sâmbătă, 30 aprilie 2022

Petrov's Flu/Petrovy v grippe (2021)

Russian mindfuck at its best, vazut in cinema (rara avis) si scris un text pentru revista Golan despre Petrovy v grippe, filmul lui Kiril Serebrennikov, in selectia oficiala anul trecut la Cannes.

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joi, 28 aprilie 2022

RIP Klaus Schulze

 nicht mehr Klaus....Klaus Schulze ist tod. 74 jahre alt :( RIP...

... ca tocmai scrisesem de Tangerine Dream al carui membru original a fost (Electronic Meditation). Fondator al scolii de muzica electronica berlineze alaturi de Edgar Froese (m.2015, pe care l-am vazut in 2009 alaturi de Tangerine Dream la Spandau Zitadelle!), krautrock, koscmiche musik, trance. 

 A cintat si alaturi de Ash Ra Temple si Cosmic Jokers iar solo are peste 60 de albume (Moondawn, Timewind, Mirage, so on and so forth, seria Dark Side of the Moog).

Si recent de Dune, despre care a facut un album iar Hans Zimmer i-a luat o piesa in noua versiune de soundtrack (Frank Herbert). Iar piesa ”Grains of Sand” e acelasi sound. Schulze a scos în 1979 un album conceptual despre Dune, intitulat chiar ”Dune”! Ultimul sau album, Deus Arrakis (also Herbert/Dune inspired) va aparea postum, pe 10 iunie 2022.

miercuri, 27 aprilie 2022

Firestarter by John Carpenter et all (SOTD)

The new Firestarter is out on May 14th. While the movie is surely shite and who needed it?) the soundtrack, at least the end titles are by maestro John Carpenter, his son Cody and Daniel Davis.

The piece reminds me of Mike Oldfield s Tubullar Belles, that worked in The Exorcist so well, plus some mean guitaring at the end. 

Remember, the 1984 film had music by Tangerine Dream?  But it was a lamer, synth sound. 

Firestarter is based by the novel with the same title by Stephen King.

vineri, 8 aprilie 2022

Tokyo Vice (2022)

A day and an episode delay from the US and other territories, here comes (in Romania's HBOMAX) the Michael Mann produced (and first episode directed by him, his first directing effort since Blackhat-2015 !)  TOKYO VICE, based on the memoir of the true crime American reporter Jake Adelstein in Japan's 2000.  Created by J.T. Rogers, 8 episodes for the 1st season, a difficult and costful project that started as a feature film in 2013 with Daniel Radcliffe attached, and then became a orderseries for WB in 2018. Enter Michael Mann in 2019, and filming started in Tokyo pn March 5th 2020 being shot down due to Covid 19 just two weeks later. Production was halted three times!!!

Adelstein is portrayed by Ansel Elgort of Baby Driver's fame, more than Divergent and Insurgent, and recently in the West Side Story remake. Featuring Ken Watanabe (Inception) and Rachel Keller from the Fargo series, plus a strong Japanese supporting cast. Pulsing score by Danny Bensi & Saunder Juriaans (Fear of the Walking Dead, Ozark, Windfall). Virtuoso cinematography by Diego Garcia (Too Old to Die Young, Nimic).

Reminds more more of Black Rain than of Miami Vice :)  The neon jungle and Japan's strange atmosphere (for a gaijin ;) was a first sight in Ridley Scott's underatted classic. Watanabe reminds me of Ken Takatura and Rachel Keller of Kate Capshaw's character. Here solo baseball, there solo golf (all at night), motorbikes in both. 

Kishi Kaisei!!!