Archive for July, 2011

Machinedrum+Samiyam+S. Glitters+Rustie

Posted by Jakub

It’s an all beat post! these 4 musicians i’ve loved and have all been suggested to me atleast once this week(it’s only Wednesday) so I put them all together in a more focused sounding playlist.

Machinedrum put together a very cohesive album for Planet Mu, it came at a great time and the style is back to what I feel like Travis has loved since I first met him years ago, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Ann Arbor hometown hero / Flying Lotus‘ beat partner comes with a raw collection of beats/ideas, whats attractive about it is that its not trying to ever be flashy or be something that its not. I picked Pressure from the album because I LOVE the synth line at 0:31.

Sun Glitters has 10 releases on bandcamp, now thats a musician thats really taking advantage of the tools out there for musicians that don’t have a home. If you ever wanted Flying Lotus to do a simple cover of Slowdive then this track is for you. Support his music here.

Warp just released a small peek into the Rustie album thats coming in October, sounds like he’s settled down a bit which gets me excited.

Art above by: Joe Nigel Coleman

John Jacobsen x Antarctica

Posted by Jon

Ever since I first saw The Thing I’ve had a fascination with Antarctica. Something about the brutal conditions, heavy machinery and isolation seem like the ultimate setting for discovery. These photos come from the flickr of John Jacobsen who photographed them while “helping to hunt for neutrinos in Antarctica.” I love the idea that these images could be “just another day at the office” for somebody; even the names for everything sound badass: Dark Sector Lab, Destination Alpha, Autonomous Geophysical Observatory, etc.

See more of his images on his blog and flickr, or check out the previous post on Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World for more beautiful shots from the Antarctic.

18K Affair + Daphni + Stellar Om Source

Posted by Jakub

Cover art by Alex Koplin

18 Carat Affair debuts his enchanting 80’s late night/old VHS sounding R+B album called Vintage Romance, beautifully executed and unique, grab it here.

I can’t believe I never actually shared this, here’s singles from Caribou‘s Daphni project, gorgeous worldly edits to get lost into.

Stellar OM Source is a mind expander, I hate hearing her music stop.

Keep Shelly In Athens Remixes

Posted by Jakub

I’ve probably posted most of these at some point or another in the past separately but now you have them all in one place. Keep Shelly In Athens have been one of my favorite remixers in the past year or so, always epic in this lo-fi way, catchy synths and the effects are always added on in a tasteful way, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Also, look at all the free downloading!

P.S. to Keep Shelly In Athens(if you read this): email me jakub at iso50 dot com i’d like you to remix Tycho.

Cover art by: ? [any info would be appreciated, would love to give credit]

Wieden + Kennedy Portland Office

International advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy transformed an abandoned warehouse into their new world headquarters. The office holds several hundred employees and multiple organizations. The building was redesigned by Allied Works, a Portland architecture firm.

Allied Works renovated the building with a new concrete interior and multiple new storys. The existing timber-frame structure was also renovated and helped push the accenting of wood structures throughout the interior of the building. If you ever get a chance to tour the office do it. Make sure to wander around and check out the unique parts of the office including “The Nest”.

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Kickstarter: Holtermand & Navis

Posted by Jakub

So many great Kickstarters have been popping up and this one seems very close to the ISO50 family, below is info on Kim Høltermand & Tim Navis Outliers project:

This October, with the help of the Kickstarter community, a small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians are setting out on a journey to explore the remote countryside of Iceland and document our experiences with the landscape, residents and traditions we encounter. The end result, a beautifully packaged box set of the film and companion soundtrack, will be released to backers of the project as a physical artifact of the unique and awe-inspiring experience. We can’t wait to share the results with you.

The project — anchored by internationally renowned photographers Tim Navis + Kim Høltermand and aided by film collective Scenic and composer Deru — will be unique in its improvisational spirit. The group will create a series of short films at various locations throughout the island, inspired by moments of discovery and chance occurrence. Tim’s sun-drenched SoCal landscapes and Kim’s cold, architectural abstractions provide the perfect visual foundation, and fans of their work can imagine how exciting a collaboration between the two will be.

We’ll be sharing our trip in inventive ways with supporters, providing a real-time window into an experience that the community helped to make reality. Upon our return, Scenic will edit a series of short films, featuring an original score by Deru and a full-length soundtrack featuring contributions from select musicians and contemporary composers. Tim + Kim will create an archival photo book and release a limited run of exclusive prints for the Kickstarter community.

Your donation will help provide travel and accommodations while our small crew films and photographs the trip, and will allow us to produce truly stunning physical artifacts that showcase the beauty and wonder of Iceland. We hope you’ll join us on our journey, and we thank you for your support.

About the Soundtrack
*** Download the first single here, FREE ***

Deru is curating a full-length soundtrack compilation of tracks contributed specifically for the film. Artists include:

• Shigeto
• Loscil
• Goldmund
• Asura
• Tycho
• Joby Talbot
• Ryuichi Sakamoto
• More to be announced