Didier “Didz” Séverin

(July 20th, 1970 – March 23rd, 2022) Requiescat in pace. Knut // Llama / OLO // strom|morts // (ainsi qu’un bref passage au sein du Brakhage Kollektiv) Un ami, un mentor, une inspiration. Puisses-tu reposer en paix, dans ton cœur et ton esprit. Tu resteras à jamais dans les nôtres. Godspeed, Didz ! 🖤 ––––––––––– Drone-50…

Brainiac [3RA1N1AC] Mixtape

30 years after their first concert on March 12th, 1992 – mind the precision –  in the cafeteria of Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio), let me introduce you to my new  mixtape, to experience the history of a band that quit existing very suddenly in May 1997. Only 5 years after this famous concert, the guitarist-singer of…

Swell Mixtape

Swell is a folk/rock band initially formed as a duo in San Francisco in 1989 by David Freel (vocals/guitar) and Sean Kirkpatrick (drums). The band recorded a self-titled debut album and released it on Freel’s own pSychosPecificMusic label in April 1990. Swell’s influences range from 80’s post-punk bands to Pink Floyd, from folk to noise pop, as well…

Pink Floyd – Live at Pompeii

Pink Floyd : Live at Pompeii is a 1972 concert documentary film directed by Adrian Maben and featuring the English rock group Pink Floyd performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. Although the band perform a typical live set from the era, there is no audience beyond the basic film crew. The main…

Nirvamind Mixtape

Nevermind is the second studio album by Seattle’s rock band Nirvana. It was released on September 24, 1991, by David Geffen Company Records. Produced by Butch Vig, it was Nirvana’s first release on a major label, as well as the first to feature drummer Dave Grohl. On September 24, 1991, an other important album was…

Sparks [Ron & Russell Mael] Mixtape

Sparks is an American pop and rock duo formed by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals) in Los Angeles. Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks’ music is often accompanied by sophisticated and acerbic lyrics, often about women or Shakespearean literature references, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence, typified in the contrast between…

Pearl Jam : Ten = 30

Guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament had played together in the pioneering Seattle band Green River (with future Mudhoney‘s singer Mark Arm and guitarist Steve Turner and also Bruce Fairweather who eventually replaced Steve Turner on guitar and Alex Vincent on drums). Following Green River’s dissolution in 1987, Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather and Stone Gossard played together in Mother…

Flower Travellin’ Band

Flower Travellin’ Band (フラワー・トラベリン・バンド, Furawā Toraberin Bando) Flower Travellin’ Band is a Japanese rock band that was formed in 1967. They were connected to Japan’s counterculture movement and noted for their mixture of early heavy metal with psychedelic and progressive rock. They received wide acclaim from critics but failed to achieve commercial success and separated in…

Radiohead • OK MiniDisc

MiniDiscs [Hacked] is a compilation of recordings by the English rock band Radiohead, made while they were working on their 1997 album OK Computer. It comprises over 16 hours of demos, rehearsals, live performances and other material. The recordings, taken from MiniDiscs belonging to singer Thom Yorke, were not intended for release; after they leaked…

Edward Van Halen – RIP Mixtape

Edward Lodewijk van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) Eddie Van Halen was a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was the main songwriter and lead guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David…

Guns N’ Roses : Appetite for Mixtape

Guns N’ Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American Glam Metal/Hair Metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. When they signed to Geffen Records in 1986, the band comprised vocalist William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose, lead guitarist Saul Hudson aka Slash, rhythm guitarist Jeffrey Dean Isbell aka Izzy Stradlin, bassist Michael Andrew « Duff »…

Beastie Boys Mixtape

Beastie Boys were formed out of members of New York’s experimental hardcore punk band the Young Aborigines in 1978, with Michael “Mike D” Diamond as vocalist, Jeremy Shatan on bass guitar, guitarist John Berry (who died May 19, 2016, at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts of frontotemporal dementia) and Kate Schellenbach (currently playing with Luscious Jackson) on drums.…