Archive for May, 2010
Love the new Kylie Minogue video for the first single off her new album, titled Aphrodite, coming out on June 6th. Might seem like an underwear or perfume commercial at first, but it keeps getting better.
via: Arjan Writes
1925 (aka Hell)
Experimental animation by Max Max Hattler based on based on the French Spiritualist artist Augustin Lesage’s painting A symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World’ from 1925.
The new album Swim, from Caribou, was released this week and although it’s a good album and reminds me a little of the Knife’s earlier work, it’s not a dance album. Dan Snaith (Caribou), talks about making the new dance album in a Pithchfork article.
I got excited by the idea of making dance music that’s liquid in the way it flows back and forth, the sounds slosh around in pitch, timbre, pan… Dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water, rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance music does.
I like the concept, but there isn’t one track that is going to get a dance floor moving, unless it’s the end of the night and you want the floor to be moving it’s way to the door.
Great little animation by Cormac Kelly that could actually be a visual metaphor for the banking industry.
David Lynch has been churning out some commercials lately and his latest is a strange 16 minute short for Dior titled Lady Blue Shanghai. It features French actress Marion Cotillard searching for a glowing purse.
via: Brand X
Actually I think Goldfrapp is great but watch the new video for Alive and you will understand.
I’m glad I never had to endure social engineering films as a kid, although I have watched quite a few as an adult because I find them funny and often creepy. Ashleigh Nankivell takes the creepy to a whole new level revealing something more sinister in both the collective belonging as well as the individualistic identities in her remix of the short film “Helping Johnny Remember” which was originally from 1956.
I don’t know how many times I have fallen asleep with my face in a book, although lately I’m falling asleep with my laptop. I know I’m gonna kill it that way and have to go back to reading books before bed.
Check out this whimsical series of photos titled Get Back in Your Book from Canadian photographer Lissy Elle.
Loving this electropop track and remixes from the mysterious band Monarchy.
It’s been a while since I put out a playlist and I wanted to share some new mixes and artists with you. A couple of songs you may have already heard, like the TV spot favorite Sweet Disposition by the Temper Trap or Miike Snow’s Sylvia, but I thought the remixes were worthy of posting.
I love these weird pod sculptures from Colin Christian. If the films 2001 Space Odyssey vs. Alien were to be made into a movie, these would definitely be the new creature eggs and instead of a cave, they would be incubating in a Eero Saarinen building.
If you’re not familiar with Uffie, you should be. Ke$ha knocked off her earlier sound, dating back to 2006, but this new track is hot and a departure from her previous work. The track ADD SUV is produced by french producer Mirwais and features Pharrell Williams. Her upcoming album titled, Sex, Dreams and Denim Jeans will be out on May 31st . The album title reminds me of those banned Calvin Klein Jeans commercials from the 90s.
Uffie – ADD SUV (feat. Pharrell Williams)
The dance floor will always cure a broken heart.