Last year I introduced you to the Ghostly iPhone app, which picked music for you based on your mood. Now they have taken this service online with Ghostly Discovery. Just set your mood by using the sliders and Ghostly picks music suiting that mood from their Ghostly Records database. A very nice way to discover new music. Wish it would go further than just their database though. iTunes or Spotify integration anyone?
October 21st, 2010 | Posted in: documentaries
Here’s a trailer of an interesting movie that is coming our way. Influencers is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends & creativity become contagious today in the world of music and fashion.
Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture. Looking forward to this one. Coming this fall. Not sure what that means though; Looking out the window confirms fall has already started…
Update: You check out the entire documentary online here.
September 7th, 2010 | Posted in: technology
How do you distinguish yourself in the cluttered speaker market? Well, like this. The Speak-er is a set of speakers which can be plugged directly into your mp3 player or your computer. Very cool design. Yours for $100,- at Thinkofthe.com.
July 7th, 2010 | Posted in: photography, websites
As You know, I have a weak spot for Polaroid pictures. Thats why I like No Balls, No Glory; A Polaroid Story that much. Ouni decided one day that she wanted to go out and shoot great artists on her Polaroid cam. And has she succeeded. Among the faces on her blog are Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg and Mos Def. The cool thing is that every Polaroid has a story, which she shares with us. A bit heavy on text, but this gives the pictures so much more meaning. This is what sets her blog apart from all the other snapshot blogs. Love it. Go check it out here.
June 9th, 2010 | Posted in: music
Days like these need some good music. So meet Seabear. Seabear is proof that Iceland does bring good things, instead of credit crises and ash. This Indie band from Reykjavik has delivered an amazing album in We Built A Fire. Very nice tunes that I would describe as easy listening Indy Pop, with the occasional surprise. What makes Seabear stand out from other Indy bands is the broad range of instruments used in the tracks; Brass, violins and rock guitars are all present.
In short: Cool album. Worth more than one spin.
June 3rd, 2010 | Posted in: music
Last week Kitsune Noir pointed me to the album Deep Sleep by Catacombkid (a.k.a. Harrison Mills), and boy was he right. What an amazing album. Catacombkid’s music is best described as dark, dreamy hip hop with a hint of pop. Catch my drift? This is one of those albums you put on repeat and have it play all day without it becoming annoying. And as a true next-level musician Catacombkid has made the album available for free. Go get it here!
May 27th, 2010 | Posted in: music
Ever since my friends of P.Y.T. mailed this to me yesterday it has been on repeat continuously. Which means I just have to share this with you. A nice and happy mix to get you through this Thursday!
Enjoy and pass it on!
May 19th, 2010 | Posted in: music
I have been looking forward to Jamie Lidell’s new album Compass for a while, and finally it has arrived. I must say that I had to listen to it a couple of times to get it. And i am still learning to love it. It’s a complicated album. Far less accessible than the previous soulful Jim album. Compass builds on this soul direction Lidell has taken, but takes it to a far more experimental level.
Complex tracks with lots of different samples, and many different ‘sounds’ between the tracks. Ranging from the R&B’ish ‘She Needs Me to the deep and dark ‘Big Drift’ and ‘You See My Light’. Maybe the fact that Lidell has collaborated with a whole range of different artist explain the big differences between the tracks. The album was written in just one month, and was recorded in the studio’s of Beck and Feist. Other influences also include Gonzales, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Pat Sansone of Wilco.
After listening to it three times or so it is still growing on me, and I am liking it more each time. Give it a shot, and let me know what you think.
April 8th, 2010 | Posted in: movies
Vital, born by the name of Duranta D. Cook is a singer/songwriter who, in my opinion, makes nice tunes. He just released this awesome video for his track Airport, directed by TAKCOM. A perfect marriage between music and video. Enjoy!
(PS. The track is mixed in 5.1 Surround sound, so blast it where available)
April 5th, 2010 | Posted in: music
It’s been a while since I last posted on music. The reason for this is that I haven’t found any albums worth mentioning lately. That was before I heard Down The Way by Angus & Julia Stone. What an album!
Angus & Julia have taken their familiar dreamy folk sound and have perfected it, making Down The Way and ideal Sunday morning chill album, although I can also see myself playing this record over and over driving to the south of France for a surfing holiday. Happy listening!