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Blood For The Return,” the self-recorded debut album by Mirage aka Robin Nydall (he is a 19-year-old Dream Pop experimentalist from Los Angeles), has been available via Olde English Spelling Bee / Weird World Record Co.. Orchestral arrangements by Cliff Dweller (Ari Balouzian) contributions featuring Max Whipple (Cello/Clarinet), Spencer Frazen (Harmonies/Additional Vox), and Dash Lefrancis (Flute/Harmonies).  
Released 26 August 2014.
今年の忘れ物 #2

“Patrick Cleary (Silver Phial, The Digs) + Eric “Cashew” Harding (The Prix, Eagle Winged Palace) = EP of Baroque Rock & Roll with a dash of Americana Surrealism”

Both tracks are taken from Los Angeles-based duo, Cleary and Cashew‘s “Husbands Vol. I,” the first entry in a set of forthcoming EPs.  It was recorded with Rob Campanella of The Quarter After (Beachwood Sparks, Brian Jonestown Massacre), and the additional musicians are Scott Bassman, Cheryl Lynn Caddick, Curt Harding, James Arellano, Darryll Brown, Rob Campenella. “Husbands Vol. I” is available digitally via iTunes and is also available on cassette via Wiener/Burger Records.

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader. He writes stage musicals, post-modern concert music, quirky pop, country songs, and music for children’s TV.”

Brian Woodbury Music on Souncloud

taken from the overture from the musical “The Hammerdancer” (1983) (book, music & lyrics Brian Woodbury).

c. Brian Woodbury and His Popular Music Group
“Brian Woodbury And His Popular Music Group”
Fang Records, 1992

“For Mike, finding out that he was going to become a father was a moment when he realized that the world he was familiar with was all about to change. He went to work at his home studio outside of Los Angeles writing and recording songs that documented his life’s journey through this transformation.” –Everloving Records

Michael Andrews – Spilling A Rainbow by KPCC

Originally from San Diego, Michael Andrews (aka Elgin Park of The Greyboy Allstars) is a L.A.-based multi-faceted musician/producer/film composer who has scored music for cult classics “Donnie Darko”, “Me and You and Everyone We Know” and the TV series “Freaks and Geeks,” as well as Hollywood films like Jake Kasdan’s “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” and Duplass Bros.’ “Cyrus” and more, also he has collaborated with artists like Inara George and Van Dyke Parks, Brendan Benson, Gary Jules, and many others. His second solo effort “Spilling A Rainbow,” recorded at his home studio outside of Los Angeles with his fellow engineers Dan Long and Steve Kaye, is due out on August 14th via Everloving. The album includes a cover of Roy Harper’s “Forever.”

WATCH :: Michael Andrews Animated Music Video, “Bubbles In Space” under the professional production of, Joshua Hassin.

ところで、始まりにはブライアン〜ペット・サウンズのコラボレーターとしての功績があれど、ヴァン・ダイク・パークスへの敬愛の連鎖を辿ってみると、ジョアンナ・ニューサムの2ndにヴァン・ダイク・パークスを招いたジム・オルークがいて、それからジョアンナのツアーで単身オープニング・アクトを務めたロビン・ペックノルド(フリート・フォクシーズ)、ベラ・ユニオンからのヴァン・ダイクの名作3タイトル再発を祝うロンドンでのショーにペックノルドと共に参加するグリズリー・ベアのダニエル・ロッセン。これとはきっと別経路で、ヴァン・ダイクのコラボレーター、イナラ・ジョージ(ザ・バード&ザ・ビー)のダンナさんが映画監督のジェイク・カスダン(ローレンス・カスダンの息子)で、マイケル・アンドリュースが映画音楽を手がけていくきっかけになったのがジェイクの初監督作品『Zero Effect』、そしてマイケルがイナラにヴァン・ダイクを紹介され、彼女のヴァン・ダイクとのコラボ作『An Invitation』(2008) をプロデュースしたという….。 
(Mike, Don Heffington, Van Dyke – Photo by Laura Heffington.)

The Intelligence w/ Kelley Stoltz – (They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy

‘(They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy’ 7″ single (b/w ‘Lake Of Dracula’) was just released as a preview for The Intelligence’s upcoming “Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me” album via In The Red, they teamed up with San Francisco singer / multi-instrumentalist Kelley Stoltz (The Sonny & The Sunsets) on that song. Pressed in an edition of 600 – the first 200 on yellow vinyl. 

The Intelligence are the brainchild of Lars Finberg (formerly of A-Frames, currently of Thee Oh Sees and Wounded Lion). Around since 1999, The Intelligence has to date released seven singles, five split singles, two EPs, seven albums and have made eight compilation appearances. They join the ranks of hyper-prolific artists like Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall in the impossible-to-stay-on-top-of department.

“Piana” is the latest release by Gregory Rogove, best known for his work in Priestbird, Megapuss, and Devendra Banhart and The Grogs. The album is his first collection of instrumental, solo piano pieces inspired by Erik Satie and Claude Debussy, all music were composed by himself and performed by John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood). It also includes a DVD of visual and musical remixes. Available now on Knitting Factory Records.  
PIANA REMIX MUSIC BY: The Bees, Violens, Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Natalia Lafourcade, Devendra Banhart, Storms, Hecuba, Carly Margolis, Adam Green, Lucky Dragons.

Gregory Rogove – Jackyl
from the album “PIANA,” available now on Knitting Factory Records
Directed & Animated by Gregory Rogove and Diana Garcia
Cinematography by Autumn Durald / Edited by Phillip Gadrow

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Gregory Rogove – Jackyl (Violens Remix) by KnittingFactoryRecords

Sunken Sh-illy (Sunken Ships) (Billy Martin Remix) by KnittingFactoryRecords

Album art by William Schaff

Our Orthodox – We’re Not The Only Ones

Our Orthodox is a recording project by Neal Harris, a Pacific Northwest native transplanted in Los Angeles. Its latest album “We Are Not The Only Ones” is available now on the bandcamp. The album was recorded at his friend’s studio, The Kitchen in Atwater Village. Neal describes that some significant influences on his sound are The Walkmen, Girls & Okkervil River.

Released 03 January 2012.
All songs performed by Neal Harris & Jens Kuross.
Produced by Neal Harris & Jeremy Carberry (Lost Ship Recording).
All songs written by Neal Harris except ‘Apathy Is Stronger Than Love,’
by Jacob Bruggman (of The Good Wives).
Album art by William Schaff who’s been well known for the Okkervil River’s art works and also he worked for the previous Our Orthodox self-titled album (2010).

Released 09 April 2010 / Album art by William Schaff

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