David Lynch Remixes Nigel Godrich’s Ultraísta

Superstar producer Nigel Godrich, most well known for his work with Radiohead, has a band of his own called Ultraísta. David Lynch gave their track “Strange Formula” a moody remix. Check out the accompanying psychedelic video via nowness.com.


Ultraísta is comprised of Godrich, singer Laura Bettinson, and Joey Waronker, who has done session drumming for heavyweights like Beck and the Smashing Pumpkins. Their self-titled album will be out Oct. 2nd on Temporary Residence, but you can grab a free remix EP here right now. Experience them live in LA at the Echoplex Oct. 19th, Oct. 22nd at the Independent in San Francisco, or  Oct. 24th at Le Poisson Rouge NYC.

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Brian Eno Announces New Ambient Solo Album

Brian Eno will release his first proper ambient solo venture in seven years this November. Following in the sonic vein of earlier aural massages he calls “Music For Thinking” – which includes Music For Airports, Music For Films, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, Discreet Music, and Neroli – Eno’s new piece has been dubbed LUX. This four track journey is “a 75 minute composition in 12 sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy.” LUX will be available Nov.13th on Warp Records.

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Desertshore / Final Report NOT a Throbbing Gristle album

ImageIndustrial Records has released info (and teaser trailers, below) for what they’re calling “a unique collaboration by Chris Carter, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Cosey Fanni Tutti.”

Throbbing Gristle “ceased to exist” when Genesis P. Orridge capriciously quit the band during their European comeback tour in 2010. The remaining three members decided to continue under the name XTG, since, according to Sleazy, it was not “possible for any changed band or variation of personnel to perform live as Throbbing Gristle without all the original four of us on stage.” The forthcoming double album Desertshore / Final Report is thus the result of ‘XTG’ sessions.

First conceived by Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson, who died on November 25th, 2010, Desertshore is a ‘re-imagined’ cover version of Nico’s album of the same name. It was completed by Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, and features guest vocalists Gaspar Noé, Blixa Bargeld, Marc Almond, Sasha Grey, and Antony Hegarty.

The Final Report is the companion album, culled from 2009/2010 sessions by the trio. The double album will be available November 26th, the day after the second anniversary of Sleazy’s death.

Apparently, the announcement that “Throbbing Gristle” is releasing these new albums, as reported by Pitchfork, angered Genesis P. Orridge, sparking a public argument on twitter. Chris Carter makes it clear that these albums are NOT being released as Throbbing Gristle.

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Trent Reznor Reveals New How To Destroy Angels Info

ImageTrent Reznor released information regarding a new EP from his post-NIN project How To Destroy Angels via his facebook today. The band consists of his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, Rob Sheriden, and Atticus Ross, with whom Reznor worked on the scores for both The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon TattooHere is the message from the man himself:

Sorry for the radio silence lately… I’ve been busy! There’s a number of things to be revealed over the coming months. Some you may expect, others you may not. Patience, my friends.

Today’s news is about my band How To Destroy Angels. I’m happy to announce we’ve formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it’s called An Omen EP. As you may have guessed, it’s an EP. It contains six songs, some of which are from our full-length LP which is coming early next year.
We are making some videos, we are going to be performing live, and that’s all the details I have for now on those matters.

Regarding our decision to sign with Columbia, we’ve really spent a long time thinking about things and it makes sense for a lot of reasons, including a chance to work with our old friend Mark Williams. There’s a much more granular and rambling answer I could give (and likely will in an interview someplace) but it really comes down to us experimenting and trying new things to see what best serves our needs. Complete independent releasing has its great points but also comes with shortcomings.We are all very excited about you checking out the new stuff. Wish I could tell you more, but you know how this works… it would take all the fun out of it!

Stay tuned!

If you missed it back in 2010, grab HTDA’s first EP FREE at howtodestroyangels.com

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Johnny Greenwood Scored PT Anderson’s The Master


Johnny Greenwood, sometimes known as the guitarist for a little band called Radiohead, has provided the score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s much anticipated new film The Master. But Greenwood isn’t new to writing for film or orchestra; he scored Bodysong in 2003, premiered the string piece Popcorn Superhet Receiver in the US as part of the Wordless Music Series in 2008, and has released a collaborative album with Krystoff Penderecki. He also wrote the score for PT Anderson’s highly acclaimed masterpiece There Will Be BloodRead a recent interview with Johnny at NPR, check out an audio clip from The Master below, or stream the full soundtrack at SpotifyThe Master opens tomorrow 9/21. 

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Portishead’s Adrian Utley Shows Off Synths

Some videos from Source Distribution interviewing Adrian Utley of Portishead fame have been making their way around the web. In the first clip Source gets Utley’s first reactions to the Arturia MiniBrute, and in the second Adrian gives a tour of his personal home studio synth collection. Analog synth porn below!

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iOS 6 Update Available Now

Apple fanatics have been reportedly lining up in front of the Apple Store NY since LAST THURSDAY for the chance to buy the new iPhone 5, and I’m sure there are others who have been waiting just as fervently to download the new iOS.

If you are an Apple early adopting fiend, and you haven’t already updated your iDevice to iOS 6 (available today at last!) WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING READING THIS POST GO DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT THIS MOMENT! 

You can do this either by plugging in to your computer and clicking Update in iTunes or simply go to Settings>General>Software Update on your iDevice (you will need 2.5 GB of free space and WIFI access though). My advice is, as always, BACK UP FIRST JUST IN CASE! 

Or you could just wait around and see what people say is wrong with it (the inevitable iOS6pocalypse???).

Touting over 200 new features, iOS 6 should be more than enough to placate those who don’t think upgrading to the iPhone 5 is necessary. Check out what’s new over at Apple.

Dinosaur Jr. Release “I Bet On Sky”

Today Dinosaur Jr. drop their newest fuzz bomb “I Bet On Sky,” via Jajaguwar. This is their tenth studio album and the third since reforming in 2005. For anyone who craves Jazzmaster and Big Muff blistering guitar solos in their earhole this should be a no-brainer. Stream it over at The Independent, buy it on vinyl or CD from the DinoStore if you’re too lazy to go support your local record shop, or digitally online everywhere.

The video below is for the first single “Watch the Corners” starring Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

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Amon Tobin Takes Manhattan

(image via amontobin.com)

Legendary electronic pioneer Amon Tobin brings his massive 3-D multimedia art installation ISAM Live 2.0 to the Hammerstein Ballroom tonight, followed by an audio/visual art exhibition opening at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery tomorrow, September 15th, and afterwards a dj set on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard the Jewel.

Composed of giant geometric cube configurations, ISAM Live presents Amon performing from inside a central 25’ x 14’ x 8’ cube, where he controls live generative imagery, which reacts to the audio he is pumping out, mapping projections in real-time to the surfaces of the reconfiguring cubes surrounding him.

While this is Tobin’s second time around with his ambitious project, the reboot promises to be “enhanced with new audio and visual elements,” including new material from “Stunt Rhythms,” the sophomore album soon to be released under his more beat-centric alter ego, Two Fingers.

Buy Amon Tobin: ISAM

Buy Two Fingers: Stunt Rhythms