Amatorski "Impatience" limited-edition DVDThe classiest & most delicate Belgian band around lifts the veil on a wilder side of its music with a limited-edition DVD of a special performance inspired by an experimental movie from 1928.
During Winter 2011/2012, Amatorski created a special live show for which they wrote original music to accompany "Impatience", the film directed in 1928 by Charles Dekeukeleire, an unsung hero of early experimental cinema.
Influenced by the ideas of Futurist and Dadaist artists, Dekeukeleire wanted to create 'pure cinema'. He was only 23 when he directed "Impatience", his second film, which some international film historians place on the same level as Luis Buñuel's Un chien andalou. The film is built around four series of images: 'a motorbike, a woman, a mountain and abstract blocks'. There is no linear storyline, yet the treatment and combination of the elements (human, machine, nature, speed, shapes) is eerily poetic and echoes the works of modernist painters, musicians and writers of that period.
Amatorski wrote a magnificent new soundtrack for the film, a continuous, 36-minute piece which includes abstract sonic textures as well as soaring, enchanting melodies. The show (which was performed on a 30-date theatre tour) consisted of a screening of the movie with a simultaneous live performance of the soundtrack.
Amatorski are now delighted to release "Impatience", a great final stage to round off what has already been an amazing year 2013, which saw the international release of their debut album "TBC", the launch of their award-winning interactive online project "Deleting Borders", the release of a remix album ("re:tbc"), and a series of shows around Europe which garnered them an increasing number of devoted followers.
This limited-edition DVD, includes:
1. Amatorski's live performance of the soundtrack at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels
2. The original 1928 film, accompanied by the soundtrack
3. A coupon with a unique code for downloading the audio soundtrack
JUANA MOLINA : New album, limited 2LP, European DatesThe bewitching JUANA MOLINA is back with "Wed 21", a terrific album, in which all the various threads she's previously explored are masterfully woven together with new elements to create a mischievous, playful, joyous series of songs, brimming with surprises.
On October 28th, we're releasing "WED 21", the new recording by Juana Molina, in three formats: CD, digital download, and as a special, limited edition vinyl 2 LP (only 500 copies pressed worldwide!)
We invite you to order yours here.
Here are some of the first press reactions:
The 1st single, "Eras", was named "Best New Track" by Pitchfork
A twisting, live wire of a song that takes the listener's attention hostage and runs off into the woods (Pitchfork)
Eerie, hypnotic, building to increasingly haunting heights (Spin)
This might be her best work yet. Good to have her back (Mixmag, UK)
Juana Molina has stepped beyond the boundary of self to become the presiding authority for a genre (Arts Desk, UK)
On an evolutionary journey of her own devising…Transportative, like a fantastic fable…like all good storytellers, Molina's gift is in the delivery (Pitchfork)
... It's as if extra-terrestrials have had a bash at making contemporary Earthling pop music but didn't quite nail it.And in this instance that's a charming if slightly sinister thing. (The Independent, UK)
In perfect Juana Molina form (NPR First Listen)
More info on Juana Molina and "Wed 21" here.
Juana launches her World tour in Paris the 26th of October,
The first excerpt from CIBELLE's new album!!∆UNBINDING∆ will be an excursion in retrofuturist dance music
As imaginative and unpredictable as always, Cibelle pairs up with mysterious UK producer Klose for her 4th album, in which she journeys back to her electronic roots for a fascinating excursion in retrofuturist dance music, orbiting somewhere between mutant R'n'B Garage pop and an as-yet-unheard-of strain of abstract electronica overflowing with hooks.
Entitled ∆UNBINDING∆, the album drops on September 30th.
Listen to BREATHIN and watch this video, concocted by none other than Cibelle's avatar.
New SKIP&DIE "Riots In The Jungle" Special Edition 2LP & 2CD releaseWe here at Crammed Discs can't get enough of SKIP&DIE their infectious beats & amazing live concerts... So, to help you in your search for more, we present a special re-release of their epic debut album: "RIOTS IN THE JUNGLE"
This unique collection has been pressed in two versions: Version 1: A special, limited-edition gatefold double vinyl LP - (Only 300 available)
LP 1 is pressed on opaque cannabis-colored vinyl,
and LP 2 is a lavender vinyl riot.
Each cover is individually numbered in gold.
This double album features three songs not included on the first pressing:
two tracks from their 1st single "Muti Murder" & "Get Your Braai On" (two highlights from their live set)
and the previously uneleased "Zumzuma".
Version 2: A new double CD jewel box
In addition to newly redesigned graphics on the "Riots In the Jungle" CD face,
this version has a second disc ("Bonus Riots") featuring the three bonus songs from the double LP
and three music videos in HD: "Love Jihad", "Jungle Riot", & "Anti-Capitalista".
These two versions are available now for pre-order
before their release date of the 24th of June.
Reserve your copy now before they are all sold out !
16/06 NL Rotterdam : Rotterdam Unlimited
20/06 FR Villeurbanne : Les Invites De Villeurbanne
21/06 DE Duisburg : Traumzeit Festival
22/06 FR Audincourt : Rencontres Et Racines
27/06 NL Amsterdam : Red Bull Soundclash, Melkweg
28/06 FR Paris : Solidays
29/06 FR Marmande : Garorock
30/06 NL Den Haag : Parkpop Festival
11/07 BE Liège : Les Ardentes
12/07 SK Trencin: Pohoda Festival
13/07 NL Utrecht : Cross Culture festival
14/07 FR Montmartin-Sur-Mer : Chauffer dans la Noirceur
17/07 ES Huesca : Pirineos Sur
19/07 ES Murcia : La Mar De Mùsicas
21/07 FR Carhaix : Vieilles Charrues
25/07 CH Nyon : Paleo Festival
26/07 BE Gent : Vooruit - 10 Days Off
27/07 PT Sines : FMM Sines
31/07 ES Burriana : Arenal Sound
02/08 FR Aulnoye Aymeries : Festival Les Nuits Secretes
03/08 FR Saint-Nazaire : Les Escales
04/08 BE Floreffe : Esperanzah
09/08 HU Budapest : Sziget Festival
10/08 NL Wateringen : Waterpop
11/08 FR Paimpol : Festival de Paimpol
16/08 DE Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg : MS Dockville
17/08 DE Bremen : Funkhaus
23/08 GB Northamptonshire : Shambala Festival
24/08 NL Haarlemmermeer : Misteryland
30/08 IE Stradbally, Co. Laois : Electric Picnic
31/08 GB Jersey : Jersey Live festival
01/09 GB Jersey : Jersey Live festival
13/09 RU St Petersburg : EthnoMechanica
14/09 RU Moscow : Gorky Park
MAÏA VIDAL makes a "Big Shift" with her new video and Summer concert seriesSee the impressive new video from "Spaces", the second album by the rising young French-American artist.
The album's lyrical themes, revolving around the ideas of movement and change, are encapsulated in this song, "The Big Shift".
This music video, directed by Joana Colomar (director of Maïa Vidal's "Follow Me" music video) and Pablo Maestres (nominated for this year's Young Directors Awards), is a metaphoric exercise depicting the need for a radical change: a sleeping world awakes, and a new order gradually emerges. Mountains rising at the singer's will, a group of dancers opening up as if they were a flower: these all become symbolic instruments in this beautiful voyage, during which the hidden becomes revealed, the new supersedes the old.
Be a part of the excitement at one of Maïa's upcoming Summer concerts
22/06 BE Charleroi Eden - Fête de la Musique
24/06 ES Banyoles Festival de la Veu
06/07 ES Barcelona Festival Cruilla
12/07 SK Trencin Pohoda Festival
03/08 CZ Prague Sazava Festival
07/09 NL Vlieland Into the Great Wide Open
13/09 RO Timisoara Plai Festival
14/09 RO Timisoara Plai Festival
15/09 RO Timisoara Plai Festival
CRAMMED DISCS Mini-Festival à Paris6 juin, 20h : MAÏA VIDAL ///////// 7 juin, 19h30 : AMATORSKI puis YASMINE HAMDAN (feat. Marc Collin de Nouvelle Vague)
Deux soirées pour découvrir les nouvelles pépites Crammed...
06/06 20h @ La Boule Noire, 118 Bd Rochechouart, 75018
Nouvel album: "Spaces"
La jeune franco-américaine est une magicienne (Les Inrocks),
une vagabonde céleste, dont la musique étrangement onirique (Vibrations)
évoque à la fois Camille, Feist et Regina Spektor (Buzz, UK)
07/06 19h30 @ La Boule Noire, 118 Bd Rochechouart, 75018
Album disponible: "TBC"
Le meilleur groupe belge du moment (The Guardian, UK)
Voix magnétique… hymnes ensorceleurs… une classe folle (Les Inrocks)
On songe à Björk, Sigur Ros, Portishead… (Télérama)
Album disponible: "Ya Nass"
Avant de la voir chanter dans le nouveau film de Jim Jarmusch,
découvrez l'envoûtante icône de la musique underground moyen-orientale,
ses mélodies sensuelles (Vibrations) et sa folk-pop ondoyante (Les Inrocks)
Locations et infos sur les concerts:
YASMINE HAMDAN's London debut turning heads"The modern face of Arabic music" (The Guardian) is taking England by storm.
From radio to print, England has responded with a flurry of interviews and reviews of her "Ya Nass" album. A featured artist on BBC2's "Later with Jools Holland" (May 21 and 24), her "deliciously smoky voice, mingling old Arabic song with her own compositions, and embracing unexpected musical experimentation" (The Guardian) has set alight the English press, including a full page story in the Daily Telegraph, entitled "If you can feel the emotion, then it's for you"
Yasmine's storm of England continues:
24 MAY - BBC TWO TV "Later... with Jools Holland"
30 MAY - CONCERT @ THE ISLINGTON, LONDON N1 0XT
1 JUNE - BBC RADIO 4 "LOOSE ENDS" (6.20 pm)
2 JUNE - BBC RADIO 3 "WORLD ON 3" (10 pm)
And we proudly announce Yasmine's return to the UK in October:
17 OCT - CONCERT @ BUSH HALL, LONDON W12
SKIP&DIE pursue their irresistible ascentand bring their wild (political) party spirit to festival stages all across Europe
After their superb shows at Bourges, Brussels (Botanique) & Berlin, the mighty combo fronted by South African vocalist/visual artist Cata.Pirata is embarking on a new leg of their tour, which includes dates at major festivals such as The Great Escape (GB), Art Rock, Musiques Metisses and Europavox (FR), Sonar (ES), Solidays and Vieilles Charrues (FR), Parkpop (NL), Paleo (CH), Pohoda (SK), Esperanzah (BE), Sziget (HU) and more.
More details on the shows here
A special edition of the band's album "Riots in the Jungle" will be coming out in June. It will include two tracks from their deleted 1st single ("Muti Murder" and "Get Your Braai On", which originally came out digitally in 2011, on Dutch electronic music label Bmkltsch, and are still two highlights of their live set), and well as a previously- unreleased track, "Zumzuma". This edition will be available on vinyl (limited 2LP edition) and as a CD with a bonus DVD also including the three SKIP&DIE videos.
Meanwhile, the glowing review of the band's show at Nuits Botanique (BE) in French daily Libération can be found here (and the band's videos are also accessible from that page).
Crammed takes over the Nuits Botanique Festival…SKIP&DIE, La Chiva Gantiva, Maïa Vidal, Yasmine Hamdan all appear on May 4 & 5. Watch the video invitation by the artists!
Our favorite Brussels Town Spring festival, the ever-exciting Nuits Botanique, starts on May 3. Come see Maïa Vidal on the opening night (at La Rotonde), and don't miss the exciting Crammed triple bill on May 4, with Yasmine Hamdan (feat. Marc Collin from Nouvelle Vague), Skip&Die and La Chiva Gantiva (Orangerie).
May 3: Maïa Vidal
May 4: Yasmine Hamdan, SKIP&DIE & La Chiva Gantiva
Join AMATORSKI's new interactive projectDeleting Borders enables the public to create a unique version of their new song online, and will also spawn 2 special performances in April.
To start with, they want to give you the opportunity to co-create with them. If you go to deletingborders.com you can hear a new song and you can make your own personal version by putting dots on the sequencer, creating a unique pattern of sounds, and a beautiful colour pattern based on your own picture.
It's easier if you just see it. Try it out at Deleting Borders.
They will use your image creations during their new live shows in Antwerp and Amsterdam. Please join the Facebook event in Antwerp or Amsterdam and you might recognise your own photo during the show.
Don't miss out on this unique experience !