Press play and let your mind drift to the sounds of Anton Zap visualized by the inspiring work of Ernest Yakovlev. As the lead single to Anton’s forthcoming album on Apollo Recordings, ‘Water’ is a 10 minute trip into a subaquatic world of sounds and textures, perfectly complemented by the hypnotic and raw compositions of fellow countryman Yakovlev.
Paul Rudolph - Architect (Kentucky, USA 1918-1997)
Always love staring at sketches and renderings of classic architecture. This time we explore some of the iconic buildings designed by Paul Rudolph, an american architect whose works were inspired by Post-modernism and Bauhaus. In fact, he studied under Walter Gropius while attending Harvard in the late 40s. You can dive into his entire archive via the UMass Dartmouth library website to explore his achievements and browse more of his drawings.
Very sad to hear this morning of the early passing of a true legend. Singer, song writer and producer, Anthony Moore, known to fans as Romanthony, reportedly passed away at home in Austin, Texas, on May 7. Cause of death is yet to be confirmed. Though known across the world for his famous Daft Punk collaborations, his own solo recordings are what made us fans in the first place. Let Me Show You Love, and bothversions of Bring U Up, are forever classics. Whilst a loss for music, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
Manny Zambrano aka Optigram recently paid tribute to the ever influential Rephlex Records label with a 2 hour radio show on London’s NTS Radio. Including cuts from Baby Ford, D’Arcangelo, μ-Ziq, AFX, and Drexciya, to name a few; Manny’s mix is a brainy trip through the label’s archives. This one will surely bring some good memories to old followers of the label, as well as inspire the less-familiar to dig deep into the Braindance movement.
Industrial designers Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec are currently celebrating 15 years of creation with a retrospective exhibition/installation at the Parisian Les Arts Decoratifs museum. Titled ‘Momentané’, the exhibition highlights their textile and texture experiments spread across 1000 square-metres. We’d definitely check this out if we were in Paris.
Vinyl manipulator and sound tinkerer Haroon Mirza is currently part of a group exhibition running at Tate Modern’s The Project Space through June 24th. The installation, titled ‘Cross Section of a Revolution’ 2011 , is a three-piece acoustic ensemble made up of looped drummers, an old radio and a light bulb, and a political speech from who knows where. Haroon will also be exhibiting at London’s Lisson Gallery between May 17th and June 29th.
PINCH AND ADRIAN SHERWOOD - LIVE SESSION STREAMING
Fact magazine drops an exclusive live set excerpt from Adrian Sherwood and Pinch, each a dub pioneer in their own right, but from different generations. Whilst Pinch has been a figurehead of Bristol’s significant dubstep scene, founded one of the genre’s most important record labels in Tectonic, and pushed the genre’s boundaries with his own productions; Sherwood is considered one of the chief pioneers of UK dub and has helmed the brilliant On-U Sound label since the early 80s.A joint 12”,Bring Me Weed, and a live show at Sonar Barcelona next month, is set to follow. For now, enjoythis rehearsal exertfrom rehearsals earlier this year; and if it leaves you wanting more, check out this high qualityvideo of the boys in action in Tokyo last month. (props to Fact).