Every parent’s worst nightmare: your son goes missing, and years later someone else turns up pretending to be him, completely taking you in. A story you just wouldn’t believe in fiction were it not actually true. Brilliantly and thrillingly cut.
Nico Muhly is a true musical polymath. He’s worked as an arranger with Bjork, Grizzly Bear, The National, and many others, but has also become an acclaimed composer in his own right. His piece, Two Boys, is utterly compelling – a modern morality tale centred around an internet murder and set over a hauntingly minimalist […]
I won’t spoil it but his website is worth the listing alone, a poke at how much time people waste online. His book of lyrics, recently published by Faber, shows just how good a lyricist he is, but also includes his warning to other songwriters never to mistake your lyrics for poetry. Translation: don’t disappear up your own arse.
I’m picking these guys as, despite them having a fanatical support, it’s not nearly big enough in my opinion! Wonderful musicians, wonderful songs, all seemingly sung and played through a prism of bourbon. Joyously full of the pleasure of making music.
When I saw the De La Muerte treatment for the video of The Angel of the North, I knew straight away that they were the right directors to make it, going beyond the narrative, at times subverting it, keeping its mystery and turning it almost into a kind of visual treasure hunt. I’ll leave it […]
Chris Ullens is a London-based stop-frame animator and director, and is pretty close to being a genius. This video he’s done for Two Fingers is him all over: utterly disturbing and strangely beautiful all at the same time. Literally mind-blowing.