A few months ago, I was asked this simple question: “Would you want to shoot their portrait?”
Looking back, this is the moment when all the dominoes started to fall. I’ve always had something to say, but I felt as if the message wasn’t getting through. Shooting portraits has finally given me the platform to vocalize my vision, and since then it’s been pretty insane. I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate and share experiences with some of the most amazing people. The best part? I’ve made lifelong friends, all because I just took someone’s photograph.
2014 – An unforgettable year, revisited here.
– Chad Kamenshine
01. Pascäal – Holo
02. Shigeto – Tide Pools
03. Anenon – Grapevine
04. Heathered Pearls – Supra
05. Babe Rainbow – Don’t Tell Me I’m Wrong
06. Dauwd – Kolido
07. Patricia – Spotting
08. Lord RAJA – Spilt Out In Cursive
09. CFCF – Oil
10. Feral – Mirror
11. Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler – I Only Have Eyes For You
12. AceMo – Futurism
13. Nautiluss – Lonely Planet
Legend has it that Brian Eno’s concept of ambient music came to him while laid up in a hospital bed after an automobile accident in the ’70s. A friend brought him some records, playing them too low to be properly heard, and Eno couldn’t get out of bed to adjust the volume. While the record spun softly, Eno’s idea for music you could ignore as easily as you could give it your full attention, like a sort of sonic wallpaper, was born. It’s in that spirit of quiet isolation that Ghostly International, in association with Adult Swim, shares Ghostly Swim 2, our way of giving listeners a space to get away from the manic holiday bustle.
For those keeping track at home, Ghostly is wrapping up its 15th anniversary as an Ann Arbor/Brooklyn-based indie. 2014 has seen the company soundtracking video games (Playstation’s Hohokum), collaborating with awesome companies like Warby Parker and VOID watches, and clearing 300 releases of forward-thinking music with records from Tycho, Com Truise, and HTRK. What better way to end this banner year than to revisit one of our favorite partnerships from the past decade and a half?
Released in 2008, Ghostly Swim was praised for its adventurous survey of exploratory dance and pop music. Our curatorial focus has shifted this time around, moving further inward (spiritually) and outward (as far as our roster goes) to reflect the electronic underground in all of its hazy and vibrant experimentalism. Ghostly Swim 2 is a document of textured ambient zone-outs and woozy, granular house and techno that will help you find some downtime away from The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. So sit back, lower the volume, and enjoy our selections.
Happy holidays to everyone. So much to be thankful for this year and so much gratitude for all the love and support you’ve shown us.
Donner Creek. A7r / FE 4/24-70 ZA
Tycho – Vice Mix
Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds
Apparat – Arcadia
Tstewart – Untitled
Bonobo – Flashlight
Jamie XX – Girl
Dreams – Bloodsport
Howlings – Hearing Voices
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Dusty Brown – Hide No Signs
Caribou – Silver
Blackhall & Bookless – Kevins Spacey (Virginia Remix)
Dauwd – Moiety
Beacon – Fault Lines (Dauwd Remix)
Spoon – Inside Out (Tycho Remix)
TYCHO AWAKE AUSTRALIA / ASIA TOUR 2015
30 DEC | Marion Bay, AU | Falls Music and Arts Festival
31 DEC | Lorne, AU | Falls Music and Arts Festival
01 JAN | Sydney, AU | Field Day
02 JAN | Byron Bay, AU | Falls Music and Arts Festival
04 JAN | Busselton, AU | Southbound
08 JAN | Melbourne, AU | The Hi-Fi
10 JAN | Sydney, AU | The Hi-Fi
14 JAN | Kuala Lumpur, MY | Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
15 JAN | Singapore, SP | Victoria Theatre
16 JAN | Hong Kong, HK | Music Zone @ E-Max
17 JAN | Shanghai, CH | Mao Livehouse
20 JAN | Beijing, CH | Yu Gong Yi Shan
23 JAN | Taipei, TW | The WALL Live House
24 JAN | Seoul, KO | Rolling hall
29 JAN | Tokyo, JP | O-East
30 JAN | Nagoya, JP | Quattro
31 JAN | Osaka, JP | Soma
03 FEB | Manila, PH | The Theater at Solaire Resort
Photo by Moiré
We have our staple artists for the year all over the internet in Caribou, Aphex Twin, FKA Twigs, Todd Terje, I mean the list goes on. I wanted to bring forward my most listened to artists that kept the year in music enjoyable that might have been overshadowed or they just have an exciting path that they’re on that I wanted to share.
Please list yours in the comments, love seeing the readers lists.
#10. Leon Vynehall
#9. Lee Bannon
#7. Huerco S.
#6. Yung Lean
#5. TIE: Mark Barrott & Young Marco
#3. Torn Hawk
#2. Daniel Avery
#1. Galcher Lustwerk
Happy to announce that just in time for the holidays we’ve brought back the ISO50 Studio Editions.
It’s been a big project.
With Scott so busy with touring, the moving of the design studio to Dijital Fix, and the launch of the new album, there has been a lot of knowledge to pass on and very little opportunity to do so. We’ve finally restored things to their proper order and worked out the kinks in production and we’re now shipping 9 different studio editions in up to 3 sizes, signed and numbered by Scott. These are the highest-grade, limited edition prints of Scott’s artwork that can be obtained.
To kick things off, we’ve decided to offer them at 25% off along with all of the other prints on the site until Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at midnight, which also just happens to be my birthday.
I first came across ISO50 and Scott’s work when Jakub came into Dijital Fix in Brooklyn about 5-6 years ago. He showed me the studio editions, and since then we’ve worked together in one form or another, first offering the prints for sale in our Brooklyn store (R.I.P.). When we opened our location in San Francisco, we joined forces to bring ISO50 it’s own storefront and fulfillment away from Merchline’s far-removed warehouse and operate it in-house at Dijital Fix. It’s been amazing to help with the launch of Awake, produce new shirt designs, and be involved in the production of new Lithograph editions (I have a piece I’m writing about this to post soon), and now, finally, bringing back the Studio Editions inside their new home in the ISO50 Studio at Dijital Fix, it seems like a full-circle since my introduction to ISO50 so many years ago.
We have extended the holiday sale at Tycho / ISO50 shop now through Tuesday, December 2nd! We have some newly released prints and shirts available for the first time.
– 15% off all music products, all vinyl orders include a folded 24”x24” awake poster
– Digital Downloads 50% off
– 25% off ALL prints and shirts (Studio Editions INCLUDED)
– All poster orders include a free U.S. Tour Poster
– Free U.S. shipping over $50
– Free international shipping over $100
Shop now http://shop.iso50.com
Beautiful installation by Joanie Lemercier, more information on the project here.