November 2012

Apparat’s Summer ’87 Podcast

Summer is gone, music is still there… Just like Apparat’s music and taste. His latest podcast published at the end of August also works in winter. Whenever a mild action is essential, take a pinch of it.

Masks

Take a look at these fantastic masks made by the wonderful Bertjan Pot studio, very mystical and more a product of chance: »Although seemingly these masks tell stories, this again started out as a material experiment. I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of ​​shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day.«

Green Light Go

As every year, the new Machtdose compilation is out: Green Light Go (last.fm). It is always very simple to get it. The journey starts with a few steps forward: go to the online music store of your choice, order the following tracks, sort them properly in your player and listen to them by the end of this century. This year’s compilation is characterized by the high frequency of hits. Some of them have already arrived in the public’s awareness, some of them are far away from it. Go with the flow!

1. The Chap – Painkiller (Lo Recordings)
2. Balthazar – Throwing A Ball (PIAS/Rough Trade)
3. Prinzhorn Dance School – Usurper (DFA/Cooperative/Universal)
4. Peaking Lights – Beautiful Son (Domino Records)
5. Blixa Bargeld & Teho Teardo – A Quiet Life (Universal Music)
6. John Maus – Bennington (Domino/GoodToGo)
7. Dntel – Still (Pampa)
8. Kindness – House (Female Energy)
9. Twin Shadow – Run My Heart (4AD/Beggars/Indigo)
10. Wild Nothing – Paradise (Bella Union/Cooperative Music)
11. Jonquil – Point Of Go Part 2 (Dovecote Records)
12. François & The Atlas Mountain – City Kiss (Domino Records)
13. Electric Guest – This Head I Hold (Downtown Records)
14. alt-J – Breezeblocks (Infectious/PIAS/Rough Trade)

The Theory

Great cinema from a small source: »The Theory« presents the world’s smallest all action police chase. »Directing duo The Theory presents the tiniest police chase ever seen, made using the world’s smallest ‚pocket video projectors‘. Featuring an escaped convict, a determined cop and a fully armed police helicopter, Speed of Light takes ‚projection mapping‘ to a whole new (and low) level.«

Speed of Light from The Theory

Out of Place

In Robert Rickhoffs world cities are filled with confusion. The Hamburg-based artist invades public space with wit and a great sense of humour. There is also a certain kind of fatality about the way, Rickhoff translates urbanity. Urban exploration done on the computer. Very nice!