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Mark Barrott: Sketches from an Island

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Real big easy vibes today from Mark Barrott and the International Feel crew. Lets go beyond Caribbean pleasure, past all the rainforest brush and sit back and lay our hat behind the crystal clear waterfall.

Tracklist
1.Baby Come Home
2.Dr Nimm’s Garden of Intrigue & Delight
3.Go Berri Be Happy
4.Essene
5.Formentera Headspace Blues (Pt’s. 1 & 2)
6.Deep Water
7.Island Life
8.Back To The Sea
9. Sacred Islands

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Beacon + Medlar + Karmelloz + Max D

Posted by Jakub

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Beacon is back with this remix for Tomas Barfod touching on Little Dragon meets Ellen Allien / Apparat with the bubbly rhythm and all the transitioning parts flow soo easily into each other.

Medlar gets tapped to rework a Arthur Beatrice cut, the piece has such diversity and musicianship compared to most remixes these days. What really grabs me is the amount of quality downtime in the breakdown and the full opening of the song in the last 2 minutes that fuses together soo many genres without ever feeling like he lost control.

1080p delivering another internet uncovered gem, this is getting ridiculous because the vaporwave umbrella can only hold soo many soundcloud musicians, this is spewing into the New Age world but giving us one of the most interesting takes on utopia, i’m completely drenched in happiness that this sound is happening.

Having trouble finding any of the House Of Doors material as MP3′s, i’m just picking up the vinyl on Discogs. The only full track I could find is this Max D remix that touches on that Dutch Techno sound and very much inspired by some 90s Hardcastle jams.

Fort Romeau + Kiasmos + Yagya + Huerco

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Sorry for the silence, I had the Heathered Pearls live show to prepare and I also played my teenage dream show which was Movement Festival in Detroit, anyways back on the horse!

A pretty perfect pairing which I hope turns into a remix swap, Jacques Greene just posted his remix of Fort Romeau, always ethereal and always a dancefloor hit.

Kiasmos has elements of Booka Shade if I remember correctly, slightly more indie and the piano keys feel like a sample but I could be wrong, either way worth checking out until the end.

Yagya just posted a 20 minute preview of his album, I have to say it might be his best yet, for him this seems like he’s pushing his own boundaries slowly but still noticeably and fans of the old material won’t be disappointed.

Another breathtaking internet fusing caribbean piece, these sort of sounds are very visual maybe because I sit on tumblr for 2 hours a day but I have to give it to Huerco S. for making this CFCF rework a special one.

OFFF Barcelona 2014 Main Titles

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Anyone in the visual creative field knows the OFFF titles are the pinnacle of pieces to work on. This year I feel like it was brought to a whole new level. The duo of Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns brings us another incredible short film. Their last collaboration was on Manifold, directed by Burns, which was one of my favorite pieces last year. The visuals in this piece are arresting to say the least, from the aerials, to the dark visitor to the german shepherd and the haunting suspense. Excellent work from the entire crew involved in this piece.

I’d like to write more, talk about how well shot this, post even more stills from the film, but I’d rather not spoil the journey for you. I really hope these two continue projects like this, this is pure inspiration. Now, let’s dim the lights, enter fullscreen and get headphones deep.

BTS and Process on Ash Thorp’s site.

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Check out these two talented guys below.

Ash Thorp

Anthony Scott Burns

Reuben Wu: Infinite Sustain SF Show

Posted by Jakub

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EVENT INFO:
Lot 21 Gallery
933 20th St, San Francisco, California 94107
Thursday, May 22at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

We’ve been huge fans of Reuben Wu since the beginning years of the blog so we wanted to share this weeks SF gallery show with the readers. Info is above, i’m very jealous since i’ll be on the East Coast.

Somewhere between 1970s concept album art, expeditionary imagery, and Surrealist painting is where Reuben Wu’s photographs steadfastly sit. His are pictures made in the real world, however, through collapsing time and merging processes, the real is transformed into the surreal, evoking a response simultaneously familiar and foreign. The photographs amplify the strangeness of place and speak to Wu’s individual experience within it.

The remnants of his processes –chemicals dragged arduously across the sensitized paper surface, infrared film shifting the world’s natural hues, light leaking into the camera and hitting the film plane —leave traces of their varied journeys embedded in the final image. Wu’s physical journey is a similar one; he treks with cameras in tow to places that, for most of us, are left to those who fall into the category of “explorer”. Considering the lengths he travels to make his photographs, the unpredictability of Wu’s materials is not exactly what we’d deem trustworthy. The resultant images delineate from the expected photographic trajectory and provide a mode of looking that is equally experiential and aesthetically unique.

Reuben Wu (b. 1975) is a photographer and musician currently living in Chicago, Illinois. He received his MSc in 1998 from the University of Liverpool.

Tycho – See

Posted by Scott

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We’ve released a new Tycho single and a GMUNK-directed video to go along with it. Lot’s process over at GMUNK’s blog. Enjoy!
Cover Art Credit
Design & Layout: Scott Hansen (Tycho)
Photography: Lukas Furlan

Video Credit List

Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
Assistant Director: Ian Colon
Executive / Line Producer: Andrew ‘Demansky Devankeys’ Devansky
Concept: Bradley G Munkowitz, Ian Colon, Joe Picard
Director of Photography: Joe Picard
1st Camera Assistants: Magaera Stephens, Noah Hassie
2nd Camera Assistants: Dakota Wilder Smith
Grips / Lighting: Tej Verde, Dakota Wilder Smith, Patrick Walsh
Props design and fabrication: Conor Grebel, Mike Williams
Practical FX design: Conor Grebel, Mike Williams
Lead Actress: Hannah Helena Bjørnø
Lead Actor: Eone Darke n’ Cray
Makeup: Melissa Capistrana
Production Company: Ground Control UK
Executive Producer: Michael Stanish
Editors: Bradley G Munkowitz, Ian Colon
Post Facility: Glassworks UK
Colourist: Matt Hare
Flame Artist: James MacLachlan
Process Photography: Dan Cowles, Maris Curran, Dakota Wilder
Process Editorial: Cyrus Tabar
Camera Rentals: Chater Camera, Keslow Camera
Equipment Rentals: Little Giant Grip & Electric
Extra Special Thanks: Autofuss + Bot & Dolly, Ghostly, Tycho

Luigi Ghirri

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Luigi Ghirri (1943 – 1992) was an Italian photographer and writer who pioneered colour photography in the vein of conceptual and contemporary art. Although he was recognized and exhibited extensively while alive, full appreciation for his work has occurred posthumously. You can read a more extensive bio and view more of his images here and here.

I find his work appealing primarily because of the nostalgic colours of Kodachrome film, but also for his compositions. He definitely had a certain wit about him, as well as an ability to see and capture moments that others might otherwise miss. As one article states, “…His pictures are not acts of mimesis or replication but ways of exploring reality. They are investigations of the unknown and examine the spiritual and the immaterial world. Photography for Ghirri was a form of poetry and a means of communication; it was a mental habitat where boundaries and territories intersect and fluctuate…”

Posted by: Owen