Happy Wednesday everyone! Recently, I’ve been watching movies and documentaries about artists, especially musicians and bands a lot. For me it is always very interesting and uplifting when I have the chance to learn more about someones creative work and daily life, and I love to get the chance to look behind the curtain. Especially if it’s about an artist, whose work I admire.
And so it went with 20,000 Days on Earth by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, a movie about the work, life, collaborations and latest album of Nick Cave. It’s different than any other movie or documentary in this genre I have seen before. It holds interesting facts, shows some rather intimate sequences, gives inspiring views and mixes all of that with this for its protagonist typical touch of mystery and gloominess. Not to forget the appearance of e. g. Blixa Bargeld and Kylie Minogue, with whom Nick Cave used to work together in the past.
So in case you are suffering from a creative block right now, this movie is a great source of entertainment and inspiration. ;-)
Hello readers and listeners! Here we go with the last round of my Female Voices selection. It’s mix #4 and I chose Breakage, Underhill, Massive Attack, Banks, Lorde, Emika, M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Venetian Snares and CocoRosie. In fact, it’s all about very eclectic Electronica with breaks and a bit Pop. Some songs are very special, some of them you might know, ’cause these women are quite popular.
Well, I don’t know what you think, but I enjoyed these selections a lot. In fact, #2 and #3 got into the Mixcloud charts and #2 even reached top 20 (16th) in the Indie section. (Not that I know how these charts work, but it’s nice to have some kind of feedback.)
So please have fun listening and a great day anyway! :-)
Happy Tuesday friends! Would you like to listen to some Electronica and Folk music today? Yes? Great! So please enjoy #3 of my Female Voices selection. You’re welcome! It features Kate Wax, Fever Ray, Dehlia de France, Bat for Lashes, Florence + the Machine, Zola Jesus, Portishead, Samaris, Yeal Naim and Last Days.
So what do you think, aren’t these women fantastic vocalistas?