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Emancipator Releases New Album, ‘Mountain Of Memory’ [Stream]

first_imgDouglas Appling, the Portland-based electronic producer best known as Emancipator, continues to refine and capitalize on his creative ethos with the release of his latest studio album, Mountain of Memory.Recorded in his Mt. Hood, OR studio, Mountain of Memory marks Appling’s sixth studio album overall and his first studio release in three years since the 2017 album, Baralku. Released on Loci Records, Mountain Of Memory features 14 fresh tracks including “Labrinyth”, “Iron Ox”, and “Himalayan”, which were released as surprise singles over the course of last two months in anticipation of Emancipator Ensemble‘s now-postponed Spring tour.The new album displays Appling’s unique style with elements of mid-tempo dance grooves, solid hip-hop beats, acoustic guitars, classical violin, Persian dilruba, Baroque flutes, opera singers, and a variety of percussion elements to accent the producer’s melodic sound.As Appling explains of the new release, “This collection of songs is expansive in its range of sounds while continuing to include many collaborative voices. If this body of work is a mountain, the recordings that comprise it are a geological archive of expression. They have alchemized over several years and the songs are the product of these processes. The album has a loose narrative of rising from the swamps, to the summit of a mountain, and the journey of enlightenment in between. By the end of the album, you are standing atop the Mountain of Memory.”Emancipator, along with the rest of the music industry, was forced to postpone the Spring Emancipator Ensemble tour until the summer, so fans will have to wait until July to hear the new album live. The ensemble—comprised of Appling (production/guitar), Ilya Goldberg (violin), Colby Buckler (drums), Mub Fractal (bass), and Asher Fulero (keys)—will now kick off their tour in July. See below for a list of rescheduled dates.You can stream Mountain of Memory on all streaming platforms here or listen via Spotify below:Emancipator – “Mountain of Memory”Emancipator Ensemble has also already announced their rescheduled 19-date Fall Tour. For all spring and fall tour dates, head to Emancipator’s website.Mountain of Memory Tour DatesJuly 7 – Nevada City, CA @ Miners FoundryJuly 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of SpadesJuly 11 – San Francisco, CA @ WarfieldJuly 14 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild BuffaloJuly 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore BallroomJuly 17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODOJuly 18 – Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomJuly 19 – Bend, OR @ Seventh Mountain ResortJuly 22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music ClubJuly 23 – San Diego, CA @ ObservatoryJuly 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van BurenJuly 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda TheatreView Tour DatesFall Tour DatesSeptember 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity TheatreSeptember 24 – Milwaukee, WS @ Miramar TheatreSeptember 25 – Chicago, IL @ House of BluesSeptember 26 – Detroit, MI @ MajesticSeptember 29 – Portland, ME @ Port CitySeptember 30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundOctober 1 – Boston, MA @ RoyaleOctober 2 – New York, NY @ WebsterOctober 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ The AveOctober 4 – Washington, MD @ 9:30 ClubOctober 6 – Nashville, TN @ CowanOctober 8 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s CradleOctober 9 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange PeelOctober 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety PlayhouseOctober 11 – Tampa, FL @ The OrpheumOctober 14 – Birmingham, AL @ The SaturnOctober 15 – New Orleans, LA @ House of BluesOctober 16 – Dallas, TX @ CantonOctober 17 – Austin, TX @ Scoot InnView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Back to the future

first_imgThe Backyard Golf SocietyAfter an absence of several weeks, due to the apparent inability of the remaining members to write English composition, the Backyard Golf Society is once again able to report on our weekly outing at Emerald G.C.  The scribe has been out of the country and with several other regulars away for various reasons no reports have been submitted, but now we are back, at least for a while. Right, on to the game.  The winner this week was ‘Yaya’s Delight’ with 37 points, himself just back from yet another romantic adventure with the wifey to Vietnam.  The near-pin prize went to ‘Foos yer Doos Cowe’ with a stunning effort to 4 feet and of course he proceeded to miss the birdie putt.The 5 hole rollover from the last game was won by ‘The Quiet Man’ and he also won the most skins with 5.  ‘Yaya’s Delight’ and ‘Foos yer Doos’ won 4 each, Jimmy ‘2 Stone’ won 3, Golden Trowel’s Boyfriend (suffered badly from another “I am only having a few” night at the Jomtien market bar complex) won 1 and there is 1 rolled over to the next week. The hot weather left the players quite tired but we are sure to see a more enthusiastic response in the upcoming weeks.last_img read more

Ashlee’s incredible netball journey

first_imgBy Romy Stephens Olinda Ferny Creek’s Ashlee Howard has quite the netball story to tell. From playing for Victoria’s most prestigious team, the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Morning Mountain could change hands

first_imgBy Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The future of Morning Mountain may lie in the hands of the Nelson Cycling Club. The Regional District of Central Kootenay holds tenure on the controlled recreation area on the Crown land that used to be the Morning Mountain (Blewett) Ski Hill — and still owns property at the base of the former ski hill — but may be looking to hand that tenure over to the city’s cycling club. Community Services general manager for the RDCK, Joe Chirico, said the land used for the hill hasn’t been utilized for skiing for many years. As a result, they have been having “issues” with people trespassing on the property and they have been looking to find someone who would actively manage it. That someone could be the Nelson Cycling Club, Chirico said. “The cycling club has expressed an interest in being on the property for recreational purposes,” he said. “Lots of the trails in the Giveout Creek area would finish on the Morning Mountain property.” Over the last few years, the cycling club has held their annual fall mountain bike event — the Fat Tire Festival — on Morning Mountain, as well as extensively used the mountain biking trails above the hill in the Giveout Creek area. “They have shown interest as an active group to mange the property, … so we are looking to formalize an agreement with them,” he said. “It’s in the works but not near completion.” A meeting amongst Area E director Ramona Faust, Area F director Ron Mickel, Chirico and the RDCK’s regional park planner to discuss the options for dispensing and allocating the ski hill funds and signage is the next step in the process. [email protected]last_img read more

Día de los Muertos Activities Return to Disneyland This Fall

first_imgShare This!This fall, at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, Guests will be invited to celebrate Día de los Muertos.Let’s start at Disney California Adventure. Guests should first stop at the Plaza de la Familia at Paradise Gardens. Themed around Coco, families can share meaningful memories of loved ones at the Memory Wall, enjoy the iconic Mexican Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) photo location and take part in a mask-making craft that depicts an alebrije (spirit guide) from the film. You will also want to make sure you visit the art exhibit called The World of Coco, Mariachi music performed on the bandstand and delicious Mexican food menu at Paradise Gardens Grill. If you have a Cars fan in the family, you’ll also want to make sure to stop in Cars Land where you’ll be able to see an ofrenda (a remembrance altar) that pays tribute to Doc Hudson, which will be found at Ramone’s House of Body Art. (I know it’s an animated character, but all the tears!)Over at Disneyland, Zócalo Park in Frontierland will feature a colorful display in honor of Día de los Muertos featuring marigolds and papel picado, along with a traditional ofrenda, calaveras (sugar skulls), an iconic figure of La Catrina and delicious food at Rancho del Zócalo.This event won’t last long! Día de los Muertos activities begin on September 7 and will take place through November 2.last_img read more

House Budget Committee Approves Tool for Tax Reform Phase Two

first_imgThe House Budget Committee has approved a tool that Republicans could use for tax reform phase two. A fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget resolution cleared the committee on June 21 by a 21-to-13 vote.A budget resolution, if approved by both chambers, would allow Congressional Republicans to approve tax reform phase two without Democratic support, like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97). The resolution could be used as the legislative vehicle for a tax bill to be approved under the reconciliation process with a simple GOP majority.Tax Reform Phase TwoHouse Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., has said a phase two tax cuts “outline” will likely be unveiled by August. Previously, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., predicted that the House will approve the measure before midterm elections in November.New Budget Resolution – New Tax BillThe House Republican FY 2019 budget resolution, Budget for a Brighter American Future, calls for extending “pro-growth” provisions of the TCJA. Section 403 of the budget resolution text states that the Budget Committee chair may adjust budgetary levels in accordance with a Ways and Means Committee bill that extends pro-growth tax policies of the TCJA.Individual Tax Cuts. Brady has consistently stated that tax reform phase two will focus on the individual side of the tax code. Further, making permanent the individual tax cuts enacted under the TCJA will be the “centerpiece,” of a phase two bill, Brady has told reporters. Additionally, the 20 percent passthrough deduction is also expected to be made permanent by the new bill. These TCJA provisions were enacted temporarily through 2025 in accordance with the Senate’s reconciliation rules. Under the Byrd rule, a measure must not increase the deficit beyond a 10-year budget window.Democratic CriticismCongressional Democrats remain largely united in their criticisms of the TCJA and House FY 2019 budget resolution. Although Brady has stated he was hopeful for Democratic support on a phase two tax bill, Republicans may be gearing up to fast track legislation with only Republican votes through reconciliation, similar to the TCJA.“Six months ago, in the dead of the night, the GOP jammed through the [TCJA] lavishing tax cuts on big corporations and the wealthiest few,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a June 22 tweet. Likewise, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., criticized the TCJA for “exploding the deficit.” According to Hoyer, the House’s FY 2019 budget resolution proposes paying for tax cuts for the wealthy by cutting health care and education.Path ForwardHouse Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack, R-Ark., has reportedly said that House leadership has not yet made the decision to use the budget resolution for a new tax bill. At press time, Brady’s office did not respond to an inquiry by Wolters Kluwer on June 22 about procedural intent for phase two legislative efforts.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Rodwell has competition for Roma

first_imgJack Rodwell isn’t the only free agent undergoing medical tests with Roma, as Marcel Buchel is also ‘auditioning’ for a contract. The Giallorossi are in the middle of an injury crisis, with long-term problems for Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Davide Zappacosta. There is above all a lack of midfielders, so the club is going back on the market for free agents who can sign immediately rather than wait for the January transfer window. It has already been reported that English player Rodwell is in Rome for medical tests, but it seems he is not the only one. According to Il Messaggero newspaper, Liechtenstein international Buchel is also in the Italian Capital for a series of medicals. Coach Paulo Fonseca will decide over the next few days whether to sign one or both of these midfielders. Unlike Rodwell, Buchel spent practically his entire career in Italy with Siena, Cremonese, Juventus, Lanciano, Bologna, Verona and Empoli. He has 66 Serie A appearances under his belt, plus 80 in Serie B and 24 at Serie C level. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to another edition of 60 Seconds in Touch, which will do it’s best to summarise the mountain-load of news that has been bombarding the front pages of Touch websites Australia-wide… Remember, if you have any news for the weekly column of 60 Seconds in Touch, simply email it to media[email protected] The Queensland State of Origin and Beach Touch launch was a huge success, with Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Cook helping to launch the series and the Beach Touch competition and donning the Queensland #1 supporter jersey. With just a few weeks until the State of Origin takes place, the competition is certainly heating up. In the TFA tipping competition ‘Kiwi Mongrel’ is still leading the way on the NRL ladder, while the AFL split round and several upsets could shake a few of the ladder leaders next weekend. The TFA shop is up and running with the initial technical problems sorted out. Already orders have been coming in for different items, including the Fox Sport 2006 NTL DVD, referees uniforms, publications and ESUS Touch Shoes. To visit the shop and either look through the products or purchase something, just click on the TFA Merchandise picture/link on the left hand side of the website. Then you can browse through the different categories of items. If you have any questions call 1800 654 951. Touch Footy was a hit at the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders on the weekend as a Mixed and Womens match took centre stage for 30 minutes before kick off. In the Womens, it was the ACT Women who held off the Victorian Womens, while in the Mixed it was a 7-7 draw between the Victorian Aussies and Victorian Kiwis, with guest Aussie Tony Eltakchi leading the way. This year’s Queensland Primary School State Champs are being held in Bundaberg from the July 27-30. Referees are required for this event. Please contact David Bonser on (07) 41551104 or [email protected] if you would like to officiate. Come and have a great time in the winter sun in Bundy! Nominations for the 2006 NSW Touch Association Vawdon Cup close this Friday June 23. Check out www.nswtouch.com.au for more info. TFA would like to welcome Tracey Thompson to the national office, she’s just started her role as Assistant Finance Officer, helping TFA staff keep on top of all the financial ins and outs of the organisation. Welcome aboard Tracey, it’s good to have you here! The Federation of International Touch (FIT) have released their new website. Make sure you check it out at http://www.internationaltouch.org/ The survey on the 2006 NTL Fox Sports package has been completed and a story with all of the results and the random prize winner will be uploaded to the website ASAP. Overall, the feedback has been regular, with a large majority of viewers appreciating the package and its contents. Make sure you check out the story when it appears.  The 2006 Queensland Junior State Cup is being held from July 7-9 at the Glasshouse and with around 130 teams nominated it certainly looks as though Junior Touch in Queensland is thriving. ESUS footwear will be attending the Junior State Cup and their shoes will be available for purchase at the event. The 2006 NTL package that was shown on Fox Sports and also the raw footage of each of the 3 Open finals combined (footage shot from the tower camera) is available for purchase either by calling 1800 654 951 or visiting the TFA shop. Despite the 2-0 loss to the Brazilians Socceroo fever is still at an all-time high and TFA are still looking for a name that can symbolize our National teams traveling to South Africa next year for the 2007 Touch Football World Cup. We need something original…suggestions received already include the Wallaroos, Bilbies, Emus, Bandicoots, Southern Stars, Aussie Sixers and more. Email your suggestions to [email protected]  Rachel Grant and Marianne Maguire are working their way through building the new AusTouch website. For those who aren’t aware, AusTouch is TFA’s junior Touch program and the site will contain loads of information on the program Australia-wide, resources, coaching examples and much more. The website will even contain some of the information available for leaders and other interested coaches found on the AusTouch DVD/CD resource, which is available for purchase in the TFA shop. Keep an eye on the TFA website over the coming weeks for the launch of the new site. Until then, all AusTouch enquiries can be directed to [email protected] last_img read more

Veteran Touch personality to call it quits

first_imgThey’ve got the best seat in the house for the all the exhilaration and flare of the 2008 X-Blades National Touch League but the referees’ job is often a thankless one. The tournament wouldn’t be possible without the men and women with the whistles, but the refs also receive a great deal of assistance by a team of dedicated behind-the-scenes personnel.One such valuable contributor is veteran Touch personality Al Williams. For more information visit the NTL websitelast_img

10 months agoEverton loanee Vlasic slams Allardyce: It wasn’t football

first_imgEverton loanee Vlasic slams Allardyce: It wasn’t footballby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNikola Vlasic has said that Everton played terrible football under Sam Allardyce.The winger has admitted the players were even scared of the home supporters, as they knew that no one was happy with the way they were playing.Vlasic thinks that it has improved under Marco Silva, even though Everton are below the 8th place where they finished last season under Allardyce.”Everything changed after Koeman left. The football played by Big Sam was awful, if it could even be called football,” Vlasic told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.”In such football I do not have a place. The football team was terrified by everything, the fans mostly. This season, Marco Silva plays different, much nicer football, but has not got results.”It is true that Everton did not make an expected breakthrough but at least fans now look at the normal football in which the guys, through their actions, are trying to score and win.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more