Friday, March 29, 2013
Takashi Ohashi's abstract animation, "Kou Kou," is one of the most enthralling videos I've seen in recent memory. Two additional Ohashi animations, "With My Umbrella" and "CHANNELER," can be viewed after the jump, and both are filled to the brim with abstract wonderment and wonderful music/sound. In fact, despite embedding them here, I really recommend you view them full-size on Vimeo. Really excited to have stumbled upon these.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I don't know what my problem is. At the end of last year I was putting together my year-end list and mixed up the dates for this release. I received the promo from Pan and thought for some reason it came out November first, not January 11th, or whenever. Even now, I'm looking at Pan's website and see little information about the release. But it's real, and real enough that, within weeks it was worth a spot as one of the best things I listened to last year. And so, this year also. Somewhere I think it was described as future hip hop, and if so, the future is messed up. Which is exciting. Like Prefuse 73 smashed to bits and run through a droning conveyor belt. Anyway, I'm in love with this...
Monday, March 25, 2013
For some reason I lost track of Bill Baird for awhile, but I'm glad I stumbled back into his work. (Appears he's slipped a few albums in between this and the last one I listened to.) Lovely, expansive psychedelic pop starting off where The Beta Band left off, all those years ago. And timely!