Now we have the pleasure of presenting you with the results in the form of this live show featuring Mercury-prize nominated sound poet Ghostpoet, along with forward-looking electronic maestro Koreless and visual artist Alex Turvey.
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I randomly ended up catching the band PAPA at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on the third night of CMJ. I just had to see something even though I wasn’t out long. Fortunately, I was pleased with what I saw and so was the audience. I’ve posted a clip of their final song that evening below as well as some photos. The band is currently on tour with Cold War Kids before their tour turns to Europe (including Iceland Airwaves) and then back through Canada and the West Coast of the US. You can visit the official website of the band here to check out the tour dates and their music.
If you haven’t heard about Grand Theft Auto V yet, its surprising given that the game’s newest iteration has had over $1 billion in sales in just a matter of weeks. For their game, Rockstar Games has gone all out in compiling an in-game soundtrack, releasing three album/compilations from the more than forty-hours of music that can be heard on various game radio stations. Original score and songs were crafted by Tangerine Dream, Flying Lotus, Twin Shadow and many others. And to celebrate the release of the game and the music, Rockstar partnered with the Film Society of Lincoln Center to present the unique ‘Live from Los Santos’ concert, with performances of the game’s score, live with a visual backdrop of scenes from the game, at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York. This last minute addition to the New York Film Festival also included an afterparty at (le) Poisson Rouge, featuring DJ sets from Flying Lotus and Giles Peterson but we only have pictures from the church below as well as the game’s trailer and the playlist of songs Flying Lotus selected for his in-game station. You can Browse the three disc’s worth of songs that are on the official soundtrack and purchase the album online now, but if you are patient, Rockstar filmed the concert, so maybe there will be a commercial release of it in the near future.
Bringing this effort to life are the trio of celebrated, Mercury-prize nominated hip-hopper Ghostpoet, along with forward-looking electronic maestro Koreless and visual artist Alex Turvey. During this endeavour, fans have been asked to share what moves them artistically with the hashtags #makeourmark and #moves.
Meanwhile, Ghostpoet, Koreless, and Turvey have been hard at work on a singular piece of collaboration with each artist focusing on their core strength: Ghostpoet handles the words, Koreless has been composing music and Turvey has been crafting the visual representation. In the view below, the artists tell us about the piece they have been creating.
New York’s CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in a couple of weeks and if you are attending, be prepared to run around on not a lot of sleep. There are so many artists performing that the website doesn’t even keep count. However, there are some names on the list that stand out and some notable events that we’d like to point out. As much as we wish we could, PopMatters is unlikely to catch half of what we want to see. There is just so much going on and while browsing the list of acts, here are a few things that caught my eye based on name recognition or other factors.
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