De Staat’s new music video is creepy, captivating and completely mesmerizing

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Tuesday 6 October 2015

The official music video for De Staat’s Witch Doctor just dropped from the album I_CON and while we’re obsessed with the catchy beats of the tune, we’re blown away by the video.

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An antique piano crashes in slow motion in this beautiful new music video

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Monday 5 October 2015

Life is Better Blonde has just collaborated with director Natalie James to produce a brand new video, Follow Me. This bewitching track has an equally masterful video to go along with it, which was filmed in the beautiful Macedon ranged of Victoria.

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Made from nothing but lego, this guitar is completely functional

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 25 September 2015

Italian guitarist Nicola Pavan has created an incredible instrument everyone wants to get their hands on. Apart from the neck, electronics and hardware, this guitar is made of nothing but Lego blocks!

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Kurt Cobain’s long-lost Beatles’ cover is getting a 7-inch vinyl release

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By RB Oakley in New Music on Thursday 24 September 2015

Kurt Cobain fans, you’re in for a big treat! Come November 20, you can get your hands on a seven-inch release of Kurt Cobain’s raw cover of the Beatles’ And I Love Her.

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Music can now be created through the expressions on your face

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By Paul Pillitteri in Tech on Friday 18 September 2015

Created as an urban design experiment, The Sound of Emotion is a tech-infused sculptural work that allows four people to create music, driven solely by the expressions on their face.

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LED lights visualize the movements of musicians as colourful waves

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Music on Thursday 6 August 2015

Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando uses LED lights to visualize the movements of musicians, showing us that their motion is as equally beautiful and mesmerizing as their music.

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Falling: new music video by Haim

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By Christopher Gideon in New Music on Wednesday 21 August 2013

I have to admit, the tunes these three sisters make are my pleasure (notice I didn’t say “guilty”). In fact, I’m proud to say that I’m falling, falling, falling in love with this band. Check out their cover of Hazy Shade of Winter here.

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Blend: an open collaboration network for musicians

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By Kuan Huang in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Github for musicians … that’s how I would describe Blend. Music creation today often includes messy email threads and quirky hacks by the industry’s most determined. And though music creators are so passionate about collaborating, sharing and distributing their work, there isn’t really a Beta community for them to share it in. The purpose of […]

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Mesmerizing new music by Ghost Loft

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By Vivian Shih in New Music on Tuesday 20 August 2013

A friend of mine introduced me to Ghost Loft and I got hooked immediately. The soft electric sounds and beautiful beats are mesmerizing and irresistible. It’s the perfect music to make artwork to.

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New music by Melbourne-based Kirkis

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By Andrey Varela in New Music on Tuesday 20 August 2013

I met Kirkis about a year ago through mutual friends, and we got talking a bit at the café he was working at. At some point he casually mentioned that I should come along to one of his gigs. I didn’t realize he made music, and as every other kid in Melbourne seems to be […]

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Fresh Eyes: new music by London band Nautic

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By Takeshi Suga in New Music on Tuesday 20 August 2013

It’s been four years since Blue Roses (aka Laura Groves) first enchanted us with her eponymous self-titled debut album. She’s been quiet in the last couple years but finally came back as main vocalist for London-based collaborative band Nautic (with producer Bullion and Young Turks labelmate Tic) at the end of last year.

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Tin Smithing: new music by English singer-songwriter Alessi’s Ark

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By Takeshi Suga in New Music on Friday 16 August 2013

I had the pleasure to befriend English singer-songwriter Alessi’s Ark when I was in London last summer. At age 23, she has already released three LPs. Her latest, The Still Life, came out via Bella Union this April. While her floating voice is intact, she has successfully broadened her sound with ethnic instruments and contemporary […]

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New music by Japanese folk duo Humbert Humbert

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By Takeshi Suga in Video on Friday 16 August 2013

I first photographed Japanese folk duo Humbert Humbert at Celtic Connections 2011 in the UK. Despite it being their first ever show outside of Japan, their folk/country/Japanese nursery rhyme-inspired music received a rapturous reception.

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Mice running on wheels re-create an (out of tune) chamber orchestra

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By Quiet ensemble in Video on Thursday 15 August 2013

Orchestra Da Camera is a musical installation in which the 40 elements of the chamber are actually mice running on their wheels. Each wheel its connected to a carillon, and when it turns, the carillon starts playing its musical note. The great number of carillons and the random actions of the live mice makes the […]

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Interview with Australian singer-songwriter Ben Mason

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Wednesday 14 August 2013

I’ve been a fan of Ben Mason for a long while now. I discovered his music via MySpace a few years back and I remember that his tunes were on the top of my heavy rotation list. Why he wasn’t more famous back then I don’t know: his songwriting is timeless, heavily influenced by the sixties and seventies with a soothing voice and moving lyrics.

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