Some sort of early Warning – this blog “tinderbits” needs to be modified to be “legal” again due to the new E.U. Directive on 25th May 2018 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), so this would mean it’s going to loose the comment / email contact / youtube-embedding / bandcamp-embedding / soundcloud-embedding feature along other Word-Press related features in the background (statistics et all) … this new E.U. laws would make this blog unusuable in it’s current form, so it will probably just be “closed” or minimalized/redesigned around mid of may 2018.
Other parts of the mainpage tindersticks.de need minor tweaks only (removing all IP-related links (youtube, facebook & twitter & others that store data in the background & would need a written contract with google, fb, twitter and other companies who store users IPs through their program APIs et al. to be legal in the new E.U. GDPR rules – This is too much effort in the end !).
So say Goodbye to “tinderbits” sub-blog in its old form :(
REMOVED ALL SHARE-LINKS Features / PLUGINS (incl. Facebook, Twitter et al.) to share Content from this Blog
Permanently DELETED ALL USER COMMENTS and related Data with these Comments
1,2,…3 here we go now – ALL new things (updated regularly) here:
1. New Singleof Stuart A. Staples leaked on Streaming Services , called “Memory of Love” – Available on Apple Music; Spotify et al. – also available to buy via Amazon Music, Itunes et al Download Platforms
Stuart A. Staples releases Arrhythmia on 15 June via City Slang, his first solo album in thirteen years. Arrhythmia is immersive and experimental, both recognisably the work of the Tindersticks’ frontman and simultaneously a stand-alone, unique piece of work. It’s a provocative album where electronic experimentations and rare multi-instrumentations interweave, wrapping themselves around unconventional but utterly spellbinding song structures.
Written in what Stuart A. Staples describes as “a lost year”, Arrhythmia began on Christmas day 2016 when he was drawn to the studio to record the beginnings of A new real, the album’s hypnotic opener of glitchy electronic loops with a sly nod to disco. A year later the entire album was complete, a process which involved Staples struggling between his own free sense of timing and more mechanical rhythms and what he describes as “a growing need for each song to take a turn, to lead them into strange places, keeping the feeling or effect of the song, but only as a memory.”
The second track Memories of love is indicative of Arrhythmia’s time-less experimentation and musical exploration. A stark and delicate melancholy opens up to rich and increasingly vivid chiming bells. There’s a feeling that the song has two diversely distinct parts unexpectedly, yet perfectly, married. Closing side 1, Step into the grey offers a dark romanticism reminiscent of early Tindersticks with a crescendo of freestyle percussion and strings.
Side 2 of the album consists of a 30 minute instrumental track Music for ‘A year in small paintings’. The piece began its evolution back in 2012 when filmmaker, and long-time Staples collaborator, Claire Denis first saw the serial of works by the painter (and Staples’ partner) Suzanne Osborne and wanted to turn these 365 oil paintings of the sky into a film. As friends and musicians passed through Staples’ studio he asked them to watch and react to the paintings. As Staples explains “From these recordings, I chipped away at its form, guiding and editing. Each time there was an exhibition of the work there was a newly evolved version of the music to accompany it.” Eventually the creative process came full circle when Claire Denis’ film Un beau soliel interieur (transl. Let the Sunshine In), featured the paintings, and their music became inextricably linked to the film’s soundtrack. Improvisations of the themes from Music for ‘A year in small paintings’ were also contributed by The Julian Siegel Quartet.”
BTW new Stuart A. Staples Artists pages include facebook (a bit older ) and a new bandcamp website:
the shop includes CD, LP and Limited Vinyl version ((SOLD OUT) 300 pieces – numbered & handprinted by Stuart A. Staples & Suzanne Osbourne & Tom Phelan, also signed by SAS) and a digital download (mp3 and other formats through the bandcamp shop) version of the new album.
Description of the new Limited LP version:
“This item and all items ordered with it will ship on or around June 15, 2018 You will receive the first single “Memories of Love” as instant download.
180g Black Vinyl in a hand numbered and hand printed limited edition sleeve. Limited to 300 pieces worldwide.
The sleeve image of this limited edition is a 3 colour woodblock print, hand-cut and hand-printed from three separate blocks on matte white Ouvre 200 gsm paper. Taken from an original photograph by Stuart. Made at Black Spot Press, Vienna, 12 – 17 March 2018 by Tom Phelan, Suzanne Osborne and Stuart. Watch the making of here:
With the official website closed until Tuesday 11th April 2018 (n.b. Tuesday is really 10th April, but we already knew the band is kind of living in a different timezone ;) ) and the recent official fb profile picture “renovations” & David’s recent video interview teaser, we are in a kind of a new waiting room again.
Keep the fingers Xed for something New soon … it has been too quiet in the past for too long.
source: screenshot of the official webpage www.tindersticks.co.uk
source: screenshots of the official facebook bandpage
you can watch the video interview about these songs & future projects here:
and most interesting news bit: David Boulter teases here something potentially NEW for the 25th anniversary of the band (releasing-wise this would be this year 2018 with 1st album out in October 1993), but would probably be more realistically out in 2019 – something like “a history of the beginning of the band” musically mostly in Davids stories & music style.
today, 8th of march 1993, some 25 years ago marbles, tindersticks’ 2nd single, was released for sale on 10″ vinyl, following the release’ kick-off concert on 06.03.1993 at the old white horse (london).
Music on Vinyl (a vinyl only record label that rereleases LP and 7″ vinyl pressings from the Netherlands) has licensed the SIMPLE PLEASURE album from the band’s former major record label, and will issue a 2 LP 180g Vinyl, based on 24-bit 96kHz digital files for the production, as a re-release of the 1999 released (2004 the bonus tracks on LP-2 were released as part of the deluxe 2-CD re-issue from Universal) album on 26.01.2018 :
amazon starts selling this on 2nd of February 2018:
UPDATE: Minute Bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith will be released on 9 June 2017 as a limited edition of each 3000 copies on LP+DVD and CD+DVD. You can pre-order it already via Bandcamp : https://tindersticks.bandcamp.com/
final Update – 6: from today’s (13th June 2017) City Slang Newsletter send-out :
“Tindersticks – Last Copies Of ‘Minute Bodies’
The pre-order has ended and the limited edition LP/DVD as well as the CD/DVD version of Tindersticks’ ‘Minute Bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith’ is now sold out on Bandcamp. You will be able to get the last physical copies at record stores from Friday on and also at the bands remaining shows.
Update – 5: LP/DVD edition is delayed and will be released later (depending on the shops you pre-ordered from 16th June 2017 upwards). The CD/DVD edition is being available/shipped at the moment to arrive on the expected release date of 9th June 2017.
The Strangler/Percy’S Dream Video (Promo):
Update – 4: The first few copies of the LP/DVD edition were sold at the Cirque Royal concert on 14th May, though with a misprinted artwork booklet – For the regular release the artwork booklet will be reprinted in the correct way.
the BFI 2 disc Bluray/DVD release will come with “Special Features
Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
A selection of films encapsulating the genius and art of F Percy Smith
… Illustrated booklet with full film credits and essays by Bryony Dixon, Tim Boon, and Stuart A Staples”
… and some more technical details:
“UK | 2016 | black and white | 53 + 64 minutes | silent with music | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | cert U (No material likely to offend or harm) | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit), region free| DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio (320kbps), region 0”
(source amazon.co.uk description)
Update-3:Minute Bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith will be released on 9 June 2017 as a limited edition of each 3000 copies on LP+DVD and CD+DVD. You can pre-order it already via Bandcamp, here:https://tindersticks.bandcamp.com/
” Minute bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith
Official selection at London Film Festival.
Premiere at 9pm, 11th October 2016, NFT 1, plus Q&A with Stuart and co-editor David Reeve.
Finally, after three years in the making, Minute Bodies is ready for others to see and hear.
Directed by Stuart and co-edited with David Reeve, it has a musical score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott. The music also benefits from great cameo performances from David Coulter (musical saw & nose flute) and Julian Siegel (saxophone)
The LFF describes the film…
‘This meditative, immersive film is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith.
Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature’s secrets in action.
Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that combines Smith’s original footage with a new contemporary score to create a hypnotic, alien yet familiar dreamscape that connects us to the sense of wonder Smith must have felt as he peered through his own lenses and seen these micro-worlds for the first time.’
In 2017 there will be a small selection of special live cine-events, the first to be announced is Le Lieu Unique in Nantes on Saturday the 11th, and Sunday the 12th of March. Minute bodies will feature as one of two sets for the evening…the other set being a special collection of tindersticks songs and music.”
Stuart A. Staples wrote & directed a special film & has done a soundtrack with selected musicians, incl. David Boulter, Thomas Belhom & Christine Ott et al. for this film project “Minute Bodies” *.
“We are pleased to announce that 12 exciting new projects have been selected to take part in this year’s edition of Build Your Audience (BYA), our innovative film distribution and marketing training scheme.
“Forthcoming projects include Minute Bodies – a co-production with Lucky Dog featuring the world of Percy Smith with a new score by Tindersticks.”
Update: The Film will be premiered at the UK London Film Festival on 11th October 2016 at The BFI Southbank
Tickets & Info here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=minutebodiestheintimateworldoffpercysmith&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=
Tuesday 11 October 2016 21:00
BFI Southbank, NFT1
Stuart A Staples will be in conversation following this screening.
“Dir Stuart A Staples Prod David Reeve, Stuart A Staples UK 2016 55min UK Distribution BFI
A new collaboration between Tindersticks’ Stuart A Staples and filmmaker David Reeve, this meditative, immersive film is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker Frank Percy Smith. Working in the early years of the 20th century, Smith developed various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature in action. Employed in a number of public roles, including the Royal Navy and British Instructional Films, Smith was prolific and driven. He often directed several films simultaneously, determined to capture nature’s hidden terrains. Minute Bodies is an interpretative film that combines Smith’s work with Staples’ contemporary music score to create a hypnotic dreamscape of a world that is both familiar and alien, connecting us to the sense of wonder Smith must have felt as he peered through his lenses to observe these micro-worlds for the very first time.”
The first 2 live Cinema/Movie Concerts for a new project of Stuart A. Staples & David Boulter and other artists have been announced for Nantes (F):
11th October 2016 – BFI Southbank, London, U.K. (World Premiere of the “Minute Bodies” Film & Stuart A. Staples in conversation after the screening – no concert)
11th March 2017 – Le Lieu Unique – National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France
12th March 2017 – Le Lieu Unique – National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France
Stuart Staples, singer and songwriter for the English group Tindersticks, took an interest in the films of Frank Percy Smith, naturalist, documentarian, and pioneer of several macrophotography techniques in the early 20th century. He offers us a concert with a film made from Smith’s images, and a soundtrack matching both the documentary and abstract motifs. A new, exciting project for the Tindersticks.”
other potential concert locations might be Paris, London et al.
from the interview – S.A.Staples (babelfished version from french original) :
“… I worked for several years on this project, based on the film archives. It is an exploration, often a reinvention of the work of Frank Percy Smith, English director who was, in the 1920s and 1930s, pioneered techniques like time-lapse (effect of ultra- accelerated made frame) or microcinematography. For the first time, he revealed the hidden secrets of nature. I first saw The Acrobatic Fly , his most famous film, then I wanted to know more about his work. And the more I saw his films, more ideas come to me, the music seemed to spring. The title Minute Bodies , I borrowed the scientific treatise Micrographia Robert Hooke, a contemporary of Isaac Newton, who reproduced and released the first images seen through a microscope in 1665.
What musicians involved in this project? The core is constituted of Thomas Belhom , Christine Ott, multi-instrumentalist David Boulter and myself. It all started during a recording session with them. Thomas and Christine are very special musicians, each unique. I really wanted them to be involved from the start. As for David, he brought enormously to the project. Since then, our journey led us to invite other musicians to join us in this world. It’s a very different approach from an album of Tindersticks. The images are both very strong and musically malleable. There are no rules, sometimes no indication of measurement … We could just destroy us.”
Official website news:
not announced officially yet. Also unknown if the project runs under the “tindersticks” name – though initial indications (Movie Concerts page in Nantes & other webbits) indicate that it might be so – more infos: t.b.a