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December 6, 2013
November 18, 2013
November 14, 2013
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
Komunistický manifest (Das kommunistische Manifest), WV 100 (1932)
0:00 – I. Je svrchovaný čas (It is high time)
6:45 – II. Naše je země (Ours is the world)
21:22 – III. To je náš cíl! (That is just what we intend!)
33:44 – IV. Spojte se! (Unite!)
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (?)
November 13, 2013
November 10, 2013
the domus archive of composer graham newcater is here: https://digital.lib.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.2/2614
November 5, 2013
November 1, 2013
October 28, 2013
October 26, 2013
October 24, 2013
Journey To The Self: an intimate portrait of jaspar lepak is helgé janssen’s astonishing portrait of a singer-songwriter whose life provides an apt metonym for our times. Her exquisitely beautiful voice plangently declares that “all of this violence we witness to women is the shame that we carry for bearing the fruit”, situating misogyny in the crucible of judeo-christian theosophy. Lepak talks about “the sense of loss of growing up in a religion where the pronoun is masculine” and humbly states, “this world wasn’t made for such sensitive things” (as women). “I’m tired of violence being entertainment” she is not ashamed to declare and watching this labour of love that is indeed intimately filmed by janssen, on the same day, as i did, as i watched the ghastly new isaac mutant video, kak stirvy (dookoom), i couldn’t help thinking how utterly lost this country is.
Lepak’s world is a realm outside of the machinations of the marketplace; “i’m still trying to figure out how to be in the world”. Unfortunately the world as it is is not a place any sensitive person would choose to be in/ But we don’t have a choice do we? Janssen made a choice the moment he heard Lepak’s voice at a live concert, he chose to follow her rigorously, filming gigs, recording sessions, soundchecks and, most presciently, a series of intimate conversations with the singer that make you feel like you’re sitting next to her and she’s talking to you for the first time about subjects that are of grave import to her, that are necessary. How she overcame her shyness, “the voice really got stuck inside”, and found her singing voice is a section of the film that will grab you by the throat and have you swallowing back tears and the descriptions of her fight to battle an eating disorder cannot but bring to mind the tragedy of karen carpenter and her battle against anorexia nervosa. “Hunger is a voice that needs to be listened to.” Indeed.
Journey to the self is a film that needs to be seen.
contact Helgé Janssen for your copy : email@example.com
October 21, 2013
October 20, 2013
October 16, 2013
October 5, 2013
September 28, 2013
September 25, 2013
Born To Be Black Big Band Celebration of the Conscious Soul playing the music of the great Bra Louis Tebogo Moholo Moholo:
A Big Band Celebration of the Conscious Soul.
Veteran South African drummer Louis Tebogo Moholo-Moholo and his newly formed South African ensemble vows to capture the essence and vitality of the rampaging spirit of his old band The Blue Notes.
As the last surviving member of the fabled Blue Notes, whose unyielding, exhilarating, and revolutionary music struck a deep and resounding chord with European audiences that was both pure and original in its spirit.
Moholo-Moholo, now in his 70s, will conduct from within the walls of the characteristically quirky TRUE ITALICS (formally known as Friedas on no 15 Bree St, Cape Town). His beats comprise a sparse chatter of ebb and flow dynamics, combined with raucous fills on bass drum and tom. Combining sweet melodrama and old-style dexterity, Moholo-Moholo will lead an ensemble of some of Cape Town’s youngest and brightest musicians, such as Mandisi Dyantis, Mandla Mlangeni, Bhekumuzi Mkwane, and Sebastian Schuster (Germany). The performance will be expanded by an eight horn section, a rhythm section featuring piano, bass, drums, with Moholo-Moholo as soloist and conductor.
Performance commences at 21h00, tickets will be sold at the door (R80). Bookings and inquiries contact CJ Carol at 021 418 7655 or 072 141 5359, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Band line up is as follows:
Bra Louis Tebogo Moholo Moholo – composer, bandleader, conductor and drums
Trumpets: Mandisi Dyantis, Joe Kunnuje and Mandla Mlangeni
Trombones: Jazzmatic Charles,Jason Smythe
Saxophones: Bhekumuzi Mkwane, Mpumelelo Mnyamana
Piano: Andreas Loven
Bass: Sebastian Shuster
Drums: Niklas Zimmer
Vocals: Spha Mdlalose, Masello Motanapitsi Ya Legola
September 20, 2013
2-Suburban Surface/Putting Back The Cloud
3-Ndincede (Help Me!)
3 excerpts from Gross National Product C60
comes in silver cardboard box with 2 inserts
recorded during 9 days of feb 1983
on Teac 144 portastudio and one microphone
KS on this record are:
From “The Complete Works – Conducted by Riccardo Chailly” (1998)
Jacques Zoon – Flute Solo
September 17, 2013
September 16, 2013
September 7, 2013
I started Retrobution Records in 2013 as an outlet for my music from both then and now. The label releases low run editions (usually 250) of 7 inch vinyl. I take a lot of care in control of the quality of mastering, pressing and cover art. Being a small label it is not a money earner and I am lucky to have had the help of people worldwide who have assisted on the project.
The label is distributed through Ace but the records are also available direct from Rough Trade shops and from me.
The releases to date are as follows:
RB01 Wild Youth – All Messed Up (Six Of The Best version) / So Messed Up (demo)
Recorded in 1979
“The revelatory tracks are “So Messed Up” which sounds like a lost Buzzcocks classic, with an almost-too-stoned-to-play James Williamson wailing away on an out-of-tune guitar”. (Ugly Things)
“The band’s name and looks reference snotty glam punk but the best tracks (All Messed Up) are more akin to Fun House era Stooges”. (Record Collector)
RB02 Gay Marines – Fork Tongue / Blue Light (dub)
The Gay Marines are collaboration with Franco Rogantin.
Recorded in 1987
“Forked Tongue”, post punk, African jive crossover written about apartheid era South Africa.
Blue Light (dub) is about the erotic narcotic effects of blue light, reminiscent of the album “Screamadelica” by Primal Scream which was released 4 years later.
RB03 Gay Marines – Trash City / The Retros – Wild Girl
“Two sides of rockin’ retro garage punk. The Gay Marines’ ‘Trash City’ sounds like Detroit in the early 70′s whilst the flip ‘Wild Girl’ is harder sounding.” (Rough Trade)
RB04 SFMA – Fuck The Future / What About Me?
A social commentary on modern day Britain in this era of recession and worldwide terrorism
SFMA is collaboration with Fly Garrikk who was in Dirty Stop Out.
“Two electro punk reinventions of the song ‘Wot ’bout Me’ originally by Wild Youth. It comes across sounding like a mix of Suicide, The Normal and a minimal synth demo from the early 80′s. It’s minimal and very authentic sounding.” (Rough Trade)
“Mystery men SFMA create an electroclash scary Dub version of a punk classic” (NBT Radio)
RB05 Gay Marines – Suspended Animation / Dark Love
Two dark post punk songs written in 1981 recorded in 2013. “Suspended Animation” reflects the paranoia and alienation of living in Durban in the early eighties.
SFMA – Step Into The Sun. A song about South Africa in 2013 from an outsider’s perspective
Wild Youth – Wot ‘bout me? Reissue
The emphasis has changed. Back in the day we were a live band who did very little recording. Now I am concentrating on recording and documenting.
September 5, 2013
UFS ODEION SCHOOL OF MUSIC (OSM) ” chasing excellence”
OSM CONCERT HALL Notturno Elegiaco by Hendrik Hofmeyr under the baton of Jan Moritz Onken.This work has been comissioned from Hendrik Hofmeyr by the OSM NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE (performed at the OMS NEW MUSIC WEEK 2013 GALA CONCERT