Monthly Archives: September 2014

You are listening to…

You Are Listening To… is a fantastic experiment in ambient sound and visuals. Taking live streams from police scanners in various US cities, with a backdrop of eerie, Michael Mann-esque streams of neon-lit freeway traffic, and a randomly chosen soundtrack … Continue reading

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Other realms

‘The weird afterlife of the world’s subterranean ‘ghost stations’‘. Also seen and noted. ‘Unseen London’ is a project by Peter Dazeley (and now a new book from Frances Lincoln), while Virtual Architectures promises ‘immersive explorations of ruined and unbuilt architecture’. … Continue reading

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Looking back

At some point yesterday, our WordPress stats counter clicked around the magic one million mark. Things has been on WordPress since Spring 2010, some nine years after we followed the weblog herd to Blogger and started posting. Amazing how muddy … Continue reading

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Tweets, mystique and shouting into the void

Yesterday’s Papers: The End Of The Music Press is a radio show that looks at the ‘long decline of pop in print’. Always a good excuse to look through the (sadly dormant) Archived Music Press page and ‘Like Punk Never … Continue reading

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Piece by piece

Conrad Bakker’s ‘Untitled Project’ series are sculptures that replicate common objects. The Robert Smithson Library and Book Club, for example, creates wooden sculptures in the form of classic books, while The Crystal Land is a series of paintings of rock … Continue reading

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There’s something moving

The Quest for BBC Space Themes, a long-running thread which sent us off to find this great version of Also sprach Zarathustra by Eumir Deodato Almeid / Bubble machines by Nicholas Hanna (via The Fox is Black) / yet more … Continue reading

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To here knows when

Yellow Loveless is a Japanese My Bloody Valentine tribute album. Blue Loveless is a Korean My Bloody Valentine tribute album. Or why not listen to Grondo McRanny’s Loveless cover album in full. Or a bit of Japancakes’ version. You can … Continue reading

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People who live in glass houses

Corb comes across like the pantomine villain he could often be, in Taya Zinkin’s Guardian interview from 1965: “The good woman was afraid that when her sons get married their children would fall off [the terraces] and kill themselves, as … Continue reading

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Small link collection

A selection of hypnotic pixel gifs by Paul Robertson / ghostly gifs / a new website from pocket map experts Herb Lester / more angular concrete at German Post-War Modern, a tumblr / a nice overview of ten years of … Continue reading

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Monday morning things

Innovating laziness: the rise of the remote control / arty webcam fun with Gush by Adam Ferriss / It’s Nice That presents some images of old cinemas to flag up the arrival of the English Heritage Tumblr / ‘white knuckle … Continue reading

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Circles in the road

Some beautiful urbex images at Monsieur Menschenleer’s flickr stream / more photography: Pierre Folk’s portfolio ‘By The Silent Line‘, images of la Petite Ceinture, the abandoned ring road railway in the heart of Paris. More at this BBC story / … Continue reading

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A momentary lapse of reason

Alex North’s unused score for 2001: A Space Odyssey is finally being released on vinyl / Top Five Architecture Maps / cheery infographic: Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010 / new design titles: Dirty Furniture Magazine vs … Continue reading

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People and Places

The Internet Archive Book Image Database is a mind-boggling resource of over 2.5 million images. Every single one of the 26,270 pages is a surrealist masterpiece of juxtaposition and oddity / the origins of the Asian Sting / after the … Continue reading

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