Splendid Beats Music and Thoughts by Crispy / Leave Trace
Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting

I’m really digging the fusion of ambient, crunky dub, and glitchy IDM in this new album from Liquid Stranger. I was not super into his last one, The Arcane Terrain, but I knew this one was different mere seconds into hearing the first track. Cryogenic Encounters is sure to get a lot of play time from me.

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting

Yum! This preview of the new Solar Fields album is absolutely mesmerizing. It’s the type of music that compels you to stop and just listen. New Solar Fields is always a good thing and this sounds like it could be one of his best releases yet. It drops on December 20, but you can preorder now so you get it on day 1.

Categories: Cool Hunting, Videos

This is absolutely stunning….

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting

Here’s a stupendous netlabel mix by ColtEP, featuring a fine selection of tunes from the British Columbia-based, dub techno label Silent Season. It’s perfect for those grey moments, when you want music that will alter your headspace but doesn’t command too much attention. Enjoy!

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting, Soundcloud Finds, Videos

The latest Younger Brother album was pretty much meh, but the electronic remixes they are stating to tease us with sound like they are going to wash all those bad memories away….

Pound a Rhythm Electronic – Younger Brother by TwistedMusic

Hello …… this is a ruff draft of the electronic version of Pound a Rhythm . You’ll hear the final version when we release Vaccine – electronic ( crap title I know – its a working title i promise)

You’ll probably catch some sort of version of this if you come to any of the Younger Brother sound system gigs coming up.

hope u enjoy

Categories: Cool Hunting

This was too good not to repost:

“The creative and the curious are never truly happy unless they have entered a “flow-state”: a rapturous state of consciousness in which we “loose ourselves and find ourselves” exploring our unending curiosity. This is a state of enhanced lucidity and increased pattern recognition that feeds upon itself. For those of us with that itch, that splinter in our mind that never wavers, our lack of complacency feeds a hunger to always know more….. Curiosity is bliss!” -Jason Silva

Spotted at Imaginary Foundation.

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting, Soundcloud Finds

Check out this stunning deep IDM/trip-hop tune from Melbourne-based Auma, featuring a twisted B. Spears “Toxic” a cappella. On Aug 13, he’s got a new EP dropping on Enig’matik Records. More details on that here.

Toxic by auma

Categories: Cool Hunting, Videos

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

The footage in this little film was captured by the hardworking men and women at NASA with the Cassini Imaging Science System. If you’re interested in learning more about Cassini and the on-going Cassini Solstice Mission, check it out at NASA’s website: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/​science/​index.cfm

Track: 2 Ghosts I, Ghosts I – IV by Nine Inch Nails

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting

Bluetech Rainforest Reverberation cover

Great tunes for a great cause….. here’s the story directly from Bluetech:

I’m proud to announce Rainforest Reverbation: An Amazon Benefit. 100 percent of the proceeds of this album work to end deforestation, species loss, and cultural upheaval in the amazon. You can find out a lot more about the specifics at: www.amazonvoice.org and www.criticalbeats.org.

I’m full of gratitude that I found a way, a tiny way to give back a tiny bit through this tiny offering that I made. I hope you enjoy the music, but even more, I hope that it inspires you to take one little action that matters, and to think about your art and your offering, and how to make it count.

If supporting the protection of the plants, people & culture of the amazon through this music feels good to you, you can find some purchase links below, including full album streaming at bandcamp.

Links below:
Unmixed files at Addictech

Categories: Cool Hunting, Videos, Visual Art

Feast your eyes on this new Mars-1 painting. Sci-fi-meets-visionary-art at its finest.