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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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WIM – “See You Hurry” Music Video

This video from Sydney’s WIM creeps through nature, continues with woman, and ends in death and massacre. In 4:20, one takes a quick glimpse into an alternate reality of fog and semi-jungle surroundings which betray an initial sense of familiarity. As they say, “See you on the other side.” Directed by Daniel Askill from Collider.
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INXS – Original Sin Album Review

It is my belief that to comment thoroughly on an album, it takes at least five full, uninterrupted listens within a 10-day period. Appropriately, I am sitting down to write my comments on Original Sin, the 2011 INXS reinvention/ tribute album, after my fifth complete listen. I read the press release, describing the making of...Read...
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My Disco – Little Joy Album Review

If you’re expecting a traditional dance party from Australia’s My Disco, you’re expecting wrong. My Disco takes the tasteful, throbbing repetition used so well by bands like Clinic — or more recently, Suuns — and amps up the percussive elements tenfold, while deconstructing the songwriting into minimal bits. My Disco is the drum circle, Psychic...Read...
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Jonathan Boulet – “A Community Service Announcement” Music Video

Australian Jonathan Boulet has this cheerful little song entitled “A Community Service Announcement.” The video is generally celebratory, with men flailing wildly in and enjoying nature. They’re all faceless, though, with glitched out bits of color for skin and props. Perhaps that’s the portion that actually makes this video interesting at all, but it does...Read...
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Mao’s Last Dancer (2009) Film Review

Mao’s Last Dancer Director: Bruce Beresford Australia, 2009 Based on his bestselling autobiography, the dramatized story of Li Cunxin escaping from Communist China is not a particularly unique one. Handpicked from a dusty village in rural China, a young Li is forced to abandon his family and attend the most prestigious (and rigorous) arts school...Read...
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