• 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE STORMY SEAS OF AN ARTIST
  • Saying Together Forever, Breaking Up Never: PARRA
  • DREAMERS by Chris Hoare
  • Embracing Skyscrapers: EAST INDIA YOUTH
  • Put Down Your Phone, Lie Back and Concentrate: THE ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL
  • A celestial dissonance: TIM HECKER
  • Don’t Call Me Baby: SEPTEMBER GIRLS
  • Open up the window to your mind: JACCO GARDNER
  • ALLISON SCHULNIK: EAGER at ZieherSmith
  • Nothing, Lucilius, is Ours, Except Time: A Mixtape

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE STORMY SEAS OF AN ARTIST

There are documentaries that simply celebrate the career of an artist and others, on the contrary, that look for missing parts to most people, emphasizing all the narrative jumps or holes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saying Together Forever, Breaking Up Never: PARRA


Dutch artist, graphic designer and musician Parra exploits the inexhaustible possibilities of Pop art and comic tradition to create a new interest in the way we perceive modern relationships. His distinctive, colourful hand-drawn style and his constant experimentation with new subjects and media have led the artist to exhibit around the globe, producing paintings, drawings and porcelain sculptures for renowned galleries and brands, such as NIKE, InCase, Vans and Kidrobot. Co-founder of the apparel label Rockwell Clothing and member of the electronic band Le Le, Parra is currently exhibiting new paintings and drawings at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

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DREAMERS by Chris Hoare


 
English photographer Chris Hoare takes us inside Bristol’s underground Hip-Hop scene in his three year photo story entitled “Dreamers”. A nice, plain and genuine body of photographs now gathered into a limited-edition photobook depicting the city, its leading artists, its vivacious and rapidly growing music scene. Read the rest of this entry »

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Embracing Skyscrapers: EAST INDIA YOUTH


 
Almost a year ago, we were introduced to the sound of a young London based musician, William Doyle, aka East India Youth, whose debut ep “Hostel” was so good that forced The Quietus’ Luke Turner to start a label only to release it. Even if William was not necessarily unknown to the scene – he had previously played in Doyle and the Fourfathers – under the East India Youth moniker, he seemed to have developed a (mostly electronic) music free from genres and conventions, a deliberately inconsistent creative process, in which every new song is not forced to match in tone and influences with what has already been composed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Put Down Your Phone, Lie Back and Concentrate: THE ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL


 
We first heard about The Eccentronic Research Council after reading a review of their first record 1612 Underture. The review spiked our interest with words like: moog, library music, witchcraft, krautrock. Since then we’ve listened to everything they’ve produced. Their latest effort Magpie Billy & The Egg That Yolked (A Study Of The Northern Ape In Love), self-released a month ago through their Bandcamp, is a perfect and fitting collaboration with the British actress Maxine Peake. We reached out to Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer and asked them few questions about the new record, their favorite machines/instruments, and future projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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A celestial dissonance: TIM HECKER


 
There is electronic music and electronic music. Canadian sound artist Tim Hecker surely belongs to the latter. For over fifteen years now, he has produced works which could be evocative and brutal, playing with the idea of melody and noise, of tone and texture, giving the ambient genre the challenge to reshape ambience itself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Call Me Baby: SEPTEMBER GIRLS

September Girls. A name that’s been popping up in our list of bands to follow for quite some time now. Since releasing an ultra-limited cassette on Soft Power Records, the Dublin five-piece (Paula Cullen, Caoimhe Derwin, Lauren Kerchner, Jessie Ward and Sarah Grimes) kept showing they have the songs – releasing no less than six singles in the space of two years -, the gang mentality, and most of all the sound, which could be described as garage noir, combining the reverb-filled heaven (or hell, depending which side you’re on) of The Jesus And The Mary Chain with the bittersweet melodies of 60s girl group sounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Open up the window to your mind: JACCO GARDNER

Among many musical delightful surprises in the last year, the arrival of 25-year old Jacco Gardner has been surely the most unexpected and rewarding one. Hailing from Zwaag in the Netherlands and passionately in love with late 60′s psychedelic baroque pop, Gardner spent years in his own studio, writing songs that not only evoke the spirit of that era but actually sound like that optimistism never went away, and recording them with a confidence very few young musicians have. Hapsichord, mellotron, guitar, clarinet, flute, keyboards: you name it, he plays it. Read the rest of this entry »

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ALLISON SCHULNIK: EAGER at ZieherSmith


 
Allison Schulnik (reviewed) has just opened her second solo exhibition at ZieherSmith in New York. Entitled Eager, the show features the world premiere of her fourth animated film since 2000, Eager (watch it below), along with related paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nothing, Lucilius, is Ours, Except Time: A Mixtape


 
So here we are in 2014 trying to stick to one of our new year’s resolutions: dropping a new mixtape more often. There is so much music we love out there (most of the times not necessarily new) and we really enjoy to compile our all-time favorites and new discoveries and share them with you. So don’t be shy, press play and let us know what you think. Read the rest of this entry »

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