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In Casablanca there is a scene with Bogart and Bergman saying goodbyes in an aircraft hanger. In the background there is an aircraft with a group of people loading baggage. They could not fit a real aircraft on the soundstage. It was actually a model aircraft and the people were midgets, giving the appearance of correct scale.

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Divergences & Contradictions of Electronic Music

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“My name is Eduardo De La Calle, and I have been making music and DJing for around 15 years, playing in many cities around Europe. About two years ago, I started two labels, including Analog Solutions, a vinyl only electronic music label.

I am now developing a new Project: a documentary on electronic music called BEATZ.  The idea of the documentary came to me while travelling during one of my shows in Berlin. I realized that I had been in electronic music for so many years but I still had unanswered question and lot of preoccupations about the industry I was moving in.

This led me to buy a camera and with the help of a few friends, try to interview as many people as I Could, whenever I could. Camera on hand, I decided to find out more and get some answers from Paris to Berlin, Amsterdam to Barcelona, Tokyo to London and all the way to the island of Ibiza.

There was no money, no budget and I used the opportunity of each of my travels to DJ to meet as many people involved in this industry, behind the scenes finding out about the divergences and contradictions of electronic music nowadays.

My preoccupations and doubts have resulted in more than 150 people being interviewed and compiled in an audiovisual experience.

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CARL COX                                                         PACO OSUNA

 WHAT IS THE INTENTION

With this documentary I intend to give to the public a general overview of electronic music through the interviews of the different actors shaping the scene. From artists, distributors, shops, labels, bookers, and club and festival promoters: all the people who make this industry exist.

I hope to take viewer on a journey about electronic and techno music, from its humble beginnings to its actual state, where it is much accepted and fully part of our society. The documentary intends to tackle questions such as its impact on society, the influence of technology, the image conveyed by the DJs and the industry etc… all of this through the contributions of the people interviewed.

The documentary has been written with the help of Daniel Arasanz, writer, director and producer of “Venid a las cloacas: La historia de la Banda Trapera del Rio” which won two prizes at the Inedit Film Festival in Barcelona. (http://tllg.net/2cjh)”

 

 

 

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H.R. Giger, best known for his work on movies like Alien and Poltergeist 2, died at the age of 74. The best way to pay tribute to the surrealist artist: get a tattoo of his work.

Seventy-four-year-old Surrealist painter H.R. Giger, the man who influenced an entire generation of sci-fi films and fashion passed away on Monday due to complications after a fall at his home, the Associated Press reports.

Hans Ruedi Giger was best known for his contributions to Ridley Scott’s 1979 blockbuster film Alien, for which he received an Academy Award in special effects. Before being discovered, Giger—who was raised in rural Switzerland—was creating what he defined as “biomechanical art” that fused humans and machines into often times grotesque dystopian scenes.

“My paintings seem to make the strongest impression on people who are, well, who are crazy,” Giger said in a 1979 interview, according to AP. “If they like my work they are creative…or they are crazy.”

Once Hollywood discovered his work, Giger quickly became one of the main concept designers for many big-screen hits such as Species, Poltergeist 2, and Batman Forever. However, the artist—after becoming frustrated with the industry—soon disowned many of his contributions.

His work also found its way onto many album covers throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s—for bands such as Celtic Frost, Danzig and Debbie Harry—sometimes landing the artists in hot water over their explicit content. Such was the case when popular punk band the Dead Kennedys included Giger’s Landscape #XX, a landscape of erect penises, inside their 1985 album Frankenchrist.

Giger thought the best form of flattery was the body art inspired by his work. “The greatest compliment is when people get tattooed with my work, whether it’s done well or not,” he told Seconds magazine in 1994. “To wear something like that your whole life is the largest compliment someone can pay to you as an artist.”

Giger’s namesake museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland, founded in 1998, carries on his legacy.”

I used to love creature double feature on saturday mornings.  it destroyed, literally, any cartoons that were run in competing time slots…

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Locals friends here in Boston.

 

looks good !

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PS: thats the Roland i saved in the video!

 

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