Sunday 25 April 2010

Andrew Moore, Nike Music Shoe, I Need That Record, Wave Machine,Tado,Twelves, Trentemøller,Euphoria, La Boite Concept, Nike Chase, Jamaica, AmsterSam

Making History, From Cuba to Russia to Detroit, for the first time in the Netherlands revered American photographer Andrew Moore will have a exhibition in Amsterdam.

For the past 30 years his camera has documented a world full of forgotten places where the sharp blade of modernization and revolution has left a trace of destruction that at the eyes of Andrew Moore become masterpieces of Modern Art

"The images have different image lines, cultural, historical or visual. I leave it to the viewer to follow this one. There is always one that the viewer can follow."

"Moore has eight solo shows in New York on his name, and many exhibitions within and outside the U.S.. His works are part of collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Yale University Art Gallery, The Library of Congress, The Israel Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The George Eastman House and The Canadian Centre for Architecture."

Andrew Moore: Making History - Photographs 1980 - 2010
Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
10 April - 7 June 2010

Nike Music Shoe is the latest project by Daito Manabe, Tomoaki Yanagisawa W+K Tokyo and others (4nchor5, rhizomatiks) turning Nike’s free run+ shoe into a music instrument.

Watch | Nike Music Shoe

Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes “I NEED THAT RECORD! the death (Or Possible Survival) of the independent record store,” a documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

Featuring among others - THURSTON MOORE of Sonic Youth, IAN MACKAYE of Dischord Records Fugazi/Minor Threat, activist/author NOAM CHOMSKY, MIKE WATT of the Minutemen, LENNY KAYE guitarist of the Patti Smith Group, CHRIS FRANTZ of the Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club. I Need That Record

Watch | I Need That Record

Great video and song from the Indie Liverpool band Wave Machine

Watch | Wave Machines - Keep The Lights On

Tado is Mike and Katie, two very hard working people who do graphic design, illustration, animation, toy design, and a bit of everything in between.

Tado are based in Sheffield UK, enjoy eating ice cream, and playing with their dogs. The pair work across a huge range of projects, from logos, animation and web design through to customised cars, designer toys and home-ware!

Over the past 7 years Tado have worked like demons to continually produce all kinds of projects – it is the diversity of their work that they love. Tado enjoy all aspects of what they do and try their best to spread love and happiness to the unsuspecting world. Debutart

Great remix by the Brazilian duo Twelves, taken from the kick ass compilation Kitsune # 9

Mp3 | Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work [ Twelves Mix ]

"The video for ‘Sycamore Feeling‘, the first single from Trentemøller’s new album ‘Into The Great Wide Yonder’ (album release end of May 2010) is written and directed by New York-based Danish video artist Jesper Just. Set in the deserted ghost town of Centralia, PA, notorious for a mine fire that has burned beneath the ground since 1962, the video shifts between images of the desolate cityscape with smoke and steam rising from the earth, and a woman moving through an abandoned house."

Watch | Trentemøller - Sycamore Feeling

Mind blowing work form the French collective 1024 Architecture… a collective that focuses on the interaction between body, space, sound, visual, low-tech and hi-tech, art and of course….architecture.

"Project Euphoria was born from the desire to develop a project based on the interaction between video, sound, movement and accidents of life as a 40-minute theatrical performance tools powered by low-tech, scritps openFrameworks and manufactured objects prize" 1024 Architecture

Watch | Euphorie

Created by the French Design company La Boite Concept, they have created a classic Arcade Box that incorporates all your multimedia gadgets into one space.

Watch | La Boite Concept

Awesome Nike animation ad for the south-asia market, directed and produced by ilovedust

Watch | Nike chase

Indie French band Jamaica offers free “Bermuda Party Compilation” and remixes from Breakbot & Buffalo Bunch.

Mp3 | Jamaica - I Think I Like U 2 [ Breakbot Remix ]
Mp3 | Jamaica - I Think I Like U 2 [ Buffalo Bunch ]
Mp3 | Jamaica - Bermuda Party Compilation
Watch | Jamaica - I Think I Like U 2

More than excellent photography, AmsterSam captures in perfection the awesome and gorgeous city of Amsterdam

Tuesday 13 April 2010

Holy Fuck,Dan Mangan,Nina Nastasia, Nimk,We Love Machines,Subbacultcha, Robot Disaster,Aaron McElroy,Adam Kesher, Gebroken Wit,Kyle Bobby Dunn,Mixtape

Holy Fuck Dj set in Amsterdam was a feast to my ears, so much class, more and more i prefer to listen to non Dj's but to guys with awesome taste and music collections.
Even before they started i had a very good idea of what to expect and i loved it, psychedelic electronic music, groovy heavy basses, disco and other classics on the mix, lots of cool stuff and if im not mistaken because i was a bit pissed, Emperor Machine, Chicken Lips, Junior Boys, Woolfy VS Projections etc... ... The guy that played after Holy Fuck, gimme a brake dude, after a music feast like that house music !!!!!! My advice is gardening, car washing or fishing.
Trouw is a awesome industrial building that is perfect for epic photography and i would like to spend there one afternoon taking pictures.

Great animated music video for Dan Mangan "Road Regrets" Produced at Blatant Studios, Vancouver.

Watch | Dan Mangan - Road Regrets

One of my favorite singer/songwriters Nina Nastasia has a new album in the pipeline, "Oulaster" is due for release in early June on Fat Cat.

The first single is called Cry Cry Baby and there is a great live acoustic recording on Nina's own appartment in New York.

Watch | Nina Nastasia - Cry, Cry Baby

Clash music is offering a free download from the track album
"You're A Holy Man" Here

Kick ass electro remix from the Switzerland boys We Love Machines.

Mp3 | Robot Disaster - Housse de Racket - Oh Yeah! [ We Love Machines mix ]

The Poetics of Space: Terrain09 ( One Dot Zero )
Sonic Acts film programme
Wednesday 21 April @ NIMK, Amsterdam

Terrain 09, a programme curated by onedotzero, shows a choice of high-fidelity motion graphics for all fans of 3D animations. In Terrain09, images of big cities merge with natural landscapes, realistic cities transform into deconstructive sculptures and perception of nature as we know it are subtly being altered.

With works by among others:
Tokyo Sky Dive (Marakino Tachibana), The View from There (WoW), The Technocrat Retrofit of London (Keiichi Matsuda), City Scape (Seong Jun Lee), X13 The Scan (Clemens Kogler), Infinity (WoW), The End of Eternity (Institut Gotze), Strata #2 (Quayola), Without You (Tal Rosner), Fragments from Atlantida (Olga Mink & Scanner), She Goes (Dandelion + Burdock), Syn emergence (Richard Bevan, Anima + Devouassaoud, kajdan, maurice + lasbleiz)

Very cool free compilation from the Dutch web zine Subbacultcha featuring Slow Club, Banjo Or Freakout, A Grave With No Name, Male Bonding and many more Here

"There are some awesome bands emerging in the UK. We've already raved about them in the magazine and introduced you to some of them. And to make it extra easy for you to discover all the goodness that the UK is giving us recently we have made a compilation that will make you say: "The UK is A-OK!". Subbacultcha

Very cool and free song from the indie Midlands rockers Robot Disaster.

" Because we love you all so much, we're giving away the B-side to our future single 'Electric Shocks' for free right here, it’s called 'The New Campaign For More Sound' produced by Sean Genockey "

Mp3 | Robot Disaster - The New Campaign For More Sound

Wonderful work of New York Photografer Aaron McElroy.

" In my work I toy with the thinnest lines set between reality and a sense of the unreal. Through to the admixture, I further adjust to a reality punctured, a more surreal placement of life, lying just beneath a surface. Scenes in their randomness, the moments underneath--the subject is one not detracting from reality, but only serving to punctuate the delineation away from reality, towards the essence. " Aaron McElroy

This just landed of my email and it promises.
Adam Kesher is a Indie French band and they have been having a lot of help from people from the bussines, the debut album album "Challenging Nature" is produced by Dave One (Chromeo) with additional mixing from Philippe Zdar (Cassius), A-Trak and Pierrick Devin! They have been touring and sharing stages with Phoenix, Deerhunter, Cassius, Digitalism, Busy P and Surkin. Get the first single “Hour Of The Wolf" for free Here

Gorgeous super 8mm film shot in the Netherlands during one of the toughest winters since years produced by the Dutch team J.T. Sterkenburg and K. de Vries aka Muziektelevisie from Groningen.

Watch | Elly Nieman - Gebroken Wit

For a few months already i was thinking if i had lost the interest in drone music or if there are less records being produced, is really difficult for me to explain technically what is a drone and even more difficult is to explain in words what makes a excellent drone record. I started listening to this genre with William Basinsky, Belong, Stars of the Lid, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Tim Hecker and Dead Texan so i based my assumptions based on what i heard on these wonderful records.

This week i received an email from Kyle Bobby Dunn a minimalist composer from New York and after listening to what he sent me i was stunned and i recommend it for anyone that is into Ambient, Experimental, Classic Contemporaneous music. Kyle Bobby Dunn - A Young Person's Guide To is released by Low Point

Mp3 | Kyle Bobby Dunn - Promenade

Audiopleasures Mixtape

Mp3 | Blue Scholars - New People [ Empire Remix ]
Mp3 | Future Islands Feat. Katrina Ford - In the Fall
Mp3 | Health - Die Slow [ Clark mix ]
Mp3 | Jaguar Love - Up All Night [ Dolby Anol mix ]
Mp3 | Jeuce - Flavour [ Coin Operated Boy mix ]
Mp3 | Plaistow - Altenburg [ Dincise mix ]
Mp3 | Reflekt - Need To Feel Loved [ Barletta mix ]
Mp3 | Soft Moon - Breathe The Fire
Mp3 | The Cloud Im Under - Girls Vs. Boys
Mp3 | The Golden Filter - Hide Me [ Clock Opera mix ]
Mp3 | Titiyo - Drunken Gnome [ Montauk mix ]
Mp3 | Vats & Yana - Blue Anhestesy

Download full Audiopleasures Mixtape

Sunday 11 April 2010

Eskamon, Holy Fuck, Hamburger Eyes, Bonnie Prince Billy and the Cairo Gang, Open Music, Kyke Leeper, Urban Abstract, Machinefabriek, Petra McCarthy

EPIC ! EPIC ! EPIC ! blew away what was left from my ears.

This is the first time im gonna mention the words Dub Step in this blog, it doesnt do anything for me and buzz around it is just to much.

The thing is that i love GLITCH and since Vladislav Delay invented it i never heard anything that would get remotly close, few month back an idea slide my litle thinking head, Dub Step vs Glitch could be an explosive mixture, drones and glitch thats a killer waiting to be created.

"ESKAMON is the new colaboration project between Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune) & Eskmo (Warp, Planet Mu, Ancestor). “Fine Objects” is the first single by the duo that’s set for release on Eskmo’s own imprint “Ancestor.” "

Listen to the first single "Fine Objects" sampler @ Eskamon

Oh yess, im so gonna be there

Mp3 | Holy Fuck - Latin America
Mp3 | Royksopp - Happy Up Here [ Holy Fuck Remix ]
Watch | They Shoot Music

Documentary about the photographers that put together the black and white photo zine Hamburger Eyes

Watch | Hamburger Eyes

Ive listened to the new Bonnie Prince Billy & Cairo gang "The Wonder Show Of The World" record for a week and im surrendered , his best since the 2006 "The Letting Go", its very sixties folk and at times it sounds a lot like Jefferson Airplane , Buffalo Springfield ... etc ...

Mp3 | Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang – Play, Guitar, Play [ Conway Twitty Cover ] “non-LP Preview”

Launched in November 2008, OpenMusic is an open source music label run by musicians that operate from Brighton, UK.

We don’t believe in the conventional record label. OpenMusic’s objective is to release great music and sound projects from around the world, in a freel, share-friendly and re-distributable manner. We encourage you to redistribute individual tracks or whole releases via sharing links, Peer-to-Peer networks, MP3 Blogs and any other form you see fit, as long as you respect the rights of the respective Artists and follow the rules of the Creative Commons Sharing License. This is Open Music

Cool remixes from the Aussi producer Universe.

Mp3 | Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer [ Universe Remix ]
Mp3 | DCUP – To Be In Love [ Universe Remix ]

Awesome skateboarding by Etnies Kyke Leeper

Watch | It's Not Where You Go, It's How You Get There

"Urban Abstract is a journey across urban space that unfolds in forty, 5 second parts. The journey, in one, two and three dimensions, is a bit like abstract surfing in which the original destination is only reached after a number of seemingly random yet linked detours occur. Points , lines, planes and other abstract elements create a journey through an Urban Abstract." Jopsu Ramu

Watch | Urban Abstract

Free compilation album from Dutch electronic producer Machinefabriek,
18 exclusive tracks from ‘the old days’ 2001-2004, get it Here

Petra McCarthy unique abstract acrylic paintings.

"My work is deliberately located within the expressionistic tradition of abstract painting. A spontaneous type of organic abstraction is being explored but through a process of inversion. The formal concerns of colour and mark making are called into question and the surface disrupted and subverted through the specifics of the process of making and assembling" Petra McCarthy

Yesterday's 2nd annual BBQ
Westerpark Amsterdam

The noisiest bastards in Amsterdam,
Hank Disaster (Bon Sprit Amsterdam) vs Moi je Veux (Audiopleasures) @ Rock Legends, Club 21

Secret wars @
Sid Lee Gallery Amsterdam