Tuesday, 31 December 2013

the guardian of being

Sensational. Soothing. Superb. Such was the year 2013. With the soundtrack of Sara Tavares on repeat. The most good vibes thing this year: to see Sara Tavares doing fine! Bom feeling!



Saturday, 21 December 2013

in december

In a holiday mood. Slowing down. Hot chocolate with those I haven't seen for a while. New lists. New plans. Old tunes. Old books. Is it really already December?


Friday, 22 November 2013

layers of sharing

Sharing good news with a friend. Sharing jazz sounds on Friday night. Sharing a story: Inspired by the sounds of nature and by the complexities of human relationships, this song uses small layered motifs to create a much larger sound. We can then see the new relationships formed from these layerings and explore them to their natural end. (via Azemobo)



Please check the full bio of Azemobo here.

Friday, 15 November 2013

castanhas

It was good to be remembered about castanhas today. The essence of the southern autumn with Peixe : avião in the background of the cityscape. 




Saturday, 26 October 2013

collecting the moments

Heavy fog envelopes the city tonight. Perfect autumn. Dreamy. Dreamy And so is the Feist and Patrick Daughters duo.



...make a home from a rented house
and we'll collect the moments one by one
I guess that's how the future's done

how many acres how much light

tucked in the woods and out of sight
talk to the neighbours and tip my cap
on a little road barely on the map

Sunday, 20 October 2013

let them be perfect

The revolution will not be televised. But the apocalypse will. Summer Camp unmistakably proofed again their skills of blending sound with vision.



Please meet the director of the video Chris Boyle. See more video works of him here.

Monday, 14 October 2013

your toes will tap | your face should smile

Luxury. An office day. Self-indulgently digging through the music archives while working. Kudos to Soundway! Soundway present a very limited vinyl-only re-issue of an obscure LP by the enigmatic Nigerian artist Easy Kabaka Brown. (...) It's a record that will give you a golden, warm feeling. Your toes will tap, your face should smile and it certainly deserves to be heard by far more than only the few hundred people who bought it nearly 40 years ago.



Musically it's a intriguing mix of mostly Nigerian highlife with a bit of afro-jazz sung in the language of Kalabari from the Delta region of Southern Nigeria. From the bouncy good times of Belema to the deeper extended afro workout of Agboho this unique album stands out from thousands of others of it's time with a sound of its own that draws on many influences, with Congolese and latin touches to jazz trumpet and psychedelic organ lines. Easy Kabaka Brown (Opotopo was his nickname) was a versatile and eccentric musician who recorded two full length albums (this is the first) and only a couple of 45s. (...)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

learn to stand your ground

The calendar says ...Nothing like the sun was released back in 1987 on 13 Oct.



The video was directed by Michael Patterson and Candace Reckinger. Pleas see more videos here.

restored my broken dreams 
shattered like a falling glass
I'm not ready yet to be broken just yet
a lesson once learned is so hard to forget 
be still my beating heart
you must learn to stand your ground

listen to the music you like

The biking season started and ended in a concert mood. Just behind the corner. With the soundtrack of Veronica Falls.



The video was directed by Nicola Probert.

driving late at night... I'll let you listen to the music you like 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

sunday walk

Take a drive to Primrose Hill. It's windy there, and the view's so nice.



The video was directed by Julien Temple.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

after all this wandering

Feels good to be back. Revisiting dear and known places. Finding again the key to the city. Refreshing and sharp, it was such a nice surprise that you turned up.




great to be so small
great to be home after all this wandering

Friday, 4 October 2013

traffic lights

The superb sound of Friday night: Soweto Kinch, Karl Rasheed-Abel & Shaney Forbes.



"At a junction they stop talking all at once, and the silence sticks for a while, as if someone spat it at the windscreen and they're watching it slide down." Z. Smith The Autograph Man

Thursday, 3 October 2013

anybody lost or needs information?

Not necessarily lost but in need of information indeed. Music still being my radar.



This man makes a living by helping tourists and visitors to London find their way around with the aid of a large street map. In exchange he receives tips. Recorded near Long Acre, Covent Garden. 2 x Shure WL-183 mics and Sony PCM-M10 recorder. (via the London Sound Survey). 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

patron saint of their neighbourhoods

The lovely voice came through the speakers in the part café. Natalie Blake and her friend Leah Hanwell had long ago agreed that this voice sounded like London - especially its northern and north-western zones - as if its owner were patron saint of their neighbourhoods. Is a voice something you can own?  Zadie Smith, N-W


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

all the people | blurred

Getting up when you want... Now back from the holiday wonderland reality. Luckily there are good people back here. And good people back there. Blurred from the excitement. Still.



Please meet the director of the video Pedro Romhanyi.

I get up when I want except on Wednesdays
when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen
I put my trousers on, have a cup of tea

and I think about leaving the house

I feed the pigeons I sometimes feed the sparrows too

it gives me a sense of enormous well-being
and then I'm happy for the rest of the day safe in the knowledge
there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

waking life | walking dreams

Our hero can't seem to discern the difference between waking life and his dreams. 



The video was directed by Daniel Garcia and co-directed with Mixtape Club. Production by Bent Image Lab.

Friday, 24 May 2013

unknown | untangled

Wildly green and unknown parts of the city. A peaceful walk and another talk. Friday vibes served by Till Brönner. Clear. Vibrant. An untangled kind of thing.Good. Night.


Till Brönner - Will Of Nature on MUZU.TV.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

free | sweet fruit

New places explored, new people encountered. A good, long talk. And a few short and important ones. Misty, misty evening. And so it is to be the beginning and the endMelt in Motherland makes it even more liberating. Pure. Good. Blend. Weaving words.


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Brain goes home

"One night The Brain is walking me up and down Broadway in front of Mindy's Restaurant, and speaking of this and that, when along comes a red-headed raggedy doll selling apples at five cents per copy , and The Brain, being very fond of apples, grabs one out of her basket and hands her a five-dollar bill." Damon Runyon, The Brain goes home



The video was directed by Mixtape Club.

part of the scene

Morning routine to the rhythm of Will Young. Evocative. Quite right. Being a part of the scene... It's time for tea again.




Please meet the director of the video Henry Scholfield. The video won The UK Music Video Award 2012.

keep walking to my own beat
it's hard to be out of the scene

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

surprises

So a day can always hold a few surprises in stock. Here's one of them: Ibrahim Maalouf.



For more Mange Diques videos click here.

out out out

The patient is a chronic musicophile presenting with severe love sickness. The Skints
couldn't have put it better :) So let's stay positivo as Tuesday has almost passed.  



Please meet the director of the video Chris Hugall.

morning tea | no sugar

Tea is meant to be bitter, just as beer is meant to be bitter. If you sweeten it, you are no longer tasting the tea, you are merely tasting the sugar; you could make a very similar drink by dissolving sugar in plain hot water. So true. Good. Morning. Good. Tea. Read more here.



Monday, 20 May 2013

Sunday, 19 May 2013

good (night) tune from Chilly Gonzales


weekend

Spring doesn't exist in Finland. From winter we jump directly into summer. Just as today. What else is needed to make this picture perfect? The Sea and Cake. Good company guaranteed.



The video was directed by  Tim Suton. Cinematography by Chris Scarafile.

getting away, away, away

Starting this Sunday evening with Little Comets & not knowing where this will lead me.



don't demonstrate with disregard
don't live your life with dreams
of torment in your sullied heart

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bourne has a ghost

                      "If any man has a ghost
                       Bourne has a ghost,
                       a tiny twisted unscared ghost in a black cloak
                       hopping along the grimy old brick and brownstone streets still left in downtown New York (...)"  J. Dos Passos, Nineteen Nineteen



Please meet the director of the video Ninian Doff.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

something to believe | Terence & Blitz

“It’s hard to think about all the problems in the world without getting a little overwhelmed. So, a lot of times we just ignore things. I think Africa has suffered a lot because people choose to remain ignorant, rather than address the issues that are right in front of our faces.” Blitz



Please see other works of Terence Nance.

Monday, 13 May 2013

the music I’ve always wanted to see

The essence captured by Odili Donald Odita and Ilpo Jauhiainen.

“The idea for this composition arose from a desire to create a piece of music around Odita’s poem-like text about colour, the forward to his exhibition, and his voice of such particular cadence (...)
I had become better acquainted with his hard-edged, abstract colour paintings a few months back, thanks to a feature here on Another Africa, and had been instantly uplifted and inspired by them: besides offering new, exciting ways to feel and think about the world they seemed to suggest new forms of music to me; in a way, they were the music I’d always wanted to see." Please read more via Another Africa.



Color
should not be submissive
It cannot be subjugated
It will not obey
It should not play nice

Color is unruly
It is not for the faint of heart
It can be hard and strong
It can be bold
It can be clear and true
It can also lie
It can trick and deceive us all

Color does what it wants
It misbehaves

But most importantly,
Color can change our minds


Odili Donald Odita

Saturday, 11 May 2013

saudades

in her new house

Resonating. Soothing. Promising. Feeling very comfortable in the house of Astrid Swan. And so should you.


she | a way out of the blue

It's a very haunting version of Laura Mvula's song She. It's a way out of the blue.



she walked towards you with her head down low 
she wondered if there was a way out of the blue (...)
she's tired, but she don't stop

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

anathomy of love

Indeed, I love that man... Aren't we all? Even Google knew that today and Caro Emerald gives a soundtrack to it I guess. Good. Night.



Please meet the director of the video Maikel van der Laken.
Animation by Planet X FX. Typography & visual design by Bureau.Donald | VetteLetters.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

the air | the soul

Well, it shouldn't come as a surprise but I'm in a soul mood. Michael Kiwanuka is the air. Not only for today. True. Spirit. What is soul? Hear yourself.

Please meet the director of the video Tom Henze.

Tell me a story that I can read,
Tell me a story that I believe.

Paint me a picture that I can see,
Give me a touch that I can feel,
Turn me around so I can be,
Everything I was meant to be.

Monday, 6 May 2013

to close softly the doors

...learning to close softly the doors to rooms we will not be coming back to... stands as a motto of Tough Love Recordings. Couldn't be more suitable for this time of the year. Just as Fun Adults couldn't be more suitable with their video. It does suffice my hunger for colours today.



Please meet the director of the video Dan W Jacobs (of the band). Animation by Dan W Jacobs and Huw Thomas.
 
washed in your thoughts for nothing
breathe under, sun fake, skin sat under
feels like a sap solid



 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

good songs | sweet songs | crazy beats

Cinco de Mayo. The one 10 years ago. The release of Blur's Think Tank. Good. Songs. Crazy. Beats. And I still have that T-shirt. Crazy!


precious

Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabate join forces. Precious. Plus Orlando "Cachaito" López on bass. To find more gems from World Circuit click here.

stickboy | sweet song

Is that possibly a new king of good vibes? stickboy. Absolutely. How good and sweet a song can be is shown below. Good blend. Sweet. Song. Sweet. Sunday.


Saturday, 4 May 2013

my raccoon

Managed to retrieve a few lost numbers. Talked music. Talked life. Record store. Beetroot cake. Good company. Sun. And aren't raccoons just cute? Evolution tricks. Please meet Hundreds.



The video was directed by Ellen Stein. Animation by Ellen Stein and Fabian Frischmann.

tunnel vision

A retrospective look into Django Django sound. That how I want to see it.



that how you want to play it
break my heart and go home
why'd you want to go do that, but we're not even in the way


tunnel vision, never listen, no we're never going home

a good song from Cloud Boat



come down with us, come down with us…

fun fun fun

Now... Speaking of giraffes and other creatures, let's have a look at Laura Gee's illustrations. A pure feast for the eyes. One of her work is a "face" (quite literally) of a new label Handsome Dad Records that delivers a new tune from Fun Adults. Fun. Fun. Fun. Good. Fun.




Please support the artists and purchase their work: Laura Gee & Fun Adults.

(...) Kun kylää koettelee kuivuus, sen näkee eläinten luista ja tyhjäksipuhalletuista
kullanruskeista nahkoista kylän ympärillä... se johtuu siitä, että eläinten tehtävä
on kulkea maailmassa ja kerätä nestettä ihmisten ulottuville.
Jos maailma kerran järjestettäisiin uudelleen, eläimiltä kysyttäisiin, tahtovatko ne 
jatkaa tehtävässään. Pauliina Haasjoki, Eläimet, Aallonmurtaja

in a town that you love



Please meet the director of the video Jon Casey and see more of his videos here.

when can we get together again?
nevermind, I've lost you

how can I tell if I love you anymore
nevermind, I know I do

do you like it when you leave your house?
do you like it when you're in a town?
that you love
like one I live in

Friday, 3 May 2013

still human

As Vonnegut said "Evolution was so creative. That's how we got giraffes." Wondering quite often that evolution played kind of a cruel joke on humans. Still. Daughter's new tune is again a good one. Complete. Good. Night.



underneath the skin there's a human
buried deep within there's a human
and despite everything I'm still human

waking up like an animal
I'm all ready for healing

keeping light in the window

Something very true and honest served by Quantic and Alice Russell. Delicious.



The video was made by Mochilla.

someone is friendless, cannot find their way
so I'll, keep my light in my window
(...) to make this world a better place

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

escapism

For the beginning of a new month: Simphiwe Dana. Divine. Rich. In my escapism.


The video was directed by Emma Willis.

Escapism
Poetry in one word
This one word is my refuge
Realist that I am
It gets too much
It all gets too much
Smile stretched to breaking point
Bones melting inside my resolve
The seeing is for a few
For the rest it is business as usual
Partaking in the feasting
Feasting on life
The takers are everywhere
When everything has been devoured
They will feast on themselves
Such is the nature of their wiring

It is all around me
This nature that I must escape
Setting doubt to my convictions
That we can be great again

The world has changed so much
We have changed the world
Sculptured it into our image
Even our gods are corruptible
Shaped in our image

They did say we would police each other into silence about the things that really matter

It doesn’t matter now
It is done
My one word poetry has been desecrated
Despondency is the only unoccupied space in my escape


Simphiwe Dina

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

friday line | skyline

To sum up the International Jazz Day let's tune into Portico Quartet's world. Just like Friday. Line. Abbey Road. Skyline.



The absence of snow was sensational. To hold a cigarette without wearing gloves, to reveal one's whole face to the air! Howard rarely felt moved by an English skyline, but today just to see an oak and an office block, outlined by a bluish sky with no interpolation of white on either, seemed to him a landscape of rare splendour and refinement. Zadie Smith, On Beauty

the cause of light

now drop yourself with no concern on how to breathe
when your mind is burned on optimistic, on overload




Please meet the director of the video Tim Nackashi.

Monday, 29 April 2013

a good (night) song by Delay Trees

Closing the day with cinematic patters from Delay Trees. Good. Night.


inner city blues

Monday feels like Thursday.  Good enough. Odd and confusing spring days.



rockets, moon shots  
oh, make you wanna holler  
 the way they do my life  
make me wanna holler  (...)
hang ups, let downs  

bad breaks, set backs

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013

the divine ones

Thursdays are by their very nature always quite special. Especially in April I guess. 


             I looked up from my reading. The first number on the record was done. The phonograph needle was now scratching its slow way across the void to the second. The second number, I learned from the jacket, was "Dragon Blues."
            Meade Lux Lewis played four bars alone-and then Angela Hoenikker joined in. 
            Her eyes were closed. 
            I was flabbergasted. 
            She was great. 
            She improvised around the music of the Pullman porter's son; went from liquid lyricism to rasping lechery to the shrill skittishness of a frightened child, to a heroin nightmare.
           Her glissandi spoke of heaven and hell and all that lay between.
           Such music from such a woman could only be a case of schizophrenia or demonic possession.
           My hair stood on end, as though Angela were rolling on the floor, foaming at the mouth, and babbling fluent Babylonian. 
Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

silence yourself

SAVAGES is not trying to give you something you didn’t have already, it is calling within yourself something you buried ages ago, it is an attempt to reveal and reconnect your PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL self and give you the urge to experience your life differently, your girlfriends, your husbands, your jobs, your erotic life and the place music occupies in your life. Because we must teach ourselves new ways of POSITIVE MANIPULATIONS, music and words are aiming to strike like lightning, like a punch in the face, a determination to understand the WILL and DESIRES of the self. (via Savages)



She will talk like a friend

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

to the end

Woman's Hour mesmerizes again. In vision and in sound. To the end and beyond.



The video was directed by Oliver Chanarin and Laurence Hamburger and performed by Siphiwe Mosoang and Xolani Nxumalo.

Monday, 1 April 2013

vision

There is this charm of 8mm. Here wrapped in the sounds from Sidi Touré. Good. Vision.



The video footage by Frédéric Wasiak and edited by Covalesky.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

the ability of sharing the light

The Queen of generosity and good vibes couldn't be a better way of closing this day.

When you are gifted with voice or ability of playing an instrument that can speak to people, you gotta be able to share. It's about generosity. It's not up to you to keep it.

The song always speak to people because where it comes from is the place of light that doesn't belong to you, that we can't sell, you can't predict, we don't know when it's gonna come (...)

ANGELIQUE KIDJO WITH MANCHESTER WORLD VOICES CHOIR from Band on the Wall on Vimeo.


Please see other videos by Band on the Wall here. See also more project by The Space. To learn more about We Face Forward please click here.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

strawberry gin

Speaking of rum... how about strawberry gin? There is this lovely cocktail booklet from Café de Abejas... Good. Drinks. Good. Songs.



... soul wrapped in steel
you never can feel;
the less you conceal,
the less you reveal;
the winds in your rigging
are desolate, lonely and few. 

off-duty vibes

March seems to kind of disappear from my calendar. Literally. Nothing bad about it though... Enjoying my time off with good vibes from Kris Berry. Rum and coca-cola perhaps as well? Anyone?


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Saturday, 9 March 2013

morning blend

March is a bit of a torture when one needs to wait so long till April. But then again, the reward is a good one: José James at April Jazz. Good. Blend. Good. Morning.


Friday, 8 March 2013

Thursday, 7 March 2013

connectors | openers

So it's been now two years of good vibes. 366 posts of good blends. And the last two weeks when the reality seemed to be more oneiric than ever, getting me right to my very guts and opening my chest several times.



For most of human history musicians, artists have been part of the community, connectors, openers (...).

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

standstill

Bruner says she was inspired by the tug of war between our animal instincts and the need to conform for survival. "I thought it would be exciting to have animals star in a story that looks to explore the conflicting desires that stem from wanting to develop culturally, which at times can lead to feelings of frustration and confinement, while also needing to tend to our basic primitive longings." (via npr.) Hem's new album is out in April.



Please meet the director of the video Jordan Bruner. Animation credits go to Greg Lytle and Jordan Bruner.

every artery’s clogged as you pull the belt tight
and this tourniquet turns even tighter until
traffic comes to a standstill

we come to a standstill
I come to a standstill

Monday, 4 March 2013

leisurely step

This video couldn't get more oochy woochy than this. A leisurely step towards a new week.



Please see more works of Persistent Peril that created this video.

Friday, 1 March 2013

setting standards

This is the album that started it all thirteen years ago, it was the first Dune Music release and the album that has set the standard ever since. When Nu Troop recorded Migrations they were simply the finest and hardest-swinging straightahead jazz group in the UK. If you haven't heard this album make sure you spend some time with it now, it packs as strong a punch today as it did when it was recorded. (via Dune Music)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

writers, writers | concerts, concerts

Dealing with too many gigs? Never. Some you are simply attentively listening in spirit.



Art direction and motion credits go to: Nórr.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

got on fire

When a song starts to grow within you and captures you in an unseen way: yesterday I witnessed the most mesmerising performance in months. Unlocked. Started.



The video was directed by Julia Marcell and Iwona Bielecka

start the car and lock the door

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013

4, 3, 2, 1

Going to a gig tomorrow. Or maybe even two plus some special features. All that with the good people around.

don't waste your time on things that won't make you grow
the tube will tell you honey all you need to know
welcome to the cast and crew of night of the living dead

(...)
oh darling passion is something that likes to be conquered
just like love

like life

The video was directed by Julia Marcell herself.




Thursday, 21 February 2013

killing the radio

The state of delirium and fever on every level of my body and soul has been accompanying me during the last few days. Luckily we literally killed a new private radio show with a good friend of mine. Now ending the day with Blitz the Ambassador and Terence Nance. Kudos.




Tuesday, 19 February 2013

reminiscences of the sun

I have somehow forgotten almost totally how it feels when the sun is around. Luckily there is Lianne that can bring beams of light to this neverending winter and Tuesday. Good. Night.



The video was directed by Colin Solal Cardo from Blogotheque.

all too familiar when it feels wrong

Monday, 18 February 2013

Friday, 15 February 2013

free at last

Friday. Let freedom ring! One deserves good jazzy vibes: Denys Baptiste with Ben Okri.



For, after the gospels,
After the human and divine comedies,

After the one thousand and one nights,
After crime and punishment,
War and peace, pride and prejudice,
The sound and the fury,
Between good and evil,
Being and nothingness,
After the tempest, the trial,
And the wasteland,
After things have fallen apart,
After the hundred years of solitude,
And the remembrance of things past,
In the kingdom of this world,
We can still astonish the gods in humanity
And be the stuff of future legends,
If we but dare to be real,
And have the courage to see
That this is the time to dream
The best dream of them all.


Mental Fight - Ben Okri

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

postman | no ritardando

I admit I do feel a bit like a postman these days distributing some good vibes postcards. Quite a hectic job. Mélissa Laveaux sets the rhythm to these moments. Her Dying Is A Wild Night (title inspired by Emily Dickinson) will be out February 25 via No Format Records. More than good. More than good. To be watched and listened to. On repeat.



Please meet the director of the video Terence Nance and see more of his works here.

Dying at my music!
Bubble! Bubble!
Hold me till the Octave's run!
Quick! Burst the Windows!
Ritardando!
Phials left, and the Sun!

Emily Dickinson

Monday, 11 February 2013

garôta de Ipanema

So yes, how about a walk in Ipanema with The Record of the Year back from 1965? That's an effective way of taming winter. Here by Os Ipanemas from Mr Bongo.


Sunday, 3 February 2013

erasing

... then tuned into my new habits and now closing the day with Nils Frahm. Good. Night.


old habits

Went back to my old habits this weekend and tuned into Selector. Good vibes from Goldierocks as always. Good tunes from Sparrow and the workshop. Promising.



effortless swing and I'm down and I reach
for old habits again

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

remedy

In need of light. Yoshi Sodeoka blending with Yeasayer proves to be a good remedy. Again.



white collar criminal 
so his fingers never bleed

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

a good (night) song from Woman's Hour

Soothing the effects of Tuesday with Woman's Hour. Unmistakable. Good.



I wasn't certain what had happened to me. My experience most closely mirrored the "eat me, drink me" scene in Alice in Wonderland. I tried to access her restrained and curious reaction to her own psychedelic trials. Patti Smith, Just Kids

developing a negative into a positive



The video was directed by Sanji. Special effects by Method Studios.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

lifesaver

So many misconceptions. So many evil deceptions. The day saved by Guru. New direction.


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

here in the cold

I was abducted today. Drawn into a vast winter woodland. It was comfortably silent and daringly beautiful. Zen.



Please meet the directors of the video Karni and Saul (here in co-operation with Aardman).

white winter trees
covered in snow 
(...) heavy of heart
weary of soul
(...) you didn't understand
that my heart was in your hands

Monday, 14 January 2013

elephant and castle

Had long and good talks today. Explored a few new places. And heard there are many curious things going on in Elephant and Castle. Just as those that are going on in the new Django Django's video I presume. Stay surreal. And take the Hand of Man.



Please meet the director of the video John Maclean (a former Beta Band member).
The video was shot in London’s Elephant And Castle pub.

sit down and talk to me
think of colours, shapes and harmony
picture it, the space becomes a scene
open up your eyes and start to dream

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

biking to Palios

“I have an old-fashioned idea about music videos—I think the videos should relate to the music. Some videos seem as if you could swap out the music and no one would be the wiser, but I didn’t want that to be the case with Ryan and Mira’s video. I wanted to make something that was a specific expression of their music. It was a bit tricky, inasmuch as their music is instrumental. So what’s it about, really? How to visually express it? Firstly, I knew they’d taken this trip to Greece together, and guessed it must have been an important trip, because hell, Ryan named the album after it: ‘Road to Palios.’ So it seemed like an obvious choice to make the video some kind of journey to idyllic Palios, probably starting from the urban hell-scape of Portland, Oregon (where he lives).” Matt Kresling, director



Road To Palios by Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart is out now via Bella Union.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

orange cup

Morning tea and overcoming the obstacles of Tuesday. Here's a perfect remedy for that: Paula and Karol and a piece of a soothing animation. Good. Vibes. Good. Day.



This unofficial video was created by TugaMOVIL.

Monday, 7 January 2013

in the darklight

In this darkland I am embarking on a trip with Egyptian Hip Hop tonight. Exotic enough.



Please meet the director of the video Isaac Eastgate (yes indeed, he's been collaborating with Django Django and Dutch Uncles). For more of his videos click here.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

hopeful to see them now

"We find our inspiration in old movies, late-night biking trips, second-hand shops, picnics and love." All of which are simply perfect reasons to be a perfect band. I should say I am really looking forward to midnight biking again as much as I am looking forward to Paperfang's debut album that will be released this year by Soliti. I am hopeful to see it.



For more music from Finland make sure to check Glue & we never stood a chance (in FIN).

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Friday, 4 January 2013

Friday vibes from Jazz Jamaica

Apparently I tend to tune rather openly into jazz mood on Friday afternoons in the office as my colleague noticed today. Well, quite right. Let's then openly tune into Jazz Jamaica.



Please make sure to check all the other sounds from Dune Music's splendid collection.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

36 years ago...

... Ebo Taylor's self-titled album was released. Now Mr Bongo reissues the album. Jump into the world of Mr Bongo, it's worth a dive or two. All will be essential ones.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

beams of colours

I've been exposed to some quite stunning amount of colours today. So let's still have a bit of it for the end of this day. Plus a trumpet, a dancer and New York. All nicely served.






Matthew Dear was collaborating with M ss ng p eces for the Beams album trailer. For more works of  Michael Cina who painted Dear's portrait for the cover of Beams click here. Please meet also Ari Kuschnir from M ss ng p eces and a trumpet player Greg Paulus.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

must have my walking stick

I couldn't have imagined a better welcoming of this futuristic number of 2013: quite extemporaneous and with the most wonderful friends and the best possible tune in the background. Very classy. Very good. Good vibes to all of you for this year!



without my walking stick, I'd go insane
can't look my best, I'd feel undressed without my cane