Category: Music of the Week

Music of the Week – G-Schmitt – No. 6

Hello again! I have a new music proposal for you, my dear readers with enough patience to wait for new updates… Today, we’ll explore G-Schmitt, one of the most original and seminal post-punk groups from Japan. They were active in the second half of the ’80s, fronted and guided by the mysterious Syoko, a very […]

Sunday April 19th, 2015 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Hardcore Superstar – Standing on the Verge + News

Hi guys, long time no see, eh? I’ve been extremely busy with my personal life and I’m more dissatisfied about the way the Internet is going every day. I decided, then, to adopt a more quiet line and don’t jump in the crazy run everyone seems to be into these days. I’ll update the site […]

Sunday March 8th, 2015 in Music of the Week, News | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Ennio Morricone – Chi Mai (Maddalena OST)

After a long pause, because of being busy in my personal life, Illusion City comes back with new updates… This time, I’m posting the original version of one of Morricone’s most famous works, a tune that came along with “Come Maddalena”. Both of these were originally featured for the first time in an obscure arthouse […]

Sunday July 27th, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Lana Del Rey – Black Beauty

Lana del Rey is, in my opinion, one of the few interesting pop musician in these (quite sterile, artistically) years, one of the few with an original aestethic and imagenary in her work and not only some derivative and / or dull or, even worse, stupid stuff destinated straight to oblivion in a blink of […]

Sunday June 15th, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Ministry – Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan cover)

A friend of mine gave me the ispiration to post a beautiful cover of this Bob Dylan classic…Ministry style! So expect an heavy, slighty psychedelic, sludgy trip. Also, I’ll post new movie reviews soon! Work hasn’t stopped on them. Bye!

Sunday May 25th, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Pearls Before Swine – Images of April

Pearls before swine have been one of the most beautiful and influential folk bands in America in the ’60s. This is one of their best songs, taken from what maybe is their masterpiece: Balaklava, a concept album about the infamous battle in the XIX century.  

Sunday May 4th, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Erik Satie – Trois Gymnopedies

To go along with Agostino’s review, it’s time to listen again to the genius of Erik Satie, also used as a soundtrack for Agostino. Enjoy!

Monday April 21st, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Francis Lai – Anima Persa (Movie OST)

Time to dwell among the best reliques of old-school Italian cinema…a psychological, eerie and gothic masterpiece by Dino Risi, Anima Persa (lost soul ; known in France as Ames Perdues), which I will probably review here in the near future. The movie is incredibly good with a stellar cast (Catherine Denevue of Belle de Jour […]

Sunday March 30th, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Alice Cooper – No Tricks

This week I’m offering you a rare B-side from the genius of Alice Cooper. This song was released as a B-Side of the single of “how are you gonna see me now?” off the (very underrated) 1978 album, from the inside. Also. I’m happy to announce that the work for the cinema section is proceeding […]

Sunday March 16th, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »

Music of the Week – Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe

Laurie Spiegel, born in 1945, is an avant-garde musician, interested in the cybernetics, the automation and in the experimental music writing using mathematical algorythms. However, unlike many other avant-garde musician, her focus is on what automation can’t accomplish, and she doesn’t want to cut off the link with the traditional music like folk or classical […]

Sunday March 2nd, 2014 in Music of the Week | No Comments »