Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

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“Bridges To Buenos Aires” is the latest concert film release from The Rolling Stones’ archive. The full-length show from their five night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina’s capital city has been restored in full, and features a very special guest appearance from Bob Dylan.

Filmed on April 5th 1998, by this point, the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan. Amongst many highlights in this show, special guest Bob Dylan joins the band onstage at River Plate for a unique performance of his classic ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. The band only played a further two dates in South America on the triumphant, year long Bridges To Babylon tour, before they headed back to North America, and Europe.

Filmed on April 5th 1998, by this point, the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan. Amongst many highlights in this show, special guest Bob Dylan joins the band onstage at River Plate for a unique performance of his classic ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. The band only played a further two dates in South America on the triumphant, year long Bridges To Babylon tour, before they headed back to North America, and Europe.

A new trailer for Bridges to Buenos Aires features a few snippets of Dylan’s appearance, while it also teases renditions of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Flip the Switch” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Bridges to Buenos Aires is to be released as a two CD set with either a DVD or Blu-ray. It will also be issued on digital video, digital audio and a limited edition translucent blue, 180 gram triple vinyl LP. The concert film was restored from the original master tapes, while the audio was remixed and remastered from the live multitrack recordings.

The band only played a further two dates in South America on the triumphant, year long Bridges To Babylon tour, before they headed back to North America, and Europe.

The bewitching Argentine singer, songwriter is known for her distinctive experimental pop sound

Juana’s music flows from her acoustic guitar – off-kilter electronic sounds and rhythms and a vast, strangely comforting plethora of noises from flora and fauna – while her voice is soothing and mesmeric. Segundo, Juana’s wonderful second album, is bubbling with joy underpinned by gentle grace.

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Originally released September 1st, 2000

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She’s back with yet another masterpiece album, overflowing with emotions, musical ideas and mysterious atmospheres. With Halo, Juana Molina picks up where she left off with her previous acclaimed album , and shows once more that she really is “on an evolutionary journey of her own devising”, which has brought the “eerie, hypnotic” music on each of her albums “to increasingly haunting heights.

“Halo” is Juana Molina’s seventh album, it contains twelve songs and was recorded in her home studio outside of Buenos Aires, and at Sonic Ranch Studio in Texas, with contributions by Odin Schwartz & Diego Lopez de Arcaute (who have both been playing live with Juana for a number of years), and Eduardo Bergallo (who has taken part in the mixing of her previous albums), with Deerhoof’s John Dieterich making a guest appearance in a couple of tracks.

There’s another type of musician, the singer/songwriter-type, who writes a poem or lyrics through which they want to express something, and are doing that in the context of music. So of course that reaches many more people, but in a different, verbal way. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t know the lyrics of the songs I love the most. I only notice lyrics when I don’t like them, and I’m very much into this abstract part of the music—when it has its own language and you don’t need verbal language. Language is so arbitrary that to define an emotion, you have to translate into words. If you’re not an amazing poet, you can’t do that. If you can’t do that, then lyrics are a problem to me. I always try to disguise the lyrics in the melody. They need to sound like the melody did when it still didn’t have the lyrics. The words need to fulfill the same function that the wordless melody did when I first made it up. That’s why in many of my songs I don’t sing lyrics because I couldn’t find anything better than the first sounds I recorded. When the idea is there, I interpret the idea with whatever I have on hand.

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This year has been exhilarating. I played fewer venues than on my previous tour, and the gigs have been so much better, the audience, the crowds that came were bigger. This year I grew as a live musician. All those fears that I’ve had since I was a little girl, they’re almost gone, but it’s taken me my whole life to get rid of them. I can see the joy of the audience now and compare it to how they reacted before. It’s so different that I would like to knock on the door of everyone who went to my previous shows and say, “Please, may I invite you to this new one. This one you will enjoy…” I think in the quality is so much better, three million times better now. I feel it while I’m playing and with the other musicians I’m playing with. I think I’m transmitting something that I wasn’t able to transmit before. I used to feel that only a few people in the audience were attentive enough to read what I was trying to say but it wasn’t an immediate connection. And now I do have that connection.

The most important thing is that I’ve grown not as a musician, but as a person on stage. I am able to do what I have to do and have fun and make people have a good time. So it’s like a feedback loop that comes and goes between them and me, at the end of the show everyone is happy that I wouldn’t change for the world.

This year something happened. I loosened a lot—I don’t know what was there that was holding me back. I’m not saying I’m at my peak because there’s more to come but I think there’s something new and I think it’s shown in the past three months only. I remember a terrible show we had where nothing worked, they hadn’t rented our keyboards, we didn’t have any instruments to do the show. And it was an important show at a festival and it was the most ridiculous thing where you had a turning stage so we were there still trying to figure out what to do and all of a sudden the stage turned and we were in front of all these people. It’s like OK, what do we do? And it was one of the best shows ever because we had to make everything up, on the spot. I only had the guitar and some effects and the keyboard player just had a keyboard he had to make something up with that. And a drummer. So I sang things that are usually played with other instruments. I don’t know what we did but it was magical. It was so good. I thought we should always have a surprise like this, so we have to improvise. It’s like jumping from a trampoline and you don’t know how deep the water is.

The bewitching Argentine singer, songwriter is known for her distinctive experimental pop sound

Juana Molina has ploughed a furrow of fulsome, hypnotic electronic folk for some time now, and the harvest she yields just gets better. It’s up against some strong competition, but Halo is a strong candidate for Molina’s best record to date

She’s back with yet another masterpiece album, overflowing with emotions, musical ideas and mysterious atmospheres. With Halo, Juana Molina picks up where she left off with her previous acclaimed album Wed 21, and shows once more that she really is “on an evolutionary journey of her own devising”, which has brought the “eerie, hypnotic” music on each of her albums “to increasingly haunting heights .

“Halo” is Juana Molina’s seventh album, it contains twelve songs and was recorded in her home studio outside of Buenos Aires, and at Sonic Ranch Studio in Texas, with contributions by Odin Schwartz & Diego Lopez de Arcaute (who have both been playing live with Juana for a number of years), and Eduardo Bergallo (who has taken part in the mixing of her previous albums), with Deerhoof’s John Dieterich making a guest appearance in a couple of tracks.

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Following the release of ‘Total Exposure’ the fiery Argentinian grrl group Las Kellies return with new album ‘Friends & Lovers’ set for release in late October 2016.

No one does infectious garage-pop as well as Argentinian trio Las Kellies.

For their third album, the recently released Friends & Lovers, Argentina’s Las Kellies are down one Kelly (former bassist Betty), but Silvina Costa (drums) and Cecilia Kelly (guitar) continue to rock on with their own special brand of garage and psychedelic rock with a bit of dubby new wave, along with new bassist Manuela Ducatenzeiler.  There is less of the latter on this album, but Las Kellies‘ proficiency and growing confidence make for a satisfying listen in the garage/psychedelic rock groove as well.

The band doesn’t move to a new plane with this album, but they were already very good, so that would have been a high bar.  Long time fans will be pleased, and prospective fans should find a lot to like.  If Las Kellies have a special sauce, it is that they understand that the kids want to dance. And the band wants the kids that want to dance to be able to dance.  As an example, check out “I’m On Fire” below.

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New single Celebrate Life is also the perfect case in point – an irresistible combination of buzzsaw garage rhythms and doo-wop pop harmonies.

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The single is taken from the new record Friends & Lovers out now on Fire Records. They tour Europe in November. They release ‘Make It Real’ 30th September.

Tour Dates
06 Nov: Moth Club, London, UK
07 Nov: The Hope, Brighton, UK
08 Nov: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK
09 Nov: The Bassment, Chelmsford, UK
10 Nov: Night & Day, Manchester, UK
11 Nov: Arden Arms, Halifax, UK
12 Nov: The Tin at The Coal Vaults, Coventry, UK
13 Nov: The Ferret, Preston
14 Nov: Harley, Sheffield, UK
15 Nov: Oporto, Leeds, UK
16 Nov: Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland

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We announce the release of  ‘ Smoke Beach “ (cr020)
The first long-play album from KILL WEST, who editaremos in conjunction with Volante Discos and out onto the street in june.  Kill West are a dirty rumbling wall of attitude . Kill West, a psych band coming out of Argentina, with the opening track of their eponymously titled EP, “Highway Mind”. It has the laid back louche feel of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the snarling guitar attack of The Cramps. Second track, “Freedom Ride” offers no respite other than to ramp up the proceedings – here collecting a little Jesus and Mary Chain and The Dandy Warhols along the way with the keys proving a more noticeable underlying bedrock to the wall of noise guitars.

Lazy Eye” buries the vocals way back in the mix – more so than the previous tracks – but you can sense the sweet vocal melodies that play deep below the reverb-soaked guitars. The EP closes with “Silver Trees”, a song that lulls you in with a synth opening that soon warps into a rolling, thundering twin guitar onslaught.”

As a bonus, just for this vinyl release, we have the extra track “Signs”, an epic soundscape which is due to feature on their debut album coming later this year.