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Medications+Daedelus+Astronomer+Dibiase

Posted by Jakub

Cover art by: Mark Weaver


For the new Medications album they picked up Mark Weaver to do the art, I think it came out great, one of the best covers i’ve seen all year. I think it sits perfect with this song Brasil ’07 which is on a Sea and Cake, Lemon Jelly, etc vibe.

I was going to post some more Daedelus then this along with an interview or guest post but he never returned my emails so his loss, which is a bummer, here’s my favorite track from the new LP entitled Righteous Fists of Harmony. What a great month for beats! this, Bonobo, Mux Mool and Free The Robots, pretty on point.

I’ve grabbed up as much of this Glasser stuff as I can, the remixers seem to be more up my alley over the originals which isn’t a bad thing. I like a good 9 minute track with girl vox sometimes that isn’t trying to tear my face off.

The best name in hip hop since Silkk The Shocker is Mr. Dibiase hands down, Mux Mool put me onto him, sounds like Blackalicious playing video games at Barcade(for the Brooklyn readers).

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Phil Ashcroft

Posted by Alex




Big fan of these paintings by Phil Ashcroft

The unknown is a space at once fascinating and fearful by mankind’s technological advances and the romantic notion that there still lies undiscovered elements to the world in which we live. A derelict hospital, oil depots, nuclear power stations, the abominable snowman; collectively these semi-surreal settings and cartoon-like motifs appear as mysterious manifestations, phenomena both real and imagined. link

via Changethethought

Spirituals + Light Asylum + Ross 154 + Sega

Posted by Jakub


Some of you might have bought the new Caribou record this week and want more or even prefer the old Manitoba sound well a nice new LP from Spirituals can fill this void in your life very quickly. The self titled LP from Spirituals has beautiful melodic swells and full of surprising light drives and builds using everything from woodblocks and warm organs.

The drums may remind you of Phil Collins and her vocals might hint at a tougher Annie Lennox and the synths might have picked up where Q Lazzarus(Goodbye Horses aka the song from Silence Of The Lambs) left off but there is one thing for sure this sound collected is new and fresh.

This is a rough rip from youtube so please excuse the quality but if I could say it does add a little charm to this track. Ross 154 is Newworldaquarium a Danish musical genius in my mind if you followed him on labels like MOS or Delsin. Using classic sequencing of underground raw Chicago House and Aphex Twim SAW like melodies makes me feel like i’m glowing every time I hear it.

Reaching deep into my archives I had to pull this out, maybe the best game ever for the Sega Genesis was Sonic The Hedgehog but soundtrack wise Streets Of Rage 2 was untouchable, here is a intro track that some people say was just be a rip of Enigma‘s Sadeness but the melody added on top of it always made my 12 year old nod.

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200 Year Kalendar





Calendars to me have always been items that I tell myself to use, but rarely do. However, I think that would change if I had this beautifully designed 200 year calendar by Sonner, Vallée u. Partner–a Munich, Germany based design studio.

This calendar was letterpress printed on a thick, 220lb cotton stock and is approximately 16.5 x 11.6 inches in size (click images to see larger).

Images via Beast Pieces.

Qubik

Posted by Alex






Qubik Design is a graphic studio based in Leeds UK. I like everything about these pieces except the color. The layout and type compositions I find very interesting; personally I just don’t prefer the chosen hues of green, blue or gold. Otherwise I think this work is fantastic. Especially that first one! I also like how clean and organized their site is. I’m starting to appreciate this much more now as a writer; recently I’ve come upon a number of sites that are so poorly laid out I give up researching, even if the work is amazing.

Newworldaquarium: The Dead Bears [2008]

Posted by Jakub


Jakub why do you post music like Avon Sparkle that sounds like the matchless soundtrack to a late night exploration of Africa’s west coast shoreline you may ask? or expect us to melt and mold with the warm of Kirana’s Lament that might make us feel like were on vacation in a humid jungle that has us surrounded by sugar cane and panthers? how do you expect us to be able to listen to NoworldbutU when the molasses pace might only be perfect when i’ve fallen asleep in a dark room in the afternoon on a sunny day where I lay there listening and stare at the dust floating by in the sunlight that is leaking in? well I just thought you might like something different for this late night post.

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