milescosmo:

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you
she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.
figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

Not sure how I feel about the phrase “classical EDM” or any reference to EDM when talking about electronic music pioneers but Wendy fucken Carlos! RESPECT!

milescosmo:

funkvibe:

ok do you see this Legendary Epic woman right here? this is wendy fucking carlos and i’m going to describe to you why wendy carlos is 30 thousand times better than you

  1. she is a 74 year old trans fucking woman. she remembers having dysphoria at age five and started hrt in 1968. you think transitioning is difficult now? try doing it in 1968. the thought scares the shit out of me.
  2. her first album, switched on bach, is a literal hour of her playing bach’s music on synthesizers. that’s classical edm. edm wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t brought synthesizers to prominence. the catch? synthesizers in 1968 were monophonic. that means you can only play one note at a time. wendy carlos sat there and played each instrument’s piece of bachs music at least 6 times per symphony, painstakingly overdubbing and rerecording each line, one at a time.
  3. oh yeah, switched on bach was the first classical album to sell more than 500k copies and she won 3 grammies and stayed on the billboard #1 pop charts for 17 weeks.
  4. you know tron? that really awesome movie whose sequel daft punk made the ost for? wendy is the original daft punk. tron’s soundtrack was all her; not only that, but so was a clockwork orange and the shining. 
  5. in 1998 this piece of shit momus (aka nick currie on wired) made a song mocking wendy’s sexual orientation. $50k of currie’ money later, she forced him to remove that song from his entire collection, have the master destroyed, and his music career fucking died after that.

figured i’d post this since daft punk keep getting a lot of love. i love daft punk, but they owe their lives to this fucking badass.

Not sure how I feel about the phrase “classical EDM” or any reference to EDM when talking about electronic music pioneers but Wendy fucken Carlos! RESPECT!

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nataliakoptseva:

Klimt, Gustav

Beethoven Frieze - Hostile forces

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magictransistor:

Edvard Munch. Woodcuts. Woman’s Head Against the Shore, Melancholy II, Evening Melancholy II, Woman on the Shore II, Encounter in Space, Woman on the Shore I, Two Human Beings The Lonely Ones, Manbathing, The Girls on the Bridge, Towards the Forest II (top to bottom). 1890s-1920.

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mosaicrecords:

Charlie Haden: Lonely Woman

This is a stunning and oblique reading of Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” on a stage in Portugal in the ‘70s or ‘80s. Charlie was on the original recording and his interpretation is drawn from his part in the original performance which deeply rooted and very bluesy. Billy Higgins kept a light, flowing beat and Ornette and Don Cherry floated the melody ethereally the rhythm section. It’s especially ironic because Charlie was thrown in jail in Portugal for speaking his mind on a 1968 tour of Portugal with Ornette. He spoke out against the brutal military government on stage and they responded by proving him right.

-Michael Cuscuna

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divisionleap:

One of my favorite artist books, the rare In the Shadow of Forward Motion by David Wojnarovicz. One of reportedly 150-200 copies produced for the PPOW Gallery exhibition in 1989. 

From new arrivals. More pictures and information here

flyintothemire:

Diamanda Galas, a page from the Einsturzende Neubaten book ‘Listen With Pain”. Scanned in.

flyintothemire:

Diamanda Galas, a page from the Einsturzende Neubaten book ‘Listen With Pain”. Scanned in.

Album Art

final-exorcism:

Hank Wood and The Hammerheads - (What’s So Bad About A) Bad Idea, 2014

UNGH.

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ArtistHank Wood & The Hammerheads
Title(What's So Bad About A) Bad Idea
AlbumStay Home LP

IN SCHOOL tearing the motherfucker down at Laughing Horse Books last Wednesday. Best straightforward HC band in ‘Merica right now. So stoked to finally see em live after listening to them on headphones after fucked up days at work. Now I got to see it live and in person after a fucked up day at work. You can see me ruining most of the footage in the left corner, old sweaty gray Roxy Music shirt pacing back n forth because I was way too tired, carrying too much stuff in my bag, too worried about my glasses breaking to even git in da pit. Also I’m a dingus and forgot my zine where I wrote up the Praxis of Hate 7 inch to give them. But I fucking sang along goddammit. FEAR.


rovertnosnoj:

VOID

Always reblog Void, but especially the album art notebook doodles they drew up instead of paying attention in class.

rovertnosnoj:

VOID

Always reblog Void, but especially the album art notebook doodles they drew up instead of paying attention in class.