Archive for January, 2010

New Caribou track

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Dan Snaith the man known as Caribou (or Manitoba for the old school) is one artist I really like to look out for. The Manitoba years, especially “Start Breaking My Heart“, were really great and his last 2 records were fun too. He always seems to be moving forward and no two records are the same. His upcoming release “Swim” appears to be heading in a cool new more dance oriented direction whilst retaining his vocal style and organic sounding production. The man himself had this to say about his thoughts on the new record: “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.
Should be good! Download the track “Odessa” (not related to the interesting Bee Gees “Odessa”) here.

Etienne Jaumet

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

out of germany

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Gang of Four – great men

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I think this speaks for itself.

Rye and Wheat harvest

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Here in the midst of winter is a good time to reflect back on the warm days of summer. With that in mind here is a little slideshow of the Rye and Wheat harvest in my front garden. Though the results produce only enough for a small loaf of bread, the process is a good way to reconnect with the source of our real sustenance and the ways of our ancestors. I grow the grains as a winter cover/compost crop that protects the soil, provides organic matter for the soil in the form of extensive roots and provides lots of carbonaceous material for my compost piles. Most of it is harvested before the grain matures so that I can put in spring and summer vegetables but I leave a section in to mature and harvest. Here’s the process:

This is House Music

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here’s another good documentary from the Beeb. This one is a pretty in depth look at the history of dance music. There’s a lot of great music, footage and stories. As a bonus you can practice your Portuguese with the subtitles.

Michael

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Never too late to pay your respects:

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Weird Animals digital release

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The Weird Animals EP will be out tomorrow.  Download a copy at your digital seller of choice. See the store or Disco. page for links.

San Sebastiàn and Zumi camera

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Something new that produces images that look old, in an amazing place.

Paseo por San Sebastián (Harinezumi) from Dani LC on Vimeo.

Real weird animals

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The Maned Wolf, the Giant Mekong Catfish and the Numbat are just a few of the real weird animals you can find at the omgwhatisthat blog. I imagine that there are probably aliens out there who have websites like this about humans.  I and I’s “Weird Animals” EP will be out digitally next Tuesday the 19th.