Jon Porras – Apeiron
A shadow of a record, ambient, almost invisible, but all around present. In his second solo release, Light Divide, Jon Porras focuses on electronic synthesis, using a wide array of analog and digital systems to exponentially expand his sonic palate. The images couldn’t reflect better how the sound of the music.
PREGNANT – Only Me
We are thrilled to premiere a new video from our friend PREGNANT. The song, “Only Me” will surface in late April on Inconvenience, a seven song 10 inch vinyl album to be released through Porch Party Records. We now turn to Daniel Trudeau aka Pregnant for insight into the conceptual sights and sounds…
“Most of the record deals with the inconvenience of everything… relationships with others, money, housing, energy, lack of this or that. I really wanted to imbue this entire album (lyrically) with that sense of overcoming inconvenience through adversity and love of the self. I find more and more that human beings consciousness’ are compromised by the norm thought process; making moral and ethical decisions based on what we have seen others do in the past etc. But so few of us use our intuition in decision making no matter what sort of power we may have or not have. The album is all about original thinking and using who one is to make the right decisions shed in the light of lone efforts to be what one wants to be (to be where one wants to be). Essentially the album is about using the mind to converse with and talk one’s self through discouraging situations.
The video was directed and shot by “failed” Hollywood entrepreneur and film maker Mark Schwind and After Effects were done by Sacramento Native Mike Rafter. Starring in the video- Myself, Daniel Ramirez on iPad, my brother Johnny Trudeau and his friend “Homeboy Dave” – Daniel Trudeau aka PREGNANT
Kraftwerk – Live on Rockpalast (1970)
Much love to the open hearted archivists of the world for preserving and sharing. This gem, revived by Chunklet, is of the heaviest order. It features an early Kraftwerk (Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, along with drummer Klaus Dinger) performing live on the German TV show Rockpalast in 1970. Thanks to the television cameras, the quality of this video is remarkable, but if the perplexed looks on the faces of those “turned on” teens in attendance is any indication of the public’s readiness for the electronic madness at hand, then the moms and pops watching at home must have imploded. Of course, to the ears of today’s freaked-out sound lovers, this is pure bliss. It is avant-garde madness that one moment locks into the heaviest of solid grooves then unravels into wild gurgles and fuzz. Otherwise known as prime viewing material!
From the Rockpalast Archive
Mixed Media Show
3. Heavy Metal Kids
4. Improvisation 1