Monthly Archives: February 2021

Noises off

The Sound of Mars / Heron, post rocky sounds / music from Machinefabriek / Paso Viejo, music from Argentina / music by Burning Bones / Sail into Night, slowcore shoegaze from Dubai / a fan site of Peter Saville’s sleeve … Continue reading

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Post rock

National Museum of Norway infrared scans reveal author of hidden graffiti on Edvard Munch’s original painting of The Scream. See also X-radiography of paintings and the Radiography of cultural objects / original art from TWA calendars / axonometric rooms by … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday sounds

From The Morgue, a site about movies / Vyomm is a new online estate agent portal, joining Domus Nova, Wowhaus and The Modern House as idle daydream click destinations / somehow we have managed to make 4,000 posts to the … Continue reading

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Visions of a life

Another one for the unbuilt London pile, Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s proposed Centre for Music has been scrapped. The scheme was elaborate and ambitious and the suggested £288m budget seemed woefully inadequate (shades of the Elbphilharmonie). The renders brought to … Continue reading

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Sky scrapings

‘The adidas ‘Future.Craft Strung’ designed by Kram/Weisshaar, a shoe-making robot that pioneers a 3D knitting technology enabling it to produce full shoe uppers on the spot.’ From Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street, coming soon at the Design Museum / 78s … Continue reading

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Ways of seeing

Nightingale, the journal of the Data Visualization Society / Get Offset, a channel about guitars and effects / Wirebird make beautiful guitars / ‘ambient post-rock’ by In Inertia / more music by First Dates / paintings by Stanley Bielen / … Continue reading

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Sounds high and low

‘Ambient music for study, contemplation, work, and sleep’, The Immersion Zone is a live Youtube channel running 24/7 by Steve Roach (via Synthtopia) / link to an entertaining thread about nightmare interviewees / Dear Prudence / the buzz of the … Continue reading

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Friday fumblings

Sisters With Transistors: Pioneers Of Electronic Music, a new documentary (via NPR). See also Electronic Music Experimentation in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (via Synthtopia). Sort of related, The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way), the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

Still no coherent thread / need more screens? Try the Aurora 7. Compare and contrast with Oriol Ferrer Mesià’s modern retro terminal (linked by b3ta / Tape Wizard, a film about Randall Taylor’s Amulets project, which explores the ‘artifacts and … Continue reading

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Monday Meanderings

Architecture for sale: the late Pierre Cardin’s 1970s ‘Bubble Palace’ in the south of France and Joel Silver’s Brentwood Mansion by the late Ricardo Legorreta (for a cheeky $77.5m) / at that price, the buyer might experience a bit of … Continue reading

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Non swimmers

An Historical Collection of Found Paper Airplanes, at Moss & Fog and found via Kottke. Very old school internet. Very lovely / more ephemera, this time collectable rock and pop stuff / epic soundscapes by Echodrone / quirky pop from … Continue reading

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Into dust

Rare Film of Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas (via MeFi) / Gaming in kids’ own words / the Duke Mitchell Film Club / Can you solve the mystery of these 60-year-old travel photos? / Sweden is home to a large … Continue reading

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