bleubird‘s top 5:
Ceschi – The one man Band broke Up
The Black Keys – Brothers
Astronautalis – DANCEHALLHORNSOUND mixtape
Yelawolf – Trunk Music mixtape
Mike Patton – Mondo Cane
Héliodrome‘s top 5:
C.C. Hennix: “The Electric Harpsichord” (Die Schachtel)
Etienne O’Leary : “Musiques de flims 1966-1968” (TNZR)
Joshua Abrams: “Natural Information” (Eremite)
Brian Eno : “Small Craft on a Milk Sea” (Warp )
Milo Fine/Paul Metzger/Davu Seru : “Medusa’s Lair” (Locust)
Extra: Pas Chic Chic : “12” (Semprini)
INSTRUMENTS‘ tops of 2009:
High on Fire – Snakes for the Divine
It Kills – It Kills
Alexandre Desplat – The Ghost Writer (soundtrack)
Owen Gilbride – Songs For Sea Life
Scott Da Ros‘ top 5:
Yelawolf – Trunk Musik (Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM (Because Music)
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (XL Recordings)
Liars – Sisterworld (Mute Records)
Gonjasufi – A Sufi and a Killer (Warp)
Cotton Jones Basket Ride – Somehow to Keep it Going
Sontiago‘s top 6:
Yelawolf- Trunk Muzik
Yellow Ostrich- Fade Cave
She & Him- Volume Two
Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
If you are new to INSTRUMENTS then you definitely new to The Motes. The Motes were/are basically the same band but they existed in the 90’s and were/are highly influential to the east coast Canadian scene.
You can now listen to their entire discography on bandcamp (or below) and feel free to purchase the digital package direct from the band!
Also, be sure to catch the INSTRUMENTS’ releases at the Endemik Store.
Hope you love both these bands as much as we do. enjoy. xo
Date of Release: September 2010.
Before INSTRUMENTS, The MOTES: 1994-1999.
This digital release collects the entire MOTES discography, plus singles and rarities.
Just last week we added a bunch of new goodies from some friends of our’s to the Endemik Store
bleubird and Thesis Sahib have released their debut album after releasing their 7″ debut single back in ’03. We have also added Thesis Sahib’s last 2 albums, jdwalker’s discography and Sontiago’s debut album!
y.p.l. of Héliodrome in the Daddy Mojo workshop and studio, a Montreal based company that builds custom made Cigar Box Guitars! Wow, are these beautiful.
Here are three videos of y.p.l. playing the The Clydesdale model:
“Beautiful vintage tobacco nitro-cellulose sunburst finish with double mini humbucker pick-ups. Florentine (F-hole) violin cut-outs. Daddy Mojo “DM” Star logo silkscreened on back. The Clydesdale model features a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle as well as mother of pearl position markers. Available in a four, five or six string format.”
The first time I heard of Sign One was the first time I saw bleubird perform live in Halifax, NS in 2002 at the Marquee Club. During bleubird’s there were a few nasty beats he was rapping over… one in particular I later found out was titled “Sunday Picnic” (from bleubird’s first tour ep). To me this beat was perfect; dark, creepy, nicely chopped up drums and it banged.
That beat maker was Sign One, a good friend of bleubird’s, from Michigan. Sign also added 3 beats to Sloppy Doctor and a short vocal part on the song “Trooth”.
I have never met Sign but had many talks with him on the telephone. He is a busy hard working father and husband who has become a very successful chef now living in Florida. Over the years he has sent me beats, and then complete songs and had been working on his debut album, “Clock Radio. But, like i mentioned he always had more important things to take care of outside of music.
Always a fan of his beats, he had me hooked with his raps when I heard “Dope Platelets”
We are honoured to release Sign One’s “Clock Radio” as our first release in the Endigital free album download series.
Earlier this year Bleubird set out on a new journey called “Freeebird”. He is travelling (and living) throughout North America in a customized RV.
“NOT WHAT BUT WHY. Bringing the road to you with a mix of interviews, shows, collaborations, projects, a series of 7” records, and whatever comes up…Now it’s time to take this show on the road, and bring the road on home.” Read more about Freeebird here: bleubird.org/about/what-is-freeebird
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, is holding an exhinit retracing the life of Miles Davis titles “We want Miles” until August 29 2010. In the steps of this exhibit the french radio of Radio-Canada recorded a podcast narrated by spoken-word artist Alexis O’Hara. This podcast follows the footsteps of Miles Davis in the different eras of Montreal that saw this great musician perform. A cast of musicians and artists comment on those times while the listener is invited to walk around the city. Heliodrome’s Khyro was asked to write a text inspired by the life of Miles Davis as a complement of this web feature. His writing reflects strongly on the many struggles lived by the artist; be it racism, violence, addiction to drugs and women…
Entre les deux périodes dépeintes dans les parcours, de 1975 à 1981, Miles Davis se retire complètement du monde de la musique. Pour la première fois de sa vie, il n’entend plus la musique. Il ne touche pas une seule fois à sa trompette pendant six ans. De la plume abrasive qui le caractérise, le poète Khyro esquisse ce qu’il a perçu dans les ténèbres du Prince.