Monday 26 October 2009

The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Kitsune 8,Elizabeth McGrath,The Phenomenal Handclap Band,Vladislav Delay,Audiochmura,Lusine

Daniel & Geo Fuchs - Camouflage I / TOYGIANTS
Courtesy of ARTITLED

29 October – 1 November 2009. Gashouder, Westergasfabriek

The Affordable Art Fair is the place for original and contemporary art to fit all budgets. Its friendly environment invites first time buyers to browse amongst thousands of paintings, original prints, photography and sculpture, whilst seasoned collectors can seek out hot new artists. 87 galleries offer a wide range of art: from figurative to abstract, from traditional to avant-garde. With prices ranging from €100 to €5000, it is an art-buying opportunity that cannot be missed! The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

Kitsuné Maison 8 Freebie!

Kistune is preparing the release of their new compilation on the 16th November , as usual losts of awesome music.

Watch | Beni - Maximus [ Harvard Bass mix ]
Mp3 | Beni - Maximus `[ Harvard Bass mix ]
Mp3 | JBAG’s Kitsune Maison 8 Mini mix!

Amsterdam ??

Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. It is this melancholy interaction between man-made status symbols and suffering specimens of nature that make up her intricate body of work.

McGrath’s work strives to communicate using similar means, yet her signifiers are vastly different. She draws inspiration from contemporary craft culture as well as her aforementioned Catholicism, Asian culture, street culture, Goth culture, Chicano culture, storybooks, theme parks, and too many other influences to note. She digests all of them and creates her own environments in which she may stage dramas and create scenarios that draw upon her own experiences and interactions with the outside world. If you examine her work closely, you might come to the realization that her creatures are really all self portraits, set in a fantastical landscape which echoes her own… a bitter, yet sweetly coated prescription for modern life. Elizabeth McGrath

Gomma is also on fire , their new wonder band , The Phenomenal Handclap Band , featuring members of Tv on the Radio , the Amy Winehouse band Jon Spencer and some pretty talented kids from Brooklyn , all together are making a all of buzz on the airwaves , disco , psychedelic and rock influences , very hot.

Watch | The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear
Mp3 | The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear
Mp3 | The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear [ Munk mix ]

Gomma is also offering a new Mixtape by Munk.

Mp3 | Munk "Fall'09 Mixtape"

Experimental video by Carolina Melis and Lorenzo Sportiello to Vladislav Delay track "Toive" from the 2009 album Tummaa.

Watch | Vladislav Delay - Toive

A project of Audiochmura (Audiocloud) was inspired by the concept of Audioarchitektura (Sonicarchitecture) – brainchild of artist Piotr Adamski and mode:lina. It is a sonic installation using corrugated pipes as amplifiers emitting sounds gathered around its actual position. The shape of a cloud relates to something ephemeral, almost non-existent and likely to move.

Invisible Sonic-buildings, spread along the sidewalks, in parks and boulevards, emitting sound waves that drown out the city noise. Passer-by walking in their range are surrounded by the sound of hypnotic composition of Steve Reich’s concert, broadcasted live from the concert hall or a melody of raindrops falling on the tin roofs of urban buildings. Today this is a utopian technology, but Sonic Architecture is also a basis for discussion on acoustic ecology, city’s acoustic landscape and its impact on the inhabitants. Audiochmura (Audiocloud)

This exclusive live / I A / MIX comes from Lusine. Lusine is the work of Seattle's finest electronic maestro Jeff Mcllwain. Jeff has been producing his visceral melodic abstract electronic music since graduating from CalArts in 1998, studying 20th Century music and sound design for music and film. 2009 celebrates his second release under Ann Arbour's most iconic label 'Ghostly International', 'A Certain Distance'.

'A Certain Distance' offers the listener a dynamic shift from Lusine's trademarked abstract less accessible tones. Ultimately it's a much more pop-y sound and accessible album. It's still largely abstract but warmer than his previous releases. 2004's 'Serial Hodgepodge' was essentially more clinical and un-worldly, of course it has its good tunes, but is unquestionably for the trained audiophile. 'A Certain Distance' has a wider range and varied character than the latter. IA will feature a full review on 'A Certain Distance' so keep your eyes peeled.

This mix was recorded live from Berlin's most notorious local haunt, Berghain. The mix predominantly features songs from 'A Certain Distance' most notably 'Double Vision' almost a soundtrack for transition, as if you're travelling away from the familiar bleak urban surroundings to a more tranquil landscape. Of course the highlights of the mix are the three untitled and entirely live tracks. The mix is only available from Inverted Audio for the next 3 weeks, so don't hang around, get it. Inverted Audio

Mp3 | Lusine mix

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