In this bi-lingual Japanese and English interview, Jon Barthmus of Sun Airway and Takayuki Nakazawa, art director and designer for Japanese art collective NAM, offer their perspectives on designing an album cover together.
"There are things I've seen and experienced in this world – things they don't talk about in too many books. I'm not even talking about psychedelics, I'm talking about true experience, on this plane of existence..." -- Steve Ellison of Flying Lotus
The music video for tUnE-yArDs’ “Bizness” fluttered through the internet as a colorful extension of main lady Merrill Garbus’ long-standing style of bridging movement, geometric facepaint, and playful insanity. It was Garbus’ first video to reach the extreme masses, and it, along with the music video for “My Country”, were directed by San Francisco’s Mimi...Read...
"I truly believe that whatever an individual gets out of a particular piece of art is far greater than anything the artist could have intended." -- Quinn George
"What I feel is: everyone is fed up but most people are terrified of losing whatever little commodity they have conquered by publicly admitting it." -- Ikonoklasta
“Night Song”, shot entirely in a single take and without the teeniest bit of post-editing, sees a scramble of projected black and white characters, shapes, and words transforming vocalist and director Kim Krans’ face and form into entirely new compositions every couple seconds. In the brief Q&A below, Krans addresses the concept behind the video...Read...
"The denser the number of events a second, the more we lose the facts itself, gaining objectivity but losing humanity." -- Gabriele Ottino
"There is a certain freedom and release associated with this transformational and transcendent state. That release from the boredom and restraints of life can be incredibly uplifting." -- Matt Scharenbroich