Watch Naomi Yang’s film ‘Fortune’ online, plus upcoming Brooklyn screening

Naomi Yang’s film ‘Fortune’ is now available to stream on Vimeo. The 30 minute film features a soundtrack of new Damon & Naomi songs accompanying the mysterious and dreamlike images of a man encountering the legacy of his recently deceased father.

Fortune from Naomi Yang on Vimeo.

The film is also getting a screening, with a live accompaniment from Damon and Naomi, at The Body Actualized Center, 143 Troutman St, Brooklyn, New York on 14th October.

See Naomi Yang’s ‘Fortune’ in Cambridge, MA on 2nd October

Naomi’s silent film, Fortune, is getting a screening at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA on the 2nd October. The screening is at 7pm and is free and the film is accompanied by a live performance of the soundtrack by Damon & Naomi that features eleven new D&N tracks.

Screening details on Facebook.

If you’re in the neighbourhood it’d be silly to miss out!

Naomi x2 - Fortune
Damon & Naomi performing Fortune in London in May

Happy birthday Naomi Yang (2014)

Naomi Yang

Happy birthday to Naomi! Have a lovely day.

Lets celebrate with some folk music…
Listen to the awesome Magic Hour cover of Sally Free and Easy
MP3: Damon & Naomi – Sally Free and Easy

Here are Damon & Naomi performing their folk ballad Cruel Queen from Within These Walls

Damon Krukowski ponders going back to mono

Damon has written a very interesting op-ed piece for Pitchfork on the history of stereo recording and why mono is better (at least in the summer months).

Pitchfork: Damon Krukowski – Back to mono

When Brian Wilson was told by Capitol that they wanted to produce a stereo mix of Pet Sounds, he raised an objection unrelated to his own hearing. “Brian explains that he always wanted his records to be in mono so that he would be in control of the listening experience,” the liner notes to that egregious stereo mix confess. “With mono, the listener hears it exactly with the balance that the producer intended. With stereo, however, the listener can change the mix, just by the turn of a balance knob or speaker placement.”

… it sort of explains why I particularly love these…
A couple of my mono LPs by The Beatles

Dean Wareham’s Indietracks set available to download on Dimeadozen

Dean Wareham live...
Dean Wareham’s wonderful set at this year’s Indietracks festival is now being seeded on bittorrent site Dimeadozen.

Dimeadozen: Dean Wareham – Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire, 26th July 2014

Dean Wareham
Indietracks Festival
Engine Shed Stage (indoors)
Midland Railway Centre
Swanwick Junction
England
26th July 2014

Lineage: Sound Pros SP-CMC-8 cardioid mics>Sound Pros Battery Box>Sony PCM-M10 (line-in, 24 bit, 44.1kHz)
Transfer: Sony PCM-M10> usb > wav > Soundforge 9.0 (Selective hard limiting, Normalise,
Fade-in/fade-out, 16 bit 44.1kHz)>CD Wave (Track splits)>FLAC>mp3tagv2.55a (Tag Flacs)

1.Emancipated Hearts
2.When Will You Come Home
3.The Dancer Disappears
4.Holding Pattern
5.Snowstorm
6.Love Is Not
7.Decomposing Trees
8.Strange
9.Blue Thunder
10.Babes In The Wood
11.Tugboat
12.Fourth Of July

Notes:
Recorded at barrier next to right hand stack. This was another great performance by Dean Wareham and band, very pleased how the recording has come out.

While you’re there you may as well grab the Joanna Gruesome set in which Dean guested on Tugboat…

Dimeadozen: Joanna Gruesome – Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire, 26th July 2014