“The audio yearbook for this year’s Academy edition is finally here: Various Assets – Not For Sale: Red Bull Music Academy London 2010 boasts 41 exclusive collaborations by participants and lecturers from more than 30 countries. Download the compilation in its full 320 kbit/s glory here and get more info after the jump.
When you approached the Academy space via Barnham Street, it seemed like that patchwork building was hovering on the corner. The large floor-to-ceiling glass panes of two former pubs melded the pavement – the very ground where the late Dr Parnassus hosted his mind-boggling Imaginarium – to a bunch of studios. Or rather, to a universe full of music.
This year’s 60 participants brought diverse musical visions to London: providing panoramic windows into what’s going on in the 32 different countries they hail from. Similarly, the space in which they created was a window onto the host city. A place where walls reflected and bounced ideas rather than divided individuals. A set of rooms solely dedicated to why a musical life is so worth living, especially in a multi-faceted place like this LDN TWN we love.
The recording studio on the ground floor will stay a dedicated musical space for citizens of the Red Bull Music Academy world and beyond. And we hope it’ll provide an excellent sonic jumping-off point, in a city that’s always soaked up laser-sharp musical movements: from yesterday’s air-checked cassette mixes hawked from across the Atlantic, to the Caribbean bass waves that creates a cushion of dynamic pressure under all kinds of drum patterns.
This compilation represents the thirteenth edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, and the tracks you’ll hear are the result of a once-in-a-lifetime set of musical circumstances: collaborations between people who’d never met, but found contrasting keys next to Tower Bridge. Catch them on one of our festival stages around the world this summer – and watch out for the Academy to touch down in Tokyo in 2011.
Various Assets – Not For Sale: Red Bull Music Academy London 2010 (.zip)
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tracklist after the jump..
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