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18 января, 14:30

William Onyeabor, cult Nigerian musician, has died aged 70

The enigmatic electro-funk pioneer, who released nine albums between 1977 and 1985 before distancing himself from music, has died peacefully at homeWilliam Onyeabor, groundbreaking synth funk musician, has died at the age of 70.The Nigerian artist died on 16 January, according to a statement released by David Byrne’s record label Luaka Bop. Describing him as “the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer”, the statement explained that Onyeabor died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Enugu, Nigeria, following a short illness. Continue reading...

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15 января, 12:10

Dunkirk migrant camp 'inhumane and unacceptable' - charity

Care4Calais says migrant camp Grande-Synthe, near Dunkirk, is in an 'inhumane and unacceptable' condition.

12 января, 18:30

La La Land review – Gosling and Stone sparkle in a gorgeous musical romance

Damien Chazelle’s paean to Los Angeles is funny, romantic and utterly charming, with captivating performances from its two starsIt was a film I couldn’t wait to watch again, and when I did, the epiphany I should have had the first time presented itself. Is Ryan Gosling the new Debbie Reynolds? In Singin’ in the Rain, Reynolds plays Kathy, the would-be stage star who gets a bit hoity-toity with Gene Kelly about favouring legitimate theatre over his silly old movies: then she is hugely embarrassed, on jumping out of a cake at a Hollywood party as part of the entertainment, to see Kelly in the audience grinning cheekily at her.Fast forward 60-odd years to 2017 and Ryan Gosling is Seb, in the comparably gorgeous musical romance La La Land, a struggling jazz musician who has just boorishly refused to accept congratulations on his performance from smart, pretty Mia, played by Emma Stone. Later, at a Hollywood poolside party, she is vastly amused to see super-serious Seb humiliatingly earning a buck as part of an 80s-style cover band, and mischievously calls out a request for A Flock of Seagulls’ I Ran, thus forcing Seb to play the lengthy synth break. Yet the humbling of Seb is more akin to Gene Kelly’s sudden aghast sense that he has gone too far in mocking Reynolds. Continue reading...

11 января, 10:23

David Bowie: Ranking His Albums From Worst to Best

With dozens of albums and hundreds of great songs, we take on the impossible task of ranking David Bowie's entire discography.

05 января, 18:00

Flo Morrissey and Matthew E White: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week

On a wildly eclectic set of cover versions – everything from the Velvet Underground to the Bee Gees – the duo warp the originals into something new, strange and wonderfulGentlewoman, Ruby Man is an album born of a moment of serendipity. Virginia-based auteur Matthew E White first encountered 21-year-old London singer-songwriter Flo Morrissey when the first track taken from his 2015 album Fresh Blood was reviewed next to her debut single, Pages of Gold, in this newspaper. Intrigued by the writer comparing her to, as he put it, “all the right people” (Karen Dalton and Jackson C Frank, among others), he sought her out. An email correspondence turned into an appearance together at a Barbican tribute concert for the late Lee Hazlewood, and that duet has now turned into an album’s worth of covers.Given that they started out singing Some Velvet Morning, you might reasonably expect the shadow of Hazlewood and his muse Nancy Sinatra to hang heavy over subsequent proceedings. For one thing, Hazlewood’s lush, heady “cowboy psychedelia” is among the influences on the sound that comes out of Spacebomb – the studio, complete with house band, that White co-founded in 2010. And for another, if you’re going to do an album’s worth of duets, you could do worse than take your cues from the intriguing, witty relationship Hazlewood and Sinatra projected on their late 60s and early 70s collaborations. There’s certainly a vague hint of Nancy and Lee about Gentlewoman, Ruby Man’s opening take on Look at What the Light Did Now (previously a stark and fragile acoustic track by US indie singer-songwriter Kyle Feld, who records as Little Wing) and, especially, the brilliant reimagining of Frank Ocean’s Thinkin Bout You, with the original’s groggy synths replaced by a gorgeous 12-string guitar figure and its yearning, love-lost lyrics recast as a dialogue. You can hear the ghost of Hazlewood’s hangdog persona in White’s morning-after whisper, slipping from bravado to self-doubt in the face of Morrissey’s airy disinterest. But for the most part, the album avoids what you might call conversational duets. Indeed, its version of James Blake’s The Colour in Anything is virtually a solo performance by Morrissey, with White in the background providing spectral, wordless backing vocals. Continue reading...

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04 января, 21:57

Sex, suicide, torture: are arthouse films really so sophisticated? | Catherine Shoard

Despite their image, many of today’s highbrow movies are merely the cinematic equivalent of exploding fireworksNorth Korea is not a regime whose choices one is generally eager to endorse. Yet my sympathies were with that country at the start of the year, when its New Year’s Eve firework display was universally pooh-poohed. What’s with all the flickering, cackled other nations. You call that a spectacle, scoffed Sydney, merrily lighting the fuse on £4m-worth of sparklers.Fireworks can, obviously, be spectacular. Their cultural origins in seventh-century China, where they were intended to scare off evil spirits, are to be respected. And yet an understated display – Pyongyang went for sporadic bangs with synth soundtrack – is not something to dismiss. Rather, one goggles at the hubris elsewhere, where millions in public funds are sent up in smoke; this at a time of spiralling homelessness, massive spending cuts and instructions that we all mug up on first aid lest we fall victim to rather more malevolent blasts. Continue reading...

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03 января, 21:38

Parekh & Singh, the pop princes at the forefront of India's new wave

Nischay Parekh and Jivraj Singh are making a name for themselves – with not a sitar or tabla in sight. We go to Kolkata to meet the pastel-suited neo-psychedelic duoSomething is buzzing, so Jivraj Singh unplugs a wire from one box and plugs it into another. “Try that?” he says. A note plays, but the buzz can still be heard, and so more wires need to be replugged, until all unwanted scratches of sound vanish. “We spend around 95% of our time trying to eliminate noises,” says Nischay Parekh, sitting behind the synths.Together, they are Parekh & Singh, a dream-pop duo from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. Ocean, the pair’s debut album, features none of the stereotypical sitars and tablas that dominate India’s music scene. Instead guitarist, vocalist and synth-player Parekh and percussionist Singh produce music that sounds distinctly un-Indian, as though it could have been produced in any part of the world. Continue reading...

28 декабря 2016, 13:00

Football quiz: the 1980s

The second of a series of quizzes tracing footballing decades from the 70s to now. Away from the stadiums, it was a decade of industrial decline, synth-pop, bangles and brand clothing but what do you remember of events on the pitch?Football quiz: the 1970sWhich player was Brian Clough talking about before the 1980 FA Cup final when he said he "floats like a butterfly … and stings like one"?West Ham's Trevor BrookingArsenal's Liam BradyWest Ham's Paul AllenArsenal's Alan SunderlandBobby Robson won the Uefa Cup with Ipswich Town in 1981. Which Dutch side did they beat 5-4 on aggregate?FeyenoordAZ AlkmaarPSV EindhovenAjaxAnd who is this Ipswich Town stalwart posing at home in 1982 with the Uefa Cup? Clue: he missed both legs of the final due to injury …John WarkKevin BeattieMick MillsAlan BrazilThe Swedish manager Nils Liedholm guided which Italian club to their second Serie A league title in 1983?SampdoriaRomaTorinoMilanLiverpool won the English First Division title in 1984. Who finished second?SouthamptonManchester UnitedQPREvertonGary Lineker scored 24 goals for struggling Leicester City in 1984-85. Who did he share the First Division golden boot with?Mark Hughes (Manchester United)Ian Rush (Liverpool)Kerry Dixon (Chelsea)Graeme Sharp (Everton)Diego Maradona scored twice in the quarter-finals against England on his way to winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1986. Which side did he score twice against in the semi-finals?BelgiumItalyFranceSpainCoventry City beat Tottenham 3-2 in the 1987 FA Cup final. Who scored the deciding goal?Keith HouchenGary MabbuttDave BennettCyrille RegisMarco van Basten scored a stupendous volley as Holland beat USSR 2-0 to win the 1988 European Championship. Who scored the other goal?Ronald KoemanRuud GullitFrank RijkaardErwin KoemanIan Rush came off the bench and scored twice during Liverpool's 3-2 victory in the 1989 FA Cup. Who came off the bench and scored twice for Everton?Tony CotteeStuart McCallPat NevinKevin Sheedy Continue reading...

14 декабря 2016, 20:26

'Fashwave': synth music co-opted by the far right

Fascist bloggers and musicians have expressed their liking for an 80s-obsessed variant of instrumental electronicaIt didn’t take long for the fascists to come out of the woodwork. On Tuesday, Buzzfeed published a long piece by Reggie Ugwu, looking at how a variant of instrumental electronic music had become the favoured soundtrack of the “alt-right”, the US-based far-right movement. Within hours, a website whose strapline declares it is “destroying Jewish tyranny” had picked up on the piece. “The Jew-owned Buzzfeed blog has done an article about how fashwave has become the musical soundtrack of the alt-right,” the piece said. “The fact that sites like these are covering this sort of thing reveals how the alt-right and anything associated with it is quickly becoming the trendy counter-culture of this era. There is no question about this. We have become the cool ones rebelling against a tyrannical system. This will become more and more alluring to the younger generation who is coming of age as time moves on. Especially considering we live in societies polluted with political correctness and all sorts of nonsensical bullshit.” Continue reading...

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12 декабря 2016, 11:00

New band of the week: CaStLeS (No 132) – psychedelic, shimmery guitars

Welsh indie-pop trio channelling psych, baggy, west coast pop and krautrockHometown: Llanrug, north Wales. The lineup: Dion Hamer (drums, vocals), Cynyr Hamer (vocals, synth, guitar), Calvin Thomas (bass, synth). Continue reading...

05 декабря 2016, 17:30

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet and Nxstage Medical

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet and Nxstage Medical

26 ноября 2016, 03:19

Senegal Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Senegal remained unchanged at 3 in November from 3 in October of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Senegal averaged 3.37 from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11 in October of 2013 and a record low of 0.10 in February of 2014. In Senegal, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Senegal Leading Economic Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 ноября 2016, 13:22

Togo Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Togo increased to 0.90 in September from 0.80 in August of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Togo averaged 0.83 from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5.10 in November of 2013 and a record low of -4.50 in December of 2012. Leading Economic Index in Togo is reported by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO). In Togo, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Togo Leading Economic Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 ноября 2016, 13:09

Niger Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Niger decreased to 2.80 in November from 3.10 in October of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Niger averaged 3.91 from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 22.70 in January of 2014 and a record low of 1 in November of 2014. In Niger, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Niger ISC- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 ноября 2016, 12:59

Mali Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Mali decreased to 2.50 in November from 2.60 in October of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Mali averaged 1.17 from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5.20 in February of 2015 and a record low of -13.80 in December of 2012. In Mali, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Mali ISC- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 ноября 2016, 12:52

Guinea Bissau Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Guinea Bissau remained unchanged at 2.10 in November from 2.10 in October of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Guinea Bissau averaged 0.88 from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 3.50 in December of 2013 and a record low of -15.90 in January of 2014. In Guinea Bissau, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Guinea Bissau ISC- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 ноября 2016, 12:49

Ivory Coast Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Ivory Coast remained unchanged at 5.20 percent in November from 5.20 percent in October of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Ivory Coast averaged 3.85 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5.40 percent in August of 2015 and a record low of 0.10 percent in February of 2015. In Ivory Coast, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Ivory Coast ISC- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 ноября 2016, 12:46

Burkina Faso Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Burkina Faso increased to 2.20 in November from 1.90 in October of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Burkina Faso averaged 4.62 from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 41.30 in January of 2014 and a record low of -4.50 in June of 2014. In Burkina Faso, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Burkina Faso ISC- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 ноября 2016, 12:35

Benin Leading Economic Index

Leading Economic Index in Benin increased to 0.70 in November from 0.60 in October of 2016. Leading Economic Index in Benin averaged 0.81 from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 3.10 in November of 2013 and a record low of -3 in December of 2012. In Benin, the Economic Outlook Synthetic Indicator - ISC (Indicateur Synthétique de la Conjoncture) - summarizes the activity of different economic sectors in a given month, including industrial production, construction, internal trade and services, anticipating future movements in GDP. A higher indicator signals an increase in economic activity. This page provides - Benin ISC- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

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23 ноября 2016, 15:17

Tori Amos – 10 of the best

Baroque, dissonant and unapologetic in confronting taboos, Amos has never been bound by conventions. Here are her career-defining tracksRejection and self-discovery were the twin fuel kegs behind Tori Amos’s breakthrough in 1992. She’d gone from teen prodigy to synth-rock “bimbo” with her maligned band debut Y Kant Tori Read in 1988 – an ego-crushing fall that forced her into creative retreat. Despair turned into determination, and four years on from the Y Kant Tori Read album, a bold solo artist re-emerged. Little Earthquakes, her solo debut, was a seismic statement, the sound of an artist letting her own unapologetically original style flourish, via wild pianos and bold personal truths. When Atlantic rejected the initial version of the album, Amos fired back with a clutch of new songs. Tear in Your Hand was among the deal-sealing salvo, a blazing, electric guitar-laced volte-face with a Springsteen warmth that flips from breakup song to personal power anthem. Her lover has left her and her world has imploded; she’s in emo mode, wallowing in “the black of the blackest oceans”. But as the detritus settles and she scrutinises the situation, an exultant, Bösendorfer-smashing epiphany: if she was too much, he was not enough. And his new squeeze? “Maybe she’s just pieces of me you’ve never seen.” Continue reading...