September 2010

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The Morning Benders plays a very new exclusive song, called ‘Virgins’ for la Blogotheque‘s Soiree de Poche.  More stuff will come (including a featuring from St Vincent).

WATCH :: Previous Soirée de poche rehearsal.

The Morning Benders – Virgins (Exclusive new track for Blogotheque)



























Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – Laura   (via Arthur Magazine)

This track ‘Laura’ is taken from the upcoming a full-length collaboration “For the Ghosts Within” between Robert Wyatt, saxophonist/composer Gilad Atzmon and violinist/composer Ros Stephen, which is due out on November 9th via Domino Records.


“For the Ghosts Within”  Tracklist:
1. Laura  2. Lullaby For Irene  3. The Ghosts Within  4. Where Are They Now  5. Maryan  6. Round Midnight  7. Lush Life  8. What’s New  9. In A Sentimental Mood  10. At Last I Am Free  11. What  A Wonderful World


























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Laura (ローラ殺人事件) Trailer 1944
Directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson.  Music by David Raksin.


Preminger hired David Raksin to score the film. The director wanted to use “Sophisticated Lady” by Duke Ellington for the main theme, but Raksin objected to the choice. Alfred Newman, music director for Fox, convinced Preminger to give Raksin a weekend to compose an original tune. Inspired by a Dear John letter he had received from his girlfriend, Raksin wrote the haunting theme for which Johnny Mercer later wrote lyrics. It eventually became a jazz standard recorded by more than four hundred artists, including Stan Kenton, Dick Haymes, Woody Herman, Nat King Cole, The Four Freshmen, and Frank Sinatra. (WIKI)

Also, MFQ (Modern Folk Quartet) featured the song on their 1985 “Moonlight Serenade” album.




















Ryan Francesconi & Kane Mathis has released the duo album “Songs from the Cedar House” via Sweet Dreams, e mail: info.sweetdreams@gmail.com)


The facts, as far as may be ascertained, are as follows. In 1769, Wolfgang van Kempelen, at that time in Vienna, was invited by the Empress Marie Theresa to attend certain magnetic experiments shown at the Court by a certain Frenchman, M. Pelletier. He went but said he could invent a machine far more surprising. In 1770 he returned with the automaton, a machine which could play chess and beat really good players. He exhibited it in Vienna in 1770, in Russia in 1776 and in Paris in 1783 where Benjamin Franklin, the American statesman-scientist, studied it. In 1783 it was possibly shown in London. In 1805 von Kempelen’s son sold it to Johann N Maelzel, himself a mechanical genius, said by some to have invented Beethoven’s metronome. Maelzel took it on tour and in 1809 Napoleon is said to have played a game against it during the Wagram campaign.


Sweet Dreams Presents
RYAN FRANCESCONI Japan Tour 2010
ライアン・フランチェスコーニのジャパン・ツアー
10/15〜10/24

Further Information, here.

チケット予約は、info.sweetdreams@gmail.com へ。
















そして、オメデトー! アリガトー!
遂に『スウィート・ドリームス』渾身の第4号が届いたよ。
秋の夜長、枕の傍に、お茶のテーブルに、常備です。


Odd Girl Out – Richard Barone/Jill Sobule
Taken from the “Glow” album via Bar/None, ‘Odd Girl Out’ was co-written by Barone and Jill Sobule, the song tells the true story of a lesbian in the pre-Stonewall days of the West Village. 

Glow is the new solo album from Richard Barone, guitarist and vocalist for cult faves the Bongos. The album is a sonic delight; like a lost solo Beatle album from a glam-rock future-world. After taking a break from performing to produce others and write a book, Barone is back working with his long time friend and favorite producer Tony Visconti along with Steve Addabbo, Jill Sobule, Paul Williams (co-write “Silence Is Our Song”), Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken and others, Glow positively glows with great songs like “Gravity’s Pull,” “Yet Another Midnight” and a captivating cover of Marc Bolan’s “Girl.” The king of chamber pop does not disappoint on this stunning new addition to his catalog.

Darker My Love on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Darker My Love’s new sonic direction leans toward the psychedelic and channels early Grateful Dead jams. 



White Fence – Lillian  (via Impose Magazine)

New track by White Fence aka Tim Presley of Darker My Love.




Peter Broderick – Human Eyeballs On Toast (Studio Recording)
From “How They Are” available via HUSH Records store.
Recorded April 22, 2010 at Type Foundry Studio, Portland Oregon, USA.

WATCH :: more videos from “How They Are”


After completing work on the elaborate forthcoming follow-up to his vocal debut, Home (HUSH, Bella Union/2008), musician/composer Peter Broderick went into the studio with the goal of recording and mixing an album in one day, live to 2” tape, with no overdubs or punch-ins. Only voice, piano, and guitar. How They Are is this record.  (HUSH)



a year is round
This animated video was created by a collaboration between She Animates (Matt and Kate) and Peter Broderick – a composer / musician, well known for being an adopted member of Efterklang, and recordings/tours with several groups/musicians (Horse Feathers, M. Ward, She & Him, Norfolk & Western, Laura Gibson, and many more).

This simple idea happily came to life with a lot of patience, some nimble prop making skills and the gift of a charming guitar from our good friend Johnny. Pleased with the outcome we decided to send it to one of our favourite musicians Mr. Peter Broderick, whose music inspired the initial idea. We were over the silvery moon when Peter agreed to soundtrack it for us.    

Matt and Kate




The Daredevil Christopher Wright performing “The Daredevil Christopher Wright” on the “7e ciel balcony” in Paris, France.  09.17.1
Shot in Paris by M. Cortès

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