Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
What I'm feeling these few months, days, hours... By the way, 'ambient' is over-rated these days, now hear this...
Ned Raggett, writing for Allmusic, stated:
“Acting in some respects as the understandable counterpart to Ambient 2, with the same sense of hushed, ethereal beauty the partnership brought forth on that album, The Pearl is so ridiculously good it instantly shows up much of the mainstream new age as the gloopy schlock that it often is... Another key point is how Budd truly captures what ambience in general can and does mean. "Against the Sky" is a strong example — it can be totally concentrated upon or left to play as atmospherics and is also at once both truly beautiful and not a little haunting in a disturbing sense. Other highlight tracks include the deceptively simple title track, as serene a piece of music as was ever recorded, and the closing "Still Return," bringing The Pearl to a last peak of beauty."
More on Harold Budd. Brian Eno needs no introduction. Record sleeve designed by Russell Mills.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
A follow-up post to LEGO - For Adults ad series the other day, this is photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne. Conceptual & dark humour at it's best, but let's put aside the topic of heavily retouched issues for now...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The awards are out and listed at Wallpaper*. The best of the best and the very highly commended of the rest, as chosen by an esteemed panel of judges - Kanye West, Jean Nouvel, Ines de la Fressange, Marc Newson, Sir Ken Adam and Stefano Pilati. Kanye West?! Oh well, view the entire list.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Revamped site for Experimental Jetset. Lovely & strong typography. Shown here are various posters and flyers for Paradiso, Amsterdam's premier rock venue.
"I can kill you with a single thought. I do not need a tray to kill you although i suppose i could kill you with a tray for i would hack at your neck with the thin bit until the blood started to flow across the canteen floor."
Never to late to wish a blessed New Year to all the readers & everyone out there.
The UNIT MusicBooth has been updated, turn it up please.
1. Aurora - Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
2. Past - Sub Sub
3. No Bones feat.Paul Conboy - Bomb The Bass
4. Won't Stop Loving You (Bernard Sumner Remix) - A Certain Ratio
5. Master & Servant - Locust
6. Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Remix) - Sorcerer
7. Vesna, Lastic & Elliott - SCSI-9
8. Starlight (Echospace Unreleased Mix) - Model 500
9. Send Me - The Freelance Hellraiser with Gary Lightbody
10. My Friend Is A Seahorse
(James Priestley & Dan Berkson's 'Barlz E Syntho' Dub) - Kissogram
11. Repeat - Cubenx
12. Confused - Catz'n Dogz
13. 5 8 6 (Peter Black Remix) - New Order
14. Relief Pitch - Fuckpony
15. Late Night Thing - Thomas Schumacher
16. May Contain Nuts - Thomas Schumacher & DJ T
17. Long Jump - Marco Carola
18. Sweet Lies (Booka's Easy Way Out Mix) - Booka Shade
19. You Can't Do Disco (Repeat Repeat Remix) - Andrew Weatherall
20. Sequencial Circus - Will Saul & Tam Cooper
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Max Kerning may seem like an enigma; but make no mistake, he is a designer of the highest order. In fact, he upholds order, cleanliness and proper letter spacing at all costs. He will not tell you his exact age, but he will tell you it is rude and idiotic to ask.