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Artist Profile: Mamadou and Vanessa

(Music Zeitgeist) Who? Master kamale ngoni player, Mamadou Sidibe is from the Wassoulou Region of Mali, West Africa. Twenty-five years ago Mamadou played a groundbreaking role in transforming the music of this region from its origins in hunters’ sacred melodies; played on six string donso ngoni (hunter’s harps) to a music of philosophical observations, politics and […] […]

Artist Profile: Crocodile

Dear Mr./Ms. band named Crocodile: You don’t know me, and I don’t know you – I am not a stalker, but I am really a fan of your music. It reminds me of when I was a teenager and it was the beginning of the 90’s and I listened to the Vaselines (who are […] […]

Punisher: War Zone to be scored by Christopher Franke of Tangerine Dream

With the roaring success of Marvel Studios inaugural independent feature film “Iron Man,” there are a lot of eyes on what will happen with the company’s subsequent releases (both reboots) “The Hulk” and “Punisher: War Zone.” One of the most interesting aspects of these films is that they demonstrate how the perspective on translating comic book […] […]

Artist Profile: Midori/Audioclique

Fronted by comely siren Midori Longo, Midori/Audioclique is a West Coast outfit that straddles the narrowing line between long-tail Jessica Simpson bands like Paramore->Be Your Own Pet and the wild wild world of self-produced ever-more widely available independent releases that take chances in the production room and sometimes crank out something that intertextually (so not […] […]