Saturday, 29 February 2020

THALAIVA


in India, you're taught 
that there are certain qualities 
that make you a divine human being

deepak chopra



T H A L A I V A
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play again
then scroll down to the story
optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album TEMPLE REDUX
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut
featuring the Roland System 8

doudouk samples
courtesy of lévon minassian


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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind thalaiva

I lived up in the Punjab in 2008 for a few months
not sure why but I fell in love with India
from the onset
it wasn't the warm air, that masala hint
mass confusion - a magic

I remember once having a few days off
going to a hole in the wall cinema
it was dirty and people dressed in rags
watching bollywood

90 min movie - 60 was dancing/singing
I think about thalaiva often









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see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/



see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/


see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/threelives/



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listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)












Saturday, 22 February 2020

MONSTER


systemic racism is something 
that diminishes all of us 
of course its worst effects are for its victims 
but our entire country is held back 
through the inequality and the mistrust 
that it creates

pete buttigieg



M O N S T E R
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why are your eyes against me sir?
optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album TEMPLE REDUX
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut

featuring the Roland System 8


read more of Jim's blog posts here 












see the TEMPLE REDUX album/page here >>>


see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/



see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/


see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/threelives/



read more of Jim's blog posts here 



listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)












ENTANGLED IN ALGIERS OM



I'm not afraid of your suffering
I'm not afraid of your joy
I'm not afraid of your hunger, your desire
I'm not afraid of your rage
I'm not afraid of your love
I'm not afraid of your lies ... or your truths
or of the prisons you choose to live inside
I see you
I feel you
I need you
I love you



ENTANGLED IN ALGIERS OM
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optimized for night vision

music by jim lamarche
from the album TEMPLE REDUX
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut


featuring the Roland System 8


read more of Jim's blog posts here 








FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind entangled OM

temple redux is 25 years in the making

in 1995/96, I received a Toronto Arts Council grant 
then a FACTOR loan
to do a new world music album

I called it temple

having to rush it’s completion
(because FACTOR gave me a deadline to deliver CDs)
it fell short, even having taken 2 years
seeds were however planted



I've since dissected & remixed it (3rd time)
now here in 2020 finished


my first inspiration came from having watched
a scorsese film years earlier
called 'last temptation of christ'
and the soundtrack blew me away
I bought my first CD player that summer (1988) 
and listened to peter gabriel's 'passion'
endless times, fascinated
several years, then even decades later
and finally

temple redux













see the TEMPLE REDUX album/page here >>>




listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)

see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>


see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>







Tuesday, 18 February 2020

CHINATOWN
















it was a dream I had a long time ago
she was dangling 
mangled

C H I N A T O W N


















optimized for night vision



music by jim lamarche
from the album TEMPLE REDUX
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut
featuring the Roland System 8

originally recorded Feb 1986 at spiral studio
toronto, canada
remixed Feb 2020 at temple studio
toronto


read more of Jim's blog posts here 



唐人街








see the TEMPLE REDUX album/page here >>>

see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/


see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/threelives/


read more of Jim's blog posts here 


listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)








Monday, 17 February 2020

DAAKOO

love is the ultimate outlaw
it just won't adhere to any rules
the most any of us can do
is sign on as its accomplice

kareena kapoor

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optimized for night vision

a jim lamarche remix
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut
from the album TEMPLE REDUX

featuring the Roland System 8

it's a touch thing

read more of Jim's blog posts here 









see the TEMPLE REDUX album/page here >>>


listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)

see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>






RADION


hey dude
you lit r/n?




R A D I O N
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optimized for night vision

a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut


featuring the Roland System 8


read more of Jim's blog posts here 








FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind radion

radion (long story):
 a scalar field in quantum field theory 
in spacetimes with additional dimensions

radion (short story):
a rave club in amsterdam that still thrives

not sure why I'm drawn to such sound/imagery atm
djs & beatmakers
who would have thought
being able to move so many people
in the moment like that
with just a few toys
and crystal clear
volume

I remember back in the early 90's
 working at cherry beach sound studio in toronto
there were these illegal raves 
that would blow in and would be packed
quietly rented warehouse out back
almost under the radar

curious one night late, finishing a session ... I went
sketchy bouncers, $20 to get in, right ok - loud
all they had to drink was this kool-aid punch
for $3.  I was thirsty
the sound & visuals were stunning
walking into it, drinking my punch

I was the oldest guy there
like 40 what?

realizing these kids were lit like christmas trees
only because I was too

total blast













listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)

see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>


see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>







Sunday, 16 February 2020

DEAD AHEAD


sometimes
by losing a battle
you find a way, to win the war

Donald Trump




D E AA H E A D
sound up








a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in photoshop, logic audio and final cut

chapman stick by alun davies

holocaust footage from
O Dia Seguinte (The Day After) 1983

directed by Nicholas Meyer
courtesy of ABC Circle Films


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LISTEN TO ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE 











carry the battle to them  

don't let them bring it to you  
put them on the defensive 
and don't ever apologize

for anything

Harry S Truman

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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind dead ahead

it's a POV thing
corn fields?  right
long story
no time

alpha bravo charlie
whisky delta tango
we are ready to fight for our right
to believe in our country ... and

there's nothing in this manual
that says I have to like you
you look different
so, na ... so you?
gotta go

battle lines drawn - shadowy shapes shifting
enemy in my sights ... dead ahead
a blast from the past - then the future
collateral damage imminent
how does it feel
to be a casualty

nope, that doesn't belong to you
it belongs to us

putting these sounds together
something different
finding this game stuff 
playing with it
with the music
rearranging 

kinda works - fun to watch
layering in more synths and voices
on the final pass before merging
the final audio mix from logic 
to the fine cut/picture edit
in final cut








I don't get war, never did
for some (many), it's just what is
never questioning why
we humans hate each other
so much

we just do