|➲ Mono.Mental “Coloured Sands EP” // Dub Temple Records // Released 27 January 2014.|
“The Coloured Sands EP is the DTR debut from Mono.Mental (Munich). The title track ‘Coloured Sands’ takes centre stage bringing the listener deep into Mono.Mental’s signature sound of luscious down-tempo electronica and soulful beats. ‘Kiama’ and ‘Kodo Love Song’ continue the journey which finishes with re-interpretations from with Elroy 4.0 (Byron Bay), Sauce (Brisbane), HeapRize (Brisbane) and Walrii (Brisbane).”
|➲ The Beep “Reykjavík” //Label: Sichtexot // Released 24 January 2014.|
“Even some German Beatheads might have not heard the name of The Beep so far. But his portfolio actually speaks for itself: Without ever bragging about it, he already worked with German MCs like Casper, Audio88 or Yassin and took part in Colognes infamous Beat BBQ as well as the SAE Beat Fight.
After releasing his second Beat Tape „Secondhands Vol. 2“ on Sichtexot label in 2013, he now continues in the same constellation to put out his first album “Reykjavik” in January. Therefor the equipment nerd took his former mostly sample based sound one step forward. He worked with acoustic instruments like sansula, glockenspiel or guitar and combined them with vintage synthesizers and the impulsive patterns of his drum computer. The new sound he created doing so can be defined somehow in the tradition of producers like Bonobo or Clams Casino. Atmospheric, hypnotic and nostalgic without losing itself in pathos or HipHop clichés.
“Reykjavik” is a soundtrack for the cold, inspired of idyllic Iceland and solitary nights at the home studio.”
A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.
Directed by Kirsten Lepore • Sound by Kirsten Lepore & Paul Fraser.
A man is being robbed and stabbed by a junkie and in that last second before he dies, a youth friendship flashes before his eyes. He and his bosomfriend grew apart, when the latter was being drawn more and more into a misty world of drugs and criminality under influence of a lowlife dealer who lives with his father on the junkyard in their neighbourhood.
Technique: Oilpaint on canvas, 2D animation, 3D animation.
Written & Directed by Hisko Hulsing // Oilpaintings: Hisko Hulsing.
Produced by Chris Mouw, Michiel Snijders, Arnoud Rijken, Willem Thijssen, Hisko Hulsing.
2D Animation: Hisko Hulsing, Stefan Vermeulen • 3D Animation: Polder Animation.
// Illustrations © DXTR //
|➲ Heathered Pearls “Extended Current” // Ghostly International // Released 30 January 2014.|
All of the Heathered Pearls remixes on 1 EP.
Heathered Pearls is the alias of Polish-born Jakub Alexander, music curator of the IS050 Blog, and founder of Moodgadget Records.
// via Dreamt about Dreaming //
Das Hunter-Projekt des französischen Motion Designer und Art Director Tom Chegaray vereint Charakterdesign und Landschaftsgestaltung von einem Pinienwald aus der Licht- und Luftperspek- tive. Mehr von diesem Projekt und weitere Arbeiten des Künstlers findest Du auf seiner Webseite.
// Illustrations © Tom Chegaray //
// Animated Illustration “Speak Up” © Zara Picken //