“Dissolve” has been haunting me for a few weeks now. Every time that sombre piano hits after the initial glitch, I find my mood instantly resets. I give sole focus to the song every single time. I mean hell, “Dissolve” made me get on here and write this, that’s the power within it. It’s stunning, clever, thought provoking and pulls you into another dimension, where only you and the song exist for a moment. “Dissolve” makes me reflect on me and my day, rather than focusing on anyone else or even the song itself (and the intricacies contained within it) – it’s happy to just take me on a journey. So my day huh? Today, I got the Santa Cruz blue hand with the mouth inside it tattooed on me and it looks rad, I worked all day (still am) and I’m currently waiting on the second burrito from Essex Taco in the Lower East Side on busy Friday night, within one hour, because it was that divine – I also just got called to check I actually wanted the second burrito! It’s the first time Seamless and I have done express re-order and it’s dangerous. I was going to just put “Dissolve” up as […]Read More
We’re always on the look out for a good track to work too. If you get the right song, where you just can’t help but jive with it, then you’re golden. You’re inspired, your ass is moving back and forth in the seat – you’re just generally far more happy with your current situation because of that song. Well “Half Below” by TEPR is our latest “song to work to” gem that we discovered and just can’t get enough of. We were so inspired in fact that we also put together some of our own imagery inspired by listening to the song on loop. We recommend you listen to the song a bunch of times before actually moving on to the video at all. Fall in love with the song first and the video gives you this awesome addition to something you weren’t sure could get better. The song version is 5:55 in length, whereas the video version is just a minuscule 2:14 – although it packs a massive punch in that short time with some fantastic inspiring visuals that are unique, well done and funny (our favorite being the skull kitting himself with his bones as if he is […]Read More
I fell IN LOVE with this song very quickly. I went from listening to it once, to listening to it during a whole random drive I was on. I had left Downtown LA and was looking for some cool coastal roads to drive on. Highway 1 didn’t let me down going up through Malibu and Ventura and then cutting back through the mountains back to Downtown LA. “Reminder” by Moderat was the first song that came on when I started my drive and I literally kept repeating the song this whole drive. Trust me, it doesn’t get old. I’m even listening to it for the 1,000,000th time as I write this to truly capture the art that is “Reminder.” All of this love and I haven’t gotten to the video yet which takes an already incredible piece of art and makes it even better. The video is a very slick, video game looking black and white animation. Directed very well and with a clean, crisp look the film depicts a rebellious teenager that slaves away in a dystopian world, harvesting crystals from a vast grey landscape. This sparkling bounty is given as an offering to a tribal deity, who resides […]Read More
The xx originated that, modern echoey, ethereal guitar tone that they always use but when “Chances” starts you would swear you were about to listen to a The xx track. Not the case though, this song doesn’t go that way at all, Ages end up using it in a more dance music oriented way that works much better in practice than my description sounds. When the four on the floor comes in it does so subtly but when the chorus drops “Chances” becomes some weird anthemic, chilled out dance track with a half time beat that I get goosebumps for. There’s all sorts of cool sounds in this from the heavy snare to the weird glitch rolls and sounds in the background. This song is for the “boy racer” in all of us, pop “Chances” on the sound system and drive through your local high street like a king! Then of course we have the video, an absolutely epic visual adventure, with the use of very cool alpha and luma masks. Sadly I can’t find any information about who directed, created or produced the video which is a shame as we always like to follow the best talent out there […]Read More
Massive Attack are, without question our favorite band of all time. No other band has made such art with their music in the modern era. They put packages together that incorporate art, music and film altogether in one epic whole. It’s no surprise then that, according to GQ that Robert “3D’ Del Naja might actually be Banksy detailing how Banksy artwork pops up in cities that Massive Attack also happen to be playing in. It wouldn’t surprise us, that one of the most elusive and original artists of modern times in Banksy is connected to the ever radical Massive Attack. Who knows? Still, it’s food for thought. Digression aside, above we’re featuring our video of the day “Voodoo in my Blood: by Massive Attack and featuring Young Fathers. The whole video takes place in a city walkway underpass it starts off ominous with our lead, the awesome Rosamund Pike – who kills her performance in this for the record. You can clearly tell the woman in the film is scared, of what becomes clear when a weird 3D flying object comes into the scene. From there you see an awesome performance of 3D renderings alongside live video and this is […]Read More
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