Three recent favourite Bandcamp purchases featuring Russian bass player and vocalist Svetlana Negaeva aka “Zombierella” of Messer Chups, Tentative Reels and Bleak Engineers.
All roads lead to Red Square?
Well, my search for 1950s rock ‘n’ roll enlightenment led me first to Doo Wop chord and scales progressions with Berklee. From there I ventured on to Pinterest for more American Dream inspiration.
I hit the beach with Surf Rock, Dick Dale, Link Wray, which brought me nicely back to Tarantino.
I went off Tarantino films for a while, after Desperado, Kill Bill, Django, Inglorious Bastards .. The Hateful 8. Only so much hate I can stomach in one sitting. I think he redeemed himself with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, though. I’ll never get bored seeing hippies getting wrecked.
“If in doubt, go left” — That’s pretty much what I did, finding way my back almost where I began with “Russian Doomer music”, post-punk electronica — anything inspired by Kraftwerk, Joy Division, to this — some of the sexiest “Soviet Wave” I’ve heard.
The Minimoog Model D has pretty much the same functions as the hardware version but you will need very small fingers to play the keys, operate the switches, oscillator dials on an iPhone or iPad screen.
The iKaossilator is a fun app as well with tons of sounds and variations to “occupy your mind”. I guess the hardware version is pretty similar and fun as well.
I’m still waiting for my free download of Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts V – VI double album offered a few weeks ago. The site was apparently inundated.
It is a nice, ambient album. I’ve listened to it on YouTube all the way through and watched the interview with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross explaining how they made it — completing one song per day with Trent improvising and Atticus recording then arranging it into tracks.
There is a lot of very good free music available as well on Bandcamp.
I’ve been working on a few musical ideas of my own. I got a sale the other day just when I was ready to do something else.