AUTOMATIC FIVE STARS

Automatic five stars from Arthur HQ for any mixtape featuring latter-day Talk Talk, like this one…

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And for the Talk Talk muso/geeks out there (we know who you are), here’s an absolute must-read on the making of those records: Are We Still Rolling?: Studios, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll—One Man’s Journey Recording Classic Albums by Phill Brown

May 28: Dublab Presents All-Night Ambient Music Happening in Big Sur (CA)

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Dublab has done it again! California’s favorite non-profit radio collective has been bringing choice, culturally responsible programming to the Los Angeleno airwaves for around ten years now, but its mission to foster “the growth of positive music, arts, and culture” takes place both on the air and off. Among the many live events on the Dublab calendar this Spring, the TONALISM mini-fest in Big Sur on May 28th is bound to knock your socks off– or at least lull you into a smiley, sound-drunk dream-state.

A description of TONALISM from the Dublab family:

Inspired by La Monte Young’s “Dream House” as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono and John Cage, Tonalism combines harmonious textures with visual elements to create an atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to bring pillows, cushions and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time. DJs, live musicians and VJs play and perform throughout the night; starting at sunset and ending at sunrise. Complimentary tea and water are provided to all who attend.

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