Category “Music”

Modulations

Modulations is a multi-media exploration into the history of electronic music, consisting of a documentary film, its soundtrack album, and a book. The project was directed by Iara Lee, the maker of the documentary film Synthetic Pleasures. People interviewed in the film include Robert Moog, DJ Funk, Frankie...

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Rungs in a Ladder: Jacob Bannon

"Rungs in a Ladder" is the latest short form documentary by production team McFarland and Pecci. A meditation on life, art, and purpose, the film centers on Jacob Bannon, an accomplished visual artist and the front man of the metal/hardcore band Converge, which has been carving its own iconoclastic path through the extreme music landscape for over twenty years. As a result, the band is considered one of the most intense and influential metal/hardcore bands of all time with a massive following of devoted fans. The documentary follows Jacob’s reflections on the steps that have brought him...

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Pink Floyd: The Making of Dark Side of the Moon

If there are a handful of albums in the rock universe that deserve a bells-and-whistles DVD treatment, Dark Side of the Moon is clearly among them. In the ’70s and ’80s, the classic 1973 album by Pink Floyd remained on the Billboard 200 for a staggering 741 consecutive weeks, a record that will likely stand forever. Echoing themes of alienation, paranoia, and death, it is a dreamy, often trancelike tour through the subconscious of Floyd lyricist Roger Waters. This 84-minute DVD offers a track-by-track look at the making of Dark Side of the Moon, featuring interviews with band members...

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Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war. Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal - a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany's gruesome past - but that didn't stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock. Music played 1. Popol Vuh — Aguirre I L'acrime de Rey 2. Jimi Hendrix — All Along the...

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Paul Kalkbrenner: A Live Documentary

Following his acting debut as the fictitious DJ Ikarus in the modern cult classic Berlin Calling, musician and producer Paul Kalkbrenner offers a glimpse into his real-life touring...

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Jim Morrison: His Final Hours

Jim Morrison was one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He was also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison was at war with his own dark demons. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, this documentary details the last hours of Morrison’s life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris. Whether or not you are interested in The Doors and their music there is no doubt that lead singer and chief songwriter Jim Morrison was a fascinating guy. And there’s no doubt that the official cause of his death – heart failure...

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Seeking Elvis

American humorist Dave Barry said it best: "Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis". In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since Elvis Presley's death in 1977, the "King of Rock and Roll" lives on to profit, both for the owners of "Dead Elvis", Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), but also for others who seek to live off the many products and derivatives of this dead entertainment icon. Shot mostly at Elvis' former Chino Canyon home in Palm Springs, California, "Seeking Elvis" explores how Elvis, in many ways, is...

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Donk

Donk is simultaneously the most terrifying and hilarious dance music genre to ever come out of the UK. It's like lowest common denominator happy hardcore overlaid with manic, unintelligible MCing and the "donk" sound itself – a noise that might be used to successfully drum a forced murder confession out of an innocent man. But the raves – attended by 14 year olds and people who think you're a pussy if you only do 8 pills in a night – provide a much needed respite from the terminal decline of industry, unemployment, drug addiction and general depressing awfulness that dominates the area...

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Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix is produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. Ferguson examines modern attitudes toward intellectual property and how these attitudes rather counterintuitively stifle creativity rather than fostering it. He illustrates the interconnectedness of our creations and how current laws and norms miss this essential truth. “The hard truth is that most creations are worthless immediately. Most books, films, albums, computer applications, or whatever else are met with not just indifference but disuse. They basically aren’t read, aren’t viewed, aren’t...

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