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August 2021

Ohio Players A documentary about the Ohio Players

Ohio Players – A documentary about the Ohio Players.


A documentary about the Ohio Players (tvOne/Unsung story). A history of the Ohio Players out of Dayton, Ohio (The Funk Capitol ) and part of Ohio's Funk History. Credits: tvOne. The Ohio Players are one of the most successful funk outfits of all time, scoring monster crossover hits in the 1970s like "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster." They took funk into uncharted territory, bringing a jazzy, free form feel to chart-toppers like "Skin Tight," "Heaven Must Be Like This," and "Sweet Sticky Thing." Along the way, The Players — with monikers like Sugarfoot, Diamond, and Rock– lived up to their names, with super-sexy album covers that got nearly as much attention as their songs, and by lifestyle excesses that led to a major drug bust. Their notoriety was so extreme that the group was rumored to have killed someone during a recording session with the dying screams mixed into the grooves of a song. Wikipedia: Ohio Players were an American funk band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster"; as well as for their erotic album covers that featured nude or nearly nude women. Many of the women were models featured in Playboy. The singles "Funky Worm", "Skin Tight", "Fire", and "Love Rollercoaster"; as well as their albums Skin Tight, Fire, and Honey, were awarded Gold certifications. On August 17, 2013, Ohio Players were inducted into the inaugural class of the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame that took place at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bright Sparks Documentary B Side

Bright Sparks Documentary – B Side


The B Side of the critically acclaimed Bright Sparks Documentary focuses on the British electronic music pioneers, including the original Mellotron makers, Les, Norman and Frank Bradley, EMS's Peter Zinovieff, Electronic Dream Plant's Adrian Wagner & Chris Huggett, and String Ensemble inventor, Ken Freeman. Includes contributions from I Monster's Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling, Peter Zinovieff, Chris Cross, Daniel Miller, John Bradley, Karl Hyde, Ken Freeman, Fred Gardner, Will Gregory, Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling Release schedule (released at 4pm GMT on the day) * Tuesday 9th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - Introduction, Moog & Arp * Thursday 11th - Bright Sparks - A Side - Robert Moog (Moog), Don Buchla (Buchla), Alan R Pearlman (ARP) and Harry Chamberlin. * Tuesday 16th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - The Brits * Thursday 18th - Bright Sparks - B Side - The Bradley Brothers (Mellotronics), Peter Zinovieff (EMS) Adrian Wagner (Electronic Dream Plant) and Ken Freeman. Follow us: www.facebook.com/gforcesoftware www.instagram.com/gforcesoftware https://www.gforcesoftware.com/blog/bright-sparks-the-documentary/ https://www.youtube.com/user/GForceSoftwareTV www.imonstermusic.com

July 2021

Bright Sparks Documentary A Side

Bright Sparks Documentary – A Side


The A Side of the critically acclaimed Bright Sparks documentary, created in conjunction with the I Monster album of the same name, focuses on US based electronic music pioneers, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla, Alan R Pearlman and Harry Chamberlin. Includes contributions from Herb Deutsch, Michelle Moog-Koussa, I Monster's Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling, Adrian Utley, Daniel Miller, Billy Currie, Karl Hyde, Alessandro Cortini, Will Gregory, Dennis P Colin, Alan Pearlman. Release schedule (released at 4pm GMT on the day) * Tuesday 9th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - Introduction, Moog & Arp * Thursday 11th - Bright Sparks - A Side - Robert Moog (Moog), Don Buchla (Buchla), Alan R Pearlman (ARP) and Harry Chamberlin. * Tuesday 16th - Bright Sparks - Behind The Scenes - The Brits * Thursday 18th - Bright Sparks - B Side - The Bradley Brothers (Mellotronics), Peter Zinovieff (EMS) Adrian Wagner (Electronic Dream Plant) and Ken Freeman. Follow us: www.facebook.com/gforcesoftware www.instagram.com/gforcesoftware https://www.gforcesoftware.com/blog/bright-sparks-the-documentary/ https://imonster.bandcamp.com/album/bright-sparks Bob Moog Foundation: https://moogfoundation.org​ Alan Pearlman Foundation: https://alanrpearlmanfoundation.org
Berlin The Capital of Electronic Music

Berlin – The Capital of Electronic Music


The designation "capital of electronic music" is one that is highly contested by many in clubland. Detroit natives declare it, Ibiza too makes its case, but as pointed out in the new feature film "The Sound of Berlin Documentary - a journey through the capital of electronic music", you'd be hard-pressed to contest the German city's claim to the title. From the reunification of Germany in 1990 to its present musical paradigm, the film touches on the city's "irresistible magnetism" for techno tourists and charts the extensive history which has solidified Berlin as the world's best destination for clubbing. Scored by Minus imprint cohort Marc Houle, the documentary features interviews with techno legends, nightlife leaders and the dance music up-and-comers, such as: Juan Atkins, Dr. Motte, Dimitri Hegemann (founder of the club "Tresor"), Pan-Pot, Mathias Kaden, Monolink, Nela, Alexander Krüger, Ekaterina and FreedomB.
Inside Out In The Open An Expressionist Journey Into The

Inside Out In The Open (An Expressionist Journey Into The World Known As Free Jazz) Documentary


Inside Out In The Open is an hour-long documentary about a form of jazz, popularly known as free jazz. The film is an exploration of that music through the voices and performances of over twenty such musicians, from those who were its first generation to younger musicians joining the tradition. Unlike more encyclopedic documentaries, Inside Out In The Open unfolds in a more organic and musical form, revealing multiple aspects of this music and its makers. The editing structure is reflective and complimentary to the music. Free-form jazz, also known as the "the new thing," or "avant-garde jazz," burst on the scene in the early '60s, led by Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor. It vastly extended the boundaries in rhythm, sound, and harmonics, stressing collective improvisation, with an expansive openness and with deep personal emotion. The release of Inside Out In The Open comes on the heels of the major 10-part "Jazz" series by Ken Burns, which was criticized for given little attention to jazz after 1960, and for being critical of the genre of "free jazz." With only a small amount of media work available on this development in jazz, Inside Out In The Open is a welcome contribution, giving overdue respect to these musical artists. Featured Interviews: Marion Brown, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Alan Silva, Burton Greene, Joseph Jarman, Baikida Carroll, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, Susie Ibarra Featured Artists: Denis Charles, Glenn Spearman, Wilber Morris, Joseph Jarman, Peter Brötzmann, John Tchicai, Sun Ra and his Arkestra, In Order To Survive (William Parker, Cooper-Moore, Rob Brown, Susie Ibarra), Other Dimensions In Music (Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Rashid Bakr, William Parker, with Matt Shipp),Baikida Carroll, Reggie Workman and more. Credits Produced, directed and edited by Alan Roth. Camera: Omer Ali Kazma, Alan Roth, Peter Schmuhl. Interview audio recording: Matthew Hutchinson, Matthew Silver. Online editor: Tom Hayes. Press Quotes "...director Alan Roth set out to capture the essence behind the term through interviews and footage of live recordings, aiming exclusively at musicians who had helped change the focus and direction of jazz, artists who cast away the conventions of composition and found inspiration in their individuality." - Jerry D'Souza, All About Jazz "...an accessible film that dispels many of the myths around free jazz and reveals the inherent beauty and passion in the making of the music." - John Sharpe, All About Jazz Released: 2008 http://www.espdisk.com/catalogue/4042.html

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