Greg Davis, Ben Vida, and Keith Fullerton Whitman each have new albums on Kranky and are on the road, touring and playing together as a trio for the first time. While we settled on the name of this Eye segment as "Nightcrawlers," rejected titles included "Menage a' Beard," "Friends That Play Together Stay Together," and "Banjovi." Hopefully we can look forward to an amazing album from the three eventually.
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It's another episode featuring nothing but excellent music by women. This week's music comes from Monika Werkstatt, Diana Rogerson, dolphin midwives, Park Jiha, People Like Us, Jessica Bailiff, Fovea Hex, Laurie Spiegel, Electrelane, Tara Jane O'Neil, Damiana, and Myriam Gendron.
Thank you Inge from Netherlands for the self portrait.
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The world would sound a lot different today (at least the music we listen to a lot of here at Brainwashed) were it not for the ears of of Lee "Scratch" Perry. Beginning with his role in Jamaica's legendary Studio One in the mid 1960s up until this year, he has been active in music, a visionary who would take the sounds he heard in his mind and create them for the world to hear.
The list of musicians he has collaborated with is massive, from Bob Marley to Paul McCartney to the Clash to Brian Eno to Andrew WK! Known as the Godfather of Dub, his creations may have originally nestled under the genre of Reggae, dub has proliferated throughout music since its inception, finding its way into rock, electronic, jazz, avant-garde, metal, ambient music, and nearly everything in between.
He will sincerely be missed however he has left us with nearly a lifetime of music to listen to and catch up with.
Our love goes out to his family and friends.
Words cannot describe how devastated we are about the unexpected sudden loss of Nari Mann.
She was one of those music fans who just got it, had impeccable taste, was a classically trained pianist, a fantastic photographer (flickr.com/photos/nariposa), a local hero (Keep Austin Warm), a writer (nariposa.wordpress.com) who just recently became a contributor to brainwashed, and a friend for decades.
Here's her pictures from Brainwaves 2008.
Our hearts go out to all her friends and family.
She is loved and is dearly missed.
The world is a much more bearable place thanks to Harold Budd.
While he began composing in the 1960s, teaming up with Brian Eno in the late-1970s brought him greater acclaim through more widespread album releases. Collaborations with acts such as Cocteau Twins, Andy Partridge, and Brian Eno may have put him on the radar for people who would not normally be listening, and those who explored more were almost always rewarded by his aural treasures.
His influence is immeasurable.