Both were captured exactly as performed in the studio, an analog recording that further adds to the group's emphasis on connecting to the past. Ostraca - Last ++ 61. This is about flawed, proud characters grappling with failure; not punching bad guys in the face until they submit. But to read him is also to realize that he sits at the juncture of multiple complex roles: roles others have imposed on him, and those he has forged for himself. The Australian government has said the cruel conditions of the camps is meant to act as a deterrent against other refugees arriving by sea, but it's clear that the operation of the camps serves another purpose: to destroy those who wind up in them. Tombs - The Grand Annihilation + 83. It is therefore perfectly possible to inhale this experience completely joyously, without once giving a thought to any part of the so-called concept, merely existing purely in this contemporary moment, thereby achieving the very mindfulness that the album may have intended for us all along.
Needless to say, entrapment has never been a viable avenue for defendants. Meadowlark - Postcards + 216. James Vincent McMorrow - We Care + 74. The thing that usually stops them in their tracks is a reprimand from the Australian officers. He's also one of the world's most visible and prolific Kurdish writers, a beacon for that embattled people's hopes in a world where Kurds remain one of the most targeted and persecuted of minorities, alternately abandoned and abused both by repressive governments like Iran and Turkey as well as supposedly democratic, rights-loving governments in North America and Europe, which either turn a blind eye to the Kurds' plight or participate in their persecution by designating them terrorists for fighting for their autonomy and survival. In each set, Monder, the guitar player, could be said to disappear into the songs he is playing. Wye Oak - Civilian 267.
Who haunts who as the characters transcend into reflections, shadows, and hopelessness. Big budget action filmmaking doesn't get much better than this. Well, as Steve Kilbey and Co. Foremost among those voices is Behrouz Boochani, and his work is essential reading for everyone in today's troubled world. Literary attention is also beginning to turn to these zones, as more emerging voices express the horrific plight of those trapped in America's refugee prison system as well.
Young Thug - Beautiful Thugger Girls ++ 87. My very first concert was George Harrison with Billy Preston. The night before Joy Division were to leave for America, Curtis hung himself. The pair first begin sleeping with each other in high school, intrigued by one another's intelligence and curiosity, and yet Connell quickly draws boundaries between a potential boyfriend-girlfriend relationship and whatever it is the two actually have together. Tellingly, the film failed to receive major distribution not only due to its nuanced portrayal of a Somali-American youth but also for its semi-documentary-and-experimental narrative form. Slowdive - Slowdive ++ 66.
Solos give the band members the chance to display their extraordinary musicianship, but always in service to the song. Each tear is earned and all applause is justified. The composition is equal parts playful, deathly serious, aggressively melodic and just plain aggressive. Yet at the same time, paradoxically, he's been rejected by that country's political leadership, which keeps him imprisoned on a remote island. He was married yet wanted to ingratiate himself into a scene that marriage and subsequent child-rearing went against punk rock ethics. His music isn't necessarily meant as background sound, much less something to dance to or hum along with; it's like a soundtrack to an eerie, broken world.
Given all of the front line accounts during this furtive punk moment in the late '70s, it appears that Savage was able to come away with some new angles to the old story -- Ian Curtis's personal dilemmas in addition to his epilepsy, the severity of said epilepsy, the band's inability to understand it all, the manager and the label boss's failure to act properly, and the multitudes that witnessed it first hand and have never forgotten the impact it left on them. He was the politician who, while Immigration Minister, played a key role in devising the offshore prison system. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors 327. Somewhere in the second half of the book, you're reminded that there's hardly any adult supervision in the equation of constant gigging, constant traveling, poor health, and marital difficulties. These artists seem to be kindred spirits, and this recognition also makes us realize that we do not constantly have to be looking backward for our inspiration, that we can look to our peers and contemporaries as well. The second chapter then leaps without explanation to a contemporary European city Paris? His prayers for it feel both silly and significant. The Maine - Good Love: The Pioneer B-Sides 2012 + amazing month I'm going to try and actually do this this year.
All the time Islam and terrorism. The concept also posits that those who are able to leverage their privileges into power tend to remain in power, shifting between privileges as necessary so as to maintain their position in a hierarchy. It's the kind of layered, infectious track that you can easily see keeping people on their feet as dawn approaches. Here, the Labeque Sisters are joined by guitarists David Chalmin and Dessner himself, and the interweaving of the four instruments not only recalls Reich's compositions but similar works by the likes of Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp. The families unbelievably watch a clip from a nearby computer from the film Faysal and Bettina were making where they speak about love to one another while their lifeless bodies lie nearby. Chaplin understood the importance of this during troubled times as his career spanned two World Wars, a Great Depression, McCarthyism, and more. Not to bring him down a peg, but to tell it as it was; Ian Curtis was a young man with a romantic angle, looking to channel his love of writing into a musical outlet.
You can bathe in them. Suede - Suede 1993 194. The pedal steel guitar adds to the country ballad feel of this song and also seems to represent the feeling of unobtainable desire effectively. They have those thoughtful faces and nice sleek bodies. This outlook becomes particularly problematic as the lead character flies a drone high overhead for what has become an overused shot in much contemporary cinema. He also integrates a keen socio-political analysis: on the meta-level, it explores the operation of the refugee system in Australian and global politics and its role in perpetuating colonialism and white supremacy; on the quotidian level, the operation of a prison camp; and on a cultural level, the complex and hierarchized relations between racialized refugees, white Australians and Indigenous Manusians or Papus, as he refers to the island's local inhabitants. The police forged partnerships with community organizations, schools, and health care providers to assist in identifying potential terrorists among Muslim populations based upon vague markers like religious fundamentalism and critical views towards the government that could implicate just about anyone as harboring terrorist intentions.
A daring, constantly engaging record that skillfully layered a bold, prismatic fusion of styles that whisked the listener away on a beguiling musical journey. The notion of the concept album is almost always already pre-emptively overdetermined and may perhaps not be able to withstand the weight of its own imaginings, its references, its allusions, its significance even its own self-importance, one might think, rather uncharitably, in some of its more inglorious moments. This is so much better than I remember? Similarly, a community organizer dismissed the entire concept of a romantic comedy about a Somali man and white woman as trite material in light of the severe pressing socio-economic issues that the community is confronting in terms of policing, lack of jobs opportunities, inadequate schooling, Islamophobia of the wider white community, and so on. Anderson and O'Malley had transcended the definition of what their music could be and listeners were able to look forward with a sense that anything was possible with Sunn O. Makes Me Sick - New Found Glory 5. Instead, Morrison berated them for seeking asylum in Australia, told them they were not welcome and should go home. Matchbox Twenty - More Than You Think You Are 308.