This one was hitting a bit too close to home – living with a terribly packed garage warehouse, running off the adrenaline of the one-hit wonder and the reality of how unglamorous it all is.
Lucianblomkamp – Help Me Out
Bookmarking this local fella; big things are brewing for him. Been getting high rotations on FBI, and Triple J recently starting playing his stuff as well.
The official music video for “Help Me Out” below.
Favourite tracks this month:
Baraka – “Hard Side of Life” Scenes
It never gets any easier rewatching this
Meaningless Samples I
I like to think there is something coherent about these audio samples, but there isn’t. These were created using the Figure by Propellerhead app, which is pretty damn rad.
minimal home audio speakers
Been keeping an eye out for a set of speakers to be paired up with the Gramafon Jukebox I backed a few months ago (and hopefully will arrive in the mail soon!)
I’ve been quite attracted to the idea of wall-mounted speakers (Muji, Braun) so that it uses as little functional space in the house as possible. Anything sitting on a table, TV stand, floor, etc. just feels like it’s taking up space when the sole function of it is to enrich us with its brilliant sound, and not how it looks or where it sits. Almost like it’s meant to be omnipresent, and above everything because in its own way, it’s metaphysical. /wankrant
If all else fails, a sexy minimal and wooden finish is a good compromise too. I’m no designer, but what happened to good aesthetic, functional design these days? What happened to “let’s just take a step back away from the bottomline and create something actually pretty damn amazing and clever?” I want to be wowed.
World Movies Dancing Bear Spot
To those who have had the misfortune of ever seeing me dance, my apologies.
This is what is going through my head most of the time.
Casino Versus Japan
Lack of internet access in the past four months meant a bit of a music drought. Then it kinda hit me in the face after picking up “Come along, do” (below) from the Fader mixtape Tycho did. After exploring more of Casino versus Japan’s discography, I was thrilled. It was quite progressive considering when most of the material originally came out (2000s).
Listen via Spotify below:
The Last Emperor – Monk Chant
I remember watching this when I was 7 and thinking, “whoah”. The chanting monks and Puyi’s “mama!” still echoes in my head to this very day.
Like when I’m out grocery shopping with friends. Or in the middle of a pleasant meal.
When I was traveling in the UK, I downloaded the app version of this and played the Xi Loop track (below) on loop in my dorm room.
I didn’t make many friends on that leg.http://www.plasmoandtheinfinitesadness.com/wp-content/uploads/BM205.mp3%5D