This doesn’t need much of an introduction, its a best of list that we’ve been doing for years, the great thing about them is that i’ve made them into a nice 10 track playlist for you. I hope you enjoy, remember you don’t have to agree with me, I hope I turn you onto some new music by the end of it.
#50 Holden – Some Respite
#49 Airbird & Napolian – In The Zone
#48 Orphan – Most Is Missing
#47 Miles – Loran Dreams
#46 Gonno – Are You Asleep
#45 Atoms For Peace – Default
#44 Bonobo – Cirrus
#43 Monte – True
#42 Queens – Cables
#41 Almunia – The Magician
Did an interview with The Great Discontent. Talked about the relationship between design and music and the making of the new Tycho album.
No clue how I got to 2013 without seeing Kazumasa Nagai’s work. Truly inspiring. Who are the posters artists doing this caliber of work today? Do you think the poster-as-artform medium is dying?
Via Pink Tentacle
Photograph by Francis Anderson
Monday is the best day for this kind of music, proper New Age updated, I hope to hear more from Nicolas Makelberge, composition wise he’s fusing together some real beauties.
A real gentle one from Doldrums, loving the second half, I was expecting something more harsh or poppy after his huge touring stretch in 2013.
I posted this song before by Dark Sky but it was only a clip, needed to share and revisit the full version, this sort of defines the best of the deep tech-house genre for me.
Prins Thomas remixing Komon & Appleblim, stellar as always, opens up really nicely.
So I met photographer Jeremy Cowart years ago and just like most of the people that get the chance to meet him, I was instantly inspired. His huge heart and love for art and people is obvious. One thing that has always impressed me about Jeremy is his ability to make an idea come to life. He thinks it and then he does it. That’s why when he told me he had an idea for an app I was instantly intrigued. So try to follow this… Jeremy the idea guy had an idea, that idea came to life as an app that helps you create and share ideas. It’s called OKDOTHIS and it’s awesome. I’ve had the opportunity to beta test the app for the last few months and I am kind of addicted. Basically everything begins with an idea which they call a “do” – you submit your “do” to its proper category and then anyone in the community can also do the “do”… and the “do’s” are unlimited. I highly recommend this super fun photo sharing app!
DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE
Post by Pope Saint Victor.
I don’t have much info on Dublin producer Clu but i’m really intrigued and want to hear more. It’s like a light beer version of Lone.
New Bibio coming in January 2014, everyone please settle down! PRE-ORDERS at Bleep.
**Can’t stop listening to that Bibio track, ok………..once more and then i’ll keep writing.
Hatchback dubs out an old favorite of mine, chops off about 10 minutes from the original, let that winter beard grow.
Sorry to switch gears here but wait its worth your time. We all need some lo-fi soft grunge/gaze to clear the palette.
Todd Terje is back with a pair of heavy hitters, loving the artwork as always.
Do you want proper trance and you’ve worn out your Kaito albums? Petar Dundov is the next best thing, his album “Sailing Off The Grid” is flying too low under the radar.
Steve Moore is becoming my favorite find of 2013, he’s really thoughtful on his sound selection, every track is a piece of artwork.
First off, just realized Lopazz is part of Ame? that…makes a lot of sense actually. Second, i’m soo happy some reworked this track, I play the original out a lot and it needs a break.
Uwe Schmidt aka Atom TM designed most if not all of the inserts for his legendary techno imprint Rather Interesting under the credits “design sampling by linger decoree”. The CD booklet for Midisport – 14 Footballers in Milk Chocolate is a favorite example of the deadpan humor, fearless oddity and demonstrative detail found throughout the Rather Interesting catalog both visually and musically.
A beautifully shocking portrait that we love. I still always look twice when shuffling through house crates. From 1997, the ‘Monsieur Guy a Paris’ mix of Acacia’s Maddening Shroud from this 12″ remix ep is a perfectly cunning piece of french house.
We love Ariel Pinks drawings of detailed sexual dysmorphia. The original drawing used for the My Molly 7″ is in Austin’s personal art collection. Here Ariel musically clones a song by an asexual man with “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” (Smiths cover).
Donald Byrd (Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II, Detroiter 1932-2013) leans suavely aloof behind his spaceage sportscar on the cover of A New Perspective. This is a favorite cover by graphic designer Reid Miles who created all of the Blue Note album covers in its first 10 years of existence thereby inventing the classic look of the legendary jazz label. Ironically Reid Miles did not particularly like jazz.
The art for Plexure by Plunderphonics (John Oswald) which blends the defiant stances of Bobby Brown, Bruce Springsteen and Garth Brooks is an icon of the “audio piracy as compositional prerogative” movement. This is Urge (Marianne Faith No Morrissey).
Once in a while we have artists that we post about Guest Post music they’re listening to. Today we did something a little different had Jensen Sportag share their favorite album covers.
Jensen Sportag’s “Stealth Of Days” is out now on Cascine, available on vinyl.