Et je sais que tu aimes les animaux

23 03 2009

MALAJUBE

This guys from Montreal will soon rock Berlin. Check llegasaberlin.com for the day and find their sounds on the web. Malajube is a Canadian pop-rock quintet which took the indie scene by storm. On February 10, the band released its third catchy rock album, Labyrinthes. Fully packed they’ll present their actual release in Berlin’s Magnet Club. Another proof that those guys in Prenzlauer Berg do great booking work. After Trompe-l’œil (2006) and Le Compte Complet (2004) they completed a weirdo masterpiece with highly addictive tracks, though we’re still loving La monogamie from their second one. Don’t miss!





An analogue bubble bath

16 03 2009

On april 26 you’ll have one of the greatest electronic acts around served at Ostgut. Don’t miss this L.A. guy: Flying Lotus’ Los Ángeles is already a milestone. Tune in for a review on Steven Ellison’s june 08 release…

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Along with the rising profiles of both Scottish producer Rustie and fellow Warp artist Harmonic 313, FlyLo’s migration to the Sheffield label for his first full-length release indicates that this strain of instrumental, broken hip hop is whetting aural appetites. Steven Ellison’s hometown provides the impetus for a narrative of city life where off-kilter beats, cloaked in ambience, set the soundscape. His is an L.A that threatens; the ominous, static fog of opener Brainfeeder seduces, while Roberta Flack is just sublime.

Where David Holmes’ Bow Down To The Exit Sign packed a visceral, urban punch through spoken monologues from corner street dwellers, Ellison’s eschewing of M.Cs smacks of confidence. Without lyrical clutter the imagined city is as much the listener’s creation as the artist’s, a trick that perhaps betrays Ellison’s jazz lineage (his aunt is Alice Coltrane).

Prefuse 73’s shadow looms large over the wonderfully-monikered Beginners Falafel and the crunchy edits of Camel. That aside, Ellison’s deftness of touch, matched with the application of ethereal backdrops that recall EL P’s stone cold work with Cannibal Ox, ensure this street storyboard intensifies with each listen. The rabbit-warren, rhythmic …

For the complete review click tha pic, hon!





Let’s get it started Mr. O!

26 02 2009

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Ok, somehow we like the Obama Idea. Suddenly a saviour appears, amidst the biggest crisis ever. People still think there is a way out. And there is a way out: but the way out is preceded by a hard paradigmatic change. The markets can’t expand anymore. Our ways of living have to change. The worldwide saturation with goods has reduced China to a dumb toothless plastic tiger. Faking the possibility of recovering and getting back to the state of happiness with consumption is just a lie. Some “O”-Quotes:

“We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.” Really? How?

“The only way this century will be another American century is if we confront at last the price of our dependence on oil and the high cost of health care; the schools that aren’t preparing our children and the mountain of debt they stand to inherit. That is our responsibility.” Another American century? Fuck no!

“Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.” Oh, please!

I don’t know why we like Mr. Obama. But he shouldn’t be confounded by some weird advisors. The truth is that we won’t recover, that we won’t overcome this crisis. But live will continue and maybe the Berlin way could be used as an example. Berlin is, was and will always be poor (but sexy). And what once was a different model of living could be a way out for humanity? It is hard to recognize that politics has no idea how to get out of this mess. But there is no need to lie. Let’s be honest, we knew that politics never served the people and therefore we never expected solutions, so don’t sell cheap philosophy. Just don’t lie. Be honest or do what your predecessors did. Nothing.
Consumerism has come to an end – a real chance to change for good. To measure with quality, not quantity… Let’s get things started Mr. O!

BTW_ B2#10 will offer you some easy receipts how to cope with unstable environments in life. Cheap philosophy for free, soon on B2 MAG…





Speak english or die?

1 01 2009

B2@wp starts … now. Follow and join us doin’ the impossible to get our tenth issue out. An important decision, we’ll only work mainly with a fix staff. We were far too kind to be an open project. U’ll be screwed if ur arse is wide open, so after that experience ..

Los fabulosos Schokoschock...

Download the Malasaña inspired B2 song made by Kreuzberg’s SCHOKOSCHOCK: Killer Woman.mp3