Christine Edwards: guitar, vox
Emily Manzo: keys, vox
Peter Kerlin: bass
Kristin Mueller: drums
Sound mix by Jan Wagner
Live sound by John Silk, Bruno Gebhard, Andi Schmid, Felix Lichtblau
Edited by Karl-W. Huelsenbeck
"play loud! (live) music series" is proud to announce the participation of Christy & Emily. The band was captured on August 5th, 2011 at Klangbad, a festival curated by Faust's Hans Joachim Irmler.
The film was shot in one continuous 64 min long take.
These two female singers from New York City, who also play piano and electric guitar full of reverb, cross the Atlantic this time around with their own band. So, it's very likely that their "urban folk" will be even more compact, infectious and soulful than ever before. Their last album, released on the Klangbad label, got rave reviews around the globe - with NME giving it four points out of five. It could well be a foretaste of what we can expect live: heart-warming songs celebrating close harmony create a wonderful mood - only interrupted now and again by gruff punk-interludes that arrive just in time to rescue things from becoming too celebratory.
CONCEPT BEHIND THE PLAY LOUD! (LIVE) MUSIC SERIES:
The "play loud! (live) music series" has been initiated by filmmakers Dietmar Post & Lucía
Palacios (responsible for monks – the transatlantic feedback, Reverend Billy, Klangbad,
Franco’s Settlers). The series parts from three ideas, Alan Lomax's work as an archivist and chronicler, John Peel's BBC radio sessions and the work of Direct Cinema pioneers, such as, Maysles Brothers, Leacock, Wildenhahn and Pennebaker. Filming live shows meant not to do it in a TV style but in a very personal, intuitive and adventurous style – nothing is staged for filming. You go along as it happens. Some of the live performances are filmed with only one camera in one continuous shot without any edits. Some critics have labeled it as "filmed paintings/painted films".
play loud!’s music films have been called: “raw”, “rough”, “canny”, “straightforward”,
“adventurous”, “witty”, “insightful”, “direct”, “non-tricksy”, “economic”, “minimal”, “unpretentious handheld camera work”, "artful film paintings" …
play loud!’s intention is to furthermore create an extensive archive of interesting popular music that includes also the possibility to screen/stream material that comes from other sources.
PLAY LOUD! (LIVE) MUSIC SERIES
001 Floating di Morel
002 Doc Schoko
003 FM Einheit + Irmler
005 Gebrüder Teichmann
006 Christy & Emily
007 Damo Suzuki & Sound Carriers
008 Camera feat. Rother & Moebius
Atari Teenage Riot, Limpe Fuchs, Barbara Manning, Lydia Lunch & Philippe Petit, and many