Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Möbius Music Box

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

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Eadweard Muybridge

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Pool It

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Coolest album cover ever????

Draws Good

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

via Draws Good work of Michael Myers

R.I.P. Altered Zones

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Sad to see the top notch underground blog collective Altered Zones is closing it’s digital doors. From the outset I found the site to be a good idea with a really cool aesthetic and a very nicely executed site design. It was an interesting move for the increasingly corporate feeling (yet I would argue still quite important) Pitchfork behemoth to take and there were plenty of haters when the site first appeared. Most basically thought it was Pitchfork trying to cash in on the kids in underground scenes but if so, that was never really apparent as a visitor to the site, mostly by virtue of the lack of advertising. Others said it was just Pitchfork trying to gain a little street cred but would it be too naive to propose that someone just thought it might be a cool and timely idea and had time and money to blow? Probably naive but still I say screw the haters and cynics. For the most part I found it to be a valuable addition to the creative music community. I didn’t love all of the music I found there but it was always something interesting and often from unknown diy’ers and much of it I did really like. Some have accused the site of being too elitist and too hip for it’s own good but as someone who runs a micro label I found many of the bloggers and the editors there to be pretty open and accessible and that they tended to cover a lot of different types of stuff while still maintaining somewhat of a cohesive feel. All in all I think they genuinely gave voice to segments of the current deluge of music being made that don’t have a good central meeting place on the web.
One of my favorite things about the site was the really great backgrounds, logo, typography and the general design of the project. It nicely captured a sort of retro future or future primitive that I liked. Reminded me of the awesome art from my dad’s old Omni Mags from the 80’s. In honor of said backgrounds and the site in general I’m posting a couple here to check out though the site will apparently be kept up as a sort of time capsule for future explorers. BTW another good site that covers much of the same kinds of sounds and scenes (and seems to be totally independent) is the Digitalis offshoot Foxy Digitalis, long may it live.

Tape Op #85 Brian Eno interview

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Tape Op is by far one of the best magazine for recordists out there. It’s subtitle, “The Creative Music Recording Magazine”, sums up what is different and appealing about it. From the DIY homemade gear articles, to great interviews and gear reviews, there is a certain candid and inclusive perspective that runs through the content. With subscriptions still being free it’s a must for anyone into recording music. The current issue has a really good interview with the renowned Brian Eno. The interview itself is not available online but there is a little article on the images used for the piece. Check it out here and subscribe for goodness sake!

Brion Gysin’s Dream Machine

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

This looks like fun. Hard to find a good video with appropriate soundtrack so I’m posting a nice meditative piece from Terry Riley. Play them together for best effect. Order you own machine here.

Album Cover Design #1

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Great designs from weird obscure albums.

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BYOB Tokyo

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Herbie’s Sunlight back

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

via Jazz Album Cover Crypt