Saturday, November 21, 2015

G&B: Ansari, Crowie are the Masters of the None Soundtrack

I was hooked by the morning-after pill pick-up scene from the first episode of the latest Netflix craze Master of None. The brainchild behind the show, comic Aziz Ansari, fronts this brilliantly witty comedy as Dev, an aspiring actor who lives in New York life split between making big money as an actor and leading an aimlessness life surrounded by a tight group of local pals and enough to get by.
While the acting is great. The characters have depth and curves, Writing top notch. Another huge hook I found came in the music. The soundtrack just a plus when I finished the first season of Master of None in one night. The shows music director, Zack Crowie (“Public Enemies”, “Celeste & Jesse Forever”) revealed to Pitchfork that Ansari and himself are both “record collectors that are kind of always looking for crate-digging kind of deeper stuff.” he said, “that sort of becomes a sound that unifies the whole series. A lot of it is just mixed up sort of records, and it does fit well with the character.”
Let’s take a look this week at some of my personal favourites chosen to be part of the soundtrack of one of my new personal favourite shows.

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G&B: Rdio Muted. Pandora Pumps Up the Jam.

November 16th was the day the music died for US streaming company, Rdio. They filled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the Northern District of California Court. The company will be officially shut down with the sale of key assets to Pandora. The deal is expected to close by March 2016.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

G&B: All Thriller. No Filter.

From the brood known as The Ramones, the mischievous creatures of The Misfits, the toe tapping from the Rocky Picture Show or the scariest walk home after watching a bunch of zombies, the Halloween picks this week will get you shivering and dancing in your boots. All Thriller. No Filter.

Monday, October 26, 2015

G&B: App Review: Boomerang from Instagram

It’s not a photo. It’s not a video. It’s not really a GIF. It’s a Boomerang.
Well, that’s what Instagram is calling their new app, Boomerang lets users  play around with 3-second videos in a new, addictive, fun way.

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G&B: Depeche Mode Demo When They Were Known as Composition of Sound

Depeche Mode weren't always so Depeche. In their earlier years, they were known as Composition of Sound. Around the time Dave joined the band in the summer of 1980, they recorded a tree-track tape, which has become available online. The demo contains songs; “Ice Machine”, “Radio News”, and Photographic”.

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