Just came across this great Flickr set of The Canadian Architect covers from 1964-67, designed by Laszlo Buday.
Also, sorry for the abscence of this weeks’s Weekend Inspiration post. I’ve been helping out Tycho with the first leg of this summer tour dates, so haven’t had much time to post, but next Friday it’s back to business as usual.
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James has posted a very nice collection of logos from the Canadian Design Recource. Link
When will it end? Apparently never. I think it’s time I just give in and nominate the Canadians as completely owning the mid-late 70′s. The more I look at this sort of design, the more I realize how much it has influenced my own style. It’s funny because I don’t remember really being aware of design when I was younger and I certainly wasn’t fortunate enough to be alive (much less conscious) during the ’76 games. I guess these sorts of things just kind of seep in to your consciousness over the years through random, passing exposure without you completely realizing or understanding it’s impact.
At any rate, I envision my dream space as a large, concrete floored, open room with 3 story ceilings, all white, with these printed massive banner size hanging all along one side. I think the other side would be wood paneled in a light walnut with a flush installed Bang & Olufsen circa 1976 Beo system right in the center. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of vintage Hermann Miller, some Dieter Rams-designed Braun appliances here and there and things would be starting to look right. Maybe a wax figurine of Jakub in his ATMSPHR promo photo get-up and Jarvis Cocker glasses would be encased in a Perspex cylinder somewhere, perhaps animatronics would be involved, budget permitting.
Jam City pushes away from the Night Slugs club usuals and embarks on a more experimental emotion, I definitely have it on repeat.
Expecting a slow disco Woolfy single and stumbled on this happy accident from Canadian producer Wolfey. He has that deep melodic house groove that captures that live take from a session, raw and smooth heat.
TEIFII & IZELIKA collab for a compilation by SOMICO, SOMICO is an electronic music collective for artists age 18 and under. Laying the foundations for young artists futures. This is the stuff that makes me feel like kids under 18 should be allowed to sample music just to sort give them a deadline to get comfortable with production then give them a reason to switch up out of sampling to then recording.
Earlier this year, Rafael Anton Irisarri (aka The Sight Below) and his wife had all of their possessions stolen while moving across the country. This theft included Rafael’s gear and entire library of music and data.
Here’s a chance to help Rafael help rebuild and as a bonus, receive awesome music and art in the process.
Out of this awful situation comes lovely music already, please click the link above while you enjoy this Biosphere remix.
I try to catch every Nebraska track that comes out, some of the most visual disco that crosses over to indie rock and deep house easily. I find his approach always seems to come from a genuine knowledge of his sounds history, looking forward to more.
Beef Terminal is a Canadian guitarist that caught my ear via bandcamp, this song grabbed my ear because it was a bit looser than some of the Mark McGuire tracks and the reverb definitely has more space to roam around.
Not sure who the artist is on this but the new age whistling along with a jungle break is such a great combo.
Scott and I have been huge fans of Gardens & Villa since we heard them at a bar in Denver, CO during a Tycho tour so we’re happy be able to share their new album with you in full on ISO50. There’s always a place for a new act that will grow to the size of a band like Grizzly Bear and I think Gardens & Villa could be that band. I remember running across the Sasquatch Festival with some urgency a few years back and stopped in my tracks hearing “Star Fire Power” being played live, it felt like they should have been on the main stage with Bon Iver and Beck.
On a similar sound tip i’d say they sound like Small Black and the meat and potatoes of Youth Lagoon, maybe a sort of city born cousin of Midlake. Dunes has a drive to it but not for pop radio or just indie, they’re some sort of heartthrob that sits in between that is honest to themselves.
Dunes is out now on Secretly Canadian
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Photo credit: Neil Favila
Keeping the Colorvision series going here on the blog. Just some of the latest appealing music videos, found video, vintage revival footage.
King Krule: grabs that essence of urban youth and sharing it with a friend, soo well done without it feeling forced, trendy or marketed.
Braids: Subtle done right by this Canadian trio.
Blue Hawaii: One more from Braids leading lady Raphaelle Standell-Preston, jump to the second half, her and the singer from Diana are new favorites.
Spiegel: What a capture, I wish there was more footage of her like this.