Emerging Genius: Melbourne's Gold Class

Emerging Genius: Melbourne’s Gold Class

 Melbourne band Gold Class were formed about a year ago and went from relative obscurity to being named as NME's New Band of the week in April this year and embarking on an exciting global tour. Although Melbourne's indie scene embraced them a lot earlier for their incendiary live shows and the dystopian and yet…

A pictorial history of electronic music mapped to the circuitboard of a theremin

<3 The Internet: Get music, book, art and film recommendations

Marek Gibney is the creator of the Music Map, the Film Map, the Tech Gadget Map, the Art Map and the Book Map. These ingenious web based apps allow you to get recommendations on books, music, films and art by typing in your favourite artists. It's sort of like a cooler and less annoying version…

The Pont Neuf in 1763, by Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Raguenet

Mylène Pardoen: The Soundscape of 17th Century France

Instead of restoring pottery shards and paintings(as the mudlarks of the Thames do), historians and archaeologists are increasingly turning towards technology and its immersive VR possibilities when explaining and educating people about the past. A new mode for immersive learning about the past is through sound. French musicologist Mylène Pardoen has set about bringing to…

Flying Nun Records: The Chills

Haling from Dunedin, The Chills are a 80's and 90's band with aural stories that recall childlike wonder and a free-wheeling and expansive youth in the South Island of New Zealand. There's a happy-go-lucky psychadelic pop and folk sound that (possibly) found its way into the sound of Split Enz and Crowded House later on. The…

Emerging genius no.12: Kayla Briët - Smoke that travels

Emerging genius: Kayla Briët – Smoke that travels

Kayla Briët is a 19 year old award-winning filmmaker, composer, and artist. Recently, she was named a 2015 Future of Storytelling Fellow, 2016 National Young Arts Winner in Cinematic Arts, a 2016 MIT Chamber Scholar, an Oculus Launchpad Artist, a 2016 Adobe Creative Scholar, and a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Ignite Fellow. With a goal of combining her loves…

Emerging Genius no.11: Görkem Şen - Yaybahar

Emerging Genius: Görkem Şen – Yaybahar

https://vimeo.com/110633932 The Yaybahar is an electric-free, totally acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in an unique listening experience with an…

A floaty late summer serenade in Munich 2008

Every Picture Tells a Story: A floaty late summer serenade in Munich 2008

Walking through a majestic and manicured gardens in Munich I heard a delicate and heartfelt serenade on the violin from a faraway stone rotunda. I walked there and took a seat among two people who appeared in a stupor of enjoyment. They were both sitting in the late afternoon sun, lulled into a dream by the…

Emerging genius no.10: Tengger Cavalry - Warhorse

Emerging genius: Tengger Cavalry – Warhorse

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.10 on the jukebox, a dark metal gem from Mongolian metal band Tengger Cavalry.  Warhorse by Tengger Cavalry is an exciting aural assault that embodies the nomadic warrior spirit of the Mongolian…

Emerging genius no.9: Lav & Purl - Absorbed in Serenity

Emerging genius: Lav & Purl – Absorbed in Serenity

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.8 on the jukebox, a gorgeous new age ambient track called Absorbed in Serenity from the album A State of Becoming, by producers Lav (Christopher Landin) and Purl (Ludvig Cimbrelius).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZbittxnjo8 These…

Fuck Parade in Berlin 2009

Fuck Parade in Berlin, 2009

Fuckparade is a part protest and part techno street party in Berlin which happens every summer. Since 1997 local Berliners have demonstrated against the forces of commercialisation of public life and culture which can stifle and crush creativity. These photos are from when I went to Fuckparade in 2009. I was at the U-bahn station…

Emerging genius: Wolf People - Ninth Night (2016)

Emerging genius: Wolf People – Ninth Night (2016)

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.8 on the jukebox, from the English prog/pagan rock band Wolf People it's the single Ninth Night from the new album Ruin.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eafkYEXJKg4 Pagan witchy rock from the woodlands, riverbanks and…

Emerging genius no. 7: Hidden Spheres - Beachy

Emerging genius: Hidden Spheres – Beachy

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.7 on the jukebox, from the Lobster Theremin label it's producer Hidden Sphere's single Beachy.  Imagine silky sunsets and waving palms, rollerblades and a real 90's acid house/ chicago house bar vibes.…

Emerging genius no. 6: DJ Seinfeld - U

Emerging genius: DJ Seinfeld – U

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.6 on the jukebox, DJ Seinfeld's detroit house/acid house has a fierce AF bass that tore the roof off my house and entered my soul.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6eu1Wb8CVE A beautiful and banging floor filler…

Emerging genius no.4: Waveshaper - A Picture in Motion

Emerging genius no.4: Waveshaper – A Picture in Motion

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.2 on the jukebox is Swedish synthwave producer Waveshaper's latest single A Picture in Motion (2017).  https://soundcloud.com/waveshaper-2/a-picture-in-motion-furi-original-soundtrack Waveshaper is a Swedish Synthwave musician who is inspired by classic synth artists like Jean Michel Jarre,…

Emerging Genius no.3: Toshiki Kadomatsu - Sea is a Lady (1987)

Emerging Genius no. 3: Toshiki Kadomatsu – Sea is a Lady (1987)

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no. 3 on the Cosmic Jukebox, Japanese musician Toshiki Kadomatsu and the sun-soaked funk album from 1987, Sea is a Lady  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDFLEQq1jCw Toshiki Kadomatsu is a Japanese Funk legend who came to the…

Emerging Genius No.2: Sonic Jesus - I'm in Grace

Emerging Genius No.2: Sonic Jesus – I’m in Grace

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.2 on the Cosmic Jukebox the band Sonic Jesus and the single I'm in Grace from the 2017 album Grace.  https://soundcloud.com/fuzz-club/sonic-jesus-im-in-grace Sonic Jesus are an Italian Post Punk/ Cold Wave band formed in 2012.…

Emerging Genius No. 1: Tibetan Night Terrors - Foreplay (2017)

Emerging Genius No. 1: Tibetan Night Terrors – Foreplay (2017)

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, here is no.1 on the Cosmic Jukebox the band Tibetan Night Terrors and the single Foreplay.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72c_zgaJUts Tibetan Night Terrors  are an unsigned Calypso Disco band from Norwich in the UK. They fuse 70's disco…

Every Picture Tells A Story: Louise Armstrong plays to his wife under the shadow of the Great Sphinx

Every Picture Tells A Story: Louise Armstrong plays to his wife under the shadow of the Great Sphinx

At the height of the Cold War era, the United States send ambassadors for the American way of life by sending its best ambassadors abroad in the form of creative emissaries — jazz musicians. After all, music has a way of bringing people together and forgetting their differences. As part of this cultural diplomacy, the great…

Every Picture Tells A Story: When Depeche Mode met Derrick May in Detroit in 1989

Every Picture Tells A Story: When Depeche Mode met Derrick May in Detroit in 1989

In 1989, Depeche Mode came to Detroit to hang out with Derrick May and Juan Atkins. The two early techno pioneers had been mixing the band’s songs into their sets at clubs in Detroit like the Music Institute. So Depeche Mode's David Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher ventured from Essex in the UK to…