Really happy to announce that I’ll be taking a break from the studio this summer to play the Lightning in a Bottle festival on July 14th, 2013. Always wanted to check out LIB, excited to be a part of it.
You will probably recognize some of James T. Edmondson’s work from Lost Type, including Mission Gothic, Mission Script, Lavandaria, Duke and of course Wisdom Script. He’s a very talented Type and Lettering designer. If you haven’t heard of him I strongly recommend you check out his work. You can tell he’s passionate about what he does and I love how he is bringing back some of the older lettering styles and making them very accessible to designers today.
All images are James T. Edmondson’s. Check out his Tumblr as well.
Daft Punk and The Creators Project are releasing a series of interviews / features on the collaborators who worked on the new album Random Access Memories. First up is Giorgio Moroder.
One of my favorite songs Majical Cloudz plays live finally comes out with a video featuring his father(from Twin Peaks). I’m completely floored by it, soo ready for this record to be out. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Kuhrye-oo plays around with a D’n'B hybrid rework of Beacon’s recent hit single, download it here for free.
Thom Yorke seems to have a great way to add energy to the live sets, I wasn’t expecting this stage plot or this sort of excitement from him, totally in love with it, everyone with controller and/or laptop just looks sort of anti-charisma now.
This is the first glimpse of Zomby’s LP on 4AD, seems to be pretty settled down but wow i’m ready for all of it. With this though summer seems to be sort of a dark moody summer music wise.
Bouncing in and out of genres almost like he doesn’t want him to label his sound, Travis pieces together energetic and cosmic monster for the dance floor that will melt your brain.
Konstantin Sibold sounds like the name of an old European king, this song even has horns so the visual in my head comes in even more clear. This single Madeleine is part of Innervisions impressive growing catalog of perfect dance floor tracks that combine drive / builds / fullness gorgeously.
The last of winter rolls in with this single from Balam Acab, at one point it sounds like Burial remixing an old Sigur Ros song.
Update – Got the credits on this (via Tetsuo in the comments):
Art Direction – Brett Kilroe, Fab Moretti*
Design – Brett Kilroe, Tina Ibañez
I don’t really know The Strokes’ music so I can’t speak to that but the cover art for their new album, Comedown Machine, caught my eye today. I absolutely love it. Sadly I wasn’t able to find much information on the designer / art director. Does anyone know who did this? The artwork is derived from the packaging for some old RCA Magnetic Tape and the oversized RCA logo is an apparent reference to the fact that this was The Stroke’s final album of a five album deal with the label. The execution is absolutely perfect; it appears as if they really printed the label and sleeve up, weathered / distressed them, and then photographed it. I’m wondering who pitched this idea, the band or the art director? At any rate, I want this framed on my wall.
Soo many beautiful announcements happened for Jacob and Thomas from Beacon, first off they just announced the preorder of their debut LP along with a sugar based sculpted record holder limited to only 20 pieces. Before that they shared a new mix and some spring tour dates, all of it is here in one place along with the process video of the making of the art edition record frame.
About the artist:
Fernando Mastrangelo has exhibited nationally and internationally for the last decade. Mastrangelo uses materials such as sugar, coffee, corn, gunpowder, human cremated ash, and other more controversial substances. He often addresses social, cultural, and political issues with unconventional timely works. His works are included in numerous private collections around the world, as well as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, where you can currently see his 2008 sculpture “Avarice,” a rendition of the Aztec calendar cast entirely from White Mexican Corn.
Deluxe Art Edition Details:
Edition of 20 + 3 APs
Includes signed and numbered certificate
Dimensions: 13″ x 13″ x 2″
Weight: 10 lbs
Materials: Sugar, Epoxy
Limited dusty rose vinyl + download card included
Lukid – Snow Theme
Tornado Wallace – Always Twirling
Bambounou – Challenger
Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #07
Unknown Artist – What You Need (Coat of Arms Remix)
Marcus Mixx – Special Creme (Rub It Mixx)
S.K.A.M. – Outside The Box (Homework Perspective)
Shams – Wasted
UK producer Simon Green, who works under the moniker of Bonobo, is an artist tailor-made for KCRW. He is a master of downtempo, silky-smooth trip-hop, a sound that the station has savored for decades. He’s a bassist who knows the value of a solidly built spine to drape his smart electronic touches upon. And he’s a savvy judge of talent, having recently helped singer/songwriter Andreya Triana with her debut album and featuring her on his own records.
With The North Borders, his 5th full-length album, Bonobo demonstrates all of these skills in one nicely rewarding package. Effortlessly groovy, but just as much elegant and sweeping, the album features a series of talented vocal guests, including the incomparable Erykah Badu on one of the album’s highlights, “Heaven for the Sinner,” as well as some fairly recent UK newcomers Grey Reverend & Szjerdene, not to forget hotly-tipped Swedish songstress Cornelia. It’s a seductive package that has already been a Top 10 charting record, proving that over ten years since his debut Green still hasn’t lost his touch.
1. First Fires (Featuring Grey Reverend)
4. Heaven For The Sinner (Featuring Erykah Badu)
7. Towers (Featuring Szjerdene)
8. Don’t Wait
9. Know You
11. Ten Tigers
12. Transits (Featuring Szjerdene)