Archive for February, 2012
Wyatt Not?
February 26th, 2012

I love this record and I love Robert Wyatt. When I first heard him, as a teenager, I didn’t know what to make of him, but his music is genuine and humane; I persevered and soon became enraptured. Rock Bottom is like the sea that it speaks of, deep and seemingly unfathomable, but ever-changing and capable of rare and pure beauty. Today I read this amazing Pitchfork interview and listened to samples of Wyatt’s favourite music and I felt I had to share it with someone/everyone!

The Secret Of Her Success
February 18th, 2012

Her voice is a force of nature. The arrangement is full-on Bond theme. That’ll do me.

Mist-ery Seeker
February 13th, 2012

Matthias Heiderich, selections from Favourite Places 2, 2011

I found this photographer via 2 or 3 Things I Know. His images are extremely crisp and pleasurable, generally, so it’s interesting to see that sharp quality dissipate into mist and mystery. See more here.

The Price Is Right
February 10th, 2012

Elizabeth Price, video still from User Group Disco, 2009

The Baltic art gallery in Gateshead is currently showing three large-scale video installations by Elizabeth Price that deal with the suggestive language of advertising via beautiful imagery and intense usage of sound. I stood in the dark in front of these big screens and allowed myself to be bombarded.

Going Underground
February 4th, 2012

Kathleen Stenning, Keep Warm Travel Underground poster, 1925

As a cold spell threatens Europe, here’s a simple message conveyed beautifully via the medium of graphic design. It also happens to be a cracking album.