Archive for April, 2007

Two Spirals – More Ferrofluid

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Nicely synchronized ferrofluid manipulation and music. A soothing liquid world of gently bedaggered monoliths.

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Sho Uchida Photography

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

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Inviting photography from Sho Uchida with moments of intense stillness.


Pencil Carving

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

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It’s hard to imagine the amount of work that went into creating these tiny intricate carvings. It must take incredible patience and control. There are some very cool ideas.


Take-Away Shows

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

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Take-away shows” is a fantastic idea, and it’s brilliantly executed. A combination that warms the bosom indeed.

Basically you take high-quality cameras and sound equipment, find a band, and convince them to run away and play a mini-set in some randomly-chosen nearby urban locale. The results are simply fabulous.

For instance: Even if you don’t particularly enjoy The Arcade Fire, how can you resist the charm of an entire 8-piece band playing packed comfortably into a freight elevator. It’s really quite hard to miss the feeling.

There really is something for everybody.


He – Empty

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

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Artist: He
Song: Empty
From album: Further Shore
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He plays super-tight indierock. He is from Japan. He has tuneful vocals and makes charmingly boisterous and sensitive guitar sounds and clicky crashy drum sounds. He is not boring to listen to. He is worth getting to know. He is fun to take with you on car rides.

Now that you know him, I hope you can enjoy your new life together.

Ayuo – A Stranger

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

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Artist: Ayuo
Song: A Stranger
From album: Aoi
Genre: Gilded Spacyness
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This song is a giant golden Buddha statue floating above some foggy downtown neighborhood. It starts emitting shiny sound waves, making heads turn all over the city. Makeshift rope-ladders are improvised and flung in tandem. People climb through the air in pursuit of dance. A new landscape is discovered beyond city walls. They climb and sway and swing, in the sun and awe.

I’m not sure where or when I found out about Ayuo, but they are definitely interesting.