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Atelier Olschinsky Studio

Posted by Jakub





We’ve featured Atelier Olschinsky before for their fantastic photography and I have to bring it back and share the illustration end as well because there’s just soo much to look at and admire. After you’re finished with the work above just take a second and look over their portfolio below, it’s well worth your time.

Atelier Olschinsky on Cargo Collective

Optigram

Great work by Manuel Sepulveda, better known as Optigram, who is a London based graphic designer, art director, and record label owner (Citinite) responsible for many of Hyperdub‘s record-sleeve designs. He’s also apparently worked with Warp and Planet Mu. Really enjoy his use of color and geometric patterns.

Posted by B3PO

Young Montana+Knxwledge+CFCF+Z. Christ

Posted by Jakub


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I always laugh at Boards Of Canada comparisons, where do you personally draw the line? does this sound like them to you? I can hear someone thinking it about this song, I can smell the gears turning in their heads but in all honesty I think this track is one of more fresh sounding uses of vintage synths coming from “Beat Music”, a job well done by Mr. Young Montana?

I wish this Knxwledge track was #1 on the pop music charts.

Probably the most exciting producer that dabbles in house music and quickly pulls himself right out and just focuses on composition is CFCF. Lately, he really hasn’t touched on anything bright enough for the dancefloor but continually is coming up with the most enjoyable listens.

I’d have a lot more faith in the youth if it was just a bunch of Zach Christ’s making beats, with his latest remix he never makes it too complex for your brain to follow along. Thats really important to me these days because off beat textured percussive pulses are being pushed to their limits.

Immersive Cocoon and The Making Of

Posted by Charles

Keir Dullea encounters a mysterious object, in a scenario reminiscent of the penultimate scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey that he appeared in over forty years ago.

For the 2001 : A Space Odessey fans that we probably all are, the faux trailer or commercial, Immersive Cocoon. This piece has been out for a while, but I recently came across the Making Of video. It really gives great perspective on not only how this was made, but the large amount of CG work that was done in the piece. Have a watch of Immersive Cocoon above, then the Making Of below.

The Blog is Back!

Posted by Scott


So as many of you long-time readers may have noticed the blog has been a little slow over the past six or so months, especially when commenting on posts. Well thanks to help from the brilliant Karl Peterson of Sidearm Design (who was also involved in the excellent Red Moon project) things are ticking along again. Commenting should be pretty speedy and overall site response time should be much quicker.

You may have also noticed that we had been posting less often over the past few months. Most of the team at one time or the other were on the road for the various Tycho tours and things slipped a bit. Although we will be touring extensively over the summer, we have some new people on board and have added some functionality on the admin side to make posting from the road a little easier, so the content should be flowing steadily again. We also have some new features (finally an HTML5 audio player for streaming playlists and music posts to iDevices etc.) and columns planned for the near future so keep an eye out for those.

As always we really appreciate your support and readership; we hope that in the years to come we can continue to grow our little community here.

Trentemoller + H Chip + Lemonade + Estate

Posted by Jakub


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What a rework by Trentemoller, only a true talent can keep the emotional tie to the original. This moody loop could go on for an hour and i’d not even think once to turn it off, perfect amounts of rhythm especially the last minute, I want an extended version, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

With Hot Chip members floating around doing their own thing you’d wonder if the quality is going to slip? it hasn’t and they’ve only bulked up there live presence with Flutes. The only issue is its stealing from the core of Kompakt, Areal and Border Community’s bread and butter from 5+ years ago.

A lot of music thats coming out these days that has romantic connection with the softer side of pop in the 80s is good but Lemonade seems to be doing it the best with their single Neptune, I hope they get the same or if not more love than the new Tanlines album.

Sometimes when bands leave off a song from an album you’d have your doubt on quality or consistency, with Real Estate I didn’t see that happening so when I grabbed up this b-side I wasn’t surprised to like it from start to finish. See for yourself……………told ya.