Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pierre Dorion - Galerie René Blouin - Salle 3 - April 12 to June 21, 2014

 
Pierre Dorion’s paintings occupy a wondrous space between the flatness of formal abstraction and a seductive spatial depth often tangible of photorealism. His new solo exhibition at Galerie Blouin, in Montreal, presents a suite of new works that emphasize even further his preoccupation with the depiction of light.  Dorion’s minimalist compositions of interior architectural details act as a stage for luminous reflections, radiant streaks and gentle glows.  The prominence of light featured in Dorion’s paintings also sustains the works’ relationship to their photographic source imagery.

Occupying Dorion’s works is an affective sense of absence, creating an intriguing dissonance with the depicted light’s warmth and seduction.  Yet it is Dorion’s treatment of light and how it is ultimately perceived that remains the artist’s focus.

For further information you can contact us at:
Galerie René Blouin
10, rue King
Montréal, Qc H3C  2N9
514-393-9969
 
Gallery Hours:

Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5:30 pm
Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment

 
 
 
 

 


Saturday, 5 April 2014

MidnightRadio Compilation 14


The dynamic DIYers, Gastklinge Zeitenlicht and Zucker Knopf, have been working hard behind the scenes compiling new music, preparing the layout and designing the cover art for MidnightRadio Compilation 14 which was released and available for download online last week.   MRC14 treats us to a new treasure trove of exciting, eclectic tracks ranging from the beautiful Unseelie’s “Le Printemps de Desdémon”, to the calming ambience of Experiments in Silence’s “Prospect of Light” and the slow, rhythmic industrial drone of Kiew-Aspirin-N’s “Der Tod fährt mit”, just to name a few artists on this exquisite compilation.  In keeping with the esthetic of the project, the sound quality of each track is professionally recorded and the cover art minimal and intriguing!



 

http://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-radio-compilation-14


In the meantime, here are my Top 5 fave artists from MRC 14.


Escaped Trees – Winter returned to her home (Moscow)
http://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com/track/winter-returned-to-her-home
 
Jesper Sorenson - StarFlight One (Denmark)
http://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com/track/starflight-one

Eisenlager - One Laptop per Child (Germany)

Alexis Voice - Liquid (Hungary)
http://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com/track/liquid


You can also use the "Select Language" feature under "Translate" on the right-hand side bar if you wish to read any posts in your language of preference. 

Add this link to your favorites for all past, present and future updates of MidnightRadio Compilations.

http://midnightradio-compilation.bandcamp.com
 
 
 

 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

RateYourMusic.com


In September 2012, I posted a critique here on the Berlin blog PostPunkOddities.



Always on the hunt for obscure music gems and rarities, I recently happened across   rateyourmusic.com, a site which gives a nod to the excellent PPodd.  For those of us who were there and new fans of this genre of music, you will definitely enjoy what rateyourmusic’s Wardruna list has to offer.  There was so much indy music in the air then that one could not possibly keep up with every new emerging group, so here’s another site that shines the light on other odd or unique post-punk artists who were hugely influential during the late 70s and early 80s.  If you lived and breathed those times like my generation did you’ll recognize a lot of these bands.  As you scroll through the list, memories of wildly pogo dancing to these bands on club dancefloors or live in small, jammed, sweaty clubs flood your mind. 

Please note this list and discography of each artist does not expand to include vids, bios or external links but if you do a little digging you’ll find most of them on music sites and YouTube.  Let's keep this great music alive!

Here’s a couple of cool discoveries I found on YouTube:
 
 


 
 


 
 


 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Midnightradio Compilation No. 12


My track “De-Hypnotized” from “Behind the Light” has been included in Midnightradio Compilation 12.  Many thanks to Glasklinge Zeitenlicht for another awesome compilation!  Keep them coming!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Monday, 24 February 2014

Experimental sound artist Glasklinge Zeitenlicht keeps underground music alive and best of all, free!


 

 

“Music of Midnightradio11 is subject to no form and no rule established by me.  It happens in the moment that it happens.  It... is not being formed in my head in advance.  It is formed during creation.  Midnightradio11 and Eisenlager are the two projects I have been pursuing since the year 2000.  The sounds that evolve during creation reflect my humor, my fear, my life experiences and current events."...


Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned master in the appreciation of industrial experimental music, Dark Ambient & Electric Sounds international avant-garde music is not only a delightful blog where you can discover free legal mp3 downloads, but also get an audio education on the wonderful world of Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Industrial music.  Sub-genres such as atmospheric, coldwave, dark ambient, downtempo, trip, lo-fi, jazz, drum‘n bass, breaks, dubstep, EBM, ethereal, field recordings post-metal, ambient rhythmic ambient, shoegaze, dream rock and synthwave aptly reflect the music they represent.  Accompanying LP cover arts are creative, innovative, unique and thought-provoking, expressing each artist’s unique image and headspace.  


Mutation - glasklinge zeitenlicht

 




It began in 2000 in Dortmund, Germany with “Eisenlager” followed-up in 2003 by a free mp3 download portal and the 2008 free music only atonal experimental electronisch blog “Midnight Radio11”.   In 2013, Midnight Radio Compilation began releasing monthly high quality mp3 and FLAC format albums picked from DA&ES's extensive artist catalogue.  To date, MRC is at its twenty fifth issue including four personal Glasklinge samplers and a new release is set for the end of February.  Take the time to read the artist bios and enter into their sometimes dark but always intriguing audio visual world of experimental music. 
 
  
 

Everything you need to get going is on the left-hand sidebar, from an extensive artist A-Z index and external links to an eclectic catalogue (“Kategorien”), which is a nice mix of bands and duo/solo artists, many of whom are unsigned and self-produced.  This guy really knows what he’s doing and is way ahead of the curve!  Since 2000, he has been passionately sourcing the web for wonderful free music from all corners of the globe and the results do not disappoint!  Subscribe to his blog and you can start your day listening to new arrivals as they load up into your in-box.  It is a truly enjoyable site to explore and is Glasklinge Zeiteinlicht's legacy to the world to “save and spread the underground”.
 

 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

VaVa Vol with The Essentials (1980)

Rare 1980 studio recording of The Essentials' song entitled "Can't Afford".  Band members were Mick Lynes, VaVa Vol, Carlos Soria and Richard Lacoste.  Copyright The Essentials 1980.  All rights reserved.

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