This June, the Typographics festival and conference for type and design is returning to New York for its second year, and we’re delighted to sponsor it again. It’ll be a week full of talks, workshops, and tours, all in celebration of typography. The main conference takes place on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, […]
Month: May 2016
[Music] Sten Erland Hermundstad – Pictures Of A Piano
Sten Erland Hermundstad is a Norwegian pianist I stumbled across while cleaning out my Soundcloud account. He plays in a truly sublime fashion and would have done well had he been signed to an appropriate label like ECM Records.
[Film] Why Mamoru Oshii Doesn’t Want To Make Anime
Mamoru Oshii, perhaps the most famous director of anime films working today, has decided he’s had enough.
Kotaku.com has more on Oshii’s disinterest in his medium here.
[Music] Creation VI – Myth About Flat World
Dmitry Fedoschenko pointed me to this new release on his label, Black Mara Records. It is a slow, deep, echoing ride down a chasm into a digital cave, where the sounds envelop you much in the way the masters like Steve Roach and Robert Rich, especially in his collaborations with Lustmørd, used to do. Black ambient has a wonderful future in Russia.
[Film] “Ida”: A Film Masterpiece
Thanks to dear Ana Uvar, who shared this intriguing film. It looks to be one worth hunting down.
David Denby of The New Yorker reviews the film here.
[Music] SPK: From Disease to Disco
Vice Magazine is terrible for politics now. However, whoever is editing their music articles is going sterling work. We continue on introducing readers to SPK, courtesy of this article posted by Moe Bishop here.
The song featured above, Retard, is from SPK’s album, Auto Da Fé.
[Music] Unsettling The Score: Graeme Revell, from SPK to Hollywood
Graeme Revell was the founder of Industrial music’s most brutal group, SPK. He went from using pieces of metal and grinders to making dark movie soundtracks, and has made a great name for himself in Hollywood.
Pantograph-Punch has a full article on Graeme’s career development here.
[Music] Watar Ensemble – Safar Qareeb
It’s great to post something positive out of Palestine. This is the Watar Ensemble, who hail from Jerusalem.
[Music] Mike Barnett, Co-Founder of The Lettermen, Dies at 89 — Variety
Mike Barnett, a founder of hit vocal group The Lettermen, died Friday at his home in Camarillo, Calif., after suffering from heart problems. He was 89. Born Roy Barnett in Oakland, Calif., he began singing and dancing in Las Vegas shortly after world War II. He was cast in the chorus as well as specialty spots in many……
via Mike Barnett, Co-Founder of The Lettermen, Dies at 89 — Variety
[Music] Cluster – Fotschi Tong
Cluster are the grandfathers of ambient and electronica. This is one of great places to start if you want to learn the history of electronic music.