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.
Improvised drone piece. Hohner D6 Clavinet, 80s delay/looper.
Probably like the 5th mix on the blog from Hatchback and the great guys at Dream Chimney, which doesn’t feel wrong in any way. I thought this mix was actually already up for some reason but I couldn’t find it. Dive into it, info below and close your eyes and imagine the cold weather is just air conditioning in your ocean view loft on Honolulu in 1991.
Mix of the Week #76 is a mix of unreleased Hatchback tracks in honor of the first ever limited vinyl release of Hatchback’s 2008 debut album ‘Colors of the Sun’ on Be With Records. A blissed-out 80-minute opus, its assured kaleidoscopic sound can only be described as ‘Cosmic-Krautrock-Disco.’
Double LP available now: bewithrecords.com/product/hatchbac…2lp-bewith009lp/
Wasted Brain: Hatchback Sessions 1999-2009
It’s something of a personal milestone to welcome Colors of the Sun to vinyl, so to celebrate the occasion, I dug into the archive to make a mix of unreleased material from the years leading up to and slightly beyond my first album. It means a lot to me that the Dream Chimney is hosting this mix, because the only place these tracks really ever existed outside of my iPod was on Track of the Day. It was really The Dream Chimney community, particularly Ryan Chimney and Clunkified (hugest thanks Sentrall), that kicked my jams off of the internet and onto a record. Also it wouldn’t been possible without the creative support of so many other Chimneys, especially Sorcerer, Elf, Carousel, Electronimo, and Home Chime. You guys are all kind buddies forever. Putting this together brought back a lot of sweet memories of my days in the Bay Area, in particular that sun-baked apartment in the trees above Lake Merritt. These tracks have likely remained unreleased for good reason, but I hope its worth a listen for old times sake.
clear my sky – 2002
the fox – 2005
white tigers – 2008
i call her molecule – 2000
plums – 1999
doppelgänger – 2004
player piano – 2004
sunstroke 76 – 2001
pelican flamingo – 2007
theme from weldon vermont – 2003
7:32 a.m. – 2003
spaceship earth – 2009
MODLBOI / modern man – 2004
More and more releases you’re waiting for slip right past you, this is what happened here. Body Boys debut was on repeat for a good bit, the overwhelming amount of releases that flood bandcamp and soundcloud are impossible to keep up with but luckily we have labels like Opal Tapes that keep their catalog up on Bandcamp so you can check in and catch up. What I love about Body Boys is the tone they set, confident haze is a hard thing to master, to separate yourself from the others and have people release your music is even a bigger hurdle. Excited to have this one on rotation for the winter.
The boys are back in town! Right when the chorus synth melody hit a wave of old memories splashed over me on how many great tracks they’ve written. Hell… i’m not going to lie right when the arp bass start at the beginning I became a Junior Boys fan again.
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Its been more than 3 years since we’ve received a full length from these fine psychedelic Pittsburgh dwellers. There’s something special about being a go-to for your signature sound for this many years. The sound to me is like stepping into a stand alone wooden closet in a stuffy dark class room in the mid 80’s and coming out the other side into a world that can’t be relived, explained or smelled ever again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Rural China must be an absolutely amazing place to visit and photograph. A sentiment Thierry Bornier must have said to himself before leaving his job as a Chief Financial Officer at an international fashion company in New York and traveling to China to start a new life.
…deep down I knew that number crunching could never satisfy my thirst for natural beauty and my love for photography.
And so, I gathered my courage and decided to see what my life would become if I did something I truly loved. I’ve never looked back.
Theirry, a French photographer specializing in capturing the landscapes of China, has been documenting the cascades of rice terraces in Yuanyang every year since permanently moving to China.
The winter temperatures here, although never freezing, are such that the terraces can only support one rice crop a year. After the harvest, from mid-September until mid-November depending on the elevation, the terraces are filled with water until April, when the planting begins.
From elevations as high as 6,500 feet, the terraces undulate down into the valleys, forming intricate patterns that mirror the clouds and the sky. The fusion of man and nature creates awe-inspiring beauty, and I love the patterns and the diversity of colours that can be found at each site.
You can see more of Theirry’s work on his website: thierrybornier.net where he offers week long photography workshops in rural China beginning in February of next year.
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An instant classic for Bibio’s growing discography, it reminds me of what he started off making but no more lo-fi, same feeling but dug up from the dry soil.
Beautifully dusty and complex, this mix from Broken Deck has all sorts gems on it from Patten’s rework of Caribou to Voxer which is another single from Broken Deck’s EP. We premiered his single Outmodeled earlier this month if you missed it.
1. The Cyclist – Makeshift
2. Jam City – Gee
3. Caribou – Sun (Patten remix)
4. Rezzett – Yayla
5. Huerco S – Press On
6. Lee Gamble – Mimas Skank
7. Broken Deck – Voxer