It took decades of work and research for this day to come, but the soundtrack to Roger Watkins' sleazy horror magnum opus Last House on Dead End Street has finally been scheduled for an official public release February 12. Consisting solely of tracks that come from the world famous KPM Music Library, the soundtrack is a unique blend of haunting experimental terror electronics -- the pure atmospheric embodiment of the film's oppressive ominous vibe.
Have you ever wondered how vinyl records were recorded on, pressed and made? Now, have you ever wondered that same process but with Duke Ellington as your maestro? In a video from June 1937, entitled 'Record Making with Duke Ellington,' we see the jazz bandleader bring the jazz sound to a standard LP, which is shown being pressed, buffed and put on the line.
New York City in the 1970s was a playing ground for new artists. Around the time the New York Dolls could co-exist with Led Zeppelin was also a ruthless music business caught in the maelstrom of the up-and-coming disco, punk and alternative scenes. Vinyl, a new series coming to HBO Feb. 14 starring Bobby Cannavale and P.J. Byrne, examines the business back in the day and what shaped the sphere of music to be via the streets and underground of NYC.
The 8-Ball Music Fair No. 1 (remember All Day Every Day's NEWSSTAND?) took place on Sunday, August 17 at Dustin Yellin's Pioneer Works in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood--presenting an afternoon delight for both audiophiles and art-lovers.
The older generation must look at the younger one and wonder. In a rapidly advancing society--where immediate access to, in this case, music being the social norm--the revival of vinyl sales is a particularly mystifying idea to note.
Classical Music magazine details the latest reports from the U.S. and U.K. classical music recording trends. Based on figures released by Nielsen SoundScan and by the British Phonographic Institute (BPI, the U.K.'s trade body) and the Official Charts Company, the big news is that digital music downloads have a down arrow by them for the first time ever in the United States, while continuing to grow across the pond, and that the monster that is streaming is getting fatter.