Wednesday, 6 January 2016

2015 Films

Citizen Four, Laura Pointras
Crimson Peak. Guilhermo del Toro
Dior and I, Frédéric Tcheng
Leviahtan, Andrey Zvyagintsev
Loin Des Hommes, David Oelhoffen
Love Is Strange, Ira Sachs
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
Pawn Sacrifice, Edward Zwick
Slow West, John Maclean
The Homesman, Tommy Lee Jones
The Salt of the Earth, Win Wender & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Isao Takahata

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Movies 2012

Unlike with the records I do not have a list of my movies of 2012. Oslo, 31. August was my absolute favourite and the new 007, Skyfall my favourite franchise/blockbuster/mainstream movie.

Amazing Sounds of 2012

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
António Zambujo - Quinto
Bowerbirds - The Clearing
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Lambchop - Mr. M
Mark Eitzel - Don't Be a Stranger
Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral
Minta & The Brook Tourt - Olympia
Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone
Patti Smith - Banga
Point Reyes - Warszawa
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
Sun Kil Moon - Among the Leaves
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hammond Grooves Bio

This is a small bio I wrote for my friend Hammond Grooves, a Zürich based DJ.

Hammond Grooves is a music lover whose devotion to sound and grooves started back in the late 80’s in College Radio shows. Having owed a record label, taken part in putting up gigs, playing in bands and record reviewing, DJing come as a natural path. For nearly 15 years Hammond Grooves put together his love of 70’s Soundtracks, Tex Avery cartoons, Library Music, The Beat Generation, Sitar Beat, Swingin' London, Charlie Parker, Funk & Soul and delivered us Rare Grooves & Beyond.
Hammond Grooves Rare Grooves & Beyond is a very cool and stylish set. One wonderful journey through some of the best Exotica, Jazzy, Funk, Soul and Bossa Nova grooves from the past as well as the present. Rare Grooves & Beyond is a set truly worthy listening to, an unforgettable delight of sound with a cinematic touch and a danceable feeling.
Hammond Grooves is based in Zürich and available to put music in Events, your private Party or Lounge Bar.

You can listen to Hammond Grooves set here:


Sunday, 3 June 2012

Haiku 12

pousado na cerca metálica
um melro canta à manhã
de um junho cinzento

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Óscares 2012

Já que a Academia não me faz a vontade e não nomeia os meus filmes favoritos do ano, eu trato disso:
Shame, Steve McQueen - Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson.
Os actores são, respectivamente, Michael Fassbender como Brandon; Ryan Gosling como Driver; Gary Olman como George Smiley. Este último esta nomeado na categoria de Melhor Actor.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Fifteen Delights from 2011

Depois de anos sem fazer uma lista de "os melhores discos de..." em 2011 houve inspiração e tempo para a música voltar a ter um cantinho do meu coração.

Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
Black Keys – El Camino
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Scandalous
Black Lips – Arabian Mountain
Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer
Erica Buettner - True Love and Water
Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo
P.J. Harvey – Let England Shake
Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
Laura Marling – A Creature I Don't Know
Mike Patton – The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Old Jerusalem – Old Jerusalem
Reigning Sound - Abdication For Your Love
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Trafic
Tom Waits – Bad as Me