Monday, 03 March 2008
When classic Italian directors get extensive coverage beyond their native land, it tends to be the usual suspects: the Neoealist crowd (Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Antonioni et al) or horror icons of the '70s like Argento and Fulci. Consequently you'd seldom run into a career retrospective of Mario Monicelli, an incredibly prolific, influential filmmaker, but one whose output leans towards comedy, which inevitably means that Monicelli misses out on some of the international attention he deserves. While we might not hear his name dropped too often nowadays, Monicelli was cour… Read more
Monday, 19 November 2007
**Includes Limited Edition 44 Page Picture Book** Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter make their directorial debut with this bizarre sci-fi road movie. Don't expect any actual Daft Punk tunes accompanying the surreal antics of the two robot leads, instead the stark, slow moving mise en scene features a host of droning ambient accompaniments, engine sounds, bits of Brian Eno, Sebastian Tellier, Chopin, plus the odd Todd Rundgren hit thrown into the bargain. I'll avoid any spoiler material (although plot wise there's not exactly much to spoil) but in the first half of the fil… Read more
Monday, 05 November 2007
Updated edition of the seminal hip hop movie, containing over an hour of new bonus features... Wild Style 25th Anniversary Reunion featuring Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Grand Wizzard Theodore and The Fantastic MC's; Wild Style 20th Amphitheater Jam with Grand Master Caz, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Fab 5 Freddy and more; 2006 interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Charlie Ahearn, Busy Bee, and others.
Monday, 24 September 2007
** MVI Format DVD - plays in PC or Mac & DVD players - comes with bonus material includings download MP3's of concert & make your own remix of "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" feature and much more! **
Wednesday, 01 August 2007
Easily one of the most discerning magazines out there, Waxpoetics is always a damn good read from cover to cover, throwing two fingers at internet only magazines everywhere. This time there is a cover feature on sonic shape-shifters Mandrill, a killer live-poster feature on James Brown (typically lavishly printed I might add), an article on Portishead man Andy Smith, and writing on Brazillian musician Marcos Valle among many others. It's the kind of magazine that you can't help but learn from, priding itself in solid writing and being feature packed rather than dumbing down like … Read more
Monday, 02 July 2007
Review to follow shortly…
Tuesday, 08 May 2007
Legendary Factory Records post-punkers Section 25 are on the cusp of releasing their latest album so it seems just about the right time to launch this live DVD on the world. Formed back in 1978 when the planet was just that little bit easier to get along with, the band ended up touring with Joy Division, Durutti Column and A Certain Ratio among other bands and released four albums for Factory Records before disbanding in 1986. Eventually the band reformed in 2001, and the performances captured here are from their 2006 tour. This is stunning stuff showing the return of an under-appreciated part … Read more
Thursday, 01 February 2007
This double-disc DVD features footage from two different shows on two different tours. The concert on the first disc is taken from the second of the band’s three-date sold out stint at Brixton Academy back in 2004, during the Abbottoir Blues European tour. The second disc features footage culled from the Hammersmith Apollo show on the Nocturama tour of 2003, alongside some great bonus material like a behind the scenes look at the ‘Bring It On’ video shoot and the short film, ‘Abbottoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus’. In addition to all this, you get music videos for se… Read more
Friday, 26 January 2007
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Wednesday, 11 October 2006
ISIS fans take note, this is a release made just for us - without any pretentiousness or cynicism we have a bumper DVD package that compiles not only the finest moments from their live tours (including an entire performance recorded in Australia!) but a gorgeous full length promo video and a bunch of extra material. It really is a fan's dream package, the selected live excerpts concentrating on much loved tracks (of course replayed the 'live way' for extra value) and the live show being one of the band's favourite ever performances. It always seems to be difficult for me to get excited about DVD … Read more
Monday, 25 September 2006
Just as I was beginning to get bored with regular magazines this drops onto my desk to prove there's some life in the old dog yet. Printed like a thick paperback and coming packaged with a bumper cd this is really proof that you can actually do things differently. With interviews, features, comics and more it's a fabulously diverse read, giving a good overview of why American independent culture is worth giving a damn about right now, and the cd's just great, featuring :Page France, Okkervil River, Radio Four, Destroyer, Califone, The Blow, The Plants and many more! Evidently quite the labour of love, and a wonderful read to boot.
Thursday, 15 June 2006
A strange beast this, apparently 'With Love' used to be some kind of DIY punk/slashy rock band, but have recently mutated into the sound we hear today. What we can hear on 'A Great Circle' bears little connection with lo-fi punk, instead we have a noisy abstract throb closer to the sound of Black Dice or New York art rockers Liars. This is no bad thing, I don't think I was really in the mood for punk at this time of day, and 'A Great Circle' is a fabulous record. It's not what I was expecting and I think that's what makes it interesting, I always found Black Dice a little grating but 'With Lov… Read more
Latest issue of this excellent mag, featuring Aphex Twin, Dirty Pretty Things (coverstars), The Raconteurs, Klaxons, Altern 8, The Rapture, The Futureheads, Hop Hop Family Tree, Nick Zinner, Peaches, Thurston Moore, Luciano, Dan Sartain, Lilly Allen, Kitsuné, Professor Green, Nation Of Shopkeepers, Jamie T, The Pipettes, The Fratellis, Boys Noize, Newham Generals, Mr Hudson, Bat For Lashes, MC Ghetto, Xerox Teens, Digitalism, Vile Imbeciles, Konrad Black...132 pages of the finest music, penned by the country’s best writers and the captured by the finest photographers.
Friday, 09 December 2005
The DVD Edition features the video for the single, plus exclusive behind the scenes footage, plus another ace remix, this time from DUB operator Kettel...
Thursday, 08 December 2005
Foggy Notions is back , re-launched with number 100 issue ( just the re-start no.) Full of bumper interviews and reviews of every genre of music. As with all Foggy Notion's its an 80 plus page coffee table type mag, boasting a strong visual design, in depth writing and original illustrations on a tactile matt paper finish. Franz Ferdinand grace the cover of this issue which also includes in-depth articles and interviews with Antony and the Johnsons, Gang of Four, Devendra Banhart, Diplo,Sufjan Stevens, Konono no.1, M.I.A etc aswell as many other feature's , reviews and drawings… Read more
Friday, 14 October 2005
Mark Romanek has directed some of the most memorable music videos of all time. From the monochrome voyeurism of Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" to the poignant and haunting image of Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt," as well as Beck, David Bowie, Keith Richards, R.E.M., Lenny Kravitz and Madonna to name but a few. These videos have received numerous awards, including over 20 MTV VMAs, three Grammys, a Country Music Association award, and three Billboard Music Awards. Two of his music videos have even become part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art an… Read more
Stephane Sednaoui has become one of the most internationally renowned photographers and directors since his introduction to the world of fashion by Jean-Paul Gaultier. At age 21, Stephane worked with photographer William Klein as the casting director and still photographer for his film La Mode, Mode D'Emploi; by age 22 he was working full-time as a professional photographer. Since 1985 Stephane has applied his unique photographic style to editorial fashion, celebrity portraiture, advertising print, and photojournalism, becoming one of its most celebrated players.His first ma… Read more
Jonathan Glazer is a music video and commercial icon whose extraordinary work reveals his gift for intense visual ambition. After winning multiple awards for his music videos and commercials, he moved onto feature films and in 2001 released his debut film, Sexy Beast, starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone, followed in 2004 by the sublime yet sensational Birth starring Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall. His commercials for the likes of Stella Artois, Guinness, Levis, Barclays Bank and Volkswagen have turned adverts into high art perhaps best reflected in his Guinness ad Surf… Read more
Thursday, 06 October 2005
The first single to be taken from the Mode's 11th studio album (daringly entitled, wait for it...'Playing The Angel'), 'Precious' is a fancy-ass DVD (videos, the lot!) release that is textbook fare; made intriguing by their ability to coax Kompakt into providing Michael Mayer on remix duty. Written by Martin Gore and produced by Blur and Doves man Ben Hillier, 'Precious' is just as you'd expect; hi-NRG and lots of hooks that seem initially flat but are soon buried deep within the subconscious making a right nuisance of themselves. Ignoring the dot-to-dot rejig (which isn't bad) from Motor, Michae… Read more
Thursday, 07 April 2005
A Live dvd + cd document of contemporary wire, recorded in april 2004, at the three-city triptych festival in scotland. honed to a fine performance edge from their live forays to europe earlier in the year, wire present their fierce, high-velocity set based around the 2003 album 'send', with encores including 'strange', '106 beats that', 'surgeon's girl', and 'pink flag'. their first album in over a decade, 'send' marked a return to their trademark gimlet, shivved, short sharp shocked writing style. filmed by visual artist tom gidley in forensic detail, this document shows the complete visc… Read more
Friday, 30 April 2004
A collection of Nick Cave & The Bad Seed's promotional films including the rarely seen ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Wanted Man’, along with such classics as ‘The Mercy Seat’, ‘The Ship Song’ and ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ (featuring Kylie Minogue). This compilation is an uncompromising and vivid portrait of one of the world's most critically acclaimed songwriters. Now on DVD for the first time. With introductory links by the band themselves, it provides an informative, provoking, illuminating and passionately intimate journey through the very best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Includes :… Read more
Friday, 13 June 2003
Just what it says on the tin! Straight into the 2002 world championship
held at Brixton Academy. From dope displays of pure skills and
originality to wack show off moves (though in places performance art
rules the roost). God some of these guys make Z-Trip look like Christian
Marclay. Ten deejays from all corners of the earth displays their talent
over the traditional six minute routine space. I'm old school though and
all this mainly does for me is make me reminisce about the old days
battles between the likes of Chad Jackson, Orlando Voorn (yes him), DJ
Cheese and late… Read more
Friday, 25 October 2002
Mad phat compilation video of DJ action, Flare, Q-Bert (full Invisble Skratch Piklz unit), Ken Blokes amazing video collage 'Jazz Overload' plus
tonnes more - one hour playing time. Ruffness and tuffness.
Friday, 19 July 2002
Yes, yes, yes - fancy a bit of Woody action this weekend and we don't mean with yo girl!! This is the story of how DJ Woody destroyed the competition at the 2001 I.T.F. UK championship. Jaw dropping good fun and surprisingly not an 18 certificate. A killer thriller.