Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (and subsequent offshoots) is a Japanese psychedelic band founded in 1996 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with four core members and frequent vocal guests. The band have a reputation for phenomenal live shows and releasing frequent albums on a number of international record labels, including the Acid Mothers Temple family record label which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective…
Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000.
Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the mystery unfolds, the film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden, dramatic changes human activity is inflicting on the ocean's delicate acoustic habitat – changes that threaten the ability of whales and other marine animals to prosper, to function, and ultimately, to survive.
Beyond-O-Matic is a San Francisco based improvisational space rock band which started in the early 1990's. Core members are Peter Fuhry (vocals, guitar) and Stenzo (keyboards). Supported by several friends they work out dreamy emotional songs based on a variety of instruments where Fuhry's charming vocals are a unique aspect. 1994 saw the first release 'The Flight Of Luis Garcia', followed by 'Sonic Reclaimator' (1996) and 'Your Body' another two years later. All productions contain extended works which push sonic limits, yet retain humor. Beyond-O-Matic went into hiatus in 1999 but re-formed after five years to produce 'Time To Get Up' (2004) featuring new mind-bending psych/space jams which were originally provided for free download. Now in April 2010 TRAIL Records officially released this album with re-edited versions of the songs.
Sound surrounds us. Whether it's sound we choose to hear, like the music we play in our headphones, or sound we'd rather do without, like the noise of the city, we live in a sonic world that we seldom think twice about. But sound can cure the sick and make the blind see. It can even change the taste of food. Sound is affecting us, and the world we inhabit, in many fascinating and surprising ways. Sonic Magic: The Wonder and Science of Sound reveals the historic power, promise, and potential of sound - and a strange phenomenon called cymatics that has created a new scientific mystery. Filmed in Canada, Italy, England, Australia, and the US, Sonic Magic takes us behind the scenes in cutting-edge hospitals and research labs where sound is eliminating cancer tumours without surgery, stopping neurological disorders, and may even reverse the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. The documentary will introduce us to the fields of acoustic ecology and acoustic engineering, showing us how sound shaped our history, and is being shaped to improve communication and enhance our public spaces.
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