I’ve been in love with MEG for a while. Yasutaka Nakata’s pristine, euphoric J-Pop production is so succulent and rich. It’s unashamed pop music and the Japanese do it better than anyone else. To radiate such timidness and innocence within these large exuberant soundscapes, it makes me want to dance.
I really want this Burzum t-shirt. In fact, I really want any Burzum T-shirt. I think this particular one may be a little hard to come by actually, I just wanted one soon so I could wear it every night of our tour. I’ve been listening to Hliðskjálf a lot.
He’s the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All affiliate that formerly wrote for Justin Bieber and is rumoured to be currently working with Nas. His Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape is incredible. It is a perfect correlation of euphoric r’n’b, lo-fi pop sensibility and the blunt OFWGKTA aesthetic.
I owe my fascination with Susan Hiller to my girlfriend. We went to see the current retrospective of her work at the Tate Britain and PSI GIRLS blew my mind. It’s an incredible example of an artist’s awareness of their audience’s role within their own art. I don’t think this aesthetic is applied to music […]
I visited Berlin just after Christmas and I went to see the most recent Carsten Holler installation, Soma, at the Hamburger Bahnof. He elaborates upon his fascination with an early Indo-Iranian ritualistic drink called Soma. It was believed to have derived from the urine of reindeers. The taste was attributed to the fly agaric mushroom the reindeers would digest. [photos via Design Boom]