Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Pop Drops at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

We had our Boutique Empire xmas party last December and have just gotten around to editing together the footage from that night.  We shall soon be revealing the live performance of The Population Drops at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing.

Titled "Dark Matters" after the artist Jean Vercoe's series of the same name, we shall soon be airing the mini documentary of Mr. Vercoe's artwork as well as a five song set by The Population Drops.

It was a great party and the shop was filled by the band's music.  

Filmed live at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store, 41 58 Main Street, Vancouver Canada 
Produced by Boutique Empire
Videography by Mark Henning and Sean McFarland
Editing by Henning
Artwork by Jean Vercoe

The Population Drops performed the following songs from their debut album
Way Down:

1. Enough
2. Marketplace
3. What You're After
4. On Your Dress
5. Find Another End

Video will debut soon!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Records In My Life: Dan Deacon

This week's episode of Records In My Life features the very affable and informed Dan Deacon.  He joined us for a quick chat about the albums that shaped his tastes, opened his mind, and helped his music develop.   Filmed before soundcheck at the Cobalt Cabaret here in Vancouver, Dan was a real treat to talk music with.  From Stockhausen to Mr. Bungle, he covered a lot of ground, but stayed centred around his electronic tastes.

Produced and hosted by Charles Brownstein for northerntransmissions.com
Directed and edited by Mark Henning
Videography by Katharina Schulz and Mark Henning
Animations and logo by Susana Ramirez

Dan Deacon listed the following albums in his interview:
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
Eliane Radigue - Trilogie de la Mort
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Karlheinz Stockhousen/Mauricio Kagel - feat David Tudor

Music Credit:
This episode of Records In My Life features the song "Learning to Relax" from the Dan Deacon album "Gliss Riffer." https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/gli...

Theme music for RIML is "Best Tonight" by Combine the Victorious https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/bes...

Check out the entire Records In My Life series at this link! 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Records In My Life: Dragonette

This week's episode features Dan and Martina from the band Dragonette, who joined us backstage at the Vogue Theater before their performance here in Vancouver.   The couple were extremely fun to hang out with and we had a good time filming this episode of Records In My Life.   Martina shared her love of Nick Lowe, who she did meet and still carries his number around with her, while Dan spoke of his childhood in Brazil and his love of Paul McCartney and Sting as influencers to his bass style.  Another good shoot with inspired artists.  Fun.

Northern Transmisssions and Boutique Empire present: Records In My Life: Dragonette
Produced and hosted by Charles Brownstein.
Directed and edited by Mark Henning.
Videography by Susana Ramirez and Mark Henning
Animations and RIML logo by Susana Ramirez

This episode features a segment of the Dragonette single, "Let the Night Fall"
Series theme music: Best Tonight by Combine the Victorious from their Autoumous album.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Records In My Life: Saul Williams

Northern Transmissions and Boutique Empire present another episode of Records In My Life, this week featuring poet, actor, singer, rapper, spoken word artist Saul Williams.  Saul was a real pleasure to meet, we hung out backstage at the Commodore for over an hour waiting for headliner K-OS to complete his soundcheck and spent the time chatting about various bands, and influencial albums.  He has had a colourful career, starting in Brooklyn and now living in LA, and like most stage actors has a strong love for musicals, which is why he leads off his choices with the original cast recording of Sarafina, and then moves onto Jesus Christ Superstar!  Then, and we didn't have time to include the entire segment, but he spoke at great length about the Bristol movement in the 90's, siting Portishead, Tricky, Goldie, LTJ Bukem and added in Bjork.

"I may have been living in Brooklyn at the time but my apartment was Bristol!"

We all had a marvelous time hanging out with this talented artist, and wish him great success on his soon to be released album MartyrLoserKing.

Produced and hosted by Charles Brownstien - Northern Transmissions
Directed and edited by Mark Henning - Boutique Empire
Videography: Katharine Schultz and Mark Henning
Animations and RIML logo: Susana Ramirez

The episode featured the song Burundi (feat. Emily Koko) off the Saul Williams album MartyrLoserStar.

Intro theme: Best Tonight by Combine the Victorious from the Autonomous album. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Records In My Life: Health

This week's episode features Jacob and John from the Los Angeles band Health.  We filmed them in the hidden ballroom of the former Biltmore Hotel amid the mirrors and chandeliers.  Jake and John were filled with stories and humour and offered up a collection of esoteric albums from their past.  They spoke about the Stooges, Steve Reich, Crass and Ex Models as well as Andrew WK and Xui Xui.  Truly one of the funnier episodes we've filmed.  Check it out!

Producer and host: Charles Brownstein for Northerntransmissions.com
Directer and editer: Mark Henning
Videography: Benn McQuire and Mark Henning
Animations and RIML logo: Susana Ramirez

This episodes features the song "New Coke" from the Health album Death Magic
Intro theme is Best Tonight by Combine the Victorious from their album Autonomous