We are throwing ya a special treat this week to feast your eyes on. The Return of Fly My Pretties Documentary is on the web and free for you to check out. A big cheers to the team at Amplifier.co.nz for that one. The Green Room 005: Whanau is on the horizon and heading this way fast.
Recloose is playing with his live band this Saturday at Sandwiches in Wellington, New Zealand. Module is off to Unity to eat his Easter eggs.
Rhian has found himself again with the help of Myspace and LOOPKast is almost 50.
WATCH FMP DOCUMENTARY ON WEB
LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa and www.amplifier.co.nz present the online stream of the music documentary for the gold selling album 'The Return of Fly My Pretties'.
The documentary is an insightful look into the behind the scenes events surrounding the eight live album recording sessions and shows at the Paramount Theatre (Wellington) and Hopetoun Alpha (Auckland) during late 2005.
The thoughts of the musicians and production team are revealed as the first shows draw nearer and it dawns on all involved the size of the project they are part of. With the highs and lows come the development of the Fly My Pretties family and support that they lend to one another.
The unique documentary was produced and filmed by Nektar Films who also produced the multimedia element of the shows. Jason Naran directed the documentary and Gareth Moon was the Producer.
UPCOMING RELEASE...THE GREEN ROOM 005: WHANAU
Will be released on Tues April 11th.
There will also be a huge release gig at Hope Bros, Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday May 6th featuring SHIHAN THE POET direct from Los Angeles.
Also check out the upcoming LOOPKast 50 and 51 for news and treats from The Green 005: Whanau.
RECLOOSE LIVE BAND @ SANDWICHES
Electric Mojo & Bacardi present:
RECLOOSE LIVE BAND
Feat. Lisa Tomlins, Mike Fabulous, Isaac Aesili, James Illingworth, Maaka McGregor & Recloose.
Saturday April 1, 2006
One of the most promising bands of 2005 continues its phenomenal success across Aotearoa. The unmistakable funk-loaded live sets of the Recloose Live Band are already considered a future classic among local musicians and heads. Just back from their full on debut tour around the UK and Europe, covering 15 gigs in less than 3 weeks, including a Saturday night show at Fabric, London, the band will be on fire for their return gig to hometown Wellington!
"Just when you think
you've wondered about the death of dance music one too many
times, along comes Recloose to restore your faith in the
"The marriage of a very Detroit
fascination with futuristic electronic sounds and a very
Wellington love of dub and funk gives it a fresh, unique and
satisfyingly soulful sound. These songs kick all kinds of
arse when they're played live. Brilliant. "
Sunday Star Times
Limited $20 pre-sales from Real Groovy, DMC &
MODULE @ UNITY 2006
Check out Module at the South Islands largest inner city music event
This coming Easter, Christchurch will once again play host to one of New Zealand's largest inner city music events. The 12 hour festival will feature over 100 Live Acts, DJ's, & MC's, all performing across 14 zones and 12 venues on Thursday 13th April 2006, right in the heart of Christchurch City.
The lineup this year is 100% Homegrown, and is one the most prevalent lineups of New Zealand artists that Christchurch has ever seen- With the likes of: Rhombus, Stereogram, Pitch Black, State of Mind, The D4, Shapeshifter Sound System, Hollie Smith, Minuit, Nomad & MC Antsman, Timmy Schumacher, Solaa, P-Bass Expressway, Antix, Masterpilot, why go elsewhere when we have the very best right on our very shores?
Unity has ensured the variety of acts on offer this year cover every genre from rock to dub, funk to hip hop, drum'n'bass to house, jazz to breaks and every genre in between.
The concept behind Unity has always been simple:
To bring together the finest available live acts, Djs, MC's, & VJ's and present them in a 12 hour, multi stage, multi venue and multi genre festival - To create Unity.
Check the Unity Website for full lineups, ticketing, & venue details.
MODULE'S WILL FOOL YA
April Fools Gig @ San Francisco Bath house
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Twinset are a favourite of the LOOP stable and are now playing at Cabaret every Tuesday night at 8:30pm. They will grace your ears with their own original blends of damn smooth tunes.
Tuesday Nights (Starts 14th
Cnr Tory St and Courtenay Pl
FLY MY PRETTIES DOUBLE PACK DOUBLE GOODNESS
The lovely people at The Green Room website thought "What the heck!" and also "Lets let our hair down!". After they thought that they came up with a Double Pack Fly My Pretties for $49.95 that includes both the albums - Live At Bats and The Return of Fly My Pretties. Gee Wiz!
Click the album covers to buy the set...too easy.
NEW RECLOOSE MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE
Click on the image above to watch the video
LOOP Music Video Library
A web version is now available so you can watch good old Recloose anytime ya want. His caricature is also bouncing across New Zealand screens on C4, Juice TV and TV3 for Recloose's new music video Mana's Bounce.
'Mana's Bounce' is the brand new second video from Recloose's sophomore album 'Hiatus On The Horizon'. Mana's Bounce is about Recloose's two-and-a-half-year old son Manahi. The video is directed by Wellington's Jeremy Mansford and Preston McNeil. The two directors last year won Radio Active's prestigious 'Handle The Jandle' music video award.
With 812 body parts, 55 characters, 927 photos and nine additional animators and compositors, the video was a labor of love for the two directors. Preston McNeill explains: "The cut-out style of animation required a huge amount of preparation time, especially as we had just over fifty characters in the video. We have to give a big thanks to all the guys who helped smash out animation for us, without whom we'd still be working on it!"
Jeremy Mansford sums up: "We wanted to create a video that had lots going on, with several subplots evolving. The idea being that it could be viewed several times, with the viewer discovering more with each watch".
A special thanks to Huffer for their endorsement of the video. "Mana's Bounce" is taken from the second Recloose album "Hiatus On the Horizon" which is out now on LOOP, distributed through Border Music.
ARTISTS ON MYSPACE
Check out the latest addition to the LOOP myspace family here.
Module is cutting some shapes and making some space dance moves right here.
LOOP Myspace is here.
Fly My Pretties Myspace is here.
NEW LOOK MODULE
Module has re-designed and relaunched his website and it looks something like this...
It features an updated gallery, media downloads, news, tour infomation and information also heaps of other beats and pieces check it out...
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.
Mikee celebrates his lust for the swashbuckling lifestyle by turning his modest automobile into land based pirate-ship that even has its own crow's nest and fake parrot. His authentic captain's costume leads to misadventure when his one-eye patch reduces his depth perception and he rear ends a school bus.
Listen to LOOPKast 49 by clicking on the LOOPKast banner below!
Take it easy!