Beck builds a 160 musician strong David Bowie orchestra

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Monday 18 February 2013

Go big or go home. Beck is breathing new life into David Bowie’s classic song Sound and Vision by bringing together over 160 musicians. That’s right, he’s creating a David Bowie orchestra. And the actual performance will include a stage that surrounds the audience to really bring everyone into the music. And with the help […]

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Beck covers the traditional ballad Corrina, Corrina

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By Lee Rogers in New Music on Thursday 3 May 2012

Corrine, Corrina (original title) was first recorded in 1928 and has since been recorded hundreds of times, with variations on the title, lyrics, melody and style. Beck recently offered up his own interpretation, which is to be included on a new compilation to raise money for the maternal health organization, Every Mother Counts.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg: Terrible Angels

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Friday 2 September 2011

This cool new video by Charlotte Gainsbourg has her dancing with clones in a parking garage to some Beck produced electronic synthy weirdness. Looking forward to hearing the new Terrible Angels EP on September 6.

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Federico Mancosu’s minimalist music video posters

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By Nini Baseema in New Design on Monday 30 August 2010

Graphic design posters to music videos instead of movies, events or books? That seems new. Italian designer Federico Mancosu has created a cool set of posters for tracks by such artists as Depeche Mode, Beck, The Chemical Brothers and Jamiroquai.

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Benji Hughes’ A Love Extreme

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By Kate Barnett in New Music on Thursday 12 March 2009

It’s pretty bold to release a 25 track double CD as your first album, but singer-songwriter Benji Hughes doesn’t care. Themes of love and heartbreak run though the album and his folk-tinged pop draws comparisons to Beck, The Eels and The Magnetic Fields. [portrait by Vanessa Prager]

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The E.L.F’s Stevie Nicks Hearts

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By Monique Rothstein in New Music on Tuesday 12 February 2008

The E.L.F is the outrageous new side project of the flannel-clad Gerling frontman, Darren Cross. A genre agnostic, Cross throws a tantrum on Stevie Nicks Hearts, the first EP created el solo in the dark underbelly of his Sydney home studio. The indie-infused aesthetic smashes itself against the wall, whilst 80’s synth-beats get thrown across […]

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