With our latest iOS release, we thought we’d bring you wonderful FrameBlasters a gift. The gift of new music from some amazing artists to help set the soundtrack to your creative goodness! This week we’re featuring an inspiring project from our East Coast friends – Divining Rod.
A veteran of the New York and Baltimore music scenes, Miyuki Furtado continues to branch out musically with his latest work as psych-drone explorer, Divining Rod.
The project is starting to make waves with intimate recordings as well as live performances that crackle with all out feedback drenched meditations.
Multi-instrumentalist, Furtado, creates dense sonic collages and loops combined with his own frenzied drum work and explosive guitar playing. His recorded work displays simpler, more rustic sounds steeped in the 60’s British Folk of Sandy Denny, Pentangle and Bert Jansch. Within this duality lies the center of Divining Rod’s sound.
The band also features the sublime work of keyboard/hammond organ virtuoso, Parker Reilly as well as guitarist/saxophonist, Jefrey Brown of Gospel of Mars, Evolutionary Jass Band and Jackie O’ Motherfucker.
Newer collaborators include Baltimore luminaries guitarist, Rob Girardi (engineer of benchmark Beach House, Double Dagger, & Celebration albums), bassist and vocalist Shirlé Hale Koslowski and guitarist Warren Boes.
A revolving cast of friends that include members past and present of Dead Sands, VHS or BETA, Amy Lettis, Trail of Dead, Fergus & Geronimo and Celebration also make occasional live appearances.
Miyuki was also a member of The Rogers Sisters and Midnight Masses and many other eclectic groups.
Our featured track “The Day It Was Over Before It Began” can be bought for your listening pleasure on Band Camp:
You’ve asked for FrameBlast on Android and we’ve heard you! We’ve spent the last few months building and testing in our labs, so you now can download FrameBlast for Android.
We’ve worked hard to bring you the best video creation experience out there. There’s no waiting for previews, you can try out effects instantly, storyboard like a pro, change cut styles and add free music in a flash.
You can craft HD quality films with FrameBlast, which you can treasure for yourself - today and forever - no forced uploads, nor are there any limits on how long or how many videos you can make. As part of the growing FrameBlast community, you can also inspire others by uploading your video to YouTube and sharing them directly in the app - both on Android and iOS.
We are really excited to share the new version of FrameBlast with you. By popular demand we’ve added a spiffy new filter to complete your Blockbuster video masterpiece.
For fans, we’ve recut our nutty little video with the EPIC BLOCKBUSTER look:
We’d also like to welcome our many new friends in Japan, Korea and Turkey who are using the app after we added a translated interface. We are committed to making the app even easier across the world and this update also has a (simplified) Chinese translation. We are really looking forward to seeing more amazing FrameBlasts’s from all across the world.
Our not so serious contribution to the TechHub / Digital Shoreditch competition. "A day in the life of our startup FrameBlast". From taking the train to work, programming hard at TechHub and on to the journey home. Music: Ancora Quei Maledetti Gnomi by A Smile for Timbuctu