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Loop's January 2006 Newsletter

Loop's January 2006 Newsletter


Hi guy,

Well we hope you all looked after yourselves over the holiday period. Everyone is looking a lot browner around the office (its summer down here northern hemisphere peoples).

Back into it for another year and we have some secret treats for you this year! All will be revealed as the year rolls on.

RIPPON 06 COMPILATION

Here is a sneak peak of the album cover of the upcoming RIPPON 06 compilation album which will be a very limited pressing of 2000 copies. They will first be on sale at the Rippon Festival in Wanaka on Feb 4th.

Oh and the album line up!

Shihad, Fly My Pretties, Pluto, The Phoenix Foundation, P-Bass Expressway, Recloos feat. Joe Dukie, Module, Hollie Smith, The Mint Chicks, Tribalincs


LOOP GOES TO MIDEM

Mikee Tucker and Phil Brokelmann as well as Charles Kirby-Welch (LOOP UK) will attend MIDEM 06 in Cannes, France, the world's #1 music fair trade. Meet them in the Palais De Festivals at booth R33.04 at the New Zealand Pavilion.

HEXSTATIC VJ WORKSHOP

LOOP, British Council New Zealand and TOUCH/CAST present a daytime VJ Workshop in Wellington with one of the best VJ acts on the planet: Hextstatic (London). Expect a professional development workshop with Hexstatic and leading Auckland and Wellington-based visual artists, interactive business people, filmmakers and visual-industry experts. Internationally renowned for their ground-breaking performances on labels like Ninja Tune, Hexstatic have just been voted #1 audiovisual act by DJ magazine (UK). The workshop will take place on February 15, 2006 at the NZ Film Archive in Wellington. Invitees only.

COMIN' UP ON LOOP

Tommy's second album is in the pipeline for early 2006. His new folkrock-reggae album was recorded at Bethel's Beach on the west coast and the sessions were documented on film, too.

Also hold tight for an earthy, early 70s-infused solo album by Sam Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) out soon.

GET THE GOLDS!

The Return of Fly My Pretties

A CD and DVD live record documenting the live performances of Fly My Pretties in Wellington and Auckland, during September and October of this year. The Return of Fly My Pretties features a stunning line-up of New Zealand songwriters, sharing their talents in an intimate and honest indoor setting.

Click the image to buy The Return of Fly My Pretties.

LOOP Select 007: We Are Here

We Are Here is a creative box set featuring the freshest new work from artists both locally and abroad. With fifteen music tracks, nine short films, six music videos, motion graphics, and an accompanying website, We Are Here has something for everyone. Celebrate our most progressive new work.

Click the image to buy We Are Here

Fly My Pretties Live At Bats

Check out the album that began the Fly My Pretties saga. This live recorded album is full of magical moments and good time tunes.

AGE PRYOR - NEW MUSIC VIDEO "LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND"

Age Pryor's beautiful song "Leave It All Behind" was remade especially for his brand new video, which can be seen on TV from this week on. The remake was set in a more upbeat feel to suit the addition of visuals. Age Pryor says: "It is more of a band piece compared to the original which is very personal and introspective.

There is also an underlying ambiguity within the song between depressing or uplifting, defeatist or optimistic. The song is about abandoning the pressures and responsibilities of modern living, about starting afresh, and about being able to stand up for one's own needs. It's a song I relate to personally and also one for which I have had a lot of feedback people seem to be able to relate to the sentiment."

The outstanding music video was co-directed by Nic Marrison, Jessica Cowley and Julian Bryant. The process for putting the video together comprised of a “pre-vis” in which the entire shot sequence was mapped out; a live shoot of Age Pryor performing the song against a white background; and then the creation of a CG city-scape in which the action takes place.

Keeping the modeling of the buildings simple allowed to depart from the idea of the streets being real. Instead the directors used the building surfaces as a screen for internal landscapes, layering images of street art from around Wellington, and personal drawing and writing from Age Pryor's journals.

NATO'S THEME

Check out the new music video of the latest single titled Nato's Theme from the album The Return of Fly My Pretties. Click on the image to watch it!

Using podcasting technology you can now stay up-to-date with the hottest selections from LOOP HQ. If know the podcast lingo, the RSS feed for your podcast software is www.loop.co.nz/loopkast.xml , then you can be automatically updated when new LOOPKasts are available.

Download the latest LOOPKast by clicking on the LOOPKast logo!

LOOPKast 40 is the freshest we've got!

Have a good one!

LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa

ENDS

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