Colin Stetson – Those Who Didn’t Run Music Video

Watching Colin Stetson live is an absolute jaw-dropping marvel. With his circular breathing technique, Colin Stetson crafts soundscapes with a bass saxophone like no one else can. This video for “Those Who Didn’t Run” is quite simple, comprised of little more than a few components. Trees, mountains, smoke, waterfalls, and most importantly, the moon, are woven together in brilliant succession with the music to create a synesthetic delight. Directed by Isaac Gale Edited by JoLynn Garnes and Isaac Gale 2011

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Thrill Jockey Announce Upcoming 2012 Releases!

Thrill Jockey’s celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2012, and their upcoming roster is incredible, incredible, incredible, with some Pacific Northwest musicians getting some love. It’s about time someone gave Golden Retriever a wider push, as they’re definitely one of Portland’s best things… we were honored enough to have them play our show not so long ago! Here’s a quick summary of what’s coming up… GOLDEN VOID The union of Earthless space rock shredder Isaiah Mitchell, and Aaron Morgan and Justin Pinkerton. The band will record their debut album this winter. They have previously released a 7″ on Valley King Reords in an edition of 500. GOLDEN RETRIEVER Golden Retriever was formed in Portland, OR in 2008 by multi-instrumentalists Jonathan Sielaff

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Fredrik – Flora Album Cover Art (w/ Designer Interview)

Fredrik – Flora Record Label Kora Records The Artists Design & Photography Ola Lindefelt Mediums & Materials Photography (FED-2 Ukrainian rangefinder camera, Industar 50 radioactive lanthanum lens, expired Fujichrome Velvia 50 film), Scanner Photography and digital manipulations merge in style as Fredrik create their own album artwork and full-length video for Flora.

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Novalima Merge Afro And Peruvian Sounds On Upcoming Album Karimba; “Festejo” MP3 Download

“Festejo” from Peru’s Novalima comes from their upcoming album, Karimba, which will be released on January 31st, 2012, on ESL Music. Translating as “Celebration,” “Festejo” is a whipped blend of Afro and Peruvian sounds with modern electronic effects. It’s kind of a celebration, but it’s more a like a tripped out journey that simultaneously sends you backwards and forwards in time. In 2009, Novalima’s album Coba Coba earned them a Grammy. The press release for Novalima says that the Lima-based collective has “created a recipe to take Peruvian roots music into the future” with Karimba. Indeed, if these sounds are a sampling of the progressive material Peru will start bringing to the global stage, this merging of timelines bodes well

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New POLIÇA Track, Featuring Producer From GAYNGS & Vocalist Mike Noyce From Bon Iver

Polica is an electronic R&B and soul project featuring members of GAYNGS. Download the “Lay Your Cards Out” MP3, which features Mike Noyce of Bon Iver.

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Grimes Sign To 4AD, Release New Track, “Genesis”

Grimes is Claire Boucher. Visions will be co-released on 4AD (USA) and Arbutus Records (Canada) on February 21st, 2012. Download the new single, “Genesis.”

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