What a week!
This has been a wild one here at Soundfly HQ! On Wednesday we threw the most epic, awesome, amazing, badass, spectacular show any of us have seen in as long as we can remember. And it wasn’t easy! Sunday night the news announced a blizzard was headed our way. Monday our venue almost cancelled the show on us. We woke up Tuesday to a paltry 5 inches of snow, wondering what our heart attack the day before was about. And Wednesday was a 20-hour day for this hearty crew! But fear not, dear friends! We managed to find some time to peruse the internet and listen to some sweet tunes to share with all of you. So read on for our weekly round-up of the best the musical internet has to offer…
In case you missed it
- Most importantly, check out our Facebook and Instagram for pics and videos of the show!
- We love synthesizers around here, so of course we could listen to this all day: an analog synth hooked up to a weather station to create an auditory experience of mother nature. [Weather for the Blind]
- Looking for a way to lose the rest of your afternoon? Chilly Gonzales’ Pop Music Masterclass series is awesome. Check out his latest breakdown of ILoveMakonnen feat Drake. [1Live on Youtube]
- As musicians trying to make money in a changing industry, we’ve been rapt by Zoë Keating’s radically transparent blog. Her latest post on what changing Youtube terms mean for artists has sparked a really interesting debate across the music and tech communities, forcing a clarification post and we’re sure much more to come… [Zoë Keating on Tumblr]
- I can’t imagine having more fun learning(?) to play the drums than with The Bad Plus’ Dave King. Be warned, if swearing is not appropriate in your office, then these are quite NSFW. My favorite line so far: “I bet you we didn’t hear the drum because of that f*cking pterodactyl!” [Rational Funk on Youtube]
- Ian‘s really looking forward to Pitchfork’s next installment of Tinnitus, a series of shows focusing on composers of extreme sound. See Vessel, Noveller, and Container on Feb 4th in Brooklyn. [Pitchfork]
- Best headline of the week: “Jeff Bridges Made an Ambient Album and It Has a Superbowl Ad” [Wandering Sound]
What we’ve been listening to:
- Obviously our first plug has to be for all the incredible musicians who helped out with our show this week:
- Our inestimable MC for the evening, Joel (aka MaG)
- Funky grooves from Evolfo
- Pavlina Horakova‘s showstopping opera
- Julia Easterlin‘s sublime vocal loops
- The unreal Chesney Snow and his unique pairing with the genre-defying Stone Forest Ensemble
- The Brooklyn Express Drumline brought the house down
- And Delicate Steve closed the night out with an epic dance party
- Not only does she provide thought-provoking music industry commentary, Zoë Keating also plays some mind-blowing cello.
- And Mahea put together a very literal winter playlist in honor of the great NYC blizzard that never was. [Spotify]
And so friends, I will leave you here, with perhaps the most cerebral, provocative piece of content we at Soundfly have ever had the good fortune to stumble upon. Enjoy your weekend!