Jean-Louis Gass?e, a general partner at Allegis Capital, penned an impressive guest editorial for CNET over the weekend, one that I highly encourage you to read. In it Gass?e walks through the difficulties Microsoft has in competing with 'free,' something that Mark Shuttleworth has been pointing out for years, Gass?e takes it a step further by suggesting how Microsoft will embrace free, without giving away the farm:
Microsoft's future business model will borrow from Apple and Google, it will have two components: proprietary devices and "universal" Cloud services. And like its models, it will … Read more
There is magic with "Only Mirrors" - the atmospheric and absorbing debut solo album by Drew Andrews, guitarist from The Album Leaf. A rich dreamlike state beyond the gentle intricate guitars and Drew's feathery soft vocals. Maybe the abundance of feeling is from recording an album once again with a father who most of his life never knew he had a son.
If you want to remain still--at your desk, at your job, in your car--then stay away from Pendulum. Errant shards of synthetic sounds whiz past your head as the mechanical pulse of drum 'n' bass collides with the sensual weightlessness of the female voice, and the processed beats move steadily forward. It's a continuous current of erotic poetry revealing a futurescape of robotic, ecstatic sound.
While jazz trios tend to stay low-pro, E.S.T. has managed to gain an international following outside of its home base of Sweden. Much like the Cinematic Orchestra, the group's new school approach to post-bop creates more of journey for its listener, rather than a groove. We're featuring this in memory of Esbjorn Svensson. Svensson died on June 14, 2008 at the age of 44.