Music & Stuff

If Alva Noto’s music were a machine, what a beautiful looking machine it would be. What exactly the machine would be doing is up for debate, but this video may give you an idea.

spring/autumn 2012,
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Neutrals to yellow.

It’s a most difficult sort of color transition, and Missoni has done it so well this season. Here is the video for their show. Love it, and if you can, live it.

The ETRO line is great (though quite conservative) as well. Their models may be drunk, uh oh, ‘w3 dont kn0w’. We do think their music is contemporary without being trendy, nouveau without being annoying, us while being more expensive…

my puffy,

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This applies to us:


This applies to you:

Yesterday, one of our spacial cadets visited us in NYC. Whist boozing, using, losing, and listening to music, our comp-uterus’ shuffle began playing Wanderlust, from Björk’s 2007 album, Volta.

The ensuing discussion came to a couple of conclusions:

2) First, We are in L O V E with Björk (pronounced: batshit-crazy). She is a prime example of how genius and insanity are essentially two sides of the same Incubus cassette.

1ne) Björk’s new Biophillia project is, albeit somewhat clumsy at times, a very innovative way of experiencing music. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Björk’s album is named for the biophillia hypothesis, which is the notion that human beings are universally and subconsciously linked to all other living things. Björk’s project is an iOS app that allows you to listen to the album whilst touching and manipulating a diverse array of mini-games and applets. It’s a very engaging, holistic way to experience music. You can check it out: hear. Or, just watch the intro:

4st) Björk is adorable. Watch her explain/discover/invent how a television works.

#) Her new album, musically, is great. Listen to Crystalline:

Have it her way.

Move over,

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Being the lovers of the 60’s sexploitation cult aesthetic that we are, we thought we’d share some rather spectacular music videos that we came across whilst exploring the interwebternet.

They have everything we like in a music video – visually striking imagery, good music, beautiful women – yet something leaves us wanting. Director Marc Gómez del Moral delivers, no question, but all the videos feel the same to us.

“Maybe that’s the point?”



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What’s the difference between a fart machine and “womp womp” dubstep?

Homemade bubbles,

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Kanye West’s Runaway is many things – a magnum opus, an audio-visual experience seeped in West’s obsession with design, and perhaps above all, a hipster’s dream come true.

(What we’re saying, Kanye, is that we’re trying to get on board.)

There’s something pretentious about it, though. That is, the “in-fashion” art direction and blatant desire to be some sort of “art film” come across, at least to us, as simultaneously desperate and condescending. By no means does this render the film unwatchable, but it certainly makes it a somewhat awkward experience. The actors are beautiful, but they just can’t seem to deliver a believable line. It’s emotionless and the whole thing just doesn’t feel natural to us.

The music, of course, is great, and the visuals are, when not overly computerized, beautiful, and the despite that the acting is terrible, there’s enough charm in the fact that Ebanks is stunning and West is dapper to make it alright. All in all, we really do want to like it.

For now though, it feels like a mere music video – eye candy level entertainment worth little else. It’s fun, pretty, and an aural treat, and if you’re able to ignore the “painfully-trendy” feeling of it all, it’s definitely worth a watch.

Here goes nothing…

Tramp stamp,

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