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YANN TIERSEN & SHANNON WRIGHT - reissue out now

YANN TIERSEN & SHANNON WRIGHT - reissue out now


Release day!
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Release day for the Shannon Wright & Yann Tiersen album reissue! Available on CD digipak and vinyl at all good record stores! Also available through our online store, here. Co-produced with the label Ici D'Ailleurs.

« Dix titres sublimes et salvateurs pour ce duo improbable et pourtant tellement évident au final » L’OBS
« Un album à quatre mains parfaitement abouti, tendu » LES INROCKS
 

 

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LANE - pre-order the new album

LANE - pre-order the new album


'Pictures of a Century' is now available for CD / double vinyl pre-order!
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Pre-order now via our online shop Pictures of a Century, LANE's new album! Available in CD-digipak, double black vinyl and double orange vinyl (serie limited to 150 copies). Orders delivery scheduled for June 15th, official store release on June 19th. Comes with LANE sticker and postcard.

• Pre-order CD | double-vinyl | double-vinyl limited edition
• Digital pre-order | first single available
 


 

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YANN TIERSEN & SHANNON WRIGHT - pre-order the reissue

YANN TIERSEN & SHANNON WRIGHT - pre-order the reissue


The classic of Shannon Wright and Yann Tiersen is reissued, for the first time on vinyl! Pre-order now!
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This classic released in 2004 is reissued on CD digipak and for the first time on vinyl! In all the good shops on June 5th and now for pre-order via our online store. A magical meeting between two highly talented artists. Co-produced with the French indie label Ici D'Ailleurs, an admirable album full of beauty and purity.

• Pre-order CD / Vinyle here


 

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E.STORE - Deliveries during containment

E.STORE - Deliveries during containment


Our online stores remain in operation during containment, but with an extended shipping time. More informations.
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We inform you that the online store and the Vicious Circle bandcamp remain open and active for the duration of the confinement. However, shipments will be less frequent and your delivery time will be slightly longer.

If you want to order but do not receive until after the containment period, please let us know on this email.

We count on your support during this difficult period for labels and independent artists. Thanks in advance!

The Vicious Circle team -
 

 

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LANE - new video out now, new album in May

LANE - new video out now, new album in May


French punk-rockers LANE share today a new video announcing their new album 'Pictures of a Century'!
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Watch 'Voices' new video, the first single from LANE's upcoming new album Pictures of a Century to be released on June 19th! 

• Video
• Streaming / download / digital pre-order
 


TRACKLIST : 1. Discovery None / 2. Voices / 3. So Many Loves / 4. Electric Thrills / 5. Homicide / 6. Life as a Sentence / 7. Sing to the Last / 8. Family Life / 9. Black Gloves / 10. Last Generation / 11. It's Only Love / 12. Lollipop and Candy Cane / 13. Pictures of a Century

>> Live in PARIS, La Maroquinerie - November 7th 2020
More shows to be announced
 

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SLIFT - KEXP live session

SLIFT - KEXP live session


Featuring 3 tracks from the new SLIFT's album!
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SLIFT shares today this fantastic KEXP live session, recorded during the last Trans Musicales de Rennes Festival back in December. The band plays three songs from its brand new album UMMON.

• Listen / download / buy UMMON
• Concerts
 

 

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SLIFT - new album 'Ummon' out now

SLIFT - new album 'Ummon' out now


'Ummon' is out now!
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The new SLIFT's album, UMMON, is out today! Available in all the good record shops and on the digital services. You can also buy it online via our e-store

« A dizzying journey beyond the stars » ★★★★ - LOUDER THAN WAR
★★★★ - ROCK & FOLK
8/10 - NEW NOISE

• Stream / download / buy UMMON
• Concerts

 

 


 

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Music for Schools


According to an opinion poll commissioned by the Government via the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 80% of students (at elementary level) would like to take up the opportunity to learn about music.
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According to an opinion poll commissioned by the Government via the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 80% of students (at elementary level) would like to take up the opportunity to learn about music. Specifically, these students would relish the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument. This is a reality that sadly is seldom realised. The research that was conducted indicated that of these 80 percent, only 8 percent get to realize their dreams. And of these 8 percent, very few get to advance past the first year when beneficiaries are required to fork out money to support their musical habits.

It is to be noted that there are over 152 schools that provide for free tuition (in Year 1) across Britain. This state of affairs contrasts sharply with the prevailing situation in private schools where more than 50% of the enrolled students receive music tuition on a one to one basis.

This state of affairs (in public schools) is about to change thanks to a new music scholarship from the London’s mayor office. Incepted at the tail end of the previous year the Mayor of London Fund for Young Musicians is designed to offer a four year music scholarship for elementary school pupils. The first sets of beneficiaries are some 33 students from several different wards of the city. The fund is primarily targeted at students from underprivileged backgrounds who have displayed an aptitude in music. The fund is to cover a four year study course and thus addresses an issue that has always being a sore thumb when matters music studies are talked about – the transition rate from the introduction phase of music studies to the higher strata of music studies. The students to be selected for the course will be aged between 7 years to 11 years. The beneficiaries of this scheme will be required to attend Saturday lessons.

How music acts as medicine for the soul

To realize how effective music is as a medicine for the soul, you can watch a video about Henry. This is an aged man who is unresponsive to outside world and is given headphones to use in listening to the music of his choice. This elderly person living in a nursing home responds very well when he listens to his favorite music. According to Dr. Oliver Sacks who is a neurologist involved in the nursing home project where Henry lives, this senior is almost not alive. However, he gets a complete transformation each time his favorite music is played. On hearing the music, Henry starts singing and moving around and he become completely animated.

Emanuel Kant called music a quickening art at one point. Perhaps, you can understand this better by watching how music quickens Henry bringing him back to life. According to Dr. Sacks, effect of the music does not stop immediately when the music is stopped. Henry continues talking about how much he love music and which music is his favorite. He also tells other people what it makes him feel and why he loves it. He also sing his favorite music, I will be home during Christmas in which he recalls each word of its lyrics.

Watching this video can clearly show you the magical effects of music on the human psychology. In UK, there is a charity institution that deals in educating people on the power of music to transform those suffering from dementia, and autism among other mental illnesses. The aim of this foundation is to help children and those living in isolation conquer their loneliness. It offers them music therapy by playing music that has been chosen specifically for them. Several studies and one essay writers from PaperLeaf have also revealed that music has healing and calming effect on people with a wide range of mental illnesses.

High Note For Music Ed

Education is the key to success in every field. There are many talented youngsters looking for a place whether they can get the best music education and improve their skills. Dwight Heckelman who is the founder of the new college Groove U Music Industry College that will be offering education to many fans of music. It will be located in Colombia and this is a move that has worn Dwight recognition from many people before even starting the most prestigious and innovative college in the region. Those students who will join this school for music education will get the opportunity to choose and enjoy a 2-year curriculum in music business, production and live audio among many other courses.

Heckelman confirmed that Groove U will be great than any other music industry or broadcasting programs and it will be different and also offer unique aspects for the talented students. He also declined that they will offering all music industry studies and he also mention his advisory board that includes Jerry DePizzo, Matt Crumpton, Leon Bass, Andrew Dodson and John Daugherty. From the discussion with his panel, they were able to come up with what will be included in their music education programs. Many people have been wondering what kind of music education the college will be offering and whether it will expand in future. Dwight made it clear and said that the college will offer advanced and unique music ed and he refreshingly also said that he wants to be that person who will churn out quality graduates; but not a bunch of graduates with no experienced and the imperative education.

Additionally, he will be eager to achieve his mission by keeping the college with the best number of students who will also deliver. The students will be interviewed by Dwight himself and the advisory panel and the preferred students will have to engage fully in the music education and what goes on in the industry. The school will also ensure the students get music education without any complications and all the learn materials will be included in the tuition. They will get an Apple MacBook to theory books for better performance. Lastly, the students will always enjoy a yearly trip to the SXSW Festivals and also enjoy a lot of music workshops.

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TROY VON BALTHAZAR - Caution ! Poison snake ! No entry !

TROY VON BALTHAZAR - Caution ! Poison snake ! No entry !


TvB is releasing a new book on April 1st via Eidola Editions.
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Troy Von Balthazar is releasing Caution ! Poison snake ! No entry !, an intense new book of short stories, poems, flash fictions, and warped lyrics. It also features the drawings of James Kroll (Bass from Chokebore) with photos and preface by Mathias Malzieu (Dionysos). It’s both in French and English and will be in shops on April 1st via Eidola Editions! 

Available here

• TvB is on tour in 2020, check out the concerts list here.

 

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