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03 mars 2009





A la marge des grands courants, élevé par Peter Gabriel, qui révéla au monde le singulier Big City Secrets, Joseph a perdu en chemin le public tout acquis à LA cause folk sophistiquée, et gagné de l'autre côté de l'Atlantique un chœur de louanges inégalé. Poète moderne et héraut d'une Amérique souvent blessée. Les douleurs de l'introspection font place aujourd'hui aux joies du groupe, avec The Lonely Astronauts. Avec Sticky Fingers et Exile On Main Street en ligne de mire, Temporary People jubile et se décontracte, tout de guitares vêtu, d'orgues amples et de jolis chœurs.

Depuis dix ans, les Québécois de Karkwa ont franchi montagnes et tremplins pour affiner un projet artistique audacieux, quelque part entre M.Ward, Steve Reich et Patrick Watson, pour faire court.

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01 mars 2009

B&W Music Club offers 24-Bit Versions

B&W Music Club albums now available in super high quality 24-bit versions. Even better sounding recordings for streaming. Members have more choice than ever before. 16-bit versions still available for burning to CD and uploading to iPods®.

The Peter Gabriel-curated B&W Music Club is expanding its campaign for high-quality music downloads by offering all new albums in 24 bit FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). These incredibly high-quality music files get listeners closer than ever to the sound the artist heard in the studio.

Starting with an exclusive first opportunity to hear the new album from Mercury Music Prize nominated Portico Quartet, all B&W Music Club albums, which are specially recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, will be available in this format.

This means that subscribers have a choice of three formats for download. The new 24 bit FLAC format, a 16bit FLAC version and a 16bit Apple Lossless version. The new file format is also available for people on a free trial, who can download an EP of 24 bit lossless music.

Even with this improved choice, the decision making process for which format users should download remains a simple one: iTunes users should stick to the 16bit ALC format; people wanting to burn the file to CD but use another music program can choose the 16 bit FLAC file. However, if you want to experience the benefits of 24 bit audio, then you can download the 24 bit FLAC file and listen to it either direct from your computer, stream it wirelessly using a device such as the Sonos system, or burn the file to DVD for playback in a disc player.

Since it's launch in May 2008, B&W Music Club has brought members a wide variety of different musical styles, all from exceptional artists: Gwyneth Herbert; Dub Colossus; former Suede frontman Brett Anderson; guitarist Tom Kerstens; 16-year old piano prodigy Benjamin Grosvenor and an exclusive lossless EP download from Dave Stewart. Future releases include the new album from Dengue Fever, a band that blends Cambodian pop music with West Coast psychedelic rock.

B&W offers free trial memberships via its website, where users can download a four-track EP a month for three months. Full membership of B&W Music Club allows you to download the full album each month, and costs $39.95 for six months or $59.95 for a year, which works out less than $3 an album.

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Posted by Nicoll Public Relations, Inc. on Saturday, February 28, 2009

AR Rahman: "I share my Oscars with Peter Gabriel"

‘Oscar was like my national award’

CHENNAI: “There are many forces that divide us here from caste to religion. May music be the force that unifies us,” began AR Rahman, in a speech that was marked with characteristic humility and oodles of references to religion. Who better to state that than the musician himself who has left the entire country to collectively celebrate his arrival at the international platform with two Oscars? (...)

AR Rahman
says his award was a recognition for World Music, given the nature of his score for the film. “So, I thought I must owe it all to Peter Gabriel, the musician who is seen as one of the forerunners to propagate World Music. He has in fact, inspired many Indians like me and Mandolin U Shrinivas. I’d like to share my award with him,” Rahman said. (...)

Sharadha Narayanan, Express Buzz, 28 Feb 2009

Daniel Lanois Signs With UMPG

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a publishing agreement with producer/songwriter/musician Daniel Lanois covering his catalog and future works.

"We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Lanois, one of the most distinctive and celebrated composers, songwriters, artists, and producers of our time, to our publishing family," said UMPG chairman and CEO David Renzer said in a statement.

Lanois has performed and/or produced albums for U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, the Neville Brothers and many more. He is a co-writer and co-producer on U2’s upcoming “No Line On The Horizon.”

By Ed Christman, Billboard, N.Y., February 24, 2009 - Publishing

Rescuing Pakistan from the Taliban

In its 60-plus turbulent years as an independent country, Pakistan has been held together by its music, poetry, films, literature and sports. Pakistan is an overwhelmingly Muslim nation, but culture -- not religion -- is the glue that binds people in this critical U.S.-allied country.

But now the Taliban are grafting an alien form of Islam onto Pakistan, with dire consequences for Pakistanis, the region and possibly the world. Earlier this month the Pakistani government and army made a deal with the Taliban and gave them control of the Swat valley. The government ceded this region near the Afghan border after countless suicide attacks resulted in the loss of many military and civilian lives.

President Asif Ali Zardari's ill-conceived appeasement will only embolden the Taliban and may squelch more of Pakistan's voices of peace just when Pakistanis and the world need to hear them most.

In Swat and elsewhere in the North-West Frontier Province, arts and culture are under attack, as are women's rights. The city of Swat used to be a haven for arts, music and tourism. There is now eerie silence. The Taliban have shut down girls' schools, imposed sharia law and destroyed music shops. Cinemas are being locked down. The fanatics' idea is simple: to asphyxiate Pakistan's rich and vibrant culture and replace it with their own.

President Obama has promised to listen to the Muslim world. The president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistan and Afghanistan envoy Richard Holbrooke can start by listening to Pakistani artists who embody peace, modernity and cross-cultural dialogue.

For the past 20 years Pakistani music and pop culture has built a national and global following. The late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the iconic Qawwali singer, collaborated with Peter Gabriel and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Pakistani rock bands and singers like Junoon, Strings, Jal and Atif Aslam have been huge draws in India, America and Europe. Last year Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor's movie In the Name of God was a box office hit in both Pakistan and India. The film portrays the difficulties of being a liberal Muslim in Pakistan after 9/11 -- something that's just getting harder. (...) read more here

"Beyond Our Differences"

This ambitious 2008 PBS program asks the world's great thinkers and religious and political leaders for solutions to the world's many problems. Hopeful reflections come from such diverse people as Andrew Young, Peter Gabriel, Deepak Chopra, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Noam Chomsky. Unrated, 72 minutes. No DVD extras.