Fashion worships Antonioni's "Blow Up" as the most perfect film ever about the subject of fashion and photography. Every frame has been called "an epiphany that calls the very idea of framing into question" . TI loves all that but I also loved the music which was the complete antithesis to the expected "Swinging London" pop. (The director's feelings about modern pop music are pretty much made explicit in the scene where a mob of fans inside a swinging London rock club fight for the remnants of a guitar hero's guitar. The fight spills outside. The last fan standing is left with a fragment of guitar ..surveys it and tosses it away) . How great is the design of this LP cover? It is one of the things I miss in the otherwise fantastic age of mp3's...the space designers had to create via those little cardboard squares.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-05-04 19:48.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-05-01 19:30.
What is The Presets going through? This track from their new "Apocalypto" LP called "This Boy's In Love" is top banging. The video had one of the TI crew coming together ...but it has one good idea ...male models wrestling in a milk bath. Editorial!
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-05-01 18:47.
As the city warms up TI is starting to get into vintage house music. Through the magic of mp3's you can find a massive archive of tracks that date back to that time when the music called "house" was a strange new innovation. This track dates from 1988 and was produced by the immortal Frankie Knuckles. Love that as the song veers to the end, the singer whines "I'm not a bitch" before getting out the best on record moan-fest since...Prince. The whole thing is very bad Prince. In a brilliant way.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-04-24 21:33.
Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2008-04-23 17:00.
As a follow-up up to our earlier Ned Rorem post, lovely Joe Lally sent this tip over regarding a screening of a new film regarding the legendary composer.
The Film Society and Juilliard present this definitive portrait of one of America's most revered writers and composers. Following the screening, Matthew Gurewitsch will discuss the film with Rorem and the directors.
Ned Rorem: Word & Music
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-04-18 16:53.
I LOVE The Whip. I love this track: "Trash" . I love the lady drummer pumping them drums. Homegirl is hot on that beat! The whole album, "X Marks The Destination" is pure fire.
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-04-15 16:43.
I track Hood By Air because they are not just a design team, they are a kind of entry portal into a certain kind of here and now. For instance Hood By Air strongly advised that we get past Crystal Castles and move into an outfit called Gatecrasher. We did as we were told and got some excellence for it. I have't yet scored an mp3 (help!) so in the meantime, absorb the excellence at :
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-04-13 17:52.
This is what is banging on TI's decks right this sec. Looooove the bells rising towards the end!
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-04-07 22:00.
Yes I am a Cut Copy addict. I live for bands fronted by guys who also graphic design. Yes I downloaded the new long-player. I admit to listening to it all weekend and I love how one track flows into another . I love the flatness of the mix on the vocals and the kind of dead-pan attitude to the production. Perfect background music for the coming burst of parties TI is plotting to throw this Spring. Long live!
PS itunes has "Lights and Music" from the album up on offer as a freebie "Single Of The Week" . TI banged it for you a month ago but it is a good taster for the 15 track album (which is a bargin at $6.99). Give those kids some love.