Sunday 22 November 2009

SoapandSkin,Action Beat,Planet 51,Beach House,A Bicycle Trip,Warp20,Midlenko Olga, Charlotte Gainsbourg,Beck,Space Chair Project,Valentino,Timm Suess

Official video from the wonderful Austrian artist Anja Plaschg , taken from Soap&Skin album " Lovetune for Vacuum " , one of my favorite albums of 2009 , produced and directed by Benjamin and Stefan Ramirez Pérez photography by Anja Plaschg.

Watch | Soap&Skin - Thanatos

Last friday Action Beat were here in Haarlem , the instrumental noise band from bletchley , 3 drums , 3 guitars and 1 bass , and yes total freaking noise and distortion , just like a coordinated theatrical sound explosion or 2 x sonic youth on stage , lots of fun.

Watch | Action Beat. Southern Records. London Sept '08

American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck!

Watch | Planet 51

Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally aka Beach House and indie label Sub Pop have announced details of a new album that will be released on January 26, 2010 , "Teen Dream" will make waves and the blogosphere will love it , concerts while be full , the album is gorgeous , possibly even better than their previous "Devotion"

"Teen Dream" will be released with a DVD containing a video for every song on the album.

Watch | Beach House live @ Nouveau Casino, Paris

"Basel, 19 April 1943. Dr Albert Hofmann, a chemist, is cycling home after a day's work in the laboratory. This episode has passed into legend, associated with the discovery of the effects on the human psyche of LSD. The film tells the story of this famous "trip", imagining an unconventional psychedelic of the '40s and following the protagonist's physical and emotional journey in perception altered by 'acid', from the quiet streets of Basel back to a memory of childhood, with a touch of humour"

Watch | A Bicycle Trip

Pioneering music and film label Warp celebrate their 20th anniversary this year.

Here , you can enjoy videos and live footage from Warp20’s spectacular series of worldwide live events encompassing music, film, performance and art. The Warp20 videos are produced by the multi-BAFTA winning Warp Films

Live performances, interviews and animated surprises from Battles, Jamie Lidell, Flying Lotus, !!!, Clark, Hudson Mohawke, The Hundred In The Hands, Born Ruffians and Pivot.

Watch | NYC - The Film of Warp20 (New York)

Olga Midlenko is motion/graphic designer and director. Olga graduated an interior design department and from the time of studying she fell in love with spaces, architecture and industrial design. She started her professional career as an interior designer mostly working with private interiors, event and corporate spaces. After two years she moved to graphic and motion design, spreading her interests. From that moment till now she works with corporate branding, identification systems, commercials, network branding for such brands as Xbox, Playstation, Konami, Adobe, Kenzo, Nike, Marlboro, Volvo. Olga works as director and designer on motion/graphic projects. Open for freelance

Watch | Olga Midlenko - Adobe lll

Directed by Keith Schofield , a new music video featuring a collaboration between Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck for her forthcoming album.

Watch | Charlotte Gainsbourg feat. Beck - Heaven Can Wait

To promote their new Lcd tv , toshiba send a chair into space.
the chair was fitted with a helium balloon and a Toshiba camera , It took 83 minutes to get to 98,268 feet , all of this to reach the concept on redefine armchair tv viewing.

Watch | Space Chair Project

Valentino The Last Emperor is a feature-length film on the legendary designer Valentino Garavani in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and very funny fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's richest and most famous men. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino’s celebrated career, tells the story of his extraordinary life and work, and also explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today. But at the heart of the film is the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.

Watch | Valentino The Last Emperor

Impressive collection of Chernobyl Journal pictures by Swiss decay photographer Timm Suess More picures , videos and full story Here

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Sunday 15 November 2009

Subbacultcha,Massive Attack, Zimoun, Super A,The Mill,Electric Light Shoe,Two Door Cinema Club, Mogwai,La Maison en Petites Cubes, Future by Design

Yesterday was the Subbacultcha & Streetlab Artbook Launch Party , a book about all the artists that have work throughout the Subbacultcha events , a very cool place and building , unfortunately we couldn't stay to watch The Stutters because of the evening busy and tight schedule.

Massive Attack announces the release of a new video and single from the 2010 upcoming new album , the video looks very cool and the track superb.

Watch | Massive Attack - United Snakes

Video compilation of Sound Sculptures & Installations by Swiss artists Zimoun et Pelang.

Watch | Zimoun Sound Sculptures

During the Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam , one of my favorites was the work of Super A , a Dutch street artist and accomplished painter

World renowned, Oscar-winning visual effects company The Mill , released their 2010 showreel , simply awesome.

Watch | Showreel The Mill 2010

Freedom of Creation: “Electric Light Shoe” for Onitsuka Tiger

Kitsune , Two Door Cinema Club releases new single and video.

Watch | Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk

The Scottish band Mogwai performs an incandescent show in front of a stunned crowd. As if time stood still, the audience is transported along by musical waves, both poetic and violent. 'Burning' dives into this wild sensual flow. Directors Vincent Moon and Nathanaël Le Scouarnec guide us into a dream where there is no tomorrow. This is a black and white experience of the senses carved by the raw emotion of this pioneering band that doesn't need any words to touch the heart of its listeners. Layered and innovative, the movie has its finger firmly on their pulse, a sonic adventure between hope and rebellion. A lifetime of feelings in just one night.

Watch | Mogwai Live Film "Burning" Teaser

As his town is flooded by water, an aged widower is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favorite smoking pipe into the lower submerged levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life.

Watch | La Maison en Petites Cubes

Future by Design is about the life story of Jacque Fresco. Jacque can be best described as a selftaught futurist. He describes himself most often as a “generalist”- meaning, a multidisciplinarian, a student of many inter-related fields. His areas of focus and interest span many disciplines: architecture, technology, systems engineering, urban planning, sociology, psychology, history, aerospace/airplane design, automobile and boat design, transportation systems such as monorail and mag-lev trains, materials science, etc.He is a prolific inventor, having spent his entire life conceiving of and devising inventions on various scales which entail the use of innovative technology.

Watch | Future by Design

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Thursday 5 November 2009

Audiopleasures Mixtape,Meryl Donoghue, Despicable Me,Wall of Light,Francois Rosso,Artificial Paradise,Black Noise,BlakRoc,Kinny, Lichtfaktor vs Optix,

Hello everyone , now that two years have past since i've started Audiopleasures and 2009 is coming to an end is time to prepare next year.
2009 has been a totally super year for Audiopleasures , the numbers and visitors are growing everyday , i'm proud to say that we have passed the 50.000 visitors this year.
Audiopleasures is looking for a volunteer(s) to continuo with excellent sequence of interview that we have planned , unfortunately i don't have a lot of time and i really don't want to stop with them.
Among next year selected artists are a Dutch Painter , Spanish Graphic Designer , English Cello Musician , Portuguese Sculpture , best of 2009 and some other cool people.
If you think you are the right person and you like what's going on around here , please just sent me a email and tell me about your ideas. audiopleasures (at) hotmail (dot) com

Thank you

Audiopleasures Mixtape

Mp3 | Bluejuice - Vitriol
Mp3 | Crystal Castels - Air War [ Joe And Will Ask mix ]
Mp3 | Datarock - The Pretender [ Holy Ghost Remix Dub ]
Mp3 | Dead Leaf Echo - Half-Truth
Mp3 | Fredrik - Basement
Mp3 | Ghost Klub - Reaper (Radio Edit)
Mp3 | Keyel - MaryJane
Mp3 | Lcd Sounsystem - Bye Bye Bayou [ Ernold Sane mix ]
Mp3 | Phatcat & Daphutur - Tell Me Why - Play or Get Played
Mp3 | Rebotini- cm [ chloe mix ]
Mp3 | T. Raumschmiere ft. Miss Kittin - The Game Is Not Over
Mp3 | Unit 13 - Give Up Get Off

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Meryl Donoghue is our youngest artist at age 23 and yet her work is already breathtakingly well formed. Recently Graduated from Bath Spa University with a First in Fine Art and awarded the University Prize for her degree show. Enticing you into a twisted fairytale world of transformed figures, Meryl’s work is beautiful and disturbing at the same time. Meryl’s creations begin as pencil drawings, which she then brings into life through a mix of photography, scanning and digital manipulation until their final, super-glossy form. Stolenspace

"My work explores the idea of mortality and makes reference to closely associated topics such as the pursuit of the transcendental dimension, the notion of bereavement and the complexity of emotions that loss evokes. I am heavily influenced by folklore, mythology and the idea of narrative. I aim to tell a story through my work, to construct a fanttasy that will create intrigue and lure the viewer into a world of my own creation". Meryl Donoghue

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Watch | Despicable Me

Francois Rosso gives us his vision of a technological world before the digital revolution. His photo-montages laid out like film cuts are remains of the chemical photography era. They are full of obscure doodling, handwriting and intriguing signs and numbers - pre-digital architects were constructors as well as designers. With nostalgia and humour, the artist depicts a time when human beings were in symbiosis with their tangible creations.

Francois Rosso is a painter as well as a photographer. He holds a degree in fine arts and has worked for many years as a story-boarder for the cinema industry. He did his first photography exhibition in Paris in 1998 and then explored video with two experimental movies in 2003 and 2005. His art is now focused on mixed media photo-montages The French Art Studio

Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?

Watch | Artificial Paradise

OMA International and Gaianova present ten days of finest Tagtool action in York, UK. The ancient Multangular Tower of Museum Gardens will be “The Wall of Light”, a canvas for daily artist performances and free-for-all Tagtool sessions as part of the Illuminating York festival, from the 23rd of October till the 1st of November. Wall of Light

Watch | Wall of Light

The Tagtool is a performative visual instrument used on stage and on the street. It serves as a VJ tool, a creative video game, or an intuitive way of creating animation.

The system is operated collaboratively by an artist drawing the pictures and an animator adding movement to the artwork with a gamepad. The design achieves virtually unlimited artistic complexity with a simple set of controls, which can be mastered even by children.

The project is coordinated by OMA International. Our approach is that all knowledge acquired within the Tagtool project should be shared. We are inspired by the open source movement and believe that it is also relevant for the digital arts. Tagtool

Very cool music video for the new single from Black Noise feat. Lex One, taken from Black Noise ‘EP.02′ on Southern Fried Records , directed by Kenny Frankland @ Tin Spider Studio.

Watch | Black Noise - Jackin My Fresh Feat. Lex One

BlakRoc is the name of Damon Dash's upcoming project, a collaboration between white rockers The Black Keys and rappers such as Mos Def, Q-Tip, Ludacris, and Raekwon, to name a few.

Watch | Blakroc Project

A Canadian national with a mix of Jamaican, Native Canadian Indian, French and Swedish heritage, Kinny – aka Caitlin Simpson – has always been immersed in an eclectic pool of cultural and musical influences. With a voice that sashays effortlessly between vertiginous, soaring melodies, steely staccato verses and caramel-dipped dulcet tones, it will come as no surprise that Kinny was a classically trained opera singer before the spontaneity and freedom of jazz, reggae and soul music lured her into pursuing her true passion.

Working with seven different producers on ‘Idle Forest Of Chit Chat’ has enabled Kinny to push the boundaries of her own exceptional talent and expose herself to various styles and ways of working – from the tropical, live funk of The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Nostalgia 77’s deep modern jazz; through the catchy, soulful electronica of TM Juke and Souldrop; to Unforscene’s evocative soundscapes and a dose of lush, jazzy soul with a pop sensibility from Hint and Diesler. The result is an exciting melee of influences, all bound together by the unswerving class and charisma of Kinny’s persona. Tru-Thoughts

Mp3 | Kinny Ft. Souldrop - Idle Forest Of Chit Chat

Outstanding visual live performance from Lichtfaktor vs Optix .

Watch | Lichtfaktor vs Optix

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