Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Tracks from the Hinterland LP (2013)
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Labels: 2013, Abscondence, electronic, Ghostly International, Hinterland LP, House, Leafs, Lorenz Brunner, Minimal, Minimal Techno, Recondite, Riant, Stems
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The Solar Film (1980) - Saul Bass & Elaine Bass
Short film that advocates the use of Solar energy by legendary American Graphic designer Saul Bass.
Saul Bass: Wiki
The Solar Film (1980): IMDb
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Labels: ☼, 1980, Always the Sun, Elaine Bass, Saul Bass, Short Film, Solar Energy, The Solar Film
Tycho - See (Beacon Remix)
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Labels: 2014, Beacon, Beacon Remix, electronic, Ghostly International, remix, See, Tycho
Monday, 15 September 2014
Uchū no Kishi: Tekkaman Blade (1993) 宇宙の騎士テッカマンブレード
Super Famicom (SFC) Side-Scrolling Shoot 'em up. Based on the Anime series Uchū no Kishi: Tekkaman Blade, lit. 'Space Knight Tekkaman Blade'. Developed and published by Bec. Released exclusively in Japan.
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Labels: 16-Bit, 1993, SFC, SHVC-T8, Super Famicom, Uchū no Kishi Tekkaman Blade, スーパーファミコン, ベック, 宇宙の騎士テッカマンブレード
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
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Labels: 2014, Art, Bubblegum Art, Chiba, Chibalove, Crows, Girl, illustration, Love, Trinity
Christopher Willits - OPENING
'OPENING' is a 45 minute visual album created by Christopher Willits which is described as an experience, designed to inspire a space of peace and expansion.
OPENING Press Release
"For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space," says music-art guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco. It's an ambition that seems especially befitting of a worldly polymath like Willits. "Sound and light can transform and inspire our imaginations," he continues. "It can be used as a tool to awaken our consciousness." And that is exactly what he has set out to do with OPENING, the veteran Ghostly artist's new immersive audio-visual project.
Across seven tracks of widescreen ambient music, 45 minutes of visuals shot over four years in multiple countries, seven photographs, and a multi-sensory, multiple channel live performance, Willits has created something which might better be thought of as an experience than a simple album. OPENING features Willits' latest music since Ancient Future, his 2012 collaboration with Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto, and his recent production and mastering work on Tycho's “Awake”. The vibrant, enveloping sounds we've come to expect from him are on full display. The quiet majesty of "Vision" ushers us into the sacred world Willits creates, a living universe that billows and heaves alongside slow-grooving songs like "Clear" and "Connect," or with the textural minutiae and harmonic subtleties in "Ground" and “Now”. Closing out the album, "Wide" and "Release" offer the listener a gentle comedown through 15 minutes of transcendent audio, with Willits' delicate guitar manipulations breathing life into the aether of finely textured atmospheres and soft-glowing synths.
The other integral facet to the experience of OPENING is Willits' visual work. After building a library of images from his travels around California, Hawaii, Japan, and Thailand, Willits is unveiling an abstract narrative film, with seven scenes that correspond with the seven songs from the album along with seven limited edition photo prints. The 45-minute film interfuses music and a first-person perspective of meditative scenes -- inspiring nature sections reminiscent of the films Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi and Planet Earth -- to create the space of OPENING.
Willits says, "There are no actors or dialogue in this film. The audience and their perception is the main character, and everyone's imagination is going to create some meaning that's relevant to their own experience. My intention is to create a space where people can open up and expand into, relax and recharge.” OPENING is unlike anything Willits has accomplished before, perhaps because the audio-visual project is about expanding one's mind to invite something new. Or, as Willits puts it, "For me, OPENING is about transformation, the experience of changing oneself to be more of who you know you can be, and, ultimately, the joy that comes with that change."
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Labels: ▲, 2014, Ambient, Christopher Willits, electronic, Ghostly International, OPENING, Short Film, Visual Album
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