Archive for September, 2011

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Posted by Alex

Ivan Maximov created these opening titles for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for a school project. Relatively simple, compared to some of the intricate excellence you see on Art of the Title these days, but I think they are extremely well executed. I really like the combination of live action underwater footage with some slick After Effects motion overtop. Would love to see a longer version.

Peaking Lights+Walls+Thundercat+Acab

Posted by Jakub

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Recently found Peaking Lights on and checked out their episode of Sound Builders, a pretty committed couple doing wonderful things, really inspiring, makes me want to buy a soldering iron too.

Kompakt has really done it with this Walls signing,i’m floored by the beauty of this track, steam filled with a dark drive.

I’m getting into this Thundercat record and its reminding me of what music I was in love with before I found Boards Of Canada, there was that PBS jazz, time to dig deeper for older records like this.

This Balam Acab record is all over the place in the UK I hear, its definitely a refreshing and unique fusion of genres. I find this Welcome track the most appealing because the vox is more on a operatic tip and the texture and warmth in the tone all mold perfectly when the kicks happen.

Giveaway: Tycho in Portland Tonight

Posted by Scott

On the road from LA to Portland right now, thanks to everyone who made it out to the Echoplex show, we had a great time playing. So we’ve got two sets of tickets up for grabs for tonight’s Tycho / Shigeto Portland show (Friday, 9/2/11, Crown Room). Just drop a line in the comments with your email and you’re entered to win. Sorry for the late notice, we’ll try to pick the winners somewhat early in the day. Good luck and see you in Portland.

Tycho live w/ Shigeto
Friday, September 2nd
Crown Room – Portland, OR


Tokyo Rising : A Documentary on 3/11

Posted by Jakub

A gorgeous informative short documentary about 3/11 in Japan debuted today via VBS.TV and Palladium Boots featuring Pharrell exploring the country and visiting artists and having them share their thoughts, feelings and creative work.

Tokyo faces a new reality after the tragedy of 3/11. While persistent challenges still lay ahead, the city’s creative class is hell-bent on making sure that their hometown thrives. Innovative and resilient, they are defining the future of Tokyo on their own terms. We put our boots on and went exploring.