It is only right that I, The Now Wave, should be a disciple of the mighty Beardyman. The beatbox/looper/comedian/vocalist/entertainer/performer has a highly strung bow. Here's a digest of my favourite Beardyman vids
Camp Bestival - straight up dred-bass tent rock
Doing a thing - a nice free jam... loose and wandering
Headspace - cool collaboration with Reggie Watts for Channel 4
Clouds - the dark (or at least lesser seen) side of the beard
Tuesday, 6 October 2009 at 04:14
Thursday, 1 October 2009 at 14:11
After a show in Seattle, Splatinum showed up with their mobile bike rave station, so off we went... and look who showed up.
Edit: Here's the original track, courtesy of the Splatinum dudes :)
WE ARE SPLATINUM by SPLATINUM
Sunday, 13 September 2009 at 06:38
The Finger is not so much a release as an explosion. It's a 4-track live EP with videos of the tracks being performed and it's a playable live effects software for producers, performers or anyone else who wants to get their dutty hands on the sound.
Tim Exile has straddled the producer, songwriter, performer and inventor/programmer roles for years. The Finger is a mission statement of how things are gonna be in future... bringing this all together to open up the future of instruments and performance and connect with the now wave.
All 4 tracks are taken from live performances by Tim, using his own live setup and The Finger software. Some of the tracks have been remixed & rearranged in the studio. Tim writes songs or tracks on his instrument as performances where every single sound is performed, not just played back... like songwriters write songs on a guitar. The performance, the vibe, the action, comes first... the recording comes later.
The Finger is brought to you with Native Instruments, the music technology company whose motto is aptly 'The Future Of Sound'. You can get it here.
Watch this vid of Tim explaining it.
Tim Exile photo courtesy of Josh MG.