I love the idea of abandoned buildings. It’s always so intriguing to think about how something that took so much time and effort to create ended up left behind and in disrepair. I once found a house on a Sea Cliff in Northern California that was just empty, no one there doors open, furniture gone. It had this beautiful view and was probably sitting on a very valuable piece of land but from the looks of things no one had been there in about 20 years. Sort of creepy but amazing at the same time. When I lived in Sacramento I was able to find my way into the old locomotive works where they designed trains. I brought my Lomo, when I get around to scanning those slides in I will post them.
For the time being here are some interesting shots from an abandoned Paper Mill in the UK via maraid complete with awesome 80′s-era industrial computers and corporate art. Click any of the pics above to see more. There’s also a Flickr Pool dedicated to abandoned places.
We also have a lot of similar stuff going on here in San Francisco. The Hunters Point Naval Yard yields some of the most interesting results: here and here.
UPDATE: I didn’t know but there’s a video for the song too. And so continues the French obsession with late 80′s American youth culture. Via Jon.
I’ve always enjoyed the French House scene and Alan Braxe is a master of his style. something about his production always sounds so authentic; this could either be an alternate version theme for a Miami-based 80′s detective drama or the greatest song ever. Gotta love the Testarossa-esque guitar-car too.
This single was also included on Upper Cuts, a great compilation of essential Braxe tracks.
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Rubicon (Original Version)
Some fun stuff going on over at Otersi. Via Grady DeRosa.
How computers worked in ye olde tymes. Via Maraid Via Joyrex
A couple interesting book covers via Grain Edit
I’ll be doing a show at the Drake Hotel while in Toronto for FITC. Should be about a 45 min. set, doing the ISO50 visuals as well. Should be a fun night, see you out!
April 20th, 2008 – Toronto, ON, Canada
Tycho / ISO50 Live @ The Drake Hotel.
w/ DJ AIA + ROLLIN CASH
SUNDAY APRIL 20 DOORS @ 8PM_$8 UNDERGROUND
This is a two part post: partly to announce that Pitchfork.tv has launched and is awesome, and partly because I love the M83 video for Graveyard Girl. There’s also a lot of other great videos up there, especially if you like to watch Thom Yorke rock the drums in versus mode.