Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen.
It follows singer Freddie Mercury’s life from his joining the band in 1970, to their Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985.
Directed by Bryan Singer, it is written by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and former Queen manager Jim Beach. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as creative and musical consultants on the film.
Seems to be the popular film of the moment, winning Golden Globes and BAFTA awards.
While the depictions of May, Deacon & Taylor were great, I couldn’t get on with Rami Malek’s depiction of Freedy Mercury. It looked like he was always munching on his false teeth with a variable accent.
The story roughly tells the Queen story, with exceptions that have been well documented. It starts and ends with the Live-Aid Concert in 1985. The re-creating of the 20 minute set was great, but it took 2 hours to get to it.
The film is doing well, with a budget of $55, it has currently made almost $800 million.
Perturbator is James Kent, a French electronic musician from Paris.
Kent has a background as a guitarist in several black metal bands. Since 2012, he has produced electronic music inspired by cyberpunk culture and with inspiration from movies like Akira, Ghost In The Shell and The Running Man.
He uses a variety of software synths in his productions, such as the emulators of old vintage synths like the OB-X or the CS-80. Since his debut EP Night Driving Avenger he has released four full-length albums.
The music is Synthwave, often dark and brooding but always a full-on synth-heavy sound. It’s like Symphonic Rock for synthesizers !
As the albums are free on bandcamp, they are probably the most popular in this genre.