Other Lives, the pop symphony of deep America

With For Their Love, the American group Other Lives reaches this level of composition, orchestration, instrumental and vocal sophistication that makes pop the equivalent of classical music. Carried by the same artistic requirement and the same perspective of duration as a symphony, the music of Other Lives also needs time to hatch. It took five […]

Phil May, chic chaos – Culture / Next

Disappeared Friday at age 75 in Norfolk following a bicycle accident, Phil May, the leader and singer of Pretty Things, appeared for a time in the repertoire of David Bowie: not to the letter M but to the letter G , for “God”, that is to say God. Bowie may have understood something from Philip […]

At war with boredom: porn stars, folk rhymes and roommate vampires

1- With sun and poppers For years, Karen and Barry Mason’s children thought their parents were odd booksellers that when they walked through the store, they were told to bow their heads and look at their shoes. In reality, the couple, an ex-journalist passionate about censorship, an engineer who worked in the field of special […]

The Euskadi Symphony brings you closer to contemporary music

The music season is over, the summer festivals are virtually canceled and the biggest problem is that nobody knows very well when the next concert cycle will start. But that doesn’t mean that fans can’t enjoy music. A few orchestras are posting recordings of concerts or videos made by their own musicians in the confinement […]

At war with boredom: vintage synths, English football and Mozart

1- With scented candles For twenty years, Sufjan Stevens’ career has been like a pendulum of medium: as soon as the most revered folk bard of his generation takes light (say, an Oscar nomination for his lamentos in Call Me by Your Name), he goes back into the darkness of his cellar tinkering with an […]

Justin Heinrich Knecht: forefather of the Beethoven “pastoral”

Ein Bach, you quickly forget that, when you are no longer allowed to go out, it sounds very silvery. He leisurely prancing through a graceful landscape. Every now and then past beautiful shepherds and shepherds, who compete with the birds on their flute. Nature writing, which will soon be a great thing in contemporary literature, […]