Following a three year hiatus after the release of his debut EP Mull, producer and musician Adam Finkel, who goes by pseudonym of ALEK FIN, returns with his latest effort Án Mynda; a five track EP of which he has shared an intimate live rendition of the title track, Án Mynda, exclusively with ISO50:
This video was filmed in my old studio space where Jeff, Mike and I built and crafted the live show behind closed doors for years. Grateful to have that space preserved on film and finally give everyone a look into what we’ve been working on.
Directed, filmed and edited by Travis & Taylor Keaster
Mixed by Jason Sharp
Gallery Carte Blanche is pleased to announce the opening of Spektrum Berlin, Matthias Heiderich on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
Featuring the work of German-based photographer Matthias Heiderich, in his first solo exhibition in the United States, Spektrum Berlin challenges visions and stereotypes of Germany, in particular East Berlin, through colorful eye-popping urban architectural photography.
Viewed together or individually, each of Heiderich’s images transform the banality and universality of buildings into a mosaic of geometrical shapes, reconstructing the world we live in into an abstract canvas of lines, patterns, angular compositions, and vibrant colors. Saturated to the limits of reality, Heiderich’s prints, emerging directly from a 1980s color palette and influenced by 1950s and 1960s color photography and polaroid images, look at an industrial past with a present freshness and optimism for the future.
Self-taught, Heiderich doesn’t often play by the “rules”, however the influence of German photographic tradition is apparent in Heiderich’s work. Invested in the same rigor and pragmatism as Bernd Bechers, Heiderich creates systematic photographic typologies of industrial buildings and structures, emphasizing how each building is a product of human mind and skill. Following his natural instinct for composition, in series after series Heiderich experiments, searches for individuality, and cultivates a unique style and sensibility.
Spektrum Berlin, Matthias Heiderich opens on Thursday, July 19 and runs through September 13, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 20th from 6pm–9pm.
It’s a reaaaaaally slow week for shows coming up but I definitely wanted to list a few things, if you haven’t been to St. Vitus I highly recommend it, i’ll be there tomorrow to see Scott Mou (half of Jane with Panda Bear) and a helpful and wonderful Other Music employee.
NY: The Cure @ Beacon Theater
NY: Scott Mou (DJ set) @ St. Vitus
LA: Plaid @ El Rey Theatre
Last night I realized I should be listing the shows of some of my favorite acts, I mean here and there these musicians freely share their art with us and I wanted to add a new level of support on the ISO50 blog, obviously I can’t share every tour schedule so i’ll pick shows weekly in NY and LA that are worth checking out.
NY: Matthew Dear @ Public Assembly
LA: Holy Ghost! @ The Music Box Sat. 11/12
NY: Braille, Tim Sweeney, Heathered Pearls @ Zablotski’s
LA: Real Estate @ The Echo Sun. 11/13
NY: Skeletons, Andrew W.K.(DJing) @ 285 Kent
LA: — Mon. 11/14
NY: Youth Lagoon @ Mercury Lounge
LA: — Tue. 11/15
NY: Beacon @ Glasslands
LA: Frank Ocean @ El Rey Theatre Wed. 11/16
NY: Innergaze @ Shea Stadium
LA: Flying Lotus @ The Music Box Thu. 11/17
NY: Balam Acab @ Le Poisson Rouge
LA: Future Islands @ The Echo
Above are photos by Bryant Eslava of Sepalcure and Mux Mool from last nights Africa Hi-Tech show at Le Poisson Rouge.