Over the last two years Katie Noonan and her new band
Longplayer is a piece of music that is designed to last for one thousand years. It started to play on 1 January 2000 and if all goes to plan will continue without repetition until 31 December 2999, at which point it will restart at the beginning. Longplayer is based on an existing piece of music, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in length, which is processed by computer using a simple algorithm. This gives a large number of variations, which, when played consecutively, gives a total runtime of 1000 years.
Maxi Priest (born Max Alfred Elliott on June 10, 1961) is a reggae singer from England. Career Of West Indian descent, and the second youngest of nine children, he was born in Lewisham, London. He is known as the 'King of Lovers Rock'. His music is sometimes closer to R&B, and pop, than to reggae music itself. His first major album was the self-titled Maxi Priest (1988) along with his cover of Cat Stevens' Wild World established him as one of the British reggae top singers this internationally acclaimed vocalist, is the only UK reggae act to score an American Billboard Number One.
Missy Higgins (born Melissa Morrison Higgins on August 19, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia) is one of Australia's most popular female singer-songwriters. Missy (Melissa) was thrust into the limelight in her homeland when her sister entered Missy into a competition, which she won. The competition was conducted by the national alternative broadcaster, Triple J. Although she was still in high school, her song All For Believing quickly became one of the station's most requested tracks of 2001.
1) Dusted is the dewy-eyed solo pop project of Holy Fuck's Brian Borchedt. It draws on Women's tantalising, elegiac lo-fi moments; 'Candy Says'-era the Velvet Underground; and cavernous Microphones-style production, and a debut album is due through Hand Drawn Dracula / Polyvinyl in summer 2012. Borchedt is based in Toronto, Canada. 2) Dusted is the joint venture of two producers, Rollo Armstrong (Rollo Armstrong, who has produced New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Faithless) and Mark Bates (Guy Ornadel).
ZUM is an Argentinian-Japanese guitar trio, specialized in the use of steel String acoustic guitars tuned to the so-called New Standard Tuning, which gives their characteristic sound a much wider sonic range. ZUM's main driving force may very well be rooted in the Argentinian tradition of the Tango, however, their diverse musical escapades serve as examples of their versatility and virtuosity. Typically, one may hear Piazzola side by side with Bartók, The Beatles or Stevie Wonder, this without losing the inner coherence and distinct identity of the group.
www.facebook.com/shinamomoki Departing from bedroom project Murdermostfoul, Auryn Tate Waring joined with his fellow art colleague and friend Felix Treadwell and began recording a series of songs influenced by the likes of Shlohmo, Washed Out, Metronomy, Steve Reich, Four Tet, Bibio and Neon Indian.
Wynter Gordon (born Diana Gordon; August 25, 1985) is an American singer and songwriter. Wynter was born in New York and was brought up in a poverty stricken neighborhood in Queens. As the middle child of seven living in a two bedroom house with an abusive and largely absent father, her childhood was difficult. Wynter discovered her talent for singing and dance at an early age. As a teenager, she was accepted to the famous LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. There, she was nurtured in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment.
Teresa Salgueiro (b. 8 Jan 1969, Amadora, Portugal - aka Tereza Salgueiro, she changed first-name spelling), is the former lead singer of Madredeus (1987 to 2007), now pursuing a solo career. As a young girl, Salgueiro sang fado / bossa nova, in Lisbon's streets & taverns. In 1985 (at 16 y/o), she moved to old Lisbon, to live with friends & continued singing. Her latest release is "Você E Eu" ('07, with João Cristal &