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


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


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.

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


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!


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


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

The video was directed by Emma Willis.

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