Lists this year are all over the place, a lot of main stream rap, a ton of half baked selections, really good techno and a happy surprise to see a lot less of the soft boy beat stuff that clogged up the festivals, which makes me overwhelmingly happy. Here’s a few musicians that most of you know but made my year very enjoyable because of a DJ set, live set or a very well done short documentary about them, enjoy!
Salt is an ongoing new project from David Burdeny, a Canadian photographer hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Reminds me a lot of Edward Burtynsky’s Australian Mine project (link). Aerial photography exploring human environmental impacts is disturbing, yet never ceases to awe and amaze me.
More of Burdney’s work can be seen on his website, as well as in person at various gallies around the world (see ‘representatives’ page).
Its always perfect to have a musician share his or her ideas while albums come out or they’ve been MIA, there’s this honesty that lingers in the detail and melodies that makes you wonder if the LPs are a bit too built up or too much to express a clear idea compared to a song that isn’t tied to anything.