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"I could not tell if my eyes were open or shut"

While researching the Atom Orr review, we came across this blog post, leading to this Wikipedia backgrounder, and finally leading to this. Which is a howler. It begins as a very technical description of compound preparation...

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<sup>study:</sup> There is a loudness war after all, melodies are becoming blander, the timbre palette is suffering, and there is little end in sight. Here's Tom with the weather.

What can we say? Slow news day. An near-infinity of music channels to choose from and yet there's nothing cheap cialis on. On that note, The Huffington Post reports: Researchers in Spain used...

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"Emotional Cues in American Popular Music: Five Decades of the Top 40."

That's the title of a paper by E. Glenn Schellenberg and Christian von Scheve, from the May 21, 2012 edition of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Here is the abstract: Some musical characteristics...

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Stream of Montreal – “Feminine Effects”

Record Store Day is just a few short weeks away and so everyone's getting all worked up and saving their hard earned cash in order to support their local vinyl dealer. There's even a smart...

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hit and run: “Emboldened Orchestras are Embracing the New”

From Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times. Executive summary: Classical music audiences seem more curious than ever, and performers have been emboldened over the past decade or so to take more chances. Composers from...

“Made me learn a little bit faster, made my skin a little bit thicker, makes me that much smarter”

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In an interview by More Than The Music, Her Name Is Calla’s Sophie Green answers a handful of questions about gender and music. As always, she beguiles. Some highlights:

There are few things more awkward than when a stranger shakes hands with everyone in the band except me…

…in pop music, I hate when every female singer has to be pitted against each other…

…I think a lot of people outside of the band assume there’s some constant awareness that I’m a girl, when the complete opposite is true – you become quite sexless when you’re on the road for weeks…

…we need to become more comfortable with the idea that gender isn’t a choice…

It’s a compelling read throughout, so please, take it all in at More Than The Music. As for Her Name Is Calla, they remain one of the most electrifying, courageous, and engaging bands in the world. We showed their recent 10″ Maw some love in March. If you’re new to the Calla Express start there, and continue with the links below.

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