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Moviola

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There are at least two artists with this name:
1. Indie rock band from Columbus, OH
2. Alias of Argentine musician, composer, and producer Gustavo Santaolalla

1)Indie rockers Moviola formed in Columbus where core members Ted Hattemer, Jake Housh, Jerry Dannemiller, and Scotty Tabachnick were all students at Ohio State University. The band released their first album in 1992 and quickly became mainstays on the local scene. They continued to live and work in Ohio, releasing more albums and becoming a true local band. Moviola's lo-fi recording techniques are reminiscent of other Ohio bands, such as Guided By Voices and Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, but their music is distinguished by its strong melodies and superior songwriting. In addition, all four members switch off instruments and vocal duties giving Moviola a variety of different sounds and moods. A mixture of ragged intensity and smart, well-crafted pop – at times an uneasy mixture – pervaded Moviola's debut EP, Frantic, which was released in 1992. The band's full-length debut, The Year You Were Born, emerged three years later, featuring a much tighter sound, and generated a small buzz. Moviola responded by changing labels and releasing the ambitious, sprawling GlenEchoAutoHarp in 1997. Increasingly difficult to pigeonhole, the band's Durable Dream came out in 1999, featuring a much more spare, abstracted sound. The constant evolution of Moviola's can be traced clearly to the band's abundance of creative voices. On the band's first recordings, Hatterner handled the bulk of the songwriting. With each time out, though, Moviola's other members were contributing more and more. The release of Rumors of the Faithful in 2001 shows the culmination of this process. The group shared songwriting duties equally – in addition they added Greg Bonnell on drums – with the end result being their most complete, durable album to date.

2)Moviola aka Gustavo A. Santaolalla (b. 1952, El Palomar, Buenos Aires province) is an Academy Award winning Argentine musician, producer and composer whose musical style frequently combines elements of rock, soul, African rhythms and Latin American folk. He is now one of the most sought after producers in the Latin American scene.

Santaolalla transferred his musical efforts to film soundtracks in the late 1990s, producing albums for the films Amores Perros, 21 Grams and The Motorcycle Diaries. Currently based in California where he first moved in 1978, he contributed to the instrumental music for the soundtrack to the 2005 Ang Lee film, Brokeback Mountain, from which the "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" song won the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Santaolalla has received a 2006 Academy Award for Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) for Brokeback Mountain. His most recent work is featured on the soundtrack for the movie Babel, which has been directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who also directed the movie 21 Grams.

In addition to his film work, Santaolalla has acted as the producer of Gaby Kerpel's Carnabailito and co-produced the Kronos Quartet's Nuevo, an album which renders homage to the rich musical heritage of Mexico. He has also been part of the resurgent neo-tango movement, as prime mover behind the Bajofondo Tango Club collective.


Moviola has published photos.
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