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Weaves – Motorycle Music Video (MV of the Week + Band/Director Interview)

One pervy frog man gets down in the music video for Weaves‘ “Motorcycle”, where vaguely sexual lyrics turn into an animated tale of a naughty amphibian’s newfound, crotch-heavy love for his newfound motorcycle. This animated short is the product of a collaboration between the band and director Jason Harvey, who, for a change of pace,...
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Blue Hawaii – Untogether Album Review

Blue Hawaii Untogether Arbutus Records (2013) Voice and space function as the two most important instruments on Untogether, a side project of Braids’ Raphaelle Standell-Preston and collaborator Alexander Cowan, their debut album as Blue Hawaii. That’s not to say that traditional composition — at least in terms of electronic music — doesn’t conquer all on...Read...
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Leah Gordon’s Kanaval Takes A Photographic Look At Haiti’s Carnival Via Mythology, History & Oral Traditions

Lansè Kòd (The Rope Throwers) 1996 Every year, Carnaval comes and goes across the entire world, tantalizing everyone with its fanciful costuming and celebratory antics. But beyond the tourist circuit of Carnival lies another Carnival, in locales with a connection closer to the festival’s origins. Haiti is one of many countries that celebrates Carnival at...Read...
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Top Pops! Taken By Trees – Other Worlds, Southern Shores – New World Explore Tropical Pop

“Pop music shouldn’t always get a bad rap,” says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles. Two female-fronted records from Taken By Trees and Southern Shores offer their unique spins on tropical-influenced experimental pop and release their records on the same day (October 2) via Secretly Canadian and...Read...
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Multicultural Sounds: Ojos De Brujo And Niyaz Draw From Middle-Eastern, Indian, Latin Influences

Multicultural Sounds travels the world for contemporary reinventions of cultural staples. Spain’s Grammy-winning Ojos De Brujo tackle every genre under the sun in their remix album, and Montreal/Los Angeles by-way-of Iran’s Niyaz talk humanitarian ideas on their latest, Sumud.   Ojos De Brujo Barcelona’s Ojos De Brujo (aka Eyes Of A Warlock/Sorceror in English), certainly...Read...
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Extended Listen: Musique Fragile Mixtape + dälek’s Music For ASM MP3 Download & Stream

In this post, diversity in musical form rules, as Constellation Records offers samples from their killer upcoming 3-disc vinyl collection, Musique Fragile Volume 02, and dälek of Anti-Social Music shares “Music For ASM”.   dälek dälek’s “Music For ASM” splices together bits of classical, drone, and jazz into a slowly building and just minorly unsettling...Read...
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Bestiaire Documentary Film Review (2012)

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If one were to pose this classic philosophical question to the director of Bestiaire, Denis Côté, Côté would probably respond with an emphatic yes. Bestiaire, centered around Montreal’s open-air zoo, Parc Safari, seems to be...Read...
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