Fri 28 Oct 2005
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OK, I know you’ve been waiting breathless to get my verdict on the latest Jan Jelinek album Kosmischer Pitch. So here it is: The album is unmistakably Jelinek in it’s whole vibe, rhythm and tone. And even if typically non-spectacular, Jelinek still manage to produce very pleasing yet subtle music with loads of hardly detectable but rewardingly interesting details. You still shouldn’t confuse the ‘soulful’ laptop of Jelinek with crowd-pleasing mainstream. This is a very fine balance betweenexample of soft avantgarde and accessible minimalism. The theme krautrock is funny and moderately successful as a signature sound. Some tru rock energy would have been very interesting. Though we are more in the field of straight forward tracks (with rhythmic pulse) than experimental soundscapes, I’m not familiar enough with German 70′ies rock to appreciate any allusions. Overall, the album is good for beginners and a must have for die hard fans of Jelinek I think.
Now we’re at it, I probably should mention the latest Boards of Canada, which is their first that doesn’t annoy me. Actually, I’ve heard it several times now. However, as a quite ‘cold’ version of Manual or Fennez I still don’t quite get why they have such a large audience and firm grip on reviewers. At least this album has some warmth to it that enables you to feel slightly human while listening.
Last, the Culture Box show Friday was a mixed experience. The Hobby (Thomas Knak) hosted session downstairs provided for a lot of interesting experiences, Safety Scissors went from feeble bass playing nerd to a very convincing artist but Deadbeat gave a quite predictable ‘dance’ show. He got the job of playing last and probably decided just to add some bass and volume to get through to the audieence. But that’s not interesting for the listeners among us.
Tue 18 Oct 2005
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Picking up my tickets for Friday’s concert with Deadbeat and other niceties at Culture Box I finally had the chance to visit Amoeba. The combination of record-shop, cafe/bar and cool hang-around spot with powerful WiFi is surely seen before, and even if the place still leaves a little to desire (in terms of variety and novelty of music, prices) it is still a long missed place in Copenhagen. Reminds one of the glory days of Brooklyn….. I’ll sure put it on my mandatory hype list for a period. So, please join in and go spread the word to make sure this place matures and stays in the heart of Copenhagen. Start by visting: http://www.ameobarecordshop.dk/
Mon 17 Oct 2005
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I got a nice email today asking me to spread the word,that a new Danish Mac blog has been born. It is actually a collective blog written by a number of Mac enthusiasts and it is called Cupertino. Go there, if 1) you know Danish 2) you own one of them apple-things, 3) you’re not annoyed to death by the self-sufficient Cult-of-Mac or 4) you are annoyed to death by the self-sufficient Cult-of-Mac but need good ideas how to create the ultimate Mac-virus. Now I’ve done it, the word is out: http://www.cupertino.dk/
Mon 17 Oct 2005
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Oh yeah, I got to tell you: I got married to beautiful Louise, my love for eleven years, last Saturday (08.10.05). We had a marvellous wedding (also according to our guests). Now, everything is back to normal except that we are some money shorter and lots of memories richer.
Mon 17 Oct 2005
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Today (I’m almost certain that) WMW signed a publishing deal with EMI, as they – along with a lot of us – are pretty (read conservatively) sure, that WMW will sell worldwide. The deal means that EMI get part of the share long term by putting down a couple of peanuts right now. Well, at least the excuse for not knowing WMW is getting thinner and thinner and thinner. BTW, WMW’s video is now playing on MTV2, they played at BBC Radio One last wednesday and this Thursday they’re going on a two week tour around Europe. As always, check them out at http://www.whomadewho.dk