Feb 01, 2021
Ultra Mag Issue 4 feat. RUM DO
Welcome to the present ~ it is February 1st 2021 which means ULTRA is out and another Safe Sounds column is upon us. This week, Idious Carrie chats with rryrry of RUM DO about the duo's latest offering - a double a-side single that will arrive via Safe Sounds on February 5th.
Jan 22, 2021
Descenending Video & Remix Single Released
The 6-track single features four remixes from Paulo Sinski, Know Itself, rryrry and Sages, along with a live version recorded at World News' last live show before lockdown in Toronto.
Speaking of the track, Bill explained -
“Descenending is about helping a friend through a tough spot when you’re struggling to remain stable yourself. Touching on themes of community and mental health, it feels more relevant than ever today. Remember to cut yourself some slack and help others where you can – stay calm out there and try to enjoy your daze.”
Jan 19, 2021
Calm Down Just a Little Bit
Welcome to 2021! We're starting this year with a bang — a bang for your buck. Yes, that's right, our very own electronic duo World News will be releasing a single package for Descenending on Jan 22nd.
"A package?!", I hear you exclaim?
Exactly, and this package includes a music video from visionary cinematographer Brennan Martin, four incredible remixes from Know Itself (Berlin), Paulo Sinski (Toronto), rryrry (Sweden) and Sages (Hamilton), and, finally, a live version of the track recorded with a single but incredibly technical microphonic device left on a bar at the back of the room of World News' most recent performance in Toronto.
Yes! You yourself will be able to take an auditory seat in an audience hall once more, and remember what it is like to drink and be merry.
So set your watches for this Friday 22nd Jan 2021. It's going to be a day, much like many other days, but with an additional Safe Sounds package for your listening pleasure.
Calm down just a little bit. Try not to drink on your own. Do what makes you happy and be kind to others.
Nov 16, 2020
Bill Cutbill on Animal Collective, Rotate This and Lonely Planet
The Go-Go Radio Magic Show has just made the recent Bill Cutbill special episode available to stream on their website: listen now.
Bill chats about all sort of things including his experience travelling in South America and some of the weird moments on his trip. Here's a little excerpt to wet the appetite...
"The biggest influence on this record is an Animal Collective EP called Meeting of the Waters. They did sound collaging and they also recorded songs whilst they were there.
"I got it from Rotate This in a bargain bin. Once I got it I listened to it every day for like three months probably. It's nice because it's immersive and the songs aren't really songs... that's something I really like about Animal Collective.
"So that was definitely a big bingo moment: 'I want to be in this place where these amazing soundscapes are so that I can just be there and feel it'. I'm always looking for my next travelling experience - when it comes to the work/life balance I feel like that's an important part for me.
"I went (to Brazil) for a month. I had the first week booked but nothing else booked after that, so I did lot's of research in terms of the Lonely Planet guide and looking up Trip Advisor reviews on all the companies in the Amazon. I reached out to the ones that I thought would be most relevant because that was the main reason I was going. The rest of the trip I left completely open, so some of the songs on the album are about places that people recommended when I was in the Amazon, and then I went there afterwards.
"I bought myself a little microphone, a small zoom that I thought would do a good job."
Thanks again to CJLO and The Go-Go Radio Magic Show.
Nov 12, 2020
CJLO's Go-Go Radio Magic Show AMAZONAS Special!
We're delighted that a 1-hour Bill Cutbill AMAZONAS special will be airing on CJLO's The Go-Go Radio Magic Show! Tune in on Friday 13th November at 6pm to catch tales from the jungle, a discussion on the accompanying Bill's Amazonas Sound Library and more.
Also a big thank you to Ian for being such a wonderful host, and CJLO in general for promoting music, art and creativity in equal measures. Make sure you tune in either via 1690AM radio or via the station website!
Finally, remember that AMAZONAS is free to download via desktop for a limited time (with a suggested donation to the Rainforest Trust).