Archive for October, 2014

Date: October 14th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

Nothing

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Passed essay number 9 for my Master of Design course. Here’s the cover, as it says it’s about the experience economy in relation to design. The case used is the Adbusters-initiated Buy Nothing Day, which seems to be all but forgotten today. Perhaps an Occupy Nothing movement is needed to reinvigorate it?

Date: October 12th, 2014
Cate: graphic design, Music

The Alloy Six in Malmö

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Some breaking news from Todo Gira! There will not be a regular club night in October, and this is because I’m putting on this event. It’s going to be lovely to have the talented Alloy Six from Stockholm to play for us in Malmö. This exclusive event at Grand will be free and behind the decks all night you will find Phasing Out. The Alloy Six is a great new garage group from Stockholm (ex Moving Sounds and Fortune-Tellers) and ever since seeing them at the Sinful Mod Weekender we’ve been talking about getting them to Malmö. This month, it just so happened that they will be on their way down to Germany for a small tour, so we’re lucky to catch them. This will be a great warm-up night for Lavarone, where I will be heading the day after. The Alloy Six are still unsigned, but they have a brilliant demo that you should check out below.

Date: October 12th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

MODEST mini identity

Here’s some brand new work that I spent roughly two hours on. Might write my next essay on subculture branding (or “community branding”). More details on this new Weekender to be announced soon, lookout for it on Social Media.

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Date: October 12th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

Todo Gira twin

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The last Todo Gira was a double success, apart from playing our usual set in Söder om Småland, me and Marcus also took a trip across the bridge to play the same set at Din Nye Ven in Copenhagen. I got to play my brand new George Loukas 45, which I later took to Double Sight for a short guest DJ set.

Date: October 12th, 2014
Cate: new releases

The Young Sinclairs | This Is

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One of the most anticipated releases of the year, here’s The Young Sinclairs’… 8th (?) album. It’s called This Is the Young Sinclairs and is out now on Ample Play. As completists will know, the Sinclairs have had a habit of repeating songs over several releases. The new LP is no exception, with the a-side collecting single tracks from the last five or so years. It’s a fantastic chance to own signature YS tracks like “You’re Tied” and “Mona Lisa”, that have only been available on tape before. The devout fan will even also have heard the beautifully languid “Never Uneasy”, a demo of which was posted a few years ago.

The biggest surprise may be the inclusion of a track from singer Sam Lunsford’s self-titled debut album on the a-side. “I Just Wanted to Help” was one of the best of that set of West Coast soft psychedelia. But in fact, this number sets the tone for the rest of the LP – as you flip it over –  the Young Sinclairs sound even more like the one-man-band it’s more or less become the last few years. It is less jangly, more stripped but at the same time laden with studio finery. Just like on Sam’s solo LP these bare-bones arrangements really highlight his prowess with a melody. “That’s All Right” could a been a long lost Dylan demo sung down a phone line. There are echoes of Colin Blunstone and Emmitt Rhodes here and there, and the standout track is “Dead End Street” with its shuffling drums and tugging vocal sounding like it could have drifted in through the window on a San Francisco street in 1968. It will no doubt be interesting to see what Lunsford/YS can churn out in this vein in the future. This stuff  here is already timeless.