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

Check out this great compilation, ​Painting Pictures On Silence V1, compiled by Sun In Aquarius, including tracks from Sun In Aquarius, Hypagog, Grouch, Mr. Bill, and more. Fans of my Psilicon Dreams mixes will recognize some of those names and my love for this breed of genre-blending tunescapes, with elements of downtempo, dubstep, glitch, idm, psychedelia, and dub. I don’t know what you call it, but I do know it pushes all the right buttons in my brain. The price is a bit high for a digital release, but it does contain 17 ear-pleasing tunes, and there’s always the option of just buying the individual tracks that move you most. Preview the entire album via the player below and head over to its Bandcamp page for purchase.

Exploring the vast and unexplored expanses of Experimental Electronica, Enig’matik Records presents 16 Artists From Australia,The U.K & New Zealand that have been meticulously handpicked by Label Creator and Artist SUN IN AQUARIUS. All these artists bring forward thinking glitch tinged productions to the table. Songs that contain unsurpassed attention to detail , rich emotional depth and blistering sound design techniques, creating dense Sonic Environments begging to be explored.

Categories: Chill Room, Cool Hunting

Like much of the Internet, I was slightly underwhelmed by the new Younger Brother album Vaccine. There are certainly a few gems on the release, like “Sys 700” and “Tetris”, but for the most part, it didn’t live up to the greatness they achieved with The Last Days Of Gravity. UK fans did get treated with a Deluxe Edition of the album, however, that includes this track “Delina Did It”. A tasty cut for sure. It doesn’t seem to be available outside of the UK, though, which is a crying shame. I want to buy this track and simply can’t. If anyone knows of where US customers and purchase it, please leave a comment for the greater good!

UPDATE:
I spotted this on the Twisted forum

Delina did will get released later this as part of vaccine part 2 – we will probably work on it again for its official release…… Vaccine part 2 is dark.electronic.largely instrumental remixes of vaccine …. we started on it in December and plan to put it out later this year , we will also be doing a purely acoustic version of the album – both will be released together – stay tuned for more info

the reason we never play stuff from FOB live is the hard drive will the album’s studio sessions corrupted and we lost it all – as a result we only have the stereo files…. to play crumblenaut live we had to recreate it

peace n out

benji

x

Categories: Cool Hunting

Amon Tobin posted his new album, ISAM, in its entirety for your streaming pleasure. It’s a departure from the jazz-infused broken beats that he became famous for, but it retains and showcases his meticulous sound-design chops. It all sounds lovely to my ears—with equal parts of melody, crunchy bits, and ambient atmosphere—and I can’t wait to dive deeper with repeat listens. Check out the excellent write-up on Create Digital Music, which contains much more info about the album, including some making-of videos.

You can buy ISAM here: www.amontobin.com/store/album/isam.

Categories: Cool Hunting, Videos

Presenting the most hauntingly beautiful thing you’ll hear all day….

Categories: Cool Hunting, Videos, Visual Art

Rotary Signal Emitter – Side A from The Wire Magazine on Vimeo.

Rotary Signal Emitter – Side B from The Wire Magazine on Vimeo.

Sculpture present a flattened zoetrope on the surface of a vinyl record. The Victorian zoetrope, invented in 1834, was a three-dimensional object that consisted of a spinning cylinder with vertical slits through which still images appeared to move.

Sculpture’s animation requires the use of a video camera to convey its magic, but as can be seen from their videos the effort is well worth it. Just the knowledge of the latent potential contained within the vinyl surface serves to enhance the experience of the music and the spinning disc, even to the naked eye, is a hypnotic spectacle.>

What a spectacular idea and execution! Full details can be found at Hardformat.

Categories: Cool Hunting

Pixelthis on Etsy is making this crazy awesome wall clocks out of old and broken turntables. Get yours here.

Perhaps you are looking for a something a bit smaller? Then there’s always these great laser-cut “Re_Vinyl” clocks from Pavel Sidorenko. There’s a load of different fun designs to choose from.

Categories: Cool Hunting, Visual Art

Check out this beautiful new art print called “Petals” by Andy Gilmore. You can buy it at The Ghostly Store.

Categories: Cool Hunting, Videos
Categories: Cool Hunting, Visual Art

My favorite purveyors of artistically stimulating t-shirts, The Imaginary Foundation, are setting up an art installation and pop-up store next week in San Francisco. The photos of the place and works look jaw-droppingly amazing. If you are in the area, go go go and check this thing out.

OPENING NIGHT
Friday, November 19, 2010
7:30pm–12am
FIFTY24SF Gallery Presents
248 Fillmore Street
San Francisco CA 94117

The artist and scientist may at first seem strange bedfellows. Of the many human disciplines, there are few that could seem more divergent. The artist employs image and metaphor; the scientist uses number and equation. Art creates illusions meant to evoke emotion, while science engages in the pursuit of empirical verification. There is, to some degree, a physiological cause for this apparent divergence: the two halves, or hemispheres, of the brain.

The right side of the brain is responsible for emotions and intuition, the left for logic and reason. Yet the notion of two brains gives rise to the function of one mind. Perhaps it is this one “undivided mind” that presents a way forward through the monumental cultural changes we now face, enabling us to surf this dynamic moment in history from a platform of balance and symmetry.

This installation endeavors to fuse the aesthetic beauty of art and science in order to create a synthesis of mind, one which is as much rational as it is fantastic. Think of this undivided mind as a prototype of human possibility—an evolutionary signal of convergence, harmony, and accelerated progress. The rest is up to us.

POP-UP STORE/GALLERY HOURS
Sat, Nov 20–Sun, Nov 28
Mon–Sat 12pm–6pm, Sun 12pm–5pm

Categories: Cool Hunting

Vintage suitcases turned into badass boom boxes? Yes please! Check out more at Mr. Simo’s blog or Esty shop.