Dan Snaith aka Caribou has recorded a podcast for Resident Advisory. This mix airs a series of new tracks from Snaith’s solo production alias Daphni. Originally intended as an avenue to produce club-based tracks, he identifies that the band project soon developed a similar approach. The primary productions are described as sketches that enable mixing other tracks together. Let’s hope there’s more to come as those completed to date are a real treat for the ears.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti on the 12th of January 2010, 1.8 million people were left homeless. In an attempt to raise money for the relief efforts artists Robert Ryan has designed a beautiful and touching print entitled “For Haiti”.
The print reads:
“We are all part of each other and this is my promise, I won’t pass you by and I won’t ignore you and look the other way but I’ll help you build your nest again. This is my promise”
100% of the profit fromevery print sold will go to the Haiti earthquake appeal, with artists hoping to raise £37,200. Prints come in an edition of 200 and are priced at £200 each. For more information please visit the artists offical site Here
Today Radiohead announced the release of their 8th studio album, The King of Limbs. Here’s the official video from the albums first single “Lotus Flower” featuring a warm creeping bass, a loose drum beat and as always, beautiful vocals.
To coinside with the albums release Stanley Donwood, the bands official artist, is holding a solo exhibition entitled “Work On Paper” at The Outsiders gallery in Soho. The exhibition features rare print editions, originals and brand new screen prints. Here’s what the artist had to say about the show:
“Work on paper, I thought… work on paper. The forthcoming show at Mr Lazarides’ earliest gallery acquisition, once an emporium of sadomasochistic paraphenalia called ‘Swish’ and now a sort of shop-cum-gallery called ‘The Outsiders’ is to be an exhibition of various marks that I’ve made on paper. And the thing is, I’m not actually in my studio, but in a kind of no-man’s-land in the crumbling edifice that houses it… It’s at times like this that I wonder why I didn’t listen to my teachers when I was younger, why I laughed at those careers-advice people.”
The exhibition will run until the 12th of march, for more information check out the official gallery websiteHERE
Today sees the digital release of a fantastic four track EP from Wolf Music. KRL‘s Machine Code is tip top with bouncing boom bass, alternating synth chords and a piano breakdown followed by screaming soul vocals that tantalisingly pitch shift. Sensational sound.
Today marks the release of one of the most intriguing prints previewed in the Pictures On Walls winter catalogue, “Sing It Agian” by ARYZ.
ARYZ is a 22 year old student from Cardedeu, a small town near Barcelona. Although still currently studying at collage, ARYZ seems to have already found a trademark style with his first print release showing real maturity. We can’t wait to see his future offerings.
Here’s a quick look at the artist in action (in the white t-shirt):
“Sing It Agian” is a three colour silkscreen print, made in edition of 100 and is priced at £90. For more information please visit the POW website HERE
Following the much hyped and acclaimed early 2011 releases of James Blake and The Streets, I found myself slightly underwhelmed on both fronts. But a remedy was found in Mike Skinner recommended ‘Ghostpoet’ – his new album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’ has the sparse, gloomy beats and sharp, self reflective wordplay that I was expecting from the other releases. Here are a couple of tracks, or stream the whole album here. Hold-Tight.
“This Harlem mixtape is born of our own free associations: For Rupture, Francophone songs sold by scowling Africans along 116th, or old soul and R&B memories being hawked alongside the now-thing bootlegs across 125th; for Sharifa, church sounds tumbling onto the streets and distorted strains of jazz heard from a boombox carted around by a wandering neighbor.. This mix is titled “Harlem Is Nowhere”, after Sharifa’s book which, in turn, borrows the phrase from a 1948 essay by Ralph Ellison. Excerpts are interspersed throughout the mix, along with African rap, disembodied phone calls, and Gil Scott Heron’s time-damaged voice.. Listening to and walking through this city-within-a-city requires having one’s ears to the ground and eyes to its expansive sky. If Harlem is a “nowhere” in the sense of a utopia, we hope to slip – via the music – into that location.”
Rubber is a new film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux (AKA Mr Oizo) which tells the tale of Robert, a tire who inexplicitly wakes up in the desert to find he possess telepathic powers. Featuring and all star soundtrack inclunding the likes of Gaspard Auge (Justice), SebastiAn and Mr Oizo, the film is set to sound as good as it looks. Here’s the trailer: