Deaths / RIP

Started by Levas, April 12, 2013, 09:04:01 AM

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I don't know if I would say Lou Reed is under-appreciated. Definitely in his time, yes. But nowadays I don't think so.

Velvet Underground were one of the best bands that have ever existed.


this really made me sad...
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Quote from: totalblack on October 27, 2013, 10:48:31 PM
I don't know if I would say Lou Reed is under-appreciated. Definitely in his time, yes. But nowadays I don't think so.

He's definitely gotten well-deserved recognition in the past couple decades, but I still say that the general public doesn't realize just how massive a presence this guy was within the world of pop music (but then again....fuck the general public!) He's not a household name like some of the other titans of music. Most people probably know him from the Bowie association and that's it. Oh, and the whole Loutallica thing....

Wayyyyy ahead of his time. His work has helped spawn subgenres like punk, goth, noise, etc...

Spinning some Velvet Underground & Nico and White Light/White Heat in his honor tonight


My top 5 Lou Reed records:

1) Berlin - comically miserable and over-dramatic failed marriage album, "somebody else woulda cut off both her arms" - what a line! Good job you were such a nice guy in comparison Lou!
2) Metal Machine Music - done well before TG and Merzbow, great trance-out semi-ambient noise
3) Street Hassle - even more hilarious and now speed-addled misery and the title track is his best ever song - can't listen without blubbing
4) Take No Prisoners - double album of out-of-tune jazz/spoken word versions of songs with deliberately hideous sleeve, not as infamous but makes MMM seem like Frampton Comes Alive
5) Lulu - great obnoxious way to go out with wildly pretentious poetic noise-metal that pissed off all his fans as well as Metallica's and the record actually sounds great to me


R.I.P Sten Hanson (1936 - 2013)

"Born in Klövsjö, Sweden on 15th April 1936, Sten Hanson made his appearance in the early sixties as an experimental poet and composer. From an early stage he was aware of the importance of tape-recording techniques in the renewal and development of poetry's resources. Text-sound-visual image, often combined with intensely personal 'live" performances, are vital ingredients in Sten Hanson's artistic workmanship and he is ore of the forerunners in the field of multi-media art. His works include electro-acoustic pieces as well as instrumental and vocal compositions. From the end of the sixties up to 1979, he worked essentially with electroacoustic music and created, with Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Åke Hodell, Bengt Emil Johnson, the theory and the practice of a new aesthetic field: "The electronic text-sound". Sten Hanson realized a large number of works in various styles : works for television, ballet music, performances, audiovisual performances assisted by computer, pieces for instruments and tape and/or electronics, works for orchestras and computer music. Hanson was member of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) International. In Sweden, he was Director (1968-1977) and then Chairman (1980-1984) of Fylkingen, chairman of the ISCM (1975-1981), member of the Royal Academy of Music of Sweden and President of the Swedish Composers' Union (1985-1994), chairman of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) from 1997 to 2002."


Hadn't seen anything to confirm the above but it certainly now appears to be true.

MASSIVE tip of the cap to Sten Hanson, an awful lot of people I know giving respects and celebrating his great work.


R.I.P. Bernard Parmegiani (27 October 1927 - 22 November 2013)

" Bernard Parmegiani was a composer best known for his electronic or acousmatic music.
He started off as a sound engineer for French television (ORTF, later known as RTF). Originally an actor during the four years studies at Lecoq & Decroux school, he joined the "Groupe de recherches musicales" (GRM) in 1959 for a two years master class. His first major work (Violostries) was composed in 1962 for a choregraphy performed for Théâtre Contemporain d'Amiens directed by Jacques-Albert Cartier.

Pierre Schaeffer gave him the direction of the Musique-Image departement at ORTF. During that period he composed for numerous film directors, such as R. Lapoujade, P. Foldès, P. Kamler, V. Borowczyck, P. Kast, J. Baratier or P. Kassovitz. He furthermore extended his musical researches into the field of video-art after a journey through the U.S.A. He directed three musical videos when he returned: L'Œil écoute (1973), Jeux d'artifices (1979) for the research departement of ORTF, and L'Écran transparent (1973) in Köln (Germany) during his residency at West Deutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

His interests also expanded to live performance: in the seventies he interacted with jazz artists for improv sessions with french jazz fellows J.-L. Chautemps, B. Vitet or M. Portal, and went to London to perform live with The Third Ear Band.

He created numerous jingles & soundbites for public radio stations (France-Culture or France-Musique), public television service (Antenne 2) and the Aéroport de Roissy.

During his entire career he also composed music for stage (dance & theater), screen and other media (radio & television alike). But he remains focused on electroacoustic music (or acousmatic music as defined by GRM long-time director François Bayle) conceived to be played back for the best rendition on the acousmonium broadcasting system developed by the "Groupe de recherches musicales" (GRM). "


RIP, Akifumi Najakima/Aube.


This is the saddest thing happening in a long while...
G.R.O.S.S. was on of the most important labels of its time when I got more heavily into noise....
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Devastating news about Aube! According to wikipedia he passed away already in September. Anyone knows what happened?


I was planning to release one special art-edition release on his day of death. So sad he couldn`t last few months!
Now I have to go w/ Independence day of Sudan 1st of Jan. or Gambia 18th of Feb.


Zbigniew Karkowski is dead.