Brian Eno Releases 21-Minute Ambient Track From Upcoming Album [Listen]

first_imgBrian Eno has released the first track to his upcoming album, The Ship. The 21-minute title track features Eno in his typical state of sound exploration, creating a hauntingly ambient landscape.The electronic pioneer explained the song: “The Ship started as an Ambient work intended for a multi channel sound installation in Stockholm, but during the making of it I discovered that I could now sing a low C – which happens to be the root note of the piece. Getting older does have a few fringe benefits after all. From that point the work turned into an unusual kind of song…a type I’ve never made before where the vocal floats free, untethered to a rhythmic grid of any kind.”He continues, “On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn’t rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space.”The album, which also features a cover of the Velvet Underground‘s “I’m Set Free” is available for pre-order at Eno’s website, which you can check out here. The Ship will be available via Warp on April 29th.[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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SB : Erratic pitching leads to upset loss for Syracuse in opening round of Big East tournament

first_imgSyracuse softball won’t three-peat as Big East champions.In the opening round of Thursday’s Big East tournament, the Orange (40-14, 17-5) could muster only one run in a 2-1 upset loss against St. John’s (22-33, 9-12).SU stranded eight runners in the loss, including the potential tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Left fielder Lisaira Daniels bunted for a single with one out to extend SU’s last inning, but was left on base when right fielder Shirley Daniels struck out and second baseman Stephanie Watts popped out to center to end the game.The loss is a disappointing one for senior catcher Lacey Kohl. SU beat the Red Storm twice in a three game series earlier this season. In those wins, the Orange scored double digit runs.But when the stakes were higher, that same Red Storm team was able to limit SU hitters to seven singles and only one run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s like (hitting) coach King told us, we hit for extra bases,’ Kohl said.’We’re not going to win games with seven singles.’Especially not when ace Jenna Caira has an off day. The senior pitcher struggled to hit her spots all game and issued four walks.Caira’s costliest walk started the fifth inning. Locked in a scoreless pitcher’s duel with Red Storm pitcher Ashley Beza, Caira walked leadoff hitter Michelle Tilson. Tilson reached second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a single, and scored the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly by Chrissy Montez.Stacy Kuwik replaced Caira in the sixth inning, but wild pitches still haunted SU. With the bases loaded and no one out, Red Storm catcher Kacee Cox scored from third base after Kuwik misfired.Kuwik didn’t allow a hit in the final two innings she pitched, but St. John’s was able to tack on a crucial insurance run. And in a close game against a sputtering SU offense, Kohl said that run was the difference between an SU win and an upset loss.SU now has to hope that its 40-win season will be enough to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The 64-team field will be announced on Sunday night at 9 p.m.Kohl said SU’s next opponent will face an Orange team with a chip on its shoulder because of the loss to the Red Storm.‘That third ring would’ve been great,’ Kohl said. ‘But we’re focused on Sunday and what happens after. They will pay for what we went through today.’[email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

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Trojans batter the Bruins to finish season

first_imgIn an out-of-character USC season that oscillated from hopeful optimism to heartbreak, the Trojans were in need of something consistent.Allen Bradford answered the call Saturday night against UCLA with a breakout performance in his last game in Cardinal and Gold.The senior running back carried the ball 28 times for 212 yards with one touchdown and added a key receiving touchdown to lead the Trojans in a 28-14 win over their cross-town rivals.Like a microcosm of this offbeat season, Bradford had had his share of up-and-downs. Slated to start at the beginning of the year, Bradford looked the part after big performances against Minnesota and Washington.But he fell down the depth chart as the season wore on because he continually put the ball on the ground.USC coach Lane Kiffin put his faith back in the 6-foot, 235-pound running back and it paid off.After a turnover-ridden third quarter, sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley threw a swing pass to Bradford who turned it up for a 47-yard touchdown that gave the Trojans a commanding 21-7 lead.Bradford added a 73-yard touchdown on USC’s next drive for good measure, prompting the USC sideline to bounce around exuberantly, a sight that has been much less common than normal this season.Bradford’s breakout performance came in spite of subpar game for Barkley, who still seemed bothered by a sprained left ankle. Barkley finished 15-of-26 for 198 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.Jonathan Franklin was the only bright spot for UCLA (4-8), finishing with 109 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries. Quarterback Richard Brehaut threw for 230 yards, one touchdown and one interception.An offbeat first half gave way to a mistake filled third quarter where each team committed two turnovers that basically balanced out. Freshman cornerback Nickell Robey intercepted a UCLA pass, then Barkley quickly threw an interception of his own to UCLA’s Tony Dye.Senior linebacker Malcolm Smith recovered a fumble a few plays later, and the Trojans moved the ball a bit before being stopped on fourth down for the third time in the game. All this in less than three minutes of game time.After a Bruins’ punt, Barkley threw another interception, this one to Aaron Hester. USC’s defense held, allowing the turnover-filled third quarter to end scoreless and setting up Bradford’s game-changing touchdown catch.At the start, USC struck first when freshman running back Dillon Baxter, lined up in the wildcat formation, rolled right and hit a wide-open redshit junior tight end Rhett Ellison for a five-yard touchdown about eight minutes into the game.The Trojan defense had been staunch up to that point, but faltered two plays later. Jonathan Franklin burst through for a 59-yard touchdown that evened the score.It would be the defense’s only major mistake of the night.Smith redeemed the USC defense later in the half when he scooped up a Franklin fumble and returned it 68 yards for the score.It was familiar territory for Smith, who returned an interception 62 yards against the Bruins in last season’s matchup.The Trojans gained 207 yards in the first half but only had seven points to show for it before Smith’s timely defensive score. The Bruins halted the driving Trojans twice on fourth down, including on a curious fake-field goal attempt in the second quarter.Two plays after a freshman wide receiver Robert Woods touchdown was erased by a holding penalty, senior kicker Joe Houston lined up for a 35-yard field goal. But the Trojans shifted into a spread set with backup Mitch Mustain at quarterback.UCLA was not fooled and Mustain’s pass fell incomplete.The Trojans held on for the win, however, ending the night with 28 points.last_img read more

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After firing GM Dell Demps, Pelicans have one choice to make with Anthony Davis

first_imgThe Pelicans decided to keep star forward Anthony Davis past the trade deadline, but it seems they didn’t have the same level of patience when it came to their general manager.New Orleans is firing Dell Demps, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The last straw for ownership was seeing Davis leave the Smoothie King Center on Thursday night after suffering a shoulder injury in the second quarter against the Thunder. (Yep, he walked right out the door.) New Orleans is stuck with Davis until the offseason when it can re-engage suitors and survey the market for the best possible trade package. Until then, though, Davis and the Pelicans find themselves in this weird basketball purgatory, and it’s only going to get worse the longer he’s (sort of) with the team.The Pelicans understood it was time for Demps to go. He wasn’t part of the franchise’s future, and it didn’t make sense to drag things out.So why is Davis still playing? MORE: Charles Barkley offers Anthony Davis adviceAnthony Davis leaving the SKC with Rich Paul pic.twitter.com/lUhFTfWETb— Sharief Ishaq (@ShariefWDSU) February 15, 2019Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said it best after New Orleans defeated Oklahoma City: “To tell you the truth, this whole thing has been a dumpster fire.” The only possible thing wrong with that statement is whether the comparison is fair to dumpster fires.The Davis saga has been full of ugly twists and turns ever since his agent, Rich Paul, went public with a trade request. There was an information war going on between the Lakers and Pelicans as the trade deadline approached with allegations of tampering, bad faith negotations and sneaky, underhanded tactics.Demps didn’t lose his job only because of the Davis saga — he made plenty of poor choices over a nine-year run as GM — but New Orleans owner Gayle Benson clearly realized Demps is not capable of leading this small-market team to consistent success. The Pelicans will now search for someone who can “take back control from outside sources,” according to Wojnarowski.If that’s the short- and long-term mission, the Pels must do one thing right now: sit Davis for the rest of the 2018-19 season, no matter the consequences. There is zero upside to putting Davis on the floor.TRADE DEADLINE OF ANGERMove by Knicks, non-move by Lakers leave trail of resentment Davis is the most valuable NBA trade asset in decades, and any sort of serious injury would crater his value. The Pelicans already got a scare with his shoulder injury, and there is always risk something worse could happen over their final 23 games. Plus, wins don’t matter because the Pelicans aren’t making the playoffs. A productive Davis does nothing but hurt the team’s draft position. New Orleans should be just fine losing down the stretch.The NBA reportedly would have fined the Pelicans $100,000 per game if they deliberately sat Davis, though the league pushed back on that idea, saying Davis should play due to “league rules governing competitive integrity.” Whether it’s about money or integrity, New Orleans should either list Davis as part of the injury report or simply offer to pay any potential fines.Davis has the right to ask for a trade, so the Pels should have the right to bench a player who doesn’t want to be there. It would not be the first time a healthy player has been exiled.The Pelicans are being held to a standard that the NBA has not held other teams to this season. A very healthy Carmelo Anthony was essentially exiled by the Rockets in November. Memphis’ Chandler Parsons and Cleveland’s JR Smith, too https://t.co/Bil6Ci8M1G— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 11, 2019This also can’t possibly be enjoyable for anyone on the Pelicans’ roster and coaching staff.TRADE RUMORS: Jayson Tatum “wouldn’t mind” being sent to PelicansGentry becomes more annoyed with each Davis-related question. Davis got booed in his first home game after the request, and he played the worst game of his career in a 30-point loss to the Magic on Tuesday. The NBA might argue fans pay to watch a top-five guy like Davis, but do they want to see this version of him?In the Pelicans’ 30-point loss to the Magic, Anthony Davis was 1-9 FG, 1-2 FT for a 32.9 offensive rating – his lowest ever in a game in which he played at least 20 minutes.📊 https://t.co/jjM8N24ecv pic.twitter.com/O0erVFaDS0— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 13, 2019And that impressive win against the Thunder heading into the All-Star break was overshadowed by Davis’ departure from the arena. As long as he’s around, the Pels can’t truly move forward in a positive way.last_img read more

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