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Off the beaten tracks
December 21, 2009, 11:34 am
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The Off The Beaten Tracks session with Trespassers William (playing in the Palm House at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) is now up. You can see my photos of the session here.

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Trespassers William + Glissando
October 7, 2009, 10:32 pm
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This is my fan face. I spent most of last weekend wearing it when I met Trespassers William and had the privilege of photographing their Off The Beaten Tracks session. Watching them play an acoustic set inside the Glasshouse at Edinburgh’s Botanic Garden (along with another fine band, Glissando) was an unforgettable experience.

It was a dreich day and the place was empty enough to hear the rain drumming on the glass roof – a fitting backdrop to Trespasser’s divinely melancholic sound.

The video will be uploaded soon but, until then, you can take a peek at the photographs here.



Playing with the past
August 28, 2009, 4:08 pm
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One of the highlights of this year’s Fringe Festival was the Playing With The Past event at Edinburgh’s Film House. Films from the Scottish Screen Archive were combined with live soundtracks provided by local bands eagleowl, FOUND, and Meursault which made for a unique cinematic experience. The short films included John Grierson’s film about Granton’s weather-beaten Trawlermen in the 1930s. Another was an abstract animation created by Evelyn Lambert and Norman McLaren who painted and scratched imagery directly onto film stock.



La Blogotheque
July 22, 2009, 11:03 am
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I can’t get enough of La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows. Since the project’s beginning in 2006, La Blogotheque have notched up nearly 100 video podcasts featuring bands and artists playing their music in unexpected places. My favorites include Sigur Ros playing a rare acoustic performance of Vid Spilum Endalaust in a Parisian cafe, the sweet sound of Fleet Foxes’ Blue Ridge Mountains echoing from the glass ceiling of the Grand Palais, and Bon Iver’s off the cuff acapella rendition of For Emma in the stairwell of an apartment block.



Sour’s ‘Hibi no Neiro’
July 8, 2009, 7:36 pm
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I’m loving this music video for the Japanese trio Sour. The film, featuring the band’s fans, was created entirely via webcam. Enjoy!



Roll up your Sleeves
June 15, 2009, 3:21 pm
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Music video by Blue Star Animation for We Were Promised Jetpacks second single Roll up your Sleeves. I like.



Off the beaten track
May 5, 2009, 10:53 am
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Off the Beaten Tracks is a collaborative music project by Nonimage and Showburner that takes bands off the stage and onto the streets, park benches, roof tops, and narrow closes of Edinburgh to record truly unique acoustic sessions. With sessions by Team Turnip, Come on Gang and Scott from Frightened Rabbit already under their belt, Off the Beaten Tracks looks set for big things.