Friday, May 21, 2010

new blog

Monday, September 01, 2008

New discovery - Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus aka 'Steven Ellison' is a hip-hop music producer, disc jockey, and laptop musician from Winnetka, California.

He has already released one album, 1983, in 2006 to much acclaim and has returned with his second album titled, Los Angeles, this year. It features lush soundscapes built around texture. The addition of static throughout the album is an interesting choice, sometimes filling over some of the empty space. It often moves at a leisurely pace, with the occasional acceleration.

A true grower, and one of the better albums of recent months.

Monday, April 28, 2008

now for something a little different

If we need money to live, doesn’t that make ‘interest’, that someone may lend you money but you must return more, a type of slavery?

I want a life where our needs can be fulfilled, a desire for excellence, a world not owned, or survived in, but lived. Life instead has become a business, a depressing one where purpose and art is sacrificed for selfish meaningless needs.

The future could be with what is called Frei Geld “free-money. In which money depreciates in value as it ages. This could now be done electronically. In the past it spurred hoarders of money to spend it quickly, pay their taxes quickly and find other reasons apart from money to work. Furthermore, money becomes a medium of exchange, meaning that your neighbour’s wealth could make others wealthier. This then makes us question the notion of “value”.

The main currency system might very well collapse, it is not impossible. A revolution may well be ahead.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Vampire Weekend

the band Vampire Weekend released their self titled debut this week. maybe the best debut since the Strokes Is this It?

Friday, January 18, 2008

radio 1 takeover

Ed and Thom from Radiohead took over Radio 1 last night from 7 - 9pm and it was, as to be expected, a great listen. The inclusion of Burial's 'Archangel' was an exceptional choice, a personal favourite, and one that will now get more attention. I have made some fantastic new discoveries. Listen to it over at the Radio 1 website now.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

No Country For Old Men

It's certainly rare in cinema to see a film and instantly express such admiration and love after only one viewing. Some people would tell you that most of the great films tend to take a few viewings to really appreaciate, and to obviously tell if it holds up to repeat viewings. However, yesterday i saw No Country for old Men in an advance screening, the new film by the Coen Brothers and it blew that perception away. I know for a fact that it will possibly only improve on repeat viewings, that what i had seen was a true masterpeiece. The Coen Brothers managed to make a film closer to their debut, Blood Simple, but also carve a completely refreshing and skillful film that works on so many different levels. Anyone who watches it and thinks it's simply a film about violence is looking at it only superficialy. It's a poetic, intricatly layered film that demands to be seen again. If only for the one of the best endings i've seen in a film for years.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007