Fantômas is the third album by amiina released in late 2016 was originally conceived as a score to the silent movie of the same name, Fantômas. It premiered at a screening of the silent movies in Paris 2013 together with music by James Blackshaw, Tim Hecker, Loney, Dear and Yann Tiersen who also curated the event.
Jeanne Mas signed her 16th and solo album she called pH. Nine songs composed with Jeremy Still and a song composed by Piero Calabrese, the fetish composer and friend of Jeanne Mas, who died in May 2016. The album pays tribute to him. The title of pH, as simple as it is complex, summarizes all the texts. PH, which is the abbreviation for hydrogen potential, is a parameter for defining whether a medium is acidic or basic. It is an allusion to life that often topples between well-being and disappointment.
The first Sergio Mendes LP bears few of the soft pop hallmarks of his subsequent Brasil '66 classics. Instead, Dance Moderno is a focused and straight-ahead collection of bossa nova grooves firmly in debt to the acknowledged master of the form, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Paired with a small, tight supporting unit, Mendes proves himself an inventive and intense pianist, shaped by both traditional Latin music and American jazz.
Prenant comme point de départ la naissance du cinéma japonais et son influence sur les autres cinématographies dont l’histoire est directement liée aux événements politiques et sociaux de leur territoire, cet ouvrage retrace près de cent vingt ans de cinémas asiatiques. Illustré de photogrammes (objets rares et films incontournables), il met l’accent sur la diversité et la richesse de ces productions et aide à comprendre les mécanismes dans lesquels les films, les thèmes et les motifs apparaissent. …