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Still Corners – “Cuckoo” Music Video

In this video for the minimal “Still Corners,” flickering apparitions of band members float in like film reel projections or and turn about like three-dimensional holograms. Although there are only a handful of shots, the editing, which syncs up nicely with the audio, makes the visuals extremely hypnotic. “It’s about confusion,” explains Greg Hughes. “It’s...Read...
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Gardens & Villa – “Spacetime” Music Video

Peer through crystal balls and tunnel through holes full of religious iconography, facepaint, starry lights, and animation. This video for “Spacetime” is reminiscent of some kind of cross between shamanistic rituals, voodoo magick, and goofball schtick, just like these metaphysical-minded chumbawumbas. Simultaneously playful and deep, Gardens & Villa are pretty much the best combination ever.
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Young Circles – Jungle Habits Album Review

There’s something to be said about an album so arcane and compelling that writing an introduction to the review proves paralyzing. Young Circles’ Jungle Habits deserves an amazing lead, a pull-quote worthy of print, but I’m left rather motionless at the keyboard. Jungle Habits‘ spiritual rhythm and dynamic approach to songwriting makes the album one...Read...
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Eleanor Friedberger Live Show Review

The Friedberger brother and sister duo that make-up the band The Fiery Furnaces has always kept listeners on their toes. From songs that change tempos and themes which change with the blink of an eye, Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger’s fluctuating live show embraces constant change and experimentation. The Satellite Los Angeles, CA 2011 – 07/27...Read...
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Shoot The Image – “Lithograph” Music Video

Shot by director Olaf Blomerus on a 7D with the Dynamic Perception MX2 DollyEngine, this video weaves a quilt from cityscape shots of Portugal. According to geek.com, the video is a collection of time-lapse photographs made to look as though each shot was simultaneously sped-up and slowly panning: “The use of the dolly can be...Read...
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Madeline – Black Velvet Album Review

The first time I heard Madeline was probably two years ago. With just one song, I knew that she had wooed me forever. Her voice was unmistakably tangible — in a day and age when good voices are plentiful and female singer-songwriters a drop in the bucket. Listen to “Hurry Up Pronto” – DOWNLOAD MP3...Read...