Published 31 May, 2016 by DM
Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer have come together once again to celebrate the life of one their musical idols, Prince. Following their tribute to David Bowie earlier this year, their spectral take on 'Purple Rain' was premiered on Pitchfork earlier today.
“Like with Bowie,” says Amanda Palmer, “We could think of no better action than to get into the studio, and mourn and feel Prince using the music.”
The pair covered the entire Purple Rain album for a New Year's Eve show in New York in 2012.
“When Prince passed away,” Jherek explains in a post on his blog, “We went back and forth about whether we should make something. We knew in our hearts that we wanted to, but it seemed like a bit much, so soon after the Bowie record. But losing Prince was just too much. Losing them both, just too much. Making the Bowie record had been so extremely therapeutic for us, and getting deep into those songs was such an intense and beautiful experience. It was no different working on this. It just gave me an even deeper love of one of the greatest musicians ever to walk this earth.”
Matthew Bourne at The Great Escape
Published 27 May, 2016 by DM
Matthew Bourne conquered Brighton music industry shindig The Great Escape last weekend using the power of incredible voltage-controlled oscillations. You can listen to an extract of his performance for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on the iPlayer now.
Bourne has a number of shows coming up, including a Radioland performance at Bains Numériques #9 in Paris on June 1st and a full AV moogmemory performance with visual artist Michael England at New River Studios, London on June 4th. More shows on our live page.
You can also listen to Bourne's newly unleashed take on Phil Collin's 'Sussudio', because synthesisers.
Melt Yourself Down - Jump The Fire video
Published 25 May, 2016 by DM
If you’re looking for sinister oily goings on, you’ve come to the right place. The Line Of Best Fit have premiered the beautiful shadowy video for ‘Jump The Fire’ by Melt Yourself Down.
Get Melt Yourself Down in your life this summer at the following festivals:
Sat 11 Jun - Novara Jazz Festival, Novara, ITALY
Sun 12 Jun - Tracce Festival, Terracina, ITALY
Fri 1 Jul - Blissfields, Hampshire, UK
Fri 15 Jul - Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury, UK
Sat 6 Aug - Fieldview Festival, Wiltshire, UK
Sat 3 Sep - Festival No.6, Portmeirion, UK
New Jherek Bischoff album Cistern
Published 03 May, 2016 by DM
Prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff has revealed details of his new album Cistern. Gloriously cinematic, these modern orchestral recordings showcase Jherek’s unerring ability to pull at the heartstrings.
Born from time spent improvising in an empty two million gallon underground water tank, it is a record intrinsically linked to the space in which it was conceived. A space which forced Bischoff to slow down, to reflect, to draw on his childhood growing up on a sailing boat - an unexpected journey of rediscovery, from the city back to the Pacific Ocean via the Cistern.
Stereogum are premiering the title track now. Find a dark place, turn it up loud and immerse yourself completely.
Find all Jherek tour dates on our live page.
- Dearly Beloved...
- Matthew Bourne at The Great Escape
- Melt Yourself Down - Jump The Fire video
- New Jherek Bischoff album Cistern
- The Comet Is Coming to Village Underground
- Melt Yourself Down - Last Evenings On Earth out today
- Matthew Bourne interview and mixtape
- Melt Yourself Down - BBC 6 Music Lauren Laverne session
- Jherek Bischoff at the BBC Proms
- The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits album stream
- Melt Yourself Down - The God Of You video
- The Comet Is Coming - 'Space Carnival' video
- Matthew Bourne - 'On Rivock Edge' video + moogmemory album stream
- Melt Yourself Down - new album + single
- The Leaf Label inspects the Freakier Zone
Melt Yourself Down
Last Evenings On Earth
The Comet Is Coming
Channel The Spirits
Melt Yourself Down
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