Batkovic presents a holism in his music that draws on the full capabilities of the instrument. This is reflected in quite a staggering range of pitch, volume and timbre that the instrument is able to produce, something that Batkovic exposes gloriously for the first time ever.
However there are also subtleties in the production of the album that also make it a technical and aesthetic triumph. Batkovic wanted to translate the true sound of the accordion for the audience, in terms of representing exactly the way it sounds to him while he’s performing.
It took over a year to solve the problems regarding the audio engineering of the album, but this now means that the stereo image opens up a whole new sonic spatiality, immersing the listener in a vivid and intricate sound-space.
“I wanted all of the instruments breathing, air noises and the sounds of flapping of claps to be audible. So the handicaps of the accordion can be transformed into benefits, creating a new sound”
On 05, Mar 2015 | In Live Performance | By johnminton
The brief – A visually potent show.
The Delivery – 90mins of original video for 20 songs some of which include classic songs from modern times. Incorporate the visuals into the an Arena size show merging with Live cams. Keep it livid!
5 JULY BEAUREGARD FESTIVAL, Normandy, France
11 JULY ATP ICELAND
13 JULY ILOSAARIROCK FESTIVAL, Joensuu, Finalnd
15 JULY LES NUITS DE FOURVIERE FESTIVAL, Lyon, France
18 JULY PALACIO DE DEPORTES, Madrid, Spain
19 JULY MARES VIVAS FESTIVAL, Gaia, Portugal
20 JULY MELT FESTIVAL, Germany
15 AUGUST ROUTE DU ROCK FESTIVAL, St Malo, France
16 AUGUST PUKKELPOP, Belgium
17 AUGUST LOWLANDS, Netherlands
20 AUGUST ISTANBUL, KucukCiftlik Park
23 AUGUST ROCK EN SEINE FESTIVAL, Paris, France
30 AUGUST ELECTRIC PICNIC, Ireland
5 SEPTEMBER ARTLOOP FESTIVAL, Sopot, Poland
On 17, Oct 2013 | In Live Performance | By johnminton
The Oakland Finale
The final Happening transforms the abandoned 16th Street Station into an ecstatic dance party: Dan Deacon, Savages, Lia Ices, No Age, Twin Shadow, smoke performances by Olaf Breuning and Evan Holm’s underwater turntable.
On 20, Sep 2013 | In Live Performance | By johnminton
Visuals for Adrian Utley Guitar Orchestra performing Terry Riley’s ‘In C’.