Posts Tagged ‘hendrix’

Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

Many musicians from the 60s have had recent reissues, like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. It seems to be the thing to do now that record companies are suffering from a decline in sales of new music. However, the latest reissue comes from an artist that we will most likely be seeing much more from.

Jimi Hendrix, who only released a few cds during the time he was alive, is due for a reissue called Valleys of Neptune, which will release on March 9. The cd contains several unheard songs, like the title track, new recordings of some of his old favorites, and also covers of other band’s songs, like Cream’s ‘Sunshine of Your Love.’

Apparently, Hendrix was hard at work and never had the chance to release all his music because of his death. Hendrix’s stepsister, in an article in Rolling Stone magazine, said, “In the past decade, we’ve discovered so much unheard audio and video that we’ll be able to put out two discs a year for at least the next decade.”

There has also been some said-to-be incredible footage of Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival in Miami (1968). Most likely, we will see that come to DVD sometime soon.

If this cd is a must have for you, you can preorder it on amazon.com. There is a full song listing from the cd on the site as well.


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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

Guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton have nothing on the subjects of my latest post. As a piece of art, the results also seem to stand on their own.

French artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot has created a video of 40 wild finches playing a les paul guitar. The intense musical performance was created by placing guitars and various other instruments in the middle of an aviary, then recording the results.

The video will be premiering on February 27 in London’s Barbican art gallery and the exhibit will run until May 23. Take a peek:

Many people have compared Boursier-Mougenot’s work to that of the famous artist Marcel Duchamp, who introduced strange elements to each other to see how they would come together. His art pieces also had much to do with chance as a factor for their creation.

It might be interesting to check out some more work from this artist. Most things that I’ve seen from him seem to be more installations than anything else. Check out a display of his works here.

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