I don't know how I feel about him. I mean any new Placebo material is a great thing, but I don't know...I'm not feeling him. That is prob bias though, I loved the chemistry and dynamic Placebo had with the old Steve .
Post by Modern Method. on Sept 14, 2008 11:52:54 GMT -5
Me too! I know exactally where you are coming from. From what I know of him, he seems he could be a good drummer but is a tad immature. I really thought they would have got someone who was a little older and longer in the business. What has shocked me the most is that he is having creative input into the next record. I really thought he was only gonna be playing the music and not actually contributing to it. At the end of the day, I don't think a lot of people will be happy with any drummer they got. I hope we get to see what Brian and Stef seen in him.
On the other hand, I am VERY excited about their new reocrd. They say they drawing influences from PJ Harvey and My Bloody Valentine. As a good sign...
Post by Modern Method. on Sept 18, 2008 11:37:45 GMT -5
Brian to perform Ballade of Melody Nelson in Paris
The extensive history of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier gave birth to compositions and arrangements that have since reached cult status, transcending over time and generations.
Born from this collaboration, Melody Nelson (1971) is one of the first "concept albums" in France: this disc does not merely juxtapose tracks, but tells an actual story, that of an adolescent – Melody – whom the narrator hits with his car. From this accident is born a romance, which ends with the death of the protagonist.
The album, which hardly garnered success at the time of its release, is today considered one of Gainsbourg's best. The album likewise owes much to the arranging and composing talent of Jean-Claude Vannier - an interesting fate for an artist who learned the basics of orchestration by reading a Que sais-je? He has since moved onto a series of prestigious collaborations, including with Dalida, Michel Polnareff, Julien Clerc, Martial Solal, Astor Piazolla and Barbara.
Following Melody Nelson, in 1972, Jean-Claude Vannier composed another project, for which Gainsbourg produced a narrative framework: L'Enfant assassin des mouches. This short, cruel tale, where the child fly-killer ends up stuck to a strip of "child-paper", is a small masterpiece of its genre, but was unsuccessful at its release and rediscovered only recently.
The production of these two works on the stage of the Barbican Centre in London in 2006 became a considerable success. Today, Jean-Claude Vannier repeats this experience, surrounded by prestigious guest artists, which will include Brian performing The Ballade of Melody Nelson with a guest vocal appearance from Martina Topley Bird.
Histoire de Melody Nelson (The Story of Melody Nelson) Wednesday, October 22, 8pm Thursday, October 23, 8pm
Venue: Cite de la Musique, 221 avenue Jean-Jaures 75019, Paris Part One
L'Enfant assassin des mouches (The Child Fly-Killer) Music and arrangements by Jean-Claude Vannier Story by Serge Gainsbourg
Histoire de Melody Nelson (The Story of Melody Nelson) Music by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier Words by Serge Gainsbourg Arrangements by Jean-Claude Vannier
Jean-Claude Vannier, conductor Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux Le Jeune Chœur de Paris Quatuor à cordes d'enfants Claude Engel, guitar Thomas Coeuriot, guitar Graham Clark, electric violin Gérard Bikialo, piano Herbie Flowers, bass Pierre-Alain Dahan, drums Michel Musseau, sound-effects
Guest artists: Mathieu Amalric Alain Chamfort Daniel Darc Brigitte Fontaine Clotilde Hesme Brian Molko Seaming To Martina Topley Bird
Post by Garbage Addict on Dec 9, 2008 7:49:37 GMT -5
I completely forgot Steve had left - I haven't read that new article yet but the new guy does look awfully young - I'm sure he'll be great but feels wierd seeing someone so young next to Stefan and Brain
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Post by Modern Method. on Dec 10, 2008 11:58:55 GMT -5
On December 7, at the magnificent Angkor Wat temple, Placebo played an electrifying set that included specially rehearsed unique orchestrations of their songs. The show was the band's only performance in 2008. Placebo was joined by seven international and Cambodian artists at the concert, produced by MTV Exit to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking, a crime impacting millions of people worldwide.
A capacity crowd of over 1,000 fans from Cambodia and around the world attended the concert featuring US rock band The Click Five, Grammy-award-winner Duncan Sheik, Australian pop starlet Kate Miller-Heidke, Cambodian hip hop legend Pou Khlaing, and Cambodian pop stars Sokun Nisa, Meas Soksohpiam and Chorn Sovanrech.
MTV Exit (End Exploitation and Trafficking) is a project of the MTV Europe Foundation - a London-based registered charity - to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and exploitation. MTV Exit in Asia is produced in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
"Let's not forget the reason that we are here today at this special concert. Millions of people are currently living as slaves. We're here to join the fight to combat this abhorrent trade," said Brian Molko of Placebo.
"This was a performance of a lifetime. Nothing could have prepared us for such an experience. We are truly thankful for all those who made this show happen," said the members of The Click Five.
"Music is an incredible force for change and this concert illustrated that. Today we joined together at a truly moving and beautiful location to make a statement that we all have to join together to end slavery," said Simon Goff, MTV Exit Campaign Director.
Angkor Wat is the best-preserved temple at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed complex near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The 12th-Century temple served as a backdrop for scenes in Tomb Raider, the action movie starring Angelina Jolie, and is one of the most unique and iconic cultural sites of the world.
Post by Modern Method. on Dec 18, 2008 10:42:51 GMT -5
Beneath a three quarter moon and in the shadow of the historic Khymer temple Angkor Wat in the midst of the jungle in Siem Reap, Cambodia Placebo played an electrifying set that included specially rehearsed and re-worked unique orchestrations of some of their best loved songs. The show was the band’s only performance in 2008. A capacity crowd of over 1,500 fans from Cambodia and around the world attended. Placebo was joined by seven international and Cambodian artists at the concert, produced by MTV EXIT to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking, a crime impacting millions of people worldwide.
This MTV EXIT concert is the first in a series bringing together East and West to raise awareness globally and increase prevention of human trafficking - a 21st century cancer blotting the landscape of our civilisation.
“Let’s not forget the reason that we are here today at this special concert. Millions of people are currently living as slaves. We’re here to join the fight to combat this abhorrent trade.” said Placebo’s Brian Molko.
“Music is an incredible force for change and this concert illustrated that. Today we joined together at a truly moving and beautiful location to make a statement that we all have to join together to end slavery,” said Simon Goff, MTV EXIT Campaign Director.
This show was also Steve Forrest's first ever show with the band, and was certainly in extreme circumstances, including sweltering humidity. The line up also included the strings of Fiona Brice.
Kicking off with 'Because I want you' the band set out their stall and tone, creating an ambience that hung like a sonic mist. 'Follow the cops' continued this theme then 'Black-Eyed' featured Stefan Olsdal on a 7O’s handheld electronic keyboard creating a wash of electro tones to compliment Molko’s melodic vocals and a soundbed of harmonising violins.
'Meds' was guitar led with drummer Steve playing bells before switching to beaters as the track built with strings and keyboard washes to a sonic crescendo. 'Post Blue' was rocking and fitted the scene perfectly with the new arrangement working well.
'Blind' and 'Drag' resonated off the temple walls with Molko’s evocative vocals creating a trance like power which had the audience on their feet and Teenage Angst stripped bare was black yet soft as velvet.
Before launching in to an interstellar 'Twenty Years' Molko delivered the bands commitment to the cause inviting us to take a minute to reflect on the prisoners, to spread the word and help to put a stop to this abhorrent form of modern slavery.
Invigorating, dark and soulful.
The concert will provide content for a series of television programmes produced by MTV EXIT to be broadcast in Cambodia and on MTV channels internationally in 2009. These specials will combine concert footage with important information about human trafficking. All MTV EXIT programming is produced rights-free and free of charge for all broadcasters and organizations.
Post by Modern Method. on Dec 19, 2008 14:18:29 GMT -5
Placebo have been confirmed to play at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, Germany, over the weekend 5-7 June 2009. Exact performance dates and times will be announced shortly. Other acts confirmed are The Killers, Slipknot and Billy Talent.
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