each aspect of it into longer forms. It's no discredit to the band that it eases into the record's biggest sounding moments, while amidst the catharsis the vocals do the heavy lifting. "Glass Deers" plays it as straight as it gets on Native Speaker: the closest they come to typical strumming and clean guitar lines, while Standell-Preston recalls fellow deconstructionist Sue Tompkins (Life Without Buildings), repeating "I'm fucked up" for as much of a percussive effect as an emotional one. Coasting on volume swells and whirring sound effects, the title track finds a point where Braids capture a woozy warmth not far removed from a more tactile take on Animal Collective circa Feels. But within what could scan like post-coital calm, the lyrics drop their often coy logic puzzles for about as straightforward of a cry for sexual need and desire as you'll hear in indie rock.

Immediately thereafter, "Lammicken" deeply upsets the mood and throws Native Speaker into a stark relief. "I can't stop it," Standell-Preston repeats as she navigates a hall of funhouse mirrors with only that line to comfort her, her vocals warping and rising. Native Speaker tails off slightly thereafter almost out of necessity, yet it reaches a fitting conclusion with the distant drones of instrumental "Little Hand". Native Speaker is by nature elliptical, never seeking out a final word even as it converses with itself, almost as if it's meant to be played as a loop, something that can begin as soon as it ends.

Native Speaker Tracklist:
1. Lemonade
2. Plath Heart
3. Glass Deers
4. Native Speaker
5. Lammicken
6. Same Mum
7. Little Hand



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