Liquid moments of saltwater in motion, featuring some very pretty shades of blue: Mocean, a film by Chris Bryan.
Visual trip and aural journey: Rob Simonsen’s short film Rêveries comes with great landscape shots, an abstract-but-not-too-abstract narrative and a fantastic soundtrack. Well worth spending 12 minutes of your lifetime. Low lights, big screen and good soundsystem are highly recommended.
“There is this sense […] of ‘the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people.’ […] That’s not activism, that’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not gonna get that far. That’s easy to do.” Barack Obama
Bristolian legends Pinch and Addison Groove teamed up to create their own blend of mezcal, aged in Islay malt whisky casks for an extra smoky finish. Sounds like it’s worth having a shot.
More and more people consider themselves to be “spiritual”. And while few of them can actually pin down this term, many agree with “spiritual” wisdoms and statements that to the unenlightened mind make no sense at all. Like this one, for instance:
How gentrified is your neighbourhood? Polish illustrator Kasia Babis provides a checklist.
A name that brings back Nag Champa flavoured memories of days spent between flourescent depictions of mushrooms and eleves: Bluetech. The North American artist had quite a unique sound already 15 years ago, when his mellow Downtempo Psychedelia were released on quality imprints like Aleph Zero or Interchill. Pleasure to hear that he didn’t lose…
“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.”
Thirteen years ago, in October 2006, one of my DJ mixes was part of the (long discontinued) DJs Anonymous series. Quite a trippy affair revolving around melodic bangers from Stephan Bodzin, Thomas Schumacher, Extrawelt and the like. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download link
Very much to the point. Also an ingenious PR idea. A win-win-situation?
Lots of German talk, but also many moving pictures that speak an universal language. 3000Grad Festival is always a good reason to spend summer in Central Europe.
Bass-heavy grooves with a jazzy edge, recorded live at 3000Grad Festival 2019. You’ll need some proper speakers or headphones to feel it.
A Russian take on the opening sequence of the Simpsons.
Kinetic audiovisual laser stuff.
Great landscapes, great videography, some nice waves, and some truly extreme conditions.
Old, but gold: This short film was published on the old version of this blog already, before the rebuild. Today it’s still very fresh and exciting, both in respect to the animation skills and the underlying message. Gotta love the end…
“All manner of dub, flowing from the oceanic stylings of the opening cut to the mid-way point’s deep atmospheres and the closing cut’s floating pads—all of which are underpinned by deep low-slung grooves.” Via XLR8R.
Immersive video mapping experience inside Montreal’s Notre Dame cathedral.
Hypnotic quality as usual from Sebastian Mullaert. But what really hits the mark is the vocal sample in this Wa We Wu track, taking you on a meditation on the willingness to give up hope.
A Strangely Isolated Place shares a great recollection of some of the Ambient, Downbeat and mellow Electronica goodness that made 2018 another year of fantastic new music.