The Field+Diskjokke+Eno+Eternal Tapestry

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The Field hasn’t done anything that I haven’t been into, his latest remix for Miracle is a pulsing spaced out 10+ minute cut, I wish people would come to shows that DJs would just play this.

Throwing in this Brian Eno classic, i’m sure no one will mind.

I think every time i’ve checked out Diskjokke its never been as New Age-y as this one, almost swerving into the Chariots Of Fire lane.

To be honest I checked out Eternal Tapestry because of the cover so that trick still works in the purchasing of records, glad I did though, psyched out-noodling/drone hasn’t been this good in a while.

Watson + D. Rings + Metronomy + Grouper

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A huge influence and always puts me back into what mood I truly want to be in is Delsin Records, i’ve featured plenty from their catalog on the blog. Their understanding of atmosphere meets house makes me always rethink mixes/dj sets/song selections because their selections are so spot on, this Vince Watson cut is the right about of Jazz but isn’t house but its definitely electronic, in love.

I really didn’t like Diamond Rings, I heard 2 or 3 songs and it didn’t fit with me but when I heard this song yesterday it completely grabbed me, more or this. He actually sings pretty nice in this one, I like when soft amount of piano comes in.

I always check out the free mp3 iTunes is giving away, hell I need to give popular music a chance in some way. I was happy to hear some of that UK disco pop influence in this one by Metronomy, pretty solid I must say.

Misery loves company” every time I put on a Grouper song that quote pops into my head.

A taste of the new Neon Indian record, i’m definitely geeked after hearing this:

Skydiving with a GoPro

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Betty Wants In crafted this very unique skydiving video using a GoPro. It’s exceptionally peaceful; it makes skydivers look more like they’re floating gracefully underwater as opposed to plummeting through the windy stratosphere on their way toward terminal-velocity.

I’ve never used a GoPro, or gone skydiving for that matter, and now I really want to experience both. Mission accomplished Melbourne Skydive Centre.

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Com Truise+Matthewdavid+Starfawn+HP

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As the summer becomes something that might actually finally happen the real jams start popping up. Com Truise’s LP was announced and also with that announcement came a 3 track single, download Polyhurt for free.

I’m really loving how much tape destruction shows on this new Matthewdavid record, even this ambient cut with Flying Lotus shares those small details that reveal how much care was put into this release.

I keep looking for more Starfawn whenever I get a chance, it brings me back to what got me into the more intense melodic IDM, especially enjoy the how the synths all have movement but it never becomes overwhelming.

Here’s something to set in the background and put on loop, definitely influenced by Fennesz’s Endless Summer, listening to too much Bvdub and seeing William Basinski live, the download is free and lives here.

Rolf Harder

Posted by Scott

Work by Rolf Harder; this may be some of the most inspiring stuff I’ve seen in a while. More info from Harder’s bio at Roch and Harder:

Rolf Harder was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1929 and studied design at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts. In 1959 he moved to Montreal and established Rolf Harder Design. In 1965 he founded Design Collaborative—a graphic design and industrial company with offices in Toronto and Montreal—with Ernst Roch, Anthony Mann and Al Faux. Together they produced catalogues and booklets, trade marks and symbols, bearing “visual clarity and direct, effective communication”. The style of their design work “combines constructivism with a leaning to playful experiment”.

More of Harder’s work can be found at the MOMA archive. Interesting to see the progression of his work all the way up through the ’90s. It seems like right around end of the 1980’s the style of his work (at least what is represented at the MOMA site) sort of got watered down. No doubt a reaction to the times and the needs of the client. I wonder if, looking back, a designer like Harder would prefer any era of their work over another. I guess for me it’s obvious what I like most, but I wonder if Harder himself would say those Esprit covers, for instance, were better than his earlier work.

Rolf Harder via Matthew Lyons

SMM: Context LP & CD giveaway/Event

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Earlier last month I posted about the beautifully packaged SMM Context release on Ghostly International. Well the release is being celebrated with an event at Le Poisson Rouge on April 24th in NYC and ISO50/Ghostly is giving away an LP (1 copy) and CD (2 copies) to NYC residents only to 3 random New York commenters below. The night has some of our favorite ambient acts performing, details below.


4/24/11 @ Le Poisson Rouge

Ghostly International Presents SMM: Context

Rafael Anton Irisarri
Noveller (Special Guest)
Kyle Bobby Dunn

$12 Advance | $15 Doors | 7pm – 12am

**This giveaway doesn’t include tickets to the night