MY SJ

Register to get the SJ inspiring newsletter

FORGOTTEN PASSWORD?

CANCEL

Incorrect please try again
Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:


Contribute to the creation of the Slowear Journal. Send us an interesting article.

Upload text

Upload image


Post suggestions

calcioretro

Arts & Culture

Old School Soccer


sohoclub

Food & Leisure

A Taste of Exclusivity



slowear_journal_1

Slowear News

The Way We Were


solvatten

Technology

Just Add Sun


cielo-sopra-berlino

World Bulletin

The Sky Over Berlin


due_mondi

04.05.2011 / Arts & Culture

Download PDF


Two worlds apart

This month’s new music releases include a couple of interesting new albums, each of them relevant in its own way. On the one hand, the Fleet Foxes and their modern folk. On the other hand, Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, and her second album, announced by a veritable media blitzkrieg.

The many virtues of Fleet Foxes include the ability to combine an elaborate structure with a taste for vocal melodies, harmonies and sounds that owes a lot to the Sixties and the Seventies, the era of CSN&Y and of the Beach Boys. Besides making some real good music, this young American band represents at best a new generation of musicians who grew up with the Web and can handle the wide color palette inherited by past artists, without fearing to confront the rock purists or History itself.
Like the band’s leader Robin Pecknold said to BBC, “That was how I discovered almost everything when I was a teenager – my dad brought home a modem”. That’s to say the whole history of music is at their disposal. Here is just another short-circuit of the computer revolution: a modem giving birth to a new folk revival throughout Europe and the US. Helplessness blues, the much-awaited sequel to their 2008 debut, is ou now.
See under… Laura Gibson, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver.

Disrupting  certainties and old records is Lady Gaga’s daily bread: she has done this with her looks, dangerously leaning towards kitsch (her Kermit the Frog outfit definitely deserves a Google search) and with an iconoclastic attitude that only a few stars have allowed themselves in recent years. Why not riding the wilful horse of mediatic scandal, then? In the case of her new album, Born this way, the scandal concerns the second single, Judas, whose lyrics have set off a wave of critics from some American religious groups. In the meantime, Gaga has offered a live sample of the song both at Ellen’s talk show and American Idol, where she presented a preview of the video. In the hype that followed, everybody’s talking: while the first single has been compared to friend Madonna’s Express Yourself, the popdance sound of Judas seems to follow Gaga’s previous releases (Bad Romance, Poker Face). For the whole album, you’ll have to wait until May 23.
Seee under… Miss Kittin, Madonna, La Roux

(Michele Segala)




Slowear requests every participant to act in accordance with the principles of prudence, good faith, respecting other individuals and in abidance by the Law. All possibilities of interaction among users have, as a matter of fact, been devised so that each user can take advantage of them according to prudence, respecting the rights of other individuals - both users and third parties extraneous to the Website - as well as according to the strictest observance of civil and criminal Law provisions. It is hereby specified that in no event the limits to freedom of expression must be overstepped, violating the privacy rights of third parties, and each user shall act in accordance with the protection of any subjective rights on ideas, images, intellectual work and reputation. Examples of incorrect and unacceptable conduct would be, without limitation, any offence to the good name or decency of third parties, copyrights violation, unpermitted use of the image of third parties and any unsettlement of the peace of other individuals. In the event of usage of third parties’ intellectual work (songs, writings, films, etc...), participants shall have to comply with copyrights regulations. The violation of third parties’ rights as well as any civil and/or criminal illicit conduct implies a serious violation of the conditions of use and interaction of the Slowear Website. Slowear declines all liabilities for the illicit conduct of users accessing the Slowear Website and for damages caused to persons and objects, whose reimbursement shall have to be carried out by the party causing them and Slowear shall be intended as exempt from any individual, joint or subrogatory obligations in that respect. By accepting these conditions each user undertakes to act in compliance with such regulations and also represents to keep Slowear indemnified from any and all claims for damages caused to third parties.
Information pursuant to Article 13, Law 196 of 30th June, 2003. With regard to the personal data requested below, you give your consent to the following terms and conditions of treatment, collection and use of personal data. In this privacy information sheet, the term ‘personal data’ shall be used to indicate data which may be associated to a specific person and may be used to identify said person. Data provided in anonymous form so that they cannot be referred to a specific user shall not be considered personal data. This privacy information sheet refers to the Website http://www.slowear.com operated by Slowear srl uni personale, with registered offices in Mira (VE), 30034, at 15-17, via della Fornace. Slowear has no control on the Websites referred to by advertising links or banners appearing on the Website http://www.slowear.com and which may instal their own ‘cookies’ in your 'browser' or other ‘files’ in your computer, as well as collect or request your personal data. This document may be subject to amendments which may be published on the Website http://www.slowear.com at any time. Any updated version shall become valid as of its online publication. Any data you provide and which may be stored in the computer systems managed by Slowear shall be used to fully identify you. Consent to the treatment of personal data according to the modalities herein described is mandatory in order to allow you to post any contents you may select on the Website http://www.slowear.com. Failure to give consent to the treatment of data shall prevent any performance of services and interactive use of the Website. In order to allow your full use of the Website, we shall have access to the data provided by you. You shall have the right to obtain the following from Slowear: Confirmation of existence or non existence of your personal data in the company's registration systems; Disclosure of said data; Indication of the origin of said data; Indication of the purposes and modalities of treatment; Indication of the criteria with which your data are electronically handled and stored; Indication of the details of Slowear's Data Controller, Data Processor/s and representative; Indication of the individuals to whom your data may be disclosed; Update, amendment, integration, deletion, conversion into anonymous form of recorded data and confirmation that such operations have been notified to the individuals to whom your data have been previously disclosed. You also have the right to object, in whole or in part, to the treatment of your personal data, also for the purposes of sending advertising material or direct sale or the carrying out of market research/commercial information. The Data Controller is Slowear srl uni personale, with registered offices in Mira (VE), 30034, at 15-17– via della Fornace. Slowear's Data Processor is Mr. Roberto Compagno, company legal representative, domiciled at the company's registered offices. I declare to have received and understood the above information given to me by Slowear and I give my consent to the treatment of my personal data. I also give my consent to be sent a newsletter related to http://www.slowear.com Website contents to the e-mail address I indicated in the moment of my registration..
INFORMATIVA EX ART.13 d.lgs. 196/03:
Ai sensi e per gli effetti del D.Lgs. 30 Giugno 2003, n. 196 (Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali), La informiamo che i dati personali da Lei messi a disposizione di Slowear S.p.A. potranno essere utilizzati: (a) per consentire e gestire la Sua iscrizione/registrazione al Sito, (b) per l’invio di comunicazioni informative e commerciali, anche di natura promozionale (ivi compresa la nostra newsletter), di materiale pubblicitario e/o di offerte di prodotti, con qualsiasi mezzo (conosciuto o non), ivi compreso, a titolo esemplificativo e non esaustivo, posta, Internet, telefono, E-mail, MMS, SMS da parte di entità fisiche o giuridiche legate contrattualmente con Slowear S.p.A e/o che, comunque, collaborino in attività commerciali di Slowear S.p.A. Il trattamento dei Suoi dati personali verrà effettuato mediante idonei strumenti cartacei, elettronici e/o telematici, con logiche strettamente correlate alle finalità di cui sopra e, comunque, in modo tale da garantire la sicurezza e riservatezza dei dati stessi. Con riferimento alle finalità sopra evidenziate (lett. A), il conferimento dei Suoi dati personali è obbligatorio. Un Suo eventuale rifiuto e/o il conferimento di informazioni inesatte e/o incomplete potrebbe rendere impossibile la Sua iscrizione/registrazione al Sito. Con riferimento alle ulteriori finalità sopra evidenziate (lett. b) il conferimento dei Suoi dati personali è facoltativo. Tuttavia, un Suo eventuale rifiuto e/o il conferimento di informazioni inesatte e/o incomplete potrebbe impedire lo svolgimento delle cd. attività di marketing. I Suoi dati personali potranno essere comunicati, oltre agli incaricati del trattamento dei dati personali nominati dalla Società nell’esercizio delle loro funzioni ad eventuali soggetti qualificati, ad esempio società di direct marketing, call center, tutti appositamente nominati quali responsabili esterni del trattamento dati che forniscano a Slowear S.p.A. prestazioni o servizi strumentali alle finalità di cui sopra. I Suoi dati personali non saranno soggetti a diffusione. In relazione ai predetti trattamenti, Lei potrà esercitare i diritti previsti dall’art. 7 del D. Lgs. 30 Giugno 2003, n. 196. Titolare del trattamento è Slowear S.p.A. Via Fornace, 15/17 a Mira (VE) alla c/a del responsabile del trattamento dati.