Music to my ears

Good afternoon, readers..bloggers, what have you…

I feel like my favorite kind of music is the kind that creates more of an environment…a place, instead of a song. My next two coming up guests do just that, but in different ways.

Alex Koenig’s latest work through his music project NMesh are dense soundscapes of audio pulled from various media of the 80’s & 90’s. I told him it reminded me of a ‘haunted Youtube loop’. His newest release, Dream Sequins, has been getting a pretty healthy dose of positive press.

You can listen to it, as well as his other many albums, at the NMesh Bandcamp. Alex’s episode will air May 7th.

Coming up May 28th will be the force behind Phourist, Nick Hill. Phourist sometimes has a ‘dark concert hall sound’, and others a rock structure with narratives that will get you daydreaming. You can hear his work at his website or catch him at The Rudyard Kipling tonight. The show starts around 8, with a five dollar cover charge.

Possibilities for the upcoming months….

Maybe a retro-futuristic sculptor, with heavy symbolism.

Possibly filmmakers of a different variety, who make videos created with the goal of invoking some kind of feeling.

Definitely a crazy event showcasing creative folks worth celebrating.

If you’re lucky…a pretty familiar face, for those eccentric record nerds hanging around the city.

I’ll leave you with these encouraging words.

Cheers!

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February 26th 2014

Hey Blind Date listeners! Rejoice, for it is the last Wednesday of the month which means another interview.

If you’ve been keeping up, you’ll know today’s guest is local filmmaker Max Moore. Above is a video he did for the band O’Brother, for their song ‘Transience’.

Max has an ever growing body of work; a great deal of which is music videos for many international known musicians and groups.  Speaking of things international, he has also shown narrative work in film festivals all over.

You can learn more at his website, maxmoorefilms.com. To get further insight into Max, listen to our discussion…there’s a handy player below or you could always subscribe to the podcast (subscribe, subscribe, subscribe!) Below the player is his short ‘Eight’. Enjoy!

Meet Max Moore…

I thought I’d give you some information on Max before airing our discussion next week. Above is a teaser clip of his work you can also see on his website, Max Moore Films.

Max Moore is a filmmaker from Louisville who has been recognized on both a national and international level. He received his Bachelor of Arts-Film Studies in 2013, but has been experimenting with film almost since he was very young. Naturally with his involvement in the Louisville Hardcore and Punk scene, he coupled that with his film work which started an increasingly successful career in music videos.  He has worked with locals such as Coliseum and Xerxes, as well as nationals such as Touche Amore and Converge.

Of course, you shouldn’t pigeonhole him. Max’s body of work also contains more narrative shorts that has been accepted into academy qualifying and international film festivals across the United States and Europe. He also has experience in documentary work like the piece ‘ Allen County Oral History “The Golden Horseshoe” ‘.

You can learn more and see his talents at maxmoorefilms.com …or ( of course) you can listen in to our discussion I’ll be posting next Wednesday, February 26th! You won’t regret it.

Till then…