JG Thirlwell has finished scoring season five of The Venture Bros. The season premieres on May 19 at midnight on Adult Swim. JG is excited for the new season and feels it may contain some of his best scoring work to date. You can see a preview of the season here.
Nov 17 2011 marks the release of Magpies, Maps and Moons, the new EP by DJ Food. The EP includes the track “Prey”, a collaboration by DJ Food with JG Thirlwell. DJ Food wrote and performed the music, with lyrics and vocals by Thirlwell. Released on Ninja Tune, the EP will be on 12″ vinyl and download, and is a precursor to a new DJ Food album to be released on Jan 16 2012 (which will also include “Prey”). The album will also feature Thirlwell compadre Matt Johnson.
DJ Food also remixed the track “Suspect” on the album 2002 Foetus remix album Blow .
As if you needed to waste more time, you can now follow JG Thirlwell on Tumblr.
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the long awaited new Manorexia album, Dinoflagellate Blooms. The album features eleven compositions composed, produced and performed by JG Thirlwell. The package includes a CD of the album in stereo, and a DVD with the album in glorious, immersive 5.1 surround sound.
The album careens between soft plucked interludes to full blown symphonic frenzy, from musiq concrete nightmares to cinematic mindfields, with a meticulous marriage of samples and live instruments, distressed sounds and mysterious unknown quantities. You can hear previews of the album here.
Begun in Berlin in 2005, the album was recorded at Thirlwell’s Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, and the 5.1 mixes were made at Harvestworks Studio with Paul Geluso. Manorexia will be performing in October 2011 with Portishead at All Tomorrow’s Parties event in Asbury Park, NJ.
Initial quantities come with a free 4×5 Manorexia sticker signed by JG Thirlwell. Available exclusively at foetus.org shop.
The video for the track “Here Comes The Rain” from the latest Foetus album HIDE is finally completed and online for your viewing pleasure. The video was directed by Dan Ouellette and produced by Robert Nuell. Shot on location outside of New Paltz, NY and on a set built by Ouellette in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the video’s director of photography was Sam Chase and it was edited by Logan Seaman. The girl in the video was played by Louise Sturcken and the goat was played by Hershey. You can also view it Vimeo, YouTube, and soon on Vevo.
Venture Bros Season Four Part Two is now available on DVD. The disc contain eight episodes, including the double length season closer “Operation P.R.O.M.”, and is brimming with new scores by JG Thirlwell, as well as commentary on each episode by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer. It is available at Amazon, the Adult Swim store and many fine retailers.
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Four videos from the Steroid Maximus at Prospect Park bandshell in Brooklyn show last summer have just been posted in the video section of foetus.org. For the show (which was part of the Celebrate Brooklyn festival), JG Thirlwell assembled and conducted a twenty piece mini-orchestra.
Among the clips is an edited version of a Venture Bros medley which includes versions of “Fumblestealth”, “Bolly” and “No Vacancy (Venture Bros Theme)”, as well as an explosive version of “Gawker” from the Venture Bros soundtrack and two tracks from the Steroid Maximus album Ectopia: “L’espion Qui A Pleure” and “Aclectasis”.
The videos were shot by Drew Ravani and Margarita Jimeno, and edited by Rimma Dreyband.
At long last, JG Thirlwell’s album The Venture Bros: The Music of JG Thirlwell has been repressed. The CD is available once more in the shop. Don’t miss it this time!