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Red Hot Chili Peppers Deliver A Heavy Dose Of Nostalgia On ‘The Getaway’

first_imgWhat do you do when you invent your own genre of music? Do you stick to your guns and continue with the same formula? Or do you keep adding to it, helping it to evolve into something familiar, yet new. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been trying to properly answer this question for what seems like their entire career.With eleven studio albums under their belt—including the newly released album The Getaway—it’s of note that five of those records were recorded during major transitions for the band. 90’s mega-hit Blood Sugar Sex Magik was made in the wake of original guitarist Hillel Slovak’s untimely passing, and saw the emergence of his replacement, peak-Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. For the next album, One Hot Minute, the band hired Jane’s Addiction veteran Dave Navarro to replace Frusciante after he quit the band due to the pressures of touring. When Frusciante made his grand return for 1999’s Californication, it signaled a major shift in the band’s sound, directing the band into a more melodic and harmony-driven era that seemed to re-define the funk punk rockers. After three classic records with Frusciante, he quit the band again, leading to former guitar tech Josh Klinghoffer’s addition before 2011’s I’m With You.Finally, just when it seemed like they were settling back into their comfort zone, the band decided to make another major shift, as The Getaway is the first RHCP record that was produced by anyone other than Rick Rubin since 1989. While dropping one of this generation’s mastermind producers may be a risk for a band with as much repeat success as the Chili Peppers, the band turned to a talented duo to help them switch gears and re-hone their sound for a new generation, bringing Broken Bells/Black Keys veteran Danger Mouse in to produce the record, and legendary Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich in to mix the record. The influence of these two studio wizards can be felt all over the album, yet, the record sounds like a Red Hot Chili Peppers record. Anthony Keidis’ raps and sings in his unique harmonic style, Flea plays his bass both beautifully and aggressively, Chad Smith’s drums are tight and awesome, and Josh Klinghoffer’s guitar is dreamy and psychedelic. In that sense, the majority of The Getaway feels like a deliberate attempt to re-create some of the band’s best moments from previous albums. However, it also seems that the new production team made sure to incorporate new instruments and sounds into their arsenal to augment the band’s sound.You can listen to a stream of the album, below.The new sound kicks off right away, as opening track “The Getaway” offers a dancey, hi-hat laden beat with chicken picking guitar and dream-like vocal harmonies. Their funky single “Dark Necessities” turns the disco vibe up even more, as Flea and Smith lead the way with a funky rhythm that defines the track. Smith’s usually usual style of fill-based drumming is replaced by tighter, more precise parts, one of Danger Mouse’s hallmarks. Even with the new disco vibe, both tracks sound like they could be on 2002’s By The Way, and that’s probably the point. The band finds most of it’s success on The Getaway on these tracks, and on songs like “Detroit” and We Turn Red,” where the Chili Peppers brings it back to their Blood Sugar Sex Magik sound that old school fans still yearn for.Danger Mouse’s biggest influence on the record comes in the addition of piano, keyboards, and synthesizers to RHCP’s sound. Tracks like “Goodbye Angels,” “The Longest Wave,” and “Sick Love” are all heavily impacted by this stylistic shift. The use of keyboards allows Klinghoffer to provide effects-laden guitar swirls on most of the tracks on the album, and he shines through on several tracks with the new melodic space he’s been provided. If the punk-psychadelia of some of RHCP’s earlier material doesn’t sound as natural with him on guitar, Klinghoffer shines on several of the tracks on The Getaway, and his rhythmic playing and heavy use of effects are reminiscent of Nile Rodgers or The Edge from U2.When the band tries to push itself too far outside of its box, however, the tracks fall flat. Specifically “The Hunter” and “Encore”, two Radiohead-esque tunes tucked in to the back end of the album, come off as awkward compared to the rest of the album, as they just don’t fit Anthony Keidis’ voice. Also, “Feasting on the Flowers” sounds like a cast-off Broken Bells track, and in that sense it feels a bit lazy and forced.In the end, The Getaway gives Chili Peppers fans a lot to work with, with catchy melodies, pulsing beats, and alt-rock perfection making up a majority of the record. Minus a few tunes, they successfully re-invent and re-create the unique Red Hot Chili Peppers sound, using the nostalgia-laden production of Danger Mouse as a catalyst for the classic RHCP sound. The result is the best Red Hot Chili Peppers album since By The Way, and an evolved sound that brings the band into both the past and the future simultaneously.last_img read more

Brazilian Army Strategic Project Seeks to Achieve Full Operational Capacity

first_img Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. Modernizing the Army’s fleet of vehicles is just one of OCOP’s 14 projects; providing training and other types of equipment, such as weapons, ships, modernized armor, uniforms, campaign artillery equipment, and electronic warfare and communications gear are also priorities. Among the weapons OCOP is providing are the IMBEL A2 (IA2) assault rifle, a 5.56 mm caliber weapon. The initiative acquired the first lot of 1,500 of these rifles in 2013; it’s a personal firearm for close combat that replaces the FN FAL model (light automatic rifle), adopted by the Army 50 years ago. They’re each one kilogram lighter than the FN FAL model, and have a greater firing capacity, with a 30-round magazine — 10 more than the FN FAL. Troops used IMBEL A2 rifles to provide security during the 2014 World Cup. The ambitions of the Brazilian Army’s Strategic Project OCOP (Achieving Full Operational Capacity) — an initiative to transform Military operational units across the country — have escalated: federal government authorities have tripled the project’s initial budget and given it 13 additional years to accomplish its goals. OCOP is also expecting the delivery of 30 new 120mm-mortar weapons, which will join the 120 units already in the possession of Ground Forces. That equipment is produced by the Rio Battle Arsenal (AGR), an Army manufacturing unit located in Rio de Janeiro. Modernizing the Army’s fleet of vehicles is just one of OCOP’s 14 projects; providing training and other types of equipment, such as weapons, ships, modernized armor, uniforms, campaign artillery equipment, and electronic warfare and communications gear are also priorities. OCOP is also expecting the delivery of 30 new 120mm-mortar weapons, which will join the 120 units already in the possession of Ground Forces. That equipment is produced by the Rio Battle Arsenal (AGR), an Army manufacturing unit located in Rio de Janeiro. Ships, rifles, and mortar weapons Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. Armored vehicles recovered by the Army Acquiring both new, unarmored vehicles and renovating older armored vehicles are important components of the effort to modernize the Army’s fleet under OCOP. Armed Forces personnel update M113B armored vehicles and transform them into M113A2 Mk1 vehicles, which are deployed to transport personnel. Each can carry up to 12 Soldiers and a driver; these vehicles are versatile, capable of operating in rough terrain in amphibious missions, and can reach high speeds on roadways. Troops are conducting the renovations at the 5th Military Region’s Regional Maintenance Park in Curitiba, Paraná. Until 2014, the project was called RECOP (Recovering Operational Capacity) and was scheduled to be in operation from 2012 to 2022; but on January 1, authorities extended the project through 2035 and increased its budget of 30 billion Brazilian reals (about $10 billion). The 120mm-AGR-mortar weapons provide ample firepower and can be transported by three-quarter ton vehicles, by plane or by helicopter. They can also be released with parachutes. Infantry Battalions and Cavalry Regiments will use this weapon. By Dialogo May 05, 2015 “The goal is to move beyond modernization towards a transformation of our Military operational units, providing them with the systems and equipment necessary for modern combat,” said the 4th Army Deputy Chief of Staff. “This initiative is needed because technology is evolving very quickly. The project seeks to keep pace with that.” The 120mm-AGR-mortar weapons provide ample firepower and can be transported by three-quarter ton vehicles, by plane or by helicopter. They can also be released with parachutes. Infantry Battalions and Cavalry Regiments will use this weapon. At that site, Armed Forces personnel reuse existing vehicle hulls, hatches, and ramps, and replace components such as engines, transmissions, and cooling systems. Soldiers have retooled 90 vehicles, and another 60 should be completed by July. In 2015, OCOP has provisions to receive another 2,000 rifles of this 5.56 mm caliber rifle. The Armed Forces also expects delivery of a prototype 7.62 mm caliber rifle, which is made by the Brazilian company, IMBEL. In 2015, OCOP has provisions to receive another 2,000 rifles of this 5.56 mm caliber rifle. The Armed Forces also expects delivery of a prototype 7.62 mm caliber rifle, which is made by the Brazilian company, IMBEL. “These companies train a first group of Military service members, whom we call knowledge multipliers. They are responsible for subsequently providing instruction to Army personnel,” Col. Rossi said. Good! It’s about time… Armored vehicles recovered by the Army Acquiring both new, unarmored vehicles and renovating older armored vehicles are important components of the effort to modernize the Army’s fleet under OCOP. Armed Forces personnel update M113B armored vehicles and transform them into M113A2 Mk1 vehicles, which are deployed to transport personnel. Each can carry up to 12 Soldiers and a driver; these vehicles are versatile, capable of operating in rough terrain in amphibious missions, and can reach high speeds on roadways. Troops are conducting the renovations at the 5th Military Region’s Regional Maintenance Park in Curitiba, Paraná. Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives and challenges, as well as new developments in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features the Army Strategic Project OCOP. The ambitions of the Brazilian Army’s Strategic Project OCOP (Achieving Full Operational Capacity) — an initiative to transform Military operational units across the country — have escalated: federal government authorities have tripled the project’s initial budget and given it 13 additional years to accomplish its goals. Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives and challenges, as well as new developments in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features the Army Strategic Project OCOP. Until 2014, the project was called RECOP (Recovering Operational Capacity) and was scheduled to be in operation from 2012 to 2022; but on January 1, authorities extended the project through 2035 and increased its budget of 30 billion Brazilian reals (about $10 billion). “Within our list of priorities, the first item is to guarantee the mobility of the Ground Forces…,” clarified the 4th Army Deputy Chief of Staff, who added that the fleet modernization project has already reached 40 percent of its goal. All Brazilian Army Military operational units have been supplied with new vehicles. “Within our list of priorities, the first item is to guarantee the mobility of the Ground Forces…,” clarified the 4th Army Deputy Chief of Staff, who added that the fleet modernization project has already reached 40 percent of its goal. All Brazilian Army Military operational units have been supplied with new vehicles. Each of the vehicles that become part of the Ground Forces fleet were made in Brazil. One was developed specifically at the request of OCOP: A 10-ton 6×6 vehicle to support traction of 155 mm howitzers, in addition to being able to transport engineering material. The company MAN is responsible for delivering 120 of these vehicles, which will help modernize the Army’s fleet. The companies supplying the weapons will provide initial training, said Colonel Elivaldo João Rossi, supervisor of the OCOP strategic project. The Army also purchased and is awaiting arrival of 11 Guardian 25 ships, built in the United States. The ships will be delivered to the Amazônia Military Command and will be used to patrol the border regions. Each ship is equipped with GPS, Sonar and radio, in addition to a post for a .50 machine gun and two posts for a 7.62 machine gun. The mortar weapons and the ships are expected to be delivered by August. Each of the vehicles that become part of the Ground Forces fleet were made in Brazil. One was developed specifically at the request of OCOP: A 10-ton 6×6 vehicle to support traction of 155 mm howitzers, in addition to being able to transport engineering material. The company MAN is responsible for delivering 120 of these vehicles, which will help modernize the Army’s fleet. “The goal is to move beyond modernization towards a transformation of our Military operational units, providing them with the systems and equipment necessary for modern combat,” said the 4th Army Deputy Chief of Staff. “This initiative is needed because technology is evolving very quickly. The project seeks to keep pace with that.” At that site, Armed Forces personnel reuse existing vehicle hulls, hatches, and ramps, and replace components such as engines, transmissions, and cooling systems. Soldiers have retooled 90 vehicles, and another 60 should be completed by July. Since Military authorities created the program in 2012, the federal government has provided OCOP 2 billion reals ($660 million), of which 1.5 billion reals ($500 million) was allocated to the purchase of ground vehicles. These funds were from the federal government’s Accelerated Equipment Growth Program, and facilitated the purchase of 8,500 vehicles in dozens of different models, from tankers to transport fuel to refrigerated vehicles. The Army also purchased and is awaiting arrival of 11 Guardian 25 ships, built in the United States. The ships will be delivered to the Amazônia Military Command and will be used to patrol the border regions. Each ship is equipped with GPS, Sonar and radio, in addition to a post for a .50 machine gun and two posts for a 7.62 machine gun. The mortar weapons and the ships are expected to be delivered by August. Ships, rifles, and mortar weapons Since Military authorities created the program in 2012, the federal government has provided OCOP 2 billion reals ($660 million), of which 1.5 billion reals ($500 million) was allocated to the purchase of ground vehicles. These funds were from the federal government’s Accelerated Equipment Growth Program, and facilitated the purchase of 8,500 vehicles in dozens of different models, from tankers to transport fuel to refrigerated vehicles. The companies supplying the weapons will provide initial training, said Colonel Elivaldo João Rossi, supervisor of the OCOP strategic project. “These companies train a first group of Military service members, whom we call knowledge multipliers. They are responsible for subsequently providing instruction to Army personnel,” Col. Rossi said. Among the weapons OCOP is providing are the IMBEL A2 (IA2) assault rifle, a 5.56 mm caliber weapon. The initiative acquired the first lot of 1,500 of these rifles in 2013; it’s a personal firearm for close combat that replaces the FN FAL model (light automatic rifle), adopted by the Army 50 years ago. They’re each one kilogram lighter than the FN FAL model, and have a greater firing capacity, with a 30-round magazine — 10 more than the FN FAL. Troops used IMBEL A2 rifles to provide security during the 2014 World Cup. last_img read more

More than 6,2 million kuna is being invested in the construction of breakwaters and the installation of pontoons in the port of Poreč

first_imgThe Port of Poreč Authority continues to invest in the Poreč waters, and will start the construction of the Barbaran breakwater immediately after the New Year. The plan is to build a pier and set up a pontoon in the port of Poreč, in front of the city administration building with the aim of relieving the port in the season, and this is an investment in the amount of 1.480.000 kuna from the Port Authority’s own funds. Of this amount, 130 kuna is also planned for the installation of electricity and water cabinets in the sports port of Poreč. The deadline for performing the works after obtaining the necessary permits is 000 days.   Photo / Source: Poreč Port Authority The amount of the investment is HRK 4.785.981 without VAT, and the funds are provided from the own revenues of the Port Authority, the County of Istria and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, reports the Port of Poreč and adds that the deadline for completion is 135 days. job.  It is a project that will make a breakwater that will protect the port of Poreč from northwest and west winds, as previously made a breakwater between the cliffs of Sarafel and the mainland. last_img read more

Narangba development to boost housing stocks in Queensland’s fastest growing region

first_imgAn artists impression of one of the homes available at Pointcorp’s Amity development in Narangba.Pointcorp director Chris Vitale said they chose Narangba for several reasons, including the fact that it sat within the fastest growing council region in Queensland – Moreton Bay.“The region has robust population growth statistics, good infrastructure, and our site is within easy reach of North Lakes and its shopping precinct,” he said.“We are the second rail stop from Petrie and will be close to the under-construction University of Sunshine Coast campus, which is expected to support 6000 jobs and 10,000 students. It was also an attractive location for buyers and investors as many of the nearby developments are almost complete.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAn artists impression of one of the homes available at Pointcorp’s Amity development in Narangba.The latest Census data shows Narangba’s population grew by almost 14.5 per cent between 2011 and 2016, with state leaders tipping a 40 per cent population growth within 20 years. The area is popular with families, with a median age of 32 years – five years less than the state average.Residents also reported a slightly higher employment rate, with workers taking home almost $100 a week more than their Queensland counterparts.Mr Vitale said he hoped first home buyers, in particular, would take a look at the development, with renters in nearby developments paying as much if not more than they would in mortgage repayments at Amity. “That is why we are offering a range of packages starting from $398,000 up to $650,000 … so we can attract a diverse range of interest,” he said. Artists impression of Amity at NarangbaJust 34km north of Brisbane, this suburb of rural origins is undergoing a residential renaissance.Amity – a joint venture between Pointcorp and the Dahua Group – will deliver 467 house and land packages over 10 stages at Narangba, with an expected end value of $222 million.It marks a coming of age for Narangba, which has, until relatively recently, taken a back seat to North Lakes and Mango Hill. Since opening its display village on October 17, the developer has been inundated with inquiries, receiving 159 calls within the first week. An artists impression of one of the homes available at Pointcorp’s Amity development in Narangba.The development will be constructed with families in mind, with lush green parklands, pathways and architecturally-designed homes to be key features.Its proximity to the CBD (38km), the Sunshine Coast (70km) and Westfield North Lakes, Costco and Ikea (9km), plus the airport, education facilities, major transport corridors, and Moreton Bay, are also expected to be major drawcards. The homes have been architecturally-designed with premium finishes.High ceilings and elegant flooring flow throughout, connecting indoors with outdoors and living space with landscaped gardens, maximising sunlight and views.Outside, individual landscaped gardens will connect to create idyllic landscapes.Development manager Chris Rivers said civil works had started at the site, with the individual lots expected to be marked out by the end of January.“We expect actual house building to start early next year, with the first homes completed around May or June, everything going to plan.”Mr Vitale said interest in the development had already been very strong, with the first contract issued on October 23.“I would expect about 20 more within the fortnight,” he said.last_img read more

Ferdinand enjoys title style

first_img He added: “We have won it outright and we have won it comfortably.” There were some who felt United might struggle to recover from the trauma they suffered last season, especially given the finance available to City boss Roberto Mancini. But those doubters reckoned without the extreme determination within the Old Trafford camp, and the focus derived from Sir Alex Ferguson, who has now won an incredible 13 championships, the same number as Arsenal have managed in their entire history. “It just shows the resilience and attitude the manager has instilled in us,” said Ferdinand. “A lot of teams would probably have fallen away. “We played Liverpool a couple of seasons ago when they were fighting for the title, we beat them and got to the league before them and they’ve not been seen since. “That shows the mentality and character that this club has.” United wrapped up their 20th championship with four games to spare thanks to a 3-0 win over Aston Villa. It ended City’s brief reign as England’s top dogs, and helped the Red Devils erase the memory of what happened 12 months previously, when Sergio Aguero’s injury-time effort won the Premier League for City seconds after United had concluded their own campaign. There has been nothing like the thrills this time around, with United establishing a comfortable advantage on the back of a series of key victories away from Old Trafford. And Ferdinand is relishing the ease with which dominance has been re-established, saying: “It’s always sweet when you win the title and it’s nice to do it here, in the right way and in style, not on goal difference.” Press Associationcenter_img Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United’s title cruise compares favourably with the last-ditch manner of Manchester City’s triumph last season.last_img read more