Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Michiru

This is Monday Michiru blogging, one of the finest and most prolific jazz, pop and dance vocalists out there. Discover her latest work (from an exhaustive catalog of album releases and collaborations) called NEXUS and find out why she's TWISTEDJAZZ favourite for the last 10 years or so!

"I think the world has become less black and white and more about infinite shades which we as creators add to our palette, finding our own colors, harmonies and balance which best expresses our perspective and heart. I know I'm not black so I'm never going to pretend to be Stevie Wonder or Chaka Khan! I know I'm not Brazilian so I'm never going to pretend to be Flora Purim or Milton Nascimento! I know I'm not purely American so I'll never pretend to be Led Zeppelin! I'm not a Londoner, purely Japanese, African...I'm not a lot of things! What I AM though is a lover of music, a woman, a person who feels deeply, has compassion and sympathy, who loves to rock out sometimes or dig deep into hip hop, who is stimulated by jazz and great improvisation, who feels such beauty from classical and certain Brazilian chord structures, who is in awe of truths and dreams spoken by our poets, who feels the primeval pulse of chantings from African, American Indian or other tribal societies, who feels a certain recognition and interest in rhythms from across our vast but syncopated world...why must one be limited by the book cover we were assigned to at birth?

So I continue to find ingredients that I think work in harmony with others that I want to eat, hear, touch, see, wear, regardless of what preceded my time or is considered acceptable. The past is a map of where others have come from and should I want to revisit for reference, it helps and teaches me, but my future is yet unwritten and there's no right or wrong in my book when it comes to styles. "

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Cinematic Orchestra - The Crimson Wing OST (2009)

“The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos is a new French documentary film that was created by Disney (Disneynature). The film documents the life cycle of flamingos and was filmed in Northern Tanzania…. The nice thing about this film is the original score brought to you by The Cinematic Orchestra with help from The London Metropolitan Orchestra.”
The documentary was directed by Mathew Aeberhard amd Leander Ward.

Film Trailer
- Film's entry @ IMDB

The Cinematic Orchestra official