Here’s an interview we did with those fantastic people over at mnml ssg. The mixes are also recommended.
Music For Real Airports was successfully launched on the 24th of April 2010 to a sold-out audience at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery as part of Sensoria Festival. A global tour is now being planned, along with a specially designed installation.
To book or enquire about a live or installation please contact us via this form: Click Here
Music – The Black Dog – http://www.theblackdogma.com
Visuals – Human - http://www.humanstudio.com
Live Footage – Shaun Bloodworth – http://www.shaunbloodworth.com
Still Photography – Pixel Witch – http://www.pixelwitchpictures.co.uk
Music Edit – The Black Dog
Visual Edit – Human
Flickr Pictures – Click Here
Installation Pictures – Click Here
We’re doing another of our special limited runs of tBd T-shirts again, Black And White print on a Quality Red shirt, as it’s limited we’ll be getting orders in and then making up that amount of shirts and as we use a small local company in Sheffield, it does take us a bit more time than usual but it’s important to us to support other small business in our area.
So, we’ll be taking orders until the 31st of October and then making the shirts and sending them out the following week. There’s four sizes to select from and any profit we make will go towards paying for our servers and bandwidth. These wont be available anywhere else and we won’t be printing this design ever again.
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This is a short teaser?video we made from?footage?shot in?Detroit & Sheffield?for?our new 12″ due on the 22nd of Sept featuring tBd, Rob Hood and The Bass Soldier. It’s a Quicktime movie, so you’ll need the player installed and it’s also 15meg, so it may take a while to start, enjoy.
Dog Bites Back
[ extract of an interview with The Black Dog ]
[The Black Dog]: “Every human is capable of feeling a whole heap of emotions, but so little contemporary music seems to address them.”
[DJ Magazine]: So can ‘Music For Adverts’ address this heap of emotions? Especially when many of the tracks are very short (the tribal ambiance of ‘Harpo’ is a mere 0:40, whereas the penultimate blipvert ‘Wot’ clocks in at just 0:34). Why is this, do you get bored easily? Or did you have to edit out one hundred other ideas to fit 20 on one album?
“The ‘short tracks’ are an attempt to show that you can have a short simple piece of music that will communicate Itself fully within 38 seconds. About the length of an average advert. Too many people stretch their Ideas out Into boring fifteen minute megamixes. I prefer not to. As David Byrne says In ‘Psycho Killer’ by Talking Heads: ‘Say something once, why say it again?’.
[Skrufff] Starting with the reissue of Temple Of Transparent Balls: why have you decided to re-release it (and why now in particular?)
[Martin] We decided to put the entire back catalogue in order and out of the hands of people who’ve never paid the band for these releases. All the old contracts had run their course and enough was enough.
[Ken] “Now” is as good a time as any…in the best sounding version we can?
[Martin] Plus, it helped that we’d started working with Soma, they’re a great bunch of people who leave us alone and let us do what we do. It makes a change for us not to have to do everything oursleves and it gives us more time to do the creative stuff for a change.