Archive for March, 2011

Release the Freq

Posted by Alex

This is the video for Matta’s “Release the Freq“. The incredible cinematography and design is by Kim Holm. I really like how the visual complexity builds subtly over the course of the video. And of course it maps to the music nicely, though I’m not really a huge fan of the song. The color grading on this is terrific — I’m tempted to go off into the woods searching for domesticated deers to photograph.

Benoit & Sergio+Jr. Boys+Sportag+Teeel

Posted by Jakub

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I have my official Spring Jam, its comes from DFA/Spectral Sound’s Benoit & Sergio, can’t stop won’t stop listening to it. A MUST HAVE.

New Junior Boys album planned for a June release, here’s our first taste, thoughts?

Jensen Sportag and Teeel both made it on Playlist 11, last week they released a remix swap, download those here. Tonight Teeel will debut his live show at Glasslands, i’ll also be djing in between sets, I hope some of the Brooklyn readers can make it.

Aaron Feaver

Posted by Alex

Aaron Feaver is an absolutely terrific photographer based in Los Angeles. His work is very moody and drenched in melancholy. It seems everywhere he goes it’s foggy and there are countless beautiful women moping around. Sounds like San Francisco…er…well, at least the bit about the fog.

Check out the rest of his portfolio here (depending how old school your job is, some of his shots may be nsfw).

The Graphic Design of Urgency

Posted by Scott

Recto|Verso has a great piece up entitled Radical Newspapers and ‘The Graphic Design of Urgency’. F.A. Bernett Books (who’s staff runs the Recto|Verso blog) came into possession a collection of 184 issues of Mid-century leftist literature spanning seven decades and have posted some choice specimens. The collection is apparently for sale; any interested parties can get in touch at the site.


Ghostly International Presents: Context

Posted by Jakub

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A lot people might hear these songs and just find them more on the beautiful dark end but I hear a ton of elegance and timeless happiness that I don’t want to stop. I could have picked any 4 tracks from this compilation and had that same reaction yet the genre is hard to pinpoint for each song since post classical and modern aren’t these songs, there are more dimensions unfolding after you start having feelings for the sound. I picked tracks by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Peter Broderick, Manual, and Kyle Bobby Dunn to share with you because they almost all have this slow opening and closing feel to them that attracts me. If you pick up a copy i’d get the vinyl version, I know Ghostly will probably never repress this gorgeous gatefold 2xLP that Michael Cina did and once you hold it you’ll see why.


Posted by Jakub

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I wanted to share some underrated influencers to a lot of the music that I post on the blog, for more of the slow disco The Alan Parsons Project has to be something that people like Pilooski, Mark E, Lindstrom, Low Motion Disco listened to when they were kids. Mu-ziq is probably more relavent than Aphex Twin now to most of the young kids that are in love with Dubstep since he runs the Planet Mu label but Lunatic Harness should be a classic that sits next to Boards Of Canada: Music Has The Right To Children. Baby Ford has been all over the place in his career style wise when it comes to techno but never really gets the love I think he deserves, thats why he’s on this list. Souls of Mischief isn’t underrated but when was the last time you put this on?

Still looking for the photo credit, will link soon.