Featured label #6: Own Records

Una selezione di MP3 dal catalogo Own Records, etichetta con sede a Esch/Alzette (Lussemburgo) e casa, tra gli altri, di Gregor Samsa, Firekites, Talons, Uzi & Ari.

RestGregor Samsa
“Jeroen Van Aken” (MP3)
from “Rest”
(Own Records)
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The BoweryFirekites
“Same Suburb Different Park” (MP3)
from “The Bowery”
(Own Records)

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Songs for BabesTalons’
“Cole” (MP3)
from “Songs for Babes”
(Own Records)

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HeadwormsUzi & Ari
“Wolf Eggs” (MP3)
from “Headworms”
(Own Records)

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(ancora su..) The Builder

Lo avevamo accennato lo scorso settembre ed oggi andiamo con l’ufficialità. Rick Alverson, in fuga temporanea dai meravigliosi Spokane, ha terminato il suo primo film come regista. La pellicola si intitola “The Builder” e, nella colonna sonora, si avvale di nomi da circoletto rosso e garanzia assoluta. Oltre agli inevitabili Spokane sono stati della partita: Gregor Samsa, Bon Iver, Pan American e Robert Donne.

Following an Irish immigrant carpenter from coastal Queens to the Catskills and beyond, THE BUILDER is an American existential portrait that explores the gulf between the idea of a thing and the thing itself. Having set off to the New York countryside to construct a reproduction of the earliest of american cape houses, the protagonist (Colm O’Leary) finds himself overcome by an inexplicable fatigue. Debts and expectations mount alongside the crudest and most naive of deceptions, that of both self and of family. As the chasm grows the Builder finds himself confronted by the unnerving ambivalence of the world around him.

Il trailer del film:

Website: The Builder Film

MySpace: Spokane

Website: Spokane

Of information and belief (dischi, concerti e video dell’anno)

#1 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band – 13 Blues For Thirteen Moons (Constellation)
ascolta: MP3 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La BandBlindBlindBlind

#2 Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power And The Amorphous Strums – Dark Developments (Orange Twin)
ascolta: MP3 Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power And The Amorphous StrumsAnd How

#3 Micah P. Hinson – And The Red Empire Orchestra (Full Time Hobby)
ascolta: MP3 Micah P. HinsonI Keep Havin’ These Dreams

#4 Matt Elliott – Howling Songs (Ici D’Ailleurs)
ascolta: MP3 Matt ElliottA Broken Flamenco

#5 Gregor Samsa – Rest (Own Records)
ascolta: MP3 Gregor SamsaJeroen Van Aken

#6 Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling (Matador)
ascolta: MP3 MogwaiScotland’s Shame

#7 Damien Jurado – Caught In The Trees (Secretly Canadian)
ascolta: MP3 Damien JuradoGillian Was A Horse

#8 David Grubbs – An Optimist Notes the Dusk (Drag City)
ascolta: MP3 David GrubbsAn Optimist Declines

#9 Neil Halstead – Oh! Mighty Engine (Bushfire Records)
ascolta: MP3 Neil HalsteadPaint A Face

#10 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
ascolta: MP3 Bon IverSkinny Love

#11 Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw (Constellation)
ascolta: MP3 TindersticksThe Hungry Saw

#12 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – S/T (Say Hey Records)
ascolta: MP3 Miles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonBuriedfed

#13 Goldmund – The Malady Of Elegance (Type Records)
ascolta: MP3 GoldmundImage-Autumn-Womb

#14 Alexander Tucker – Portal (Atp)
ascolta:MP3 Alexander TuckerVeins To The Sky

#15 Balmorhea – River Arms (Western Vinyl)
ascolta: MP3 BalmorheaThe Winter

#16 Thank You – Terrible Two (Thrill Jockey)
ascolta: MP3 Thank YouEmpty Legs

#17 Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)
ascolta: MP3 Silver JewsSuffering Jukebox

#18 Desolation Wilderness – White Light Strobing (K Records)
ascolta: MP3 Desolation WildernessAnd All The Boys Looked

#19 Thalia Zedek Band – Liars And Prayers (Thrill Jockey)
ascolta: MP3 Thalia Zedek BandLower Allston

#20 Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra – Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey)
ascolta: MP3 Bill Dixon With Exploding Star OrchestraEntrances-One

Concerti

Polvo@ ATP Curated By Explosions In The Sky-Minehead
Smog@ Bronson-Madonna Dell’Albero
Micah P. Hinson@ Soundlabs-Roseto Degli Abruzzi
Explosions In The Sky @ Atp Curated By Explosions In The Sky-Minehead
Silver Jews-Phosphorescent@ Atp Curated By Explosions In The Sky-Minehead

And now for something completely different: i miei album ed E.P. dell’anno

#1 Frontier Ruckus – The Orion Songbook (Quite Scientific) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Frontier RuckusOrion Town 2

#2 Astronautalis – Pomegranate (Eyeball Records) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Astronautalis The Story Of My Life

#3 A Weather – Cove (Team Love) [post]
ascolta: MP3 A WeatherOh My Stars

#4 Sun Kil Moon – April (Caldo Verde)
ascolta: MP3 Sun Kil MoonHeron Blue

#5 The Bookhouse Boys – S/T (Black Records) [post]
ascolta: The Bookhouse BoysThe Valley

#6 Blind Pilot – 3 Rounds And A Sound (Expunged Records)
ascolta: MP3 Blind PilotThe Story I Heard

#7 Shearwater – Rook (Matador)
ascolta: MP3 ShearwaterLeviathan, Bound

#8 The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns (self-released) [post]
ascolta: MP3 The Rural Alberta AdvantageDon’t Haunt This Place

#9 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – S/T (Say Hey Records) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Miles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonBuriedfed

#10 Gregor Samsa – Rest (Own Records)
ascolta: MP3 Gregor SamsaJeroen Van Aken

#11 Dark Captain Light Captain – Miracle Kicker (Loaf) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Dark Captain Light Captain Circles

#12 Damien Jurado – Caught In The Trees (Secretly Canadian) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Damien JuradoGillian Was A Horse

#13 Eef Barzelay – Lose Big (429 Records) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Eef Barzelay Lose Big

#14 The New Year – S/T (Touch and Go) [post]
ascolta: MP3 The New YearThe Company I Can Get

#15 Baseball – Animal Kingdom (Stomp)
ascolta: MP3 Baseball Soft Boy Factory

#16 Schvendes – Sweet Talk Your Enemies (Good Cop Bad Cop)
ascolta: MP3 SchvendesSmall Mercies Sweet Graves

#17 The Olympic Symphonium – More In Sorrow Than In Anger (Forward Music Group)
ascolta: MP3 The Olympic SymphoniumIntentions Alone

#18 Vanilla Swingers – S/T (Radio Ballads) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Vanilla SwingersGoodbye Lennon

#19 Lotte Kestner – China Mountain (self-released)
ascolta: MP3 Lotte KestnerTemperature

#20 Windy & Carl – Songs For The Broken Hearted (Kranky)
ascolta: MP3 Windy & CarlSnow Covers Everything

E.P.

#1 Brian Borcherdt – Coyotes (Hand Drawn Dracula) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Brian BorcherdtEvil Twin

#2 Screaming Tea Party – Golden Blue (Stolen Recordings) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Screaming Tea PartyGolden Blue

#3 Honey Pine Dresser – Island Gardens (self-released) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Honey Pine DresserJellyfish

#4 Surf City – Surf City EP (Morr Music) [post]
ascolta: MP3 Surf CityHeadin’ Inside

#5 Falcon – Falcon EP (self-released)
ascolta: MP3 FalconThe Sandfighter

The Builder

Gli Spokane di Rick Alverson ed i Gregor Samsa hanno spesso collaborato insieme, per amicizia, gusto e provenienza comune (Richmond, Virginia). Rick, inoltre, si occupa di regia e non a caso ha girato il video di Jeroen Van Aken, tratto da Rest, ultima uscita della band di Nikki King e Champ Bennett.
Fermato per qualche tempo il progetto Spokane (lo splendido Little Hours è del 2007) Alverson ha deciso di affrontare una vera e propria prova cinematografica, attualmente in fase di produzione, intitolata The Builder. E a dargli una mano non potevano mancare i Gregor Samsa, che si saranno pure trasferiti a New York, ma Richmond non l’hanno dimenticata.

MP3 SpokaneThankless Marriage
MySpace Spokane
MySpaceGregor Samsa
Video Jeroen Van Aken- Gregor Samsa, diretto da Rick Alverson