by Bruno Gianni
Well, I wrote about Amsterdam Acoustics, but you are probably thinking why not write about the Take-Away Shows also? So here it goes...
The beginning... It all started when Chryde, founder of the website La Blogothèque, wanted to share music in a different way...
La Blogothèque, by the way, is a really nice music blog/website, unfortunately my lack of skills in french does not give me the chance to enjoy it properly.
So, back to Chryde, he thought that maybe filming music differently would shake things up, and in order to do that he brought Vincent Moon to the scene... His proposal to Moon was that he would film musicians in Paris... The Take-Away Shows was then born... Or should I say Les Concerts à Emporter...
Who is this Moon guy? Okay, Vincent Moon, real named Mathieu Saura, is a parisian independent filmmaker well known for his music videos of indie rock related bands, and also for some work with a few notable mainstream artists. And here we could name R.E.M., Arcade Fire and Tom Jones among others..
Back to the Take-Away project, since 2006 it has developed over 120 music videos... These videos are usually unusual live acoustic performances shot in a single-take. The participant artist or band features usually from two to three videos, and among these artists it is possible to name Bon Iver, The Shins, The Kooks, Arcade Fire, Architecture in Helsinki, Phoenix, and a lot more... The result, in my opinion, is pretty amazing,, and here as usual I selected three videos to prove my point...
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