Official Website: Pedro Assad
Back from the hiatus, and cutting straight to the point, an amazing Jazz driven album composed, recorded and mixed in brazil, the album called "Na Cozinha" (roughly translated as "In The Kitchen") created by Pedro Assad and Meretrio was mastered in Abbey Road studios, and delivers a beautifully executed set of ten songs ready to mesmerize anyone who likes good old fashioned analog mastering styles combined with frantic jazz melodies, if you are a fan of musicality and inventiveness you should definitely give, this amazing piece of work, a listen.
Official Website: Pedro Assad
Crytek officially announced its new groundbreaking gaming experience for 2013, the sequel to the award winning 'Crysis 2' is currently in development. New render techniques, more flexible customization options, optimized console support (It will be available on PC, PS3 and XBOX 360) and upgraded weaponry makes Crysis 3 one of the most anticipated releases for the next year.
If you like state-of-the-art sci-fi armament, beautiful CG scenarios, brutal combat and human hunting aliens you should definitely give this amazing game a try.
Official Website: crysis.com
"Become the hunter."
This is a tribute to the Mars Volta, the song is from their first album De-Loused in The Comatorium, and this cover version was made by myself. It's a very simple homemade version with an almost acoustic feel to it.
To download the picture in the background of the video go here.
The blog is currently on a low publishing season due to extensive work on my musical project, which is soon going to be released and posted here. Thanks for reading!
In the past few days, there were a lot of arguments and speculation about the projects of the U.S. congress to stop online "piracy", or if you prefer, to continue with the ridiculous savagery on the music market and the brainless, old-fashioned, non-sharing policies (which is unsupported even by the people they claim these policies will protect, those being the artists and creators of intelectual property).
The history taught these selfish, greedy men a lesson each time they tried to come up with these "global solutions" that only helped themselves, but history is made of people's actions.
So if you want to be part of it here's your chance, sign this two petitions and make the world a fairer place:
This picture was taken by Catatronic, and is licensed under Creative Commons.
The very anticipated new Mars Volta album has now an official release date, which is march 17 2012.
Many complaints were being made by the fans because the album was finished since last year but the guys at Warner Bros. weren't ready to release it.
The 13 track album is said by Rodriguez-Lopez to be something different, he said in many interviews that he was going for a more democratic approach, he also wanted to try new territories. Cedric Bixler-Zavala also said that the album is nothing but "future punk", this new simpler work is another milestone in the band's career.
There isn't a lot of information yet, but the project looks very promising, we'll just have to wait and listen!
Here's the cover for the album.
Official website: marsvolta.com
Check out this amazing cover version of Paul Simon's "The Sound of Silence" arranged and played by Pat Metheny, the track is featured in the new album by the artist "What's It All About".
The guitar player has been active since the 70's and is acknowledge to be one of the most creative, experimental, productive (with more than forty albums) and bold musicians of our time.
If you are going to give it a listen, here's a piece of advice: Click on play, sit back and just relax, I promisse you won't regret.
Also don't forget to check out the full album for more amazing music.
Official Website: patmetheny.com
That's it, being shot at. How does it feel like? What are the consequences?
Sometimes surfing the web you randomly run into something really interesting, something that you have never thought about in a significative way. This time a website came up, a spot to share experiences, and somebody found an interview of a guy reporting, by personal experience, how does it feel like being shot in the chest.
A not so confortable, really sad, yet very interesting (from a biological, sociological e psychological point of view) story that's worth a read.
Article: Being shot
Melancholia is another Lars von Trier's controversial piece. Some love it, others hate it, yet some things are undeniably good like the acting of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst in a complex sisterhood relationship, the symbolic criticism developed in the plot, some amazing takes with a beautiful photography, and the Wagnerian soundtrack. All of this items create a masterpiece mood, that feeling you have when you know you are watching to something really special, even though you are not quite sure why.
Everything written about this movie, does not live up to the intense experience of watching it, if it's going to be bad or good, there's no way to know, but one thing is certain, the "melancholia shower" is something really deep and strong.
Official website: melancholiathemovie.com
He is a brilliant Brazilian composer, he writes and plays complicated and intricate music, also he uses virtually anything as a musical instrument, his name is Hermeto Pascoal and he is one of the greatest composers of his time.
He has played with many people in many places that range from the "Montreaux Jazz Festival" to a lagoon somewhere in Brazil (inside it!).
He uses tons of different elements from many cultures, complex latin rhythms, insane jazz chords, fast melodies, and even toys to compose extraordinary tracks.
Creativity and expression are two of the thousands of adjectives that we could use to describe his work. With a beautifully well structured language, everyone should be able to understand his message without lots of efforts, you just have to allow yourself to follow his music into places you probably have never gone before.
Here is the the first track from the album "Mundo Verde Esperança" (roughly translated as Green World Hope) from the fourteen tunes in this album thirteen were made as a homage to his grandchildren, each with the name of one of them, this one is called "Taiane".
Official website: hermetopascoal.com.br
Here comes the time to talk about another great artist, that being Mr. John Frusciante former Red Hot Chili Peppers.
To say a few things, John entered the RHCP when he was about eighteen years old, and was definitely a major contribution to the band, sonically and emotionally, aside the work with them he has also participated with many other artists as a guest musician, especially with his long time friend and Mars Volta's band leader, Omar Rodriguez-López.
John Frusciante has also solo projects which show another side of his musical personality, with a very raw style and sincere metaphorical lyrics, that are definitely worth a listen.
Here's a very special vectorial portrait made by Mellin Paulo Bernardo:
Artist's deviantart profile: temy0ng.deviantart.com
if you want to use this picture, talk to him.
Be sure to check out some of John's solo albums, "Curtains" and "The Empyrean" are two examples of pleasant, simple, and creative music.
This is an artist who in a relatively young age has already made history and created a legacy of superb musical compositions, with a "less-is-more" playing style and an ability to express his deepest feelings through his guitar, John Frusciante became a legend for a whole generation.
Official Website: johnfrusciante.com