Posts Tagged ‘list’

Best Tracks of 2013

I was invited to play my favorite music of 2013 on The AP Hour, ARTxFM.com radio, 12/26/13. Here are the 13 tracks that I picked, with an additional 74 minutes that I could not fit into the 1-hour show. YouTube, Spotify, and Rdio playlists embedded below.

BEYONCÉ 2013 video album, YouTube previews (in order)

The official Beyoncé YouTube page has posted these 30-second preview tracks (released Friday, December 13, 2013). Here they are in the order they appear on the DVD; the director(s) are listed after each song title. It’s also worth checking out the “Self-Titled” mini art features that followed the release of the album.

A few album ratings – Part 7

********** 10 James Brown – Love Power Peace, Live at the Olympia, Paris 1971 (June 1992, soul) ********* 9 Motor City Drum Ensemble – DJ-Kicks (July 2011, house, soul) ********* 9 Young Galaxy – Ultramarine (April 2013, dream pop) ********* 9 Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline (April 2007, ambient) […]

Collecting Images of Liberation (Befrielsesbilleder, 1982)

It is a challenge* to find commentary online about Lars von Trier’s film school graduation piece, Befrielsesbilleder (translated as Image of Relief / Liberation Pictures/Photos or variants of these words). Without giving away too much of the plot—is there one?—I’ve attempted to collect as much information about the film that I could dig up. Take […]

Kirkeby’s panoramas in von Trier’s *Breaking the Waves*

Per Kirkeby has created unforgettable works of art, some of which were commissioned for three of Lars von Trier’s films. After watching all of von Trier’s theatrical releases over the last three months, I kept returning to Kirkeby’s digitally-altered landscapes in Breaking the Waves (1996) for inspiration. To avoid spoilers, I’m including screenshots only of […]

Forecastle 2013 artists playlist

155 songs and over 11 hours of music on Mog.com in preparation for Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 12-14.* Used by permission from The Forecastle Festival I’m hoping Robert Plant will play a Zeppelin tune or two, like this totally reconfigured “Black Dog” performance last year. I’m not even going to mention any other “must see” […]