Forthcoming on LARJ is a double track debut EP from Christian Beisswenger (one half of Arto Mwambe). Full of fine fragile details for attentive ears with a wholesome bass swirl.
The Citizen’s Band – West 42nd
New video for channel 4 following the last remaining dinosaur. Super shots and editing including footage on tour and in the studio. Featuring casual chats and new tracks from the forthcoming album.
Signed to Southern Fried Records, Stoke born, Sheffield bred, London based Firas gave a shout after his track Go Right was featured on PP11. Gladly accepting a mix proposal after hearing many more pleasing productions, which feature slow burners and deep delights. There’s no track listing in a bid to encourage crate digging and incite intrigue. Contagious compilation containing dreamy disco, hitting house and grooving garage.
Greymatter gets the visual treatment again with a new video for ‘Give It To Me Slow’ by Colour Club. Animated black & white wonders of retro bitmap graphics with some modern three dimensional twists. Previously John Malcolm Moore directed/produced and animated the video for ‘Tesla’. A similar neutral aesthetic, but with projections captured on film. Two truly visual treats!
The Baltic Center in Newcastle is hosting the first UK exhibition by New York based artist Mariah Robertson.
The stunning works on display have been created by manipulating large scale photographic material, painting on the pieces in her darkroom by dripping chemicals and exposing various objects onto the papers surface.
Although some pieces have been roughly cut and framed on the gallery walls, the vast majority of the work on show has been displayed as a complete single structure made up of hundreds of singular images which hangs from the ceiling, unravelling it’s way across the gallery space like a large film strip.
What stricks most about Mariahs work is how organic the images seem dispite the very apparent man-made process of there creation. Using a selected mix of materials and colour, Palm leaves exposed in green and yellow give the impression of lush tropical environments, isometric shapes in brown and red from rocky landscapes and full-size male nudes form ghostly figures, trapped inside the image and pressed up against the surface of the work.
Mariah’s exhibition will run until the 30th of October at the Baltic Centre, Newcastle. For more information you can visit the galleries official website Here
As regular readers know myself and Mush recently graduated from University. This short time between education and employment has enabled us to take a bit of time out to travel and try new things. With Mush jetting off to Oslo, I found myself touring the country from Cornwall to Scotland.
One of the first sights I saw on my trip was the Turner prize-winner Martin Creed’s installation at the Tate St Ives entitled Half The Air In A Given Space, this playful piece saw the Tate’s sea-facing gallery filled with hundreds of ballons with the artist inviting visitors to interact with the work.
Angie Walter can usually be spotted djing in Oxford featuring exceptionally smooth transitions. The familiar house and disco direction, as found in her recent mix, has made way for this more subdued affair with a left field selection. Well suited for a cross Norwegian train ride or late night lounge.
01. Gina X Performance – Hommage à BB
02. Alan Parsons Project – Total Eclipse
03. Der Räuber und der Prinz – Moogwalzer
04. Digitonal – 93 Years On
05. Mama Cass – I Can Dream Can’t I
06. Jimi Tenor – Love In Outta Space
07. Piero Umiliani – Disgelo
08. Boards Of Canada – Zoetrope
09. Beta Band – Troubles
10. Can – She Brings The Rain
11. Faust – Giggy Smile
12. Giampiero Boneschi – Sisy
13. Piero Umiliani – Alba sul Mare
14. Piero Piccioni & Shawn Robinson – Once and Again
15. The Lost Generation – This Is The Lost Generation
16. Donald Byrd – Stepping Into Tomorrow
17. Sons and Daughters of Lite – Ju Ju’s Door
18. Two Banks of Four feat. Canning Town Socialist Collective Choir – Brilliant Circles
19. Recloose feat. Jonathan Crayford – Paepulsariki
20. Sun Ra – Sleeping Beauty