Archive for March, 2014

Date: March 31st, 2014
Cate: graphic design

Copies

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Approaching midterm at the Master of Design and the workload is getting heavy. My second essay deals with The Pirate Bay in relation to the Walkman and Paul Du Gay’s “circuit of culture” model. Lev Manovich’s “Media After Software” is worth a read if you are interested in this stuff.

Or you could just re-watch every episode of Soft Focus. I recently watched Svenonius interviewing Stephen Malkmus of Pavement and then Kim and Thurston of Sonic Youth. Brilliant series.

Date: March 21st, 2014
Cate: rediscovered

Double action

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The lists of Record Store Day releases have been published, and here are a couple of standouts. Flying Nun are set to reissue the legendary Dunedin Double EP, consisting of two 12″s featuring The Chills, The Stones, Sneaky Feelings and The Verlaines. Originally released in 1982, the label’s second year, it has become one of New Zealand’s most iconic records along with e.g. The Smoke’s “Never Trust Another Woman” from 1967. Also from Flying Nun, we’re getting a reissue of Bored Games’ Who Killed Colonel Mustard ep.

action

Demon Music are set to release a complete set of Action repro 45s, only available as a box set. This will be the first time The Action’s singles are available since Edsel reissued four out of eight in the early 80s. A great moment indeed.

Date: March 10th, 2014
Cate: Music

Radio Syd

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Last weekend I was invited to DJ at Malmö’s premier 60s night, Klubb Radio Syd. Along with resident Marcus Cawood I was also joined by Johanna (who used to run Club Flipside together with Marcus). It was a real honour, and here’s what I played:

Flavor – Heart Teaser Columbia
The Autographs – I Can Do It Okeh
Toni McCann – Saturday Date Zodiac
Los Bohemios – Dame tu cariño Hispavox
Wanderléa – Vou Lhe Contar CBS
Clara Ward – The Right Direction MGM
Gary Walker – You Don’t Love Me CBS
Furia – Furia BP
The Dream – Rebellion Milkcow
Jason Knight – Our Love Is Getting Stronger Pye 2nd
Double Feature – Baby Get Your Head Screwed On Deram
George Cash – The Phantom of My Past Philips
Los Shakers – Break It All Odeon
Ian & the Zodiacs – No Money, No Honey Philips
The Crazy Boys – Si credile Durium
Debra Swisher – You’re So Good To Me Boom
The Dave Clark Five – I’m Thinking Epic
? & the Mysterians – “8” Teen London
Amanda Humphrey – Power of Love USA
East River Drive – Hard Way to Go Mainstream
The Left Banke – Lazy Day Smash
The Tidal Wave – Searching For Love Buddha
The Plagues – I’ve Been Through It Before Quarantined
The Kinks – Come On Now Pye
Joey Dee & the New Starlighters – How Can I Forget You Caneil
The Evil – From a Curbstone Florida Archive
The Choir – It’s Cold Outside Roulette
Gonn – Don’t Need You’re Lovin’ Dirty Water
The Yo Yo’s – Gotta Find a New Love Goldwax

We also put together a spotify list with some of the tracks we play.
The next night is this Saturday with Sebastian (The Gabb) on the guest decks.

Date: March 10th, 2014
Cate: Music, new releases

Hierophants | Nothing Neu 7″

The Guardian just did a roundup of new Australian bands, failing to mention The Frowning Clouds or Clouds/Ausmuteants side project Hierophants. They have a new single out on Italian label Goodbye Boozy called “Nothing Neu” which mixes Spencer Davis Group with Neu! Also out on the same label is the Clouds’ first single off of the new album. “Beetle Bird” is coupled with a remix by Rhys and Josh from The Horrors.

Date: March 10th, 2014
Cate: Music

Janus

Skærmbillede 2014-03-10 kl. 11.27.08

It’s been a busy start of the year, here’s the first assignment of the new semester at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art. This one is about sustainability and based on a case study of British Channel 4 success Utopia. New season coming this year.

Up next, new mix of new releases, some reviews and a couple of interesting design project.
In the meantime, check out Colin’s ace new Hyperion’s Revenge.