Archive for March, 2012

CutLaserCut: We Make Your Ideas

Posted by Jakub

Many of us artists/designers/musicians love dreaming about our ideas becoming a physical piece that you can hold, touch, gift or make available for others to have. I really appreciate the printers, warehouses and studios that have to deal with our minds and files. So here’s to CutLaserCut, a well branded youthful laser cutting company that I dream of using someday soon, check out their Flickr and keep these physical type of companies close, I hope to see more creative uses of what they offer in the future and thats up to us.

F. Romeau + Holter + Cage & Aviary + Terje

Posted by Jakub

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If you want an easy to swallow hip album that you can listen to all the way thru that gets you more than a glimpse of whats going on in true House Music thats good and now then this Fort Romeau album is it. Track after track this album doesn’t disappoint on the listening end but I have some sample issues with it, if you’re from Detroit or Chicago or Berlin and you’ve been buying House records for the last 15 years then you’ll probably hear what i’m talking about.

I’ve not been able to hand select vocalists that I love ever, its still by a song by song basis, even Mark Kozelek, Bjork and Bill Corgan fall into this category. I do however love to share vocalists I do like more and more here on the blog. Julia Holter has one of those voices that I wouldn’t kick out of bed, it has that airy distance that isn’t showing off and is easily respectable. She experiments and also doesn’t grasp for your approval, you usually can’t even guess what is coming next.

^ Look at that album cover up there, I had to check this release out. I’m not sure what the whole story is behind this record is because the names of the tracks seem to be pairs of to different titles or musicians. I enjoyed this because I imagine this being the intro sound of a Gary Numan and Byrne/Eno live show that never happened.

If its Todd Terje it’s going on the blog, I have proof in the history to prove that, end of discussion.

Grimes + COYB + Dntel + Mirrorring

Posted by Jakub

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MUSIC POSTS ARE BACK FOR GOOD. Please excuse the vacation.

Like many i’ve been on a Grimes kick, Oblivion is a natural first love but my nostalgic tastes sway towards Genesis because of the Enya traits of the intro vocals.

One of my favorite vocal melodies has to be in this song, when Jannis sings “I try and have little fun, but stayin away would be smart, cause I would rather be alone, there’s no change in my heart“, get me every time, its even more powerful live.

Dntel is back channeling his earlier work, I hear some cut up Marumari which is a big YES in my book and you can’t hate that cover. Looks like Geotic will guest on it, should be solid and unique listen especially since DJ Koze is putting it out.

Kranky is on a roll this year, probably the hottest label to follow for beauty, its honestly sitting 4 or 5 levels higher than any label out there easily with there catalogs output the last 9 months. Only fitting they share the Grouper and Tiny Vipers collab with the world. If you need to introduce Drone music to a girl then this is your best bet guys.

Instagram Photo Favorites: 11th Edition

Posted by Jakub

le_blanc – Constantly offering perfectly treated architecture shots, doesn’t really need many more followers as you can see :).

robinmay – One of the ways I like to pick Instagramers is by finding accounts that aren’t personal but Robin has just that right amount to make it sharable, truly a great example of a labor of love on Instagram.

advand – i always like to pick an underdog each week, Advand has a great eye for framing glimpse and effecting it nicely.

In the comments below always leave us your @ name so we can check it out.

@iso50 – Scott
@heatheredpearls – Jakub

Nervous Structure

My good friend Alek Fin introduced me not too long ago to the Nervous Structure installations, while he was conducting some research on alternative ways of doing projections for his live show, and I’ve been hooked ever since (I one day plan on having one of these set up perminantly on one of the walls of my workspace or house).

Nervous Structure is a series of site-specific, interactive installations consisting of string and fabric structures illuminated with interactive computer graphics that react to the presence and motion of viewers and was developed by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza:

Annica Cuppetelli (USA) and Cristobal Mendoza (Venezuela) are artists and collaborators focusing on the creation of site-specific, multimedia installations that address issues of space, interaction, and materiality. Their installations combine traditional craft and common materials with interactive video projections and computational design processes, and they address the formal qualities of a given site while creating an immersive and participatory environment. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008, and Mendoza at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. They are based in Detroit, MI.

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ISO50 Presents Com Truise Ticket Giveaway

Posted by Jakub

Fri, March 23rd @ Glasslands Gallery

ISO50 and PopGun Present:




21+, Doors at 11:30pm

We are giving away 2 tickets(2 winners total) to tomorrow’s dance party in Brooklyn at Glasslands, the event page is here, if you’d like to win a ticket just comment below with your favorite Com Truise track name, make sure your email address is attached and we’ll pick a winners before the show.

Classic Techno 808 Programming Posters

Posted by Jakub

Program Your 808 via Rob Ricketts

These came out beautiful, i’m eyeing the Adonis one, anyone have one of these up at their place?

“A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key.”

Best of the Best Shuttle Footage

Posted by Scott

I’ve seen some of this footage before but never heard the commentary. The narrators go into some really interesting detail on the tech involved in capturing the film footage of Shuttle launches. Most of the footage is for review purposes but some is purely documentary. All of the footage is beautiful though. It amazed me that they still used film all the way up until the end of the Shuttle program. They’re also shooting at higher frame rates so you get some great slow motion in there.

The lenses used range all the way up to a 4000mm, 250lb., catadioptric for the medium range tracking system. The Shuttle program was undoubtedly one of the greatest technical achievements humankind will ever produce (and I’m guessing the last of it’s scale), so I suppose it’s fitting that it was documented with a 100+ camera array of some of the most sophisticated optics available.

This was part of a DVD put together detailing some of the best footage from the later Shuttle launches.

Full video is here (be sure to switch to the 720p version!)