Keychains and Snowstorms Box by Soft Cell

Soft Cell | Keychains and Snowstorms Mercury Records/UMC (9xCD + DVD + BK; DL + Streaming) An Exhaustive Survey. And I mean the good kind of exhaustion, the type that comes with an exhilarating batch of unexpected goodies – not the kind that has been seen in similar burnt-out 80’s boxes of late. I realize this may not be something you may expect to find in these pages, however, stay with me here, these guys really were outsiders whose quickly (if short-lived) rising star just happened to coincide with the earliest era of MTV where you may have spied a … Continue reading Keychains and Snowstorms Box by Soft Cell

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Flashback: Scanner + Ryan Jeffery

A dozen years ago while working on adapting my visual installation work with commissioned soundtracks by various international composers I had the pleasure of working with the incredibly talented Robin Rimbaud (Scanner). For one of my installations I paired his with a young video artist, Ryan Jeffery (no based in LA) who previously presented at my long defunct a/v project space, Soundvision. This piece was shown at Sonic Circuits Festival and only recently did I discover the video on YouTube so I thought to share it as it has really stood the test of time, but at twelve years old … Continue reading Flashback: Scanner + Ryan Jeffery

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Pierdrie DVD

An audio-visual collaboration by Marco Douma (visuals), Roel Meelkop (sound) and Rutger Zuydervelt (sound). Pierdrie was originally presented as an installation with three monitors and four speakers, at Hommes gallery in Rotterdam. It was translated to a live performance at the International Film Festival Rotterdam this year. And now you can bring Pierdrie to your home, ’cause we just released it as a DVD. Obviously, this version is adapted for one monitor, but if you have a surround sound system, the audio will be close to as it was in the installation. Of course there’s also the option to go … Continue reading Pierdrie DVD

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Håkan Lidbo: grf_rmibht9 DVD

Inimitable Swedish producer Håkan Lidbo has recently completed an interesting approach to presenting a synched video project of his latest release grf_rmibht9. The DVD of the same name, a collection of twelve eye-popping video works, was crafted in collaboration with students of Berghs School of Communication (Stockholm). The results are truly something unusual, one of my favorites: What’s more is that the user is encouraged to layer the tracks, all of which are in the same tempo and key, to create a mix of your own! Continue reading Håkan Lidbo: grf_rmibht9 DVD

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